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).

Rockwall, Texas: Foreclosure City

By Candy Evans / November 4, 2010 / 0 Comments

I was at the East Dallas MLS meeting early this morning, and I am already pining for Luby’s baking soda biscuits. Great crowd, and as usual I learned as much from them as they (hopefully) learned from me. We talked SecondShelters a lot, and how more agents are marketing second homes properties to their clients. […]

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Bare, Naked Truth: How To Sell Second Home Properties

By Candy Evans / November 3, 2010 / 0 Comments

And now, a word and some House Porn from our sponsors. (You will love this if Realtors sometimes drive you bat-you-know-what!)

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What Do People Want In Second Home Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / November 3, 2010 / 0 Comments

Value and a pretty darn good view — beachfront or mountain — that’s what people generally want when they seek second home real estate. After all, that’s the whole point of buying a second home, getting out of Dodge and enjoying peace, quiet and nature. But one thing has changed since the real estate bubble […]

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The F Word: Cute Perry Heights Fannie Mae Property

By Candy Evans / November 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

We curse and talk dirty a lot over here at SecondShelters, especially when we get excited about a really great deal! (Ooh, ooph, ahhh!) This one is SO cute, is in Perry Heights and is a Fannie-Mae owned home. Know what’s even better? You get 3.5% of your closing costs paid as assistance if you […]

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Dallas Vs. Forth Worth: Is Dallas Becoming a Second-Class City?

By Candy Evans / November 2, 2010 / 0 Comments

You’ve heard of Fort Worth-Arlington, yes? No? Gosh darn it, what is the name of that other city to the east of Arlington that starts with a D? Oh right, yes. Dallas. I love this: BestPlaces.net has released its 10 best cities to move to in America, and Fort Worth-Arlington was ranked No. 4. Um, […]

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Nicky & Eleanor Mowery Sheets Sentencing in Dallas, Texas Real Estate

By Candy Evans / November 1, 2010 / 0 Comments

The long-awaited sentencing of Eleanor Mowery Sheets has been re-set to November 5, 2010, at nine o’ clock a.m. in Judge Stickney’s courtroom. Her license is still active with TREC, using the name Eleanor Fisher Mowery. And I am told she is selling up in McKinney. Nicky was sentenced in August.    

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