Breckenridge Real Estate For Sale Blog

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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May 5, 2019

Summer on the Horizon in Breckenridge

After a record breaking snow year, summer is on the horizon.  The days are longer and temps are not as frigid.  If you have not seen Breckenridge without a layer of snow, then you are missing out!  There are some amazing summer activities for all.  This year, with all the snow melt, rafting should be a thriller.  There are some amazing rafting opportunities around the area if you are a junkie wanting to get on the water.  If you want to stay on dry land, hiking and taking in all the wildflowers and wildlife is also a fun adventure.  The trails in Breckenridge are abundant and I think so are better than others, so feel free to contact me and ask!  Fly fishing is also a fun way to spend the afternoon, as well as a round of golf.  Stick around for a long weekend and catch some of the annual festivals.

The list could go on and on!  Skiing is not the only activity that keeps us in fit.  Let me know what interests you have.

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May 5, 2019

Notices of Valuation Mailed this Week

This week, the Summit County Assessor's office mailed out notices of valuation to Summit County property owners.  The valuations will reflect the continued increase in property values since 2016.  The county is now seeing that the average single-family home valued at $1.1 million.  In Breckenridge, the value of a single-family home rose to $1.3 million.  

As explained in the mailed valuation notices, you can appeal your valuation online, mail in or in person through the month of May. Online appeals may be filed through the website SummitCountyCO.gov/assessor until 11:50 p.m. on June 3rd.   

Colorado taxpayers over the age of 65 as of Jan. 1, 2019, who have lived in their homes as primary residences for at least 10 years may also be eligible for the Senior Property Tax Exemption...so don't miss out if this applies to you!

If you have any questions about your valuation, please feel free to contact me for assistance.

 

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April 6, 2019

Breckenridge Easter Celebration

Breckenridge has an Easter celebration planned for all.  Whether you celebrate Easter as a secular holiday or religious one, it should be an egg-celent day to be outside.  The Breckenridge Ski Resort will be hosting an on mountain Easter Sunday service (time to be determined) and an Easter egg hunt.  With Easter weekend being so late in April, make sure to get in some spring skiing!    

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April 6, 2019

Snowiest March Ever in Breckenridge

This past March will go down in the record books.  Breckenridge received 111 inches of snow in March, surpassing the last record set in 2001, with 98 inches.  That is 13.3 percent more than the previous record.  The 111 inches in March made it the third snowiest month ever recorded.  With all this snow, we have the opportunity to ski until Memorial Day weekend!

If you are not able to make it back for the amazing ski finale, then purchase your 2019/2020 ski pass by April 14th for only $49 down.  Purchasing now will get you 10 buddy passes, plus some good summer perks.  Visit Breckenridge Ski Resort to find the right pass for you!  

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