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South Padre Island Offers More Bang for Your Buck

By Bethany Erickson | July 10, 2017 | Comments Off on South Padre Island Offers More Bang for Your Buck

Although they’re native Texans, Gary and Lynne Tate spent eight cold years in Alaska before finally coming back to the state. Before they left, they had a ceremony to destroy their snow shovel. Then they moved to South Padre Island. Nowadays, the two Realtors with Keller Williams Lynne Tate South Padre Island spend their time helping […]

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Mother Nature’s Hot Tub: Mystical Secrets of Steamboat Springs

By valeriejarvie | February 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Mother Nature’s Hot Tub: Mystical Secrets of Steamboat Springs

Every ski town seems to have its own appeal. It’s easy to get to, or it’s isolated and exclusive.  It’s snowboarder heaven, or it’s snowboard-free. It a great place for beginners, or  it’s dominated by advanced-level runs and black diamond-lovers don’t have to navigate around skiers like me. Steamboat Springs in northwestern Colorado is known […]

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Live Like a Local: Regency at Kahala Offers a Slice of Old Hawaii

By Jon Anderson | December 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Live Like a Local: Regency at Kahala Offers a Slice of Old Hawaii

When I say “old Hawaii,” I mean places where locals have lived for decades.  These are not the new flashy high-rises in Kaka’ako, but rather buildings like this one that rose from the ground in 1969.  The Regency at Kahala is a tall, 20-plus-story slice of Hawaii. There are four units per floor … a […]

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HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Results Show Visitors Dream Of Hawaii, Florida, and Massachusetts

By Deidre Woollard | July 13, 2016 | Comments Off on HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Results Show Visitors Dream Of Hawaii, Florida, and Massachusetts

It’s no surprise that Hawaii captures the imagination of people dreaming of a getaway. Tropical breezes, the deep blue Pacific, technicolor sunsets, and lush greenery set the stage for a dream vacation or the ultimate home away from home. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International have announced the winners of […]

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Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Vacation Homes: Safety, Luxury, Entertaining the Kids & Homes Over Hotels

By Candy Evans | June 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Vacation Homes: Safety, Luxury, Entertaining the Kids & Homes Over Hotels

The vacation home market is estimated to be at $100 billion worldwide. In New Orleans at NAREE this month, I gathered five top vacation home experts, including Bill Furlong of HomeAway, Jackie Doak of Dart Enterprises Ltd., the developer ofCamana Bay on Grand Cayman Island, Hunter Harman, Broker/Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida, Tina Necrason of Montage […]

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Kathy Fielder Creates Personalized Space For ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ Actor Sean Kanan

By Joanna England | September 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Kathy Fielder Creates Personalized Space For ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ Actor Sean Kanan

When you envision the interiors of your second home, you might gravitate toward relaxing color schemes and open spaces with comfortable furniture. It should be a space for relaxing and letting go. A space for enjoyment, not practicality. Not everyone has the talent to create that kind of space, nor the time. That’s why Sean […]

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