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Top-5 Friday: Islamorada Means Living in The Lap of Luxury in The Florida Keys

By Joanna England | May 31, 2013 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Islamorada Means Living in The Lap of Luxury in The Florida Keys

I love the Florida Keys, but Key West isn’t always the best place to spend a vacation. I mean, I love the Conch Republic and all, but sometimes I just want to watch the waves crash, do some surfing, or have a cocktail without navigating Duval Street. This island is undergoing rapid development, so now […]

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Top-5 Friday: Florida Gulf Coast Puts Up More Than a Great Basketball Team

By Joanna England | March 29, 2013 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Florida Gulf Coast Puts Up More Than a Great Basketball Team

It’s March Madness, so we took a cue from our nation’s obsession with basketball to showcase some great properties in Fort Myers, Fla., home of Florida Gulf Coast University, this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Cindarella story. In my opinion, this city is an ideal spot for a second home. There’s a great mix of rentals, […]

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Top-5 Friday: Gasparilla Island is The Perfect Place to Launch Your Yacht

By Joanna England | March 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Gasparilla Island is The Perfect Place to Launch Your Yacht

Beloved by old Hollywood star Katherine Hepburn, Gasparilla Island is a small island just off the Gulf coast of Florida. It’s small enough to feel exclusive, but not so tiny to feel isolated. And, because of The Gasparilla Act, the island won’t be changing much, at least anytime soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, […]

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Guess Who’s Buying Up Vacation Homes Like There’s No Tomorrow? The Rich!

By Candy Evans | June 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Those of us in real estate know that when the housing market plummets,  vacation places plummet the most. Second homes are most often discretionary purchases you wait on until you feel flush with cash. Well, get ready. Realtors say second-home buyers are returning to the store,  shopping from Cape Cod to Lake Tahoe. As I […]

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Lockout? What Lockout? Beach Football Bonanza at Watercolor Beach This Holiday

By Candy Evans | July 5, 2011 | Comments Off on Lockout? What Lockout? Beach Football Bonanza at Watercolor Beach This Holiday

Sean Payton has a home on one of my favorite beaches, Watercolor, near Panama City Beach, Florida. Here’s his yummy house  — I was there, once. Sean is super generous with his beach house and this weekend it was loaded with football celebs who got an impromptu game of “7 on 7” touch football going on […]

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Live Near Tiger Woods on Valentine’s Day: Here’s A $65,000,000 Heart

By Candy Evans | February 14, 2011 | Comments Off on Live Near Tiger Woods on Valentine’s Day: Here’s A $65,000,000 Heart

Want to win my heart for Valentine’s Day? Then snap up this little $65 million dollar estate on 8.04 acres on Jupiter Island, not too far from Tiger Wood’s estate.  Ariana Huffington, you should really consider this home as a great investment with your new millions. 9 bedrooms, 13.5 baths, 17,825 square feet. 172′ of […]

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