36 Hours in Martha’s Vineyard

The New York Times has a great guide on what to do with 36 hours in Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re a newcomer to the island, or considering purchasing a vacation home there, this article can give you a number of hints on what to do and what to see (outside the normal tourist traps). It […]

Biggest Mistakes Novice Investors Make

Even though this article on the “10 Top Mistakes of Novice Investors” from AOL’s Real Estate portal is a little outdated (it quotes statistics from 2004), it still has solid advice for potential real estate investors. Investing in real estate for the first time can be a bit scary, and there are a lot of […]

Top 3 listings on 2ndhome.net this week

Here are the top three most viewed listings on 2ndhome.net this week. An interesting trend this week: all three are either lakefront, lake view or lake access properties. #1 is a $3.95 million, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home on 3.5 waterfront acres on Lake Sunapee in Sunapee, NH listed by the New London Group. #2 […]

25 Dream Vacation Homes

Phuket, Thailand is first on the list with Shangri-La’s Phuket Resort and Spa. In addition to a 315-room resort hotel, there will be 50 full-owernship villas available along the Bang Tao Bay beach. Others on the list include Luxuria in Boca Raton, Florida, which has 26 whole-ownership condominiums available in a 10-story oceanfront tower; Yellowstone […]

Insuring Your Vacation Home

AOL’s real estate portal has a great recent article on insuring your vacation home. Especially important is checking out what your rates are going to be before you buy. Because of Hurricane Katrina, insurance rates have soared in certain coastal areas. Unfortunately those coastal areas are just the sort of place that people are likely […]