Texas Hill Country

Gross House Department: Would You Buy A Mattress Boasting a Heart-Shaped Placenta Stain?

By Candy Evans / August 24, 2011 / 18 Comments

If this doesn’t cement the fact that Duxiana is the best bed ever,I do not know what will. OK, kind of weird-ass here, but bear with me. Have you ever slept at someones’ house (as I did recently) and changed the sheets, only to find the mattress pad was grotesquely stained? Now I am married to […]

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Hill Country Real Estate News Second Home Report: Boot Ranch Kicking Back Into Sales Gear

By Candy Evans / March 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

Boot Ranch, a luxurious second home “ranching light” community in Fredericksburg, Texas, where you can play city slicker one minute, Arnold Palmer the next, says it’s back. I still have the press kit I received from Boot Ranch now some four years ago. It was the most beautiful kit I have ever received, and useful, […]

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A Second Home In Italy, Only Two Hours From Dallas/Fort Worth – Texas Real Estate News

By Candy Evans / March 22, 2011 / 0 Comments

Guest blogger Andrew Chalk says he has to get his fix of Italy and all things Italian. Or else! But that long jet ride and the limitation of luggage makes Venice, Rome or even Florence tough to do in a weekend. Luckily for us, Andrew has found Florence, Williamson County, Texas! It’s a 2¬Ω hour […]

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Why Is Dennis Quaid Moving The Whole Family Down to Austin?

By Candy Evans / March 21, 2011 / 2 Comments

Because he wants to be closer to his mother, which is so wonderfully sweet. My Austin sources tell me that Dennis and Kimberly’s new home is on Matthews Drive in Tarrytown right on Lake Austin, on one of the most gorgeous streets in town and most convenient to UT. (Dallas readers, it’s the Dallas equivalent […]

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Second Home Delights: Springtime in Texas Means Babies on the Ranch

By Candy Evans / March 8, 2011 / 0 Comments

That’s Butter Pecan and her new baby born on March 7, 2011 at The Preserve at Walnut Springs, in Johnson City, Texas, a shared-ownership ranch.

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The Most Popular Spot for Vacation Homes in New Braunfels, Texas: Gaga For Gruene

By Candy Evans / March 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

Greetings from Gruene! Second Shelters contributor Andrew Chalk was kind enough to head south to the Texas Hill Country and check out second/vacation home real estate in the beautiful New Braunfels area: New Braunfels may be the most popular location in Texas for vacation homes. Little wonder, given the natural beauty of the Guadalupe and […]

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