Tips On Buying A Vacation Home

1-Choose the Location Carefully

Before you start shopping you need to be able to specify why exactly you want this second home and who will be using it. Buyers who plan to rent the home to others may want to choose a location with numerous seasons of rental. If the main purpose is for your family to gather together, you’ll need it to be in an area that is easily accessible.


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Welcome to 3 Mile Lake.

2-Rent First

You need to make sure you actually enjoy the area. Try to visit and rent in different seasons to understand weather and crowd patterns.


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241 Wilson Ln. has plenty of room for the whole family.

3-Buy only what you can afford.

Don’t set your sights too high! Try even buying under budget.


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Whether relaxing outside or using the second living area and game room, 241 Wilson Lane is a great way to spend the weekend.

4-Know How Often You Will Really Visit

Are you trying to get away once a month or every weekend? Be honest with yourself how many times you will actually use your vacation home.


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241 Wilson Ln. is currently for sale. Couldn’t you envision your family and friends enjoying this living area!

5-Factor in extra costs.

Take another look at total costs for running the house which can be different than your primary residence. For instance – rentals have income taxes and there is property tax, insurance, utilities and maintenance.

Louisiana has many in demand vacation home areas. One of them being 3-Mile Lake which is just an hour drive from almost anywhere in Acadiana. People enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and many other water sports there. It’s a close get away and even has gated subdivisions such as Kimbleton Lake Estates, and North Wilderness.

This featured vacation home is located in Kimbleton Lake Estates at 241 Wilson Ln. in Port Barre, Louisiana. If you would like to learn more about it please visit

Let us know if you have any questions regarding purchasing your vacation home.

Your Friend in Real Estate,

Cindy Bailey


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