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Grand Vie is Out, and Lake Tahoe is Very Much IN

By Candy Evans / October 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

A few years ago some savvy brokers figured out that, rather than pay astronomical prices for luxury print advertising in local glossy magazines, they could take their dollars and create their own magazines. This way they could offer ads to every one of their agents at affordable, wholesale prices, create a beautiful product they had […]

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What’s So Great About All This Rain? Cedar Creek Lake is REALLY FULL!

By Candy Evans / May 13, 2015 / 3 Comments

So full, in fact, that lake authorities are actually — get this — draining off excess water. Can you feature it? The last few years boats were stuck, stowed, land-locked, because the lakes of North Texas just couldn’t keep them afloat. But that’s why you just have to be patient with Mother Nature in Texas. […]

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Think It’s Cold in Dallas Tonight? Take a Look at the Beach in Maine BRRRR

By Candy Evans / February 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

They’ve been getting a lot of snow in southern Maine. Coastal York County was hardest hit in southern Maine, with the quaint village of York (where we get Salt Water Taffy) getting smacked with 21 inches, Kennebunkport got 18 inches, Kittery suffered 17 inches, Ogunquit 17 inches, Saco got 13 inches, Kennebunk got 11.2 inches, […]

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Today on SecondShelters.com: Georgia Fisher Offers a Report From Lake Tahoe

By Joanna England / January 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

Been thinking of getting a Lake Tahoe vacation home? You and everyone else and their grandfather, says Reno resident Georgia Fisher. Heck, even HGTV built their 2014 Dream Home in Truckee, Calif., which is just a hop and skip away from Lake Tahoe.

Of course, It’s a getaway for wealthy Californians and pretty much all of Nevada, so demand for Lake Tahoe properties is high — and the prices are getting higher. Find out more about how you can find your Lake Tahoe dream home on SecondShelters.com today.

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Is Airbnb About to Get Banned From The Park Cities? UP Zoning Committee Discuss Limiting Short Term Rentals

By Joanna England / November 21, 2013 / 8 Comments

  The University Park City Council is considering limiting short-term rentals in single-family neighborhoods, says the one and only Dan Koller of Park Cities People. Interesting topic to see at the end of a City Council agenda, and one that might address the growing trend of unregulated room rentals from websites such as Airbnb. The […]

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Proposition 6 Passes: 73 Percent of Texans Vote "Yes," With Pockets in East, West, and Central Texas Against

By Joanna England / November 6, 2013 / 0 Comments

  The results are in, and while many agreed that Proposition 6 was the best plan available to secure the future of Texas water, it garnered 73.37 percent of the statewide vote — a considerably safe margin.  Among constitutional amendment propositions on the statewide ballot, Proposition 6 garnered more votes that Propositions 3, 5, and […]

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