The perfect home away from home: Your ultimate checklist in buying your vacation home

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Being in quarantine for two years makes us think twice about the way we live. Before, the city was our luxury because of the dynamic and appealing lifestyle it offers. But at this moment, nature becomes an important factor in our lives, and the countryside is our way to do it. No wonder the demand for vacation homes (or second homes) increased significantly during this pandemic. People are now prioritizing time,health, and relationships more than anything else.

If you are planning on owning your vacation home, here’s a checklist that can make your home search easier.

Know your why

First, ask yourself why you want to buy a vacation home. Are you looking for a permanent getaway destination every weekend? Are you planning for retirement? Getting clear on why you are purchasing a second home will help you land the property that you desire. Remember that having a clear goal in mind will help you make the right decision.

After knowing your why, also consider these factors to know your priorities:

House and Lot vs Lot Only

Do you prefer to move in immediately or build your vacation home from scratch? Here are some advantages and disadvantages of buying a house and lot or lot only property you can use to decide.

If you want freedom over the style and design of your vacation home, opt for lot only. This way, you can customize the house according to your needs and liking. However, building your home from scratch may take longer to finish. 

On the other hand, if you want to enjoy your second home right away, go for a house and lot property. It’s more convenient since the house is already built and no construction is involved. You can start moving in and furnish your home according to your preferences. However, there might be some problems with the house upon turnover. That’s why it’s best to choose your developer wisely.

Location, location, location

Following the golden rule in real estate investing, location, location, location is important. There are a few things you can look into to make sure that you are saying yes to the right place for your vacation home.

Building your vacation home at The Terraces

Rendering of The Terraces inside The Hamptons Caliraya

The Terraces is the newest project inside The Hamptons Caliraya.

Here, you can experience relaxation and adventure in the heart of nature. Visit the scenic Lake Caliraya that’s just a few walks away from home. Play a game of golf in the two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Graham Marsh. Pamper yourself with the lifestyle amenities inside The Club. Bond with your family in the garden area for picnics and outdoor activities.

If you are looking for the right vacation home for you, then The Terraces might be a good match for you.

For more details about The Terraces, click here.