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An Upstate Dream: Waterfront Mansion of Kaplan Test Prep CEO Listed For $16M

By Joanna England | May 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Upstate New York is an escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC, and contains some of the most stately mansions imaginable. Want to move to where the movers and shakers retreat? This waterfront mansion owned by Kaplan CEO Jonathan Grayer is on the market for just $16 million — a paltry sum considering what […]

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Top-5 Friday: Myrtle Beach Means Golf, Sand, And Lots of Land!

By Joanna England | May 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Top-5 Friday is my chance to dream, and boy, I am dreaming of a beach vacation right now — Myrtle Beach, to be exact! This East Coast town is the perfect getaway for sun-seekers, golfers, and fishermen, too! The architecture is definitely a draw for this Southern beach town. You’ll find clapboard siding, fresh, white […]

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Top-5 Friday: Dallas Too Hot? Escape to Lake Texoma

By Joanna England | May 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Dallas Too Hot? Escape to Lake Texoma

It’s affordable, it’s huge, it has great fishing, and if you’re lucky, you can get a little sandy beach of your own! I love Lake Texoma — named for its location straddling the Texas and Oklahoma borders — as a weekend escape. It’s a favorite among North Texas outdoorsmen for its fishing, and it’s great […]

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Hey North Texas! Need a Spot to Escape to? Northshore Harbor Condos Are Just a Short Drive Away

By Joanna England | May 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Hey North Texas! Need a Spot to Escape to? Northshore Harbor Condos Are Just a Short Drive Away

I love Richland Chambers Lake. It’s a fantastic weekend escape with great fishing, boating, and tons of great scenery. It’s near Corsicana, Texas, which is just an hour south on Interstate 45 from Dallas. So color me excited when we here at Second Shelters found that there was a new luxury condo community going in. […]

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Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake Appoints Director of Resident Services. And Yes, He Paddleboards

By Candy Evans | April 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Long Cove is a new, private residential community located just over an hour from Dallas on Cedar Creek Lake. The area is getting a ton of buzz. Some good news is coming out of East Texas: Long Cove is getting it on. This coincides nicely with some positive news about the second home market: it […]

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Big Is Back: Living Large Never Went Out of Style When It Comes to Second Homes

By Candy Evans | February 14, 2012 | Comments Off on Big Is Back: Living Large Never Went Out of Style When It Comes to Second Homes

Read this story on CandysDirt about how the rich seem to be accelerating the size and scope of their new homes. Then know this: whatever is happening to the primary home market is being mimic’ed in second and third homes. Prices may be soft, but the rich are getting out their checkbooks for beach homes […]

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