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Best properties on the market

Homes being sold at auction

1. Sedan, Kan. Owned by news anchor and A&E host Bill Kurtis, Red Buffalo Ranch has been divided into three surface parcels for auction. The 3,600-acre ranch includes a four-bedroom home and outbuildings, a large lake, several spring-fed ponds, several hay-producing areas, and two sets of working pens. Its fields enjoy a six-month growing season. Auction date: May 17. Undisclosed seller reserve. Hall and Hall, (800) 829-8747

2. Washougal, Wash. The indoor pool above is a highlight of a four-bedroom home that sits in the hills of Washougal’s Mount Norway neighborhood and offers panoramic views from most of its rooms. Located 30 minutes from Portland, Ore., the house also has an indoor sports court, a wine cellar, and a master suite with a sitting area and a covered porch. Its 6.7-acre property includes a one-bedroom guesthouse. Auction date: May 8. No minimum, no reserve. Grand Estates Auction, (800) 552-8120

3. Charlotte, N.C. This federal-style six-bedroom home features heart of pine flooring, reclaimed 18th-century wainscoting, five fireplaces, and a theater room. Its 8.7-acre property includes a historic two-story log cabin, a greenhouse, a workshop, an in-ground pool, and a tennis court. Auction date: May 1. No minimum, no reserve. Grand Estates Auction, (800) 552-8120

4. Kauai, Hawaii Located on the island’s north shore, this three-bedroom home has sliding-glass doors across its entire oceanfront side. The master-suite wing is separated from the rest of the house by the pool and opens onto an ipe deck that overlooks the ocean. The heart of the home is an open great room with a cypress-beamed ceiling. Auction date: April 30. No reserve. Concierge Auctions, (877) 483-1102

5. Ventura, Calif. Located in the gated community of Solimar Beach Colony, this four-bedroom Mediterranean-style home offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands from its living areas and roof deck. The interior features staircases made of bamboo and mahogany, hand-carved mahogany doors, three fireplaces, and an elevator to all five levels. Auction date: May 5. Opening bid: $3,900,000. Janet Caminite, Sotheby’s International Realty/Top Agent Network, Premiere Estates Auction Co., (800) 290-3290

6. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Set on 20 acres in a gated community, this six-bedroom Victorian-style residence overlooks fruit orchards from its wraparound front veranda. Its main floor features a large mahogany-paneled study, a formal dining room, and a living room that offers uninterrupted views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Outside sit gardens, a salt-water pool and spa, and a five-car garage. Auction date: April 28. No minimum bid. Concierge Auctions, (866) 649-8609

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