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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

04/20/18 9:56am

This week we take you to a place known as “America’s Favorite Island” where 12 miles of pristine beaches, 24 world-class golf courses, and 300 tennis courts make low-country living a way of life. Hilton Head, South Carolina, is revered as a magical place, abundant in natural beauty, and home to one of the top 10 family beaches in the U.S.

We think it’s the perfect site for our latest Splurge vs. Steal, where we pin two incredible vacation homes against one another – both equal in size and amenities but with price points that are miles apart. If you are considering a beachfront setting for your second home, Hilton Head is worth a look.

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04/19/18 9:23am

0151 Scounty Rd # 871 in Breckenridge, CO, is currently listed for $998,000 by Jonna Beardsley of Breckenridge Associates Real Estate.

It’s slim pickings when it comes to finding homes for$1 million in Breckenridge, Colorado. With an abundance of year-round activities and jaw-dropping mountain vistas at every turn, homes listed at or around $1 million are in limited supply and continue to attract buyers from around the world. Why Breck? Well perhaps the tourism folks at GoBreck.com say it best.

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04/13/18 8:23am

3107 Brass Buttons Trail Austin, TX is listed for $999,900 by Jacque Krenek with Austin Area Properties. 

A little birdie told me that a recent networking event in Austin was a huge hit, drawing top producers from all over the country who are raving about the city’s culture, cuisine, and nightlife in their Instagram feeds. Seeing all my real estate friends living it up in the state capitol got me thinking. What can I get for a million in Austin? From a lakefront darling on Brass Buttons Trail, to a Travis Heights stunner oozing flawless modern design, what I found may surprise you.

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04/06/18 8:05am

13 Johnson Rd, Charleston, SC is currently listed for $4,695,000 by Dan Ravenel of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

This week we zero in on one of the country’s oldest and most beloved port cities, South Carolina’s own Charleston. Originally founded as “Charles Town” to honor King Charles II of England, the historic town was recently voted America’s No.  1 Small City for the fifth year in a row!

From its cobblestone streets and pastel antebellum houses, to its elegant French Quarter and Battery districts, Charleston is a town filled with character and seaside charm. Whether it’s island hopping you’re after, or a desire to savor the heirloom culinary fare, there is something for everyone – including fabulous second homes for vacationers, or those looking to relocate or retire. Here we showcase the city’s hottest real estate in our latest Splurge vs. Steal featuring two Charleston properties that are equally refined and ideally located, but with very different price points.

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04/03/18 8:00am

3337 Walton Way Ext, Augusta, GA, currently listed for $925,000 by Dorothy Peterson of Blanchard & Calhoun-Evans.

Come for the golf, stay for the pimento cheese, they say. As if Amen corner, blooming azaleas, and the way the sunlight peeks through the trees weren’t enough, Augusta, Georgia, is flush with golf’s greatest moments. Yes, since 1934, Augusta has played home and host to the iconic Masters Tournament, but it’s also known for its historic and downright breathtaking architecture. With the Masters looming, I was inspired to see just how far a million dollars would go in the Augusta real estate market. What I find will leave you wanting more!

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03/29/18 11:30am

2373 N 3rd Ave, Napa, California, is listed for $7.85 million by Cyd Greer of Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley – St. Helena. 

This week has us dreaming of a wine country getaway, so what better way to appease those cabernet-colored dreams than a Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition in Napa Valley! From hiking and biking, to boutique shops, restaurants and a flourishing arts scene, Napa is filled with things to do, including owning and operating your own vineyard. For this week’s Splurge vs. Steal I narrowed down Napa’s incredible offerings based on location, acreage, and ability to produce quality fruit. What I found may surprise you.

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03/28/18 8:30am

Long Cove is hosting a Lake Home Sales Event for Henderson Bay, pictured here, this Saturday, March 31st on Cedar Creek Lake.

It all started with a big idea – to create a luxury lake front community close to Dallas with all the comforts of home, but without all the maintenance. A place where you can unplug, unwind, and enjoy time with your family and friends. That place is Long Cove, the brainchild of Dallas’ own Don McNamara, developer and investor behind Cityplace and West Village in Uptown. Inspired by getaways like those of Seaside, Watercolor, and Horseshoe Bay, the folks at Long Cove bring those memorable experiences closer to home, spanning more than 1,000 acres, and boasting six miles of shoreline at the clear, deep end of Cedar Creek Reservoir – and it just keeps getting better with newly developed Henderson Bay.

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03/23/18 8:36am

The view from inside Hotel Park City. 

From world-class skiing and impressive golf, to nature-filled hikes, followed by eclectic shops and eateries, Park City, Utah, offers something for everyone — and in an idyllic setting that’s tough to beat! Second home buyers adore the town’s mountain charm and accessibility, we love what we found for the price! Here we feature three fabulous finds all under a million to inspire your Park City house hunt.

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