Is owning a second home one of your financial goals?

Whether you’re dreaming of your very own getaway in your favorite destination or looking for a way to earn some extra income, there are several reasons you may want a second home.

If the decision to purchase a second home makes sense personally and financially for you and your family, here are some of the benefits that you may enjoy.

Personal Vacation Spot

No matter the length of time you may spend on vacation, there’s nothing quite like being able to escape from reality for a while. When you purchase a second home, you’ll always have a place to stay when you need some reprieve and visit your favorite out-of-town spot.

When you have your own space, it’s easier to guarantee that you’ll have everything you need to be comfortable when visiting. Also, keeping an extra set of clothes and toiletries in your second home will make packing for trips a breeze. Not to mention, you’ll have a set place for your family to gather and make memories for years to come!

Income Potential

Since you will likely be spending a significant portion of your time at your primary residence, you may wish to rent out your second home when you’re not there. Using your home as a rental property can help you earn some additional passive income, which you could then use to subside your mortgage.

If your goal is to earn extra income from your second property, make sure your house is well-kept and in a desirable location for renters and vacationers, i.e., the beach, mountains, or near a tourist attraction. By renting consistently, you may be able to even turn a profit off your second home.


While there are several benefits to purchasing a second home, it is a significant financial commitment that should be considered carefully. We advise doing ample research and speaking to a financial professional to ensure it is the right decision for you and your long-term financial goals.

If you’re ready to purchase a second home, the experts at Coastal Custom Mortgage can help explore all of your mortgage options. Contact us today to get started!