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Re-Do or Re-Done: Hawaiian Duo on Diamond Head Offer Choice

By Jon Anderson / November 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Back in 1982, two oceanfront thirds of an acre caught the eye of a developer who created a four-unit community behind private gates. Called Ku’u Makana it’s located in Honolulu at the foot of Diamond Head crater on the island of Oahu.  Each of the four units are identical 3,536 square feet indoors and another […]

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Historical Virginia Home With Link To a Founding Father

By Bethany Erickson / November 18, 2018 / 0 Comments
Virginia

When you begin looking for houses of historical significance, especially on the week of Thanksgiving, you often turn to the places where the country was born. For this week’s historical shelter, we found a Virginia home owned by a Revolutionary War soldier turned inn owner, with ties to a founding father and future president. The […]

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The Woodlands ‘A Well-Kept Secret for Retirees’

By Bethany Erickson / November 17, 2018 / 0 Comments
The Woodlands

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 or more […]

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Budget Billets: Gulf of Mexico Second Homes Easy on the Budget in Cape Coral

By Bethany Erickson / November 10, 2018 / 0 Comments
Cape Coral

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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Florida, Man: This Saint Augustine Historical Stunner Is Swoonworthy

By Bethany Erickson / November 4, 2018 / 0 Comments
saint augustine

Catch us, we’re swooning. This week’s historical shelter in Saint Augustine, Florida, is a magnificent marriage of vintage and updated, ably combining the old-world craftsmanship you’d expect of an 1887 Queen Anne Victorian in the nation’s oldest city with the design sensibilities needed to navigate 2018. The four-bedroom, four-bath Hibbard House at 272 St. George […]

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Latest Federal Tax Plan Bites Home and Second Home Owners

By Jon Anderson / November 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

Here’s the net-net of the proposed Republican plan to “lower” our taxes. Mortgage interest deductions would be capped at mortgages $500,000 or less (half the current $1 million) for primary residences. Mortgage interest deductions for second homes would simply vanish. You may be thinking this doesn’t sound bad and you may be mostly right.  While […]

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