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Doug Valdez

Doug Valdez, Co-Owner and Buyers Agent, may be the smiling face that will greet you when your home is being photographed or for virtual tours photogra...

Doug Valdez, Co-Owner and Buyers Agent, may be the smiling face that will greet you when your home is being photographed or for virtual tours photogra...

Feb 21 3 minutes read

When it comes to buying the right Sheridan, WY home for sale, it’s not just about a home that fits your family’s needs. It is also about choosing a solid real estate investment. With so many baby boomers choosing to remain in their large homes, real estate experts say the trend to downsize is no longer as relevant. If you buy a large estate property in Sheridan, Wyoming, it will likely appreciate in value as the trend is for larger as opposed to smaller home. According to a recent article by, the demand for single-family homes is high because of young millennial families in need of more space. As a younger buyer, you will likely compete with established and financially secure baby boomers that have money to spend on a dream estate in Wyoming. The idea of downsizing is outdated with many people in their 50s and 60s “upsizing” to live in a spacious home for retirement.

A modern renovation

Whether you buy an existing home or look at new construction Sheridan, WY homes for sale, the key is to find ones with all the modern fixtures, layout, style, appliances and systems. Unless the seller offers the home at a steep reduction price, it will likely cost more to update the home on your own. An experienced Wyoming Realtor will show you homes that meet your need for space but vary in terms of cabinet and countertop choices, style and layout.

An outdoor retreat

Another positive attribute in many Sheridan, WY homes is the outdoor space. Ask your Realtor to show you homes with stunning views as well as homes with plenty of outdoor living space. As long as you buy a home with a good home site, you can add a pergola, fire pit, outdoor kitchen or patio at a relatively reasonable cost. Having at least one or several fireplaces is also important because of the cold weather in Wyoming.

Energy-efficient upgrades

When house hunting for a home for your young family or for yourself and extended family, ask about the energy-efficient appliances, furnace, windows and insulation. To keep the home warm and toasty, opt for heated floors. When you buy a home with energy-efficient features, you save money on utilities throughout the year.

While there is a lot of competition for the best estate homes, a good Realtor will give you an edge by showing you real estate properties not yet listed as well as helping you place a smart bid on a home. At Summit Realty Group, we take out time to help first-time as well as repeat homebuyers with a desire to enjoy the wide, open spaces of Wyoming. For more information about Sheridan, WY homes for sale, please contact us.

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