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Colorado ski-town homes more attractive as Front Range housing prices keep climbing

Denver-area buyers increasingly eyeing mountain real estate for investments, second homes

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Ski homes like this one are becoming increasingly attractive to Front Range buyers, according to Ann Thompson at Bank of America.

With ski season winding down in Colorado’s high country and the Denver-Boulder housing market so strong, real estate experts say Front Range buyers appear to be turning their attention to second-home and investment opportunities in the state’s major ski-town markets.

“We’re definitely seeing a spike among the Front Range residents and their desire to buy a second home, and in many areas there’s no shortage of inventory, so they have their choice,” said Bank of America Regional Sales Director Ann Thompson, who added that soaring Denver home prices may be driving some of that trend.

“Denver metro has seen about 16 percent gains in home prices, and now that they’ve got that equity going, they look at that and say, ‘I can improve my home, or I can also use that equity to make a down-payment on a second home,” Thompson said.

The different mountain-town markets vary in terms of Front Range second-home ownership. In Eagle County (Vail and Beaver Creek), for instance, an analysis by Land Title Guarantee Company found that 17 percent of the 2015 fourth-quarter homebuyers were from the Front Range. That compares to 57 percent in Grand County (Winter Park), 38 percent in Summit County (Breck, Copper, Keystone and A-Basin) and just 2 percent in Pitkin County (Aspen).

“There are no opportunities for them to invest down on the Front Range, so they’re coming up here and looking,” said Andrew Forstl of The Davos Group real estate and property management company in Vail. “There are no deals down there. Denver is unattainable for investments, so people are looking up here, and it’s just kind of started. Our market isn’t nearly as booming as the Front Range — things are not flying off the shelf — but it’s healthy.”

Forstl says one of his clients, a Front Range family that had been skiing and looking at properties all winter in the Vail Valley, was finally ready to pull the trigger in the closing weeks of ski season and just went under contract.

“They were waiting for the end of the season for deals to come out – places that have been on the market all season and they’re looking to get a deal on one of them,” Forstl said, adding that in general, sales to Front Range second-home buyers will drop off some after the lifts stop running and then pick up again in June.

“Things that haven’t sold over the winter are going to go down in price, so people are looking at that, but it’s hard getting them up here to look at stuff the next couple of months,” Forstl said. “What’s changed is a lot of people are coming up here for the summer. Ten years ago summer was nothing up here, but a lot of people are liking the summer as much as the winter.”

Bank of America’s Thompson agrees with that trend, urging prospective Front Range homebuyers to do their homework and consult various experts, including an experienced mortgage loan officer, a realtor and even a CPA on whether to buy as a second home or an investment rental property to be listed on VRBO or other services.

“A realtor can help with projecting realistic rents not only in the winter, but also in the summer,” Thompson said. “That’s very, very popular for Front Range people – the music festivals, the mountain biking, hiking. That’s really important when you’re looking at year-round potential for rental and also to be attractive for Front Range resale.”

Thompson also added that it’s key to look at amenities such as conference space, either in a dedicated facility such as Keystone or in the hotels in Vail, with a good mix of retail, entertainment and other options that will attract renters. Plus, access is always a concern, she says, and a good regional airport that avoids potential Interstate 70 gridlock can be a plus.

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum, 40 miles west of Vail, welcomed its 8 millionth commercial passenger on March 29 after first launching commercial air service in 1989. Still, drive-to markets will be always continue to be the most popular for Front Range buyers, especially when they’re home values have increased so much and they’re feeling priced out in their own primary metro-area market.

“Equity in your home builds a lot of confidence about financial comfort,” Thompson said. “When you have equity in your home, there is that ability to borrow on that equity, but even if you’re using stock options or a bonus or what have you, it’s just all about that confidence to make that investment [in a mountain second home or rental property].”

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the metro Denver area led the nation for the highest rate of home price appreciation for half of 2015. Denver was second in the nation among major cities four months out of the year, and wound up third in December, behind only Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco. Overall, home prices in Denver rose 10.2 percent in 2015, compared to 5.4 percent nationally. But that kind of increase has some investors there wary.

