If you love skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer, you’ve come to the right place. Few areas in Colorado are as beautiful as Crested Butte and its surrounding communities. Buying a home here is an incredible new step in the right direction.
Our real estate agent is local to the area and can advise you on the best properties to purchase for your individual or family needs. Our team also brings years of experience to the table, so we can negotiate fair prices, move the buying process along, and help you steer clear of the pitfalls other homebuyers may experience.
When you choose Jesse Ebner at Signature Properties, we want you to have full confidence in the capabilities of our team. Know that your best interests are our priority as we focus on serving you during one of the biggest and best purchases of a lifetime. In fact, our real estate professionals put resources together that can help you get started:
- Guide To Buying a Home
- What To Expect of Life in Gunnison County
- Available Properties
Whether this is your first home purchase or the tenth, it’s important to ask as many questions as possible. The more informed you are as a buyer, the higher your chances of setting realistic expectations and finding exactly what you need in Crested Butte. These are the answers to some of the most common questions our clients have asked over the years.
When Is the Best Time To Go House Hunting in Gunnison County?
The real estate market is booming all across the United States, and Gunnison County is no exception. Most people purchase homes in the area to take advantage of the winter season and its accompanying activities, such as snowshoeing, snowboarding, and skiing. Because of this, the market tends to be competitive in the fall. Our real estate agent will help you determine the best time to enter the market based on your needs, budget, urgency, and market performance.
Do I Need a Real Estate Agent To Buy a Home?
Today, a wide range of apps on the market makes it easy for aspiring homeowners to review the properties for sale in any area. These apps often provide a false sense of security. While buyers can certainly find the home of their dreams via these apps, the real estate process extends far beyond just finding a home. Real estate agents also have access to more inventory information than apps do.
To add to this, there is the negotiation process, as well as navigating the legal aspects of buying a home. Keep in mind that buyers do not pay their real estate agents; the seller pays them from the sale of the home. Consequently, buyers have nothing to lose by working with an agent.
What Exactly Does a Buyer’s Agent Do?
Buyer’s agents have one main goal: to represent your best interest as a future homeowner. This professional has completed the licensing process and knows the ins and outs of real estate transactions in the area, including what is normal or acceptable as an offer. Here are some of the responsibilities covered by most buyers’ agents:
- Source and show you suitable homes in the area.
- Search for homes in your absence if you are buying remotely.
- Advise you on when to submit offers and how much to offer.
- Assist with home inspections.
- Provide guidance during the closing process.
- Answer pressing questions you may have during the process.
What Is a Fair Price for a Home in Gunnison County?
Crested Butte and the entire Gunnison area are well-sought after for people buying a home. Consequently, prices tend to be consistent with most resort towns. Houses sell for roughly $865,000 on average, but this depends on the size and location of the home. We have had listings as low as $230,000 and as high as $12,000,0000.
How Can I Increase My Chances of Getting the House I Want?
Getting the house you want begins long before the house-hunting process, but it’s never too late to get started. Even if your salary is in the seven-figure region, it’s important to consider your debt-to-income ratio because the banks will. Review the ways debt may have tangled up your liquid assets so that you can qualify for a much higher mortgage.
Bigger down payments and higher credit scores can also go a long way toward getting you the home of your dreams. Finally, exercise patience and avoid the temptation to settle for the first thing that comes along. Our team has your back and will continue to look for homes that fit your needs.
What Will My Closing Costs Look Like?
Closing costs generally average around 3% of the selling price of the home. You typically pay this expense, but it is sometimes possible to negotiate for the seller to pay a portion. Closing costs cover these and other expenses:
- Application fee
- Loan origination fee
- Property inspection
- Prepaid interest
- Home appraisal
- Attorney’s fees
How To Buy a House in Gunnison County
Are you ready to find your dream home in the beautiful Rocky Mountain range? We look forward to being part of the process. Contact us to get the process started.