Silverthorne-Wildernest Real Estate
Below are homes for sale currently listed in the Summit County MLS in the Mountain Country subdivision. Mountain Country is part of the Wildernest neighborhood, which is located in an unincorporated portion of Summit County just above Silverthorne. As part of the Wildernest neighborhood, the Mountain Country subdivision is surrounded by National Forest. As a result, all residents of Mountain Country are just steps away from some fantastic hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.
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Mountain Country Real Estate
Frequently Asked Questions
The Mountain Country subdivision is part of the Wildernest neighborhood, which in turn is located in unincorporated Summit County. Accordingly, the Summit County Board of County Commissioners sets the short-term rental rules that govern the Mountain Country subdivision as well as all other neighborhoods located in Wildernest. As far as the Mountain Country subdivision is concerned, Summit County defines a "short-term rental" as any residential dwelling unit or room therein that is rented for periods of less than 30 consecutive days. Mountain Country rentals, which are longer than 30 consecutive days in length, are instead considered to be a "long-term rental". And, long-term rentals in Mountain Country are encouraged by Summit County government, because they help provide housing to local employees. Summit County is not currently contemplating new restrictions for Mountain Country long-term rentals. Accordingly, when owners in Mountain Country seek to long-term rent their properties (or any part thereof) for more than thirty consecutive days, they need not be concerned with new STR rules or obtaining a STR license.
To determine whether owners in Mountain Country are permitted to short-term rent their properties, there is generally a two-part analysis.
Do the Mountain Country homeowners' association and governing documents allow owners to short-term rent?
Yes. There is no provision in the bylaws, covenants or other governing documents for Mountain Country that would prevent owners from short-term renting their units.
Does the local governmental authority currently allow a property owner to obtain a new Mountain Country short-term rental license?
Over the past several years, the Summit County Board of County Commissioners have enacted a variety of different short-term rental regulations that potentially affect the ability of Mountain Country owners to use their units for short-term rentals. For all the latest changes to the rules and regulations that govern Mountain Country short-term rentals, please check out my continuously updated summary of Wildernest Short-Term Rental Rules.
Mountain Country homeowners' association dues include the following expenses:
- Basic cable tv
- Common area maintenance
- Common area management
- Common insurance
- Common taxes
- Snow removal
- Trash pickup
- Wi-fi internet access
- Water/sewer fees
In sum, property owners in Mountain Country are generally only responsible for the recurring monthly expense of electricity.
A real estate transfer tax is a payment to a governmental entity, which is sometimes made when a real estate transaction occurs. Real estate transfer tax is generally calculated as a small percentage of the total purchase price agreed on by the parties to a real estate transaction. Typically, we find in Summit County that the percentage is either 0%, 1%, 1,5% or 2% of the gross purchase price in section 4 of the the standard real estate contract. In Summit County, transfer tax funds help to pay for a variety of different community improvements. Whether the buyer or seller pays transfer tax is negotiable as part of each real estate transaction.
In Mountain Country, there is 0% transfer tax. That means neither seller nor buyer will have to potentially pay transfer tax as part of a property sale in Mountain Country!
The governing documents for the Mountain Country homeowners' association permit property owners to keep pets within their properties. However, the Mountain Country homeowners' association does not allow long-term renters or short-term renters to have pets anywhere within properties located in the subdivision.
Condos for Sale
(current listings displayed below by newest first)
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