Winter’s a Great Time to Buy a Second Home

Traditionally, most sellers think about listing in the Spring to capture the buyers who surface after staying close to home in blustery weather. In studying our market statistics here in Summit County Colorado, a hot bed of second home and investment activity, however, there are actually pockets of the market, such as Keystone, where there are more sales in the winter.

In Breckenridge, where short term rentals are often more robust, it’s true that it can be challenging to get in and see condos and second homes because they tend to be rented during the same busy periods that buyers are in town. However, if you’re considering keeping some of that investment income, you can purchase with rentals in place, and enjoy the income stream, as well as the usage during ski season.

Right now, there are a few highlights to look at in the marketplace… a ground floor 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo in Keystone, right at the Mountain House base area, for example.

Don’t dismiss the idea of looking at land, either. A few REALTORS, myself included, will break out the snowshoes and you’ll get a great idea of what the property looks like in the winter.

In any event, the only “right” time to buy is now, so give us a call, or drop us an email and we will get started right away to find that dream property for you!