04/09/19 10:11am

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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04/07/19 9:00am

If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind historic showplace in Berkeley, California, this 1926 treasure is a must-see. From the stunning 3,087-square-feet home to the naturesque 6,970-square-feet lot, every inch of indoor and outdoor living space is designed to dazzle the senses.

Located on a private cul-de-sac at 2772 Hilgard Avenue, the sprawling two-story home – nestled amid lush native greenery and old growth trees – has the secluded feel of an intimate compound although UC Berkeley and the Greek Theatre are just steps away.

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04/06/19 12:30pm

Second HomeHawaii? Nope. California? Nope. Florida? Nope. Where is the hottest second home market in the U.S.? Ocean City, New Jersey.

According to an analysis of second home purchases by SmartAsset, Ocean City rose to the top of the list thanks to a whopping 79.38 percent of its mortgages were for secondary residences. The coastal town has 2,865 mortgages for second homes and 744 for primary residences.

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04/06/19 9:00am

Las VegasEditor’s Note: Recently, MoneyWise revealed its list of the 40 most frugal and friendly places to retire. In a bid to provide an idea of what housing inventory is available in these cities and towns, we’re taking a look at listings in each of the cities on the list.

Not everyone can spend $1 million or more on a second home, even if it’s with the idea that eventually you’ll retire there. So when MoneyWise’s list of 40 places to retire that are more budget-friendly came out, we were curious — what kind of homes could you find in these towns?

In our last story, we looked at the 22nd city on the list — Richardson, Texas. This week, we look at Las Vegas, Nevada, and found three great homes — all for less than $315,000.

“Despite being known for its famous gambling strip, Las Vegas features a number of communities where retirees can enjoy a high-quality, low cost of living,” MoneyWise said. “A household income of around $50,000 will get you a great lifestyle here.”

“The weather is warm and dry, and the population is quite diverse. And of course, Vegas nightlife is among the best in the world, and entertainment is never far away,” the report continues. “A wide variety of healthcare centers makes this a great place for medical care, too.”

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04/04/19 9:30am

A hunting retreat with two cabins on 30.16-acres is what $250,000 gets you in Ennis, Texas! Well, $249,900 to be exact. And the best part? This hunter’s paradise sits just 20 minutes south of downtown Dallas.

Largest Whitetail Deer In Ellis County

That’s right. Here you’ll enjoy the ultimate sporting retreat with over 30-acres of high fenced terrain. More importantly, it boasts some of the largest whitetail deer in Ellis County!

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04/02/19 9:30am

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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03/31/19 9:00am

KentuckyBy Deb R. Brimer
Contributing Writer

You can get lost in this 4,932-square-foot home and its rich Blue Grass history in Millersburg, Kentucky.

Located on a quarter-acre lot at 1001 Main Street, the two-story gem is filled with 19th century wow factors and current upgrades. A gorgeous wooden staircase winding from the front room is the centerpiece of the single-family home.

In addition to two more staircases, features range from a living room, parlor, formal dining area, and stainless-steel kitchen to four large bedrooms, two full baths, and stunning hardwood flooring. (more…)

03/29/19 9:30am

Warm-weather amenities at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club include the community’s private lake for family-friendly fishing, paddleboarding or relaxing on the dock enjoying the views.

World-class skiing, a lush alpine setting, knee-high champagne powder – this is what comes to mind when people think of Steamboat Springs. But there’s a new trend taking shape in the family-friendly resort town that’s hard to deny. The lifestyle-driven community is gaining massive popularity among buyers investing in primary and second homes, not only for the classic winter pursuits, but for the abundant warm-weather activities stretching across the Yampa Valley.

The growing trend in family-friendly Steamboat Springs is people investing in homes not only for the area’s classic winter pursuits but, increasingly, for the abundant warm-weather activities.

The result? A mecca for luxury buyers who want it all. We’re talking year-round indoor-outdoor recreation, exceptional world-class amenities, and all the laid back charms of a bustling mountain destination.

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