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Your Ultimate Vacation Home Bible: What Five Experts Told Us at NAREE

By Candy Evans / June 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

Recently former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert sold his $6.2 million ski-in, ski-out house, right near the Dreamcatcher Lift in Park City Utah. It was sold at auction to another Dallas family who bought it for their grandchildren. Now here is the best part of the story: the family already owns a home in Deer Valley. They […]

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Fort Worth Friday: The Perfect Lake Worth Getaway For Your Fourth of July Celebration

By Joanna England / July 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

I really cannot imagine a more perfect spot to enjoy this Fourth of July than right here on Lake Worth. This property is 3.2 acres right on the banks of one of Fort Worth’s best kept secrets, and is only 15 minutes from downtown. Known by locals as “Camp T.,” this property is a great […]

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On Second Shelters: Cape Cod Charisma

By Leah Shafer / June 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Cape Cod has historic roots in American history, one of the earliest places the Pilgrims settled, later becoming a thriving fishing, whaling, and trading area. But the romantic mythos of the Cape took off during John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, much of which was based out of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. JFK gave his […]

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SecondShelters: Do You Rent Your Vacation Home? You Need to Know This One Fact

By Joanna England / April 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

“The rules and tax-planning strategies for a vacation home are complex if the home is rented,” says Dr. Jerrold Stern, a research fellow at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Truly, that’s an understatement. More and more people are buying vacation homes thanks to growing employment and stock market gains. And as services […]

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On SecondShelters.com: Dallas Couple Found Low-Maintenance Luxury in El Corazon de Santa Fe

By Joanna England / January 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

As an art gallery owner with a love for Southwestern artists, Brian Roughton found himself making the trip to Santa Fe pretty regularly for a while. Roughton, who owns Roughton Galleries in the Dallas Design District, actually grew up in the area and knows Santa Fe quite well. So when it was time for Roughton and his […]

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On SecondShelters: Stay Warm This Winter in Rancho Mirage

By Joanna England / January 14, 2015 / 0 Comments

I love the homes that Deidre Woollard finds over on SecondShelters.com, and today’s beautiful home in Rancho Mirage is a snowbird’s paradise. This is sought-after location thanks to being the warmest spot in the U.S. come the chillier months. The combination of bright sunshine and snow-capped mountains in the distance create a perfect backdrop for […]

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