Affording a Second Home

Buying a second home by the beach or in the mountains is a dream shared by many people. Unfortunately, it can be difficult if not impossible to find the money to finance this dream. Tapping into the equity of your primary home in order to afford a vacation home can be dangerous and you risk losing both homes. See what Carmen Wong Ulrich suggests to allow you to enjoy your financial security, as well as a weekend getaway.




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