Good Morning! The holiday season has begun in earnest and there are deals to be had—see below for a Florida golf course home and a South Carolina lakefront home. Also see travel packages for Reynolds Plantation and Woodside Plantation, plus community news and updates.
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TODAY’S NEW REAL ESTATE DEALS
> Stuart Yacht & Country Club, FL spotlights a 4-BR/2.5-BA golf course home along the fifth green, listed at just $199,900. This 2,237 sf home at 3403 SE Fairway Street has a fireplace in the living room overlooking an outdoor pool.
There is a two-car garage with a convenient golf cart entrance. Send me more information about Stuart Yacht & Country Club!
> Hampton Lake, Bluffton SC has a price-reduced 3-BR/3.5-BA lakefront home for just $499,000. This 2,602 sf home at 40 Sweet Marsh Court includes bulkhead and boat slip. Ideal for entertaining on the screened porch or at the fire pit, it affords long lake views to a nature preserve.
Many upgrades include GE Profile appliances, granite countertops and a bonus office with many custom built-ins. Send me more information about Hampton Lake!
TODAY’S NEW TRAVEL DEALS
> Woodside Plantation, Aiken SC presents a Discovery Package with lodging for two nights at a historic inn or hotel from only $149 per couple. This offer pertains to reservations made or visits occurring prior to December 31.
Package includes gourmet dining for two at The Reserve Club and a comp round of golf at the Nicklaus Design course. Discovery packages that include a Saturday may exchange golf for complimentary tickets to the historic Aiken Trolley. Send me more information about Woodside Plantation!
Woodside Plantation, SC: Two night stay’n play just $149/couple.
> Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA presents its Traditions Package, starting at $279/pp per night. Play your choice of Jack Nicklaus’ famed Great Waters, Jones’ Oconee course, Fazio’s award-winning National course or Bob Cupp’s dual masterpieces.
It includes deluxe lodging in a Reynolds Plantation cottage or condo Southern-style breakfast daily plus access to practice complex. Send me more information about Reynolds Plantation!
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SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
> Sun City Oro Valley, Oro Valley AZ will hold its annual fundraiser for the Davidson Elementary School in early December. A group of SCOV residents will be assisting with the school’s Holiday Shop.
Children use “Davidson Dollars” that they have earned (for good grades, attendance etc.) to purchase gifts for their family and friends. Gifts are provided and wrapped by SCOV residents. Send me more information about Sun City Oro Valley!
Sun City Oro Valley, AZ: Holds school fundraiser next month.
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COMMUNITY NEWS & UPDATES
> Sunset Dunes, PEI, Canada is reporting that real estate activity has rebounded to 2008 levels with the sale of 10 lots this past summer.
Likewise, there was a resale of one of the original lots in Phase One, along with a sale of the Craftsmen Collection home on lot No. 33. Construction activity has also increased—three new homes were recently completed and permits have been issued for three others. Send me more information about Sunset Dunes!
> The Landings on Skidaway Island, GA reports that a residence in the community was recently named the 2012 Ideal Living Home by Ideal Living magazine.
In conjunction with this designation, the homeowners agreed to hold it open as a fundraiser for the Savannah Philharmonic. Two Philharmonic musicians provided background music for the event, which raised $3,000. Send me more information about The Landings!
Best Real Estate & Travel Deals Shorts…
> Wyboo Plantation, Manning, SC’s spotlight property is a 3-BR, 2-BA waterfront home for just $244,900. Get access to Lake Marion in this 1,948-sf brick residence, with its sunroom and deck with hot tub. Send me more info…
> On Top of the World Communities, Ocala, FL’s 3 Day/2 Night visit package is only $129 per couple for lodging in a guest villa, including guided tour of the community and its furnished model homes. Send me more info…
RECENTLY ADDED TO WATERVIEWHOME
> Estrella del Mar, Mazatlan
816-acre gated community, Robert Trent Jones Jr., golf, 3.5 miles of beach, oceanfront condos from $199,000
RECENTLY ADDED TO GOLFCOURSEHOME
> Pristine Bay, Roatan
Oceanfront Caribbean community, Pete Dye golf, dining, villas from $438,000, fractional ownership from $69,900
> On Top of the World Communities, Ocala
55+ Community, Gated, central FL location, 36 holes of golf, indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center, Health and Recreation Center, homes from $169,920
> Venice Golf & Country Club, Venice
Gated community, Ted McAnlis golf, aquatics complex, dining, active social calendar, homes from $250,000
> Estrella del Mar, Mazatlan
Oceanfront community, private Pacific Ocean beach, Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf, condos, homesites from $150,000
COMING SOON TO GOLFCOURSEHOME
* Wycliffe Golf & CC, Palm Beach, FL
* Fiddler’s Creek, Naples, FL
* Summit Rock, Horseshoe Bay Resort, TX
* Currahee Golf Club, Toccoa, GA