Our Splurge: 61623 Hosmer Lake Drive, Bend, OR is currently listed by Brian Ladd with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,396,000. 

Just around the bend – Bend, Oregon, that is – sits a marvelously lush, nature-filled paradise with every outdoor adventure imaginable. It’s a place you go to play, a charming mountain town that has it all. Whether you’re looking to ski, hike, mountain bike, or just get away, the majestic snow-capped peaks and high-desert skyline ensure a fabulous locale to buy a second shelter. Today, we put two of the area’s finest homes to the test in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, but the real mind-bender – pardon our pun — would you rather spring for a magnificent modern with sweeping mountain views, or save with a rustic retreat on the Big Deschutes? Let’s see which one piques your interest.

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The Splurge: 97 Pelletreau Street, Southampton, NY is currently listed by Harold Grant and Bruce Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty Southampton Brokerage for $2.995 million. 

Summer in the Hamptons anyone? Our Splurge vs. Steal will have you dreaming of a getaway to the posh second home area, and for good reason. From sandy beaches and celebrity sightings, to crystal blue waters, wineries, luxury shops and fine dining, Southampton is the summer vacation spot we all need! This week we zero in on two exceptional Southampton, NY properties, each with sparkling pools, ample square footage, and plenty of bedrooms to host a crowd, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose?

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3068 Linea Terrace, Palm Springs, CA is currently listed by Rich Nolan with The Agency for $2,850,000. Photo credit: Realtor.com

This week it’s the battle of the magnificent moderns in Palm Springs, California! Our latest Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition zeroes in on two exceptional second homes situated on sizable palm tree-filled lots with striking turquoise pools, yet with price points that are miles apart. Which one will you fall for, the Splurge or the Steal?

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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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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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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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Splurge: 102 Wood Duck Lane Aspen, CO is currently listed for $39,500,000 by Maureen Stapleton of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.

We love brining you the hottest properties on the resort market and this week we are pinning two extraordinary Mountain Moderns against each other from one of the most sought-after ski destinations in the world – Aspen, Colorado. Both afford expansive open floor plans and exquisite modern detail, but with price points that are vastly different. This Splurge vs. Steal is one for the books.

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Pictured here our “Steal” – 2665 Larkspur Lane, Vail, Colorado, currently listed for $1.25 million by Led Gardner of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

We are kicking off our Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition with two incredible ski-in/ski-out listings in beautiful Vail, Colorado. Each property comes uniquely appointed and positioned on the slopes, yet with vastly different price points. Let’s compare and see what makes each one worth it. Bonus: We have pictures from both fall and winter seasons, giving you an idea of the beauty Vail affords year-round.

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