About SecondShelters

Since its launch in October, 2010, SecondShelters.com has established itself as the center of the second, vacation and investment home real estate universe offering readers House Porn Candy, sales and insight, community comparisons, investment info, celebrity deals, new developments, the “f” word (foreclosures), where it’s hot, where it’s not, and of course the latest gossip. We do it all from our base in Dallas/Fort Worth, where everyone likes to get out of Dodge come August. Unlike 99% of the sites out there, SecondShelters‘ content is created by an award-winning national  journalist who isn’t trying to sell you a home; a journalist who went to real estate school to sleep with the enemy; a journalist who visits and reviews each property, eyes the neighborhood and kicks the tires hard in her Louboutins. Make no mistake: Candy Evans tells it like it is. Updated daily, reported accurately for the real estate consumer, and always spiced with dish from readers and experts, SecondShelters is a daily fix for anyone with Second Home House Addiction or who has ever dreamed of multiple home ownership… because one is never enough.

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She writes for AOL Real Estate, Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, and is a guest blogger for Inman Real Estate News FORUM: The Future of Real Estate Marketing. She also blogs for Realtor.com and Haute Living.  Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt, where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home. She is the founder and creator of SecondShelters.com and an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including her newest, CandysDirt.com: DallasDirt with double D implants!

SecondShelters readers create the lifeblood of the site, and  anonymity will be assumed and protected. Reader tips can be emailed to news@secondshelters.com. When you email us, the correspondence become the property of SecondShelters and we reserve the right to print it as content at our discretion unless you specifically tell us to keep mum in an email. So go ahead, speak up! You can also call Candy at 214.533.3657.

SecondShelters loves to get photos from our readers! Send us your favorite vacation home property! Send us House Porn you have designed, purchased, or just drooled over! Of course, when you email us photos, they become the property of SecondShelters and we reserve the right to print any and/or all at our discretion unless you specifically tell us otherwise, in an email that we receive. If you are sending us a photo for which you do not own the rights, please indicate as much, and tell us who the heck the content owner is, in your submission. SecondShelter photos may be reproduced online only, and we respectfully ask for a hyperlinked photo credit to SecondShelters as well. For all offline usage inquiries, please contact Candy Evans at candace@secondshelters.com.

Do we accept advertising? Is the sky blue? At Second Shelters, advertising on the site  does not influence our editorial coverage one bit. In fact, we have been known to scream about bathtubs that are not deep enough, doorways not wide enough, and wire coat hangers. Unlike our taste in wine, our rates are very reasonable. For more about advertising, please see our advertising page.

Are we shy? Hell, no. Candy Evans speaks to various consumer and real estate groups on a regular basis. Requests for interviews, public appearances and speaking engagements should be directed to either Chris or Candy. Real estate brokers, agents, developers or their press representatives may wish to submit material for editorial consideration, and we welcome you with open arms and a nice glass of bubbly! Please send your pitch to Candy. And maybe change the sheets: we’re coming for a visit.

SecondShelters is a consumer information site but it cannot help publishing gossip and possible rumors, also conjecture, certainly opinions, all sprinkled in with accurately reported factual information. We are a lot of fun but we are not perfect. (Darn.) The site may contain errors or inaccuracies. We do not guarantee, and no reliance should be placed upon, the correctness or reliability of SecondShelter’s content. Hey, this is the internet age: links to content and quotation of material from other sites are not the responsibility of SecondShelters. But we really do want to get it right and will correct all factual inaccuracies if kindly brought to our attention.