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Country Club Living In Rancho Mirage

By Deidre Woollard | January 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Country Club Living In Rancho Mirage

In the winter months, the resort city of Rancho Mirage, California, becomes a popular destination in large part because it boasts one of the warmest winters in the United States. The combination of bright sunshine and snow-capped mountains in the distance create a perfect backdrop for golf, and snowbird recreation. It began to flower in […]

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Yucaipa? Retreating Off The Beaten Path

By Deidre Woollard | December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

  Yucaipa? The close-knit community in California’s San Bernardino County isn’t exactly the vacation destination on the tip of everyone’s tongue, but the town has a lot to recommend it, including great recreation opportunities and a quaint downtown. In fact given the town’s commitment to lifelong learning, health, and wellness, it might just be a […]

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If You Have Ever Dreamed of Fractional Home Ownership –Even for a Second — Tonight is Your Night, Baby

By Candy Evans | October 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

Surely you’ve dreamed of second home ownership but like me, you are a perpetual tire kicker OR you worry that you won’t use the home enough, the maintenance will drive you batty. Second home owners sometimes corner me at parties and say, hey you with your damn fetish for multiple home ownership, it’s helluva lot of work. […]

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Mayacama: I Found Paradise in Northern Cali’s Wine Country. And I Will Never Be The Same

By Candy Evans | September 13, 2012 | 4 Comments

Late last summer, 2011, we were in Sonoma County, California where I toured a most amazing property called Mayacama. I credit finding this property to my trusted veterinarian, Dr. Barret Jiranek here at Lover’s Lane Animal Medical Center (Dallas). Or maybe I should give my precious Doodle Bree the credit. She had an ear ache, […]

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Maintaining a Vacation or Second Home: Why a Concierge Service Ought to Come With the Title

By Candy Evans | August 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

As my site’s tagline reads, “you can never have too many homes.” Apparently, many buyers and homeowners agree. The latest Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey from the National Association of Realtors reported that vacation-home sales rose 7 percent in 2011. In all, as I may have told you, vacation-home sales accounted for a healthy […]

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Pebble Beach Celebrity Car Auction Fetches More than $60 Million in Second Home Nirvana Location

By Candy Evans | August 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

Last year, about this time, I was in Pebble Beach at the venerable Concours d’Elegance which takes place in the center of second home nirvana: Pebble Beach and Carmel. Family matters kept me away this year, but I hear the crowd was even bigger, better and richer this year: Jay Leno’s Fiat 500 Prima Edizione sold for 10 […]

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