Sunday, October 25, 2015

Home Exchange or Rental-Which One is For You? (part 1 of 2)

Going away for weeks? Consider swapping your home with another family instead of a vacation home. Here we will find out which is better than home exchange or vacation home.

A home rental can be quite convenient. All you need is to pay the rent depending on how long you will be staying. You can direct your payment to the owner of the property or course it through a rental or travel agent.
Usually, you will not have a hard time choosing the property. There are brochures that indicate the size and cost of the property you are considering. The good thing about them is that they allow pets and are already fully furnished.

Usually the best choice is to look for a huge property that can house from 7 to 12 persons. Their price is lower than a hotel which charges per person. Although some rental properties will require you to do most of the work, they also offer housekeeping services.

The advantage of renting a vacation home is that it is less expensive and offers several options and is applicable in your country. Home rentals in a foreign country are usually more costly because of the travel cost. Unless you are in a tour package, you would have to arrange and pay for your expenses from the airport to your rented property.

On the other hand, home swapping provides you with two alternatives. The first option is to swap your property with another homeowner for a few weeks. The second option is to do time sharing for a second vacation property or your own home for a certain period.

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