Monday, September 24, 2007

Empty Holiday Home?

Empty Holiday Home? The good old Australian beach shack is a great piece of real estate to own…as long as you have time to sit back and enjoy it! With today’s fast paced lifestyles – sometimes finding that precious holiday time isn’t easy.

Picture this situation… When the family was younger you spent summer & school holidays at your beachside home, usually with a number of extra friends in tow. Now with the family a little older and all doing their own thing, you only really use it for a few weeks each year. Does this sound like you or someone you know?  Well do we have a solution, or two, for you!

Option #1
It’s time you did some renovations on your current home. New Kitchen and bathroom perhaps – or why not bring a bit of the beachside into your own backyard and put in a swimming pool? This would be easily affordable if you ‘cashed up’ and sold that shack that you never spend any time at! Think of all the savings - no extra council, water or power rates to pay, not to mention the continual maintenance. Ok, so you wouldn’t own your own holiday getaway – but remember there’s always the option of a holiday letting to get you away from the hustle and bustle of life, which brings me to…

Option #2
Can’t bear to think of parting with your favourite family beachside home? Well, why not keep it and cover your costs at the same time? Holiday lettings are a popular way to rent out your ‘home away from home’ during the times that you don’t want to use it yourself. Summer runs for quite a while, especially down on the Fleurieu, so enjoy a break during a few weeks of this piping hot season and lease it for the rest. You’ll well and truly cover your up-keep costs and someone else will also have the pleasure of enjoying such a lovely location.

The team down at our new Fleurieu office is ready and willing to help you out with either of these options.

Mark Richards, Mark Thwaites, Michele Phillis & Rob Heaslip are there to provide you with advice on the sale of your beachside property. While Kay Leopold, Nici Knott & Roanne Turner will be only too happy to assist you with any Holiday lettings.

So, if you’d like to have your shack work for you, drop in and see our team at 158 Hindmarsh Road, Victor Harbor or give them a call on 8555 8888.

Karen Raffen, CEO <>

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