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Invest and Buy a Home (or Two) ~ Wintergreen Resort

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Invest and buy a home …or two

Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that:

“The housing market has bottomed. It’s not too late to get involved. I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make. Affordability is still at an all-time high.”

When asked how the average person could take advantage of the current real estate market and invest at the time, Paulson said:

“Invest and Buy a home and, if you can, buy a second home.”

Two years ago, Paulson reiterated his statement, saying:

“I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you’re the owner-occupier of.”

Who is John Paulson and why should you listen to him?

Paulson is the person who, back in 2005 & 2006, made a fortune betting that the subprime mortgage mess would cause the real estate market to collapse. He understands how the housing market works and knows when to buy and when to sell.

What do others think of Paulson?

According to Forbes, John Paulson is:

“A multibillionaire hedge fund operator and the investment genius.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, Paulson is:

“A hedge fund tycoon who made his name, and a fortune, betting against subprime mortgages when no one else even knew what they were.” 

So… Is what he said still true? Should we invest?

The core reasons behind Paulson’s statements still ring true today! invest!  Why does he believe homeownership is such a great investment?

Paulson broke down the math of homeownership as an investment:

1. “Today financing costs are extraordinarily low.”

The latest numbers from Freddie Mac show us that you can still get a 30-year mortgage at historically low rates of under 4%.

2. “And if you put down, let’s say, 10 percent and the house is up 5 percent,” as many experts predict, “then you would be up 50 percent on your investment.”

How many are seeing a 50% return on a cash investment right now?

Paulson goes on to compare the long term financial benefits of owning versus renting:

3. “And you’ve locked in the cost over the next 30 years. And today the cost of owning is somewhat less than the cost of renting. And if you rent, the rent goes up every year. But if you buy a 30-year mortgage, the cost is fixed.”

Bottom Line

Whenever a billionaire gives investment advice, people usually clamor to hear it. This billionaire gave simple advice – if you don’t yet live in your own home, go buy one! 

Wintergreen Resort is the east coasts premier four season resort. Check out their recent accolades. If you would like to discuss property ownership options at Wintergreen for vacation, investment, or even full time living Contact Us. We are your complete Wintergreen real estate resource.

living room at 11 Ravens Roost Pt in Wintergreen Resort

Why 11 Ravens Roost Makes the Perfect Investment Property

Looking for the perfect investment property at Wintergreen Resort? Consider this home for sale at 11 Ravens Roost Point, a custom built home surrounded by the National Forest and open spaces. Whether you are in the market for a vacation home or rental property, this house is a prime investment opportunity with plenty to offer.

It Offers Impressive Seasonal Views

Not only does this one-owner home sit on a beautiful private lot, it is surrounded by some of the best views at Wintergreen Resort. One side of the property adjoins the National Forest while the other side features platted open spaces.

In addition, you can catch seasonal glimpses of the Shenandoah Valley and the mountains beyond. This makes 11 Ravens Roost a perfect getaway for you or your tenants.

This Home’s Great Room is Beautiful

living room at 11 Ravens Roost Pt in Wintergreen Resort

Featuring vaulted ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace (reaching 17 feet to the ceiling peak), the great room is ideal for entertaining and serving as a central gathering place.

11 Ravens Roost Features Modern Upgrades

kitchen in 11 Ravens Roost Point house with recent upgradesThis home features recent improvements in the kitchen and exterior, including:

  • granite counters
  • stainless steel appliances
  • rebuilt decks
  • 50-year dimensional shingle roof
  • freshly stained/painted exterior

Easy Access to Wintergreen Resort’s Award-Winning Amenities

Wintergreen Resort is a popular mountain retreat that has earned a reputation as one of the coolest places on Earth, not to mention national recognition for its tennis programs, golf course, snow skiing and terrain park, and year-round fun.

But this home has much more to offer. Find more details and a virtual tour on the property page here or call us at (877) 296-9860 with any questions.

Eager to Invest in This Home at 11 Ravens Roost?

This home at 11 Ravens Roost Point is in a great location offering beautiful views and easy access to Wintergreen Resort’s amenities, making it a top choice for your vacation home or investment property. If you are considering investing in this property, we can offer you more information and take you for a showing. Just call us at (877) 296-9860 to request a showing of 11 Ravens Roost Point.

Diamond Hill condos overlooking ski slopes at Wintergreen Resort.

Wintergreen Resort is One of the “Coolest Places on Earth”!

