Winter in Warmth
As the old saying goes, owning a home is one of the best investments you can make. This is especially true in Upstate New York where our home prices remain fairly reasonable and, even in tough times, generally appreciate in value.
But, our winters? They can certainly be challenging for some of us! This means that lots of our neighbors make the decision to winter in a warmer climate by temporarily relocating to Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and points between.
After a few years of paying top dollar to rent a winter home though, they realize that renting a place to stay for a few months can get pretty pricey. This is where the Sharon Q Team comes in to save the day - or at least their warm winter!
One of the skills we've perfected over the years is helping our neighbors to own a second home - even if it's in a different state. We've helped them discover that owning a vacation home can often be less expensive than renting AND there are added benefits of tax deductions and property appreciation.
And, quite often, some of our clients who decide to start Wintering in Warmth actually make their move permanent by selling their place "up north" - and we help with that too!
If you're considering Wintering in Warmth, there are a few simple steps you can take to prepare to make the move easier:
Decide Where You Want to Live
Sure, a lot of people from our area decide that Florida, Arizona or South Carolina are the perfect places to winter - but there's so many other places to choose from. If you can't try them all in person, a little research can go a long way to narrow your options. If affordability is a concern, take a look at this list for some cost effective locations. If you need more ideas, or want some "unexpected" locations, this article is a great resource.
Call the Sharon Q Team
As Sharon explains in this video, timing is everything when it comes to buying your new winter home.
And, if you plan on using your equity to purchase your perfect vacation home, Sharon can provide you a Market Analysis of your current home to give you a ball-park idea of how much you can spend on your Winter in Warmth home.
We work with some of the best lenders in Rochester who are all experts at helping our clients get their vacation homes financed - even in other states!
The Sharon Q Team will put all of our resources into play to find you the right home at the right price in the right place at the right time!