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Mountain Real Estate

RENTING YOUR VACATION HOME YOURSELF? AVOID THESE FIRST-TIMER PITFALLS

Summit Mountain Rentals (a property management company in Summit County) has some great advice for first-time second homeowners who are looking to rent their property.  RENTING YOUR VACATION HOME YOURSELF? AVOID THESE FIRST-TIMER PITFALLS By Mark Waldman If you’re renting your vacation home for the first time, it’s easy to fall victim to what we …

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Mountain Events: June 10th – 12th

Friday, June 10th Dillon’s Farmer Market * Opens for the 2016 Summer Season: Fridays 9a-2p GoPro Mountain Games: All Day Events happening June 9th – June 12th! (Vail, CO) Women’s Tennis: 10a Dillon Town Park, Dillon. Science Adventure Fun!: 11a Arts Alive, Breckenridge. Live Music by Rewind: 6:30p Vail Brewing Company, Vail. The Doyle & …

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5 Home-Buying Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement

5 Home-Buying Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement By Daniel Bortz Buying a home is a major step toward building a solid, secure financial future—so whether you’ve made the plunge into ownership or are aiming to soon, you should pat yourself on the back! (This, of course, is not as easy as it seems.) And …

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7 Bathroom Renovations That Really Pay Off

7 Bathroom Renovations That Really Pay Off  By Margaret Heidenry Let’s get real: The first room you stumble into in the morning—bleary-eyed, dazed, and yawning—should be a soothing oasis. A bathroom that achieves those lofty heights? That’s a bathroom you can love. That’s why these most special of rooms are second only to kitchens as the areas homeowners …

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Non-Bank Servicers Creating Bigger Mortgage Problems

Non-Bank Servicers Creating Bigger Mortgage Problems By Catherine Curan It’s hard to find a more sympathetic foreclosure story than Kathleen Conrad’s. The disabled widow of a Marine who served in Vietnam, Conrad, 66, lives in a rundown Westchester house the couple bought in 1999, realizing their modest version of the America dream. But after her …

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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 By David O. Williams 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. …

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5 Spine-Tingling Stories From Exterminators and What They Learned

5 Spine-Tingling Stories From Exterminators and What They Learned By Craig Donofrio 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 …

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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 …

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