Location, location, location! That’s something you often hear when you start house hunting. But why? Choosing the location of your Breckenridge-Frisco dream home is important because it oftentimes determines whether you are going to love your new home or not. It’s very possible to find your “dream home” that checks all of your boxes but it’s located an hour from your place of work. Or too far from your elderly parents. Perhaps it’s not in your ideal school district. How important is the location? Important enough that it can determine whether or not you make an offer on a home. It can also be the deciding factor in choosing one home over another. So how do you go about deciding on a location when buying a new home? And how do you research locations and amenities when house hunting?
Local Knowledge is Important
When choosing the location of your new home retaining the help of a Realtor who is familiar with the local area is essential. They will have knowledge of the market area and local trends and can help you narrow down your search location depending on what’s important to you. In the Breckenridge-Frisco area, we are lucky to have a good variety of locations to choose from.
Do you want to be close to shopping and restaurants? Breckenridge offers single-family homes in and near downtown. If looking a bit further from downtown doesn’t bother you, you might consider the residential subdivision called Weisehorn. The location offers more high-end homes.
Are you devoted to your golf game? Consider looking into the Silverhorn area. It includes a golf course community to the North that you might love. If you’re an avid hiker you may find your perfect location towards the Southend of the area, which offers a more rustic, mountain feel and has a good mix of both single and multi-family homes.
Purchasing Land to Build Your Dream Home
Is a remote riverfront home just what you want? You may want to consider purchasing a lot and building your dream home. Land sales in the Breckenridge-Frisco area have accelerated over the last year and purchasing a lot to build on could be a great option if you want a location that offers great mountain views and ample acreage. But it’s important to factor in all of the pros and cons when choosing the location of your new home. For example – will you be able to get high-speed internet if you build on that beautiful lot with mountain views and river access? If not, will that be a deal-breaker for your family?
A western-facing view will bless you with magnificent mountain sunsets. On the other hand, a home that has great exposure and views facing to the east offers beautiful sunrises. Be very keen on looking at the views of a home and asking, “Are these views protected? Who owns that land in our ‘viewshed’? What can be built there?” It can be deceiving in a new development when there are very few homes built to visualize the changes to the views once other homes are constructed. It is not uncommon for homeowners to buy adjacent lots to guarantee open space and protect their views. Great, unobstructed views will positively impact the value of a home or property, and homes on a National Forest fence line are also very desirable.
An experienced Realtor will take the time to look at the different locations, subdivisions and talk about the pros and cons of each with you. This is very much an individual decision. It’s important to speak with your local Realtor about what you want, and how you will use your home with family, friends, and guests. There are many variables and decisions to be made. Thankfully there are many options to choose from in the Breckenridge-Frisco area.
How Can I Help?
I hope that you’ve found this information helpful. If you want more information on what the Breckenridge-Frisco area Real Estate Market is like right now don’t hesitate to reach out. I can provide you with a detailed market report! You can also sign up for my monthly market report here. My goal is to provide my clients with relevant and up-to-date information that pertains to the local area and real estate topics.
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