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HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment Is to Die For

By Leah Shafer | June 13, 2016 | Comments Off on HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment Is to Die For

If Paris is the city of love, then the Eiffel Tower is one of the most romantic landmarks in the world. Lots of people get engaged there, but what if you could do that, or renew your vows, in an Eiffel Tower apartment? Vacation rental website HomeAway has partnered with architect Benoit Leleu to design a […]

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How to Buy Property in the United Kingdom: A Guide to Real Estate Purchases Across The Pond

By Jon Anderson | May 11, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Buy Property in the United Kingdom: A Guide to Real Estate Purchases Across The Pond

Previously, I wrote about a dip occurring in the London property market.  Now let’s explore how an American goes about buying property in the U.K.  The rules are the same for London, and your interests may lie in other (cheaper) parts of the kingdom. Unlike property in Bermuda, foreigners are able to buy any property […]

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Flock to the Casbah: A Second Home in Marrakech?

By Jon Anderson | July 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Flock to the Casbah: A Second Home in Marrakech?

Morocco can be quite reasonably-priced for Western residents, and the city of Marrakech is as good a place as any to have a second home. I just returned from my first international mission for CandysDirt.com, scoping out the real estate scene in Marrakech. (OK, so I embellish. I’d already planned a vacation and did some […]

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Exploring The “Run Away To Italy” Dream In Chianti

By Deidre Woollard | December 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Exploring The “Run Away To Italy” Dream In Chianti

There are certain fantasies that seem to be nearly universal, running away to a tropical island, living in a penthouse in a major city, and yes, moving to Italy to a beautiful old estate and making wine. Here’s your chance. This estate is just a couple of kilometers from the unbelievably charming Tuscan village of […]

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Tourists Are Returning to Hawaii, and So Are Vacation Home Buyers – Honua Kai

By Candy Evans | October 22, 2012 | 20 Comments

Tourism is up in Hawaii, which is a very good sign for Hawaiian real estate. The number one reason buyers purchase a vacation home in any location is because they love it. It goes like this: visit the location, love it, feel like you never want to leave. This is the point where buyers start […]

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San Antonio: Second Home Central for Mexican Nationals

By Candy Evans | February 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

More private planes from Mexico flew into San Antonio in 2010 in the biggest jump since the city was authorized to clear immigration for international travelers, and this means cha ching for housing sales in the Alamo City. That’s why I am kissing this plane. Preliminary data from the city’s Aviation Department shows that almost […]

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