September is such a beautiful time to be in the mountains. The air is extra crisp, the light is extra golden. Sunshine is abundant with warm days and cooler nights. Momentum for ski season starts to build and soon the mountain peaks will be dusted with snow. We hope you enjoy this change in seasons as much as we do. Take time to go out for a hike to experience the changing leaves first hand or meet some friends for brews at Breckenridge Oktoberfest. 

Winter is upon us and if you are considering spending more time in the mountains this ski season buy buying a home in Breckenridge, Summit or Park County, now is the time to buy. Deals are in season and buying now means you'll call Breckenridge home in time for winter.

And, now for our Top 5 Real Estate Deals…

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The Forest Service approved Alternative 2 of the Breckenridge Ski Resort’s (BSR) Peak 6 Expansion plan in August. The selected alternative includes approximately 550 acres of lift-served and hike-to skiing, two new chairlifts, a ski patrol/warming hut and a restroom facility. Conservation measures and project design criteria are required as part of the approved plan. It is likely the expansion won’t fully come to fruition until the 2014-2015 ski season with the potential of work beginning as early as this fall.

The seven year review process has involved extensive involvement from the community.  After reviews and appeals, Alternative 2 of the plan may move forward. The Peak 6 Expansion plan is currently under a 45-day appeal period. The official…

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Breckenridge Residential Sales
Real estate activity in Breckenridge for the month of August included the sale of 26 Single Family Residences, 4 Duplexes, 22 Condos and 6 Townhomes for a total of 58 transactions for the month. Year-to-date total sales include 306 transactions with 26 sales currently pending.
Summit/Park County Residential Sales Real estate activity in Summit and Park Counties for the month of August included the sale of 59 Single Family Residences, 12 Duplexes, 60 Condos and 17 Townhomes for a total of 148 transactions for the month. Year-to-date total sales include 831 transactions with 302 sales currently pending. 
Source: Local MLS data, September 7, 2012

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The last two weekends in September are dedicated to the Parade of Homes, benefiting the Summit Foundation. Tour Summit County’s most beautiful September 22-23 and again on September 29-30. See the newest trends in style, interior design, state-of-the-art finishes, and amazing landscaping! Call your Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Broker/Partner for the full Summit County Parade of Homes schedule and ticket information - 970.453.2200.

Please contact your Broker at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate to learn more about the incredible opportunities available today in Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. 800.774.7970 or 970.453.2200. Click here for the latest news about Breckenridge Real Estate.

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It's the changing of seasons. It's a shift to cooler mornings, beautiful foliage, fall hikes, signature events and let's not forget...a countdown to skiing and snowboarding. These are some of our favorite things fall brings. Escape to Breckenridge this fall and see why the locals love September.

Whether taking the time to view the "Colorado gold" of changing leaves on Boreas Pass or during your favorite fall hike, drinking a brew on Main Street for Oktoberfest or touring Summit County's finest homes during the Parade of Homes, you're sure to want to spend some time in Breckenridge this September.

Breckenridge's Peak Foliage:
Driving: View the golden leaves of the high country now, the leaves are golden and glowing in Breckenridge. Leaf peepers will love…

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As the season changes from summer to fall with winter on our minds, we’re seeing some shifts in the local real estate market pertaining to both buyers and sellers. It's time to get serious about moving forward with your mountain property.

Buyers, let’s get serious about ski season. If you want to make a move and lock down a property in time for ski season, you need to act now. This is your chance, and this is the year. Not only are mortgage rates at all time lows, great deals are to be had and sellers are reviewing their prices and may be more motivated to sell as summer comes to a close. 
The difference between a rate of 4% and 5% on a 30 year mortgage loan of $600,000 can amount to $128,000 over the life of the loan, or $350 each month. Current…

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Professionally staged homes spend 45 percent less time on the market than non-staged homes and sell for about 6 percent more - an eye-catching statistic. A sure way to make your home stand out among the competition is to hire a professional stager. They will evaluate your living space from the viewpoint of the buyer and “set the stage” allowing for potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the home.
Professional home stagers not only pare down the clutter, but they evaluate the flow of the home. They want the home to make buyers feel like they could move in tomorrow. Creating a versatile space, even beyond closed doors (i.e. inviting closets and pantries) with coordinated colors, textures and nice finishing touches could help flip the…

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