Pros and cons of buying a holiday house
A weekender by the sea or in the bush is a tantalising idea – but does the reality live up to the dream? Here are seven things to consider before signing the contract.
Real-estate agents in getaway hotspots say this is their busiest time of year. As the summer holidays draw to a close, people’s thoughts frequently turn to buying their own piece of paradise. Sounds idyllic, right? But does the reality of owning your own holiday home live up to the dream? Sometimes it’s an emotion-driven purchase that can lead to some serious buyer’s regret a year or two down the track.
So, before you put a (key)ring on it, it’s worth asking yourself the tough questions.