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, it’s 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

Leon Altman is the founder of the InvestingIN Real Estate Letter - - and its parent website, - which provides articles and newsletters about opportunities in different areas.

Artistic Exhibit Embraces Indiana’s Past & Present

Written by By Melody Schubert

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Art comes in many forms. Visitors torepparttar Indiana History Center have discoveredrepparttar 139645 story of Hoosier artist Robert Wood and his students at Buffalo State College. The Common Clay: Creating Old and New Ceramics exhibit included historical examples of pottery created in Indiana inrepparttar 139646 early twentieth century. Among those early works are Overbeck, Muncie and Brown County pottery, and clay works by Karl and Gordon Martz and Richard Peeler who worked in Indiana duringrepparttar 139647 second half ofrepparttar 139648 century. Featured works of art created by Robert Wood and his former students who include college professors, public school art teachers and full-time ceramic artists with national reputations. Exhibits display many historical works by other Hoosier artist throughoutrepparttar 139649 year for patrons to enjoy.

Explore artistic creations ofrepparttar 139650 past and present. The Indiana Historical Society was founded in 1830 when it began collecting, preserving, and interpreting Indiana history. Sincerepparttar 139651 opening at their new headquarters in 1999,repparttar 139652 Indiana Historical Society has become premier venue for special events inrepparttar 139653 Indianapolis area. Admission torepparttar 139654 museum is free. Visitors can enjoy fascinating stories of Indiana's past and dine atrepparttar 139655 Stardust Terrace Cafe alongrepparttar 139656 historic Central Canal during these hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday. Indiana Historical Society is located at 450 West Ohio Street in Indianapolis. Visitors can find out more about scheduled exhibits and events by callingrepparttar 139657 museum office at (317) 232-1882 or 1-(800) 447-1830. Find more family friendly travel destinations in Indiana at:

Melody Schubert is a travel writer who looks for the intriguing & often overlooked destinations that express the heart of a region. She writes for print & online media, and may contacted through the Editor at

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