Just imagine stepping out your back door onto the slopes and in minutes hearing that coveted shoop, shoop as you carve down the side of a ski run. For many Americans, and Coloradans in particular, the pandemic has offered the opportunity to make such imaginings a reality. According to a report by Redfin, “Demand for vacation homes has risen 84% year over year.”
Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a mass exodus from cities into more rural, spread out communities where outdoor and open-air activity is possible and even encouraged all year long. For Colorado, this has meant a noticeable spike in activity in ski-town real estate markets that doesn’t seem to be teetering off anytime soon, even as restrictions are lifted and vaccination numbers increase.
Many professions have adapted to remote working and now that they have, some are not in a rush to return to their old in-office ways. This shift in working conditions has allowed professionals to work just as hard from their laptop at their mountain cabin as from the twentieth floor of a downtown skyrise. So, why not seize the opportunity and enjoy the best of both worlds?
Corken + Company has specialized in luxury real estate for almost two decades. While Denver Metro has always been our hub, we have agents with resources and expertise in several mountain markets including Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, and Breckenridge. We understand wanting the best of both worlds and, with real estate solutions without limits, we can help get you there.
But, experiencing the best of both worlds doesn’t have to mean a second home. Many Denver residents are even focusing the time and energy they have for vacation on their own backyard; making reservations more spontaneously just a few days before and only opting for a quick weekend. Big trips booked far in advance just don’t make as much sense with traveling and socializing circumstances changing so often. Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are just a short drive away, less densely populated, and offer fun activities for the whole family.
A staycation closer to home helps stimulate the local economy and keep our beloved tourism afloat while we navigate the next few months and even years of social shifts that will occur in the wake of this pandemic. Just remember to bring a mask, use hand sanitizer, and practice patience and kindness as we continue the winding journey together, even if it’s from six feet away.
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