Periodically I bring you detailed and useful info on one of North America’s best destinations for a golf-based second home.
I write the most popular and widely read column on second-home real estate in the English language. My column is called “Life on Vacation,” and runs every Friday in USA Today, which also happens to be the number one newspaper in, you guessed it, the USA.
Because of my expertise on this topic, I have been invited to speak at real estate conferences, appear on real estate radio shows, and so on and so on, mainly because literally no one else in this country covers the second home market at the level I do. Since I have been writing this column week in and week out for nearly three years, I thought it would make sense to share some of what I have learned with you, my dear readers.
When I highlight a golf destination, it is because I think it stands out as a second home locale, the kind of place I might buy a second home if they paid me more. By following the link to my original USA Today story on this destination you can find in depth coverage of the market, prices, neighborhoods, the pros and cons and examples of what you might get for different prices.
This week I cover “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno and its surrounding area. Home to the PGA Tour’s annual Reno Tahoe Open, there are 50 courses within a 90-minute drive, many of them bargain priced, some open year round. At the same time, the area is convenient to beautiful Lake Tahoe, lots of world-class skiing, and offers plenty of casinos and nightlife of its own. It is also surprisingly affordable. Read on…