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Hangin’ at the Lake Like Hemingway: A Cottage Home in Petoskey, Michigan

By valeriejarvie | June 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Hangin’ at the Lake Like Hemingway: A Cottage Home in Petoskey, Michigan

Petoskey real estate. Don’t know where that is? Hold your left hand up in front of your face, palms out, fingers straight up. With your right index finger, touch the tip of your left ring fingernail where it meets your middle finger. Your hand is a map of Michigan. The spot you are touching is […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from SecondShelters.com

By Joanna England | December 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from SecondShelters.com

Dear Readers, We’ve had a great year covering the most stylish and interesting homes, as well as reporting on the issues that concern our readers the most. So after today we will be enjoying the spaces that hold families and memories — our homes — and we encourage you to do the same. We hope your […]

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Touring the Year’s Top Second Home Spots

By valeriejarvie | December 23, 2016 | Comments Off on Touring the Year’s Top Second Home Spots

  Six months has gone by fast for me writing about vacation homes for SecondShelters.com. What have we been covering? Beach, lake, ranch, and mountain abodes, among other destinations of interest to North Texans. Year end is a time to look back and reflect. What are the top spots for vacation homes for DFW residents? […]

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Fall in Love with Fall Creek Ranch in Travis County, Texas

By valeriejarvie | September 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Fall in Love with Fall Creek Ranch in Travis County, Texas

Turning the calendar to September signals the start of  the hunting season and leaves me longing for the Texas Hill Country, even though I’m more likely found shooting with a camera than a gun. I love the feeling of being in a natural setting, flush with fish and wildlife. Wish-booking through ranch property listings, I […]

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Surrender to the Charisma of Cape Cod

By Leah Shafer | June 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Surrender to the Charisma of Cape Cod

Cape Cod has historic roots in American history, one of the earliest places the Pilgrims settled, later becoming a thriving fishing, whaling, and trading area. But the romantic mythos of the Cape took off during John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, much of which was based out of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. JFK gave his […]

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Vacation Home Week Recap: From Maine to Santa Fe and Points In Between, The Second Home Market is Second to None!

By Joanna England | August 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Vacation Home Week Recap: From Maine to Santa Fe and Points In Between, The Second Home Market is Second to None!

Our Vacation Home Week celebration on CandysDirt.com was such an amazing success. We got to feature incredible second homes and developments in some of our favorite locations. Luxury amenities and gorgeous design, each one of these homes has just what you want for a getaway and then some! And boy, let me tell you about […]

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