Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Economy

Will Legal Pot Make Colorado Ski Homes a Smoking Commodity? Realtors Doubt Toking Will Lead to a New Joint

By Joanna England | February 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Will Legal Pot Make Colorado Ski Homes a Smoking Commodity? Realtors Doubt Toking Will Lead to a New Joint

We’ve seen photos and stories from Colorado ski towns such as Aspen and Breckenridge showing vacationers filing lines out the door at marijuana shops, so of course, we had to wonder what kind of impact legal pot could have on Colorado real estate. Are more buyers putting it in their pipes and smoking it?

Turns out the Colorado Association of Realtors was wondering the exact same thing. After all, with 136 pot retailers in the state as of Dec. 2013, buyers were throwing green after green, eventually causing a state-wide shortage of smokables. But is recreational marijuana a boon for Colorado real estate, or a burden?

Read More

Vacation Home News: It’s a Seller’s Market in Tahoe — And the Buyers Keep Coming

By Georgia Fisher | January 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Vacation Home News: It’s a Seller’s Market in Tahoe — And the Buyers Keep Coming

Plenty of Texans go for vacation homes near Lake Tahoe.

“But be prepared that our houses aren’t as big as they’re used to,” real estate agent Theresa Souers adds with a chuckle. “I always tell them that upfront.”

Size doesn’t matter so much, however, when you’re breathing mountain air and pondering a looming, pristine lake that straddles California and Nevada.

Read More

From Oil and Gas to Farms and Ranches: Meet Guest Blogger Kathryn Roan

By Joanna England | January 9, 2014 | Comments Off on From Oil and Gas to Farms and Ranches: Meet Guest Blogger Kathryn Roan

Let’s give a warm welcome to Kathryn Roan, and Ebby Halliday Realtor with Texas Equestrian Properties. Roan, who was born in Midland, raised in Dallas, and has a background in oil and gas, is a horse-lover who lives in Poetry, TX. Find out more about this lovely gal on CandysDirt.com, and stay tuned right here […]

Read More

How To Finance Your Second Home: Avoid the Sticky Financing Wickets

By Candy Evans | July 18, 2012 | Comments Off on How To Finance Your Second Home: Avoid the Sticky Financing Wickets

There has never been a better time to buy a second home. I am even watching my spending these days, eyeing fractional ownership if it has all the right locations. We are having a guest post soon from a fractional ownership expert to explain the do’s and don’ts. The problem is not buying, as we know, […]

Read More

Guess Who’s Buying Up Vacation Homes Like There’s No Tomorrow? The Rich!

By Candy Evans | June 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Those of us in real estate know that when the housing market plummets,  vacation places plummet the most. Second homes are most often discretionary purchases you wait on until you feel flush with cash. Well, get ready. Realtors say second-home buyers are returning to the store,  shopping from Cape Cod to Lake Tahoe. As I […]

Read More

Guest Post: Austin Real Estate Is Kicking Major Butt: What Are They Doing Right? THEY’VE GOT JOBS!

By Candy Evans | October 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Get this: Austin has an unemployment rate of only 6.7%. That could be why, except for South Padre Island, Austin now has the highest priced median homes in Texas: $194,600, according to the Real Estate center at Texas A&M University. Sales of existing single-family Texas homes in August were up 24 percent from a year ago, according to the […]

Read More