A $7.9 Million Vacation Home Versus Barton Creek in Austin: I’ll Take 40 Years of Reservations…

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Not that every vaca home has to cost this much, but when you get right down to it, would you rather pay $7.9 million for a fancy-pants second home and staff to maintain it, cater to your every whim, or would you rather just stay at, say, Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin? I love first, second and third homes but I say, reservations! 

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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