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Beach homes

Sweet News from Texas Beach Destination Cinnamon Shore: A Big Expansion

By valeriejarvie | June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

  More of a good thing’s on the way: Cinnamon Shore, one of Texas’ most charming beach communities, has just announced a $1.3 billion, 300-acre expansion. We’ve been following the master-planned beach development in Port Aransas on a 19-mile barrier island off the Texas Coast since inception. Homeowners and rental guests there enjoy beachfront access, parks, […]

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I SPI With My Little Eye — Great Deals on South Padre Island

By Jon Anderson | July 15, 2016 | Comments Off on I SPI With My Little Eye — Great Deals on South Padre Island

South Padre Island (SPI) is as close as Texas gets to tropical Gulf breezes on sun-kissed shores where the water doesn’t look a mini-marshmallow away from Swiss Miss (Galveston).  SPI also isn’t an island. SPI is a city located on the southern tip of Padre Island which is the longest barrier island in the world. […]

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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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Hot in Honolulu: Kaka’ako Has a Plan

By Jon Anderson | May 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Hot in Honolulu: Kaka’ako Has a Plan

The market for Honolulu condos makes Dallas look like Sleepy Hollow.  Even the ultra-tony Bleu Ciel with its recent price hikes is only pricing its smallest unit at a meager $640 a square foot.  Compare that with still-being-built Honolulu high-rises Anaha and Waiea where a 435-square-foot studio on a no-view floor will run ya nearly […]

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Spring Break Vacation Home Primer: Karen Wagner Sells Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

By Candy Evans | March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

This week is spring break for a lot of peeps, and we know that a hefty slice of Dallasites and North Texans have invaded the Beaches of Walton County, Florida, those picture-perfect white sands along Highway 30-A in the panhandle of northwest Florida. And after October, we might just re-populate the place.

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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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