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Ranches

Is Now A Good Time To Refinance Second Homes?

By Candy Evans | July 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

In this muckety-muck lending environment, does it make sense to re-finance your SECOND home? Can you even save money? I asked my good friend Marcus McCue, Vice President of sales for Guardian Mortgage Company: This is an exceptional time for owners of second homes to refinance.  FRM (fixed-rate mortgages) are still at extremely low rates. […]

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Former Dallas Mayor Steve Bartlett’s New Second Home in the Texas Hill Country

By Candy Evans | July 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Former Dallas Mayor Steve Bartlett’s New Second Home in the Texas Hill Country

Steve Bartlett, remember him? He was on the Dallas City Council from 1977 to 1981, represented some of us in Congress, and is now President and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable, a lobbying group for several prestigious financial services companies. OMG, politics to lobbying, who’d a thunk it? Membership consists of 100 financial companies including Wells Fargo, […]

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This Ranch Is A Location Scout’s Dream: Acreage, Amenities, and Even a Landing Strip, One Hour From Dallas

By Candy Evans | July 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Life was sure sweet this weekend out at Tejas Ranch, in Anna. This amazing property has “Texas” written all over it, so much it was under consideration as a shooting locaton for the now defunct Fox TV series Lone Star (starring Jon Voight), when the series was shooting last summer. Voight played a modern-day JR Ewing type oil tycoon. I […]

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Dripping Springs Ranch With Movie Credits Available for $5.8 Million: Texas Real Estate Ranch Porn

By Candy Evans | June 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

Highlight: a solarium in the gigunda master bathroom complete with potted plants and birds, starred in The Alamo! When you live in Texas, there is just something about owning a ranch as a second home that is so dang appealing. It gets in your blood as the ultimate great escape for the weekend. Having hundreds […]

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Hungry Dallas Realtors, Listen Up: Bluegreen is Better than In N Out Burgers

By Candy Evans | April 29, 2011 | Comments Off on Hungry Dallas Realtors, Listen Up: Bluegreen is Better than In N Out Burgers

Well, almost. Bluegreen Communities, a developer of premier, master-planned residential home communities, has launched a new program that pays real estate agents big buckeroos for referrals. Through the Realtor® Referral program, participating real estate agents who refer buyers to a Bluegreen Communities property earn a full six percent of the resulting sale. Most of the […]

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Val Kilmer’s Pecos River Ranch is Under Contract… or Is It?

By Candy Evans | April 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

We’ve talked about Val Kilmer’s Pecos River Ranch, the unbelievable beauty of the property about 22 miles east of Santa Fe, most recently listed for $18.5 million but originally on the market in 2009 for $33 million. Talk about lowering the price! The ranch is so very special because it has roughly six miles of […]

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