Our Splurge: Micki Tannerwith Reynolds Lake Oconee Properties, LLC, has listed 1111 Crackers Neck Road, Greensboro, Georgia, for $774,000.

Perhaps you’ve heard of Reynolds Lake Oconee? The luxury golf and lake community in Georgia sits just 85 miles east of Atlanta. And for those who haven’t, have we got a treat for you! Founded on 12,000 acres of brilliant lakefront property, the upscale community features six carefully crafted golf courses, a unique sporting ground, and all the recreational and culinary amenities befitting a world-class private club.

You may be surprised to learn that homes here run the gamut as far as price point and style. But attainable golf and waterfront offerings are plenty! At Reynolds Lake Oconee, you can not only get a taste for the luxury golf and lake lifestyle, but you can also live it! And for a price point that won’t break the bank.

Enter this week’s Splurge vs. Steal – two Reynolds Lake Oconee golf homes affording exceptional waterfront views and world-class recreation, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose? The premier golf course splurge or the sensible waterfront steal? We would love to hear in the comments.

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Our Splurge: Gregg Klar with Keller Williams Lake Travis has listed 5303 S. Scout Island Circle for $2.5 million.

Imagine a place where the weather is warm, the amenities are plentiful, and deep blue water views go on for miles. Itching to get away? What’s better than heading to your very own lakefront retreat? This week we zero in on two exceptional lakefront beauties in Austin, Texas. Each are big on views and recreation but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you pick, the sprawling Lake Austin Splurge or the Hill Country Polo Club Steal? With this week’s Splurge vs. Steal it’s hard to choose.  (more…)

Our Steal: Sally Stribling with Coldwell Banker Schmitt Key Largo has listed 36 S. Blackwater Lane, Key Largo, Florida for $839,900.

Crystal blue waves, umbrella drinks on the beach, the soothing calm of an ocean breeze – Key Largo has everything you need for one epic vacation retreat. As the self-proclaimed dive capital of the world, Key Largo, Florida, is a mecca for watersports and outdoor recreation. Here, snorkeling, diving, and tropical bevvies are the highlight of every day. And if we are being totally honest, this week’s Splurge vs. Steal has us ready to get there fast and take it slow.

Which would you choose, the golfer’s paradise splurge or the seaside waterfront steal? We can’t wait to hear which one is your fave.

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Our Splurge: Dawn Maddux of Engel & Volkers Missoula has listed 5080 Old Bitterroot Road, Missoula, Montana for $3.995 million.

Wander the rugged terrain across Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo. Embrace the forested range of the Rattlesnake National Recreation area. Enjoy the wilderness with all its peaks, forests, and waterfalls. This is what living in Missoula, Montana, is all about! And if you’re thinking of purchasing a second home or investment property near this historic western town, we have a couple for you to consider. Peruse them in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and tell us which one you’d choose, the Bitterroot splurge or the Spanish Peaks steal?

Splurge: Old Bitterroot Road Landholding To Build Your Dream Home For $3.995M

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Our Splurge: Di Ann Norkus with Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty has listed 2775 W. Vista Pines Trail, Prescott, Arizona for $1.4995 million.

Have we got a treat for you! Panoramic views, the sights and sounds of National Forest, architectural lines that elevate the way you live. These are but a few of the highlights in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal in Prescott, Arizona. Which would you choose? The Mickey-Meunnig-Designed splurge or the High Valley Ranch steal? Let us know in the comments.

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Karen Abrams of Keller Williams Charleston has listed 2186 Wappoo Hall Road, Charleston, South Carolina for $2.6 million.

Named the most romantic city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine, Charleston’s charms are hard to shake. At least that’s what David Szlam told T&L back in 2015. “If you come to Charleston and experience it like us locals do, it will forever take place in your soul,” said Szlam. “Dining at Bowens Island Restaurant is especially romantic, watching the sun set over tidal creeks while enjoying some fresh-steamed oysters — the list goes on and on.” Hang tight, we’re googling flights to Charleston as we speak.


But in all seriousness, Charleston is a place of romance. What is more alluring than pastel-colored mansions and cobblestone streets? In fact, Charleston is so romantic, it was named the best city for a romantic escape in T&L’s Favorite Places Survey. Readers were tasked to rank American cities across 67 categories, including wine bars, parks and gardens, live music, and brunch — the very things that couples are drawn to.

Of course, our love affair with Charleston is nothing new. This week, with Valentine’s Day looming, we look at two Charleston waterfront retreats that afford all the romance of a Nicholas Sparks novel. And the price points might surprise you.

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Debra Guy and Leslie Lamora of RE/MAX Cherry Creek have listed the SOBO 58 condos in Denver, Colorado ranging from $320,000 to $620,000.

Some markets may be slowing down, but Denver is still hot, hot, HOT. In fact, home prices in the Mile High City continue to remain at an all-time high (no pun intended), with fewer options for those looking at or below the $600,000 price range. That is where SOBO 58 comes in. And we are among the first to highlight their offerings in our latest Splurge vs. Steal.

Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments.

As the newest condominium development in Denver’s trendy South Broadway neighborhood, now is your chance to snag one of 58 units ranging from $320,000 to $620,000. We think the building’s premier location and interior design are sure to appeal to a variety of buyers, from Millennials to empty-nesters.

“SOBO 58 is unlike any other mid-rise in Denver,” says says co-listing agent Debra Guy of RE/MAX Cherry Creek. “It is an incredible location nestled in the heart of South Broadway, just one mile from Platt Park. Buyers also have a level of customization that is rarely offered at this price point.”

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Our Splurge: Hunter J Finch with Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 88482 Agate Lane, Bandon, Oregon for $2,950,000.

Ever dream of living on the rugged Pacific Northwest coast? Perhaps a second home in Bandon, Oregon, is for you?

With an idyllic coastal setting and year-round fishing, hiking, cycling, and golf, Bandon affords a one-of-a-kind lifestyle. And as the local say, “If the wind picks up, just bundle up – and experience some of the most dramatic storm watching in Oregon.”

This week we zero in on two exceptional oceanfront properties for our Splurge vs. Steal. Which would you choose, the coastal Bandon Dunes splurge, or the Seaside Bungalow steal?

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