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Old 04-26-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: United States of America
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I like to read about celebrities and their homes.
Oprah owns several among others I've read.

If money were no object, how many homes is too many?

Some rich people, famous or not, seems to have to many homes. I mean, having a ranch in Colorado and Jackson Hole seems redundant. But some wealthy people do that.
Or owning a home that they barely go to.

Jane Fonda ended her marriage to Turner, among other reasons, because of the constant moving around. "I want a winterhouse and a summerhouse, that's it." --paraphrasing Jane.



If money were no object, how many homes is too many?
And where to have them?

IMHO...I would want a home in a warm place for the winter (for me: Southern California or Arizona), summer residence in New England (Vermont maybe) or Colorado or New Mexico and a city apartment in a global city like London or NYC or San Francisco, Seattle, Denver (I'll get back to you)...again, IMHO.
I think that makes sense.
This is just a fun conversation I was having during lunch with friends.
So have fun with this and where would you live?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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More than you can spend considerable time in in a year. If you spend some extended time(weeks not days) multiple times a year I THINK then it is worth it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I hope to some day add a second house on Cape Cod. I don't like the idea of it being too far away from the main residence, but something I can hit on weekends or for a week here or there. It's close enough to Boston that I might theoretically even commute from there on occasion, though that would be more likely if the commuter rail were extended to Hyannis.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Personally, if I was spending less than about 25-30 days a year in a home I would think it wasn't worth it. It would be better to just rent a sweet hotel room when visiting somewhere. Having a home requires constant maintenance (cleaning the inside, keeping the yard if it has one, etc), you would have to furnish it, etc. Even if you could afford it, it seems like it would be a hassle.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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A second home is worse than a timeshare. Not worth owning it even if you have tons of money. Hotels are cheap these days compared to owning homes.
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