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Retiring in Style

The Villages, People: Snowbird Starters in America’s Friendliest Hometown

By Amanda Tackett | March 7, 2018 | Comments Off on The Villages, People: Snowbird Starters in America’s Friendliest Hometown

As yet another “Snowbird Season” draws to a close, newbies are no doubt planning the next trip to Florida.  Many are looking for the perfect place to winter over from all points north and cold.  I’ve lived in coastal areas for several years, and have witnessed the Snowbird Season up close and personal.  There is […]

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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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El Corazon de Santa Fe Under Fairmont Management: Santa Fe Vacation Home Ownership In the $100,000’s

By Candy Evans | July 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Faithful readers may recall when I wrote about a beautiful fractional ownership property in the heart, and I do mean the heart, of Santa Fe called El Corazon de Santa Fe. It was fabulous then, and it is even more fabulous now! The property has been renamed “Fairmont Heritage Place, El Corazon de Santa Fe”. El […]

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Affordable Second Homes: The Palms Private Residences Club Nets You Paradise for $129,000 — Pura Vida in Costa Rica, a SecondShelters Field Trip

By Candy Evans | March 21, 2012 | 6 Comments

“I have never been so close to the sand while sleeping in a luxury bed.” I have been to Costa Rica now twice, first as the guest of Hillwood, Ross Perot Jr.’s Fort Worth-based company, second as the guest of The Palms Private Residence Club. Guess which spot I love more? Guess which one I can […]

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Talk About Second Homes: Here’s a 72,000 Square Foot Concrete Second Home Going Up In Missouri

By Candy Evans | July 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

I just got back from a terrific weekend in an amazing home on Cypress Springs Lake. But boy oh boy, look at this. A Virginia man is building a 72,000 square-foot house in the Missouri Ozarks with 13 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and other features that could include a library, music room, theater and a garage […]

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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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