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    Default holiday home v build large home

    Hi all,

    DH and I are tossing up the following two options;

    1. Build/buy our dream home opposite or a street away from the beach, or

    2. Build/buy a nice home not as close to the beach and then also buy a holiday house down south of Perth in a beach town.

    Both options would end up costing the same.

    I am leaning towards option 2 but I have always wanted to live in a house on the beach.

    Which would you do?

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    Option one for sure.

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    Build the dream home

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    I would go option 1

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    I would go option 2, the repairs on a house that is beachfront is massive! Salt destroys everything! Not only house wise but cars and gardens too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abi&Beth View Post
    I would go option 2, the repairs on a house that is beachfront is massive! Salt destroys everything! Not only house wise but cars and gardens too.
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    Would you use the holiday house as an investment? I think considering that as an option may put you ahead if you went for option 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abi&Beth View Post
    I would go option 2, the repairs on a house that is beachfront is massive! Salt destroys everything! Not only house wise but cars and gardens too.
    Oh yeah that would be a huge concern of mine, you could rent out the holiday house too when your not using it?

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    Option 2 gives you the option of rental income if you decided to rent it out when not using it, always good to
    help with mortgage and for tax reasons.
    Option 1 gives you the future benefit
    of probably being worth more (depending where down south you would buy).
    Personally I would be looking at it only from what makes the financial sense.
    But.. Always nice to have a place out of town

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abi&Beth View Post
    I would go option 2, the repairs on a house that is beachfront is massive! Salt destroys everything! Not only house wise but cars and gardens too.
    Don't forget appliances as well.

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    definitely option 2...
    we live semi-rural in perth hills and have a holiday house at point peron. it is fantastic.....not only do we have 'free' holidays but having a beach house where you can trek sand in the front door and not have a panic attack about the expensive carpet makes it relaxing.

    it's a 'fun' place....and my kids love the memories of it too.

    plus, why would you want a big house???? then you have to clean it, pay massive insurance.....

    i'd rather fill my kids lives with fun memories of holidays.


 

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