Just in time for the peak summer season for buying and selling vacation cottages, Douglas Hunter wrote the ultra-complete "The Cottage Ownership Guide." When I first spotted this well-designed book in a major bookstore, I thought perhaps it was about architectural styles of small homes. Wrong. Instead, it explains virtually every aspect of buying, owning and selling summer waterfront cottages.
Never having owned a summer home, but having enjoyed many visits to cottages owned by friends and relatives, until studying this book I didn't realize all the possible pitfalls buyers can encounter unless they understand the major considerations of buying a summer home. Equally important, sellers of vacation cottages can learn from this book what smart buyers will demand before purchase.