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Wellington, Fla.: Horse Country For The World’s Elite

By Deidre Woollard | August 26, 2016 | Comments Off on Wellington, Fla.: Horse Country For The World’s Elite

With the news that Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs purchased an estate in Wellington, Florida for $15.3 million in cash across the street from Bill Gates’ equestrian estate, the town of Wellington, Fla., made national headlines. Wellington, a town of approximately 60,000 around 15 miles east of tony West Palm Beach has become a […]

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Contributor Dallas Addison is an Expert On Recreational Real Estate & Preservation

By Candy Evans | October 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Contributor Dallas Addison is an Expert On Recreational Real Estate & Preservation

SecondShelters.com welcomes its newest expert contributor, Dallas Addison, who really IS from Dallas, Texas!

My name is Dallas Addison, and my passion is real estate. I’m trained as a lawyer and have helped many clients throughout the country buy, sell, develop and manage all types of real estate over the years, with a particular focus on recreational and hospitality-based real estate, such as golf courses, resorts, ranches, second homes, etc. I’m also a founding principal of Preservation Land Company, which has created several incredible (if I may say so) conservation-based recreational ranches near Dallas and worked on projects in Montana, Hawaii and New Mexico. On the educational side, I’m a long-time member of the Recreation Development Council of the Urban Land Institute, a global organization of leaders in the real estate industry whose mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

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A New Place to Find Vacation Home Deals: Dallas-Based Heritage Auctions Now Auctioning Homes as Well as Collectibles, Art

By Candy Evans | July 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fasten your seatbelts, get your reserve ready! I have told you all about real estate auctions, and I predicted we would be seeing a whole lot more. Real estate auctions are a great way, in fact, maybe the only way, to unload big, kinda albatross-y homes, as well as your standard multi-million dollar fare. Best example, of course, […]

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Thinking of Buying a Cheap Second Home in Miami? Get Ready to Compete or Negotiate Bigtime With Latin America

By Candy Evans | March 12, 2013 | Comments Off on Thinking of Buying a Cheap Second Home in Miami? Get Ready to Compete or Negotiate Bigtime With Latin America

We know that foreigners are buying up U.S. real estate from New York City to Hawaii. Once our values went downhill, sharp foreigners popped in to pick up bucketloads of bargain U.S. dirt. We know that the Chinese, now, are even investing in Dallas real estate. Many of us thought the last few years might […]

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There’s a Little Construction Over on CandysDirt.com, So Pardon Our Dust

By Candy Evans | January 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

I WISH I could call it “re-construction”, as I almost did, and I wish I could report that it was just me getting my boob job to start out 2013 on a higher level.

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How About a Pool Lined With 24-Carat Gold? For $125 Million, Miami’s Most famous Residence, the Versace Mansion, Can Be Yours!

By Candy Evans | July 18, 2012 | 4 Comments

Our Miami correspondent, Andrea Kavanagh, is back and house-hunting for us! Calling all billionaire art aficionados and free-spending, globe-trotting investors! Miami is all a buzz over Ocean Drive’s most infamous residence to hit the sizzling hot real estate market at a whopping $125 million. Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace mansion, is an iconic […]

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