When you move to Trinidad, Colorado, finding a new home maybe the most difficult part of the process. Jobs here are plentiful. Housing is plentiful, but you may want to really check out the houses available… “Most were built mid (last) century, or before, and catered to miners, not families,” according to one mostly opinionated resource.
I personally found some great options in reasonable price ranges, but I’ve also found that most every house here has issues with level floors. What is it will walking on level ground? Do natives of Trinidad naturally have one leg shorter than the other? Seriously. LEVEL floors, people!
Granted, since most homes are older, they also have “lean-to” additions that make for steps up or down, into the main part of the house, but floors here tend to be a bit wavy. Kind of like walking across the bow of a ship. So, if you’re in the mood of buying, I recommend looking at the possibility of bringing in your own new construction.
Some benefits of living in the Trinidad area include the natural beauty of this corner of the country. Southern Colorado and northern New Mexico have some of the most amazing sunrises and sunsets. Our area offers great opportunities to enjoy nature in fishing, hiking, hunting, and camping. The adventures available in the area include just about anything you can imagine.
Can you afford your new home?
Jobs & Business Opportunities
Colorado currently enjoys a -5% unemployment rate, which literally means there are more jobs than there are people willing to do them. “If you want to work, you can find a job!” says one local worker.
READ: Opportunities Abound
“My wife is working a full time job and a part time job, while going to school. There’s no shortage of opportunity here in Southern Colorado. We have jobs. Come and get ’em.” One business owner says, sharing his view of the job market here.
Many business owners, ready to retire, recently have started offering up their businesses for sale. The opportunities here in this area are endless. We have excellent locations, great advertising options, marketing via online marketing opportunities, and local marketing in ad magazines, radio, and television. We offer incredible mentoring and business connections in our local community. Resources are endless!
Businesses here are successful because we aren’t easily accessible to the metro-centers. We have our own economic cycle, and because we are connected through internet to the rest of the world, we have access to international markets. Bring your business to Trinidad!
Housing options in the area have become more limited because of the increased business development.
Housing on the Upswing
Ask any realtor in the area, and you’ll learn that housing here is a seller’s market because of the constant incoming population. A growing population is a buying population as anyone knows, and therefore a building population.
“We seek residential housing options fit for our more modern lifestyles,” says one newcomer to the area. “With four children in the upper levels of education, our home is an active center of all our living needs, and one of us is home practically all of the time. Our home is 100% lived in, so we need that level of housing for our family. Looking for the perfect house set back our move-in date, and ultimately, we settled for less than what we desired. Now… We’re looking for land, and a quick build home to place on the land.”
This is a common story here in the Trinidad area.
And we have solutions. New home insurance and affordability solutions.
Highest Appreciating Housing Locations Near Trinidad
If you’re looking for land, this map (above) offers recommended areas for your new home construction based ultimately on resale value. Also, livability is going to be best in those areas that are darkest green. Roads into and out of the area are readily accessible, and in most cases, easily traveled.
If you’re considering home options, for construction, or living on these lands, there are many.
Consider for a moment the Tiny Home Industry!
Whether you think you can live in a tiny home long term, or not… The option is a great concept for quick build in areas where the weather is temperate, as it is in the Trinidad, Colorado area.
Will your new home be a tiny home?
For those who have the ability, the time, and the wherewithal to build their own home, a Kit maybe the best option. And you may be able to save yourself a huge amount of time and money, by spending a few hours studying the best tiny home options for plumbing, power, and access to fresh water.
If you have more money than time and skill, the BEST option for building a home on your land comes from right here in Colorado, with Colorado Modular Homes. By the time winter is over, you could have a good head start on having your land, and ordering your home. Building your home could easily be completed by the time summer ends. And living there, with the magnificent views and opportunities in this part of the country… Well, you’ll be heaven bound by the time winter sets in!
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