Consider Furniture and Furnishings When Buying Your Crested Butte Home
Make sure you consider furniture and furnishings when buying your Crested Butte home. Buyers sometimes forget to include the price of furniture and furnishings into their budget when they are buying their Crested Butte home. However, this is certainly an important aspect to think about. Especially because it can get expensive very quickly. The amount you ultimately spend will also depend on if you’re building your Crested Butte home from the ground up, remodeling or buying your Crested Butte home fully furnished. If you hadn’t consider the financials of furniture and furnishings yet I would highly recommend you do so now. This way you won’t get any surprises!
Building Your Crested Butte Home
If you are building your Crested Butte home, will you be using an interior designer? You should, but let’s assume you are gifted and go it alone. Go to the mountain furniture store in your mountain town or in your big city and get a quote for mid-range new furniture and furnishings, and see what it will cost to put framed artwork on the walls, install window treatments, add cute decorations throughout. Add in a full turnkey kitchen package (small appliances, wine glasses, silverware, pots and pans…), and furnish a 3,500 square foot house with mountain furniture, pillows, linens, duvet covers, rugs, etc. $100,0000 is probably a conservative number. This is why it is very important to consider furniture and furnishings when buying your Crested Butte home.
Buying Your Crested Butte Home Furnished
One other thing to think about when you consider furniture and furnishings when buying your Crested Butte home is buying a fully furnished home. Most mountain homes are sold furnished because they are second homes. The seller is not “moving out,” and typically doesn’t have a use for the furniture. What is the value of the furniture in a home? It depends. Is it old and worn out? Is it top of the line? Was it purchased in 1982 when the home was built? Was it purchased at an antique auction or is it contemporary furniture from Ikea?
Most luxury mountain homes have luxury furniture, and the reality is the furniture has close to zero value to the second homeowner seller. There is usually not an after market for the owner to sell their furniture, and if there is, they may get 10 cents on the dollar after they pay lots of people to move it, store it, and sell it. However, furniture represents value to a buyer. Even if the furniture is not great, it is functional. The home is move-in ready. The buyer can close and sleep in the house the same night.
Go price out some average furniture and furnishings for a four-bedroom 4,000 square foot home that is bare. I think you will come up with $100,000+ pretty quickly, more for quality stuff. Unless you hate the furniture and decor, you will usually get a better net deal on the home that is fully furnished.
Consider Furniture and Furnishings When Buying Your Crested Butte Home Final Thoughts
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