Wintergreen Resort is officially one of the top destinations in the world. The resort was recently featured on The Coolest Places on Earth TV show, which highlights the best points of interest on the planet, in the episode about the “Coolest Mountain Escapes.” In case you missed the episode, here is a video showcasing Wintergreen real estate and the resort amenities:

Something for Everyone in Every Season

No matter your age or favorite activities, Wintergreen Resort has something just for you. Its award-winning terrain park and Discovery Ridge Adventure Center offer outdoor thrills in winter and summer, and cascading waterfalls and the Wintergarden Spa provide tranquil environments perfect for relaxing year-round.

Award-Winning Amenities

Wintergreen Resort is renowned throughout the country for its tennis programs, Devils Knob Golf Course, skiing, zipline, and accommodations, just to name a few. Its recent awards include:

  • Gold Medal Resort award by Tennis Resorts Online (2015)
  • #1 Resort for Families by Tennis Magazine (2014)
  • Best Virginia Hotels #32 by U.S. News & World Report (2014)
  • Best Reception Location, Best Holiday Celebrations, Best Spa, Best Musical Event, and Best Non-Profit by The Piedmont Virginian (2014)
  • Best Golf Resort – Platinum award by Blue Ridge Country Magazine (2013)
  • Best Ski Resort – Platinum award by Blue Ridge Country Magazine (2013)
  • Best Couples Getaway Lodging – Silver award by Blue Ridge Country Magazine (2013)
  • Best Gated Community – Silver award by Blue Ridge Country Magazine (2013)

A Wide Range of Wintergreen Real Estate

The variety doesn’t just stop at the resort amenities. There are plenty of real estate options to choose from, too. Wintergreen Resort has many condominium communities close to the resort’s amenities — with additional options for walk-to-ski condos and golf-front condos — and beautiful homes in the Stoney Creek community.

Find Your Mountain Retreat at Wintergreen Resort

view of snow-covered ridges of The Cliffs condos at Wintergreen ResortWe’re excited that Wintergreen Resort made the list of the “Coolest Places on Earth,” and we hope you can experience this top destination for yourself.

If you are interested in finding a primary, secondary, or vacation home at Wintergreen Resort, you can search for your dream home or explore resort communities, or you can use our exclusive Property Finder Assistant and let us do the searching for you.

We are Wintergreen real estate experts and we have all the tools and resources you need to make finding property at Wintergreen Resort just as enjoyable as all the amenities. Let’s talk — call us at (877) 296-9860 or email us at service@gowintergreen.com.

5 Reasons You Should Buy a Home in Westwood

Owning a home or condo at the award-winning Wintergreen Resort already has its benefits — a place to escape, a satisfying return on your investment, and prime access to the resort’s best amenities — but choosing where to buy property can often be a challenge. There are so many communities to choose from at Wintergreen Resort!

Choose a Townhome in Westwood

WestwoodWintergreen’s townhomes tend to offer great value for the size of the properties, and Westwood is no exception.

Prices ranging from $200,000 to $375,000 for townhouses that are 1,300 to 1,960 square feet in size, and the monthly fees for the property owners’ association and individual townhome association average about $408 a month. (See how Westwood compares with other communities’ HOA fees here.)

But the financial benefits are just one reason that you should consider buying property in Westwood. Here are five more.

1. Generous Floor Plans

This townhouse will feel like a single-family home given the spacious layout of these properties. Every square foot of space is used to its full potential, leaving no room feeling cramped.

2. Easily Reach the Resort Amenities

Westwood lies right on the resort shuttle route, so you can easily get to the ski slopes with just a quick trip. Wintergarden and The Nature Foundation are close to the community, too, for added relaxation during a massage or a pleasant stroll around The Nature Foundation’s garden.

The best amenities of the resort are at your fingertips, but that is certainly not all that awaits you in Wintergreen. Search through our Wintergreen visitor’s directory to learn about other great restaurants, shops, and vineyards located close to the resort.

3. Spectacular Views Year Round

Mountain views, fairway views, valley views. These townhomes offer picture-perfect scenes of spring greens, summer sun, autumn leaves, and winter snow just outside your window, and it’s possible to look over the fairways from one area of your home and see a completely different scene in another.

older man and little kid playing golf4. Location on the 12th Fairway

Golf enthusuiasts adore these townhomes for their location on the 12th fairway of the Devils Knob Golf Course, which, when combined with the beautiful views of the landscaped, emerald green fairways from your home, is always a treat to see year round.

5. Properties are Available for Sale

If you have been searching endlessly for an investment property or vacation home but have had little success in finding available properties, don’t worry. Westwood currently has four townhomes available for sale, and if you call us at (877) 296-9860 we can schedule a showing.

