Mountain Homes

Ski Towns Cracking Down on Under The Table Rental Owners

By Candy Evans / February 22, 2011 / 0 Comments

Last week I told you how New York state is gigging out of state home owners for state taxes even if you don’t sleep there. Head west to the Rockies for this tall tale: the Colorado Association of Ski Towns, or CAST, is holding off on plans to¬† hunt down vacation rental owners who aren’t […]

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More on Living With the Microsoft Millionaires

By Candy Evans / February 16, 2011 / 0 Comments

Grilling Geordie Romer about his properties in Leavenworth, Washington. You did n’t think I’d let him get off that easily! Second Shelters: Geordie ‚Äì here‚Äôs what we Texans want to know. How dang hot is it up there come August? Geordie: It certainly can get over 100 degrees here in August, but the average maximum […]

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Second Home House Porn: Live With the Microsoft Millionaires for $300K

By Candy Evans / February 15, 2011 / 0 Comments

The following is a guest post by Geordie Romer of Leavenworth, Washington. Geordie is a real estate broker and blogger at where he specializes in 2nd, 3rd and 4th homes for people who love to play in the mountains. Tired of all the beach related house porn here on Second Shelters? I know it’s […]

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Larry Ellison Scoops Up Porcupine Ranch From Founder of Yellowstone Club

By Candy Evans / February 10, 2011 / 0 Comments

One more indicator that the bottom feeders are out shopping and picking up some great deals on second homes, even the wealthiest of the wealthy. Larry Ellison, the sixth-richest man in the world, has bought the 249-acre golf course estate of Edra Blixseth for $42.9 million, this according to records filed in Riverside County, California. […]

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Second Ski Home Bonanza: Sun Valley ($295K!) Condos Coming Up for Auction

By Candy Evans / December 29, 2010 / 0 Comments

Update: I now know these are not ski in/out units, but rather walking distance to one lift. Has anyone skied Sun Valley and know where these units are located in relation to the lifts? Personally, I buy a ski condo, I want to be pretty close to the lift. You? I haven’t seen these units, […]

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Secluded, Historical, Cheap Montana Second Home: Unabomber Ted K’s Land Up For Sale

By Candy Evans / December 6, 2010 / 0 Comments

Montana is a great state for second home living — check out Spanish Peaks and The Yellowstone Club. But Montana and Wyoming have those fringe elements that can sometimes scare you, elements like Ted Kaczynski, who is serving a life sentence for killing three people and injuring 23 during a nationwide bombing spree between 1978 […]

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