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Out of the Way Homes: Putting a Foot Off The Beaten Track

By Jon Anderson | January 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Out of the Way Homes: Putting a Foot Off The Beaten Track

Pied-à-terre is French for “foot on the ground” and is often described as a city apartment used by suburban or rural residents to get a cultural fix.  Who’s to say it can’t work in reverse?  Why can’t urban dwellers put a “foot on the ground” in a small town just a bit too far away […]

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Second Home in the Hill Country: Recipes From Boot Ranch for “Inner Peas”

By Candy Evans | March 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Second Home in the Hill Country: Recipes From Boot Ranch for “Inner Peas”

Boot Ranch is our favorite vacation (or permanent!) home community in the Texas Hill Country. When Chef Aaron J. Staudenmaier moved to Fredericksburg (from Dallas — he worked under Chef Kent Rathbun at Abacus, Jasper’s and at the farm-to-table concept, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen) to become the Boot Ranch Executive Chef in October 2012, he came […]

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Real Estate Gone Wild: It’s Party Time at My New TV Show, The Party Line!

By Candy Evans | March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hey guys, listen up. I’ve finally got my own TV Show! It’s called Party Line Real Estate, it’s loaded with real-time Real Estate news, and you are going to LOVE IT! ‪

I LOVE IT when Real Estate agents get together and TALK! After all, that’s how they network! And we know there is no better way to network than at a party with the top agents in town, great food, a little string quartet music, and a Candy Bar! Well, we got a whole camera crew and invited Realtors to have some fun and give me the inside scoop on this crazy market. It was such a success, we are going to have a party and a Candy Bar every month! And you are invited to come and share!

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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?

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Another Bout of Texas Cold: BahaMar in the Bahamas is Beckoning…

By Candy Evans | January 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Another Bout of Texas Cold: BahaMar in the Bahamas is Beckoning…

  Phillip Day may just have the most enviable job in the world right now. While most of North America is freezing – buckets of snow in the northeast, 23 degrees tonight in Dallas brrrrr – Phillip is in charge of the sales and marketing for the best second home property in the Carribean, BahaMar, in Nassau, The Bahamas. Better […]

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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.

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