Summit County Real Estate News, Local Happenings & Home Care Tips | Breckenridge Associates Real Estate - Blog Archive: 2022

Increase Rental Bookings by Following Our Top Tips to Make Your Breckenridge Vacation Home Stand Out in a Competitive Market

With magnificent scenery and a wide range of outdoor activities all 12 months of the year, Breckenridge is an ideal location for a vacation rental home that can earn secondary income or help cover expenses! In fact, Summit County is such a popular vacation destination that there are approximately 8,750 vacation rentals - with nearly half of those in Breckenridge alone.

With increasing competition and an ever‐changing array of short‐term regulations, it’s important to make your vacation home appealing to prospective guests.

Below are our top recommendations to help your home stand out and maximize your rental income:


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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. There is still plenty of time to get settled into your new mountain getaway. Start creating your holiday family ski memories today!

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for December 2022.

Pine Ridge Unit #A2

Terrific 2 Bedroom, ground floor Pine Ridge condo. This ski-in unit is just two blocks to Main Street Breckenridge and 100 steps from the 4 O'clock ski run. Updated kitchen and bathrooms, washer, and dryer in the condo. Bright and sunny with big windows and two decks.…

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The first snowfall of the season has arrived in Breckenridge and we can feel the excitement in the air as the resorts are opening! Arapaho Basin and Keystone are already open, and the rest are following soon. Discover the perfect mountain backdrop for your family’s favorite memories for years to come!

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for November 2022.

Treehouse Condo Unit #308

Extremely rare top floor unit with vaulted ceilings and a great view. This large 1 bedroom with a loft area is larger than most 2 bedrooms at Treehouse, is in great condition, and has a gas fireplace. Located next to the one of the great clubhouses in the county with a pool, hot tub,…

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updated  11/7/2022

How To Prepare Your Property for Winter in Summit County

Living at high altitude means you get to enjoy some of the best winter perks Colorado has to offer, but it also means your home is subject to more intense weather conditions. Winter comes fast and early in Breckenridge and Summit County, so it’s important to prepare your home now to ensure it will endure the intense conditions that come with living in the mountains.
While you may know the basic measures to help prevent frozen pipes, we’ve compiled a list of winterization tips that we hope you’ll find helpful whether your mountain property is your primary residence or second home.

Below is a list of must do maintenance tasks to help protect your mountain home from the…

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Historical Breckenridge Single Family Market Appreciation Report

The real estate market is “normalizing”… What exactly does that mean for our unique Summit County market?

Year to date, the number of real estate sales for 2022 are down 42.31 % in Breckenridge and 32.64% for all of Summit County as compared to the record-breaking sales of 2021. However, bubbles have not burst, as the saying goes, but rather shifted back to a steady yet measurable level similar to what was recorded prior to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Despite this shift to “normalization,” inventory is still low. The number of active listings in Summit County is 488 versus the mean average of 922 for the third quarters of 2013-2019.

The average price for a single-family home remains…

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Top 5 Luxury Properties in Summit County October 2022

Winter is quickly approaching and opening day is just around the corner. Are you considering spending more time in the Colorado high country this coming ski season? Now is the time when Buyers are trying to get settled into a property for winter. Deals are in season! Buying now means you'll call Breckenridge home in time for winter.
Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for October 2022.

Beaver Run Unit #28260 - Under Contract

Rock solid income producer in this nicely appointed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom Beaver Run property with tremendous views of the Breckenridge ski area to the north and west. A true ski/in ski/out property with indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, game…

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The golden hues are starting to creep into the landscape. The nights are crisp and cool. The days are getting shorter. We are anticipating the first dusting of snow on the mountain peaks in the coming weeks. Seasons here are changing quickly. Get settled in your mountain getaway before the winter season is in full swing!

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for September 2022.

This ideal mountain home is set on 1.3 acres of land with fantastic old growth spruce trees, a seasonal stream, filtered quandary views, and an incredible sense of privacy. A 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home with a new updated kitchen, new carpet, new hot water heater, beautiful hardwood floors, and an additional bonus office area. The massive…

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Summer may be winding down, but if you are an art enthusiast of any kind, Breckenridge is the place now through Labor Day Weekend. 

The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) is a celebration of human creative skill and imagination. After a two-year absence, this spectacular event returns for 10 days of multi-art programs Aug 12-21, 2022.

BIFA takes creativity above and beyond the expected and ordinary. While always centered around music, art exhibits and art classes, the featured event lineup changes with each year to help us keep taking our imaginations to new places. Some of the exhibits are temporary and some will become interwoven into the culture of Breckenridge- like Isak the Troll!

Beyond being a spectator, there are also…

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August is a great time to check the “temperature” of the local real estate market. National economic conditions have cooled the overheated market, but how much? 

In Summit County, real estate sales for the past two summers were scorching hot due to low inventory, high buyer demand, and ongoing shifts in the workplace and migration of permanent residence. What we are now seeing is a plateau of price appreciation but not a downturn in average sales price.

Currently, there are 557 active listings in Summit County with 177 of those under contract (not including 380 new construction properties awaiting completion). The active listing inventory remains well below average in comparison to the past 5 years.

For the thousands of buyers still in the…

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Cool morning breezes and warm sunny afternoons are what makes Breckenridge so stunning this time of year. Wildlife sightings and blooming wildflowers adorn the landscape. August is a great time to get your family settled into a mountain getaway before winter arrives.

Here are Breckenridge Associates Real Estate Top 5 Deals for August 2022.

Thunder Mountain Lodge Unit #5201
Want the ability to short term rent your property… this is the condo for you! Considered "Exempt" to the Breckenridge STR cap. This ski in location is 1 block from Main Street and directly across the street from the gondola. Recently updated kitchen, sunny south facing deck, beautifully furnished, heated parking, elevator, pool, hot tub, workout facility, and ski locker room.…

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