Category Archives: Second Home deals
The cold weather means we’re watching more TV under piles of blankets, and our flatscreen in the living room has three settings: MLB channel (husband), Nick Jr. (son), and HGTV (me). I had control of the remote last night, and on came Beachfront Bargain Hunt, a relatively new show following much the same premise as House Hunters.
If you’re going to buy a 950-acre ranch, you’re going to want diverse topography, water access, and a place to rest your weary head after a long day of hunting. Whitetail Creek Ranch just outside of Olney in Young County offers all of that, plus you can graze up to 50 head of cattle on pastures planted with winter wheat.
What a gorgeous property! For me, it’s love at first sight when I looked at the photos of Clay Hill Ranch, a 4,600-plus-acre tract in Freestone County, southeast of Dallas. Marketed by Hortenstine Ranch Company for $17.5 million, it’s the largest ranch in Freestone, and bigger than any other continuous property in the surrounding area.
The Largest Second Home Development in the Western Hemisphere Closer to Completion: Baha Mar, the Bahamas
Baha Mar is a $3.5 BILLION mega-resort under construction now in Nassau, The Bahamas. Thousands of construction crews are working around the clock, working so diligently they add one full story to the hotel towers every ten days. It is the largest resort under construction in the Western Hemisphere and has been described as Vegas with 3000 feet of beach.
What kind of nuts are we talking about, Jodi? Macadamia nuts? Brazil nuts? Definitely not peanuts, as you won’t find any vacation homes worth their salt going for that. Sure, the second home market is super hot, but let’s not get too carried away — slow growth is sustainable growth, and that’s what many economists are seeing in the vacation home market.
Estes Park, Colo., is one of my top 10 vacation spots. I just love this mountain town with its free-roaming elks and kitschy stores. While it’s most beautiful in autumn with the trees on the mountainsides turning a fiery array of colors, it’s gorgeous in every season. Love to ski? This is a fabulous town for that, too!
I love Richland Chambers Lake. It’s a fantastic weekend escape with great fishing, boating, and tons of great scenery. It’s near Corsicana, Texas, which is just an hour south on Interstate 45 from Dallas.
Top-5 Friday: Love Sports? Think About Buying a Second Home Where The Magic Happens — Arlington, TX!
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to loads of great sports teams. You’ve got the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, the Dallas Mavericks in downtown Dallas, and there are tons of fantastic minor league baseball teams throughout the region. Of course, Cowboys Stadium hosts other fantastic events, like the NCAA Final Four basketball tourney, as well as the Cotton Bowl. Some musicians even play gigs at Cowboys Stadium, too!
Dallas luxury real estate broker Dave Perry-Miller has a second home in Bisbee, Ariz. If you want to find your own getaway in the remote mountain town, we’ve picked a few unique properties.
I had no idea that Asheville, N.C., was a popular vacation spot until I spent a little over a week in the area last summer. I fell in love with the place and all of its quirks pretty much instantly. Located in the Smoky Mountains, this thriving mountain metropolis has some great attractions — galleries, restaurants, shopping, and the famous vision of George Vanderbilt, the Biltmore house. There’s also tons of outdoors activities, such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and pretty much anything else you can do on a mountain or in a river.