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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 www.amypuchaty.com

08/16/18 10:48am

128 Leisure Mountain Road, Asheville, North Carolina, is listed by Libby Mijanovich with Beverly-Hanks & Associates for $1.05 million.

Nestled in North Carolina’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies a town riddled with architectural history, from the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence to the 19th century Biltmore estate commissioned by one of America’s best-known families. With a vibrant arts scene, historic downtown shops and eateries, plus breathtaking mountain views, there is a lot to love about Asheville, North Carolina. But is it the right spot to buy a vacation home? We did some digging and found the best homes for around $1 million. What we uncover may surprise you.

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08/14/18 8:27am

Our Splurge: 30 Papaua Place, Lahaina, HI is currently listed by Mary Anne Fitch for $8,500,000.

Mahalo! Just saying that word makes me more relaxed. And what better way to escape the daily grind than dreaming of Maui? This week we found two exceptional Maui retreats, each with oceanfront views and luxurious appointments, but with price points that are miles apart. Are you eager to hang ten with the best of them? Then check out our latest Splurge vs. Steal where we pin a surfer’s paradise splurge, against a golfer’s whale watching steal. Which one would you choose? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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08/09/18 5:49pm

 

Our Steal: 3009 Geronimo Trail, Austin, is currently listed by Kirk Lewis of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate for $575,000.

Looking for a Texas-sized second shelter to call your home away from home? This week we pin two exceptional Austin retreats against one another in our latest Splurge vs. Steal – both ideally located and equally appointed, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one will you choose, the modern masterpiece splurge for entertaining, or the Lake Apache/Lake Austin steal for fishing, canoeing, and boating with friends? The choice is yours.

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08/07/18 8:30am

6034 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, is currently listed by Kimberly Fern of 1st Louisiana Realty for $1,074,990.

The “Big Easy” is known for its non-stop-nightlife, vibrant music scene, and signature spicy cuisine that plays to its rich heritage of French, African, and American roots. Add to that three centuries of storied celebrations and culture, and it’s no surprise that the most creative second shelter seekers look to New Orleans.

Whether you’re on the hunt for the most authentic and mouth-watering beignets, looking to experience the best jazz on famed Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, or fancy a stroll through the historic French Quarter, New Orleans has endless opportunities to take a step back in time and let loose. This begs the question: What can I get for $1 million in New Orleans? Here’s what I found.

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08/02/18 7:00am

Sandcastle, Bridgehampton NY, is currently listed by Bespoke Real Estate for $49,995,000.

A visionary masterpiece. Yes, this week we dodge the million-dollar question and up the ante to $50 million because Sandcastle Bridgehampton came across our desk. The 17,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom, 17-bathroom estate is currently listed by Bespoke Real Estate and sits on 11.5 pristine and manicured acres of prime East End real estate. Oh and Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Madonna have stayed here. NBD.

But it’s the Sandcastle’s developer, Joe Farrell, that is grabbing headlines for shaping the way people buy and sell real estate in the Hamptons. Google “Sandcastle Hamptons estate” and you’ll find as many naysayers as there are fans, but there’s a common theme – curiosity. And everyone wants in.

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07/31/18 8:00am

Our Steal: 7102 Via Locanda Ave, Las Vegas is currently listed by Don Kuhl with Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty for $899,900.

From dinning to spas, to shows, to high-stakes gambling — Las Vegas has no shortage of entertainment when it comes to living life in the fast lane. And if you love that flashy, fast-paced Vegas lifestyle, but need a spot to wind-down, then look no further than today’s Splurge vs. Steal! We’ve found a couple of Las Vegas crash pads that are sure to help shake off the gold dust after an epic night on the town.

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07/27/18 7:30am

Saddle up, folks, it’s time for our luxury ranch roundup! This week we found three sweet East Texas ranches that are among the best on the market right now. From a nationally renowned Longhorn cattle operation in Mineola, to a picturesque farm with bass stocked lake in Brenham, to an equestrian ranch with a reputation for breeding world champion paint horses in Winona, we’ve rustled up some winners – all ranging from $1.85 million up to $6.75 million.

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07/26/18 11:34am

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Starting from $475,000 to $1.285 million a fraction. Photo credit: Shawn O’Connor.

A lot actually. We are so excited to share the newly unveiled model residence at the Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences – the only private residence club with fractional ownership on Kiawah Island and the newest oceanfront offering in over 30 years!

Nestled in an intimate, gated community of 21 residences along the Southern Carolina coast, this Kiawah Island retreat is set to open in October, offering both a penthouse, starting at $1,285,000; and beachfront residences from $475,000.

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