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How To Save Money for a Home Down Payment: Eat Squirrel, Not Turkey

By Candy Evans / November 29, 2010 / 0 Comments

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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Want 13% Appreciation on a Second Home? Buy a Farm in Iowa!

By Candy Evans / November 19, 2010 / 0 Comments

Could farmland be the next real estate bubble? Want to get a second home that is not only in the country, it IS the country? Like The Bridges of Madison County country? Buy a farm in Iowa. No kidding: Iowa farmland rose in value by 13 percent in the year ending Oct. 1, according to […]

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HOUSE PORN: $795K, 1.5 Miles From the Beach

By Candy Evans / November 16, 2010 / 0 Comments

You’ve gotta love this: the house is advertised at $795K. The blurb says “owner will take between $795,000 and $875,000.” OK, somebody slap me — who is really going to come in at $875,000 when they print that? Santa Clause? This is Carlsbad West, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2738 square feet, re-done, 1.5 mile walk […]

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HOUSE PORN: We Love the “F” Word When It’s a San Diego Foreclosure!

By Candy Evans / November 16, 2010 / 0 Comments

I LOVE San Diego. It has the perfect climate, best beaches, and friendliest people ever. I found folks who live in San Diego way friendlier — and less crunchy — than the folks of Northern Cali, though I love them, too. San Diego is not so Nancy Pelosi/ crunchy/granola; it appeals to my inner beach […]

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