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Real Estate

Ranch of the Week: Le Belle Maison in Paris, TX

By Kathryn Roan | February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Because really, who doesn’t love Paris? If trans-atlantic travel just will not fit into your busy schedule, the gorgeous ranch at 632 County Road 43400 in Paris, Texas, just may be the perfect locale to get you and the family out of the hectic city. This property is so much more than a vacation home, […]

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Will Legal Pot Make Colorado Ski Homes a Smoking Commodity? Realtors Doubt Toking Will Lead to a New Joint

By Joanna England | February 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Will Legal Pot Make Colorado Ski Homes a Smoking Commodity? Realtors Doubt Toking Will Lead to a New Joint

We’ve seen photos and stories from Colorado ski towns such as Aspen and Breckenridge showing vacationers filing lines out the door at marijuana shops, so of course, we had to wonder what kind of impact legal pot could have on Colorado real estate. Are more buyers putting it in their pipes and smoking it?

Turns out the Colorado Association of Realtors was wondering the exact same thing. After all, with 136 pot retailers in the state as of Dec. 2013, buyers were throwing green after green, eventually causing a state-wide shortage of smokables. But is recreational marijuana a boon for Colorado real estate, or a burden?

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Ranch of the Week: Fall in Love in Poetry, Texas

By Kathryn Roan | February 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’m not the only one who is in love with my later-in-life hometown of Poetry, Texas. Author Janice Thompson even wrote a novel starring the 1800s version of this darling little town. Located just over 10 miles east of Rockwall, Poetry is a charming country community with sandy loam soil, populated almost entirely by horse owners, […]

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Vacation Home News: It’s a Seller’s Market in Tahoe — And the Buyers Keep Coming

By Georgia Fisher | January 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Vacation Home News: It’s a Seller’s Market in Tahoe — And the Buyers Keep Coming

Plenty of Texans go for vacation homes near Lake Tahoe.

“But be prepared that our houses aren’t as big as they’re used to,” real estate agent Theresa Souers adds with a chuckle. “I always tell them that upfront.”

Size doesn’t matter so much, however, when you’re breathing mountain air and pondering a looming, pristine lake that straddles California and Nevada.

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Top-5 Friday: Enjoy The Comforts of Home, Plus Ski Resort Perks, at these Rental Properties

By Whitney Thompson | January 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Enjoy The Comforts of Home, Plus Ski Resort Perks, at these Rental Properties

While some of us despise the chilly winter winds that have been a-blowing and prefer to bundle up indoors until bikini season arrives, skiers and snowboarders alike know that the storms that blew through Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming this week (and will continue on through the northeast next week) offer the perfect, powdery platform for […]

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Ranch of the Week: Town and Country Meets Old World Charm

By Kathryn Roan | January 17, 2014 | Comments Off on Ranch of the Week: Town and Country Meets Old World Charm

If Samantha was your favorite American Girl doll as a kid, well then, welcome home. Be honest: You loved Samantha for her satiny rich girl outfits and that she stole Felicity’s horse. Yeah, me, too. The ranch at 527 Christopher Court is a grown-up dollhouse of modern amenities in a suit of classic Victorian charm. […]

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