Second Home Buying

Practical Tips and Articles for Buying a Second Home

Live the Lakefront Lifestyle in Texas

Live the Lakefront Lifestyle in Texas

Looking for a home in a tranquil, lakeside setting? Whether considering a retirement, primary, or vacation home, look no further than Texas to find your perfect lakeside community.

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Retire in the Garden State

Retire in the Garden State

Active adult communities are springing up across the Garden State.

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Live the Low-Maintenance Lifestyle in Naples, Florida!

Live the Low-Maintenance Lifestyle in Naples, Florida!

Looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle in a coastal Florida setting? Look no further than Avalon of Naples, a new multifamily carriage home community in Naples, Florida.

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Retire in the Keystone State

Retire in the Keystone State

In 2017, Pennsylvania was ranked by WalletHub as one of the best states to retire in. Read on to learn more about the benefits of retiring in Pennsylvania.

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Final Opportunity to Own a Home in Wildgrass

Final Opportunity to Own a Home in Wildgrass

Now is your final opportunity to own a home in the new, luxury gated community of Wildgrass.

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Retire in an Active Lifestyle Community

Retire in an Active Lifestyle Community

You may have planned financially for retirement, but have you planned your health routine? Explore these healthy lifestyle communities.

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Pickleball is Sweeping the Nation

Pickleball is Sweeping the Nation

Pickleball is rapidly gaining popularity among baby boomers living in master-planned communities. Read more about the sport and view communities with pickleball.

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Live the Good Life at GlenRiddle

Live the Good Life at GlenRiddle

If you’re looking for luxury living in a gated resort-style community, you will find it at GlenRiddle in Berlin, Maryland. Read more about this Ocean City-area community.

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5 Tax-Friendly States to Retire In

5 Tax-Friendly States to Retire In

There’s a lot to consider when choosing which state to retire in. These five states offer outstanding tax benefits to retirees, as well as great locations, attractions, and desirable lifestyles.

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Great Places to Retire near Spring Training

Great Places to Retire near Spring Training

With spring training in full swing, we’ve created a list of some of the best places to retire that offer quick access to spring training games of some of your favorite Major League Baseball teams.

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Five Outdoor Activities to Enjoy This Spring

Five Outdoor Activities to Enjoy This Spring

Spring is the time to enjoy all of the activities and recreation of the great outdoors. Here are five ways to get outdoors and be active this spring.

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5 Benefits of Living in a 55+ Community

5 Benefits of Living in a 55+ Community

Considering living in a 55+ community? Check out these five benefits to help you decide.

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Retire in America's Most Romantic City

Retire in America's Most Romantic City

Retirees are falling in love with Charleston, named “America’s Most Romantic City” by Travel + Leisure magazine. A growing number of 55+ communities are popping up around the charming southern city, offering a revitalizing sense of adventure for active adults.

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The Snowbird's Guide to Florida

The Snowbird's Guide to Florida

Tired of the cold? Check out Florida’s snowbird destinations.

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What is a 55+ Community?

What is a 55+ Community?

55+ communities are popular real estate offerings attractive to retirees and pre-retirees. Here’s an explanation of their unique characteristics and how they continue to evolve.

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'Checkbook IRAs' Let You Invest Retirement Funds in Real Estate

'Checkbook IRAs' Let You Invest Retirement Funds in Real Estate

Lil Miller-Fox's individual retirement account has three bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage.

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Invest IRA Funds in Real Estate  –  Buy Retirement House Now

Invest IRA Funds in Real Estate – Buy Retirement House Now

Lil Miller-Fox had heard about a less cumbersome way to invest her retirement savings into a house or other rental property. But the co-founder of a popular web site that helps people identify future retirement property never knew of anyone who actually did so.

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What Makes a Sustainable, Green Community?

What Makes a Sustainable, Green Community?

We hear these words spoken more frequently as people shift towards wanting to live more sustainably on the planet and help take better care of Mother Nature. How can one tell the difference between a truly green community offering a sustainable way of life, and slick marketing that is mostly “greenwashing”?

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Second Homes in Private Communities Sometimes Hidden Gems

Second Homes in Private Communities Sometimes Hidden Gems

There's a whole other world of master-planned communities that often go unnoticed by even the most savvy second home seeker. Buyers from all over America can miss these opportunities because they often do not appear on public multiple listing service (MLS) databases sorted by zip code, price point and other search terms designed to appeal to a wider variety of shoppers.

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Sale-Leaseback

Sale-Leaseback

A few years away from retirement but still not quite ready to pull the trigger and buy a place in paradise? Maybe you're eager to buy but not interested in moving just yet? Then you might want to take advantage of a little-known opportunity to buy now and occupy later. It's not common knowledge, but builders in many amenity-laden destination properties are willing to sell their model homes and lease them back from their buyers for anywhere from a few months to ...

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Vacation Home Taxes

Vacation Home Taxes

Uncle Sam offers taxpayers plenty of ways to reduce the cost of owning a beach front house at the shore or a cabin in the woods. Here is a basic primer on the tax aspects of vacation home ownership. While it is intended solely for information purposes, it will give you a good idea of what's deductible and what's not. For more detailed information, be sure to consult professional tax counsel.

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Making (Some) Sense of Club Memberships

Making (Some) Sense of Club Memberships

In the world of fractional real estate ownership, nothing could be more, err, fractured. There are so many forms of ownership that it's extremely difficult for potential purchasers to get their arms around what they are actually buying - not to mention the advantages and disadvantages each one has to offer.

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