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Housing markets in Summit County and all over the country are experiencing record sales. Millions of Americans want an upgraded home, a new location to call home or their first home. One of the largest emerging groups is the millennial generation.

According to the National Association of Realtors, 37% of all buyers fall into the millennial category. Millennials are currently the fastest-growing segment of home buyers and have been the largest segment of the buying market since 2014. Born between 1981-1996 (currently 25-40 years old), millennials are the largest adult generation, the most educated, have higher earnings (with incomes 2-4x higher than other age groups) and are set to inherit more wealth than any prior generation. They are also the bulk

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September marks the end of summer and cooler temps that remind us ski season is just around the corner. The spectacular fall colors make September a season all its own despite how short it is. We’ll continue to have many visitors from the Front Range and out of state here to search for gold. Weekday mornings are the best time to drive up Boreas Pass to avoid the leaf-peeping crowds. Your Breckenridge Associates agent can also point you in the direction of the lesser-known spots to find gold just the same as helping you find your dream property despite low inventory. Start your search by checking out these great listings below.

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for September 2021.

385 Pine Drive
Outstanding value just 21

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Where Munich meets the mountains- that is where you’ll find the best Oktoberfest in the Colorado High Country. Germans have been celebrating Oktoberfest since 1810 and since Breckenridge never turns down an opportunity for fun, we've been having our own Oktoberfest for over 25 years with the mountains as our backdrop. 

The 2021 celebration, Brecktoberfest, will be a downsized version of the traditional street party. This year's event will be held September 24-26 by the Blue River on the lawn at the Riverwalk Center. Event visitors must have a ticket for their 3-hour celebration slot. Brecktoberfest will be a small version of a Munich Festival filled with big Prost spirit. Live music will be provided by everyone’s favorite Oktoberfest band, the

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Want to know what makes August special in Summit County? Summer winds down, but the action just keeps going and the beautiful scenery never ends! Tourism drops a bit by mid August when the kids return to school, but our trails never close and can be enjoyed all year long. Above-average rainfall last month has bestowed us with an abundance of summer wildflowers. That wonderful “out in nature” feeling you get while walking in the woods is here for the taking all month long. There are also some beautiful mountain homes waiting to be taken by a new homeowner. Your dream home may just be in our Top 5 August Deals below. Ask one of the agents at Breckenridge Associates to help you find your new mountain property today.

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Have you found yourself looking around Summit County and wondering just how much more it can grow, how much more can be built before no space to build upon remains? The Summit County Planning Department conducted what is called a Residential Buildout Analysis to attempt to answer those questions. The study provided actual and projected numbers for how much development has occurred and how much remains to be built.

The most recent Buildout Analysis was updated December 31, 2019, before anyone knew what was about to happen in the world. While it would be ideal to have a study dated as recent as yesterday, 2020 was a year of disruptions. The Buildout Analysis wasn’t really on anyone’s mind last year. Regardless, the hard data in the 2019 study remains the

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Now in our last month of summer, ski season buzz is inevitably on the way. It’s been 8 years since Breckenridge Ski Resort unveiled something new on the mountain, so the new Peak 7 chair is highly anticipated, especially by those who love skiing and riding Peaks 6 and 7. With the postponement of construction now behind us, the new chair is set to debut for the 2021-2022 ski season. Last month, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced the new lift will be named the Freedom SuperChair. “Freedom and Independence. Two words that go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly…” With pandemic restrictions lifted and the feeling we all get gliding downhill on the snow, we can’t think of a more fitting name.

The new Freedom SuperChair will be a high-speed quad lift that

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The luxury real estate market has increasingly become an important sector in the Summit County real estate market, but with a limited number of properties available and a fast-growing demand.

Depending on the type of property-short term rental condo, second home, townhome, etc.- it takes a seasoned Real Estate professional who understands our local market to provide the knowledge and expert advice for both buyers and sellers. Every real estate transaction is important to those involved, and in the luxury market, experience matters. Breckenridge Associates has a proven track record with this high-end market, having closed 109 $1M+ home sales in 2020. And, as evidence that this market is expanding, Breckenridge Associates has already brought to close 55

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There is no substitution for the energy and effervescence of live music. Of all the things Summit County residents missed last year, live music is at the top of the list. Being part of a crowd synchronized by rhythm and lyrics creates a magical atmosphere that puts a peaceful smile on the soul. 

There are dozens of opportunities to immerse yourself in live music this summer, indoors and outdoors, settings big and small. Sing along under the stars at one of Colorado’s most iconic venues, the Dillon Amphitheater or enjoy a more intimate gathering at a local eatery. A full lineup of both free and paid events awaits music lovers of all genres in Summit County this summer.

Summer 2021 Dillon Amphitheater Paid Shows:
July 13-14, String Cheese Incident,

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July is the pinnacle of our short summer season. We’ll be dressed up in red, white and blue as the annual Fourth of July parade returns along with live music, the Firecracker 50, chalk art and smiling faces all around. Downtown Breckenridge will be exploding with colorful blooms and our office in the historical red brick building is a popular place for Main Street photo ops. We see visitors stop by all day every day to pose with our locally-grown and cared-for flower garden and baskets. You’re always invited to walk on in the door to speak with one of our agents about mountain real estate. Inventory remains low, but no one can help you find a gem better than one of our local experts.

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for July

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With magnificent scenery and outdoor activities all 12 months of the year, Breckenridge is an ideal location for a vacation rental home that can earn secondary income or help cover expenses. In fact, Summit County is such a great location that there are approximately 8750 vacation rentals with nearly half of those in Breckenridge alone. With increasing competition and an ever‐changing array of short‐term regulations, it’s important to make your vacation home appealing to prospective guests. We have recommendations to help your home stand out and maximize your rental income. 

  1.       High quality photos: You can have a beautifully‐written description of your home, but the vast majority of potential guests are only going to look at the photos in the
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