A recent Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Investor Pulse Poll of more than 1,000 high net-worth investors revealed they feel the Denver housing market is overpriced and unaffordable for first-time homebuyers. The poll of Denver-area investors between the ages of 25 and 75 with $100,000 or more in household liquid investable assets found that 89 percent feel the metro-area market is overpriced. Nearly as many (86 percent) said the market is pricing out first-time homebuyers, and there is concern a bubble is forming.

“I think the financial crisis of 2008 is still very fresh in a lot of people’s minds, particularly high net-worth investors, so they’re looking at what happened to real estate prices here,” Denver-based Morgan Stanley financial advisor Todd Hauer said. “We were down probably 30 to 40 percent from the 2007 highs to the 2009 lows.”

Bank of America’s Thompson says it’s tougher to flip properties in the mountain markets the way some Front Range buyers have been able to do the last few years. That’s why she says mountain-town investments may make more sense as a longer-term play that’s based on a lifestyle choice.

“With VRBO, there’s just so much more exposure to the lifestyle, and then they want to turn it into a permanent lifestyle,” Thompson said, adding a season full of powder days can certainly influence a second-home decision. “This is the time of year where they’ve had that wonderful experience, and they’re like, huh, I want my own place.”

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The Renovation Dilemma: What to Fix If You’re Selling

The Renovation Dilemma: What to Fix If You’re Selling

By
Deborah Kearns

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It’s always a Sisyphean task to set a budget for a renovation—or at the very least an ever-moving target—but if you’re planning to put your home on the market, you’ll have a way different set of calculations than a starry-eyed new homeowner.

Before you embark on a gut of your circa-1990 kitchen, consult with a Realtor® and a general contractor about which renovations will yield the biggest return on investment. How much work you’ll need depends on your home’s value, your market, and the comps in your neighborhood.

“In competitive markets where prices are through the roof, like San Francisco or New York City, you don’t really need to do renovations before selling,” says Mike Aubrey, a Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate in Gaithersburg, MD. “But in other places where inventory is going up, your house needs to measure up to the other listings on the market.”

Committed to doing some work? Start by thinking small. Minor cosmetic upgrades go a long way in getting more buyers through the door for a quicker sale—and time on market is key to determining what you’ll net at closing.

Where to start? Here are some suggested upgrades (and some to avoid):

Walls and floors

Replacing or refinishing your flooring and painting the walls are the quickest and least expensive ways to give a house new life, Aubrey says. With these enhancements, you can expect roughly a 15% uptick in asking price.

Paint color matters. Shades of gray are in with buyers right now; stay away from tan and beige hues—they scream the era of Bill Clinton and Seattle grunge, Aubrey says. While you can certainly go the DIY route with paint, hiring a pro will get the best results. Expect to spend $2,000 to $3,000 for whole-house interior painting, Aubrey says.

The same goes for new carpet. A sturdy, builder-grade fiber in a neutral color that doesn’t compete with your wall color is the way to go. While most buyers prefer hardwood floors, they’re pricey to install. If you have existing hardwood floors, refinishing them will bring back the luster.

If you live in an area where ceramic tile is the standard (hey, we’re looking at you, Florida), a less expensive and durable option is DuraCeramic, an engineered tile that mimics the look of ceramic without the high cost, Aubrey says. You can find it for less than $3 per square foot.

Doors

According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, replacing your existing front door with a new steel door will net you a 101.8% return on resale for a minimal replacement cost of about $1,230. Who knew? But think about it: It’s the first and last thing you’ll touch on your home visit. It makes an impression.

Installing a new garage door has an impact on buyers, too. Even better: It offers an 88% return at resale and costs an average of about $1,600 to replace, according to the Remodeling report.

Roof and siding

Adding a new roof and replacing your home’s unsightly vinyl siding will also yield a high ROI, Aubrey says. His assertion is backed by the Cost vs. Value Report, which found that homeowners recouped 72% and 80% of the cost, respectively, for those upgrades. Another benefit: When it comes time for inspection and appraisal, having those repairs done will not only increase the value of your home but also reduce the likelihood of being forced to make fixes or adjust pricing later in the process.

Kitchens

A modern kitchen is a top draw for buyers—but don’t try to overhaul a dated one, which could cost mucho dinero. Buying new cabinet drawer pulls, painting or refacing old cabinets (white is in right now), and installing sleek light fixtures are all low-cost upgrades that will make your kitchen sparkle.

