Prepare for Power Outages Whether Home or Away

Severe weather events are less problematic with a whole home standby generator PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES WHETHER HOME OR AWAY Why a Whole Home Standby Generator System Makes Sense for Snowbirds Snowbirds know a problem with your home while away is very stressful. Not only…

Be the Snowbird Who is Welcome Back

BE THE SNOWBIRD WHO IS WELCOME BACKĀ  How to Be Irresistible to Your Hosts Snowbirds who rent their winter residences are plentiful and there is typically not a shortage of guests who want to stay in a great property, which means it is important to…

Location, Location, Location – Peak vs. Off Peak

Map of The Emerald Coast, Southern Alabama and Northwest Florida LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIONĀ  Peak vs. Off Peak Affects the Cost of Housing As snowbirds return home to begin the off-season, much reflection goes into what can be done differently for the next season. Life changes…

30 Tips for Successful Hotel Stays with your Dog

A stunning sunset view from the Quality Inn on the Bay in Gulf Breeze, Florida featuring a convenient on-site restaurant with patio for our dog 30 Tips for Successful Hotel Stays with your Dog Pet friendly hotels are becoming increasingly popular and the internet and…

Work From Wherever Snowbirds

Work From Wherever (WFW) Snowbirds How to Choose the Best Rental for Working Remotely In May of 2019, I published a blog post entitled “How to Be a Working Snowbird,” and in 2021 it remains quite relevant. In fact, How to Be a Working Snowbird…

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…