Economy

Get a New Job, Get an (Unplanned) Second Home

By Candy Evans / November 26, 2010 / 0 Comments

Kind of like an unplanned pregnancy, more folks these days are ending up with¬† two or more homes on their real estate hands, making a lot more of us second (or multiple!) home owners. Real estate market conditions have practically stranded homeowners in their homes, which is not the end of the world if you […]

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Second Homes Need Second Porch — New Facebook Site for 7.5 Million Vacation Home Owners

By Candy Evans / November 17, 2010 / 0 Comments

How To Find A Face Behind the Place. Did you know there are more than 7.5 million second home owners in the U.S? I did, of course. And I also know there are about a million more properties out there waiting for owners. In the meantime, what do current second home owners do to monetize […]

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What Percentage of Real Estate Buyers Use Social Media For Leads?

By Candy Evans / November 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

95%. And that was in 2008. Could be even higher now. By social media I mean Facebook and Twitter and all the clones out there. This from a trusted source who just returned from the National Association of Realtors convention in New Orleans. Another fact, and one solid reason why I am pouring myself into […]

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What Do People Want In Second Home Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / November 3, 2010 / 0 Comments

Value and a pretty darn good view — beachfront or mountain — that’s what people generally want when they seek second home real estate. After all, that’s the whole point of buying a second home, getting out of Dodge and enjoying peace, quiet and nature. But one thing has changed since the real estate bubble […]

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The F Word: Cute Perry Heights Fannie Mae Property

By Candy Evans / November 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

We curse and talk dirty a lot over here at SecondShelters, especially when we get excited about a really great deal! (Ooh, ooph, ahhh!) This one is SO cute, is in Perry Heights and is a Fannie-Mae owned home. Know what’s even better? You get 3.5% of your closing costs paid as assistance if you […]

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Financial Real Estate News:How To Buy A Home Away From Home

By Candy Evans / October 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

If you dream of owning a home away from home, start your search by determining how much home you can afford. If you haven’t saved enough for a cash transaction, you’ll need a mortgage, and a banker can help determine what you can afford to pay. Call a loan officer for help in determining the […]

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