New appliances, which can run about $10,000 for a whole-kitchen replacement, are an easy way to add value. While the upfront cost might be hard to swallow, new stainless appliances make your kitchen more attractive to a wider range of buyers, says Ashley Oakes-Lazosky, a Realtor with Vegas Homes and Fine Estates in Las Vegas.

Granite or quartz countertops are also hot, but they can be pricey, depending on your kitchen layout.

“You need bids from professional remodelers to figure out how much new countertops will cost—and if it fits your budget and timetable for selling,” says Robert Criner, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers and owner of Criner Remodeling in Newport News, VA.

A less pricey alternative is simply adding a clean, white ceramic tile backsplash to create visual appeal, Criner adds.

Upgrades to skip

Thinking about finishing an attic or basement? Adding a deck? Well, don’t. Those upgrades tend to be pricey, and buyers will likely prefer to remodel those areas to their own tastes.

Other areas to avoid doing a major renovation: bathrooms, bedrooms, and home offices, according the Remodeling report.

In other words, if it ain’t broke, don’t renovate it!

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Mountain Events: April 8th – 10th, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Adult Drop-In Hockey: 8:30a Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Vail Film Festival: 11a (Various times) Vail Village, Vail.

Kevin Danzig & Faith Crawford: 6p the MotherLoaded Tavern, Breckenridge.

Open Kayaking: 7p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

Nat Geo Live – Chasing Rivers: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Frisco Funk Collective: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Start Your Real Estate  Career Pre-Licensing Class: 8:30a Evo3 Space, Frisco.

Alpenglow Ascents Rando Challenge: Arapahoe Basin.

Michael Franti & Spearhead: 3p Breckenridge Resort.

3rd Annual A Perfect Pairing: 6p Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village, Empire.

Dynamo: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Slush Cup & Closing Day: 11a Keystone Resort.

Climbing Self Rescue: 2p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

The Swing Crew: 3p The Last Lift Bar, Keystone.

Closing Dates:

April 10th – Keystone
April 10th – Beaver Creek
April 10th – Frisco Adventure Park & Nordic Center
April 17th – Vail
April 24th – Breckenridge
April 17th (closed 18th-21st) 22, 23, 24th – Copper Mountain

May 3rd (rough) – Loveland
Arapahoe Basin – undecided

5 Spine-Tingling Stories From Exterminators and What They Learned

5 Spine-Tingling Stories From Exterminators and What They Learned

By
Craig Donofrio

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Exterminators have seen it all. They’ve seen stuff that no one, including them, ever wants to see. And as long as you’re at a safe distance, it’s oddly fascinating to delve into what some of their worst days actually were like. Check out these war stories—and learn professional secrets for keeping your own home critter-free.

The case of the black kitchen floor

One day in the summer of 2009, John Kane, a technical services manager for the pest control company Orkin, went to a home in a Philadelphia suburb to get rid of a reported mice problem. It turned out to be a very big problem.

“There were frayed wires hanging from the ceiling and holes in the walls,” Kane recalls of the two-bedroom home occupied by an older couple. “The kitchen floor was black—only it wasn’t. We scraped … and it was white—but covered in pressed mouse droppings.”

In total, Kane and his crew caught more than 3,000 mice. And yes, this kind of extreme rodent invasion happens more often than you might think. According to Kane’s calculations, one pregnant mouse can lead to 28,000 mice over the course of five to six generations if every mouse survived. Luckily, their population is usually kept in check by predators, or exterminators like Kane.

“The lady of the house thanked us and said, ‘Last night was the first night we didn’t have a mouse in bed with us,’” he says. Gross.


 

Raining roaches

When California exterminator Milton Cardoza was called to a San Jose restaurant to get rid of cockroaches in 2004, he was warned by colleagues to make sure his pant legs were tucked into his socks, and to “start stomping” his feet once they started fogging. He wasn’t sure why. Then he found out.

“Thousands of roaches started climbing out from everywhere you can think of—I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cardoza recalls. “They were climbing toward me from the ceiling; they fell down and started coming at me.”

Roaches can be serious business. They can get into your appliances and short out your circuitry. Or they could just infest a place so badly, you need to burn it to the ground.

In the video below, the fire department of Pana, IL, did a controlled burn on a residential house because it was infested with the six-legged scuttlers. To prevent the roaches from fleeing into the neighborhood, it dug a trench, filled it with straw, poured gasoline on it, and made a ring of fire.


