Second Shelters

How to Search for Second Homes: On Horseback

By Candy Evans / November 12, 2010 / 0 Comments

I found the most amazing property today in Gunter, Texas. Would make an AWESOME second home. Way the hell north of Dallas, north even of Deion Sander’s home, which I think is still on the market, all 29,122 square feet of it but I think it’s been reduced from $21,000,000 already. Anyhoo, this development is […]

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Burning the Midnight Oil Over on Daria Place

By Candy Evans / November 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

Speaking of golf… 10141 Daria Place is getting to be like a second home. No surprise that “A Celebration of Reading” at the Meyerson was a sold-out success Monday night, but who knew it would keep the Bush clan — including former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice — awake over on Daria Place until […]

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Golfer Extraordinaire Gary Player: “I Love Mexico — The Food, The Women, The Beaches, The Country”

By Candy Evans / November 9, 2010 / 0 Comments

Not to mention the golf! What a pleasure it was to meet Mr. Player, one of the world’s top golfers! He was in La Paz at CostaBaja this past weekend, where he christened the beautiful, ecologically balanced golf course he designed for the developers of CostaBaja. Do I golf? No, unless the clothes are really […]

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How To Swing a Second Home Purchase in Today’s Market

By Candy Evans / November 4, 2010 / 0 Comments

Vacation homes are no longer just for the rich. Second home buyers are a lot younger than you might expect, and they are not all affluent. Where do they want to have second homes? The beach, like Florida,¬† which is no longer God’s waiting room but foreclosure central; Arizona, where it’s arid and there are […]

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Rockwall, Texas: Foreclosure City

By Candy Evans / November 4, 2010 / 0 Comments

I was at the East Dallas MLS meeting early this morning, and I am already pining for Luby’s baking soda biscuits. Great crowd, and as usual I learned as much from them as they (hopefully) learned from me. We talked SecondShelters a lot, and how more agents are marketing second homes properties to their clients. […]

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What Do People Want In Second Home Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / November 3, 2010 / 0 Comments

Value and a pretty darn good view — beachfront or mountain — that’s what people generally want when they seek second home real estate. After all, that’s the whole point of buying a second home, getting out of Dodge and enjoying peace, quiet and nature. But one thing has changed since the real estate bubble […]

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