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Amanda Tackett

Paradise Cove, Ready for a Close-Up

By Amanda Tackett | March 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Paradise Cove, Ready for a Close-Up

Perhaps you, like me, continue to be intrigued by the “tiny house” trend.  For one exclusive area of Malibu, California, the tiny house thing has been more than a trend for more than 50 years.  Welcome to Paradise Cove, one of the most photographed and filmed parts of the greater Los Angeles area.  Paradise Cove […]

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The Villages, People: Snowbird Starters in America’s Friendliest Hometown

By Amanda Tackett | March 7, 2018 | Comments Off on The Villages, People: Snowbird Starters in America’s Friendliest Hometown

As yet another “Snowbird Season” draws to a close, newbies are no doubt planning the next trip to Florida.  Many are looking for the perfect place to winter over from all points north and cold.  I’ve lived in coastal areas for several years, and have witnessed the Snowbird Season up close and personal.  There is […]

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The Manhattan Penthouse in Jacksonville Beach

By Amanda Tackett | March 5, 2018 | Comments Off on The Manhattan Penthouse in Jacksonville Beach

SecondShelters.com loves to bring you truly exceptional homes.  This Jacksonville Beach listing is perhaps the most talked about and anticipated listing in northeast Florida in the last several years. Jacksonville Beach is on A1A, bordered to the north by Atlantic Beach, and to the south by Ponte Vedra.  “Jax Beach,” as the locals call it, […]

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Ono Island? Oh, Yes!

By Amanda Tackett | March 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Ono Island is the most exclusive island in the Gulf Coast. Situated between Old River and the Intracoastal Waterway, Ono is a narrow sliver of paradise, just 5.5 miles long. Only 800 home sites comprise Ono’s residential-only island.  Of those, less than 30 percent sit on premium waterfront lots. This private, gated island is second […]

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In Irma’s Aftermath, Love Wins in Marathon

By Amanda Tackett | February 28, 2018 | Comments Off on In Irma’s Aftermath, Love Wins in Marathon

August and September 2017 was unprecedented for hurricanes in the coastal areas of the U.S. and beyond. Harvey and Irma were the houseguests from hell.  These storms delivered a one-two punch we won’t soon forget.  Hurricane Harvey pummeled and parked over Houston, dumping torrential rains — leaving the core of Texas’ largest urban area a […]

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Meet The 3550: Palm Beach’s Most Exclusive New Building

By Amanda Tackett | February 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Meet The 3550: Palm Beach’s Most Exclusive New Building

In a city of celebrity, glitz, and glamour, an exceptional newcomer is creating quite a buzz. Dubbed simply “3550,” as in 3550 S. Ocean Blvd, this Palm Beach stunner is a 30-unit, gleaming glass masterpiece.  SecondShelters.com recently caught up to premier Palm Beach real estate broker John Abdelsayed of Trends Realty. “This is the first […]

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