06/08/18 8:30am

Photo courtesy of the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa Residences

Good news for Cayman Islands vacation homeowners this year: Tourism numbers are up and, with that, real estate sales. A recent independent report singled out the sales launch of luxury condominiums affiliated with the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman as representing a significant amount of the luxury condominiums sold.

We’ve been following the Residences at Seafire located on Grand Cayman since the project was announced. Lodged in a ten-story LEED ® Silver-certified building designed to Miami-Dade hurricane standards, the Residences at Seafire offer residents unlimited access to all the amenities and services of the AAA Five Diamond-rated resort property: communal amenities with interiors by acclaimed designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, three signature restaurants, an 8,500-square-foot spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a spectacular setting on famed Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island’s western shore. (more…)

06/04/18 8:00am

951 Woodview Prosper | candysdirt.com

Does your life revolve around kids’ basketball games and cheer practice? We’ve got the home for you! And if you have OU in mind for their college destination, you won’t even have to redecorate. Amenities of this backyard of this spacious new listing in Prosper include an outdoor basketball court bedecked in University of Oklahoma’s colors and logo, a permanent tumbling track, a trampoline set in-ground, and a fabulous pool to cool off in after the game or workout is done.

Set on a one-acre lot backing up to private lake, the 5,598-square-foot, two-story, five-bedroom, six-bath home at 951 Woodview Drive is set in the Whispering Farms neighborhood of Prosper. Once the central railroad stop between Dallas and Sherman, Prosper is an affluent suburb located 35 miles north of downtown Dallas and 55 miles from Fort Worth. From this small town, it’s a quick jaunt to Frisco to the west, McKinney to the east.

Here’s a look:  (more…)

05/31/18 9:00am

Coastal homes in Los Cabos, Mexico, continue to attract our attention, as authorities report increasing numbers of visitors each year. The Mexico Tourism Board reported that the country hosted 39.3 million international tourists in 2017, an increase of 12 percent versus the year before and one of the fastest rates of growth of any large destination in the world. Traffic to the Los Cabos airport was up 15.7 percent in 2017 over 2016, including a 17.7 percent jump in U.S. visitors.

Only a three-hour flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Los Cabos is a natural second home choice for North Texans. Among the residential choices in Los Cabos is the gated golf and beach community of Querencia, We’re taking a look at a spectacular home there built for indoor/outdoor entertaining with amazing views. 

Learn more on SecondShelters.com now.


05/25/18 12:44pm

With the heat of summer bearing down upon us, it’s time to start thinking about heading to the lake as often as possible. Land’s End, a gated community on trophy bass fishing heaven Lake Fork, is located an hour and a half east of Dallas and adjacent the Links of Lake Fork, an 18-hole championship golf course.

We have a beautiful new Spanish style listing located there to share with you, complete with four bedrooms, two kitchens, lots of space for entertaining, a separate casita, and fabulous views. Named El Regalo, meaning “the gift” in Spanish, it offers all the amenities you could wish for, in tranquil surrounds.

See SecondShelters.com today to behold.

05/01/18 9:00am

Looking to buy a ski home in Park City, Utah? Recently, we’ve presented  what a million dollars will buy in the famed resort area, and at the upper echelon — the multimillion dollar Stein Eriksen Residences. Now here’s a look at the other end of the spectrum —new condominiums in the works at price points beginning at just $275K. YOTELPAD Park City will consist of 144 units located in Canyons Village at the base of Park City Mountain.

The project is a joint venture between resort developer Replay Destinations and YOTEL, an innovative hotel company which offers affordable compact lodging in airports and dense urban spots. With smart technology, Italian-designed multi-functional furniture, hotel-like concierge services, and communal spaces designed for social gathering, YOTELPAD is sure is sure to appeal, especially to Millennials. 

Click here for a look at these compact clever dwellings in the story today on SecondShelters.com.

04/27/18 9:20am

Breunig Ranch | CandysDirt.com

Just in time for the NFL Draft,  a brand new ranch property is going on the market — the 101-acre Mineola ranch owned by Bob Breunig, the legendary Dallas Cowboy linebacker from the Roger Staubach and Danny White eras. Breunig is known not only as a  Super Bowl Champion and one of the Cowboys’ all-time greats, but as a civic and business leader in Big D. Improvements to his horse ranch include a 2,400-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-bath main house; two guest cottages; a 15-stall Morgan horse barn; a riding arena; and more.

Breunig Ranch | CandysDirt.com

We have a first look today of this pretty rural East Texas property with karma galore on SecondShelters.com now!

04/24/18 9:44am

Greer Farm, a local legend amongst North Texas foodies, is on the market, now at an even lower price. We posted on the property last October, when it was listed at $3.5 million. The picture-book property at 1444 County Road 1125, Daingerfield, is 150 miles from Dallas off Highway 49 in northeast Texas. Current owners chef Eva Greer and her husband, Sid, have lived at and operated the farm since the late 1990s. Along with growing high-quality produce and grass-fed beef for sale, Greer Farm is an agri-tourism destination, drawing fans for cooking classes, culinary events, berry-picking, and overnight stays on the charming 252-acre property. It’s time for the Greers to retire to travel and spending time with their grandkids, so the price has been reduced.

The property includes a lovingly renovated 168-year-old plantation home, a separate industrial kitchen, four guest cabins on a pristine lake, living quarters for caretakers, and some of the prettiest and most fertile farm acreage to be found in Texas. Whether or not you’re in the market, the photos are must-see country lifestyle eye candy.

Click here to see an update on this iconic farm today on SecondShelters.com.

04/17/18 9:00am

The Texas Wine Revolution is heading to Horseshoe Bay this coming weekend. More than 25 winemakers will be pouring at the April 22 festival celebrating Texas rosé wines. Horseshoe Bay is a long-time legendary Hill Country lake/golf/tennis/spa resort and residential community that happens to offer some very up-to-date contemporary luxury housing, too.

Valerie Jarvie has the details today on SecondShelters.com.