Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

just get the frickin' snow tires.

Nov 04, 2019 10:05 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

I have had many treacherous hours on I-70 in surprise blizzards. Give me an SUV any day of the week.

Nov 04, 2019 09:48 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

I have driven I 70  during a snowstorm in a rental car that had the wrong tires for this type of driving.  I think that wise car dealerships should have snow tires as part of the lease given the unpredictable Colorado weather.  My life, the life of my dear ones is worth more than worrying about the price of snow tires...A

Nov 04, 2019 09:06 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I would rather buy the SUV. When I moved to Danbury, CT I had a 4X4 Tahoe. It worked fine in average snow conditions but when we got more than average snow here it felt like it was not enough for every situation, or my sloped, curvy driveway! I went out & bought snow tires for it because I needed it for the winter up here. It was a great decision, I never had to worry about getting caught out there again. 

Nov 04, 2019 08:47 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Buy a safe vehicle and put snow tires on it adverse winter conditions. So glad I do not ever need them!

Nov 04, 2019 12:26 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Buy the snow tires and keep chains in the trunk. I once lived in Wyoming and there is nothing worse than the fear of sliding off the mountain

Nov 04, 2019 10:40 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm sure Enterprise will soon have appropriate vehicle options for those offices near that area.

Nov 04, 2019 10:06 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The idea of driving in treacherous snow conditions might have me contacting the moving company.  When I lived in Washington DC I used the excellent mass transit system in the area and lived close to a subway station.  I really liked not having that hassle.  

Nov 04, 2019 09:38 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I-70 is wild, I've experienced nice & sunny in one valley, while it was a bad snow storm in the next valley, was not believing those yellow flashing road signs at first.

I've also seen the aftermath of a vehicle sliding off the road in the opposite direction during a storm on I-70, I'm sure that it was likely fatal.

Nov 04, 2019 10:30 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am not a lessee, not of homes or cars.

Nov 04, 2019 10:23 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I remember driving in Colorado in the '70s and a state trooper made me either buy chains or turn around and find another route!

Needless to say, it was cheaper to buy the chains that are in the garage someplace.

Either listen to Lyn Sims or cover them in duct tape so they cannot be seen!

Nov 04, 2019 10:22 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd make sure I had an all wheel drive vehicle to drive in your area.... snow tires aren't safe enough for that type of driving....

Nov 04, 2019 09:49 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's a question of how safe do you want your family to be out on that Interstate in winter. Tire technology today would make me have a full set of winter and summer tires in that environment. I have driven in worse conditions than I-70 presents. The goal is always to arriuve at your destination safely.

Nov 04, 2019 09:44 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I've never leased a car so don't know for sure what I'd do..  That being said, if I had cause to drive I-70 in the mountains often during the winter, I'd buy a car that could handle the trip. 

I just purchased a set of winter tires w/studs even though I have a AWD subaru. Most of the roads here are fine, but there are a few that will be problematic and I want to be ready!

Nov 04, 2019 12:37 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'd either not visit your fair State or stay out of the mountains. That being said I own a 4 wheel drive so no problem anyway.

Nov 04, 2019 12:32 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I am glad I don't have to make that decision.

Nov 04, 2019 11:30 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

OR MOVE TO FLORIDA.  I would evaluate the options regarding breaking the lease or buying a new car... before moving to Florida., 

Nov 04, 2019 11:27 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If the roads are that treacherous, they should be closed.

I have observed the tires or type of propulsion has little benefit for the one who has never encountered water in a solid form or those who think that 'high rider' makes them impervious to the laws of physics.

The irony is, these are the same folks who deemed it ok for 11 mph bicycles to share the lane with 55 mph motor vehicles. The assurance of calamity is greater, while the lawmakers lament about making streets safer for pedestrians and cyclist.

I suggest recording the names of those who signed this into law and ship the tires to them when no longer needed or worn out.

The good news is, the CO Department of Highways knows how to clear a road quickly.  Here in Florida, special materials are used to prevent snow and ice accumulation...so I've been told.

Just be aware, once you go SUV, there is no going back.

Nov 04, 2019 10:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Long term lease, snow tires are cheap! Preference would be an all wheel drive vehicle.

Nov 04, 2019 09:51 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not something I need to think about... so I won't.

Nov 04, 2019 02:00 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Glad I don't have to worry about it here! I would buy the SUV if I lived there.

Nov 04, 2019 01:46 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting.

Nov 04, 2019 12:26 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't have that law in my state, but, I do own a four wheel drive vehicle. 

Nov 04, 2019 03:47 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I wouldn't lease a car that didn't have the proper tires for the area.

I would think that leased cars would have to comply with the state laws, just as you would.

Nov 04, 2019 09:46 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Will, my niece moved to Colorado in spring and got new SUV - 4 wheel drive. 

Before the winter, she got back to Florida, was homesick. :)

Snow tires are mandatory in Russia. 

Nov 04, 2019 06:15 PM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

I'd go the AWD route. We made the switch several years ago, and the ability to safely travel in marginal conditions without the need to get out and put the chains on is well worth it!

Also, we have a very moist, mostly non-snow winter season so the AWD performs far better than studded snow tires in rainy road conditions.

Nov 04, 2019 03:11 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I would do a cost comparison. I have an AWD and haven't had to use it here in NC. Whatever you do, make sure you're safe and not preventing others from being safe.

Nov 05, 2019 03:55 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would spring for the snow tires

Nov 04, 2019 03:47 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I would do whatever I though was best with all the information and all aspects fo the situation at hand.

Nov 05, 2019 06:22 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm not understanding the question . . .  back when I leased my vehicles, it was normal practice to switch to snow tires before Halloween and remove them at Easter.  Since when does a lease interfere with that? 

PS in Quebec it is mandatory that all vehicles have snow tires on for the winter, city driving or mountains.

Nov 05, 2019 05:49 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

 They likely have a reason to request cars to be safer. 

Nov 04, 2019 11:19 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

All wheel drive car.

Nov 04, 2019 07:07 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I live in California. I have two SUVs. Both have all-weather tires.

If I lived where you do, I would probably have all-weather tires on any vehicle that I owned.

 

Nov 04, 2019 04:28 PM
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Sam Wilson
Virtual Staging Photos - Camden, DE
Virtual home staging services _Vietnam

I would buy snow tires.

Nov 05, 2019 03:00 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Glad I don't have that problem!

Nov 04, 2019 11:50 PM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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I am thankful I live in Silicon Valley, California-no dilemma for me!

Nov 04, 2019 10:51 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've never leased a car - no problem to solve here. 

Nov 05, 2019 07:34 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

choices....

Nov 11, 2019 02:40 PM