Friday, April 22, 2011

Benefits of Purchasing a Vacation Home Rental

I'll admit that this is a silly lightweight video but it still emphasizes the value of owning a vacation 'income' property that could be partially or totally carrying itself and one day transition into your retirement home.

Is your dream to live on Martha's Vineyard, and were you hoping to get here sooner rather than later? If the economy has rearranged your plans extending your timetable, but has not sapped all of your financial resources, maybe now is the time to put those resources into real estate on Martha's Vineyard. Market prices have not been better in decades and interest rates while still historically low are beginning to inch up.

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center reveals that even five years after the real estate bubble burst, it has not shaken the confidence of the American public in the investment value of home ownership.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ssshhhhhhhhh, Martha’s Only Sleeping

Please, don't wake me, no, don't shake me
Leave me where I am - I'm only sleeping

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find there's no need (there's no need)

Please, don't spoil my day, I'm miles away
And after all I'm only sleeping

Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
Taking my time

(Partial Lyrics to I’m Only Sleeping by The Beatles)

I had to laugh when I saw a recent article from the WSJ selecting Martha’s Vineyard as one of the ten AMERICAN GHOST TOWNS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, ranking Dukes County at number 7.

It’s true that Martha’s Vineyard has always been like the tides that surround her, with a population that comes in and goes out on a regular basis. I think that ebb and flow is part of what makes Martha’s Vineyard so special. It is that time between the supercharged high tide that gives Martha and her permanent year round citizenship respite to recharge their batteries and enjoy all the tenderness and calm that is the essence of Martha’s Vineyard. That’s why I am here. Ssshhhhhhhhh!