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Where To Buy A Vacation Home NOW: Second Home News

By Candy Evans | July 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Let’s face it: if you had to pick the most suffering, beat-up child in this real estate mess, it would be the second home market. This is probably the worst time ever for the second home market because most areas overbuilt during the boom, priced too high, and are now left with inventory. Getting a […]

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Aspen Broker to Rich and Famous Says Second Home Market is Looking Up

By Candy Evans | July 14, 2011 | 8 Comments

Steven Shane had a twisted holiday this year. The Aspen, Colo., real estate broker, who graduated from selling snowboards to multi-million dollar ski chalets, handled one of the most complex deals of his real estate career over the holidays. End of the year, the rich go shopping for real estate. The sale of a simple duplex turned into a six-sided […]

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More Free Tickets to the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour Next Weekend!

By Candy Evans | March 29, 2011 | 10 Comments

All the second homes in Destin, Port Aransas or Pebble Beach could not pull me away from next Saturday’s Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society‘s Spring home tour. That’s April 2, 2011, from 10 am – 4 pm. The owners of six gloriously historic and architecturally significant Park Cities homes will toss open their doors […]

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The Best Places in America for Second Homes

By Candy Evans | March 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Barrons is bragging how they called it: the second home market has bottomed, and the rich are out swooping up the bargains. Prices of high-end second homes have sunk, some as low as 40%. And Barrons lists the top second home markets in the US. Sea Island, Georgia was rated number one. Next comes Maui, […]

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Trouble Selling That Second Home? Don’t Agonize, Fractionalize

By Candy Evans | February 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Trouble Selling That Second Home? Don’t Agonize, Fractionalize

A Muksego, Wisconson couple fed up with the housing market are now trying to sell their vacation home north of Chicago by fractionalizing it. The 1,800-square-foot ranch which they bought in 1999 is a 1950’s era on a three-acre island in Little Muskego Lake, pictured here. Now they want the cash out for another project so instead of […]

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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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