Vacation Rentals: Good Investments

The email came in this last winter from a young couple who had bought a charming vintage four room, one bedroom condo in a friendly, walk-to-everything location. They loved the place, but needed a home office and an area for her burgeoning scrap book hobby. Could I come over and talk about looking for a larger home and selling their current one? I had sold them their home (I am a real estate broker and author of 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home) just over two years ago and set up a date to talk over the possible move to a larger home, but I wasn’t convinced that they really needed a move, I thought to myself that they needed a fresh perspective on the space they already had.

Check a map before you book your accommodations. Find a hotel that is a couple of blocks off the beach. These hotels are nice, but they cost a fraction of the beach ones. It doesn’t take long to walk to the beach from one of these hotels. For even more savings, book a room that faces the city instead of the beach. If you are like most visitors, you will be spending a lot of time on the beach or in the shops. Take some time to watch the Waikiki sunset from the beach and then walk back to your hotel. It will be dark and you can’t see the beach anyway!

St. Augustine is a town rich with over four centuries of influences including Greek, Spanish, Minorcan, Native American and African American. St. Augustine, Florida is a town bathed in the glow of the warm Florida sun and steeped in history and influences that blend together into a charming whole.

As seen on the season two premiere, Mimi Faust moved in with Stevie J, forcing Joseline to move back into her affinity floor plan. Mimi claimed the move was in the best interest of her child. Meanwhile, K. Michelle informed Erica of the fact that she signed a record deal while Momma Dee told Shay “Buckeey” Johnson that she doesn’t approve of Lil Scrappy’s decision to marry Erica.

Delegate. When you live in a (relatively) small, open space, you do not want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking. Ask your guests to bring a dish to share. Or, if you have money to spend, hire a caterer.

30 minutes is just over 3% of the 16 waking hours of your day. It’s a small part of your day, but the return on your investment is big. Go for a brisk walk or run to explore the local streets (if safe), or do an equipment-free workout at the beach or in your hotel room. Simple body weight exercises include push-ups, squats, planks, lunges, and hip bridges. If you’re up for a more intense workout, include plyometric exercises such as squat jumps and Burpees. At the end of this article I have included an equipment free workout that I did one morning in Kauai.

Complete Mortgage Pre-Approval – Stop! Don’t pass go until you complete this step. The process takes 20 to 30 minutes over the phone, on line, or in person. This step determines whether or not you can buy a house and how much home you can afford. This step sets up the entire process all the way through closing.

Everybody loves a good time at the beach, but there is a time and place for everything. Drink plenty of water when you are out in the sun. Save partying for evening. Besides, all beach parties really begin at sunset.

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