It is easy to rent out year round if the house is up to code. There are rental permits issued by the town here to make sure the houses that are rented have functioning smoke detectors and other safety related issues are up to par. A lot of people have died in cottages in this area and the town has enacted the permit program to root out homes/cottages that are not safe. These rules do not apply to owner occupied homes.
An original certificate of occupancy has to be revoked for a home owner to not be able to live in a home. Rental permits are issued for homes that are rented out... And they know who they are...... more
An average property would cost $100 - $150 per square foot for a newer home (home built within the last 20 years).... These homes will be energy efficient, have larger windows so one could easily escape in case of a fire, high efficiency windows, insulation, and furnace.... A quality home will have ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, and six panel doors, gas fireplace, whirlpool tub in bath.. These types of homes will sell for more and because they are efficient, will save you money in the long run when you get your utility bills..
Older homes that have not been upgraded will sell for less than $100 per square foot and generally will be converted cottages that do not have a basement
Lake front property is generally more, depending on the home's condition and if it has been upgraded... I would start from the base listed above and take each property on a case by case basis.... The closer to population, the more one is inclined to pay...... more