Over 20 years ago, we were just a group of local agents who wanted to create something unique within the Summit County real estate market. We noticed the smaller, locally-owned agencies were being acquired by big national chains. Breckenridge Associates Real Estate is independent of the corporate bureaucracy that characterizes most national and regional real estate franchises. Our business model revolves around the philosophy of promoting your property instead of promoting a franchise name. We formed Breckenridge Associates on the foundation of serving clients from a true local’s perspective. Today, each of our 18 brokers is an equal owner in our company which provides an uncommon dedication to the business and you, our client. We do everything…
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If you are a resident of Summit County, it’s likely you’ve been hearing talk around town, or perhaps life has kept you busy and you’re only recently hearing the almost shocking real estate stats for Summit County, Colorado. With winter season rapidly approaching, you may be thinking you’ve missed out on the best time to sell and should wait until next spring. Give us a moment to refute those thoughts.
We are not seeing a curb on buyers desires to own a Summit County property. In fact, Breckenridge is 5th in the nation’s current real estate boom. Multiple-offer and over-asking-price scenarios are still occurring with desirable properties. More than ever before, we’ve got more buyers than we have properties to sell in Summit County.…
It may seem impossible to grow flowers at our high altitude with the intense sun, a short growing season, wildlife, and less oxygen, but take a walk down Main Street Breckenridge during the summer and you’ll see otherwise. Our town goes from winter white to an explosion of color. All day long in the summer, we see visitors posing with and snapping pics of the flowers growing from the earth, in baskets and planters. Maybe you’d like to plant some of your own and have wondered what types do best in our climate and where to start.
Adding flowers to the landscape of your home can help create a defensible space. Because plant choice and maintenance are critical in this regard, Colorado State University (CSU) has published a fact…
Immunity Boosting Self-Care Tips
In the coming weeks, as our country begins to ease its way back to normal, we will see changes in stay-at-home orders and restrictions. Within our own industry, we are now able to resume in-person showings as long as abiding by public health guidelines. Regardless of your current employment or quarantine status, there are simple things we can all do at home do to show ourselves some tender loving care. Self care is especially important right now to strengthen our immune systems and boost our moods.
As our local health and wellness businesses eventually re-open, we encourage you to support them any way you can. In the mean time, we encourage you to try one or all of the self-care tips below.
Have an At-Home…
Spring is always a great time for home projects, but this spring is different from any in the past. Now that we are starting to see a break in the stay at home orders, it is time to plan ways to give your home the facelift you’ve always wanted. For investment homes, you might be looking to make changes that will give your home an edge in the vacation rental market so that you can recoup some lost rental income.
Whether your budget is small or you’ve got splurge funds set aside, our list covers it all.
How to choose what to do first? If time or cost limits you from tackling everything on the list, start out with the most important ones first. Anything old or broken will need immediate attention.
It can be hard to find vendors or contractors if…
Challenging times always lead to innovation and change. The real estate industry is ramping up the use of virtual technology to adapt to the current situation and beyond. Your house hunt does not have to get put on hold because of stay-at-home orders or social distancing.
Fortunately, real estate transactions were deemed critical under Colorado’s Stay-At-Home orders. We greatly respect the responsibility that comes with this privilege. We understand the serious nature of the pandemic and are taking measures in our office and during showings to protect our clients, our staff, and potential buyers.
On our own website, we are seeing an increase in traffic for property views. We want to be able to cater to buyers while adhering to social distancing…
Staging your home to prepare it for listing is a big trend for sellers. But it’s not always well understood. There’s something about being ‘staged’ that feels theatrical. And decorating your house to entice buyers may seem counterintuitive: Why spend money when you’re moving? Think of staging like a good haircut or new shirt for a job interview—it is simply making a great first impression. Statistics show it is usually worth the effort. According to the National Association of Realtor’s 2019 Profile of Home Staging, 53 percent of buyers’ agents say that staging reduces the amount of time a property is on the market, and 44 percent say that on average, staging increases the dollar amount offered.
Preparing your home for sale is about encouraging…
It’s a conundrum: You’re going to sell the home you’ve lived in for a long time, and you want to get the best price possible. On the other hand, you’re not excited about spending a lot of money to fix up a house you’re leaving. How do you balance the need to show your home at its best and keep your bank account in great shape for your next home purchase? Unlike staging, which is primarily cosmetic, upgrades are designed to bring your property—especially an older home—into the modern age and widen the pool of potential buyers. If you hoping to sell your older home to younger buyers, it’s especially important to update, modernize and refresh. Even a ‘fixer-upper’ will garner more attention and likely a higher selling price, if you’re willing to make upfront…
Winter may be a slow selling season in most parts of the county, but in our mountain home, this is a vibrant and exciting time. Visitors who enjoy the wonderful winter sports Breckenridge has to offer pour into town, and often they take time off the mountain to check out what’s on the market. Although winter has its challenges for sellers, there are things you can do that will keep your home buyer-ready throughout the winter months.
Showcase the year-round beauty of your home.
The pristine blanket of snow is a huge appeal for some buyers, but it helps if they can picture your home during other seasons. If you have pictures of your landscaping or flower gardens at their best, create a photo album that interested buyers can look at when they…
If you’re not yet ready to purchase a home for yourself—or are looking for a good real estate investment opportunity—you may still be able to take advantage of great market conditions in a turn-key resort town environment, with the purchase of an investment property in Breckenridge or Summit County. Here are some things to think about regarding investment property.
Interest rates are very low.
Lower rates mean you can take advantage of the most affordable lending, locking in great rates while the market is in your favor.
Your investment will likely appreciate.
According to CoreLogic, "The overall Home Price Index (HPI) has increased on a year-over-year basis every month for seven years."
Passive income is good.
In a resort community like ours, with