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Open Thread: Running Away For The Holidays — Where’s Your Favorite Spot to Spend Christmas Out of Town?

By Joanna England | October 18, 2013 | Comments Off on Open Thread: Running Away For The Holidays — Where’s Your Favorite Spot to Spend Christmas Out of Town?

You know what’s exhausting? Shuffling to a million different homes throughout the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to visit with relatives both close and distant. It gets tiring and old, and the environment rarely changes. This year, though, my family is considering running off to Colorado to take advantage of a friend’s vacation rental that fell […]

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Top-5 Friday: Smoky Mountain High? Maybe If You’re In One of These Great Asheville-Area Cabins!

By Joanna England | March 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Top-5 Friday: Smoky Mountain High? Maybe If You’re In One of These Great Asheville-Area Cabins!

I had no idea that Asheville, N.C., was a popular vacation spot until I spent a little over a week in the area last summer. I fell in love with the place and all of its quirks pretty much instantly. Located in the Smoky Mountains, this thriving mountain metropolis has some great attractions — galleries, […]

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Tourists Are Returning to Hawaii, and So Are Vacation Home Buyers – Honua Kai

By Candy Evans | October 22, 2012 | 20 Comments

Tourism is up in Hawaii, which is a very good sign for Hawaiian real estate. The number one reason buyers purchase a vacation home in any location is because they love it. It goes like this: visit the location, love it, feel like you never want to leave. This is the point where buyers start […]

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Summer’s Almost Over, So Make The Most of Bikini Season With These Fabulous Pools

By Joanna England | September 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Summer’s Almost Over, So Make The Most of Bikini Season With These Fabulous Pools

We’ve put together a list of great pools that feel like vacation homes over on CandysDirt.com as a way to celebrate the last few days of summer. Enjoy!

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco but Not My Checkbook: The Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square is Quite an Affordable Second Home!

By Candy Evans | August 1, 2012 | 8 Comments

  The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square offers sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. The waterfront project is in a historic part of the California city on the sea that has always captured my heart. I’m here checking out this amazing property that is available as a fractional ownership for a smidgen over $200,000 for […]

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Enjoy This Second Home While You “Ship-Watch” in Newport, Rhode Island

By Candy Evans | September 19, 2011 | Comments Off on Enjoy This Second Home While You “Ship-Watch” in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, R.I. If you’re going to have a second home, why not have it in the land once known as the “summering White House”? History, water, proximity to Providence 30 miles away plus all those mansions — Newport is where the mansion concept may have been conceived. I’ve heard it’s a reviving second home paradise. This […]

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