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).

Mark Teixeira’s Second Home is in Dallas. I Mean, Vaquero

By Candy Evans / October 26, 2010 / 0 Comments

Teixeira must really love him some real estate. Here’s his “second” house in toney Vaquero, Texas about 25 minutes west of Dallas. Word is, it’s on the market when he’s off playing ball, off the market when he’s home. Asking last: $4,550,000 for the 8554 square foot home. Vaquero is where, of course, the Jonas […]

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Roatan‚ Really?

By Candy Evans / October 10, 2010 / 0 Comments

So, just finished reading an article in USA TODAY about Roatan, that beautiful 37-mile long island off the coast of Honduras that is a paradise for scuba divers and snorkeling, because it holds the world’s second largest barrier reef. I know I was out there last April. I‚Äôm reading along ‚Äì yeah, yeah ‚Äì full […]

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Financial Real Estate News:How To Buy A Home Away From Home

By Candy Evans / October 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

If you dream of owning a home away from home, start your search by determining how much home you can afford. If you haven’t saved enough for a cash transaction, you’ll need a mortgage, and a banker can help determine what you can afford to pay. Call a loan officer for help in determining the […]

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You Can Never Be Too Thin, Too Rich or Have Too Many Homes

By Candy Evans / October 7, 2010 / 0 Comments

Think I’m joking, eh? Actually, this is probably the best time in the history of housing to buy a second home. The number of vacation home purchases rose slightly in 2009, and even then they were up one percent from 2008, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2010 Investment and Second Home Buyer’s Survey. […]

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