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What to look for when buying a ski home

January 2, 2012

Choosing a vacation home requires the same due diligence as any real estate purchase, but if you are going to use the property primarily as a ski home, you may want to look for some special features.

— A mud or gear room to store skis and all your other snow toys.

— Enough space to dry boots, gloves, and your winter outwear. 

— Make sure the driveway is negotiable in winter and that you will have enough parking area after the snow plow goes through. 

— Being close to Waterville Valley’s free resort shuttle bus route and a bus stop is really convenient and eliminates those multiple car trips to the mountain. The bus is safe, easy and friendly. As soon as your children are old enough to ski alone, they can take the schuss bus to and from the ski area. 

— In Waterville Valley the Nordic trails weave throughout town, so if you are a cross country skier (or like to snowshoe) having easy access to these trails is a bonus.

— Accessibility to your primary home.  Waterville Valley is an easy drive by interstate highway from southern New Hampshire and the metro Boston region. 

It is a buyer’s market. Let’s say it again:  It is a buyer’s market. The selection of properties is excellent.  Prices are as attractive as they have been in years. Interest rates are at historic lows. All of these factors combine to make a ski home purchase attractive and affordable.

Look at what your neighbors are doing here in Waterville Valley. Buyers have confidence in the Waterville Valley real estate market and they are not willing to delay enjoying the mountain lifestyle and four season recreation.  This high level of property owner confidence is evidenced by the recent construction of a score of new homes in Waterville Valley’s premier residential areas, Moose Run and Cascade Ridge.

Waterville Valley Realty’s professional yet low-key sales staff has over 150 years of combined experience connecting buyers and sellers.

Give our team a call at 1-888-987-8333.  Jeff, Frank, Susan, Ray and Kate can help you find the perfect vacation home for your lifestyle and budget!

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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