Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the real estate market or you’re a first-time buyer looking for a great new home, you already know that buying a piece of real estate means evaluating a dizzying array of factors. While choosing a home with the right mix of elements is essential, the lifestyle that the home enables you and your family to enjoy is just as important. Let’s take a look at a few tips on how to buy the lifestyle and not just the home and the property it sits on.
When Will You Use the Home?
If your home will primarily be used as a vacation property, you’ll need to give some thought as to when you will be occupying it. If you’re buying in Breckenridge, are you planning on being here for a month or two in the winter to ski and then occasionally in the summer? If so, you’ll want to be as close as possible to the resorts so that you can maximize your enjoyment carving up the snow. On the other hand, perhaps you’re thinking of a summer home in the tranquil Silverthorne area, where you can get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy quiet evenings under the stars. Whatever your plans are, knowing when you will use the home will come in handy when it’s time to decide where to buy.
We’re All About Recreation
One of the main benefits of life in Summit County is the quick access to any number of outdoor recreational activities. Skiing, fishing, golfing, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, paragliding and even dogsledding can be found here. Winter or summer, if you’re a lover of the outdoors Summit County and our local cities and towns will keep you busy.
What Amenities Do You Want Nearby?
Unless you enjoy commuting you’ll probably want to limit how much you’re going to have to drive around the local area to get your errands accomplished. Give some thought to amenities you use on a regular basis – fitness facilities, retail stores, cafes, shops, medical centers and the like. This is especially true if you’re thinking about a vacation property, as you won’t want to be spending your relaxation time driving back and forth. Make a quick list and ensure that these spots are under a few minutes away.
Don’t Forget to Ask Your Family
Our final piece of advice is that you don’t want to forget the needs of your family members. If you have children – or you plan to – you should certainly think about their lifestyle and how it can be improved when you purchase your new home. Moving is never easy for children and teenagers, so making the move as exciting as possible is important. If you plan on living in the area full-time, be sure to check out local schools, daycares and recreation centers as well.
Are you ready to learn more about the exciting lifestyle and recreation that the Frisco area has to offer? The local real estate professionals here at The Smits Team are ready to introduce you to the region. Contact us today at (970) 668-2121 or you can email us by clicking here.