Buying a second home is something that many people think of as a far-off dream. However, it is far more attainable than most people realize.
Plus, there are immense benefits to owning more than one property including:
- Tax benefits and deductions
- Long-term profits
- Rental income
- A head start on retirement
There are far more benefits beyond those four, but I’ll save those for another post.
The key to getting the most out of your second home goes back to the three most important pillars in real estate: location, location, and location.
Sarasota, Florida has become a mecca for people to buy a second home and build immense wealth at the same time. If you’ve never been to Sarasota, or even ever heard of Sarasota before, check out these seven special reasons you should consider buying a second home here.
1. Siesta Key Beach
Sarasota is lined with miles and miles of key islands and white sandy beaches. The sand here commonly referred to as sugar sand is so pure, soft, and white it feels like you’re on a remote tropical island in Fiji than in the United States. In fact, the beaches here are so special, they have been voted the number one beaches in the country!
2. Arts & Culture
If you get tired of the beach (although I doubt you ever will!), Sarasota also offers you a variety of arts and culture for you to consume. Art galleries, theaters, opera, museums, and live music performances can be found every day of the week throughout the city.
3. Gorgeous Golf Courses
As a retired professional golfer who has traveled the world and seen some of the best golf courses on the planet, I can confidently tell you that Sarasota is a golfer’s paradise. Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a fun and relaxing day on the links there is a course in Sarasota to suit your needs. The golf courses here are lush, perfectly maintained, and designed with precision. Honestly, if you love golf, you owe it to yourself to at least visit Sarasota, if you can’t move here. Oh and let me know if you do so we can grab a bucket of balls and I can tell you more about how to make the most of your time here.
4. Fun, Fine, and Casual Dining
No matter what you love to eat or how you like to eat it, you can satisfy your every craving with the dining options in Sarasota. There is a fantastic variety of beachside, upscale, and casual restaurants throughout every corner of the city. If you’re here during season, you must get your hands on some stone crab though- it’s a local delicacy that will blow your mind.
5. The Sunny Weather
Do you love shoveling snow and trudging through slush and mud? Of course not! There’s none of that nonsense in Sarasota. Instead, we get to enjoy easy, breezy sunshine nearly every day of the year. While rain is common, it usually only lasts long enough to create a rainbow.
6. Fishing and Boating
Snag yourself a snook right here in the harbor surrounding Marina Jack or venture further offshore and grab yourself a giant grouper to fry up for dinner. Craving some adventure? Rent a jet ski or try your hand at kite surfing. There are also plenty of ways to rent boats of all sizes by the hour, by the day, or for the year! Life in Sarasota is all about soaking up the sun, sand, and salt so get out there and make the most of it.
7. Stunning Real Estate
You knew I wasn’t going to leave out the real estate right? After all, we’re talking about buying a second home in Sarasota here. Regardless of your budget or what you most desire in a second home, it is waiting for you here. Not only are there jaw-dropping mansions that line the coast and the keys, but there are also charming classic Florida bungalows, modern condos, tons of new construction single-family homes, and everything else you can imagine. But don’t take my word for it, you can explore the thousands of homes for sale in Sarasota right here.
Thinking About Buying A Second Home In Sarasota?
Obviously, since you’re still with me at this point, you are somewhat interested in Sarasota real estate or at least potentially buying a second home.
While I would like to tell you that there is nothing to buying a second home in Sarasota, the truth is there actually is a lot involved.
Anytime you buy a piece of real estate there is a good amount of work involved, but if you live out of state it can be extra tricky.
That’s is why I have prepared a special guide for you all about buying a second home in Sarasota to walk you through the process. Of course, if reading ain’t yo thang, I’d be thrilled to talk to you over the phone to answer any questions you may have and talk about what you’re looking for in your second home in Sarasota. You can reach me on my cell at 941-350-0016.