My wife and I have always been lovers of the outdoors. We lived in Florida for many years, and we spent most of our time at the beach. While we both love the ocean, my true love has always been the mountains and snow. Last month, my wife surprised me and said that she has felt fortunate that I let her live by the water so long, but now she wanted me to have my dream. She said we should buy a little cabin in Colorado and that we could get ADT Security in Colorado installed in the cabin to keep it safe while we spend the rest of the year in our home state. I told her I would give it some thought, and we could make a decision in a couple of weeks. She thought that was a good plan.

First, I wanted to go over our budget and make sure that we could afford having two homes. I did some digging around on several real estate websites in Telluride to learn about the home prices there. It was much cheaper than I thought it would be. Next, I called a couple of agents to find out to learn more. Then, I went over our budget very carefully. We had saved quite a bit of money and had been good with our spending, so I quickly learned that buying a second place was something that we could easily do.

Two weeks ago, we flew out to our new state of interest, and found a home we love. We put in an offer on it and we got the house. We plan to spend about 4 months out of every year in the new place during the winter months. I have always wanted to learn how to ski and snow board. When we are back in Florida during the rest of the year, we will have a security system installed that will keep our winter home safe and secure.