Posted by JanL on August 24, 2016
Keeping up with your home is like maintaining a healthy diet; you get out of it what you put into it, but you also work with what you’re given – An initial investment sees high returns in the long run.
Breckenridge, Colorado is an ideal location for custom homes because the area offers beautiful landscapes as well as ample area to build such projects, with additional room for growth and continued expansions.
For buyers that prefer to design their dream-home from the ground up, there are several reputable contractors in the Summit County area partnered with us that can consult with you on this very process. Going this route gives you leisure of handpicking everything from floor plans to modified details throughout the blueprints. This ensures your property is not only built to the specifications that fit your exact preferences, but also allows you to consider factors that may play into reselling later down the road.
Going back to the initial investment, although a custom-built property can be pricey, you can capitalize on this venture for long-term financial sustainability. Building from the ground up gives you the option of optimizing your home to go green.
Doing so gives you the advantages of selecting appliances and amenities that are high in efficiency and cost-effective, such as solar power panels and water saving apparatuses. Since these homes tend to be larger, this can help significantly in cutting down expensive utility bills. This is a significantly more difficult, and often-impossible undertaking when it comes to older homes.
On the other hand, many experienced buyers will argue that building a custom home isn’t worth the hassle and finances. There are, however, alternative options for acquiring this type of property without going through the process of building one from scratch.
While it’s true that areas with newly constructed homes are guaranteed protected resale values due to the presence of a homeowners association, these neighborhoods tend to take on the dreaded “cookie-cutter effect,” and therefor lack the charm of traditional suburbs. Fortunately, this is not the case when it comes to newer real estate in Breckenridge.
Prospective buyers find that new luxury homes in Breckenridge tend to take on a quintessential mountain-town ambiance. Rather than cul-de-sacs that spring up out of nowhere, these new properties in Breckenridge were each carefully built to individual specifications, often on private lands or in unique, upscale neighborhoods.
Almost all of the existing luxury properties in Breckenridge were built within the last 10 years – many of which have never been lived in. While you miss out on the architectural designing process, these homes still come with the opportunity to be expanded on as well as the economic benefits of new, state-of-the-art amenities, energy saving appliances and structural integrity.
Whether you design the home of your dreams or purchase an existing property, luxury real estate in Breckenridge guarantees low-maintenance, long-term savings and top-market value when it comes time to rent or sell.
Slifer, Smith & Frampton
Real Estate Agent