07/31/18 8:00am

Our Steal: 7102 Via Locanda Ave, Las Vegas is currently listed by Don Kuhl with Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty for $899,900.

From dinning to spas, to shows, to high-stakes gambling — Las Vegas has no shortage of entertainment when it comes to living life in the fast lane. And if you love that flashy, fast-paced Vegas lifestyle, but need a spot to wind-down, then look no further than today’s Splurge vs. Steal! We’ve found a couple of Las Vegas crash pads that are sure to help shake off the gold dust after an epic night on the town.

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07/29/18 8:00am

WrightIt’s not uncommon to find a midcentury modern, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home that embraces nature — after all, that was pretty much Wright’s forte. And this week’s historical shelter definitely embraces that yen for nature the famous architect’s work inspires.

And even better, it belongs to a SecondShelters.com reader. Pat Wood wrote us this month to tell us about her home — Kittatinny Manor, located along Eastern Pennsylvania’s Kittatinny Ridge, which is part of the Appalachian mountain range.

“Our home is a Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced, environmental, and eco-friendly poured concrete home on 15 wooded Clean and Green acres,” Wood said. “This is a nature lover’s paradise or for someone looking for some seclusion.”

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07/27/18 7:30am

Saddle up, folks, it’s time for our luxury ranch roundup! This week we found three sweet East Texas ranches that are among the best on the market right now. From a nationally renowned Longhorn cattle operation in Mineola, to a picturesque farm with bass stocked lake in Brenham, to an equestrian ranch with a reputation for breeding world champion paint horses in Winona, we’ve rustled up some winners – all ranging from $1.85 million up to $6.75 million.

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07/26/18 11:34am

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Starting from $475,000 to $1.285 million a fraction. Photo credit: Shawn O’Connor.

A lot actually. We are so excited to share the newly unveiled model residence at the Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences – the only private residence club with fractional ownership on Kiawah Island and the newest oceanfront offering in over 30 years!

Nestled in an intimate, gated community of 21 residences along the Southern Carolina coast, this Kiawah Island retreat is set to open in October, offering both a penthouse, starting at $1,285,000; and beachfront residences from $475,000.

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07/24/18 9:33am

Our Splurge: 3038 N. Manor Drive W, Phoenix, AZ is currently listed by Robin Orscheln of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty for $3,600,000.

Want to get away? You could do far worse than “The Valley of the Sun” – better known as Phoenix, Arizona. With scenic desert sunsets, towering saguaros, world-class golf, and poolside cabanas, Phoenix attracts those who seek a relaxed, yet untamed way of life.

This week’s Splurge vs. Steal zeroes in on two incredible Phoenix retreats, each with luxurious outdoor amenities, and stunning natural landscapes, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose – the country club splurge or the mountain-view steal?

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07/22/18 8:00am

new hampshireOnce a stagecoach stop between Concord, New Hampshire, and Hanover, Mink Pond Farm has a rich history of making travelers feel welcome — and as the current owners list the house, they think the next owners could return the spacious home to its original, hospitable roots.

Built in 1850 in Wilmot, New Hampshire, the home has maintained its period charm while still offering all the upgrades of 21st-century living.

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07/19/18 9:00am

3601 Mount Veeder Road is currently listed by Dominic Labriola of LHspaces for $899,000. Photos Courtesy of LHspaces.

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning land in Napa Valley this is your chance! A rare land offering just hit the market that will make your head spin – and not from sipping too much vino. Located at 3601 Mount Veeder Road nestled on 28.1-pristine-acres, sits an exquisite land holding perched at the top of the famous Mt. Veeder Appellation in Napa, California, and it could be yours. The asking price? Under a million, at just $899,000.

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07/18/18 9:35am

Most second-home shoppers build vacation home dreams on one or two activities — the beach, the lake, or the hills. But buyers at the 505 Ranch Club  are getting three or more activities to fill the lazy days of weekends and turn every day into an experience. The private, exclusive enclave on Cedar Creek Lake, one of the largest lakes in the state, sits on one and a half miles of sparkling shoreline. There is water, there are 505 acres (hence the name) of dense woods to explore on foot, skeet shooting, target practice, trail rides, mountain biking, and unlike most vacation home communities, each home is set far apart from its neighbors, as if you were living in the middle of the woods.

The 505 Ranch Club also offers one of the top equestrian centers in North Texas, with ample paddocks and corrals, all available to owners at their whim but no upkeep. The shared ownership ranch concept marries the carefree freedom and fun of the ranch experience. But it almost completely eliminates the back-breaking hard work!

Still, the best part may be just pure geographical luck: when you buy your vacation home at the 505 Ranch Club, your no-maintenance ranch is only a 45-minute drive from Preston Center.

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