Does the summer heat make you dream of a summer getaway? Hamptons realtor Joseph Piccininni from Coldwell Banker has some advice for what to consider when looking for the perfect home to buy or rent.
“There is no better way to enjoy the season then owning your own summer retreat,” Piccininni said. “Whether it’s in the mountains, or the bucolic countryside, or right here at the beach, owning a summer retreat is more attainable than you think.”
Here are three main things to consider when looking for a summer retreat:
- Accessibility: Your summer home should be accessible to its main guests either through road, plane, or train. Getting to the Hamptons from New York City takes under two hours by car depending on how far east you are going, for instance.
- Decide what kind of environment you want to be by: Do you want to be by a lake, the mountains, countryside, or the beach. Each environment has its own advantages and disadvantages.
- Find an agent you can trust: An agent that has your best interest at heart will find you the perfect place for you to enjoy.
A great example of a home in the Hamptons is 44 Little Noyac Path in Water Mill, New York. The beautiful arts and crafts style home is perched at the top of a luxurious hill just ten minutes from the beach.
If you want to home search further, Coldwell Banker sells many homes in the Hamptons, Miami, the Carribbean and the rest of the world. The best time to buy is as the summer is ending, when renting season ends and homes begin to enter the market. Buying now allows you to get a good price, afterward, watch the home’s value accrue as you enjoy it throughout the year.