Our Steal: Tracy Madeley with Keller Williams has listed 131 Quiet Oak Circle, The Woodlands, Texas for $440,000.

When it comes to the hottest hoods in Houston, The Woodlands stands out. Not only does it afford easy access to award-winning golf, but also a variety of parks, shops, and fine dining. The Texas enclave also ranks among the best suburbs of Houston year after year. So this week, we put the spotlight on two fabulous Houston homes in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. The only question is, which would you choose?

Splurge: Masterful George Weaver Custom Home In Player Crest For $1.259M

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Our Splurge: Lynda Weaver with Texas Lifestyle Realty Group has listed 12451 Foutch Road, Pilot Point, Texas for $1.349 million.

As the old adage goes, everything is bigger and better in Texas. And the horse ranches and historic homes in Pilot Point do not disappoint! So this week we take you to the sleepy country town, just an hour north of Dallas, for two Texas-sized offerings. One a custom horse ranch, the other a historic craftsman with acreage to do use as you like. The only question is, which will you choose?

Splurge: Custom Horse Ranch With All The Fixin’s

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Our Steal: Ariel Trouche with Carolina One Real Estate has listed 154 N. Shelmore Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina for $995,000.

This week we take you to South Carolina for the best of low country living under $1.6 million. Are you on the hunt for a second shelter or place to retire? These two gems are minutes from the beach and offer lots of space for hosting family and friends. Take your pick!

Splurge: Sullivans Island Stunner Minutes From The Beach For $1.549M 

In this gorgeous island home, the sandy beach is barely a five-minute walk from the house! Or, as the listing says, “bring your golf cart!” Can you imagine living here? We sure can. This stunning five-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom home boasts a gracious 3,636-square-foot floorplan that is perfect for guests.

Open, airy, and all the fixins! This includes a massive front porch and a huge island kitchen. But what really makes it special is the access to all the fabulous Sullivans Island amenities.

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Missouri’s claim to fame is Lake of the Ozarks and we are seeing what we can get for under $1 million, right on the water. Our latest Splurge vs. Steal looks at two waterfront homes, each with a great location and space to dock your boat, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the sprawling two-story splurge or the family-friendly waterfront steal?

Splurge: Sprawling Two-Story With Impressive Lake Views For $829.9K 

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This week’s Splurge vs. Steal takes us to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, where Storybook charms and waterfront cottages make for the ultimate Easter backdrop. If you love the idea of kiddos playing in the back yard while the adults are cooking up Easter brunch in the kitchen, this one’s for you. Each of these second shelters showcases the best that South Carolina has to offer, but with price points that are miles apart.

Which is more you, the Hobcaw Creek Splurge or the Masonborough Steal?

Splurge: Waterfront Cottage With Sunroom & Treehouse For $1.295M

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Our Splurge: Debbie Lowe with Moreland Properties has listed 4609 Amarra Drive, Austinfor $3,850,000.

The Masters is just around the corner, so we thought it only appropriate to put the spotlight on these two green-jacket-worthy gems. For our latest Splurge vs. Steal we are zeroing in on two of the “most searched golf properties” from Luxury Portfolio International. One is ideally situated in Golf, Illinois. The other is on a hillside perch in Austin, Texas. Both offer a golf lifestyle, so good you’ll be dreaming of life on the green. Which would you choose, the contemporary Hill Country splurge or the magnificent newer construction steal?

Splurge: Contemporary Hill Country Estate With Golf Course Views For $3.85M


This five-bedroom, five-full-and-two-half-bath beauty is all new and sits right on the Fazio Canyons Golf Course. Sharp angles and clean lines define the contemporary exterior, while inside, walls of glass bath the interiors with natural light.

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Our Splurge: Brady Johnson with C Lazy U Ranch Realty, LLChas listed 4414 County Road 40, Granby, Coloradofor $2.995 million.

There’s plenty to do in the sleepy mountain town of Granby, Colorado. With its family-friendly atmosphere, close proximity to Denver, and idyllic location in the majestic Rockies, people come for the views and stay for the western hospitality. Plus, epic skiing at Winter Park Resort is just a short drive down US-40 E. And there’s lots to love about the summer too! This includes hiking, camping, world-class golfing, mountain biking, and so much more.

If owning a second home in Granby sounds like your idea of heaven, we have two exceptional offerings for you to consider. Which would you choose, the rustic luxury splurge or the mountain view steal?

Splurge: Rustic Luxury Retreat On Over 37-Acres For $2.995M

 

Those looking for private luxury living in the Rockies will be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable, move-in ready retreat. This five-bedroom, six-full-bathroom home sits on a whopping 37.03-acres and features generous interiors built to entertain.

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Savannah, Georgia, is where you go for the history and stay for the lifestyle. A place of intrigue and undeniable coastal beauty, the famed low-country locale is an excellent spot to purchase a second home or secure a place for retirement. In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we highlight two incredible offerings, each with prime locations and low-country charm, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Intercoastal Waterway splurge or the historic Ardsley Park steal?

Splurge: Waterfront On The Wilmington With A Deep Water Slip For $975K

This impressive waterfront estate sits right on the Wilmington River with breathtaking views of the Intercoastal Waterway. The three-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom home is ideally located in the gated, Causton Bluff neighborhood, just 10 minutes from Truman Parkway & Historic District. The best part? It comes with its own private, deep-water boat slip and lush yard with quintessential Southern Live Oak overlooking the river.

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