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Nantucket

By Candy Evans | September 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

In 2006 Forbes reported that Nantucket had the highest median property value of any Massachusetts zip code. Prices are softer now on this island with the nation’s highest concentration of pre-Civil War structures, which is often loaded with Texans escaping the heat. A second home buyer wants the sight, sound and scent of the ocean […]

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It’s 110 Degrees in Dallas: Why A Second Home Should Be Issued With Every Texas Drivers License

By Candy Evans | August 4, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s 110 Degrees in Dallas: Why A Second Home Should Be Issued With Every Texas Drivers License

I know Case Shiller is spreading real estate doom and gloom across the state lines, but it’s summer and most of us have vacation on the mind. Here in Dallas, it is about 110 degrees in the shade, and anyone who doesn’t understand why I started a second home blog IN THIS CITY is suffering from heat stroke. […]

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A Third Home for $500: The Absolute Truth About Vacation Home Real Estate Ownership 2011

By Candy Evans | June 9, 2011 | 4 Comments

“I need a second home like I need a colonoscopy.” Spent an hour on the phone with Wade Shealy, who is probably the most seasoned and knowledgeable man in the country when it comes to second home real estate, certainly the most honest. Wade is the founder of 3RD HOME, a web site for second home owners […]

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Second Home House Porn: Mid Century Mod Trailer in the Sky, Not a Money Pit

By Candy Evans | March 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

This home is in Kingston, New York, in the Hudson River Valley, and was just written up in the New York Times. I’m writing about it because a) it is a second home for a NYC couple and b) it was built in 1958 by the grandparents of a friend who grew up in the […]

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An Airstream Can Make Darn Good Second Home Real Estate

By Candy Evans | January 18, 2011 | 7 Comments

Yup, that’s an Airstream that friends have used as a second home now for over a year. They love it so much, they snapped the family holiday card in it. Adventures in the Airstream are forthcoming here on Second Shelters. Told you second homes are not going to break the bank!

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Second Home Sales are on the Rise!

By Candy Evans | January 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Second Home Sales are on the Rise!

I will not say I told you so, but I did, and this is the very reason why we are talking today. The Wall Street Journal today reports that sales in vacation communities soared last year to heights not seen since the real estate boom that crashed (and burned) in 2008. (For those of us in […]

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