With the cold, wet and windy days now long behind us, the Great British weather is finally starting to improve; it’s time to dig out those BBQs, dust off those outdoor dining sets and prune those gardens in preparation for some summer hosting.
But as you’re getting your home ready for the new season, you’ve started to cast your mind to the prospect of spending the next few months elsewhere – wouldn’t it be great if you had somewhere to go every summer that was affordable, secure and convenient?
Well, that’s exactly why 3.5 million Britons now own a second home, also known as a holiday home or park home.
So, if buying a holiday home has been a consideration of yours for a little while now but you’re not quite sure how to go about buying the right one, then here is our guide to help you:
Choose Your Location Carefully
Choosing where in the UK to buy your holiday home can be a difficult decision – after all, you want to be far enough away from home for it to count as a holiday, but you also want to make sure you’re close enough so you can travel back at short notice should you need to.
When looking around for your perfect holiday home, we advise that you look at holiday parks no longer than 2 hours away from your home. After all, your holiday home is there for you to make the most of, so by making sure you stick to a travelling time of around 2 hours, taking a break to your holiday home will be quick, easy and convenient to do so as a result.
Try Before You Buy
So, you’ve found the perfect location travelling-time wise, but now you need to find out if the park you’re about to choose is right for you and your family. So before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you take advantage of the ‘Try Before You Buy’ Scheme that we offer on all of our holiday parks.
As well as taking time to look around your potential holiday home itself, take time to explore the park’s surroundings, amenities and transport links with your family. After all, as your new holiday home is likely to be your new home from home, it’s important to make sure that everyone is happy with every aspect of it.
Figure Out Your Finances
So, one of the main reasons you’re feeling a little reluctant to make your dream of owning a holiday home a reality is the finance aspect of it all; just where do you start with financing a holiday home?
Take time to research the options available to you as well as the legal requirements necessary for purchasing a holiday home. There are a number of options available to first time holiday homebuyers, so it’s important to find out which one is right for you.
But, if there’s anything you’re unsure of, we’d be more than happy to help you search through holiday homes for sale find and finance your perfect holiday home – so you can enjoy Summer 2013 to the absolute full this year.