Our Splurge: 13290 Waterside Drive Malakoff, TX is currently listed by Michelle Wood with Compass Real Estate for $1,595,000.

What better way to enjoy summer in Texas than at the lake? This week we take you to Cedar Creek Lake where we zero-in on two exceptional lake homes, each with fabulous amenities and waterfront views, but with price points that are miles apart. Whether you’re looking for a Texas lake home with all the bells and whistles, or a rustic charmer right on the water, our latest Splurge vs. Steal has you covered.

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Our Splurge: 1828 Cypress Isle, James City County, Virginia, is currently listed by Numbers Marley of Long & Foster Real Estate for $1,800,000.

Only a handful of locations have a history as rich as Williamsburg, Virginia, but taking a walk through the past isn’t the only thing drawing visitors from all over the world — luxurious spas, world-class golf, hiking, five-star restaurants, and living history museums pack quite a punch when searching for a sweet second shelter with historic flair. That is why today we pin two exceptional properties against one another in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, both exuding elegance and style, but with price points that are miles apart. Which Williamsburg home would you choose? The Riverfront Splurge or the Federal-Style Colonial Steal?

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Our Steal: 524 Spencer Way, Incline Village, Nevada, is currently listed by Todd Disbrow of Engel & Volkers Lake Tahoe for $998,000. 

It’s natural to want it all — mountains and lakes. Snow and beaches. Prime nightlife and tranquil sweet seclusion. They say you can’t have your cake and eat it, too, but Lake Tahoe begs to differ. That’s right, for today’s battle of the ultra-high-end second shelters we’re taking you to the place that will never make you settle for one or the other.

From water-skiing and kayaking to shredding fresh powder on the mountain, this week’s Splurge vs. Steal Resort offers the epitome of entertainment and luxury, but with prices that are miles apart! Which Lake Tahoe home would you choose, the lakeside contemporary splurge or the sophisticated cabin steal?

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Our Steal: 38359 Highway 6 Unit 12, Avon, CO is currently listed by Page Slevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties for $1,295,000. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

This week it’s the battle of the Beaver Creek condos in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Here we compare two exceptional Colorado listings, each with unbeatable views, upscale amenities, and a prime location near Beaver Creek Resort, but with price points that are miles apart. With iconic ski runs, terrain parks, and an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment, this charming mountain village draws a crowd year round for world-class hiking, skiing, and the arts.

Which Beaver Creek condo would you choose, the splurge or the steal?

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Our Splurge: 3250 Serra Road Malibu, California, is currently listed by Wailani O’Herlihy of Sotheby’s International Realty Malibu for $20.5 million. 

I don’t know about you but with summer right around the corner this weather has me California dreamin’ – and what better way to indulge those fantasies than with a Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition in the most quintessential beach town around. That’s right, this week we take you to Malibu, California, where it’s the battle of the ultra-high-end second shelters – each with breathtaking ocean views and ample space to unwind, but with price points that are miles apart. Which California getaway would you choose, our traditional splurge, or the contemporary steal?

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Our Splurge: 206 Arlington Road, West Palm Beach, FL is currently listed by Brandon L. Rinker of Rinker Realty for $1.7 million.

Nothing beats fun in the sun in West Palm Beach, Florida, so we are going to get right to it! These Splurge vs. Steal picks speak for themselves, and while both have three bedrooms, two baths, and luxuriously updated interiors, the price points and locations are miles apart. Which one would you choose for your West Palm Beach escape?

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Our Splurge: 1521 2nd Ave Apt 2504 Seattle, WA is currently listed by Sandy Justenof Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty for $2,875,000. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

Sometimes you just need to get away, and what better place than Seattle? This popular seaport city on the west coast promises an abundance of natural beauty with spectacular waterfront homes, an active outdoorsy lifestyle, and a reputation as the coffee capitol of the world. If mountains, evergreen forests, and a good ol’ cup of joe is your thing, then this week’s Splurge vs. Steal is for you! It’s the battle of the waterfront condos, each with two-bedrooms and two-bathrooms, but with price points that are miles apart.

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Splurge: 3077 Hidden Valley Ln, Santa Barbara, California, is currently listed by Marsha Kotlyar of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for $6,650,000. 

With more than 300 of days of sunshine, breathtaking ocean and mountain views, and a number of highly touted vineyards, Santa Barbara, California, is where you go to live the good life. Here we pin two fantastic properties against one another in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Each with a prime location and ample space to entertain, but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose?

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