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End of the Year Tax Planning: Time for a Second Home?

By Candy Evans | December 24, 2010 | Comments Off on End of the Year Tax Planning: Time for a Second Home?

We met with our CPA to see what, if anything, we could do for 2010 taxes. Turns out the ATM fixes it so that many people cannot deduct property taxes, and Texas, unfortunately, has some of the highest in the land. (Alas, we do not have a state income tax, at least not yet.) We […]

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Tiger’s Ex Eyes This Jupiter Island Penthouse About Two Miles From his Compound

By Candy Evans | December 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Tiger’s Ex Eyes This Jupiter Island Penthouse About Two Miles From his Compound

All I want for Christmas is a beach home in Florida. Seems I’m not alone. Elin Nordegren Woods is also on the lookout, but she has a slightly higher budget than I do — about $4,000,000. And she is looking, I hear, on Jupiter Island, a sleepy little quiet island with 516 condos and only […]

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Bed Bugs & Bed Bug Etiquette for Home Holiday Entertaining: Keep Your Coat Off My Bed

By Candy Evans | December 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Bed Bugs & Bed Bug Etiquette for Home Holiday Entertaining: Keep Your Coat Off My Bed

This post in Brick Underground got me thinking and of course, I’ve emailed it to my Manhattan-dwelling son who is coming home this weekend without, I sincerely hope, any critters in his luggage. He is upset that I bought him one of those canvas-cooker deals to kill off any bedbugs that might stick to his […]

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Second Home Real Estate: Ten Top Trends of Second Home Buyers

By Candy Evans | December 2, 2010 | 4 Comments

1. Second home trends: Affluent Baby Boomers will retire later and downsize from their large McMansions for which utilities and taxes have become prohibitive, to smaller homes, maybe condos,  in the city and a second home — in the cheaper boonies, or in another city. Just last night a reader emailed me that his biggest […]

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House Porn: Tiger Wood’s Jupiter Island Private Home and Golf Course

By Candy Evans | November 20, 2010 | Comments Off on House Porn: Tiger Wood’s Jupiter Island Private Home and Golf Course

Tiger Woods is one dude who appreciates, among other things,  second homes. Jeff Lichtenstein of Christie’s Great Estates & Illustrated Properties in Palm Beach Gardens, sent us a first glimpse of Tiger Wood’s backyard and private practice complex –click on that photo, this is great House Porn: “It appears he has one tee box in […]

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Second Homes Need Second Porch — New Facebook Site for 7.5 Million Vacation Home Owners

By Candy Evans | November 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Second Homes Need Second Porch — New Facebook Site for 7.5 Million Vacation Home Owners

How To Find A Face Behind the Place. Did you know there are more than 7.5 million second home owners in the U.S? I did, of course. And I also know there are about a million more properties out there waiting for owners. In the meantime, what do current second home owners do to monetize […]

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