First Time for Everything

First Time for Everything

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/16/21

Greetings! I actually forgot, for the first time in a year, to post my blog. I blame traveling. For 4 days Sterling and I were visiting my mom in South Carolina and we only got back yesterday afternoon. Which is why I’m in such a great mood. The weather there was lush! Life is good. I mean, I even loved the humidity. Is loving humidity a thing? I don’t know, but either way, it is to me, apparently. And get this, I even played tennis with my mom. Her ability to play tennis has always surprised me but even more so now. She’s always been blind in one eye so that means no depth perception, which seems like something you would want when balls are flying at your face. But now she’s 77 years old and still manages to get to and hit the ball back over the net, most of the time. #Goals.

I’m realizing that warm weather is my jam. I didn’t want to come back to the cold and my prayers were answered. It was rather warm here in Pine, CO today. I mean, I’m over the snow this year. It’s been a lot recently. Every year I feel like the winters are getting colder and longer even if it’s not based on reality. Maybe a move is in our near future. I know, I say that all the time. Maybe a winter escape somewhere, in a place I can get to easily and only when I am in dire need of a recharge, warm-up, and humidity. Taking suggestions.

So, we looked at the four-plex, and it would be so great if it weren’t already rented out and one of the tenants isn’t paying. People, man. Am I right? I think we gotta pass. It’s not a firm no; I’m putting it to the universe to tell me what to do. It’d be a fixer-upper which I don’t hate at all. It’s close to the beach, so we could make it super cool. We’ll see how it goes. If it’s meant to be, I guess it’ll happen.

We’re thinking about getting another dog, so Kamper isn’t lonely. Is that a real thing or an excuse to hoard dogs? I don’t know, but I feel like it’s legit. Also, I love dogs. I’ll take ‘em all. Kids, on the other hand, that’s another story.

Realtor® Stuff

I just got a great new listing that consists of two houses on one 5-acre lot. It would be an excellent place for an RV park, but I think we’re going to try selling it as residential or residential income. We’ll get some pictures taken and start the process soon, so I’ll keep you guys in the loop.

On another good note, I had closed the other day that defied time and space in quickness. It went crazy-fast. It was an FHA loan and the lender was totally on top of things, so we closed in less than three weeks. I’ll take that all day long.

On a more disappointing note, another land deal of mine was terminated. It’s sad news, but I’m okay. The buyer hadn’t seen the lot before making his offer, and when he did, he simply didn’t like it enough. So, yes, it’s a bummer, but it’s expensive to build in the mountains, so everyone needs to be totally prepared for that.

Over and out for this week, and looking forward to chatting next week! Stay safe. Be kind!

Buyer Needs

  • A vacant land lot with mature coniferous trees, 2+ acres, private, within 20 minutes (15 would be better) of civilization; $300k. Or; all of the above with a rustic mountain modern ranch home; up to $800k.
  • Horse property in Conifer or Pine with nice usable land and an indoor arena or a place to put one. Up to $1.2 Million.
  • An ultra-modern home in Solterra within walking distance to the clubhouse would be great. Up to $1.4 million-ish.
  • A top-of-the-line, open concept kitchen, dining family room in the Highlands Ranch area. Don’t want a mansion (under 7000 square feet) but are able to do $2 million+.
  • Buyer looking in Conifer, Pine, Morrison, South Evergreen area for a nice size home (2000+ square feet) with Great internet. Up to $625k.
  • One of my best buds is looking for the impossible, (you know who you are, Lisa). Dream home in Evergreen for under $700k. Imagine the Biltmore.
  • Buyer looking in Pine, Conifer, Morrison area for a rustic cabin fixer upper. Well, and septic are kind of a must but we will look at anything.
  • An amazing small business owner in Conifer, looking for a single-family home on a good size lot. Privacy is important, willing to fix up, must have a garage, ideally two separate living areas, and would like to be in the Conifer, Bailey, Pine, Morrison area. Around the mid $400s. No HOAs.

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