After readers shared tips for making lowball offers I feel confident that if we do make an offer, we won’t overpay. We sent my brother-in-law on a fact finding mission earlier this week to look up all the comps (they’re only available in person at the local clerk’s office) and I contacted some of the current owners of other cottages at the resort to get their feedback.
I’ve run dozens of spreadsheets with the comps and all sorts of variables, so I feel confident that we won’t get sucked in and make any bad decisions. Besides, I know I’d have to answer to readers if we overpay!
Once thing I’ve been trying to determine is if we really want a vacation home. I always make my kids wait a few days before buying a toy to see if their interest wears off. I think I can now confidently say that I’ve thought about it for a long time, and we’re still interested. After all, it’s been a year since I first started discussing if we should buy a vacation home, and it’s still on the top of my want list. In fact, it’s what I picture when I think about creating my perfect day.
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