International Real Estate Buyers Bring More Than $11 Billion to Texas Economy

By Joanna England / September 2, 2014 / 2 Comments

Of all the international purchases in America, 12 percent of buyers from abroad purchase in Texas, according to the 2014 Texas International Homebuyer Report from the Texas Association of Realtors. Those buyers accounted for a total of $11.06 billion in sales between March 2013 and March 2014, the report says, making the great state the third […]

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What Museum Tower and the Nasher Sculpture Center Can Learn From the Ancient Arabic Design of Mashrabiya

By Candy Evans / December 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

Now here’s an idea for a solution to the Museum Tower/Nasher glare crisis, and it comes right out of one of the hottest spots in the world: Abu Dhabi. Get this: solar rays in this desert town can heat the outside surface of windows up to 90 degrees Celsius — um, folks that is 200 […]

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Tourists Are Returning to Hawaii, and So Are Vacation Home Buyers – Honua Kai

By Candy Evans / October 22, 2012 / Comments Off on Tourists Are Returning to Hawaii, and So Are Vacation Home Buyers – Honua Kai

Tourism is up in Hawaii, which is a very good sign for Hawaiian real estate. The number one reason buyers purchase a vacation home in any location is because they love it. It goes like this: visit the location, love it, feel like you never want to leav…

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San Antonio: Second Home Central for Mexican Nationals

By Candy Evans / February 22, 2011 / 0 Comments

More private planes from Mexico flew into San Antonio in 2010 in the biggest jump since the city was authorized to clear immigration for international travelers, and this means cha ching for housing sales in the Alamo City. That’s why I am kissing this plane. Preliminary data from the city’s Aviation Department shows that almost […]

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Like These Chaps Squatting in Your House?

By Candy Evans / January 19, 2011 / 0 Comments

30 people who resembled the likes of these chaps were thrown out of a palatial home on The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, one of Britain’s most expensive streets. They had been squatting in the former home of of a London TV director that is now on the market. British squatters apparently now use the internet […]

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What Do You Drink at Your Second Home?

By Candy Evans / December 13, 2010 / 0 Comments

In Roatan and in La Paz, Mojitos. I am a huge Mojito girl, and love them best made with fresh mint and lime. I thought Victor’s muddled Mojitos were the best I’d ever tasted, created at Bite on the Beach in West Bay, Roatan –great restaurant — and he sent me home with the recipe […]

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