Don’t forget to sign up for a Property Organizer account to receive email listing alerts for Westwood townhouses.

Trust the Wintergreen Real Estate Experts

Now is the time to buy property at Wintergreen Resort, and we have all the resources you need to help you decide on a community, including the latest real estate market activity. If you have any questions about Wintergreen real estate or about buying a condo in Westwood, feel free to contact us at (877) 296-9860 or service@goWintergreen.com.

Wintergreen Real Estate: The Mountain Top vs. the Valley

view of the mountains at The Highlands condos at Wintergreen ResortWith its award-winning amenities and scenic beauty, Wintergreen Resort is a popular destination for year-round enjoyment, offering both a fantastic retreat and plenty of investment opportunities.

There are several differences in lifestyle, views, elevation, and real estate between Wintergreen Resort’s mountain top and valley communities, and today we want to briefly talk about these differences to help you decide where to find your ideal second home or investment property.

Here is an interactive map of the amenities that are within or close to both areas.

The Mountain Top

Investment opportunities abound on the mountain top, where condos, townhomes, and select single-family homes sit nearly 4,000 feet above sea level on Devils Knob.

Nearby Amenities

The mountain top is where you can find many winter activities — skiing, ice skating, tubing — in addition to the spa, tennis, golf course, and plenty of hiking trails. Featured amenities include:

  • Devils Knob Golf Course: Ellis Maples-designed 18-hole course with stunning views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish valleys, cool temperatures even in the summer, and a spacious clubhouse featuring the Devils Grill restaurant.
  • The Mountain Inn: Where many of the resort’s best activities take place, including live entertainment at The Edge, dining at Copper Mine Bistro, shopping, and entertainment at the Wintercade Game Room.
  • The Wintergarden: A world-class spa offering a fitness center, heated indoor pools, specialty spa services, and more to help you relax.

Mountain Top Real Estate

You will find many condominium and townhome communities on the mountain top that offer the finest features from a ski front location to homes with incredible mountain views. (And Devils Knob Loop is where homes with the resort’s best views are located.)

The Valley

Stoney Creek is the resort’s valley community at an elevation of just 700 feet, and it too offers a world of experiences and excellent amenities close by.

Nearby Amenities

In addition to the shopping center and restaurants located steps from the entrance to Stoney Creek, the valley community features the beloved Lake Monocan, a premier destination for summertime fun. Other featured amenities include:

  • Rodes Farm Stables: Where you can enjoy horseback riding amid stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Stoney Creek Golf Course: A 27-hole Rees Jones course designed for enjoyment all year long, with the additional clubhouse and pro shop, restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, and a snack shop.

Stoney Creek Real Estate

Stoney Creek offers exceptional homes — single-family homes and townhomes — ranging from $300,000 to just under $1 million. One featured residential community within Stoney Creek is RoseWood Village, a 55+ community located on Rosewood Drive close to the entrance.

view of snow-covered ridges of The Cliffs condos at Wintergreen ResortIt’s Time to Invest in Wintergreen Real Estate

Wintergreen Resort is a premier destination for fun all year long, and as a popular tourist destination, it offers exceptional opportunities for real estate investment. If you are searching for your ideal condo, townhome, or single-family home as an investment property or second home as ski season approaches, take a look at our comprehensive resources to help you make a confident decision, including Wintergreen real estate activity and up-to-date Wintergreen association dues.

Contact us, your Wintergreen real estate experts, today and let’s talk about your investment goals for the new year.

3 Reasons to Invest in Diamond Hill Condominiums

diamond hill condominium buildingsAs one of Wintergreen Resort’s top 10 communities, Diamond Hill Condominiums provide the perfect setting for your winter escape or property investment.

Not only are they conveniently located in the heart of Wintergreen Mountain Village and have access to the best amenities of the resort, they are also ideal for entertaining guests or for just relaxing after a busy day enjoying the seasonal fun.

But what makes Diamond Hill one of Wintergreen Resort’s best communities? By far, the value for both investors and home buyers.

Diamond Hill’s Best Features

With incredible views of the mountains and accessibility to the slopes that have earned Wintergreen Resort numerous awards — including Best Terrain Park by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and “Top 10 Ski Resorts” by skiresorts.com — Diamond Hill Condominiums are a top choice out of all Wintergreen real estate for their appeal to resort visitors.

Let’s see what top three features of these condominiums support Diamond Hill’s superior rankings.

3. The Location — Ski Front

When the snow graces the ski slopes in the wintertime and you are eager to experience Wintergreen Resort’s award-winning snow skiing for yourself, having a ski front condo like Diamond Hill is an incredible opportunity.

