Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Purchasing a second home

Guest written by our friend Katie Callahan

My husband and I have been thinking about buying a second home. We have always wanted a get-a-way home. We want to be able to go somewhere and relax and not have to think about reality. We have been trying to decide between a mountain home and a beach home. After much debate, the mountain won. We both decided it was the more relaxing option. Once the decision was made, we started looking for places. We wanted to do all our research before making a commitment. We even calculated the approximate cost of Green Mountain current electric rates. We added that to other utilities to figure out the most we could spend on a house. Even though it is a second home, we still want it to be very nice. I am sure our friends think we are crazy or losing our minds. Our plan is to one day retire there. Of course that will be many years from now, but everyone needs to plan ahead. Maybe one day our friends will understand and wish they had planned too.

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