 

Nose nibblers

Jeff McChesney, an exterminator with the pest control company Truly Nolen, says one of the worst cases he experienced involved a woman with a rat problem in Palm Harbor, FL, in September 2015. Over the course of a year, she had spent over $8,000 on another company to clean up her rat problem, McChesney says. That turned out to be money wasted, when she woke up “in the middle of the night with a rat on her face,” McChesney says. The rat had been chewing on her nose.

OK, we’ll repeat that. The rat had been chewing on her nose.

After a follow-up of eight more daily visits, with a total of nine rodents collected, the home was proclaimed to be rat-free. There’s no word on the current condition of the owner’s schnoz, but history confirms she may have gotten off easy—rats have been known to eat live humans if provoked. Witness England’s “Rats’ Dungeon” during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, where “the flesh has been torn from the arms and legs of prisoners during sleep by the well-known voracity of these animals.” So, compared to that, a chomped honker seems like NBD.


 

Bed of fire

While the thought of rats performing rhinoplasty is horrifying, McChesney says the worst infestation he ever had to combat happened in March 2013 to an elderly, nearly blind woman in Gulfport, FL, who had a red, bumpy rash covering her body. For a month, a doctor treated her for allergies but made no headway.

Thinking it might be bedbugs, she called for pest control to inspect her three-story condo. The good news? It wasn’t bedbugs. The bad news?

“I discovered a fire ant nest in her bed was a satellite colony traveling back and forth to the main supercolony nesting on the roof,” McChesney recalls. The fire ants were chomping on her skin while she slept, but the agony had been blocked because she was on pain medication. That, combined with her poor sight, meant she had been sleeping in the belly of a fire ant swarm for weeks.

Fortunately, McChesney’s team was able to quickly clean up the situation, and her rash disappeared. The memories, however, will live on forever.


 

A movable feast

Jorge Sandoval, a manager with the pest control company Truly Nolen, says his biggest bug nightmare involved bedbugs at a senior living community in San Diego in August 2012. Starting from the front door, he spotted blood spots—the modus operandi of bedbugs—spattered on the wall and near a bed. But it wasn’t just bedbugs. He also spotted some German cockroaches, and the two insect populations were not living in harmony.

“The cockroaches were actually feeding on the bedbugs,” Sandoval recalls.

It took Sandoval and his crew two weeks to stop this creepy cycle of seniors feeding bedbugs and bedbugs feeding cockroaches. Call it repellent, but some insect aficionados point out the positives of using cockroaches as a natural and effective form of pest control.

“Cockroaches are disgusting, frightening pests, but they may be able to help get rid of other disgusting, frightening pests,” according to one comment on roachforum.com. “Bedbugs are the cockroach’s midnight snack, and cockroaches will eat and kill a bedbug infestation.” Which is true—but then you’re left with cockroaches. What then?


 

Keep the creepy crawlies at bay

Our experts have these tips to prevent pests from infiltrating your home.

  • Trim branches away from your home. “Trees form bridges, especially for ants,” Kane says.
  • Check all leaks for signs of pest activity. “Where there’s water, there’s life,” Kane says. Warm, humid areas such as dishwashers are particularly inviting to bugs.
  • “Don’t let any hole bigger than a dime go unsealed. Mice can enter a home through a hole the size of a dime, and rats can enter the home through any opening the size of a quarter,” Sandoval says.
  • Cleanliness is critically important. Dishes in the sink overnight are “an insect’s buffet,” Sandoval says.
  • Understand over-the-counter pesticides and know their limits. Kane says to use only the amount recommended on the directions, and keep in mind they lose their effectiveness eventually. And if things get out of hand, hire a professional already!

