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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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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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Taxes and Second Homes: Will Buying a Second Home Help Lower My Income Taxes?

By Candy Evans | April 19, 2011 | 5 Comments

God, I wish I could say yes, but more likely, just maybe. Or how about, fat chance? I checked with my wonderful CPA firm, Judd, Thomas Smith & Company, who says you may still deduct mortgage interest on a second home and also property taxes but watch it: that alternative minimum tax, a complicated Congressional […]

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