Signs of Spring in Telluride: Vacation Home Sales are Highest EVER

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Vacation home sales in the U.S. are at their highest ever, or at least since the national Association of Realtors began tracking vacation home buyer trends in 2003. Vacation home sales are up a whopping 57.4% from 2013, with an estimated 1.13 million vacation homes going under contract last year.

Most of those purchases are in the south and west.

Now may be the best time ever to buy a vacation home in Telluride, Colorado for BOTH winter and summer.

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 While April 5 — Easter Sunday — is the technical end of the ski season in Telluride, life on the slopes is still not over. Not even close! Locals and second home owners alike are taking in as many extra runs as possible.

This Sunday does mark the last day you will be able to ski into the Villas at Cortina, however–time to break out the bike and hiking shoes, for spring is here! The Villas at Cortina is one of very few condo developments in Telluride with direct ski in and ski out access. Leave your boots, skis and poles right at the ski tunnel entrance in the Owners Lounge — this place makes Deer Valley look like hard work!

(I’ve heard that hot toddies are sometimes waiting for you!)

The Villas at Cortina is also the newest Mountain Village development offering the most amenities of any ski-in/ski-out development: a heated year round outdoor pool and hot tub, private owners lounge, a kids and adult game-room, private shuttle service to go to the grocery store, out to restaurants, or to the free gondola into town.

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Once the snow clears, April and May tend to be quieter, peaceful months for Telluride– voted the #1 Ski Resort in America by the picky folks at Conde Nast for three years in a row.

“April and May are when we re-energize and re-charge, for our summer season” says Kate Woods, a local agent and marketing consultant. “I love the Villas at Cortina for it’s absolutely perfect access to everything Telluride offers, it’s incredible views – literally from every room –  and I cannot find a better combined amenity and location package in all of Mountain Village. The Villas really have it all.”

They need to: the greatest thing about vacation home ownership in Telluride is you get a year round calendar of fun: ski from November to April, summer hike, bike, fish, relax, and cool-off from May to October.

It’s not too late to look into home ownership at the Villas — gorgeous, panoramic views from every residence starting at $1.595 million to $3.295.

Phase I is now complete. Purchase now, move in in April, and you will be ready for the best summer vacation ever!