Income Properties in Summit County

Income Properties in Summit County

Summit county is a wonderful place to buy a vacation home, but is it a good place to buy an income producing property? The answer to that question can be very tricky.  With prices on the rise, it is becoming more and more difficult to purchase a property that will actually make money.  When I speak with clients, I often advise that it is possible to cover your costs by renting your home but you have to be able to prioritize that over your desires sometimes.
When looking at a home to purchase it’s very important to balance your monthly carrying costs with the rental potential.  HOA’s can be one of the biggest factors that prevent you from being able to cover your costs.  If you compare a home that has a monthly HOA fee of $400 to another that has a monthly fee of $800, that means that you have to be able to generate $4800 more in rentals per year to be able to cover your costs.
Another factor to consider is what is included in your HOAs.  Heat tends to be the highest utility in our cold mountain climate.  Heat can be upwards of $200-$400 per month depending on your heating system.  When you have renters using your home, they are not as conscious about the cost of heating as you would be so expect them to leave the temperature higher than you may personally.  If your HOA does not include heat, your carrying costs will be much higher.  Renters also expect cable and internet so those can be around an additional $100 per month if your HOA does not include them.
Location is one of the biggest factors that determine the amount of rent you achieve.  A ski-in/ski-out home will always achieve more in annual rent than somewhere that requires you to drive to the ski resort.  Of course this will come with a premium price so you will have to factor that in.  Also, the number of people that your home will sleep is a big factor.  Don’t confuse the number of people with the number of bedrooms.  Often a 2 bedroom with good sleeping solutions will rent just as well as a 3 bedroom that sleeps the same number of people.  Surprisingly 1 bedrooms and studios do extremely well in our market here in Summit County.
When you rent your home also makes a huge difference.  Of course you are buying a vacation home because you want to be able to use it too.  However, if you think you want to use your home on major holidays, you can expect to loose out on a huge amount of revenue.  Christmas is one of the biggest revenue generating times of the year so if you are tempted to use it during that time just be aware of the income you may be loosing out on.
Last but not least, the way that you handle your rentals will make a huge difference.  If you want to hand the keys over to a professional management company and have them do all of the work, expect them to take 30%-40% of your gross rentals.  That will severely cut into your ability to cover your costs.  If you want to cover your costs or even make a little money, it is going to take work.
Keep in mind that if you were just going on vacation frequently that you would be spending money on hotels every time. (That could be spending upwards of $5,000 a year if you are coming up monthly.)  If you are buying a vacation home, you may not be able to cover 100% of your costs, but even if you are putting $5,000 of your own money into your home each year, you are still in a better position than just spending that money on hotels.  You are building equity into your home every year you own it.  No one can predict exactly what the real estate market will do, but chances are when you go to sell your home in the future, you will make a profit.  Not to mention that when you are on vacation, you always have a place that feels like home!
By
Anne Skinner

Can Cash Offers Get You A Better Deal?

You’ve heard the old adage that seller’s love cash offers.  Why does a cash offer matter and can you get a better deal purchasing with cash?  
Cash offers allow the buyer to waive a lot of the financing contingencies.  What does this mean?  It means that you don’t have to have a bank approve the purchase of your new home. This is important in a competitive market because you can often close the deal much faster.  It also means that the home does not have to undergo an appraisal.  The buyer can choose to waive the appraisal when buying with cash whereas this is not usually an option if you choose traditional financing. From a seller’s perspective, these are advantages.
However, if you are trying to buy a home with cash in a competitive market, a seller will often ignore a low ball offer even if it is a cash offer.  In a market where there are not multiple offers on a home, you may be able to negotiate a better of a deal, but don’t expect it be much better than if you were using traditional financing.
When it all boils down, cash makes a home purchase easier.  It can move along more quickly and have less hiccups from the bank.  However, many people don’t have the option of purchasing a home with cash.  There are many wonderful lenders out there who want to work for you and help you in every way possible.  Don’t hesitate to investigate all of your options and know what is available to you.  You never know if you will qualify for a purchase until you speak with a lender.  You may also surprise yourself and qualify for more than you thought you would.
By:
Anne Skinner

The 6 Worst Homes for First-Time Buyers

Angela Colley at Realtor.com has outlines which type of first-time homebuyers you shouldn’t be. If you’re ever unsure about any step in the home buying process never hesitate to ask your realtor.


The 6 Worst Homes for First-Time Buyers

By
Angela Colley

Deciding to buy your first home is a little scary. Looking for a home is anxiety-inducing. But actually making an offer? That’s a whole different level of panic. Are you choosing the right one? What if you buy this home and the perfect place comes on the market a week later? What if you end up hating the place in a year?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula for first homes. (If there were, we’d tell you.) And no, we can’t totally destress the process (buying a house is a big deal, after all). But we can help you avoid the biggest mistakes. And, as it turns out, some homes just aren’t right for the average first-time buyer. Go ahead and take a look.

