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Eyebrow Raising Historical Shelter in Key West

By Bethany Erickson | November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Depending on how old you are, the mention of Key West, Florida, either makes you think of Ernest Hemingway, Tennesee Williams, or Jimmy Buffet — the celebrities who have, at various points in time, made the island home.  Discovered by Ponce de Leon, Key West was claimed by Spain in 1513 and named Las Martines. […]

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Florida Traditional Minutes From the Best Beaches

By Bethany Erickson | May 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Florida Traditional Minutes From the Best Beaches

A charter member of the SecondShelters.com fan club touched base with us recently to let us know about a great Naples, Florida, property close to two amazing beaches, fine dining, and more — and the Florida Traditional she showed us? Her own. Heidi Boetsch-Loewinsohn, a Realtor with Caine Premier Properties, said her three-bedroom, two bath […]

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Check Out this Sweet St. Pete Historic Home

By Deb R. Brimer | April 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

This 1910 beauty in St. Petersburg, Florida will be hard to pass up. Between its historic charm, new ultra-modern renovations, and resort location, be prepared for a dazzling experience. Located at 140 13th Avenue NE in a walkable and bikeable part of town, the property includes the 2,974-square-feet main house with three bedrooms and three […]

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Florida Beach Beat Out Hawaii As Best Beach In USA

By Amy Puchaty | March 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Florida Beach Beat Out Hawaii As Best Beach In USA

This stateside beach just beat out Hawaii as the best beach in the USA and it’s probably in the last place you would expect. Clearwater Beach, Florida, is a known tourist spot and most recently ranks highest among TripAdvisor travelers in both quantity and quality of reviews over a 12-month period. One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote, […]

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Lakeland Offers Budget-Friendly Florida Dirt

By Bethany Erickson | December 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Lakeland Offers Budget-Friendly Florida Dirt

Editor’s Note: Recently, MoneyWise revealed its list of the 40 most frugal and friendly places to retire. In a bid to provide an idea of what housing inventory is available in these cities and towns, we’re taking a look at listings in each of the cities on the list. Not everyone can spend $1 million […]

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Miami Shores Historic Beauty Is Leading Example of Mediterranean Revival

By Bethany Erickson | December 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Miami Shores Historic Beauty Is Leading Example of Mediterranean Revival

When we look for historical shelters every week, we always find some beautiful homes with interesting stories — and that’s true this week as well, with the Simmons Estate in Miami Shores, Florida. It’s always fun to go back and look at 1920s architecture — the era embraced luxury in a way that was potentially […]

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