The Snowbird Cage
It’s a tantalizing option for retirement if you can afford it: Buy a house in a warm-weather state and split your days between a vacation home and your permanent house. (The term “snowbird” has been used to describe some version of this migration since the early 1900s.) It can be a viable way to wind down in the dusk of your life, but beware the financial, social, and medical consequences you’ll likely have to navigate. Here are reasons to think twice before taking the plunge for a second house.
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