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Galveston Historical Foundation Launches Virtual Historic Home Tour

By Amy Puchaty | May 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Galveston Historical Foundation Launches Virtual Historic Home Tour

Need something to break up the boredom? Why not take a tour of Galveston’s most historic homes! That’s right, the Galveston Historical Foundation’s (GHF) Annual Historic Homes Tour is still on, despite the pandemic. And this year it’s virtual! The best part? The tour will have exceptional haunts you can enjoy right from your laptop, […]

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Amazing Galveston Home Housed Texas Retail Royalty

By Bethany Erickson | November 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Amazing Galveston Home Housed Texas Retail Royalty

It’s not often that the home of what many would consider to be Texas retail royalty comes up for sale — which is why this week’s historical shelter in Galveston immediately caught our attention. The Victorian Robert I. Cohen built in 1896 is a half mile from the beach and a little more than a […]

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Extraordinary Galveston Home Reno-Ready — If You Want

By Bethany Erickson | September 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Extraordinary Galveston Home Reno-Ready — If You Want

This week’s historical shelter is a Galveston home that the listing agent says is renovation-ready, but is also perfectly fine as it is. We’ve talked about Galveston before, and how much the island has to offer. It isn’t a long drive from Dallas, which makes it a frequent spot for second shelter seekers in the […]

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Historic Heffron House Home to Galveston History, Now For Sale

By Bethany Erickson | July 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Historic Heffron House Home to Galveston History, Now For Sale

The Isaac Heffron House, a two-story Victorian in the East End Historic District of Galveston, has seen a lot since it was built in 1890 — thanks in part to the occupants who called it home over the years. Isaac Heffron immigrated to the U.S. from Wales and settled in Galveston in 1860. He worked […]

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Best of 2020: 4 Reasons to Buy a Second Home in Marfa, Texas

By Mary Cate Long | January 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: This year has been a decade, right? So many things happened, lots of things were postponed, and houses continued to sell despite it all. While the SecondShelters..com team takes a hot minute this holiday season to recharge the ol’ Energizers, we’re serving up our very favorite stories from 2020. Enjoy!] Mary Cate: If we’re being […]

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4 Reasons to Buy a Second Home in Marfa, Texas

By Mary Cate Long | September 25, 2020 | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Buy a Second Home in Marfa, Texas

Maybe you’ve seen that Prada store installation in the desert and are wondering what the hype around Marfa is all about. Or maybe, this will serve as your first introduction. Either way, here are our top four reasons why this artsy, secluded West Texas town is the perfect place to buy property. 1. Wide Open […]

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