Candy Evans

Rockwall, Texas: Foreclosure City

By Candy Evans | November 4, 2010 | 6 Comments

I was at the East Dallas MLS meeting early this morning, and I am already pining for Luby’s baking soda biscuits. Great crowd, and as usual I learned as much from them as they (hopefully) learned from me. We talked SecondShelters a lot, and how more agents are marketing second homes properties to their clients. […]

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Bare, Naked Truth: How To Sell Second Home Properties

By Candy Evans | November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

And now, a word and some House Porn from our sponsors. (You will love this if Realtors sometimes drive you bat-you-know-what!)

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What Do People Want In Second Home Real Estate?

By Candy Evans | November 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

Value and a pretty darn good view — beachfront or mountain — that’s what people generally want when they seek second home real estate. After all, that’s the whole point of buying a second home, getting out of Dodge and enjoying peace, quiet and nature. But one thing has changed since the real estate bubble […]

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The F Word: Cute Perry Heights Fannie Mae Property

By Candy Evans | November 2, 2010 | 7 Comments

We curse and talk dirty a lot over here at SecondShelters, especially when we get excited about a really great deal! (Ooh, ooph, ahhh!) This one is SO cute, is in Perry Heights and is a Fannie-Mae owned home. Know what’s even better? You get 3.5% of your closing costs paid as assistance if you […]

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Dallas Vs. Forth Worth: Is Dallas Becoming a Second-Class City?

By Candy Evans | November 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

You’ve heard of Fort Worth-Arlington, yes? No? Gosh darn it, what is the name of that other city to the east of Arlington that starts with a D? Oh right, yes. Dallas. I love this: has released its 10 best cities to move to in America, and Fort Worth-Arlington was ranked No. 4. Um, […]

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Where Is The Safest Place to Live in North Texas?

By Candy Evans | November 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Where Is The Safest Place to Live in North Texas?

No matter where you live, no matter how gated or remote, you have to worry about crime. I am just back from a weekend trip to the Texas Hill Country where we have some pretty acreage. I heard the most amazing story of a home burglary in our very own The Preserve at Walnut Springs. […]

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