Second Shelters News

Own the First Chicago Home of Al Capone — Escape Route Not Included

By Bethany Erickson / February 17, 2019 / 0 Comments
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It was his first home in Chicago, and his mother lived there until her death, and in 2019, you could own a slice of Al Capone history for practically a song. “I came to Chicago with $40 in my pocket,” Alphonse Gabriel Capone said once, and not long after that he began working for mobster […]

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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
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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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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
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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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The Woodlands ‘A Well-Kept Secret for Retirees’

By Bethany Erickson / November 17, 2018 / 0 Comments
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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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