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Retiring in Style

Second Home House Porn: Mid Century Mod Trailer in the Sky, Not a Money Pit

By Candy Evans | March 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

This home is in Kingston, New York, in the Hudson River Valley, and was just written up in the New York Times. I’m writing about it because a) it is a second home for a NYC couple and b) it was built in 1958 by the grandparents of a friend who grew up in the […]

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Monday Morning House Porn Under $250K: Townhome Is Tip-Top for First or Second Home

By Candy Evans | March 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

You are looking for the best real estate values in greater Dallas, right? You want a maintenance, headache-free first or second home close to that great maker of getaways, D/FW Airport. Yet you continue to look in Dallas. Are you crazy? Las Colinas is right next door, closer to D/FW, and has some of the […]

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Michael Jordan’s Bear’s Club Florida Estate Features 28,000 Square Feet, Where’s the Water?

By Candy Evans | December 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

You do recall former NBA champ Michael Jordan.  Not only is he known as “the greatest basketball player of all times” but he is gaining a rap as the greatest home builder of all times! Jordan is completing a 28,000 square foot mansion in The Bears’ Club, Palm Beach County, Florida, near where Tiger Woods […]

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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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What Do People Want In Second Home Real Estate?

By Candy Evans | November 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

Value and a pretty darn good view — beachfront or mountain — that’s what people generally want when they seek second home real estate. After all, that’s the whole point of buying a second home, getting out of Dodge and enjoying peace, quiet and nature. But one thing has changed since the real estate bubble […]

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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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