We [both mid-40s] have run the numbers and could afford a place without renting it out, but of course having a rental income would cover some expenses and help us save more.
I am nervous, though, about dealing with the hassle of short-term renters. I would love to hear your horror stories, success stories, and general experiences of owning or managing a vacation rental. We'd probably get a local management company to handle the turnover – anything to look out for there?
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