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Fairmont Ghirardelli Square Voted Best Private Residence Club 2012

By Candy Evans | May 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Fairmont Ghirardelli Square Voted Best Private Residence Club 2012

As you know, there is a contest for everything, even, it seems, private residence clubs. The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco has snagged the #1 ranking for Best Private Residence Club in North America from the 2012 Fractional Life Awards. The award is designed to recognize the best all around fractional residence based […]

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Vacation Home Sales, Buyers Staying Close: Sweet Spot No More Than Four Hours Away

By Candy Evans | May 3, 2012 | 12 Comments

Gulf Shores. Destin (Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach). Port Aransas — Cinnamon Shore. Galveston. Fredericksburg and The Texas Hill Country. South Padre. Lakes such as Cedar Creek, Cypress Springs and my newest passion, Lake Richland Chambers. Those are the favorite vacation spots for Dallas/Fort Worth, at least according to a recent piece in […]

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North Texas Mansion Champ D’Or Closed Monday: Meet the New Owners

By Candy Evans | May 3, 2012 | Comments Off on North Texas Mansion Champ D’Or Closed Monday: Meet the New Owners

Could they be buying it as a second or third home? Champ d’Or closed Monday, April 30, according to Laura Brady of Concierge Auctions. Which means it is official: Shirley and Al Goldfield no longer own the Hickory Creek mega mansion they have been trying to sell almost since the day they completed the 40,000 […]

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Champ d’Or Mansion in Denton County, Texas Auctioned Off, SOLD!

By Candy Evans | April 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Champ d’Or Mansion in Denton County, Texas Auctioned Off, SOLD!

I have been on pins and needles waiting out this auction, bugging Robbie Briggs and Laura Brady at Concierge Actions all day yesterday. At about eight p.m. Friday night Robbie Briggs emailed me that “It was a fascinating process, and it appears to be successful.” Saturday morning I heard from Laura Brady who said — “we […]

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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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Subscribe to SecondShelters and CandysDirt and Never, Never Miss Out on a Party!

By Candy Evans | March 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Subscribe to SecondShelters and CandysDirt and Never, Never Miss Out on a Party!

Subscribe to CandysDirt.com and SecondShelters.com and we’ll REALLY take you inside the world of luxury real estate every day. Like, literally: you’ll get private invitations to select events, REAL sneak peaks inside exquisite homes, even the chance to peruse exciting vacation properties when the developers strut their stuff. Here are three of the exciting, hot second home […]

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