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How to buy a second home

What Do You Drink at Your Second Home?

By Candy Evans | December 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

In Roatan and in La Paz, Mojitos. I am a huge Mojito girl, and love them best made with fresh mint and lime. I thought Victor’s muddled Mojitos were the best I’d ever tasted, created at Bite on the Beach in West Bay, Roatan –great restaurant — and he sent me home with the recipe […]

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How To Sell Your Home Faster: Between the Sheets, Buy This Bed

By Candy Evans | December 9, 2010 | Comments Off on How To Sell Your Home Faster: Between the Sheets, Buy This Bed

Have you ever in your real estate life had clients zero in on an item in a home that sold the home faster than you could think? I am always looking for a unique real estate story, especially anything about selling a home faster for the most in this market. (This vacation home advertises the Duxiana to pull […]

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14 Year Old Arrested for Mutilating Cartel Victims in Mexico

By Candy Evans | December 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

A 14 year old boy — a child — was arrested by Mexican authorities for beheading and cutting the genitalia off several cartel victims on behalf of the drug cartels. And he was heading for the U.S., arrested while boarding a bus for Tijuana, en route to visiting his mother in San Diego. News like […]

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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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Second Shelters: Why I Started a Blog for the Most Important Real Estate Purchase of Your Life

By Candy Evans | December 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

I’ve never really told you why I started a blog called SecondShelters. Truth is, I wanted to call it SecondHomes, but the URL was already taken. I like the word “shelter” because that is the purpose a home serves — it is really a shelter from the elements, from the big, bad world. As a […]

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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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