International

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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Like These Chaps Squatting in Your House?

By Candy Evans | January 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

30 people who resembled the likes of these chaps were thrown out of a palatial home on The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, one of Britain’s most expensive streets. They had been squatting in the former home of of a London TV director that is now on the market. British squatters apparently now use the internet […]

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What Do You Drink at Your Second Home?

By Candy Evans | December 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

In Roatan and in La Paz, Mojitos. I am a huge Mojito girl, and love them best made with fresh mint and lime. I thought Victor’s muddled Mojitos were the best I’d ever tasted, created at Bite on the Beach in West Bay, Roatan –great restaurant — and he sent me home with the recipe […]

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14 Year Old Arrested for Mutilating Cartel Victims in Mexico

By Candy Evans | December 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

A 14 year old boy — a child — was arrested by Mexican authorities for beheading and cutting the genitalia off several cartel victims on behalf of the drug cartels. And he was heading for the U.S., arrested while boarding a bus for Tijuana, en route to visiting his mother in San Diego. News like […]

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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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