1. The one that’s a little too ‘cosy’

You may not have children when you buy your first house. You may not even be planning on children. But those plans could change in the next five to 10 years, and that tiny two-bedroom historic bungalow you’ve been eyeing may go from just right to clown-car small.

“If you are recently married and plan to start a family, do not buy a two-bedroom home. Unless you bunk the kids together, you will be moving once the second child comes along,” says Seth Lejeune, a Realtor® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in Collegeville, PA. “Three is generally a good average. If you end up staying there longer than expected, you can start a family and still be comfortable.”

2. The bloater

On the flip side, you shouldn’t just get the biggest house you can qualify for, either. Five bedrooms might make sense for you in the future, but if it’s just you and your partner now, you probably won’t need those other four bedrooms for years. In the meantime, you’ll be carrying a much larger mortgage than you need—or possibly can handle.

“There’s almost nothing worse than buying more house than you need and having a reminder come in the mail every month as you scrounge to make payments,” Lejeune says.

3. The money pit

You might be tempted to buy an older fixer-upper—after all, you’ve watched so much HGTV you could give Bob Vila a run for his money—but be careful how much rehab you take on.

If the home needs one or two biggish projects and a handful of small weekend jobs to get into perfect condition, you might come out ahead. But if you can spot a dozen problem areas now, you may end up going broke trying to repair that place.

Instead, opt for a fixer-upper with an end in sight.

“I generally advise people to keep it simple—like kitchens and bath upgrades,” Lejeune says.

4. The weekend stealer

Is the front lawn a tropical garden? Does the house have a swimming pool out back? Is there a huge vegetable garden that needs tending? Those features might look great now, but do you really want to spend every weekend maintaining your home?

“Pools, hot tubs, elaborate landscaping, etc. are great in theory, but all require maintenance,” Lejeune says.

If you’re not up for the challenge, move along.

5. The dream crusher

In an ideal world, you’ll live in your first home for a while, maybe make a few improvements, and sell it for a profit later so you can upgrade to an even more awesome pad.

But that doesn’t mean you should look at every home for its investment potential.

Sometimes your tireless home improvements won’t mean much to the next buyer. And sometimes that home simply isn’t going to go up in price, no matter what improvements you make.

“If you make a row home in the worst part of the city into the Taj Mahal, you’re never gonna get that money back,” Lejeune says.

If your only reason for making an offer is what you might get out of it after you sell it, consider the market very, very carefully before you make the plunge.

6. The doorbuster

If you’ve found a really good deal on a home, go ahead and pat yourself on the back for being a regular real estate pro. But then stop and ask yourself why the deal’s so great. Is the location a bit gritty? You might save big bucks in the beginning, but there also might be big problems if and when you try to sell the home later on.

“I would advise that you pick [a locale] with a strong school district and a fiscally sound municipality,” Lejeune says.

Even if you don’t plan on having children, or you don’t care if a neighborhood is a little rough around the edges, future buyers might—and that means you may be forced to offer the same discount you got when you bought the house. And nobody wants their decisions as a first-time buyer to come back and haunt them as a first-time seller.

Mountain Events: April 1st – 3rd

Friday, April 1st, 2016

USASA Nationals: 9a Copper Mountain.

Dave Perron & Friends: 1p Broken Arrow, Arrowhead Ski Area, Avon.

Kevin Danzig & Faith Crawford: 5p MotherLoaded Tavern, Breckenridge.

TRIVIA Night: 7p Silverthorne Pavilion, Silverthorne.

9th Annual Summit Hockey Classic: 6p Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Open Kayaking: 7p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: 7p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Dancing Lessons: 7:30p 246-X Rainbow Drive *Temporary location for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Ballet Technique: 8a Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge.

Met Opera Live in HD – Madama Butterfly: 10:55a Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge.

9th Annual Summit Hockey Classic: 5p Stephen C. West, Breckenridge.

Rachel & The Ruckus: 9:30p Snake River Saloon, Keystone.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

USASA National: 9a Copper Mountain.

Breck Spring Fever Events: All Day, Breckenridge.

Breck Chili Cook off presented by Bud Light: 12p Base of Peak 7, Breckenridge.

Dancing Lessons: 6:30p 246-X Rainbow Drive *Temporary location for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne.