The April Jobs Report showed the lowest unemployment rate in a decade at 4.4 percent, with an estimated 211,000 jobs created. While other economic indicators over the last month have been mixed, the Federal Reserve expects a moderate pace of economic activity expansion. This keeps the Fed on track for an expected second mortgage rate increase in 2017.

Freddie Mac says mortgage rates are currently hovering around 4 percent, up just under half a point from this time last year.

There are about 20 percent fewer active listings in Summit County and 23 percent fewer in Breckenridge compared to this date in 2016; however, the number of closed sales are up - in both greater Summit County and Breckenridge viewed as a stand-alone market.

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There is a highlighted anticipation about our upcoming summer real estate season. How is the market going to perform? Inventory is at RECORD lows, and demand to live in our mountain town is HIGH. If you are considering selling, now is the time to contact Breckenridge Associates to get your property ready for this year’s summer sale!

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Real Estate Deals for May 2017.

191 Campion Trail
Here it is, the "in town" lot you have been waiting for. Just off Wellington Road, a short walk to town and the bus stop is located across the street. Great views from Peak 6 all the way through the jagged section of Peaks 3 and 2 to Buffalo Mountain. Private, quiet neighborhood with only 12 lots on this cul-de-sac.…

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How about some golf?

We, high country residing fans of flora and fauna, are very confused about how the pansy - heartiest of high altitude flowers - has become a shorthand insult for weakness. We, pansy fans, will continue to cheer for this little guy, often the first kiss of color pushing through the snow. Be a pansy! Get outside and enjoy the variable conditions of spring in the high country.

How about some golf? Since A-Basin will be open through at least June, some skiing in the morning and golf in the afternoon is a Summit County double header. Add a bike ride for a triple, and if you find a 2 for 1 dining deal for dinner you've hit the Summit County homerun. Only for the experts- add a paddle, raft, hole in one, or large wildlife sighting for…

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The bears are emerging from hibernation and they are out looking for food. Its a good thing they don't know about Summit County's mud season dining specials. Thanks to a new facebook page and website, keeping up-to-date on spring season dining deals and restaurant closings is easier than ever. Newly created by tapped-in locals looking for one cohesive calendar of events, live music and dining specials, we predict this source will quickly become a Summit County must-check.

Another locals favorite is the Dining Passport. Your ten dollar passport purchase opens the door to numerous dining deals and helps fund the Breckenridge Restaurant Associations scholarship awards to local students. Win/win yum. The link below…

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