I did a booking of one of our properties (Paradise Point) through our website (www.SmithLakeRentals.com) and through VRBO.com. Here are the things that bother me about VRBO: they added 8% to the nightly rate. This can be up to 12% and there is no rhyme or reason to the percentage, they call our Damage Deposit […]
When purchasing a lake house, you have a couple of approaches: 1) purchase for personal use or 2) purchase as an investment that includes renting the house out. Lets discuss these options. Personal use. This is pretty straight forward. It works just like your primary home with the mortgage interest being your one tax […]
Smith Lake is suffering along with most other lakes in the south. We are holding our own right now at inches over winter pool (496msl) but with little rain in sight the expectation is that we will continue to drop below 496msl. Below winter pool is when damage will start happening as most plan […]
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