- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Kaplan Business; 1 edition (July 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419506919
- ISBN-13: 978-1419506918
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,329,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...the book provides a reminder that it takes considerable work to make a vacation home work for you." -- -- Lee Stratton, The Columbus Dispatch
"The real world outtakes help separate this book from others that provide little more than financial formulas." -- ALQ Real Estate Intelligence Report
"This "owner's manual" for vacation-home owners who want to earn rental income...would be hard to improve upon." -- Robert Bruss, Nationally Syndicated Columnist
From the Author
I never thought Id actually write a second book after laboring so hard with my first one, How to Rent Vacation Properties By Owner. Writing books can be like giving birth to your first child-Im told that after youve gone through the experience of a first child, you might as well have another so you can apply all youve learned to your secondborn.
Because my husband and I were blessed with only one child, Zachary, my "secondborn" is this book: Profit from Your Vacation Home Dream: The Complete Guide to a Savvy Financial and Emotional Investment. I wanted to put to good use the expertise, resources, and experience Ive gained since the publication of my first book. I have met and learned from many more people in the vacation property business and have purchased more vacation properties myself.
How to Rent Vacation Properties By Owner was successful because it helped people manage their vacation properties-and perhaps persuaded shy ones to venture out. This book contains even more pertinent information, such as:
· Where to search for vacation properties
· What type of investment property is right for you
· How to find a good real estate agent
· How to finance your second home
· What are good strategies for managing your vacation rental property and the people who help you maintain it
I hope you turn to this book as a primer to help you decipher the nuances of the information you gather and the decisions youre about to make.
Top customer reviews
I was greatly disappointed to find that most of the info in the book - down to the examples and quotes she uses - came straight out of the first book. Many of these were word-for-word. There's a few new ideas, but this really should have been marketed as a 2nd edition of "How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner" than as her second book.
In fairness to Christine, I have to say that the content of the book is still great. I just wish it wasn't a near replica of the first!
I read the book and it was basically a re-hash of her old book. It looks like she has quite a marketing arm behind her now though, as she is working for one of the big vacation rental websites now. Go figure. I guess they are making her publish the same junk, but with their spin on it. I also noticed that all of the super positive reviews for this book seem pretty fake and contrived. Watch out!
The book and the author were both great! It's clear she knows what she is talking about, and so far I have found a helpful answer to every question I've thought of. I am now in the process of identifying the area and type of vacation home to buy. The book is also interspersed with examples of real life stories of good and bad experiences.
I recommend it!
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