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There are continuing signs that the housing market is on an upward trend towards recovery. In June, builder confidence for new construction of single-family homes hit a milestone. It surged 8 points on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), to 52 points. Readings that are over 50 points, indicates that builders view sales conditions as good versus poor.

Builders’ perceptions on the current single-family home sales for the next six months are marked as “good”, “fair” or “poor.” Builders are also asked to rate the traffic of prospective buyers from “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” With these different components, the scores are then used to calculate the index. Any number over 50 indicates that…

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Welcome to the Breckenridge Associates Monthly Top 5 Picks for July. This month highlights properties in all locations and all price ranges. Single family homes, townhomes, condos, and even vacant land.

102 Branch Rd, Alma and Wildernest

Looking for a superb value? How about a 4 bedroom 2 ½ bath single family home just outside of Alma? 102 Branch Road has nice views, is only 21 minutes to Breckenridge, and priced at $315,000. Or if you prefer to be in Summit County, a Lodgepole Duplex, features 3 bedroom, all en suite in Wildernest with a one car garage for $450,000. This residence is in immaculate condition, has a large deck that not only has views to Buffalo Mountain, but also backs to open space that is adjacent to the National Forest. Hike,…

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Thanks for keeping your trash picked up in order to keep the bears and wildlife out of our yards. In Breckenridge, wildlife lives among us and they are attracted easily to food. As a friendly reminder, please remember to:

*Put trash out after 6 a.m. the morning of pick-up.

*Store trash in a secure location, or bear-resistant container.

*Food items must be put out for pick up in an approved container.

*Bags with food items in them are not allowed at curbside outside of an approved container.

To avoid any future law enforcement actions please do your part to discourage wildlife from eating trash.

Bear/Trash questions? Call Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941.

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In Breckenridge, we saw a significant increase in the number of properties sold in the month of May compared to the same time last year.  There were 27 single family homes sold in 2013, compared with 24 sold in 2012.  Duplexes sales doubled with 7 selling in 2013 versus 2 sold in 2013.  Condos also saw an increase in number of units sold for the month.  In 2013, 18 condos sold compared with 12 in 2012.  Townhomes decreased in the number sold in 2013, with only 5 selling in May.

In Summit County, we saw a steady increase in the number of properties sold in the month of May compared to the same time last year.  There were 60 single family homes sold in 2013, compared with 57 sold in 2012.  Twelve duplexes sold this May versus nine in 2012.  Condos also saw a…

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Welcome to springtime in the Rockies! This is the perfect time of year to visit the mountains and consider buying mountain real estate.  Following are the Top 5 real estate deals for June 2013. This month the featured properties are all under $400,000.
  250 Cove Boulevard   The first property selected this month is a cute, affordable, move-in ready condominium that is centrally located in Summit County with easy access to Keystone, Breckenridge and a two-minute walk to the free bus stop. Functional floor plan with living area and kitchen in one area and second bedroom located up the staircase, very private separate sleeping areas. Enjoy the wood-burning fireplace in living area with nice views to the east and south out…

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the April edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data shows important progress across many key indicators. Even though home values continue to rise and home sales remained strong, officials caution that the overall recovery remains fragile.

The annual increase in home prices is the highest in nearly seven years and sales of existing and new homes are both up over 10 percent from one year ago, said HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs Kurt Usowski.

The April Housing Scorecard features key data on the health of the housing market and the impact of the…

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The spring

season tends to flood the housing market with buyers, and in markets with low inventory levels, the competition is stiff. As home prices continue to recover and interest rates remain at near-record lows, some houses are receiving multiple offers and to win the bid, buyers need to stand out from the crowd.

Since markets are moving fast, experts recommend sellers have their loan pre-approved and down payment ready before starting their search. Inventory is low and demand is high—a buyer needs to know exactly what their parameters are before beginning the search.

Multiple bids are becoming the norm, so buyers should be ready to compete and do their homework to seal the deal. Being reasonable without being difficult is important because until an…

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The official kickoff to summer….Come visit Breckenridge to celebrate more than 150 years of the town’s past from the mining days. The town turns upside down for the weekend while locals and visitors celebrate the gold fields and mining, exploration and adventure, booms and busts. The weekend festivities begin with the Town Party the evening of June 14th, from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center. For 18 years, Breckenridge has been throwing a party for locals. This party is to thank everyone for all their hard work over the winter and to welcome summer. The event is free, food and beverages will be sold. The town photo will be taken between 5:30 and 6 p.m. from atop the Red, White and Blue Fire District's ladder truck. Then the weekend continues with the…

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We've compiled a list of 4th of July (Thursday) happenings around Summit County for the day. Hope you can join in the fun of this special celebration in the mountains.


Independence Day 10K Trail Run, 7 am
This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities. Register at or call 970.453.1734.

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race, 9:30 am
This mountain bike race launches the 4th of July Parade in front of thousands of spectators. Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails in and surrounding the Breckenridge area. Register early as this race fills up very quickly.…

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