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Waterfront House Swapping to Lower Vacation Costs

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By : Hubert Miles    99 or more times read
Many people are turning to house swapping as a viable alternative to maintaining their travel plans in a slumping economy. It is believed that about 15-20% of travelers participates in house swapping. As gas prices and travel costs continue to rise, it is estimated that these percentages could rise by another 10% or more as a means of keeping vacationers within their travel budgets.

There are many waterfront properties available for house swapping on sites like Many of these homes are oceanfront, lakefront, or waterfront homes and cabins that make perfect romantic getaways. Summer is the peak time for house swapping. house swapping allows families to take vacations that they may not otherwise afford. They can also experience locales and cultures that they may not otherwise experience. Many house swappers report savings of approximately $5000 over hotel bookings and car rentals.

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With many waterfront houses staying on the market for long periods of time, house swapping has also evolved as a means of courting potential buyers. Allowing buyers to spend time enjoying a home and its locale, they can begin to visualize the home as being their own.

Some house swappers have looked to more long-term exchanges where families agree to trade homes. Although this system has a lot of potential setbacks such as differences in home values, taxes, home conditions, capital gains, and foreclosures. In addition, many lenders require approval of the trade before the swap can be finalized.

In closing, if you are searching for a waterfront home and would like try it out before you buy it or just want to save some money on your vacation during tough economic times waterfront home swaps could be just what you need to fill your Summer with fun.

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