Second Homes

Looking for a second home? Vacation Home? Winter Home? A home that is not your primary home? Look no further! For all your second home needs, you’ve come to the right place.

Welcome to Your Second Home!

Around the country today most people are hunkering down for winter.  In Phoenix, Arizona we are enjoying a fantastic autumn.  It was 70 degrees today at my house in Anthem, AZ and we were in jeans and long sleeves.  We tend to get chilly when it drops below 80.  There is truly no better place to purchase a vacation home if you are from the cold weather climates.  But how do you do it?  How do you go about buying a second home?  Do you have to pay cash?  Is there financing for a second home?  Is there someone who can help me buy a second home long distance? Let me answer those questions…  No, Yes and Yes.

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Snowbird Season is Just Around the Corner!

Everybody has their favorite time of year.  For some it’s summer.  For some winter.  For others it’s a certain holiday (my wife’s favorite is Halloween for some reason).  For me it’s Snowbird Season!  Now I know what you’re thinking, it’s 110 degrees outside, what are you doing thinking about Snowbird Season?  The kids are back in school.  Football season is starting (thank god).  The pennant races are heating up in baseball (go D’backs!).   I don’t know what it is but at this time of year, for the past 13 years of my career, I start preparing for our winter visitors.  All those people itching to get out of the cold and enjoy our wonderful Phoenix winters are on their way, and they need a place to stay.

Now, perhaps more than ever, is the best time to buy that second home in sunny Arizona!  Prices are at 20th century levels and mortgage rates are at historic lows.  According to Zillow, the median home price in the Phoenix area was $98,900 in June of this year.  With a 10% down payment you can have a mortgage payment on your vacation home of less than $600! Continue reading

Tax Advantages of Owning a Second Home

So, you’re in the market for a second home, congratulations!  That vacation home on the golf course will not only give you years of enjoyment, but you can also take advantage of a number of tax breaks!  Disclaimer!  As I have said many times before, I am not a tax adviser!  And, I don’t play one on TV.  After years of listening to my accountant give myself, and my clients advice, I figured I would put together an overview of the tax benefits of owning a second home.  For a more detailed conversation Contact US.

Mortgage interest: If you use the place as a true second home, rather than renting it out as a business property, interest on the mortgage is deductible just as interest on the mortgage on your first home is.  You can write off 100% of the interest you pay on up to $1.1 million of debt secured by your first and second homes and used to acquire or improve the properties. Continue reading

Buying Winter homes in Arizona for Canadian's

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