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.
My daughter joined me in my business about 9 months ago, and today I am thrilled that she decided to do it.I had mentioned to her several years ago that I wished that she had her real estate license as I would love to work with her and that her skills would be perfect for my business.  Lo and beh...
I just read a blog from Real Estate Business Success, which they credited to Sellsius, of a new add on to your email that will add a link to your latest blog post with every email you send.  It doesn't look like it will work with Outlook Express, but it is so new that they only have one FAQ onlin...
At the base of Peak One and along Lake Dillon is Frisco, centrally located to all of Summit County with the major ski areas, including Vail, just a short drive away. At the Frisco recreation peninsula is the nordic center, where you can find the finest in cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, and d...
With all the fires going on all over the country, I thought it might be time to share my sister's fire evacation procedure again.   She has fine tuned it over years with several fires that have occurred where she lives, in Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona.  The last and worst fire was last summe...
He's gone, and for about two weeks!  Actually, he is due home next Monday or Tuesday and I was going over my list in my head to see if I had done everything I wanted to do what he was gone.  Here was my plan:Clean out all the closets.  I started on my clothes closet and even took a bunch of thing...
I saw a moose on my way home yesterday, and it led to a post on my other blog.  Rather than post all the photos again, here is a link to it (and I hope that is ok on AR!)If not, let me know, someone,  and I will delete this posting.
But why is it that they all want to "wait and see"?  In Summit County, Colorado, home to several ski resorts, we have lots of ski condos and vacation homes.  Many of them were built in the 1970s and 80s and there are a lot that have just had personal use from their owners, with no rentals.  That ...
The National Association of Realtors lumps investment homes and vacation homes together into one category called second homes.  The latest report shows that second home sales in 2006 were only 36% of all residential sales compared to 40% of all sales in 2005.  However, when the category is broken...
  I have a good friend who is the Executive Director of the American Sheep Industry and I was fortunate enough to be invited to their house for dinner last night.  Pete's wife, Amy, knows how to cook lamb!  They know when I am coming to dinner that they had better buy extra, and ...
One of my competititors has something on his website that I wish I had thought of first.  He has a button labled "for Millionaires only".  Now how many of his website visitors do you think click on that button?  I bet it gets more clicks than anything else on his site, including his IDX link.  An...

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