Families Heaviest Users of Vacation Home Rentals this Year and the Most Likely …

Posted on 21. Aug, 2014 by .

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HEADLINE2Privacy, Space to Spread Out and the Ability to Stay Together Under One Roof Most Important to Vacationing Families DENVER, Aug 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — When it comes to family vacations, home really is where the heart is. According to new research released today by luxury destination club Inspirato with American Express, families are […]

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A Vacation House Designed to Be a Fantasy Jungle Gym

Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by .

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When this Bangkok vacation home needed renovating, Thai architecture studio Onion decided to turn it into a sleek, indoor jungle gym. Photo: Onion The owners have four kids, and asked for something ‘playful.’ Photo: Onion The Onion team decided that an outdoor playground and pool slide would be too timid. So they turned the interior […]

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Most in county will see higher property taxes

Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by .

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Most Pima County homeowners will see a hike in their property tax bills this year — the first real increase from the county in about three years. The Board of Supervisors set the county’s combined tax rate at $5.76 per $100 of the assessed valuation in a 3-2 vote Monday, an increase of about 12 […]

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‘Camp’ losing out to ‘cottage’ as southerners head north

Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by .

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A word synonymous with the northern Ontario summer appears to be fading away, as more and more people describe their waterfront home as a “cottage” instead of a “camp.” There are dozens of “cottages” listed for sale in northern Ontario right now, and there are also several lakes in the region, where property owners are […]

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Cottage condos north a new summer rite

Posted on 18. Aug, 2014 by .

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The completed sales office and 1,300-square-foot, two-bedroom model suite designed by Toronto interior designer Bryon Patton, constitute Phase 1; the second phase, currently on offer, will have 24 units in three buildings, priced from $279,900 to $459,900, from about 1,000 to 1,600 square feet. Buyers can also opt for a covered garage and additional storage […]

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Obama’s vacation overwhelmed by crises at home and abroad

Posted on 18. Aug, 2014 by .

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“He has all the tools at his disposal no matter where he is, the same functional capabilities he has at his Oval Office desk,” said Steve Atkiss, the deputy director of advance for former president George W. Bush. When the president goes anywhere, be it a day trip or a vacation, “the infrastructure follows him.” […]

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Development plans for WC Wood property moving forward

Posted on 18. Aug, 2014 by .

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GUELPH — William Sleeth had not yet read the document in great detail on Friday, but on first blush he thinks the latest redevelopment plan for the former W.C. Wood site on Arthur Street has met the concerns of the Ward Residents’ Association, of which he is co-chair. A report on 5 Arthur St. South […]

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The Pitfalls of Owning A Vacation Home

Posted on 16. Aug, 2014 by .

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Taylor, who has been ranked one of the top 15 most experienced planners by “businessweek.” vacation homes — these are the dreams people have. When they go on holiday, they come back and say, “we must own a home.” not necessarily a good financial decision. It’s not a good investment. Expensive to maintain, expensive to […]

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Taxpayers in Ontario cottage country face soaring policing costs

Posted on 16. Aug, 2014 by .

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The Ontario government has announced a new billing formula that will result in sharp increases in the cost of local policing for cottage country communities such as Muskoka and Haliburton County. The new model, announced Thursday by Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi, could double Ontario Provincial Police costs for Haliburton residents and result in a […]

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Northern Property REIT reports second quarter 2014 financial results and …

Posted on 16. Aug, 2014 by .

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CALGARY, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ – Northern Property Real Estate Investment Trust (the “REIT” or “NPR”) (NPR.UN – TSX) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. NPR reported second quarter funds from operations (“FFO”) per Trust Unit of $0.61, a 7% increase compared to $0.57 in the second […]

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