Her book, Unhinged, is at the top of the New York Times best-seller list, and that is a good thing for Omarosa Manigault Newman and her husband, pastor John Newman. The former White House aide and spouse are being sued by The Jacksonville Golf and Country Club Property Owners Association, demanding that the couple make crucial fixes to their four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,048-square-foot home.

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RealtorNobody starts housing hunting thinking, “You know, I think I want a house that smells like a giant litter box,” but that’s what one Florida couple says they got with their home purchase — all thanks to the Realtor that listed it.

Newlyweds Daniel McKay and Katherine Pulker closed on their home in Valrico, Florida, in April. According to the suit they filed in Hillsborough Circuit Court on July 20 (sidebar: Hillsborough Circuit Court, I love your case lookup, Dallas and everyone else, please review this because yeah, way better), everything seemed fine until they removed the plug-in air fresheners.

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Our Splurge: 206 Arlington Road, West Palm Beach, FL is currently listed by Brandon L. Rinker of Rinker Realty for $1.7 million.

Nothing beats fun in the sun in West Palm Beach, Florida, so we are going to get right to it! These Splurge vs. Steal picks speak for themselves, and while both have three bedrooms, two baths, and luxuriously updated interiors, the price points and locations are miles apart. Which one would you choose for your West Palm Beach escape?

Pick your West Palm Beach poison over on SecondShelters.com now!

Just saying Key West, Florida, can conjure up relaxation and the easy-going life — so when we found this historical home in Old Town we knew that our readers at SecondShelters.com and CandysDirt.com would fall in love just like we did.

This home, which was built in the late 1800s, sits on a corner lot in Old Town — and if you’ve never been to the Old Town part of Key West, let’s just say it’s where all the action is. In fact, this home is close to the historic seaport and Duval Street.

Check it out here.

Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale starting at $900k, Photo Credit Katie Enterline, HOM Colorado LLC

Breaking ground November of 2017 with expected completion by the end of 2019, Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale will bring elevated luxury and legendary Four Seasons service to Fort Lauderdale Beach like you’ve never seen before.

Katie Enterline of HOM Colorado LLC, a buyer’s agent in Florida who specializes in oceanfront development, gave us the scoop. “While I do residential resales in Denver, my specialty is in Florida, finding incredible projects that fit my clients’ individual needs from Palm Beach to Miami,” says Enterline.

Still searching for the perfect Florida second home? See this stunning project on SecondShelters.com now,

Photo courtesy of Robert Hensley via a Creative Commons license

Photo courtesy of Robert Hensley via a Creative Commons license

Dallas is one of 15 top markets poised to attract baby boomer homebuyers because of an affordable cost of living, sunny weather, and friendly business climate, according to new research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

NAR looked at 100 metro areas with lower state taxes (or none at all, as is the case in Texas), stable job market conditions, and strong migration patterns of “leading-edge baby boomers” (those 60-69) moving to that area. By doing this, they predicted which housing markets are likely to see a boost from baby boomers. Cost of living, housing affordability, and housing inventory availability were also factors in their rankings.

For these reasons, Dallas was identified as one of five markets with strong potential for attracting baby boomer homebuyers.

“It comes down to housing affordability, and lower tax rates in the Dallas area and the state as a whole,” said Adam DeSanctis, NAR economic issues media manager. “More boomers after 65 are working, some because they have to, or feel like they have to, but also those that are healthier and want to maintain an active lifestyle. Those [baby boomer] business owners come to Dallas for its dynamic local economy.”

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Just in time for Vacation Home Week, we found this very favorite listing of our’s in Watercolor, Florida, one of our very favorite second home spots, on the bargain table. This is like when you find a Firenzie handbag on sale at Neimans — you know it doesn’t belong there, but it’s there and reduced and you snap it up faster than you can locate your credit card. That’s exactly what you need to do with this house. If you know anything about Watercolor and the panhandle Gulf coast of Florida, you will know what a steal this home is.

Located in the heart of Watercolor, 401 Western Lake Drive, less than a five minute walk to the beach, this home is now less than $3 million! (more…)