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Don’t Get Mugged on the Internet – Understanding “Phishing”

March 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Travel Tips, Vacation rentals

I’ve started to approach opening email with the trepidation of a child touching a hot stove.  I  received two emails this morning which made my “scam” alert go off.  Both emails were inquiring about my vacation rental home – with bogus phone numbers and dates that were either already booked or ten years from now. […]

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Ten Things to Think About Before Purchasing a Vacation Home

January 8th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Hamptons, Vacation rentals

Home prices are falling, foreclosures loom and Wall Street is rebounding.  This may be the perfect time to buy a vacation home or condo. We purchased our Hamptons home seven years ago.  We love it but it has been a bumpy ride.  Here are  10 things to consider before you purchase your dream home. Budget […]

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Top Ten Things to Ask Before Renting a Vacation Home

November 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Travel Tips, Vacation rentals

Are you the owner?  Try to ascertain that you are communicating directly with the owner and not a rental agent.  Owners tend to be much more knowledgeable about their property than the typical real estate agent.  Also, properties rented by owner, tend to be cheaper and reflect a discount of 10-20% (fees that usually go […]

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