Five reasons not to buy a vacation home

President Obama's vacation home
President Obama's vacation home

Summer's winding down, but you might be tempted to make it last forever. With the depressed real estate market, reduced risk of bidding wars and decent interest rates, you might think the time is right to finally take the plunge and buy a vacation home. But have you considered what else the purchase might do to your lifestyle?

Real estate agents will find lots of reasons that you should buy a vacation home. But consider these reasons why you shouldn't: