Many benefits of beachside living are obvious: The gorgeous views, the (often) year-round sun, and those doses of vitamin D. However, whether you’re looking to buy or for a timeshare, there’s more to life at the beach than you imagine. For starters, it’s a great option for ex-pats looking for affordable housing abroad while managing an online business (think foreign income tax exemption combined with those low housing prices in Costa Rica!).
But first, remember that smart home shopping is your foundation. Work with a realtor who specializes in beach houses, and who works in the area you’re interested in buying. A buyer’s realtor can work wonders, but only if you’re both on the same page. Next? Consider these many surprise benefits of life on the beach:
1. They’re easy to lease
Should there come a time when you want to move or travel extensively, it’s pretty easy to rent out your beach property. However, don’t try to do this alone. Check out Nolo’s tips for when a property manager is important, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your property is in good hands. In some instances, the high prices you can demand from paradise rentals is so sweet, it just might encourage you to get into investment properties.