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From The Archives: Lifting Spirits on the Texas Coast — The Recovery of Cinnamon Shores

By valeriejarvie | December 29, 2017 | Comments Off on From The Archives: Lifting Spirits on the Texas Coast — The Recovery of Cinnamon Shores

  The post-hurricane recovery of the vacation rental community Cinnamon Shore was a bright spot in 2017’s fall second home news. While the town of Port Aransas lost as much as 80% of its structures, the gorgeous Texas vernacular beach development weathered the storm well. Fast-acting management restored the property to mint condition within days […]

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Meet the Treasure of Tucson: A Jaw-dropping $9.9M Desert Retreat Known as Villa Esperero

By Amy Puchaty | November 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Meet the Treasure of Tucson: A Jaw-dropping $9.9M Desert Retreat Known as Villa Esperero

Tucked away in the exclusive Rattlesnake Canyon Estates rests Villa Esperero, a private and luxurious custom estate that lives like a five-star resort. We are told by co-listing agents of the property, Judy Smedes and Kate Herk at Long Realty Company, that Villa Esperero was built “to synthesize international influences with the natural beauty of Tucson’s surroundings.” In […]

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Malibu Moods: Which Dreamhouse Suits You?

By valeriejarvie | August 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Malibu Moods: Which Dreamhouse Suits You?

Malibu, California: Located on a 21-mile stretch of shore 30 miles west of Los Angeles, it’s the coastal playground of movie stars, rock artists, writers, producers, and the elite of the entertainment and business worlds. Without question, Malibu real estate includes some of the most glamorous residential properties in the world. Per current listings on […]

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Award Winner: Second Homeownership in Bermuda Serves the Rich while Protecting Local Interests

By Jon Anderson | June 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Award Winner: Second Homeownership in Bermuda Serves the Rich while Protecting Local Interests

In case you missed it the first time back in January 2016, on June 16, 2017, this post was awarded “silver” in the “Best International Real Estate Story” category  by the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). Bermuda is a cluster of 130 picturesque islands you think is located in the Caribbean, but it’s […]

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Paradise in Panama: A Rain Forest Mountain Home

By valeriejarvie | March 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Paradise in Panama: A Rain Forest Mountain Home

Panama: it’s routinely touted as one of the best places on earth for American retirement, with its stable government, spectacular climate, welcoming attitude, and low cost of living. Lil and Robert Miller moved to Panama from New Jersey eight years ago when they took early retirement. They’ve loved every minute of their adventure in a […]

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Houston Designer Julie Dodson’s Dreamy Bunk Room in the Hampton Designer Showhouse

By valeriejarvie | August 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Houston Designer Julie Dodson’s Dreamy Bunk Room in the Hampton Designer Showhouse

If you’re in the habit of summering in the Hamptons, it’s probably already on your calendar: the Hampton Designer Showhouse, open now through Sept. 5 in Sag Harbor, New York. Houston’s own Julie Dodson was selected to join the fleet of elite designers that make the event one of the premier showhouse events in the […]

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