11/15/18 1:12pm

 

5156 Weke Road, Hanalei Bay, North Shore Kauai is listed by Ben Welborn of Hawaii Life for $29,750,000.

Do those frigid temps have you dreaming of a beach getaway? Well, take a break and enjoy this $30 million dollar eye candy courtesy of Hawaii Life in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Our latest “What Can I Get?” is a looker for sure, and a great value considering the comps.

Listing agent Ben Welborn says: “Recent sales on the beach in Hanalei and on the North Shore support the price. Last week a property sold nearby for $46.1 million.” Let’s take a look inside and see how this Princeville listing stacks up.

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11/14/18 9:00am

What would you pay for a slice of East Texas lake life? Bass fishing, water skiing, and boating await on this private Lake Windermere property at 109 Pennys Path in Beckville, Texas, up for auction November 17th.

Presented by Elite Auctions, this impressive waterfront listing sits on the banks of Lake Windermere, offering serene beauty, picturesque views, and over 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertaining! A boathouse deck, perfect porches, outdoor dining, and one of four indoor living spaces mean you have plenty of space to cozy up after a day out on the water. This is how you live large on Lake Windermere.

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11/13/18 10:38am

Our Splurge: 651 Conundrum Creek Road, Aspen, Colorado, listed by Krista Klees of Palladium Properties for $8,900,000.

Is there anything more magical than spending the holidays in Aspen? Second home owners in Colorado know all too well the joys of waking up to freshly fallen snow, the exhilarating feeling of hitting the slopes, then heading home for a well-deserved meal or dip in the hot tub beneath the stars. We’ve covered Aspen extensively in the past and can’t stop now.

Today we showcase two exquisite Aspen retreats in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, each with unbelievable locations and fabulous interiors, but with price points that are miles apart. Let’s see which one suits you best.
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11/11/18 9:00am

galvestonIt’s not often that the home of what many would consider to be Texas retail royalty comes up for sale — which is why this week’s historical shelter in Galveston immediately caught our attention.

The Victorian Robert I. Cohen built in 1896 is a half mile from the beach and a little more than a mile to the Strand.

If Cohen’s name doesn’t sound familiar, perhaps the store he bought will. In 1917, Pat and James Foley sold their Houston store, Foley Brothers, to Robert, who then turned the day-to-day running of the dry goods store to his son George, who then grew sales to almost $1 million by 1919.

Foley Brothers Store, 1906, Historic Houston Photographs, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 10, 2018.

By 1922, the Cohen’s moved the store to a three-story building on Main Street in Houston, becoming the city’s largest department store. (more…)

11/10/18 9:00am

Cape CoralEditor’s Note: Recently, MoneyWise revealed its list of the 40 most frugal and friendly places to retire. In a bid to provide an idea of what housing inventory is available in these cities and towns, we’re taking a look at listings in each of the cities on the list.

Not everyone can spend $1 million or more on a second home, even if it’s with the idea that eventually you’ll retire there. So when MoneyWise’s list of 40 places to retire that are more budget-friendly came out, we were curious — what kind of homes could you find in these towns?

Last week, we looked at the 40th city on the list — Scottsdale, Arizona. This week, we look at Cape Coral, and found lots of incredible inventory for as low as the $150,000s to the millions.

There is something for every budget, it seems.

“Although there will be some rebuilding to do in this city after Hurricane Irma, Cape Coral is a lovely town worthy of your consideration,” Moneywise said. “Cape Coral is located on the west coast of the peninsula and is known for its low crime rate, excellent restaurants, and perpetually sunny Florida weather!”

“The cost of living in Cape Coral is relatively low when compared to the cost of living in Miami or Fort Lauderdale,” the story added.

The city offers much in the way of amenities (as do many of the planned communities), including golf, splash grounds, art studios, and more. But with more than 400 miles of canals, you can bet that boating, fishing, and other water activities take center stage.

ONE STORY HOME CLOSE TO GOLF AND KAYAKING ACCESS

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11/08/18 8:49am

416 Pleasantview Road, Winnsboro, Texas, is currently listed by Carla Perez Whitelfield of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.2 million.

A striking custom home situated on the banks of Lake Cypress Springs! Offered at $1.2 million and built by the acclaimed S. Clements Homes in 2017, this stunning estate offers a versatile layout, walls of windows, pristine lake views, an in-ground swimming pool, and fire pit, all perfectly nestled on a lushly landscaped waterfront lot.

Located about an hour-and-a-half east of Dallas, this lake-view beauty is for those who want it all. Wake up to serene nature and water views, wind down with unbeatable Texas sunsets over the water. Just take one look inside — the finish-out is impeccable!

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11/06/18 9:45am

Our Steal: 305 Plantation Estates Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii, listed by Patrick Sullivan with Sullivan Properties Inc for $5,495,000.

The temps may be cooling down, but things are heating up in the Hawaiian islands, and somehow we just can’t stop dreaming of Maui. For those of you who follow us, you can read our last Splurge vs. Steal in Maui here. Today we dive deeper into Maui real estate to share two exceptional retreats that are just too good to pass up! Which one would you choose, the Makena Road splurge or the Plantation Estates steal?

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11/04/18 9:00am

Saint AugustineCatch us, we’re swooning. This week’s historical shelter in Saint Augustine, Florida, is a magnificent marriage of vintage and updated, ably combining the old-world craftsmanship you’d expect of an 1887 Queen Anne Victorian in the nation’s oldest city with the design sensibilities needed to navigate 2018.

The four-bedroom, four-bath Hibbard House at 272 St. George is located just south of the Plaza de la Constitucion, surrounded by more historical homes between the Matanzas River and Lake Maria Sanchez.

The plaza is the central park of downtown Saint Augustine and has been a central part of the town since 1573 when it was first designed by Spanish Royal Ordinance, which dictated that it be laid out in a rectangular shape according to the compass points, with the length to be 1 ½ times the width. It’s also home to a pre-1700s well that has been designated as an American Water Landmark.

The public market that the plaza is home to has existed since the 1500s, and is still in use by local vendors today.

Entertainment opportunities abound, with the shopping and dining of downtown Saint Augustine nearby, as well as the City Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway a few blocks to the east of the neighborhood, and the beaches of Anastasia State Park a short drive away.

And as much as this home stuns from the curb, inside, it’s even better. It’s been restored with an eye to maintaining its rich history, including the rich woodwork throughout the home, said listing agent Janie Coffey with Compass. (more…)