Buying Your Crested Butte Dream Home – Are You Ready? As a real estate agent, I get the opportunity to talk with many clients about their dream home in the mountains. I have helped many realize that dream, and I hope this series of tips can help you as well. Are you really ready to buy your dream home in Crested Butte? You may be ready, you may not know if you are ready, or you may be just starting to think about buying a special mountain home in the Crested Butte area for you and your family.
You may be considering the benefits of being able to invite your extended family, friends, and possibly clients to stay at your home and enjoy the beauty and adventure the surrounding mountains have to offer. Whether you are considering a ski-in ski-out condo at the base area of the Crested Butte area ski resort in Mt. Crested Butte, a nice single family home in town, building a log home on the river, or a large luxury home in a secluded wilderness setting, this series of tips can help you clarify your vision and achieve your goal of second homeownership.
If you have never purchased a second home, or never owned one in the mountains, you will discover in this series of tips that there are many variables to consider in selecting the best home for you and your family. You will learn why it is important to also consider not just the location, amenities, and details of the home, but also the other “users” of your second home. It is important for you (and your spouse) to visualize how you and your guests will use your second home, in both the summer and the winter.
Do you plan to rent your home when you are not using it to generate some passive income? Whether you employ a management company or do it yourself via VRBO.com, you should know about the risks and liability that accompany renting your mountain home. It can be an exciting time to maximize your enjoyment and create memories for a lifetime.
Scan my articles and this site for more info to ensure that your experience of buying a second home in Crested Butte will go smoothly, and that you avoid the pitfalls many others encounter. You will understand the process of becoming the owner of a second home, from your initial search to a successful “mail-out” closing. You will learn about how temperatures and snow affect a mountain home, and how you will look at the exterior of a mountain home differently after reading this series of tips. You may have considered building a second home, but were unsure about what steps you should take to investigate this option. This series will identify some of the challenges of remote home ownership, and the benefits of hiring a property manager to look after your home when you are not there.
Crested Butte special is a special place. Coined “The last great Colorado Ski Town” Crested Butte offers a variety in events and festivities throughout the year. There are performing and visual arts, plenty of outdoor recreation, miles of mountain beauty, a historic downtown, a great ski resort, and a warm community. There are plenty of luxury homes and high-end Crested Butte ski-in / ski-out homes and condos at the base area, but unlike some of the other ski resort towns in Colorado that have their glitsy roots in gold and silver mining – Crested Butte was as a coal mining town. In many ways the character and attitude of the early ranchers and miners has transcended time. In Crested Butte the skiing is great, the scenery is awesome, the recreational activities in the Gunnison Valley are endless, and the people are warm, friendly and real.
If you have an interest in Crested Butte CO Real Estate and would like to start a conversation about homes, condos or land in the Crested Butte area, call Chris Kopf. If you want to better understand the Crested Butte Real Estate Market – I encourage you to read my monthly Crested Butte Real Estate Market Reports to “see the big picture and all the details”!
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