Here’s what you need to consider if you want to buy a mountain property.
Many people are delighted to buy their first mountain property, and there are many different kinds. Today, I’m discussing a few things you should consider if you want to buy a home in a more remote location—not a ski area or town, but a true mountain property. It doesn’t have to be a massive, frightening dream; owning one is possible. You’ll love the scenery, quiet, and being away from the hustle and bustle.
The No. 1 thing to think about is the weather. The weather determines so much of what you do on a mountain property. The frigid air will freeze things, so you need to protect your home. You need to have a solid roof, windows, sewer system, septic system, and propane tank. You may want to put in a hot-water line so the sewer line doesn’t freeze. Not having these things can result in tons of money being spent on repairs when everything thaws.
You might also need to dig a well because you may not have a water source. Other things that can help are a heated driveway and a house that’s facing the right direction to ensure the snow doesn’t lock you inside.
Extra tip: Also have a switch to turn off the water when you leave to prevent leaks. This has helped us so much in our mountain home.
If you’d like to explore this more and want a no-obligation consultation, just give me a call. I’d love to speak with you.