Everyone loves a New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s learning a new skill, losing some weight (the classic) or committing to take that trip of a lifetime setting ourselves goals is what we’re all about in January.
The start of the year is the perfect time to take up a new hobby too, with the dark winter months forcing you inside you’ve got all the time in the world to hunker down and make those New Year’s resolutions a reality.
Some people view their New Year’s resolutions a bit differently. At Encore Parcs we think a great New Year’s resolution is to commit to buying yourself a holiday home in the New Year.
Buying your own holiday home can be a life changing purchase and open up a world of joy for you, your friends and your family. Buying a holiday home isn’t something you do everyday so it makes sense to plan when you’re going to make this important purchases.
We think you should start planning your purchase in the New Year and making buying your own holiday home your New Year’s resolution is the perfect way to stay focused on your goal of owning a holiday home.
In this article we’ll share our three reasons why we think the New Year is the best time you should commit to buying a holiday home and we’ll let you know how you can get started.
3 reasons why your New Year’s resolution should be to buy your own holiday home
There’s no time like the present to start saving for a big purchase. Buying a holiday home does take some forethought and most people will need to plan ahead if they want to purchase a second home.
This means any time of year is good to start planning your big purchase (If you’re nowhere near New Year don’t let that stop you from making plans) but New Year is especially good for a few reasons.
For a start you can do all your research and planning in the cold winter months of January and February. There isn’t much going on in these months, the weather’s cold and everyones staying at home to save cash.
This is the best time you have to do some serious research, with minimal distractions you can dedicate your evenings to finding out everything you need to know about purchasing a holiday home. There are several other benefits to starting your searching in the New Year too, we’ve listed them below.
You give yourself all year to save and plan
For many families January acts like a bit of a reset. You can take stock of your situation and plan for the year ahead. This is why starting your holiday homes plans in the New Year makes so much sense.
It gives you an entire year to put away the money necessary to buy your holiday home (you could gift it to your family at the next Christmas) and you have the maximum amount of time to go on viewings and check out different holiday parks where you could buy your holiday home.
Summer is undoubtedly the best time to go and view potential holiday homes, so starting your search in the New Year means you can do all your necessary research in the winter months and go viewing your homes in summer. You are going to be spending most of your summers at your holiday home so it makes sense that’s when you’d want to go and view them.
The New Year is the logical time to start looking for a holiday home and you get an added boost of determination to find one since you’ve made securing a holiday home your New Year’s resolution.
If you’re quick you could be enjoying your holiday home by the summer!
The first thing you want to do when you buy a holiday home is go and spend a fortnight in it. Whilst many UK holiday parks are open all year around and you can visit your holiday home whenever you want, the best time to spend your first stay in your new home is in the heat of summer.
Don’t get us wrong, autumn and winter vacations in your holiday home are great too, but heading to a holiday home for the summer is the best. By starting your search for a holiday home in the New Year you’re giving yourself plenty of time to get something secured for the summer holidays. If you want to move fast on your New Year’s resolution that is.
As we mentioned in the previous point, doing your viewings in the summer is essential as you’ll get to see your potential homes in the summer sun when you’re likely going to be using them. But for eager beavers these viewings could turn into purchases and you could be spending a week in your lovely holiday home before you know it.
The last thing you want to do is buy a holiday home in October and have to wait all the way to May before you can enjoy it in the sun.
Staycations are becoming more common, capitalise on the trend early
With all the ongoing uncertainty around international travel more and more UK citizens are deciding to holiday in the UK. Staycations are growing in popularity in the UK and jumping on this trend early isn’t only the best way to secure yourself a great UK holiday home but it’s also wise as you could end up turning your purchase into profit.
With everyone looking to holiday in the UK your holiday home could become a source of revenue as you can rent it out when you’re not using it. That’s one way to pay the Mortgage.
You could actually end up making money through purchasing a holiday home. But if you just want to use it for yourself that’s fine too. Starting your search now gives you the best chance of finding the holiday home of your dreams before they all get snapped up.
What are you waiting for? Start planning your holiday home purchase today!
With the New Year just around the corner now is the time to start looking for a holiday home. Encore Parcs can help you do just that. We operate 8 holiday parks across the UK and have luxury homes for sale all over the country.
If you’re wondering how you can purchase a holiday home you can read this guide or contact us for more details.