Second Home vs. Vacation Home: What are you looking for?

How To Determine If You Want A Second Home or Vacation Home

Before you tell your realtor you are looking for a second home or vacation home, let me put this thought in your head: Do you plan to vacation there occasionally and rent it out the rest of the time? It could be a vacation for a day, a week, a month, etc. But this makes all the difference in what you should be looking for in your next property. 


You Don't Rent Out Your Second Home

 YOU DON'T RENT OUT YOUR SECOND HOME


My definition is a "Second Home" is one which you will not rent out. If this is your objective then we would look at your needs in a community and combine it with our view of the best appreciating property in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach Florida order to help you purchase your next home.  There will be a wide variety of properties you can look at and we will want to fit the property to your different desires for home maintenance, lifestyle, hobbies and locational preference.


Your Vacation Home Is A Short Term Rental

YOUR VACATION HOME IS A SHORT TERM RENTAL

 

Vacation Condo

VACATION CONDO

In my definition, a "Vacation Property" is a short term furnished rental. If you want to look for a "Vacation Property" then there are only a select group of condos available that do allow short term rentals in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach and have the amenities that would attract a short term tenant.

Vacation Homes

VACATION HOMES

On the other hand, if you do look for a "Vacation Property" that is a single family home in the Northeast Florida area then you will be looking for something on the ocean or just off of the ocean in order to attract someone on vacation.  This puts you in a high dollar range of property values.  A prime example would be the smaller single family homes in Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach or some Oceanfront Homes in Northeast Florida.

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