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Your Vacation Home… and Divorce

By Candy Evans | September 30, 2012 | 3 Comments

I don’t know how many divorcing couples own vacation homes. But I have a feeling it’s not a small number. After all, the latest numbers from the National Association of Realtors show that buyers purchased 502,000 vacation homes last year, an increase of 7 percent from the year before. And I have a theory, actually, […]

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Maintaining a Vacation or Second Home: Why a Concierge Service Ought to Come With the Title

By Candy Evans | August 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

As my site’s tagline reads, “you can never have too many homes.” Apparently, many buyers and homeowners agree. The latest Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey from the National Association of Realtors reported that vacation-home sales rose 7 percent in 2011. In all, as I may have told you, vacation-home sales accounted for a healthy […]

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Guess Who’s Buying Up Vacation Homes Like There’s No Tomorrow? The Rich!

By Candy Evans | June 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Those of us in real estate know that when the housing market plummets,  vacation places plummet the most. Second homes are most often discretionary purchases you wait on until you feel flush with cash. Well, get ready. Realtors say second-home buyers are returning to the store,  shopping from Cape Cod to Lake Tahoe. As I […]

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Wealthy Buyers are Buying Vacation & Second Homes Like Hotcakes in Miami, Cali, Phoenix and Dallas!

By Candy Evans | November 14, 2011 | 8 Comments

Great piece in the New York Times recently telling you what I’ve been telling you: wealthy buyers are out snapping up deals on vacation properties. This is probably the best time ever to buy a second home. As the experts tell us, don’t buy it for any reason other than to enjoy and use it. […]

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Yes, The Economy Sucks Bad Air But… Vacation Homes Sure Are Getting Cheap

By Candy Evans | September 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Yes, The Economy Sucks Bad Air But… Vacation Homes Sure Are Getting Cheap

If you want to look at a market that makes residential real estate even in say, Detroit look good, look at second homes. Last year, the median price of a vacation home in the U.S. fell 11%. Compare that to what the National Association of Realtors tells us the ordinary primary residence did — fell 5 percent …

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It’s 110 Degrees in Dallas: Why A Second Home Should Be Issued With Every Texas Drivers License

By Candy Evans | August 4, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s 110 Degrees in Dallas: Why A Second Home Should Be Issued With Every Texas Drivers License

I know Case Shiller is spreading real estate doom and gloom across the state lines, but it’s summer and most of us have vacation on the mind. Here in Dallas, it is about 110 degrees in the shade, and anyone who doesn’t understand why I started a second home blog IN THIS CITY is suffering from heat stroke. […]

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