Monday, December 11, 2017

3Q Summit County Real Estate Newsletter, Amy Nakos

Hi friends out there in cyber land!  If you are NOT on my newsletter mailing list, then you did not have the pleasure to read my 3Q edition.


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Saturday, December 9, 2017


I know that some of you were busy on Wednesday night and couldn't tune in to 2 hours of the most riveting real estate information of our time.  All joking aside, if you have any interest in tuning in to our re-broadcast of the December 6, Mountain Resort Real Estate Trends presentation, you can visit my facebook page and find the whole presentation there!

We also reference a trends booklet.  Here is your electronic version:

We discussed various resort real estate topics including short v. long term rentals, Homeowner's Associations, new developments in our areas (most are still in planning commissions), and cash flow potential.  

Of course if you have any specific questions, just reach out to me instead of sorting through 2 hours of us talking!!


Friday, December 8, 2017

Going International - Helping You Find Real Estate Anywhere in the World

Did you know that if you need help finding real estate ANYWHERE in the world that I can help you?

Most people think that they have to go out and find their own real estate professional when looking in a new area.  Everyone knows a real estate professional or two (or more) where they live, but if they are relocating or buying a vacation home somewhere else, they may not know where to start to find a reputable real estate broker with whom to work.

What most people do is Google "best real estate agent in Orlando."  Or, they start by looking at properties online on Zillow or and find an agent that way.  And while this will work, if you choose a broker on Zillow, you most likely are NOT getting the listing agent or even a good agent.  What you are getting is the agent who spent the most money with Zillow to have his or her name and phone number on the top.  Often these are new agents or agents who don't have an existing book of business (i.e., not very experienced), and they are PAYING to get clients:  thousands and thousands of dollars each month, to get you to click on them and close your deal.

For agents like me, who work mostly on repeat and referral business, we understand the power of experience, longevity, maintaining high ethical standards, and sharing business with the best of the best professionals around the world.  That is why I was invited to be a member of Referral Exchange, an invite only network of top professionals, who refer business to one another, knowing that our clients will receive the best service with the best local knowledge.

So, if you or someone you know is looking for real estate ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, let me help find the perfect real estate professional to make your real estate dreams come true.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Reading the Tea Leaves of the Denver Metro Real Estate Market

Your Castle's Denver Real Estate Prediction Blog:

If you are interested in learning more about the future of the Denver Real Estate Market, this is the blog post for you!  Charles Roberts, the President of Your Castle Real Estate, explains in detail, with charts, his prediction for the future of the Denver real estate market.

Why is this important to Summit County?

The Denver real estate market and economy in large part fuels the Summit County market.  With a healthy real estate market predicted in Denver for the next 3-5 years, Summit will follow.

If you are sitting on the sidelines wondering whether or not to buy in Summit County, now is a great time to get into the market!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Luxury Frisco Colorado Home - A Builder's Own

Have you ever wondered how a builder would build his own home?  With this exquisite home at 216 Chiming Bells Lane in Frisco, Colorado, you can find out.

Click the following link to enjoy a virtual walk through of this home.'

This home is 3,705 square feet, four bedrooms, four and half baths, with two living areas and an extra bonus office.  It sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in the exclusive neighborhood called The Reserve.  It features exposed wood beam construction, hand scraped cherry hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with a giant island, a walk in pantry, and tons of storage.  The Master Suite features a walk in closet and fully glazed shower that can be converted to a steam shower.  Each bedroom has it's own ensuite bathroom and there is a powder bath on the main level.  Need storage?  This home has large closets in the bedrooms and extra closet space throughout.  It also has attic storage with a ladder to stash your seasonal decorations.

But the best part is what you can't see.  Remember, a builder built this house and it is located in Frisco, Colorado which sits at 9,100 feet elevation.  The exterior of this home was built with an extra layer and then spray foam insulation was sprayed to create an "R" factor that is high and above any building requirements.  This allows the home to be very energy efficient and quiet.

The interior and exterior of the home have been repainted and this home is being sold mostly furnished.  It also comes with the hot tub which is a welcome retreat after a long day on the slopes.  What that means for you and your family is that it is ready to move into!

If you are interested in purchasing this as your second home, you can rent out this home when you aren't using it to offset some of the costs.  A local property management company, Summit Mountain Rentals, projects that this home would gross around $75,000 in rental income annually.  This home is located in Summit County near Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Keystone and A-Basin ski resorts.  It is also conveniently located near I-70 so you can get to Vail in 30 minutes and Beaver Creek in 40 minutes.

Fly over Drone Video:

For more information, please contact me today!

Amy Nakos, JD, GRI, RSPS
Your Castle Summit

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Construction Mountain Modern Luxury Home in Frisco Colorado

With so little land left in Frisco, Colorado, it is a rare occasion to have a brand new single family home hit the market.   And this home is a fresh take on Mountain Modern - clean lines, new materials, eco-friendly, and creative.  This home is truly a showpiece and will be an absolute find for the buyer looking for the perfect luxury home in Frisco, Colorado. 

Listed at $2,799,000 this home is a four bedroom, four and half bath and it is a piece of art.  It is located in the prestigious Waterdance neighborhood which is walking distance to Main Street Frisco.  While final finishes are being completed and more photos will follow, here is a sneak peek of the home.  

There is a waterfall in the interior that provides humidity in our very dry environment and even helps clean the air.  The bunk room is a creative masterpiece that your kids or grandkids will adore and includes a private loft.  And there's more:  360 degree views, outdoor living, heated roof top deck with fireplace, etc.  I could literally go on for days, so if this looks right for you, give me a call today!  

If you want a private showing, please let me know and I would love to experience this home with you!

MLS Link:

Amy Nakos, JD, GRI, RSPS

Listing compliments of Rori Miller, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Most Exquisite (and Expensive?) Colorado Property and Home. Ever.

I see a lot of houses. A lot.  I also see many luxury homes in fantastic settings.  While they are all beautiful in their own way, I sometimes feel like I have seen it before.  Similar finishes, similar styles, nestled in our lovely area with mountain views.  Nothing to complain about . . . but it takes a lot to impress me.  

So, as I'm browsing Colorado properties, I come across this one that literally takes my breath away and brings tears to my eyes.  Everything about it is grand - the location, the size, the details, the feeling.  It's the feeling of this beautiful home on exquisite property, that is unmistakeable and irreplaceable.  I hope you have the same experience seeing it as I did.

A few highlights:  almost 7,000 acres, a landing strip and helipad, 14 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 26,869 square feet.  All located in a setting that is magical in the Grand Mesa of Colorado.

Here are some photos from the listing.  Click here to see the listing and the list price. 

If I can help you or anyone you know locate the perfect piece of Colorado luxury property, please reach out to me.

Amy Nakos, JD, GRI, RSPS

Listing courtesy of REColorado and LIV Sotheby's International Realty.