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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

08/16/19 9:30am

Majestic views from the back deck of the aptly named Sunset Retreat at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club with views across the community’s Equestrian Center and Lake.

In a creative design that blends elements of traditional mountain homes with contemporary splashes, Sunset Retreat, a stunning custom market home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, puts the best of alpine living at your doorstep.

The lake at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is a great place to paddleboard or kayak, practice fly casting or sit on the dock and take in the scenery.

A secluded stretch of the aptly named Panorama Drive leads to the 5,600-square-foot Colorado mountain transitional home, which sits on a five-acre parcel of land inside Steamboat’s exclusive Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club.

Architectural rendering of the front entry of the newly completed custom market home at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club.

“The centerpiece as you approach the home is the barreled roofs,” says Ralph Walton, who along with Cam Boyd and Pam Vanatta of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, are listing the property. “That contemporary design complements the traditional pitched gables and gives the home a remarkable look that mimics the Colorado mountain landscape.”


08/15/19 9:30am

Derek Dickson with Offerpad Brokerage Llc has listed 620 Trailing Rock Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina for $257,900.

For first-time homebuyers finding a place to put down roots in a desirable location with a low down payment can be tough. But according to a recent post in Business Insider, there are several markets currently trending among first timers. Case in point, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Charlotte has long been a favorite city in the south. And today, it’s one of the 10 best places in the US for first-time homebuyers to invest in real estate. Why? A Zillow-based study reveals the share of listings with a price cut in Charlotte sits around 15.4 percent. The median home value in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area is $209,800 and the median listing price per square foot is $135. Furthermore, home values in the area have increased by 7.7 percent since June 2018.


08/13/19 9:30am

Our Splurge: Quinn Myers with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 2634 Bayside Walk, San Diego, California for $1.998 million.

Make the most of oceanfront living in Mission Beach! As one of San Diego’s most laid-back, surfer-friendly neighborhoods, Mission Beach attracts all types looking to post up in the sand. From sunbathing to water sports, cafes to boardwalk shops, it has everything you need to start living the ultimate coastal lifestyle. And its beach is a favorite among 20-somethings and families alike! So this week, we zeroed in on two of its prize offerings. Which one would you choose?


08/08/19 9:30am

There is a reason Tammie Bennett calls this Marble Falls estate “The Ultimate Lake LBJ retreat.” The four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom home has five-star luxury written all over it!

“Wilderness Cove on Lake LBJ is a hidden gem, a gated community with all waterfront homes and 60 acres of wilderness area,” says Bennett. “It’s one of my favorite places on Lake LBJ and offers a unique lifestyle like no other location on the lake.”

Now let’s get to the stats. The home is ideally situated on over 275-feet of open waters. It boasts spectacular lake views that extend for miles. It has a massive pull-thru boathouse, a fishing pier, and a lazy river pool that meanders around a hot tub and inviting fire pit. Every single detail, down to the enormous patio, full outdoor kitchen and bar, have been perfectly thought-out and masterfully constructed. The only thing missing is you!


08/06/19 9:30am

Our Splurge: Adam Stults with Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 2731 Battlement Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabamafor $3.5 million.

This week we take you to Tuscaloosa, Alabama – home of the Crimson Tide and sntebellum beauties like the famed Battle-Friedman House and Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion. Our top picks offer fantastic lots with lushly landscaped lawns and gorgeous architecture that harkens back to a bygone era. Which do you prefer, the cliffside splurge or the stately steal?


08/01/19 9:30am

If you are in the market for an East Coast treasure, look no further than this Berkshires beauty! Situated on 140 bucolic acres in picturesque Lanesborough, Massachusetts, rests this elegant country estate featuring impressive views of Mt. Greylock and a meandering valley, just south of the house.

If privacy is paramount, a quarter-mile, tree-lined drive will do just the trick. And if you need a spot to cool off, the gunite pool and three-season gazebo will have you at hello. It even has a tennis court for when you want to work up a sweat! This is a Berkshires estate where every room is filled with custom details. Don’t believe us? Take a look inside.


07/23/19 9:30am

Stop what you’re doing and catch an eyeful of these gorgeous, island-inspired oceanfront homes in Kapalua Bay. The extremely limited collection ranges from $2.7 to $3.8 million, ideally located in the heart of Montage Kapalua Bay.

Island-inspired living in Kapalua Bay

Each fully-furnished residence offers over 2,000 square feet of luxury living and flows seamlessly to the expansive, private lanai of your dreams! We are talking up to 575 square feet of private outdoor oasis for soaking up Maui’s world-famous sunsets. Plus, the design details throughout are curated for exceptional island living and relaxation. Among these are elegant and contemporary touches, generous bedrooms, and well-appointed kitchens.


07/18/19 9:45am

What will $799,900 get you in the Outer Banks? A home with a waterfront view to be exact. According to U. S. News, the Outer Banks ranks number one in Best Family Beach Vacations in the United States. Perhaps it’s the manageable waves and lush landscape? Or maybe it’s the variety of sandy beaches, including one in Duck, North Carolina that is perfect for your four-legged friend. Whatever it is, these shores continue to draw vacationers and second home buyers alike. And we found the perfect second shelter, right on the water.