Archives: August 2016

Wintergreen Resort’s Best Ski-Front Condo Communities

The ski slopes may be just one of many award-winning amenities at Wintergreen Resort, but they are a highlight of any winter vacation. Ski season will be here before we know it; now is the best time to decide where to stay at the resort. If you want to be just steps from Wintergreen Resort’s ski slopes, these condo communities are a top choice.

Dobie Mountain Condominiums

view of ski chairlift from Dobie Mountain CondominiumsThese ski-front condos are located at the summit of the Dobie and Diamond Hill ski slopes, close to the Blue Ridge Express chair lift for quick and easy access to skiing. Dobie Mountain Condominiums (also called Dobie Condominiums) also feature spacious decks and patios, mountain and ski slope views, and easy access to the Mountain Village.

Why We Love Dobie Mountain

Getting on the ski slope is quick and easy from Dobie Condominiums.

 

Diamond Hill Condominiums

condos facing the Wintergreen Resort ski slopesBecause of their easy ski-in and ski-out accessibility, Diamond Hill Condominiums are ideal ski-front condos at Wintergreen Resort. Many of the properties offer mountain and ski slope views, convenience to the Mountain Village, and floor plans ideal for entertaining.

Why We Love Diamond Hill

These condos are private and secluded, but they are also close to the resort amenities.

 

The Timbers Condominiums

sign outside The Timbers communityThe Timbers is another excellent choice for ski-front condos at Wintergreen Resort. This community is nestled against the ski slopes for easy access to this favorite winter pasttime. But it is also close to the Mountain Village and just a few minutes from the Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center and Wintergreen Nature Foundation.

Why We Love The Timbers

Of all the ski-front condos, The Timbers has the best location: close to the slopes and close to the shops.

 

Now is the Time to Buy a Ski-Front Condo

Wintergreen Resort is a popular winter resort destination, and it is an ideal place to purchase a vacation home. If you have been considering buying a condo close to the ski slopes, we can help you make the best decision. Call us today at (877) 296-9860 to discuss the next steps.

A Vacation Home ~ Wintergreen Resort

What You Haven’t Considered About Owning a Vacation Home

Wouldn’t it be great to own a place at the beach, in the mountains, or by the lake? If you are seriously considering buying a vacation home, you have probably weighed many of the pros and cons already.

But you should carefully consider everything before you buy a vacation home. Have you taken these additional costs and benefits into account?

The Overlooked Costs of Homeownership

As any experienced home buyer knows, there are additional annual costs that come with owning a home, such as property taxes, home insurance, and any association fees.

Make sure you consider maintenance costs, as well. If you decide to rent out your property, you might want to invest in housekeeping or property management services. MarketWatch outlines a few additional costs you may face.

Additional Fun: Resort-Style Amenities

golf course at sunriseIn popular vacation destinations, such as Wintergreen, you can purchase a second home in a resort community. This gives you access to a range of award winning amenities that include two golf courses, spa services, skiing, winter sports, tennis, swimming pools, and dozens of events. For more details, visit Wintergreen Resort.

Just remember, you may have to pay additional fees for these amenities.

It’s a Good Investment, But Not a Guaranteed Money Maker

Many vacation homeowners rent their property out to other vacation-goers as a way to earn extra money.

But, as US News & World Report points out, you may not always make money with your vacation home.

Location is Crucial

picking a locationWhen buying any property, whether it’s a primary or second home, location is one of the most important factors in your decision. When choosing a vacation home, consider how much time it will take to get to your home, whether you will need to drive or fly, and if you will be able to visit as often as you want.

You should choose a home that is close to your favorite vacation features (such as a ski resort or private beach) and close to the grocery store, major roads or an airport, and fun things to do.

We Can Help You Weigh Your Options

Investing in a vacation home can be a great decision, but it should not be taken lightly. We can answer any questions you have about finding, buying, or renting out Wintergreen Real Estate. Contact Us and let’s talk.