AS the economic climate for holiday homes looks up, European delivery company, Parcels Please, warns holidaymakers to factor in additional costs.
Despite the many dreary reports surrounding the housing market, it seems that one sector is on the increase. According to estate agents Knight Frank, the second home market grew again last year, showing modest increase in figures compared to 2009.
Parcels Please have cautioned those thinking of buying a second home in Europe. A spokesperson explained: “When people first consider a holiday home, they don’t often really think about the nitty gritty of the situation.
“Deciding where to buy your home is really a crucial factor. If you choose a property abroad, it is necessary to factor many additional costs into your budget – from the price of your groceries while you’re there to the cost of keeping the house in a liveable condition all year round.”
There are a number of financing options open to people who hope to enjoy a second home abroad, including re-mortgaging UK properties, taking a second mortgage in the second country or buying into a lease back deal in a tourist development.
European parcel delivery experts, Parcels Please, say those who can afford it should also look into ways to improve their holiday home: “Making sure you get as much benefit out of your holiday home as possible means furnishing and stocking it with everything you need. You could find that if some of your favourite creature comforts are not available in your chosen destination, you end up spending a lot of money couriering items backwards and forwards.
“Choose the location for your second home wisely as a way to minimise your costs, leaving you plenty of money to send postcards and parcels to the folks you’ve left back home.”
About Parcels Please
Parcels Please is a trading division of;
Consolidated Carriers Ltd
Tel: 01292 310510
Registered Company Number; SC199192
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