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July 2013

Found 8 blog entries for July 2013.

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White Flowers in Breckenridge Alpine Garden

 

When the hussle bussle of Main Street, or the Fun Park, finally wear you out, or if you just want to be outside, sit down and enjoy the mountain views, and the fresh mountain air, the Town of Breckenridge Alpine Garden is not to be missed.

Set by the shores of the Blue River, just a half block west of Main Street and south of Adams Street you will find the gravel trails meandering through the flower beds filled with nearly every species that will actually grow with vigor at an elevation of over 9600 ft. above sea level.

Volunteers from the Summit County Garden Club care diligently for the flowers and regularly wake in a start with overnight temps dipping to 37 or 38 degrees.  There are park benches and rock benches placed thoughout the

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This year, Breckenridge will be hosting Stage 2 Finish and Stage 3 Start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. On Tuesday, August 20th, racers will enter town from Hoosier Pass and will end near Blue River Plaza. Join us on Tuesday, August 20th, starting at 1:30 pm, for drinks and appetizers, to welcome the bikers as they make their way to the finish line.  The official finish line will then follow on Main Street between Washington and Adams, making the view from our front porch exciting and truly a part of the action!

Stage 2: Tuesday, August 20
Riders will start in Aspen with a climb over Independence Pass. After traveling through Buena Vista, Fairplay and Alma, they’ll continue up Hoosier Pass and then come down into town veering left on Park Ave then turn…
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Earlier this year, 100 major real estate brokers from around the country reported first quarter gains in number of transactions and dollar compared to the same period as last year.  The historically low interest rates, along with buyers’ gaining confidence in the market place, is sending the real estate market upwards.  This kind of confidence has not been seen in the last five years.    According to Lawrence Young, a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and chief economist, “Since the majority of families in America are homeowners, a rise in home value certainly lifts their confidence, which in turns helps the economy as people feel more comfortable spending their money.  It’s all good news in housing, and I think the momentum will…
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In Breckenridge, we saw an increase in the number of properties sold in the month of June compared to the same time last year.  There were 20 single family homes sold in 2013, compared with 18 sold in 2012.  Duplexes sales doubled with 2 selling in 2013 versus 1 sold in 2013.  Condos also saw an large increase in number of units sold for the month.  In 2013, 24 condos sold compared with 16 in 2012.  Townhomes decreased in the number sold in 2013, with only 6 selling in June.     In Summit County, we saw a steady increase in the number of properties sold in the month of June compared to the same time last year.  There were 45 single family homes sold in 2013, compared with 63 sold in 2012.  8 duplexes sold this June versus 3 in 2012.  Condos…
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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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