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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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HOUSE PORN: $795K, 1.5 Miles From the Beach

By Candy Evans | November 16, 2010 | Comments Off on HOUSE PORN: $795K, 1.5 Miles From the Beach

You’ve gotta love this: the house is advertised at $795K. The blurb says “owner will take between $795,000 and $875,000.” OK, somebody slap me — who is really going to come in at $875,000 when they print that? Santa Clause? This is Carlsbad West, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2738 square feet, re-done, 1.5 mile walk […]

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HOUSE PORN: We Love the “F” Word When It’s a San Diego Foreclosure!

By Candy Evans | November 16, 2010 | Comments Off on HOUSE PORN: We Love the “F” Word When It’s a San Diego Foreclosure!

I LOVE San Diego. It has the perfect climate, best beaches, and friendliest people ever. I found folks who live in San Diego way friendlier — and less crunchy — than the folks of Northern Cali, though I love them, too. San Diego is not so Nancy Pelosi/ crunchy/granola; it appeals to my inner beach […]

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Seven Killed at Five Star River Maya Resort: Would You Buy a Second Home in Mexico?

By Candy Evans | November 15, 2010 | 12 Comments

The second home market in Mexico is hurting, and headlines like the one out today are not helping. Seven people, five Canadian tourists and two hotel workers were killed at a five-star resort on the River Maya at Playa del Carmen, near Cancun, on Sunday. At least fifteen others were injured when a gas leak […]

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Golfer Extraordinaire Gary Player: “I Love Mexico — The Food, The Women, The Beaches, The Country”

By Candy Evans | November 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

Not to mention the golf! What a pleasure it was to meet Mr. Player, one of the world’s top golfers! He was in La Paz at CostaBaja this past weekend, where he christened the beautiful, ecologically balanced golf course he designed for the developers of CostaBaja. Do I golf? No, unless the clothes are really […]

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Roatan—Really?

By Candy Evans | October 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Roatan—Really?

So I’ve just finished reading an article in USA TODAY about Roatan, that beautiful 37-mile long island off the coast of Honduras that is a paradise for scuba divers and snorkeling, because it holds the world’s second largest barrier reef. I know – I was out there last April. I’m reading along – yeah, yeah […]

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