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Vacation Home News

Cedar Creek Lake is a Great Getaway, and 505 Ranch Makes Having a Second Home Easy

By Joanna England | June 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Cedar Creek Lake is a Great Getaway, and 505 Ranch Makes Having a Second Home Easy

In the middle of this Texas Summer heat, who wouldn’t want to be out on a lake? At the 505 Ranch on Cedar Creek Lake, the water levels are up and it’s time for activities out on the water! If you love lake living that’s close to Dallas, perhaps it’s time to consider a home […]

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Surreal Wrightian Forest Dwelling in Westlake Hills is All Drama

By Joanna England | June 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

If we were to stare into Maleficent’s mirror and ask it to tell us “What home in Austin is the coolest of all?” it would make up some weird rhyme to tell us all about this absolutely rad structure in Westlake Hills. Designed by architect John Watson, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, the “Grotto […]

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How Doris Jacobs, Juli Harrison, Kyle Crews and I Ditched the Dallas Rain for the Greenbrier Sporting Club: Our Vacation Home Story

By Candy Evans | May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on How Doris Jacobs, Juli Harrison, Kyle Crews and I Ditched the Dallas Rain for the Greenbrier Sporting Club: Our Vacation Home Story

It was about this time last year that Kyle Crews, Juli Harrison, and Doris Jacobs all of Allie Beth Allman, and I hopped a plane to Charlestown, West Virginia to visit the one of the most beautiful, breath-taking and affordable vacation home spots in the nation: the Greenbrier Sporting Club. Why I am telling you […]

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Need to Escape? Gorgeous Greenbrier Vacation Home Goes For Less Than a Million

By Candy Evans | May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Need to Escape? Gorgeous Greenbrier Vacation Home Goes For Less Than a Million

While flipping the filets yesterday, while it was pouring rain, I was aghast that I had left you with the impression that only a gadzillionaire could afford a vacation home at The Greenbrier. In fact, the Greenbrier Sporting Club is one of the best values in vacation home properties. I showed you a $5 million […]

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Renting Your Vacation Home? Don’t Trip on These Income Tax Issues

By Joanna England | April 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Renting Your Vacation Home? Don’t Trip on These Income Tax Issues

With the economy on the upswing, better interest rates, and stock market gains, vacation homes and second home purchases are booming. By the lake, in the mountains, near the cost, in the desert — there are tons of great locations with plenty of fantastic properties. And sometimes a second home can actually make you money. […]

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Vacation Home Buyers Getting Younger, Entrepreneurial and Venturing Farther Out

By Candy Evans | February 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Vacation Home Buyers Getting Younger, Entrepreneurial and Venturing Farther Out

Maybe it’s the frothiness of the One Percent, or maybe the drop in oil prices just hasn’t sunk in. But people are buying vacation homes more than ever, the buyers are younger, and the vacation properties are further from the primary home. We know this from a terrific Austin-based company called HomeAway. The vacation rental […]

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