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Private Residence Club

Boot Ranch Kicks Up Vacation Home Living to Luxury Levels in the Texas Hill Country

By Candy Evans | November 15, 2013 | 3 Comments

Golfing great Hal Sutton found himself in the Texas Hill Country about 12 years ago, with a stop in Fredericksburg. He might have thought he was in Tuscany, not Texas, because the terrain was so similar he wondered where the olive trees were. The idyllic German-esque community of about 11,000 in Gillespie County rests about […]

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Guess Who’s Buying Up Vacation Homes Like There’s No Tomorrow? The Rich!

By Candy Evans | June 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Those of us in real estate know that when the housing market plummets,  vacation places plummet the most. Second homes are most often discretionary purchases you wait on until you feel flush with cash. Well, get ready. Realtors say second-home buyers are returning to the store,  shopping from Cape Cod to Lake Tahoe. As I […]

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A Perfect Second Home in New York City: The Paramount Hotel

By Candy Evans | July 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

We are going to feature very select hotels here on SecondShelters, because more hotels are becoming second homes, some offering CondoHotel deals as well as residences. Two weeks ago, I was in New York City, where I have had my share of negative hotel experiences. Hint: you smell Febreeze, there’s a reason. But I finally found the […]

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How Second Homes Have Babies : The Palms Private Residence Club Joins 3RD Home

By Candy Evans | July 7, 2011 | Comments Off on How Second Homes Have Babies : The Palms Private Residence Club Joins 3RD Home

They procreate like this: The Palms Private Residence Club in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica, has signed a sponsorship agreement with the premier international second home exchange firm, 3RD HOME, that enables Palms owners (or buyers) to exchange their properties with other second (and third, and fourth) homeowners throughout the world. That opens second home stay options up […]

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