New Florida E-book Available

Ryan Erisman, who contributed the Florida Vacation Homes article in the Winter issue of 2ndhome® Journal, has just published a new e-book about Florida’s most popular retirement community. The Complete Guide to The Villages Florida is a 117-page book which covers everything you need to know about researching, planning, and executing a move to The […]

The PODS are Coming!

If you are planning a move, or want to transport some large objects to your vacation home without renting or driving a truck, you might want to consider becoming a POD-person. No, we’re not talking about Invasion of the Body Snatchers, we’re referring to the increasingly ubiquitous portable storage units being used all over the […]

A Great Update on the old Murphy Bed

Looking at increasing the efficiency of space usage in your vacation home? There’s a nifty new twist on the hide-a-bed concept. No more back breaking sofa beds. The new designs also are a great improvement on the old Murphy bed tilt-up concepts. The new design allows maximum flexibility in a minimum of space. It’s all […]

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2ndhome Blog readers can get a free subscription to the digital 2ndhome Journal! Just click here to go to the sign-up form. 2ndhome Journal has great editorial for those who already own a second home or are looking to purchase one. Topics include real estate buying, local and market reports, estate planning, finances and taxes, […]

Create an Online Home Design Portfolio

Home Portfolio is a great free online service that allows you to create a design portfolio from their huge database of products when remodeling or building your second home. They cover everything from patio doors and outdoor grills to furniture and accessories for every room of your home. You can save any products you particularly […]

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek

I have to admit that when I first learned of The 4-Hour Workweek, I was very skeptical. Working only four hours a week? It must take a lot of money to get started, or you must have to have tons of experience. So, for awhile I didn’t bother to read the book (written by Timothy […]

Top 10 Outdoor Rugs

An outdoor rug can be the perfect addition to your deck or patio. They instantly make your outdoor room seem more inviting, and can be softer under bare feet than stone or wood. Check out my top ten picks below: Tributary Mantua 7’10” x 10’10” Bayou Indoor/Outdoor Rug from Home Depot. $259. Panache Textured Weave […]