Already prized for its close proximity to the shops and restaurants at the resort, these condos are just steps from the ski slopes for easy ski-in/ski-out access to one of the best winter activities at Wintergreen.

Wintergreen Resort terrain park and Blue Ridge Mountains from Diamond Hill2. The Views — Unbeatable

You’ll enjoy exceptional views of the terrain park from your home in the winter, and as summer changes to fall you have a front seat to the changing leaves on the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The mountain views at Diamond Hill are highly desirable, and both home buyers and investors can easily see this great opportunity.

1. The Investment — Valuable

These condos range anywhere from $100,000 to $350,000 in price, and several properties include the latest kitchen appliances, upgraded fixtures, and other modern updates. These condominiums are prime investment opportunities not only for the stunning views and ski slope accessibility, but also for a true feeling of a mountain top retreat while still sitting close to all the amenities of Wintergreen Resort.

Choose Diamond Hill Condos

Whether you’re looking for an investment property or a resort destination to call your own, choose Diamond Hill Condominiums as your place at Wintergreen Resort. As valuable as these condos are, Diamond Hill truly lives up to its name.

View all Diamond Hill condos for sale to search for available properties, or learn more about the community to find information about condo fees, configurations, and which condos are ground level and end units.

Contact the Wintergreen Real Estate Experts

When it comes to buying property at Wintergreen Resort, trust the Wintergreen real estate experts to have all the resources you need to invest with confidence. See up-to-date real estate market statistics, learn about local tax rates, and sign up for a personal property organizer account so you never have to miss a new listing.

Contact us today at (877) 296-9860 or service@goWintergreen.com to learn more about how we can help you invest in a Diamond Hill condominium.

Wintergreen Real Estate: Ultimate Vacation Homes

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Wintergreen is the ultimate retreat.

Nestled into 11,000 acres of lush forest across the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort offers a scenic and serene escape with plenty of opportunities to get outdoors, including a plethora of amenities for recreational and community activities, and easy access to nearby Charlottesville or Richmond.

So, Why Choose Wintergreen Resort?

Whether you’re looking for a vacation home, a second home, or a primary home, Wintergreen offers plenty of amenities, easy access, and outstanding recreation.

You Can Get Your Nature Fix in All Seasons

The best thing about Wintergreen is that it’s not seasonal.

Winter, spring, summer, and fall, Wintergreen offers residents and visitors alike a chance to get outside and play, move, explore, relax – or whatever else you might want to do.

Spring, summer, and fall offer miles of breathtaking hiking and mountain-biking trails (beautiful and potentially exhausting!), as well as indoor, outdoor, and lake swimming. There are also tennis courts, a mountaintop spa, fly-fishing spots, and two golf courses.

Discovery Ridge offers indoor gaming and outdoor activities such as zip lining, tubing, and archery. the Kids Treehouse offers educational and active programs for children.

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Winter is right around the corner, and outdoor swimming and high-elevation hikes might not be top of your to-do list right now. So let’s talk about winter in Wintergreen. Whether you’re a skier, a boarder, a skater, or a tuber, this is your spot. Even if winter sports aren’t your thing, the resort has alternatives – from dining and feasting to live music, movies, and shows, to crafting and educational activities.

Home to an Award-Winning Ski Resort

The projected opening of the ski slopes is December 12, 2015!

With varied sections of trail ranging from beginner to expert and including lighted trails for night skiing, a terrain park, and a terrain park, it’s easy to see why Wintergreen offers some of Virginia’s best skiing.

Along with miles of downhill trails and plenty of rails, boxes, and tabletops for honing your freestyle skills, Wintergreen Resort offers rentals and lessons for beginners, NASTAR racing for the fast and the furious, and kids ski programs for little ones. In addition, Shamokin Ice offers public skating, and Ridgely’s Fun Park is a great place for kids to discover winter excitement. And don’t forget about The Plunge, Virginia’s largest snow tubing park!

Wintergreen Real Estate Experts

Homes in Wintergreen are located from the foothills of the mountains (reaching elevations as high as 4,000 feet!) and down in the valley of Stoney Creek, and include single-family homes, condominiums, and townhomes. Whether you’re in search of a remote estate nestled into the mountains or a lively condo in a golf or ski-front community, we want to be your real estate experts!

Contact The Chase Team at (877) 296-9860 or service@goWintergreen.com to schedule a showing. You can also read more about Wintergreen or easily search homes for sale.

Top 10 Best Communities at Wintergreen Resort

skiier on a mountainWintergreen Resort is the mountain retreat you’ve been dreaming of.

