Each time I sell a vacation lakefront home, I remind the new owners of what I call the "honeymoon year". This is when you find out how many friends and relatives you have. Usually when you make the leap to purchase that long-awaited vacation home, you just have to tell the world about it and why not ? You should be proud and happy of the fact you have become successful enough to purchase a second home, your new vacation home. Well now all of your friends and relatives want to see this great place and enjoy it with you. So the first year, you will be juggling friends and relatives and trying to find some time to enjoy your new place with just your immediate family.