Mini-boom hits second-home markets

Real estate parallels in Fredericksburg, Lake Geneva

This past summer I had the good fortune to be visiting the town of Fredericksburg in the Hill Country of Texas. I was one of many, as this tiny, out-of-the-way burgh attracts a whopping 1.4 million visitors every year.

Tourists come for the idyllic countryside of rolling hills, and old-fashioned Main Street stuffed with caf