11 Things I learned After Owning a Vacation Property

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We purchased a vacation condo in a local resort area in 2006 (yep, right before the crash). After offering to let a nephew and his family use the condo once, I was frequently afterwards hit up (or hinted at) to allow use, free of charge, multiple times. My sister-in-law and her husband had one that they used and rented out and indicated that it was doing well. That gave me the idea to start looking around for one too.

Are You Planning For Aging in Place?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When we remodeled the master bath in 2006, we added grab bars in the shower, by the toilet and the whirlpool bath. We currently have multiple family members (2 sister-in-laws, 4 nieces/nephews and a son) within 30 miles of our home. Where will you live when you grow old? Perhaps you are too young to think about that, but if you are reading this, I bet your parents are not! I’m not. At 66, my spouse and I have pretty much decided to try to stay where we are as we age.

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