Breckenridge Colorado Real Estate Blog

These tables help provide an insight on how the residential real estate market is performing in Breckenridge and Summit County.  The residential market continues to show strong signs of growth year over year since the market downturn.  If you are considering listing your mountain property this summer, please let me put my experience to work for you. 

Please contact me or call Andrew Biggin, 970.547.7751.

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This graph shows comparable vacant lot inventory and sales for the  Breckenridge, Colorado area 2013 compared to year to date 2014.  Interesting to note that lot sales YTD are lower this year compared to the same period last year, even though our residential market is picking up significantly.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me, Andrew Biggin 970-547-7751.

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In Breckenridge, the chairlifts closed about a week, but here in the high country, we have already moved onto the next outdoor activity. The snowpack levels across the state of Colorado are well above average.  The rafting and kayaking companies are bracing for a great season.  If you like an adrenaline rush and water splashing in your face, then this rafting season will be a great one to enjoy. The spring temperatures are rising slowly, increasing the water levels.  A number of rafting companies in Frisco and Summit County have reported that they are about two weeks ahead of past seasons.  The Upper Blue River, just north of Silverthorne, has water levels that are high enough for boaters to get out and enjoy.  This section has not been raftable for the

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One of the main requirements of buying any real estate property is affordable property insurance.  No lender will mortgage a property unless property insurance is issued and I have never heard of an owner purchasing a property for cash and not obtaining insurance.

Breckenridge and Summit County are in a rather unique location which is why it is a world resort destination, the mountains!  With owning a property in the mountains comes insurance requirements that are different to other areas.  Homes here are typically near or next to National Forest or forested areas.

Insurance companies are currently scrutinizing insurance procedures and requirements to encourage homeowners to take preventative measures for fire protection.  Breckenridge and the other

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The vacation home market saw it's best year in 2013 since the National Association of Realtors began tracking in 2003.   In 2013, the vacation home market saw a 30 percent increase in the number of sales.  This being one of the largest gains, the confidence levels of buyers is starting to get stronger.  According to the Wall Street Journal, "Economists note that the vacation-home market was a beneficiary of last year's big gains in the stock market and rising home values, bringing buyers more wealth and confidence."  Because of this "wealth effect", many buyers are looking at real estate as a solid investment.  For 2013, the vacation home sales made up 13 percent of the total U.S. homes sales.  This is up from 2012, when the vacation market only totaled

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If you are heading up to the high country, make sure you keep your eyes open for moose.  The moose population in Summit County has continued to grow throughout the years.  Many locals and visitors are unaware of how dangerous a moose can be. They might seem to be a very calm, but when they feel threatened, they can be very a dangerous animal.  Weighing over 1,500 pounds, the moose's natural predator is the wolf.  In Colorado, we do not have wolves, but a dog can spark the same defensive reaction.  Mother moose are also very protective of their calves.   

Yesterday, outside the Silverthorne rec center, there was a moose chomping away at a bush.  It was only steps away from the entrance.  It is an exciting thing to see a moose, especially up close, but

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