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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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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Our Splurge: Gregg Klar with Keller Williams Lake Travis has listed 5303 S. Scout Island Circle for $2.5 million.

Imagine a place where the weather is warm, the amenities are plentiful, and deep blue water views go on for miles. Itching to get away? What’s better than heading to your very own lakefront retreat? This week we zero in on two exceptional lakefront beauties in Austin, Texas. Each are big on views and recreation but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you pick, the sprawling Lake Austin Splurge or the Hill Country Polo Club Steal? With this week’s Splurge vs. Steal it’s hard to choose.  (more…)

Our Splurge: Dawn Maddux of Engel & Volkers Missoula has listed 5080 Old Bitterroot Road, Missoula, Montana for $3.995 million.

Wander the rugged terrain across Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo. Embrace the forested range of the Rattlesnake National Recreation area. Enjoy the wilderness with all its peaks, forests, and waterfalls. This is what living in Missoula, Montana, is all about! And if you’re thinking of purchasing a second home or investment property near this historic western town, we have a couple for you to consider. Peruse them in our latest Splurge vs. Steal and tell us which one you’d choose, the Bitterroot splurge or the Spanish Peaks steal?

Splurge: Old Bitterroot Road Landholding To Build Your Dream Home For $3.995M

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Our Splurge: Di Ann Norkus with Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty has listed 2775 W. Vista Pines Trail, Prescott, Arizona for $1.4995 million.

Have we got a treat for you! Panoramic views, the sights and sounds of National Forest, architectural lines that elevate the way you live. These are but a few of the highlights in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal in Prescott, Arizona. Which would you choose? The Mickey-Meunnig-Designed splurge or the High Valley Ranch steal? Let us know in the comments.

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Karen Abrams of Keller Williams Charleston has listed 2186 Wappoo Hall Road, Charleston, South Carolina for $2.6 million.

Named the most romantic city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine, Charleston’s charms are hard to shake. At least that’s what David Szlam told T&L back in 2015. “If you come to Charleston and experience it like us locals do, it will forever take place in your soul,” said Szlam. “Dining at Bowens Island Restaurant is especially romantic, watching the sun set over tidal creeks while enjoying some fresh-steamed oysters — the list goes on and on.” Hang tight, we’re googling flights to Charleston as we speak.


But in all seriousness, Charleston is a place of romance. What is more alluring than pastel-colored mansions and cobblestone streets? In fact, Charleston is so romantic, it was named the best city for a romantic escape in T&L’s Favorite Places Survey. Readers were tasked to rank American cities across 67 categories, including wine bars, parks and gardens, live music, and brunch — the very things that couples are drawn to.

Of course, our love affair with Charleston is nothing new. This week, with Valentine’s Day looming, we look at two Charleston waterfront retreats that afford all the romance of a Nicholas Sparks novel. And the price points might surprise you.

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Debra Guy and Leslie Lamora of RE/MAX Cherry Creek have listed the SOBO 58 condos in Denver, Colorado ranging from $320,000 to $620,000.

Some markets may be slowing down, but Denver is still hot, hot, HOT. In fact, home prices in the Mile High City continue to remain at an all-time high (no pun intended), with fewer options for those looking at or below the $600,000 price range. That is where SOBO 58 comes in. And we are among the first to highlight their offerings in our latest Splurge vs. Steal.

Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments.

As the newest condominium development in Denver’s trendy South Broadway neighborhood, now is your chance to snag one of 58 units ranging from $320,000 to $620,000. We think the building’s premier location and interior design are sure to appeal to a variety of buyers, from Millennials to empty-nesters.

“SOBO 58 is unlike any other mid-rise in Denver,” says says co-listing agent Debra Guy of RE/MAX Cherry Creek. “It is an incredible location nestled in the heart of South Broadway, just one mile from Platt Park. Buyers also have a level of customization that is rarely offered at this price point.”

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Our Splurge: Hunter J Finch with Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 88482 Agate Lane, Bandon, Oregon for $2,950,000.

Ever dream of living on the rugged Pacific Northwest coast? Perhaps a second home in Bandon, Oregon, is for you?

With an idyllic coastal setting and year-round fishing, hiking, cycling, and golf, Bandon affords a one-of-a-kind lifestyle. And as the local say, “If the wind picks up, just bundle up – and experience some of the most dramatic storm watching in Oregon.”

This week we zero in on two exceptional oceanfront properties for our Splurge vs. Steal. Which would you choose, the coastal Bandon Dunes splurge, or the Seaside Bungalow steal?

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