Investing in a Vacation Home for Pleasure and Profit / Edition 1

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Overview

As baby boomers retire, home offices increase, and an unsteady stock market prompts investors to consider their options, vacation home investing is gaining a growing following. Written by longtime real estate authority Jack Boykin, Investing in a Vacation Home for Pleasure and Profit offers timely, practical advice. Extremely accessible and well organized, the book walks readers through the entire process of acquiring a vacation property, from systematically evaluating home preferences and selecting a real estate agent to finding the ideal location and amenities and working out financing. It offers tips for finding leads on bargain purchases, as well as compares the pros/cons of new versus existing homes. Drawing from his years of experience, Dr. Boykin equips readers with the best negotiation techniques, offers ideas for raising equity capital, explains the proper use of deferred tax exchange technique, and covers mortgages, tax issues, rental concerns, resale, and much more. For anyone considering investing in a vacation home, this comprehensive resource is an invaluable guide!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324314113
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/10/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

James H. Boykin, Ph.D., MAI established the Real Estate and Land Development Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, now one of America's most comprehensive real estate programs, and currently is Real Estate Professor Emeritus. He has been appointed to a number of posts, including Chairman of the Real Estate Center Directors and Chairholders Association, Regional Vice President and member of the Governing Council of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, Board of Governors of the American Institute of Corporate Asset Management. He was a founding member of the Virginia Appraiser Board and Virginia Commonwealth University Real Estate Foundation Board of Directors. Additionally, he was appointed to the RF&P Corporation Board of Directors (whose real estate assets sold during his board membership for $570 million) and the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the Virginia Retirement System. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ledges Condominium Association at Wintergreen Resort.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. Fundamentals of Sound Real Estate Investing 2. Impact of Boomers and Economy of Vacation Homes 3. What Do You Want in a Vacation Home? 4. Determining What You Need 5. Refining Your Search 6. What Type of Home Should You Buy? 7. Buy Furnished or Unfurnished? 8. Ownership Strategies 9. Selecting a Real Estate Agent 10. Negotiating the Purchase and Resale 11. Raising Capital for the Purchase 12. Financing the Purchase 13. Protecting Your Investment 14. Leasing Your Property 15. Federal Income Tax Influences on Owning Vacation Property 16. Maximizing Resale Profit Appendices Glossary

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