Around this time of year, many Chicagoans are ready for a vacation, my family included. In our case, however, with three children under four years of age, hotels are not a good option. Shuttling the boys to a restaurant and back for all their meals is anything but relaxing, and we need more than just a place to sleep.
In anticipation of this, we purchased a condo in the Colorado Rockies - an area that offers year round recreation. We head out there when we can to ski, fly-fish, hike, swim, and generally decompress. A couple days of clean mountain air and crisp blue skies is a fantastic way to recharge, and our boys love it.
If you are suffering from a bout of spring fever, you might also consider buying a vacation home instead of renting or staying in a hotel. Prices in many resort destinations have fallen significantly - far more than home values here in Chicago. There are some amazing opportunities out there. Someday, we will look back at 2009 and wish we had picked up an extra property or two when prices and interest rates were low.
If you are thinking about purchasing a resort home, it is important to get expert guidance from a real estate professional you can trust. As the #22 ranked salesperson worldwide in the Coldwell Banker/NRT family and as a member of the exclusive CKG Mastery program, I know award-winning agents all across North America.
If you would like to learn more about vacation homes for sale in your favorite resort community, please email email@example.com or call me on my cell at (773) 908-3632. Let me ensure your next real estate transaction is a success by introducing you to the top agent in the destination of your dreams.