With the busy Gleniffer Lake real estate summer season winding down, we are already turning a little bit of our attention to 2014, since we’ll undoubtedly have lots of people making inquiries through the cooler months, trying to line up the perfect vacation home for next year.
With that in mind, we’d like to take a moment to remind you that the first step towards getting your own Gleniffer Lake vacation property doesn’t involve a tour, or even arranging things like financing – it’s putting some careful thought into your own needs and preferences.
To help you get started, here are some factors you should think about as you consider purchasing a weekend or vacation property:
Locations and travel details. Most people, even if they dream of having vacation property at an exotic resort, find that they don’t want to travel very far to reach a weekend property. Gleniffer Lake is less than 90 minutes from both Calgary and Edmonton, making it the perfect distance for many families.
The size of your vacation home and number of rooms you need. Although it’s nice to have a home that’s slightly too big rather than too small, so you can accommodate guests, the best strategy is usually to think about what kind of space you’ll need in an average week and begin your search there.
The activities and lifestyle you want to enjoy. Most residents come to our neighborhood because they want to be near boating, golf, and other activities. Think carefully about the lifestyle you want to enjoy, and then look for a property that meets those needs.
What sort of budget range you want to stay within. Obviously, your vacation home isn’t going to be very relaxing if you’re worried about mortgages and bills. So, think about what kind of budget range you will be comfortable with, and then see what kinds of properties fit the bill.
Long-term plans and resale value for your vacation home. Eventually, you may want to sell your vacation property, or pass it to another member of your family. Having that kind of goal in mind could affect your search strategy, or what types of homes you should consider.
While you certainly could look at Gleniffer Lake real estate simply hoping to find something you like and then buy it, you’re more likely to get exactly what you want and need by thinking about your requirements well in advance.
This article was written by Diane Bender. Visit Diane on Google+