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How to buy a second home

Confessions of a Second Home Landlord: Getting Started

By Jon Anderson | May 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

One thing many one-home homeowners have in common is a desire to have another one. I think it’s like the “how hard could one more be” ethos of parents. I don’t have kids, but I have owned a second home for nearly 20 years and there are things to consider and stories to tell. Picking […]

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Terra Verde Group Acquires Texas Hill Country Escape Boot Ranch

By Joanna England | August 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Terra Verde Group Acquires Texas Hill Country Escape Boot Ranch

I was sitting in Craig Martin’s office up at Windsong Ranch — if you haven’t seen or experienced the amazing Windsong Ranch in Prosper, then you don’t know  North Texas real estate greatness —  and he was telling me about this amazing ranch in the Hill Country just north of Fredericksburg. Boot Ranch I asked? I […]

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Live Big on Lake Worth: 3.2 Acres, 500 ft. of Lake Frontage Just 15 Minutes From Downtown Fort Worth

By Joanna England | July 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Live Big on Lake Worth: 3.2 Acres, 500 ft. of Lake Frontage Just 15 Minutes From Downtown Fort Worth

Sometimes we want to get away, but the thought of travel is just too much. Packing up everything, getting the kids ready, and climbing in the car or in a plane for hours is enough to keep us at home, ensconced in air conditioning and watching the latest releases on Netflix. But what if you […]

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House Porn! The F Word Squared — Florida Foreclosure With Bay Views, Under $253K!

By Candy Evans | December 30, 2010 | 8 Comments

I almost did not post this foreclosure, and while I have some issues with the kitchen — what in bejesus were they thinking with those wood cabinets, all beach house kitchens need to be white! — and the master bath looks like it might get you a good bash on the head if you get […]

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Tiger’s Ex Eyes This Jupiter Island Penthouse About Two Miles From his Compound

By Candy Evans | December 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Tiger’s Ex Eyes This Jupiter Island Penthouse About Two Miles From his Compound

All I want for Christmas is a beach home in Florida. Seems I’m not alone. Elin Nordegren Woods is also on the lookout, but she has a slightly higher budget than I do — about $4,000,000. And she is looking, I hear, on Jupiter Island, a sleepy little quiet island with 516 condos and only […]

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Bed Bugs & Bed Bug Etiquette for Home Holiday Entertaining: Keep Your Coat Off My Bed

By Candy Evans | December 16, 2010 | Comments Off on Bed Bugs & Bed Bug Etiquette for Home Holiday Entertaining: Keep Your Coat Off My Bed

This post in Brick Underground got me thinking and of course, I’ve emailed it to my Manhattan-dwelling son who is coming home this weekend without, I sincerely hope, any critters in his luggage. He is upset that I bought him one of those canvas-cooker deals to kill off any bedbugs that might stick to his […]

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