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Miami Shores Historic Beauty Is Leading Example of Mediterranean Revival

By Bethany Erickson / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
Miami Shores

When we look for historical shelters every week, we always find some beautiful homes with interesting stories — and that’s true this week as well, with the Simmons Estate in Miami Shores, Florida. It’s always fun to go back and look at 1920s architecture — the era embraced luxury in a way that was potentially […]

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NOLA-Adjacent Metairie Provides Plenty of Budget Options

By Bethany Erickson / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Not everyone can spend $1 million or more on a second home, even if it’s with the idea that eventually you’ll retire there. So when MoneyWise’s list of 40 places to retire that are more budget-friendly came out, we were curious — what kind of homes could you find in these towns? Last week, we […]

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New Mexico School Transformed Into Residence With Amazing Views

By Bethany Erickson / December 2, 2018 / 0 Comments
school

In our quest to find the most interesting historical shelters, we fully admit to being suckers for a good school house conversion, and this example in the historic mining village of Hillsboro, New Mexico, does not disappoint. The school was built in the 1800s, listing agent Crystal Lay with Steinborn & Associates Real Estate said, […]

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Warm Weather, Entertainment Make Augusta a Great Retirement Spot

By Bethany Erickson / December 2, 2018 / 0 Comments
Augusta

Editor’s Note: Recently, MoneyWise revealed its list of the 40 most frugal and friendly places to retire. In a bid to provide an idea of what housing inventory is available in these cities and towns, we’re taking a look at listings in each of the cities on the list. Not everyone can spend $1 million […]

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Eighteenth Century Philadelphia Abode Home to Nation’s First National Anthem

By Bethany Erickson / November 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

When Philadelphia lawyer Joseph Hopkinson and his wife Emily settled into their home on Spruce Street in 1794, the country was still in its infancy. Construction on the home itself had been completed just three years prior, by cabinet maker Jesse Williams. Hopkinson saw the country grow from a collection of colonies that banded together […]

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Torrance, California, Hits the Spot for Beach-Loving, City-Visiting Retirees

By Bethany Erickson / November 24, 2018 / 0 Comments
Torrance

Not everyone can spend $1 million or more on a second home, even if it’s with the idea that eventually you’ll retire there. So when MoneyWise’s list of 40 places to retire that are more budget-friendly came out, we were curious — what kind of homes could you find in these towns? Last week, we […]

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