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Mountain Homes

Hill Country Real Estate News Second Home Report: Boot Ranch Kicking Back Into Sales Gear

By Candy Evans | March 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Boot Ranch, a luxurious second home “ranching light” community in Fredericksburg, Texas, where you can play city slicker one minute, Arnold Palmer the next, says it’s back. I still have the press kit I received from Boot Ranch now some four years ago. It was the most beautiful kit I have ever received, and useful, […]

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House Candy for a GORGEOUS March Weekend: $100 Investment Yields $15m

By Candy Evans | March 18, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s too pretty in Dallas to leave this weekend, and half the town’s away on spring break anyhow. I think it feels a bit like Carmel By-the-Sea, CA, which has the best House Porn in the whole wide world. This is Hansel House, aptly named, one of the sprinkling of Victorian and other whimsical homes […]

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Ski Towns Cracking Down on Under The Table Rental Owners

By Candy Evans | February 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Ski Towns Cracking Down on Under The Table Rental Owners

Last week I told you how New York state is gigging out of state home owners for state taxes even if you don’t sleep there. Head west to the Rockies for this tall tale: the Colorado Association of Ski Towns, or CAST, is holding off on plans to  hunt down vacation rental owners who aren’t […]

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More on Living With the Microsoft Millionaires

By Candy Evans | February 16, 2011 | Comments Off on More on Living With the Microsoft Millionaires

Grilling Geordie Romer about his properties in Leavenworth, Washington. You did n’t think I’d let him get off that easily! Second Shelters: Geordie – here’s what we Texans want to know. How dang hot is it up there come August? Geordie: It certainly can get over 100 degrees here in August, but the average maximum […]

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Second Home House Porn: Live With the Microsoft Millionaires for $300K

By Candy Evans | February 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

The following is a guest post by Geordie Romer of Leavenworth, Washington. Geordie is a real estate broker and blogger at where he specializes in 2nd, 3rd and 4th homes for people who love to play in the mountains. Tired of all the beach related house porn here on Second Shelters? I know it’s […]

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Larry Ellison Scoops Up Porcupine Ranch From Founder of Yellowstone Club

By Candy Evans | February 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

One more indicator that the bottom feeders are out shopping and picking up some great deals on second homes, even the wealthiest of the wealthy. Larry Ellison, the sixth-richest man in the world, has bought the 249-acre golf course estate of Edra Blixseth for $42.9 million, this according to records filed in Riverside County, California. […]

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