How to Find Your Second Home

HOW TO FIND YOUR SOUTHERN SECOND HOME Where to Start, What to Know My husband and I recently purchased our first vacation rental property in Northwest Florida. This did not happen overnight, it was years in the making. Much thought and consideration went into research…

Vacation Rental Property Steps to Ownership

We considered every possible option, but ultimately the stunning view of the gulf was the best choice for us VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY 21 Basic Steps to Purchasing an Investment Property My husband and I set a long-time goal to buy a vacation rental property years…

Snowbird Destination Trends

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a re-evaluation of metro vs. smaller populations for snowbirds and Zoombirds [Natchez Street, Seaside Florida] Snowbird Destination Trends Considerations for Snowbirds and Zoombirds What are the latest snowbird destination trends? I was recently interviewed for an article, “Boca Raton, Florida,…

Pros, Cons of Owning Two Homes

One consideration of buying a second home is whether to retain or down size one’s Northern home [Covington Lake, Northeast Indiana] Pros and Cons of Owning Two Homes 15 Point Checklist Before Buying a Second Property Many snowbirds think about owning a vacation home or…

Cost of Snowbird Rentals: Beach, Desert, City/Metro

Leeward Key in the Destin area features stunning views of sugary white sandy beach of the Emerald Coast Cost of Snowbird Rentals: Beach, Desert, City/Metro Comparison of rental rates for houses, casitas and condos in three different areas Many snowbirds rent housing in a warm…

21 Considerations of RV Snowbirds

Before becoming an RV snowbird, there’s many considerations including expenses and type of recreational vehicle [Miramar Beach, Florida] RV Snowbirds 21 Considerations Before You Buy a Recreational Vehicle Travel in recreational vehicles, known as “RV’s,” has always been a big thing, but with the 2020…

Where Do I Belong?

Snowbirds deal with a range of coping challenges no matter where they are. [ Seaside, Florida, South Walton County] Where Do I Belong? Recently I was asked by a reader about coping with the challenges of living in and between two homes and communities. Specifically,…

Ten Layers of Snowbird Security

Cameras are priceless for peace of mind all year round. Allow plenty of time to research, install, test and tweak before departing TEN LAYERS OF SNOWBIRD SECURITY Security is essential for snowbirds who travel hundreds of miles away from their primary home for an extensive…

What to Look for in a Snowbird Rental

Location, outdoor space and a gorgeous view are all tops on the list of the most sought-after rentals in snowbird communities What to Look for in A Snowbird Rental Figuring out your warm weather rental home is the single-largest factor to being happy when away…

Snowbird Holiday Decor

  Snowbird Holiday Decor High Impact, Space Saving Decorations for Your Snowbird Home Snowbirds are notorious for lacking storage space in their warm climate homes, not only for everyday items, but especially for limited use Christmas and holiday decorations. Savvy snowbirds who are away for…