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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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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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Dallas House Porn: Contemporary Lust and Water, Water Everywhere

By Candy Evans | November 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

I have been cheating on my house by lusting after this estate property for years. YEARS! And now, she is on the market, available. Be still, my beating heart. Listed with Douglas Newby, this home is on the same little lake where police went full S.C.U.B.A. this summer to find the murder evidence that nailed […]

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How To Save Money for a Home Down Payment: Eat Squirrel, Not Turkey

By Candy Evans | November 29, 2010 | Comments Off on How To Save Money for a Home Down Payment: Eat Squirrel, Not Turkey

Thanksgiving is over and for most of us, those turkeys from last Thursday are going to make excellent sandwiches for a few days. But the inspiration for this post truly came from an article I came across on the BBC: is squirrel the perfect austerity food? I mean, we are trying to make ends meat […]

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Want 13% Appreciation on a Second Home? Buy a Farm in Iowa!

By Candy Evans | November 19, 2010 | 12 Comments

Could farmland be the next real estate bubble? Want to get a second home that is not only in the country, it IS the country? Like The Bridges of Madison County country? Buy a farm in Iowa. No kidding: Iowa farmland rose in value by 13 percent in the year ending Oct. 1, according to […]

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HOUSE PORN: $795K, 1.5 Miles From the Beach

By Candy Evans | November 16, 2010 | Comments Off on HOUSE PORN: $795K, 1.5 Miles From the Beach

You’ve gotta love this: the house is advertised at $795K. The blurb says “owner will take between $795,000 and $875,000.” OK, somebody slap me — who is really going to come in at $875,000 when they print that? Santa Clause? This is Carlsbad West, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2738 square feet, re-done, 1.5 mile walk […]

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