In the early-to-mid 2000s, when our resort economy was growing at a rapid pace, many homeowners were dreaming of that second home purchase for vacationing or retirement. However, during this time housing prices skyrocketed and grew out of reach for many. Those same homes you may have eyed in that time period deserve a second look in today’s economy. Prices have since dropped in our local market. Interest rates combined with great deals may have now turned your dream home into a bargain. This table shows the difference in home prices and mortgage rates from 2006 compared to today.

*Freddie Mac Rate
Suddenly this may place your dream home back in reach. Now is the time to buy! Are you interested in learning more about real estate opportunities in…

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Breckenridge Residential Sales
Real estate activity in Breckenridge for the month of September included the sale of 27 Single Family Residences, 2 Duplexes, 19 Condos and 4 Townhomes for a total of 52 transactions for the month. Year-to-date total sales include 360 transactions with 92 sales currently pending.
Summit/Park County Residential Sales Real estate activity in Summit and Park Counties for the month of September included the sale of 63 Single Family Residences, 8 Duplexes, 56 Condos and 22 Townhomes for a total of 149 transactions for the month. Year-to-date total sales include 984 transactions with 301 sales currently pending. 

Please contact your Broker at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate to learn more about the incredible opportunities…

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Most buyers share a common question when working with their real estate broker to bring an offer to the table. Buyers want to know, “Is there any room for negotiation in the asking price?” While it’s an important question to ask, brokers in various markets are likely to respond differently depending on the real estate conditions specific to their area.
Buyers in the Breckenridge and Summit County market can expect to pay an average of 3-6%-off the current list price for a home. Buyers want to be careful to not to offend the seller by proposing an initial offer that is too low. Our local market is not saturated with inventory, and the majority of our sellers are not selling out of desperation. A largely discounted initial offer may be a…

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Are you trying to decide where you want to ski, and which ski passes to buy for the 2012-2013? We’ve made it a little easier by doing the homework for you. We've compiled each of our local resort's pass options for the season ahead. The countdown is on to opening day with targeted dates set for mid-October and early November. Cheers to a great ski season!
Here's all the pass information you need for Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Vail and Beaver Creek.
Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin - in Colorado) and (Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar - in California) Summit Value Pass Adult - $439, Teen - $339, Child - $229 Unlimited access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Limited…

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Ski resorts have started making snow for the 2012-2013 ski season. Every fall brings a friendly battle among local ski areas to see who will open first for the ski season. Only time will tell, but as of now Copper Mountain, Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin have begun firing up the snowmaking machines. Copper started making snow October 2 with Loveland and Arapahoe Basin following later in the week. Now the race to opening day is on, and we cannot wait to experience what this ski season has to offer.
Resort Opening Dates for the 2012-2013 Ski Season Arapahoe Basin – Mid October Loveland Ski Area – Mid October Keystone Resort – November 2 Copper Mountain Resort – November 2 Breckenridge Ski Resort – November 9 Vail – November 16 Beaver Creek –…

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1.) When you add up all of your income from every source, and that total is less than $200,000 ($250,000 on a joint tax return), you will not be subject to this tax.
2.) The 3.8% tax will NEVER be collected as a transfer tax on real estate, so you will never pay this tax at the time you purchase a home or other investment property.
3.) You will never pay this tax at settlement when you sell your home or investment. Any capital gain realized at settlement is just one component of that year’s gross income.
4.) If you sell your principle residence, you will still receive the full benefit of $250,000 (single tax return)/$500,000 (married filing joint tax return) exclusion on the sale of that home. If your capital gain is greater than these…

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Fall is here, and winter is quickly approaching. Now is the time when buyers are making their move to lock into a property for ski season. Snowmaking has begun at our local mountains and soon the lifts will be churning and ready to go. 

If you are considering spending more time in the mountains this ski season by purchasing 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 for October 2012.

1.) Tannhauser Condo, Breckenridge 
This entry level 1 bedroom Tannhauser condo is amazing with a total remodel including granite counters, hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances and everything else to boot.…

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