Extravagant or Affordable: It Comes Down to Location

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When it comes to real estate, everyone's heard the term: location, location, location. While prices for homes in the three most desirable areas in the U.S. can be extravagant, they can also be affordable as featured in this week's Trend Spot (http://www.move.com/l/1) from Move.com, the leading online network of websites for real estate search, finance, moving and home enthusiasts.

    -- Luxury Mansion: Los Angeles, Calif., Located in Beverly Hills and just a short drive away from California's famed beaches, this regal $40,000,000 mansion exudes luxury and class with an abundance of features including three living rooms, high ceilings, exquisite moldings, extraordinary inlaid onyx marbles, rolling lawns, a sunken tennis court, ten covered parking spaces for your car collection, an office that can also work as a study, a large swimming pool, a wine cellar and canyon views. Designed by Bob Ray Offenhauser, this entertainer's dream home can house all of your guests with its 33 spacious bedrooms and 41 well-appointed bathrooms. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1053190006

-- California Bungalow: Los Angeles, Calif., Also just minutes from Los Angeles beaches, this cottage-style home is the ideal place for anyone to raise a family with its large backyard loaded with fruit trees. The $339,000, two-bedroom and one-bathroom home has character and flair with its new Pergo floors in the living room, dining room and bathroom, which happens to feature a spa tub. The home also boasts newer kitchen cabinets, ceiling fans in all of the rooms, and a beautiful front lawn. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1076677159

-- Breezy Plantation: Anahola, HI, Tara Plantation, located on the tropical island of Kauai, guarantees you privacy and a pampered retreat from the daily stresses of life in this classic Hawaiian-style beachfront home with its his and hers private living rooms, a professional kitchen, lanais, a swimming pool, a beach cabana, a yoga studio, a Jeep, trucks, carts and 4-wheel Mules. It's the perfect combination of outdoor activities as well as spa-like living. At $46,500,000, this home boasts six luxurious bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, a 23-acre beach parcel, 13,000 sq. ft. of living space in addition to two 4,000-sq. ft. guest bungalows. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1072439347

-- Beach Retreat: Anahola, HI, Equally well-located in Kauai, this $950,000 home may be small with just one bedroom and one bathroom but it encourages owners to spend time outside with its private acreage featuring fruit trees and a stream. Just a walk from Aliomanu Beach, this ideal relaxing beach retreat has a two-story loft design featuring an upper level ocean and mountain view dining lanai and brand new beautiful hardwood floors. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1079907085

-- Tropical Compound: Palm Beach, Fla., If spaciousness is your top priority, this 24,151 sq. ft. home should fit the bill and then some with its luxury amenities. At $47,000,000, this waterfront home features unobstructed ocean views, a beautifully paved and landscaped courtyard with palm trees, eight large bedrooms, 12 luxury bathrooms, a game room, a media room, multiple swimming pools, an in-cabana bath, vaulted and engraved coffered ceilings, imported marble floors and more than enough garage space for four cars. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1064792312

-- Palm Beach Style: Palm Beach, Fla., Also in tropical Palm Beach, this more affordable four-bedroom and four-bathroom Mediterranean-style home features a rainforest-like patio, multiple fireplaces, antique-style ceiling fans, rich hardwood floors, a formal dining room, a Florida room, and a cozy guest house. Not only is this $1,199,000 home close to the beach, it's also near a biking/fitness trail, perfect for those with an active lifestyle. http://homes.realtor.com/prop/1084555823

REALTOR.com(R) and Move.com homes and rentals featured on Move Trend Spot are based on the most comprehensive nationwide database of available properties and their amenities as of July 24, 2007. Additional comparisons and lists showcasing trends in consumer preference, interest and demand for real estate properties are available at http://trends.move.com.

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