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Springtime is quickly slipping away to summer.  The temperatures are starting to warm up and the snow is melting.  Soon, the only trace of winter that will be left is a few patches on the Ten Mile Range.  The first quarter statistics showed that the Breckenridge and Summit County markets were on track for a better year.  The month of April was a bit slower than the previous months, but that is typical as the visitors leave town and Breckenridge returns to quiet a mountain town. 

For the month of April 2014, the Breckenridge residential market saw 52 properties sold, down from April 2013 when 67 residential properties sold.  Last month, there were 20 single family homes that sold, 4 duplex homes, 23 condos and 4 townhomes that sold.  An impressive sign…

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As Breckenridge springs forward into May locals reflect about the incredible 2014 Ski Season, a record high snow year with snow packed slopes, ski tales of hiking and skiing the new Peak 6 trails and anticipation for summertime in the Rockies. It's time to get your hiking and biking gear ready!

There is a highlighted anticipation about our upcoming summer real estate season. The Breckenridge market has seen a boost with buyers activity and winter sales. Inventory is low so if you are considering selling, now is the time to contact  Breckenridge Associates to get your property ready for this years summer sale!

Here are the Top 5 Real Estate Deals for May 2014.

Crystal Peaks- The Gondola Connection
Situated right on the beachfront of Peak 7,…

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For over 19 years, the Town of Breckenridge hosts the annual Breckenridge Town Party to thank the locals for all their dedicated work during the winter.  It is also a time to kickoff the start of summer in the high country- one of the best seasons there is!  This summer, join us at the Riverwalk Center on Friday, June 13th, 2014, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.  Enjoy free music, by the Wheeler Brothers, socializing, Town Photo, and much more fun for the entire family!  There will be food and drinks available for purchase.  So pack your picnic blanket and camping chairs…join us for a beautiful summer evening. 

Following the Town Party, on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th, join the town of Breckenridge for Kingdom Days.  This celebration kicks off summer…

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Planting flowers at 10,000 feet above sea level is no easy task!  Here in Breckenridge, it seems like spring is having a hard time making its way into the high country.  We have seen more powder days this spring and the snow continues to pile up.  With all the snow (over 400 inches reported at Breckenridge Ski Resort this season), we will be lucky to see the grass before the end of May.   But the ladies at Mountain Grown Gardens, the local greenhouse and nursery in Alma, Colorado, have already started getting into the summer spirit! Mountain Grown Gardens is a must see for locals and visitors alike coming to Breckenridge.  It is operated by Jessica Cope at 92 Edgewood Rd in Alma.  Open 7 days a week, from 9-5, Mother's Day through Labor Day.  It boasts…

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Breckenridge residential sales through the first quarter of 2014 has increased 34.5% year to date. Summit County has seen an 5.92% increase. Pending sales are remaining strong with 97 residential properties under contract as of April 7th, 2014.  Current inventory is down significantly over 2013.  At the beginning of April, there were only 351 active properties compared to 455 at the same point in 2013 and down drastically over 2012 when there were 516.  Showings are down slightly.

Following is the sales activity for March of 2014 compared to March 2013. 

Buyers, this might be the summer to buy real estate in Breckenridge. Sellers, transactions are the highest since 2008 and the inventory is low, but the price needs to be right in order for…

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Confidence in the real estate market has continued remaining strong.  Nationally, the vacation homes sales are starting to surge again.  Locally, since the beginning of 2014, inventory is hard to keep because of the demand for properties in Breckenridge and the surrounding areas.  This rise in purchases is largely a result of rising wealth and higher-income households. 

Nationally, the number of second homes purchased, jumped 30% in 2013 to 717,000 homes, according to the National Association of Realtors.  It is one of the largest gains in second homes purchases since they began tracking the information in 2003.  Several years ago, investing in real estate was considered to be a poor investment because of the large market bust.  But the large increase…

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Due to the tremendous amount of snow that has fallen this year, Breckenridge Ski Resort has added another week to the season. The mountain is now closing on April 27th. That gives you plenty of time to get out here and enjoy some spring skiing!

 Here are the top 5 Breckenridge real estate deals for April, 2014, brought to you by the partners at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate.

33 Odins Circle
Our first pick is located at 33 Odins Circle in Breckenridge. If you want a modern mountain contemporary home with mountain views, this is it. At $1.3M this home is listed for less than what it took to build. Boasting exquisite finishes and custom touches throughout, this home is a must see. Features include vaulted ceilings, a stunning gourmet…

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It is hard to think that this epic snow year is coming to a close on April 27th.  Even the spring skiing has been filled with plenty of powder days.  The season total has surpassed years past with over 400 inches of snowfall this year.  Going into April with a 96 inch base is amazing!  With this great snow, comes one of the best spring break celebration in the Rocky Mountains.  Part of the Breckenridge Spring Fever events includes the return of the Bud Light Concert Series.  Join us on April 12th-13th and April 18th and 19th on a specially constructed stage at the base of Peak 8.  From 2-5 p.m., enjoy free live music! 

Here is Spring Fevers hot line-up of concerts throughout the month of April. 

Saturday, April 12th

Big Band Voodoo Daddy- Hits…

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With all the great snow this season, the real estate market is remaining stable going into March 2014. 

In February, the Breckenridge real estate market saw a 23.6% increase in the number of residential sales.  The single family homes are down slightly year-to-date, -7.4%, with only 13 properties selling for the month compared to 16 sold in February 2013.  The duplex market had no sales in February, compared to 1 sale for the same time last year.  The condo market in Breckenridge still seems to be strong.   In the month of February 2014, 21 condos sold versus 14 selling in 2013.  Currently, the Breckenridge condo market is ahead 28%, year-to-date.  Townhouse sales have been stellar so far this year.  There have been 5 townhome sales for the month of…

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