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Mountain Homes

Dallas Billionaire, Philanthropist Charles Wyly Dies in Aspen Auto Wreck

By Candy Evans | August 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Dallas Billionaire, Philanthropist Charles Wyly Dies in Aspen Auto Wreck

Update: I’ve received a note from Mr. Wyly’s cousin (in comments) clarifying that the Michaels Arts & Crafts stores that were founded by Charles and Sam Wyly were sold while quite profitable. The business downturn apparently with subsequent owners.   I am sad to report that Dallas philanthropist and billionaire Charles Wyly, whose name is on the Dee and Charles […]

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Where To Buy A Vacation Home NOW: Second Home News

By Candy Evans | July 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Let’s face it: if you had to pick the most suffering, beat-up child in this real estate mess, it would be the second home market. This is probably the worst time ever for the second home market because most areas overbuilt during the boom, priced too high, and are now left with inventory. Getting a […]

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Oh To Be Back On The Ranch: Rustic Second Home House Candy

By Candy Evans | July 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Oh To Be Back On The Ranch: Rustic Second Home House Candy

I found this ranch on Curbed and totally fell in love. In fact, while paying bills and blogging, I just kept going back again and again to gaze upon it. It’s hotter than hell in Texas, and I can just feel the cool air whispering over me up there in Augusta, Montana. This spread belongs […]

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Aspen Broker to Rich and Famous Says Second Home Market is Looking Up

By Candy Evans | July 14, 2011 | 8 Comments

Steven Shane had a twisted holiday this year. The Aspen, Colo., real estate broker, who graduated from selling snowboards to multi-million dollar ski chalets, handled one of the most complex deals of his real estate career over the holidays. End of the year, the rich go shopping for real estate. The sale of a simple duplex turned into a six-sided […]

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We Like to Share: Second Homes Need a Lot of Love From Designers at the Dallas-Fort Worth Design Guide!

By Candy Evans | July 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

We need the help of interior designers to keep us on the straight and narrow. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it twice: interior designers SAVE YOU MONEY. I think we could have educated Jon & Kate’s brood with all the money I wasted buying furniture and objets d’art I did not need that […]

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More Free Tickets to the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour Next Weekend!

By Candy Evans | March 29, 2011 | 10 Comments

All the second homes in Destin, Port Aransas or Pebble Beach could not pull me away from next Saturday’s Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society‘s Spring home tour. That’s April 2, 2011, from 10 am – 4 pm. The owners of six gloriously historic and architecturally significant Park Cities homes will toss open their doors […]

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