Buying Second Home
Are you considering buying a second home as an investment property, or to use as a vacation home? If you have plenty of equity in your first home, and your finances are in order, buying a second home can be a wise move – but it may be a little trickier than it was buying your first home!
Lending Requirements for a Second Home
Surprisingly, lenders will be more cautious about approving a mortgage for a second home than they were for your first home – even if you’ve been making your payments on time for years.
You may also be surprised to learn that if your second home is an investment property – for rental income, or to flip and resell – it may be harder to get a loan. Lenders are more open to financing a vacation property than an investment property.
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Buying a Second Home as a Vacation Home
Stats on Vacation Homes
Buying a Second Home as Investment Property
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Best Cities for Second Home Investment Property
Here are the top cities for investing in a second home, along with the average home price. These are, by no means, the only places in America where you can purchase a second home as an investment property, and do very well. There are great pockets of opportunity in most states, but these are the ones with high populations and lower average home prices. Price and population are good indicators of a good market, but you also should look at the local economies, cost of living, and rental trends (who is renting and why).
Does Your Second Home Need Home Improvements?
If that second home you found needs a new roof, remodeling, or repairs, and you don’t know a trusted, reliable home improvement company in your area, we can help! We have a network of thousands of home improvement companies, and can immediately put you in touch with one in your area. here’s no cost or obligation to call.
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