With award-winning amenities that have launched the resort to the top of the list for “Best Ski Resorts” and “Best Golf Resorts,” the resort is a prime destination for visitors and part-time residents looking to escape to the peace and quiet of Wintergreen.

Are you considering a second home or vacation home in this excellent community? Are you trying to find the best place to call your own? Here are the 10 best condominium communities that Wintergreen has to offer.

Condo Quick Facts

Use this table to help you decide where you want your next vacation or second home to be, whether at a walk-to-ski condo or a spacious townhome in the heart of the resort.

Community NamePrice RangeSize RangeCondo FeeSpecial Features
The Cliffs$100,000 - $350,000800 - 1,750 sq.ft.$1545 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views
Diamond Hill$100,000 - $350,000800 - 1,500 sq.ft.$1425 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views; Ski Front
Dobie Mountain Condominiums$199,000 - $350,0001,020 - 1,428 sq.ft.$1,617 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views; Ski Front
High Ridge$209,000 - $359,0001,248 - 1,846 sq.ft.$1250 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views; Walk-to-Ski
High Ridge Court$159,000 - $359,0001,152 - 1,538 sq.ft.$1667 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views; Walk-to-Ski
High Ridge Place$200,000 - $399,0001,182 - 1,541 sq.ft.$2000 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views
Highlands$75,000 - $250,000800 - 1,500 sq.ft.$1185 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views
The Overlook$175,000 - $370,0001,237 - 1,860 sq.ft.$1225 QuarterlyMountain & Slopes views
Trillium$160,000 - $300,0001,400 - 3,500 sq.ft.1150 QuarterlyTownhome Community
Westwood$145,000 - $300,0001,300 - 1,960 sq.ft.$825 QuarterlyTownhome Community

10 Best Wintergreen Real Estate Options

The Cliffs

Featuring million-dollar views of the mountains and valley, The Cliffs Condominiums are your ticket to paradise at Wintergreen Resort. These condos are close to the Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center and offer 1-3 bedroom units.

Diamond Hill

If you love the ski slopes, these condos are perfect for you. Not only are they ski-front and are within easy reach of the lift, they have ski-in and ski-out accessibility. Diamond Hill offers 1-3 bedroom units.

Dobie Mountain Condominiums

Conveniently located near the resort’s ski slopes, Dobie Mountain offers condos that are 2-3 bedrooms with sunken fireplaces, ample space, vaulted ceilings, and modern upgrades that still reflect the residences’ original interiors.

High Ridge

Relax in the comforts of your very own mountain retreat with a fireplace, built-in bookcases, ceramic tile flooring, and modern upgrades in these 1-4 bedroom units. High Ridge condos are within easy reach of the best amenities Wintergreen Resort has to offer.

High Ridge Court

Low-maintenance living and endless resort amenities? High Ridge Court is perfect. This community offers 1-4 bedroom condos that have been renovated to reflect modern tastes, and include features like double vanities, a back deck, and breakfast bar.

High Ridge Place

Live a life of luxury here, where you’re just minutes from accessing Wintergreen Resort’s golf course, fitness center, The Plunge, and the ski slopes. High Ridge Place offers 1-4 bedroom condos.

Highlands

Featuring 1-3 bedroom condos with upgraded kitchens, large windows, spacious bedrooms, and ski-in/ski-out accessibility, Highlands is a perfect retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains. It’s just across the street from the Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center.

The Overlook

Panoramic views. Excellent amenities. Cozy living. The Overlook has everything you’re looking for and more, including upgrades like granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; units offer 1-4 bedrooms for you to choose from.

Trillium Place

It’s easy to get spoiled by Trillium Place. In fact, it’s designed to do just that. Built in a location that gives you ease of access to the best that the Wintergreen Resort has to offer, you’ll be within walking or shuttle distance to everything from the ski slopes to the spa.

Westwood

This community offers 2-4 bedroom townhomes located along the 12th fairway of the Devils Knob golf course. Featured units even offer 2-car garages. Living in Westwood, you can enjoy the modern comforts of home within easy reach of the best amenities at the resort.

Find Your Paradise with Wintergreen Real Estate Experts

As you’re deciding which community to call your own, you don’t have to navigate the journey alone.

We are your Wintergreen real estate experts, and we’ll not only guide you through the entire condo buying process but we’ll also give you all of the information you need to know along the way — HOA dues, mortgage information, updated real estate statistics, and even a local directory.

Ready to tour the condo of your dreams? Contact us today at (877) 296-9860 or service@goWintergreen.com and we can schedule a showing.