The vacation home blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate
The Colorado mountains, real estate, ski resorts, lifestyle and vacation homes is my focus. I am a resource for people who want to know more about buying, selling and renting their vacation homes in all of Summit County; Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Dillon and Silverthorne.
 On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, the US Tax Court handed down a ruling on the appeal by a Georgia couple to allow the sale of their vacation home to qualify for treatment under the rules of IRS Section 1031, Tax Deferred Exchange.  The court found that "the holding of any residence, even if motivated...
I work a vacation home market in the mountains of Colorado.  One year I realized that I had lots of clients that spend the summers here with very similar interests, but they didn't know each other.  I had about 10 or 12 couples to my house for a barbeque so that they could all meet each other.  I...
I have been having some problems in getting my main blog submitted to various directories and I think I may know why, but not what I can do about it.  My entire website is on wordpress and my blog is one page of my site with its own domain name.  It can be accessed at
We have had a change of name and have tweaked the AR Resort and Vacation home group.  We are now called the Vacation and Second Home group.  The fastest growing segment of the real estate market is vacation and second homes. We changed our name and our focus, to avoid overlap with the Resort Comm...
Our house backs to forest service land and we have owned it for aobut 13 years.  Summit County is 80% public lands which doesn't leave much space for development.  As a result, it is almost impossible to find lots that are larger than 1/2 acre.  That is what we have, and we bought where we did be...
I noticed other people's animated characters and thought I would give it a try.  What fun that was!  There wasn't an option to add a couple of pounds or a few wrinkles, but I was able to get the grey hair in.  I think I am going to have to put it on my Summit County real estate blog too, but mayb...
Thank goodness for Active Rain or it would be taking me longer!  I just realized that I am underutilizing my links at the side of my blog page.  I should have been linking deeper into my website with area information.  I noticed on someone else's blog (Lisa Hammerstein) that she had lots of links...
In  Summit County Colorado, most of our homes are vacation homes.  The ideal vacation home has a big garage, but not because you have lots of cars parked in it.  You need a place to store your skis, your snowmobile, the bikes and your raft.  Oh yeah, and the canoe and the sailboat.  The car sits ...
Here they are in a nutshell.1.  Use "book by owner" websites like and  They are cheap and easy to use.2.  Use a flat fee management company (hard to find, but they are out there.)3.  Put a calendar and the rates on your websites.4.  Use the guestbook that is availab...
No one has proclaimed a king, at least not since Ullr Fest in January, but he is King of the week long party that is the  tribute to the Norse god of snow, not the Town.  We do have a town fool competition at the end of ski season each year, but I have yet to see a king of Breckenridge crowned.  ...

Joanne Hanson

Summit County, Colorado Realtor
local_phone(888) 666-0844
smartphone(970) 390-2173
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The Colorado mountains, real estate, ski resorts, lifestyle and vacation homes is my focus. We talk about buying and selling ski condos in Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain. Homes and land in Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne are also in our market area