If you were a musician in the ’70s and ’80s, you probably heard of Eric T. Schabacker. Well known in the recording industry and Orlando music scene as founder of Bee Jay Recording Studios, Schabacker was the first person to use computers in the recording business and worked with noted bands and artists from Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Emmylou Harris, to Joey Dee & The Starliters, Rossington Collins Band, Gary Wright, Backstreet Boys, Jimmy Page, and Lynard Skynard, to name a few. You can read all about Schabacker’s illustrious music career here, but today’s story is about the house that Schabacker built.

Curious? See it on SecondShelters.com.

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Nestled on the majestic slopes of Vail Mountain in the coveted Golden Peak building, lies one of the few ski-in/ski-out penthouses in Vail, boasting unrivaled Gore Range views, and privileged membership to the Gold Peak Passport Club, offering exclusive perks like mountainside parking, ski valet, and impressive après ski opportunities.

If you’ve always wanted a look inside this famed luxury building, head to SecondShelters.com for more.

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Wide-open spaces, or small-town charm? Two homes in Graham, Texas, that have hit the market mean you can satisfy either yen.

Both homes are for sale by the owners, Jilene and Todd Foust, who can’t stop raving about the little town of 8,931 that has become home (or second home) to more than 5,000 multi-millionaires.

“I would say being from Dallas, in the Highland Park area, born and raised, I found it fascinating if you move two hours away to Graham, which is nestled 26 miles from the famous Possum Kingdom Lake, you find this quaint little town that has no middle-class population,” Jilene Foust said. “Years ago Fortune magazine did an article about Graham, listing it as having more millionaires per capita by state!”

Read more about these homes and this stunning little town on SecondShelters.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty

Photo: Courtesy of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Boasting 360-degree views from the highest hilltop overlooking the southern shores of Lake Ray Roberts lies a 40-acre residential retreat that feels more resort than cattle ranch, although it has that too.

Known simply as Trio Texas Ranch, the sprawling equestrian and entertainment compound at 1180 McReynolds Road in Sanger, Texas – currently listed for $6.5 million – is the brainchild of three brothers who all lived and worked in Dallas and wanted a quick getaway for entertaining family and friends in a fun, safe, and scenic environment, but with one major stipulation — it had to be chock-full of luxurious indoor-outdoor amenities.

See what’s under the hood on SecondShelters.com.

The Reserve at Sulphur Bluff

Photos courtesy of Icon Global Properties

You may remember an enticing members-only hunting and fishing resort featured in sporting magazines a few years back: The Hageman Reserve, an uber-posh private club with lodging in where members could hunt, fish, dine, and relax in baronial splendor in a scenic northeast Texas rural setting. Now known as The Reserve at Sulphur Bluff, the over-the-top property is on the market, offered separately or together with nearby 13,500ish-acre Sulphur Bluff Ranch.

The venue looks ideal for a single owner retreat and entertainment destination or a joint ownership venture interested in marketing the 30-plus room lodge as a fractional ownership property. Bernard Uechtritz of Icon Global Properties, the listing broker (who negotiated the record-breaking $725M 2016 Waggoner Ranch sale) estimates that together, The Reserve and Sulphur Bluff Ranch properties could fetch $80M-100M.

What kind of property could draw such a sum?  Click here for details on SecondShelters.com.

 

Norman Estates

Golfers with Baja-leaning souls listen up: a stellar oceanfront golf resort with a luxury residential component in Cabo San Lucas is on the horizon, a partnership between famed golfer Greg Norman and the Solmar Group, longtime developers of award-winning resorts.

In early 2016, Rancho San Lucas on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula broke ground. Phase one, the Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort and The Residences at Rancho San Lucas is expected to open in winter 2017. Soon to follow is an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course, and announced just today, Norman Estates at Rancho San Lucas is opening in 2018, the first community in Mexico under the umbrella of the lauded golfer’s global residential brand.

Get a glimpse of what’s in store there for homeowners and visitors on SecondShelters.com.

 

Panama Opener

Panama: it’s routinely touted as one of the best places on earth for American retirement, with its stable government, spectacular climate, welcoming attitude, and low cost of living. Lil and Robert Miller moved to Panama from New Jersey eight years ago when they took early retirement. They’ve loved every minute of their adventure in a luxurious, gated community of mainly American, Canadian, and European expats in a rain forest mountain setting. Family matters now call them back to the States, and having met many Texas expats in Panama, the Millers contacted SecondShelters.com to spread the word they’re selling their home by owner.

Valerie Jarvie’s post on SecondShelters.com’s covers the appeal of Panama and get a look at their Panamanian paradise. 

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Last August, I wandered out to Tyler to see a high-rise … in Tyler … a high-rise.  I was just as surprised by the prices as I was the location.

Back then prices in the 81-unit tower started at $160 per square foot for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,051-square-foot unit.  Flash-forward and now the developer wants to sell off the 10 remaining units at auction.  So if $160 per square foot wasn’t interesting enough, how does $115 sound?

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