Wanting More From Your Current Chico Home

Aaron Jay November 10, 2013

Is your Chico home not giving you the lifestyle you need? Wanting more from your current Chico home? Thinking about purchasing a second home? Now could be a great time to do so, but there are several things to keep in mind before taking the leap and purchasing a second home.

Does buying a second home make sense financially? Keep in mind not only the mortgage payments, but also upkeep and potentially paying a property manager if you plan to rent out your home. Think about the location and type of second home you want to buy. A town home or condominium may require less upkeep, but you do pay extra fees with those types of properties.

Be sure to research the tax implications of owning a second home, both in terms of property taxes and income taxes. Consider how you will be paying for your home. The more money you put down, the better. Perhaps a family member can help with some of the down payment to save on interest. Another popular trend is to go in on a second home with another couple. This could be a good idea if you are only interested in using your home for a getaway for only part of the year. Purchasing any type of property is a big decision, so be sure to thoughtfully consider your options before purchasing a second home.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

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