Wildlife sightings and blooming wildflowers beautify the landscape. A cool start to your day and warm, sunny afternoons are what makes Breckenridge so amazing this time of year. August is a great time to get your family settled into a mountain getaway before winter arrives. Get in the real estate market while there is still some summer to enjoy.

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for August 2018.

107 Summit County Road 528
Birds-eye views of Breckenridge Ski Area and Ten Mile Range from this amazing lot. The land is abundant with old Growth Spruce and Fir Trees. Amazing build spot for your mountain dream home on 0.92 acres. Secluded lot, but still only minutes from Main Street, Breckenridge. City sewer is available. The…

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It has been often repeated that 2017 was a once-in-a-generation sellers market in Summit County. That said, summer of 2018 continues the trend toward a healthy real estate market here in the high country. While July 2018 showed stronger numbers than July 2017 regarding number of sales, there was a 6.12% softening in sales year-to-date. Considering the record low number of available listings and the slight uptick in mortgage rates, that decline is slight and, on the whole, results indicate a strong market.

Seventy-two percent of all buyers in July of 2018 came from within Colorado, and only 1% of Summit County buyers are internationals. Interestingly, in Breckenridge this July, single family, duplex and condo sales all outpaced the July 2017 numbers,…

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Summit County is surrounded by open space and trails. From Forest Service, Wilderness areas, Bureau of Land Management lands and county and local facilities, there are close to 300 miles of natural surface trails and 55 miles of county bike paths. In fact, three-quarters of county land is federally managed as National Forest. 

public artwork made from dead and down lodgepole pines

All that land comes with amazing recreational opportunities and fuels an outdoor industry economic engine. But that’s not the only fuel that thousands of acres of trees provide. Yes, where there are trees there can be fire. (See our page on wildfire protection) In fact, lodge pole pines are prevalent in Summit County and count on fire as part of their regenerative cycle. So how can you best prepare when living nestled amongst…

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Summer in the high country can be shockingly short, and astoundingly beautiful. The abbreviated period of summer helps to concentrate all our high country warm weather fun seeking and forces us to focus as not to waste a precious moment. Summer at over 9,600 feet means few insects, crisp mornings, cool evenings and bright, dry sunny days with the bluest skies you’ve ever seen. Here are some tips to help you wrestle every last drop out of summer at altitude.

Beautiful Buffalo Mountain in Summer

If you’ve been thinking about climbing a peak, but haven’t done it yet- get out there now! Trails are dry and snow will start falling up high again soon. Be sure to get an early start to avoid the monsoon weather that typically shows up in the afternoon. Check with a local outdoor shop for…

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