10 Thoughts On Picking a Cruise Ship Cabin

Written by Ken Weasley

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6. The right cabin is a retreat house after a busy day ashore, or just to get away. A long cruise will have you wanting to spend a relaxing time in your room, watching a TV-movie, or taking a nap.

7. Lots of people recommendrepparttar cheapest inside cabin, because you won't be spending much time in there anyway. This might be true for short trips, but are you prepared for an inside cabin onrepparttar 139716 lowest level.

8. Know your location. Cabin, balcony size, and cabin location vary significantly withinrepparttar 139717 same price range on any ship.

9. There's lot of cruise industry jargon you have to decipher.

10. Yes, there arerepparttar 139718 obvious questions you should ask: Will I located belowrepparttar 139719 water line? Will I hearrepparttar 139720 roar ofrepparttar 139721 ships engines from my cabin? Will I have enough room to turn around in my cabin? Will it berepparttar 139722 size of a walk-in closet, with no windows, a tiny bath, and bunk beds? Will I not be able to tell if it's day or night without going up several decks?

Explore whatrepparttar 139723 different types of cabins are, which locations arerepparttar 139724 most desirable, and which locations you should avoid if possible. Pickrepparttar 139725 right accommodations and you'll have a wonderful time, and get hooked on cruising.

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Condo-Hotels A New Second-Home Alternative to Time Shares

Written by Leon Altman

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Despiterepparttar fact thatrepparttar 139681 property is in a hotel setting, a condo-hotel is considered a private residence, and owners are eligible for mortgage interest deductions and allrepparttar 139682 other tax advantages that come from owning a second home. However, most condo-hotels do not allow you to live inrepparttar 139683 unit year round. This is becauserepparttar 139684 management company wants to rent outrepparttar 139685 unit when you are not there, so both you and they can profit from that rental income.

Each condo-hotel property has its own residence restrictions that indicaterepparttar 139686 maximum amount of time you can live inrepparttar 139687 property. This is an important piece of information to consider before purchasing a condo-hotel unit. Most owners do not intend to live in their condo year round, so this is not a concern in typical circumstances.

Why not just rent a hotel room? In addition torepparttar 139688 investment aspect, condo-hotels usually offer more room than a standard hotel room. Most suites are one or two bedrooms, and larger units are available. Condo-hotels typically have cooking facilities and other homey features that hotel rooms do not. This makes it ideal to have family stay with you when they come to visit.

Withrepparttar 139689 advantages they offer over time shares, its easy to see why so many people looking for a vacation property investment they can also enjoy when they want are now looking at condo-hotels.

For more on finding and buyingrepparttar 139690 right condo-hotel, check out Make Your Next Home a Resort,repparttar 139691 2005 Guide to Condo-Hotels, Fractional Shares and Resort Residences. You can downloadrepparttar 139692 Guide as a pdf file at http://www.InvestingIN.com/realestate/resorts/resort4u.htm

Leon Altman is the founder of the InvestingIN Real Estate Letter - http://www.InvestingIN.com/realestate/LtrSignup3.htm - and its parent website, http://www.InvestingIN.com - which provides articles and newsletters about opportunities in different areas.

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