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.

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According to USA Today, Bar Harbor, Maine, is one of the best places to buy a second home in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, it ranks No. 5 on their list, which encourages buyers to “Come for the beautiful town, stay for a hike in breathtaking Acadia National Park, which draws a steady flow of tourists from around the world.”

However, it’s not all tourist traps in Bar Harbor. There is a peace and serenity about the idyllic coastal town. It sits on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s famous Frenchman Bay. Here, you’ll get lost in scenic paths, enjoy a day out on the water, or cozy up in one of the town’s charming cafes.

And if you’re like any of the wide-eyed tourists who vacation here, real estate will eventually be top of mind. The homes in Bar Harbor can cost you a pretty penny. But we found something out of the ordinary that stopped us in our tracks.

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Known for its legendary Boston Pops Concert, July Harborfest, and unbelievable fireworks cruises, Boston is a hub for all things Independence Day. So why not celebrate the city and see just how far $5 million will go in good ol’ Beantown? After all, it’s a great place to retire, buy a second home, or start a new career.

And celebrating the Fourth of July in Boston is simply the icing on the cake!

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Where do presidents go when they crave sunshine and warmer temps? Palm Beach, Florida,  of course. This week we center on a historic, Palm Beach treasure that is riddled with presidential lure. And for the first time in 50 years, it could be yours to the tune of $21.9 million.

Located at the heart of Palm Beach on a prime residential lot is what the locals call, “The First Winter White House,” also known as Southways. Originally built in 1920, the Beaux Arts mansion has played home and host to an array of high-profile guests. Among these a number of United States Presidents, including President Warren G. Harding.

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What can you get for under $6 million in Big Sky, Montana? How about fresh air, adventure, and luxurious accommodations that embody the spirit of elevated mountain living! At Montage Residences Big Sky, you’ll have it all. As Big Sky, Montana’s first ultra-luxury resort, Montage Residences Big Sky is raising the bar on the second home market. With 150 guest rooms and suites, plus a limited collection of 39 private residences, everything is bigger and better in Big Sky. Here’s why:

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How about a French-inspired masterpiece with formal cutting garden, modern greenhouse, and expansive grounds, built to entertain? That is what $6.499 million will get you in Greenwich, Connecticut. This six-bedroom, seven-full-and-two-half-bathroom estate sits on a pristine two-acre lot, ideally nestled in a bucolic setting for grand events. Among the highlights are a magnificent wine cellar, handsome library, private home theater, and sparkling resort pool.

Majestic Interiors

Of course, once inside, you’ll be tempted to follow the sweeping 17-foot scrolled iron staircase to one of the luxurious, upper-level guest suites. Each is richly appointed and take full advantage of the property’s breathtaking garden views.

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How about a spectacular second shelter with a town and country feel! That is exactly what we found in Napa, California, under $1 million in the idyllic Browns Valley neighborhood. To sweeten the deal, the property comes complete with a sparkling pool and massive party deck for entertaining.

The three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom, single-story home affords a bright and airy floorplan with tons of modern upgrades. High ceilings and large windows allow for lots of natural light, while the open living and dining areas center around a striking chef’s kitchen with Koverstone counters.

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For the ultra-luxury buyer, Eric Copper with KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate has listed 4104 Shimmering Cove, Austin, for $11.750 million.

Cost and convenience secured Austin-Round Rock a No. 2 spot on WalletHub’s best summer travel destinations in the U.S. for 2019. According to the rankings, Austin’s affordability, number of attractions, and abundant activities also played a factor. In fact, Austin was a stand-out in the report, which considered the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. So why not summer in Austin every year with your very own second home? Here, we feature some of the best waterfronts on the market in a quick round-up of awesome Austin abodes. Sunshine and water views included.

For The Ultra-Luxury Buyer

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