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Buying Second Homes / Vacation Homes

If you're considering buying a vacation home or living between two homes, here is how to find, finance and manage two homes.

At the time of writing, Elizabeth Weintraub, DRE # 00697006, is a Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.

Land Buying Advice
Best land buying tips. Expert and essential tips to consider before buying that piece of land.

Mendocino Photo Gallery of Homes
Photo gallery of Mendocino homes, a delightful mix of architectural elements found in Mendocino homes along the coast of northern California.

Best Places to Live
In addition to a second home, it's becoming popular to own more than two homes. How do you decide where you should buy? This link will help you to choose.

Understanding Time-Shares
Variables in time-sharing that will help you decide which type of purchase to pursue and whether time-sharing is right for you.

Free Timeshare Vacations
Is there a catch to those free timeshare vacations? Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and to avoid getting hoodwinked. Oh, and bring your checkbook, too, just in case you can't resist the high powered sales pitch.

About Septic Systems
Vacation homes located off the beaten path such as mountain properties or rural homes often rely on septic systems. Here is what you need to know about private waste removal systems and how they operate.

Deed Plotter for Windows - Software Review
Here's a software program that allows you to enter the legal description of a piece of property. The software analyzes the information, and draws the tract. Handy? You bet it is.

How to Close Up Your Vacation Home
Here's a checklist filled with safety and common sense tips to help you close up your second home and shut it down for the season.

Homebuilding videos
Great "how-to" videos from HGTV. From foundations and framing to insulation and finishing exteriors / interiors, these are easy to follow and understand.

Tips for Buying a Vacation Home on the Beach
Great tips that you've probably never considered about buying a vacation home on the beach. How to safely buy a second home on the ocean. Drawbacks to buying a vacation home near water.

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