Summit County Real Estate News, Local Happenings & Home Care Tips | Breckenridge Associates Real Estate - Blog Archive: 2017

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The Town of Breckenridge is a winter wonderland. The streets glisten with fresh snow and twinkling lights. Ski Season has officially begun and everyone is getting ready for the holiday rush. Now is a great time to get the family the perfect Christmas present … and start creating your holiday family ski memories today!

Here are the Breckenridge Associates' Real Estate Top 5 DEALS for December 2017

Summit Ridge Condo, Unit 203
This is the lowest priced four bedroom condo in Summit County! Located on the bus route and is a short walk to town, 7-11, and the Breckenridge Rec Center. The unit has brand new carpet, an updated kitchen and nine foot ceilings. Great covered deck overlooking the Ten Mile Range. Excellent value, investment property or…

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For the past 28 winters, the some of the finest snow sculptors in the world have gathered in Breckenridge, Colorado for the International Snow Sculpture Championship. They come to face the daunting task of transforming, in 65 hours of intensive carving, a twelve-foot high, 50,000-pound cube of packed snow into an elusive and delicate work of art. They travel from all corners of the globe, some from places without snow, and with only simple tools and human intellect, to create art.Sculptures lit at night during the International Snow Sculpture Championships

From January 22 to January 29, 2018 you’ll be able to watch the process in the area around the Riverwalk Center, at 150 West Adams Avenue, in Breckenridge. The sculptures change daily, hourly on some days, and you can follow along and even join in for the voting on the…

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If you are in the Northern Hemisphere as you are reading this, there is a good chance your thoughts have turned to winter pursuits. As holiday season and New Year’s come upon us, we often reflect on how we’ve spent our last year, and how we will spend the next. For many of us in the High Country, that inquiry comes back to this; “Did I ski enough powder?” The answer, of course, is always no. The clock is ticking. Book that ski vacation now.

There are so many flavors available within one ski season. Do you prefer the cracking, crisp energy of the brand new? Get here early- the snow coverage could be thinner than later in the season, but you’ll be rewarded with smaller crowds, and the palpable, early-season, first-day-of-school excitement.


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We talk a lot in this space about the desirability of resort real estate, and how that affects values and investment potential. Plenty of special circumstances make property for sale in Breckenridge and surrounding Summit County more valuable than real estate in other resorts: gondola from town to mountain, high sales tax revenue per capital, community-sanctioned focus on recreation and the arts, the world’s highest deep-water marina, golf balls that fly far with high altitude assistance. One important Summit County local circumstance is that the valley floor — the private land in a county that's more than 80 percent public land — is reaching build-out. While we may be insulated by these amenities and limited supply, we are not immune up here to the…

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Summer and fall seem to dominate the free activity landscape with all the hiking, farmers' markets, National Repertory Orchestra porch series concerts at our Breckenridge Associates office and such, but fear not fine friends — winter holds plenty of free and low cost options.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Winter in the high country equals snow. In other parts of the county snowfall may bring groans about shoveling, while snow here generally means opportunities for sliding. But not all snow-sliding activities equal skiing and pricey lift tickets. (Revisit our past article on how to navigate lift ticket and season pass pricing to make the lift-served sliding more affordable.)

The best free snow-sliding adventure west of, well, anywhere? Carter Park Sledding Hill. Park in the…

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Around town, it's starting to look a lot like ski season! Breckenridge Ski Resort opening day is November 10 and other Summit County resorts are already open or will be soon. The beautiful snow covered peaks are inviting and town is not too crowded. If you and your family plan on spending any time in Breckenridge, Summit or Park Counties this winter, Breckenridge Associates has some great Top 5 real estate deals for November.

115 Sunset Drive
This location cannot be beat … hiking, mountain biking and cross-country ski trails out your door to waterfalls and high country lakes via the Burro Trail. Only seven minutes to Breckenridge Main Street, in a quiet, secluded neighborhood, and only 1 mile off Highway 9! Baldy and Red Mountain views - cut more…

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Let me count the ways. 

  1. Lifestyle. Invest in you. There exist any number of studies showing both the immediate health benefits of an active lifestyle, and of spending time in nature. In our opinion there is just no better place on the planet for ripping single track trails on your bike, making powder turns on your planks, hitting high altitude assisted golf shots under the gaze of majestic peaks, or just contemplating nature. They may call us hedonists, but we consistently rank among the healthiest populations in the country. Health is wealth.

  2. Appreciation. Because of our fortunate position, sitting in the midst of four world-class resorts, ringed by national forest, a short drive from the richly resourced, fast growing and…

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Any way you slice the real estate market in Summit County, Breckenridge Associates Real Estate is proudly always at or near the top of the list. By dollar volume, by number of transactions, and whether considering all of Summit County, or Breckenridge only- you’ll find our name up top. We don’t have the most brokers; we are efficient, professional and our clients return and they trust us with their friends and loved ones. We are extremely proud to serve our clients and community with quality service and attention.

While the overall economic indicators are somewhat of a mixed bag right now, most economists seem to agree that the soft spots can be attributed to the recent slew of natural and manmade disasters- the hurricanes have cause some to put…

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The Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival, also known as Still on the Hill, takes over the Riverwalk Center in downtown Breckenridge October 20-22, 2017.

Breckenridge is the proud home of the award winning Breckenridge Distillery, which opened in 2007 on the front side of the expanding craft spirits market. In fact, just 60 craft distillers existed in 2003, and today there are over 760. The thirst for the award-winning libations lead to a recent expansion and addition of a restaurant, making the new Breckenridge Distillery a real feather in the cap of the mountain town dining experience. Be sure to check them out in the new facility on Airport Road or pop by the Tasting Room for a quick nip on Main Street’s Blue River Plaza.

A new player in…

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