Should You Buy a Second Home First?

Some aspiring homeowners who live in high-priced real estate markets are taking a surprising path. They’re buying their second home while continuing to rent their primary residence. The purchase may be a place to escape for the weekend, a place to spend vacations, or a place to consider renting to others as a money-maker. But it’s also in keeping […]


It happens every year. After a week of sun and seafood, after you rinse the sand off everything and reluctantly leave your rented house, you wonder: Could I afford to own a home at the beach? As with so much in life, the answer is: It depends. “People always ask, will this pay for itself?” […]