Entries by David & Devon Viehman

America’s Best Retreats

Barron’s Penta SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013 America’s Best Retreats By STEVEN M. SEARS, CRYSTAL KIM, SANDRA WARD, AND JONATHAN R. LAING Second-home prices surged in late 2012, particularly in low-tax states. Penta’s 20: Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Palm Beach, Fla.; Hanalei, Hawaii (Kauai); Park City, Utah; North Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Mount Desert Island, Maine; Austin, Texas; […]

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Named #1 in Forbes “Top 5 Ski Resorts in the United States”

The Top 5 Ski Resorts in the United States Christopher Steiner, Forbes Staff When I became serious about skiing, I wanted to know where, exactly, I should be spending my time and my money.  I approached the problem as an engineer might.  I used quantitative methods: which resort gets the most snow, which has the […]

The 3.8% Tax Is Not a Real Estate Transfer Tax

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine National Association of REALTORS® Shortly after the federal government enacted sweeping healthcare reform earlier this year, there was considerable concern over a last-minute addition to the legislation: a 3.8 percent tax on investment income of upper-income households to help shore up Medicare. The tax takes effect in 2013. Among […]