08/30/17 11:00am

Vail Village, Vail Ski Resort (Photo: Michelle Maria)

Four Colorado destinations rank among the top 15 best small towns in the America, according to the latest U.S News and World Report. With our favorite Colorado vacation hubs topping the list, we couldn’t help but take a closer look at what keeps these resort towns booming.

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08/30/17 8:11am

insuranceWhile Hurricane Harvey insurance claims are the first thought these days, every homeowner should know about a change to Texas homeowners insurance law that will go into effect on Friday.

House Bill 1744 was signed into law May 27 by Gov. Greg Abbott. Billed as tort-reform legislation that would reduce the opportunity for insurance fraud, some now say the law may very well get its first stress test in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The law reduces the penalties insurance companies can face if they settle claims for too little, and it lessens the chance the companies will have to pay the homeowner’s attorneys fees if the homeowner sues. It also protects individual agents from things like diminished credit scores if they are individually sued.

The bill addresses all weather-related damage — including floods, wildfires, hail, and hurricanes.

We take a deeper look at the change and what you need to know here.

08/26/17 9:00am
Harriet Beecher Stowe

You can own the birthplace of Harriet Beecher Stowe – provided you don’t mind putting it back together. (Photos courtesy Art Pappas)

Today’s historical shelter should be a museum, but for $400,000, the birthplace of Harriet Beecher Stowe could be yours – with a caveat.

It’s kind of a giant, DIY puzzle. The Hartford, Conn., home was carefully dismantled with an eye toward moving it and turning it into a museum about the early life of the author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” (more…)

08/25/17 11:00am

Time and again, studies say Millennials value experiences above things. If your business involves youthful employees, is it time to rethink the place for a corporate retreat?

Many a mountain, beach, or lake house has been marketed to business folk as a place for brainstorming, team-building, and entertaining clients. But the Millennial generation’s concept of a gathering spot is more likely to be a coffeehouse or music club in a buzzy urban area than a boring hotel, staid golf resort, or remote house. Taking a cue from co-op work spaces, an Austin-based group has opened a stylish “experiential” luxury hostel and event space that just might assist you to”go native,” and adopt the customs of of the newest generation for your next company summit or bash.

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08/24/17 5:30pm

202 Marksberry Way Breckenridge, Colo., listed for $1.950 million by Paula Stanton, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

Ranked the second-best small town in America by a recent U.S. News and World Report poll, Breckenridge offers the ultimate mountain lifestyle, rich in history, outdoor amenities, and every now and then, a luxury retreat like 202 Marksberry Way.

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08/22/17 8:09am

Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale starting at $900k, Photo Credit Katie Enterline, HOM Colorado LLC

Breaking ground November of 2017 with expected completion by the end of 2019, Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale will bring elevated luxury and legendary Four Seasons service to Fort Lauderdale Beach like you’ve never seen before.

Katie Enterline of HOM Colorado LLC, a buyer’s agent in Florida who specializes in oceanfront development, gave us the scoop. “While I do residential resales in Denver, my specialty is in Florida, finding incredible projects that fit my clients’ individual needs from Palm Beach to Miami,” says Enterline.

Now let’s get down to business, and take a peek inside the exciting project experts say will put Florida at the forefront of real estate development.

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08/18/17 2:04pm
Maine

Stephen King lived in this four-bedroom, three-bath house built in Orrington, Maine, in 1906, when he was inspired to write “Pet Sematary.”

Stephen King slept here. In fact, he lived here, in this four-bedroom, three-bath house built in Orrington, Maine, in 1906, when he was inspired to write “Pet Sematary.”

And it can be your second home for a mere $255,000. (more…)

08/18/17 9:00am

140 N Charles Street Alys Beach, Fla., is currently listed by Susan Baldwin of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and Blake Morar of Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty for $5.875 million

With its private saltwater pool and courtyard, decadent waterfall, and breezy rooftop spa, the luxurious Florida compound known simply as Aspri Villa has us plotting an Instagram-worthy escape. Designed by renowned Florida architect Tom Christ, the 6,880-square-foot retreat is adorned with breathtaking architecture reminiscent of Bermuda – think white stucco and tiled roofs – and offers a premier address in Alys Beach, one of Florida’s most prestigious destinations.

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