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Second Homes Decompress: How To Manage Two Vacation Homes and a Primary Residence

By Candy Evans | January 8, 2014 | Comments Off on Second Homes Decompress: How To Manage Two Vacation Homes and a Primary Residence

I ran into a friend over the holidays right about the time I was mailing off my water bill, frantically. Seems I had switched from paper to electronic billing, but then the emails never arrived, I got busy, and yes, I faced the holidays with a termination letter from Dallas Water. One of our refrigerators broke down and defrosted because power surges during the ice storm blew the computer panel. Just got the dryer repaired, then the pool heater broke. Our friend has a couple homes he has to maintain, and commiserated: how do you manage to keep up all your homes, I asked?

“It’s almost a full-time job,” he said. “You have these systems — heat, A/C, the pool — and at any given time one or another can go out. That’s why you have multiples.”

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3RD Home and SecondShelters.com Forge Partnership. Because You Can NEVER Have Too Many Homes!

By Candy Evans | October 24, 2013 | Comments Off on 3RD Home and SecondShelters.com Forge Partnership. Because You Can NEVER Have Too Many Homes!

You have heard me bragging on 3RD Home on these pages before. 3RD Home (see ad to right) is a web site for second home owners that expands second home ownership by creating a home swap of vetted vacation home owners and properties. It’s like belonging to your very own Exclusive Resorts, only more exclusive. […]

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Contributor Dallas Addison is an Expert On Recreational Real Estate & Preservation

By Candy Evans | October 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Contributor Dallas Addison is an Expert On Recreational Real Estate & Preservation

SecondShelters.com welcomes its newest expert contributor, Dallas Addison, who really IS from Dallas, Texas!

My name is Dallas Addison, and my passion is real estate. I’m trained as a lawyer and have helped many clients throughout the country buy, sell, develop and manage all types of real estate over the years, with a particular focus on recreational and hospitality-based real estate, such as golf courses, resorts, ranches, second homes, etc. I’m also a founding principal of Preservation Land Company, which has created several incredible (if I may say so) conservation-based recreational ranches near Dallas and worked on projects in Montana, Hawaii and New Mexico. On the educational side, I’m a long-time member of the Recreation Development Council of the Urban Land Institute, a global organization of leaders in the real estate industry whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

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Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake: Clearly the Most Remarkable Vacation Home Spot in North Texas for Old Fashioned FUN

By Candy Evans | August 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

Don McNarama does real estate developments, and he does them right. He is the investor responsible for Dallas’ well-known CityPlace, which includes the West Village urban developments. West Village has become a virtual synonym for successful urban commercial real estate development. If I had a dime for every time a developer said to me, “we are building […]

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Love of Water Runs Deep: WaterFront Living Costs 63% More Than Living on the Land: WSJ

By Candy Evans | August 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

We probably know it deep in our gut, but luxury vacation homes built on the water cost 63% more, on average, than similar properties that are land-locked. This from a global property consultant, Knight Frank, who scrutinized the ten most popular second home destinations around the world. And if they have to cover naked beaches […]

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3RD HOME Expands Affiliate Portfolio with Addition of Three Premiere Residence Clubs, Including Costa Baja

By Candy Evans | August 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

This is great news — I am a big fan of 3rd Home, and an even bigger fan now to hear who all is joining the vacation home party: Tucker’s Point Club in Bermuda, The Deer Valley Club and– Costa Baja in La Paz, Mexico, one of my favorite Cabo area getaways. In fact, I […]

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