Breckenridge Real Estate For Sale Blog

June 16, 2020

Walkable Main Street Breckenridge

Breckenridge Main Street has been transformed into "Walkable Main". The Town of Breckenridge passed a bill allowing for sections of Main Street to be closed to allow for business and restaurants to move outside into a 10 by 34 foot section. This is to encourage social distancing in accordance with the CDC's guidelines.

Last weekend was the first weekend that "Walkable Main" was in place...and it seemed to be a success! People were out (despite some rain showers) and enjoying the fresh mountain air, while keeping up with social distancing. The Town of Breckenridge is hoping that as the summer progresses, businesses and restaurants will continue to grow their outdoor space and make it unique.

So if you still want to escape some of the Front Range high temperatures, take a trip up to Breckenridge to enjoy the quaint main street, in a different way! Hope to see you in the mountains!

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June 7, 2020

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Breckenridge

After months of being under stay-at-home orders, we are now able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors that surround us here in Breckenridge.  The best part about all the open space, is that social distancing is not a problem...actually easy to come by!

Hiking and biking trails are abundant in these neck of the woods.  The Breckenridge trail system is amazing and can be enjoyed year round.  The wildflowers are now in bloom and wildlife can be seem roaming through the trees.

Whether or not you are looking for an easy jaunt or an outing that gets your heart pumping, I can help you find the right place to get started.  Some of local favs include, the Burro Trail, Meadow Creek Trail, Mohawk Lakes, Tenmile Trail, and Peaks Trail.  Contact me for more details.  

The great outdoors are calling!  Hope you can make it up to the mountains this summer to take it all in.

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March 6, 2020

Summit County Tourism on the Rise

In 2018, tourists spent up to $1 billion dollars in Summit County, which is the third highest amount in the state of Colorado.  The Town of Breckenridge has reported a 7% year-to-date increase in the net taxable sales from 2018-2019, based on numbers released in November.  These additional fund have been collected to improve the quality of life and recreational experiences in Breckenridge. 

With the increased number of tourists, there have been concerns raised about 1-70 and the travel restrictions based on high traffic.  There is a large push for visitors and locals to use public transportation instead of increasing the number of cars, especially during the peak tourism season. 

In the next 5 years, the population of Summit County is expected to rise 12.7%. To read the full article about tourism in Breckenridge and the impacts, click here.

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Feb. 27, 2020

Snowfall in February was Amazing!

The snowfall totals in February were amazing.  It seemed like Breckenridge would get a big storm every few days!   In one storm, the Breckenridge Ski Resort recorded 62 inches.  With all the snowfall in the last month, the skiing conditions are favorable for some amazing spring skiing. 

Now is a great time to think about booking your trip to Breckenridge for spring break!  Hope to see you here.

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Nov. 2, 2019

Opening Day for Breckenridge Ski Resort is this Week!

Wow!  Another ski season is upon us!  The Breckenridge Ski Resort will be starting the lifts on November 8, 2019!  Get into the mood...get your ski tuned and winter gear out.  Winter is calling and is in full force!  See you on the slopes! 

 

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Nov. 2, 2019

Should you Sell Now or Wait Until Spring?

When thinking about selling your home, there are many pros and cons to consider.  We know that most markets have a spring "rush" and there is a rise in the number of homes listed and sold.  But the winter can be a great time to list as well. 

Here are a few reasons why now might be a good time...

1. Less Competition- Simple supply and demand theory...less homes on the market and there is a greater chance of your home being selected.  In the springtime, you can drive down the street and see a number of real estate for sale signs. One great reason to consider selling your property now is that you will not have the competition of other properties in your subdivision. There is a greater chance that your home will make the list to be shown.

2. Serious Buyers Do Exist in the Winter Months- A causal buyer may put their property search to rest in the winter months, but a serious buyer will always be looking to purchase.  

3. Staging for the Holidays- Staging a home is a large component on selling a home and what a better time to stage a home than now!  Have the fall decorations out and the apple cider scent fill the home.  Or put up your Christmas tree and make the home warm and inviting. This will allow a buyer to envision their family creating memories.

4. Quicker Transactions-  Everyone is a little slower in the winter months.  This will allow mortgage lenders, title companies and inspectors to handle your transactions quicker.  A quicker transaction will allow it to be more relaxing than stressful!

Hopefully these few tips will be helpful to help you weigh the pros and cons on whether or not to list your property this winter.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me with any questions.  I would be honored to put my experience to work for you!

 

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Aug. 2, 2019

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) Returns to Breck

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (aka BIFA) returns to Breckenridge for it's fifth year.  Come celebration adventure, play and creativity from August 9th-18, 2019.  This festival is unique in that it incorporates the great Rocky Mountains.  Listen to a concert in the woods, or watch an in art performance.  The most famous is the return of Isak Hearthstone.  Dozens of scheduled events- indoors, outdoors, ticketed and free- are taking place throughout town for the 10 day festival.  Check it out! 

*Photo: GoBreck.com

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Aug. 2, 2019

Wrap Up Summer, Kickoff Fall

The crisp air was felt the day August arrived.  We are in the final weeks of summer.  We have had a wonderful summer with magnificent afternoon thunderstorms and abundant wildflowers.  The mountains are covered with vibrant colors because of the slow snow melt and regular rain.   Hiking and biking were gorgeous this year.  Take a look...and there is still time to come visit and take a hike for yourself.

The Breckenridge Rubber Duck Race is the sign that summer has come to an end.  Join the fun on August 31st as the ducks race down the Blue River, through town.  To purchase you duck, visit here.

The official kickoff to fall is the Breckenridge Oktoberfest from September 6-8th, 2019.  It is one of the largest festivities in the Rocky Mountains and it is free for all!  There will be three dozen genuine German cuisine and brew vendors, games and polka dancing.  To get all the details and purchase your 2019 Oktoberfest Stein, click here.

As the seasons start to change, Breckenridge is always ready for a fun time!  Hope to see you in the mountains!

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June 3, 2019

Town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails

If you have ever spent any time in Breckenridge, you will notice that having open space is a huge priority for the community.  The total Open Space program budget for 2018 was $3,643,840. The program preserves lands that enhance Breckenridge’s unique mountain character and maintain our community’s quality of life, now and in the future.  Check out the full report, here.

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June 3, 2019

Parking Structure Approved in Breckenridge

As expected, the Town of Breckenridge voted to enter into a 50 year lease with Vail Resorts, allowing the town to build the long-awaited parking garage on the Breckenridge Ski Resort’s South Gondola Lot.  The lease details a desired timeline, each party’s responsibilities and how they’ll split contract and parking revenues.  It also comes with an option for the Town of Breck to renew the lease for two additional 10-year terms, giving Breckenridge a 70-year run with the parking structure.

Following months of negotiations with Vail Resorts on the lease agreement, Tuesday’s meeting went fairly quickly, with council members clarifying a few outlying questions about the proposed lease.  The new parking structure with provide 950 parking spaces on the resort-owned surface parking lot. 

For more information, visit the Summit Daily News.

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