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Pura Vida is Easy to Find in This Costa Rica Artist Haven

By Elaine Raffel | June 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Pura Vida is Easy to Find in This Costa Rica Artist Haven

This multi-story oasis is built into the hillside of Pico Blanco, Escazú, a well-to-do suburb of Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose. The owner, a painter, designed the property around the guiding “pillars” of his life: nature, arts and meditation.

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ThirdHome Offers Options for Second Home Owners

By Bethany Erickson | January 18, 2020 | Comments Off on ThirdHome Offers Options for Second Home Owners

So you’ve bought that fancy second home, and you’ve spent a few vacations in it, and now, well, you’re bored. Is your vacation home boring you? That’s what ThirdHome founder Wade Shealy found he was hearing the most. The one-time Hilton Head real estate agent started the company to address a common complaint he kept […]

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MIDs on Second Homes May End in California

By Bethany Erickson | January 11, 2020 | Comments Off on MIDs on Second Homes May End in California

Property owners in California — especially those who own second homes there — may find themselves paying more in income taxes if a bill designed to end the mortgage interest deduction on vacation homes passes the state assembly. The bill, which was introduced by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-Francisco), would eliminate the MID on second homes […]

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Buy in New York? Fuggedaboutit, Get a Second Home Instead

By Bethany Erickson | January 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Buy in New York? Fuggedaboutit, Get a Second Home Instead

Start spreading the news … New York real estate is so expensive many are opting to remain renters in the city they work in during the week, and instead plunk down their case for a more affordable second home for weekending, a recent report from CNN Business found. “Starting with a second home can be […]

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Adorable 1895 Home in Old Town Georgetown, Texas

By Bethany Erickson | September 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Adorable 1895 Home in Old Town Georgetown, Texas

If you’ve driven to Austin or San Antonio even once, chances are you’ve at least passed the road signs mentioning Georgetown. Some day, you really should stop and visit the idyllic town with a beautiful town square and plenty of unique shopping, dining, and other attractions. The town also boasts plenty of other things to […]

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Brentwood Big Love For Lindsey Buckingham’s House

By Bethany Erickson | May 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Brentwood Big Love For Lindsey Buckingham’s House

No word on where Fleetwood Mac rocker Lindsey Buckingham is heading to next, but he and his wife have turned into quite the real estate investors — and their latest home, a true celebrity compound in Brentwood, California, is now up for grabs. Realtor.com reports that Buckingham and his interior designer wife Kristen bought a […]

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