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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications in Boulder, Colorado, a bespoke content services firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at

09/19/19 9:30am

How about a waterfront retreat right on Lake Bob Sandlin! Yes, for just under $700,000 you could own this move-in ready lake home, which sits only a two-hour drive from Dallas and Shreveport. The five-bedroom, five-full-and-one-half-bathroom gem is tucked away on one-acre in idyllic Pittsburg, Texas. And it’s dubbed an entertainer’s dream!


09/17/19 9:30am

If you’re looking for a second home in upstate New York, why not settle into Saranac Lake? It offers a bounty of seasonal beauty, adventure, and three lakes all connected by the Saranac River. And the homes are equally impressive too!

We found a pair of cozy campfire retreats right on the water on coveted Bartlett Carry Road, boasting incredible views and privacy, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Camp Dancing Waters Splurge or the Adirondack Steal?

Splurge: Camp Dancing Waters Treasure With Boathouse On 24.5-Acres & 1,200-Feet of Shoreline For $2.795M



09/12/19 9:30am

Photos: Jordan Reid, courtesy of Compass

What can you get for $1.95 million in Malibu’s posh Paradise Cove? How about a bohemian mobile home custom styled by legendary fashion designer Betsey Johnson! Ideally located in one of Malibu’s most exclusive enclaves, this isn’t your average mobile home. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom abode is like a whimsical burst of pure happiness wrapped in a tropical setting with lush landscaping and a lifestyle most can only dream of.


09/10/19 9:30am

Our Splurge: Tom Speet with Coldwell Banker has listed 2506 Eagle Lane, Holland, Michigan for $1.45 million.

This week we take you to Holland, Michigan, for a fantastic Splurge vs. Steal. Holland is a stunning Michigan hamlet, best known for its often-photographed Big Red Lighthouse. The Windmill Island Gardens are a popular attraction, as is the town’s history, which recalls the area’s fascinating Dutch roots. We love that Holland rests right on the shores of Lake Macatawa – a low-key destination for waterfront living, and perfect place to buy a second shelter.


09/06/19 9:30am

Pendry Residences Natirar, set to open in 2021, is in Somerset County, New Jersey, just an hour outside of New York City.

Today’s luxury real estate developers are getting back to their roots. With more homeowners desiring communities with a focus on farming, big-name developers like Pendry Residences, for example, are listening, and building places where people can quite literally live off the land.


09/05/19 9:30am


For a cool million, you could live in this newer construction gem in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood. And what a sight to see! According to the listing, the six-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom beauty sits on “a massive lot with lush, green views from every window.”


08/29/19 9:30am

Robert B. Kinlin with Robert Paul Properties, Inc. has listed 49 Oyster Way, Barnstable, Massachusetts for $8.9 million.

The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, is the equivalent of a warm blanket — a cozy place to land after a long day at the beach. And according to the folks at SmartAsset, the Cape Cod destination ranks among the top places to buy a second home in 2019. In March of this year, 51.63 percent of mortgages in Barnstable were for secondary residences, which prompted us to do some digging. What we found is nearly every listing, whether it is in Barnstable or not, is listed as if it is in Barnstable.

So without further ado here are a few great offerings in the Barnstable area, all under $9 million.


08/27/19 9:30am

Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a place for the cool kids. A home for the folks who want nature at their doorstep but art museums, craft breweries, and live music too. Ranked as one of America’s greatest walking cities, with superior golf courses, pristine lakes and streams, and a reputation for some of the best fishing around, Grand Rapids is a popular spot for anyone looking to live large. So this week we are featuring two of its finest listings. Each offers glorious views and are close to fun things to do, but have price points that are miles apart.

Which is your favorite, the Woodland Oasis Splurge or the Thousand Oaks Steal?