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Second Homes for Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06819-9
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384 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Seeing a Second Home in Your Future.

Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Buying and Owning a Second Home.

Chapter 2: Figuring Out Whether You Can Afford a Second Home.

Chapter 3: Considering Your Second-Home Options.

Chapter 4: A Second Home Is All about Location.

Part II: Searching for Your New Home and Sealing the Deal.

Chapter 5: In Search of the Perfect Second Home: What You Can Do.

Chapter 6: Relying on the Experts When Buying Your Second Home.

Chapter 7: Inspecting Your Second Home before You Sign on the Dotted Line.

Chapter 8: Financing Your Second Home and Closing the Deal.

Chapter 9: Thinking Like a Global Home Buyer.

Part III: Making Your Second Home a Smart Investment.

Chapter 10: Setting Up Your New Digs.

Chapter 11; Renting Out Your Second Home to Pay for Itself .

Chapter 12; Investing in Your Investment: Renovations That Pay Off.

Chapter 13: Handling the Maintenance and Upkeep on Your Second Home.

Chapter 14: What Uncle Sam Wants to Know: Important Tax Implications.

Part IV: Home, Sweet Home: Retiring to Your Second Home.

Chapter 15: From Landlord to Resident: Living Permanently in Your Second Home.

Chapter 16: Selling Your Primary Residence and Settling into Your Second Home.

Chapter 17: Protecting Your Home for the Future.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Popular Second-Home Locations.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Your Second Home First-Rate.

Chapter 20: Ten Rules Your Friends and Family Must Follow When Using Your Home.

Glossary.

Index.

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