07/23/14 10:02am

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Located 35-miles off the coast of the tropical island of Roatán, is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets – Pristine Bay – and it’s just a short 3-hour flight from DFW International Airport.  You could ideally leave around 8 a.m. and be on the beach by lunch! (more…)

07/19/14 1:22pm

Better Front of Home

I know we cover a lot of high-end, amazing properties here at SecondShelters.com, but let’s face it: That’s purely window shopping for the vast majority of us. This week, I decided to showcase a darling little property in Princeton. The ranch at 9176 Lakeridge Drive is the type of property I sell all the time.

As horse owners, we spend all of our money on the bottomless pit we call “horse ownership,” and the reality is, for the majority of us a $1 million-plus property just ain’t gonna happen. Situated on 10 acres just east of McKinney, this property is still within commuting distance to Dallas, and is very fairly priced within normal people range at $339,900. It’s on the south end of the peninsula off FM 546, so extremely close to Allen, Wylie, Lavon, etc.

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07/16/14 6:21pm

Boot Ranch 25

Not only is Boot Ranch a gorgeous place to play and stay, it’s also a fabulous community that focuses on supporting America’s heroes — our veterans.

More than 150 golfers turned out at the fifth annual Nimitz Golf Classic on June 12. The 2014 Nimitz Golf Classic raised more than $100,000 for both the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and Combat Marine Outdoors, a non-profit organization which seeks to provide an outdoor adventure of a lifetime to some of our heroes. This year’s proceeds bring the total funds raised over the past five years to benefit the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, the National Museum of the Pacific War and co-beneficiary non-profits serving the needs of veterans and military personnel to well over $500,000.

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07/11/14 4:26pm

Welcome to Horse Country

Horse People, looky here! As a specialist in horse property, I’m always being asked to find clients  a “modest home on acreage, set up for horses”. Well, here it is! True horse people care much more about the land than the house, but this one is the rare gem that has both beautiful accommodations for the equines, as well as a stunning updated home for the two-legged loves of your life.

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07/09/14 11:38am

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Summer months in Texas reach scorching hot temperatures. You need a home where you can beat the heat in style with family and friends. Look no further than 472 White Rock Road – your own personal vacation spot at White Rock Lake. While just 30 minutes away from Downtown Dallas, it is a convenient and easy way to spend a few weekends or an entire summer. This large, inviting Mediterranean style house boasts all the amenities for an idyllic retreat. (more…)

07/08/14 2:20pm

Alpine Dan Nelson House_edited-1Last week, on CandysDirt.com,  we told you about Albany, Texas, kind of the new Marfa clone only a couple hours west of Fort Worth.

Well, many Dallasites still love the trek to West Texas. Take Tex Gross, Chairman of Commerce Street Capital in Dallas, and his wife, Vaughn. They had been looking for a vacation home for five years in the Ft. Davis/Alpine/Marfa area of West Texas. Finally, they found it in the form of a real log cabin! And isn’t she a beauty? Look at that view! Wait ’till you see the interiors! (more…)

07/07/14 10:42am

Front Door

Secluded, quiet, and peaceful, this darling ranch on 26 acres in Parker County is just what the doctor ordered for a weekend getaway from Dallas. Looking more like a Hill Country castle than a West DFW ranch, the stone encased custom home features raw repurposed wood, wraparound porches, a wide open modern floorplan, and plenty of family friendly updates.

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06/27/14 9:00am

Front Entry

Even though it’s located 75 miles north of Dallas in the North Texas Red River Valley, the charming and private ranch at 423 Butterfield Road in Denison reminds me much more of a Hill Country paradise than a Grayson County compound, but at about half the price you’d expect to pay down south. Amidst a heavily wooded 16 acres behind a gated drive, this celebrity getaway-style retreat is the ultimate in relaxation and privacy.

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