6 Things Golf Can Teach You About Buying A Home in Breckenridge

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Real Estate Agent with Breckenridge Associates

6 Things Golf Can Teach You About Buying A Home in Breckenridge

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1. Golf reveals character, so does your home. The location of your Breckenridge home speaks volumes about your lifestyle choice, personality and future plans. Take the time to ensure your new home purchase is you. Is it located where you want to be? Do you have kids or plan on having grandkids coming to visit? Will there be enough space, yard and surrounding activities to fulfill everything for your future?

 

2. Don’t cart it, walk! Get a feel for the course. Take some time to scope out the neighborhood. Walk around the different Breckenridge neighborhoods, feel what it would be like to wake up each day there, take a morning stroll to get your paper. Be patient until you get a feel for the course. Talk to some locals, grab a drink at happy hour and ask area questions. Breckenridge locals love to share their expertise! Get an understanding of what "par for the course" is. What’s an average house cost? Average size? Average local income?


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3.Bounce back after a bad shot. I’ll never forget my High School Golf Coach, Mr. Nelson, prepping us before a big meet. Big University scouts were going to be watching our every move, “They already know how you can shoot, but are looking to see if you can keep it together! React positively after a bad shot, and after the next bad shot and the next!” Low and behold one of those scouts offered a scholarship to a golfer who duffed the ball THREE times in a row but kept it together.

Don’t get down on yourself if what you offer is rejected. Instead, display your respect and good sportsmanship.



4. There are no cutting corners when purchasing a home! Exercise patience, go through each step in the home buying process thoroughly. The process and hurdles might seem daunting but… enjoy it! You’re prospecting for a new home in Breckenridge and that’s exciting!

 

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5. Know what you can afford. Don’t go out and blow your life savings at Pebble Beach when the par 3 course down the road is more within in your price range. Speak to a financial advisor to make sure you aren’t getting in over your head. Make sure you know what you're getting into before signing off on a new mortgage that you could be struggling to pay. There are many different price points in Breckenridge and I can help you find your dream home within your budget.

 

6. Be patient when finding the right caddy. The best REALTOR in the area might not be the best one for you. Take the time to find a quality REALTOR who will listen to your home-buying needs, one who will work to find you the perfect Breckenridge home or condo, and then help you negotiate the best price for your new home. Choosing the right Breckenridge real estate broker can make the difference between an awful home buying experience and finding a life-long ally and resource for your Breckenridge questions.

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  1. Kathy Schowe 07/05/2012 05:57 PM
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Diane Daley
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Not a golfer but I like the analogies, my son will like this he golfs and is an RE investor...Thanks for sharing

Jun 23, 2012 08:52 AM #1
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Pete Deininger
Breckenridge Associates - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge Colorado Real Estate (970-389-0372)

Thank you so much!! The two seem to go hand in hand. Always thought this would be a fun post to write! Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!

Jun 23, 2012 11:16 AM #2
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Tricia Hoffmann
Your Home Free - Highland Village, TX

Pete, great advice and fun post.  We are heading to Breckenridge for a family vacation at the end of the month.  Can't wait for cooler temps and taking in your beautiful scenery!  

Jul 05, 2012 03:22 PM #3
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Denise Hamlin
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I like the analogy too Pete. Never thought of myself as a caddy before, but kind of like the idea. :-)

 

Jul 05, 2012 03:41 PM #4
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Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
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Great analogy, Pete.  For me, though, I prefer to cart it!  I can view the course just as well. LOL! Good advice for buyers to go slowly and scope out the neighborhood.

Jul 05, 2012 04:17 PM #5
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Kathy Schowe
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What a great post Pete!  Reminds me of a post last year from Steve Matsumoto

"I see myself as a caddy."   

I actually worked as  forecaddy at Bighorn here in the desert years ago.  It was my winter job when I played on the mini-tour.   Love your analogies and your blog!  Kathy

Jul 05, 2012 05:54 PM #6
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Ed Silva
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I never cart it. The real value to the game is the walk and walking a prospective neighborhood at various times allows a potential buyer to really get a flavor of the community. Great analogies

Jul 05, 2012 07:02 PM #7
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Creative post and great points! Spending what you can afford is definitely the key to getting the most enjoyment out of life! Afterall, money can't buy happiness, only things.

Jul 05, 2012 07:40 PM #8
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Michael Setunsky
Michael's Commercial LLC - Woodbridge, VA
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Pete, very good analogy! Good points that buyers need to be aware of when purchasing a home.

Jul 06, 2012 06:03 AM #9
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Sandy Acevedo
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Hi Pete, I love the analogies. And I bet that you are a good golfer, too.                         

Jul 06, 2012 08:34 AM #10
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Pete Deininger
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@Tricia: Enjoy your stay in Breckenridge! Let me know if you want any recommendations for bike rentals, dining options or hiking trails.

@Denise: How's Iowa City? I miss my alma mater... haven't been back in years!

@Barbara: Thanks for your comments. I spent a few years building homes in Westport/Fairfield right out of college. Is the Hay Day Market still on the Post Road?

Jul 06, 2012 09:59 AM #11
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Pete Deininger
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@Kathy: Thanks for your comments. I never saw that post but will definitely check it out!

@Ed: Things happen much more slowly at a walking pace and I think you get a different perspective of the neighborhood. I know our trails look totally different when I'm hiking them versus biking them. Biking I tend to speed by too quickly to take it all in.

Jul 06, 2012 10:04 AM #12
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Pete Deininger
Breckenridge Associates - Breckenridge, CO
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Hi Sandy, unfortunately you'd lose that bet! I spend too much time on my mountain bike in the summer, but I love exploring our trail network.

Jul 06, 2012 10:05 AM #13
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Denise Hamlin
Cardinal Realty - Locally Owned Real Estate Company - Iowa City, IA
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Iowa City is HOT right now Pete. You would not enjoy biking here this summer. Oddly enough I did drive by the golf course yesterday and there were some die hards out there. We have a heat advisory through tomorrow morning so I was quite surprised at that. 

Jul 06, 2012 12:26 PM #14
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