Ways to Experience the LBI Real Estate Market Before Buying a Home
Buying a second home or vacation property on Long Beach Island is an exciting experience. For many, the dream of owning a beach home offers the promise of fun all summer long. While not large, Long Beach Island has many differences throughout it’s 18 miles. Understanding the differences between each of Long Beach Island’s towns can go a long way to ensure the purchase you make is the right one. The best way to accomplish this is to try before you buy on Long Beach Island.
Try Before You Buy on Long Beach Island
While it may seem odd that there are opportunities to test run a home, Long Beach Island offers a unique opportunity to do so. The summer rental market on LBI affords would be buyers the opportunity to rent in multiple locations and learn about Long Beach Island first-hand. By renting a home, and possibly even a home that is for sale, potential buyers can learn about the pros and cons of each. By renting, one can understand:
- The proximity of local attractions, stores, and restaurants
- The density and population of the beach during summertime
- The ease or difficulty to reach a home during the summer months
Many homes are purchased on Long Beach Island during the fall, winter, and spring. This is considered to be in the off-season on Long Beach Island and the summer months are vastly different. An area that may seem quiet and peaceful in January could potentially be very busy and hectic during the summer. By renting a home on Long Beach Island with the thought of a future purchase in mind, a buyer to better educate themselves and learn what they do and do not like about the towns on LBI.
Buying a Home in the Long Beach Island Real Estate Market
The old adage of location, location, location carries extra weight in the LBI real estate market. Factors such as proximity to the beach, proximity to local attractions, and proximity to the main roads have dramatic impact on home pricing. In addition, there are more subtle points such as areas that are more prone to flooding during storms. When looking to buy a home, it is important to focus on all aspects of the transaction to ensure you and your family will enjoy the your vacation home for years to come. For more information about how to try before you buy on Long Beach Island or the LBI real estate market in general, contact me and I will respond right away.
By : Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group
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