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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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Breckenridge and Summit County are very cyclical in nature with regards to real estate sales.  We typically sell 70% of all real estate in the summer months.  Typically from June through October with a final rush at the end before the winter holiday season.

Sellers generally look towards putting their property on the market at the end of ski season when they have finished using or renting for the season.  A Realtor will have to work on getting the property ready for sale and marketing which generally results in the property being launched to market in June.

This is the best time for a Buyer to come to Breckenridge or Summit County and view properties.  This is when the selection of properties available for sale will be at its greatest during the

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In Breckenridge, there were 44 residential properties that sold in March 2014.  Currently, there are only 96 residential properties that are under contract.  It is a great time to purchase a mountain home, just in time to spend your summer months in the mountains.
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If you thought that your skiing had to end on April 20th, think again!  The Breckenridge Ski Resort announced that they will be staying open another week, until April 27th!  Ullr blessed the resort with record number snowfall.  So come get out and get in an extra week of skiing and snowboarding. 

Check out what will be open the last week. 

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Starting on Saturday, March 22nd, Spring Break Fever is taking over Breckenridge.  It is one of the largest parties in the Rocky Mountains.  This weekend marks the home stretch for the 2013/2014 ski season.  Kickoff the festivities with this weekend at the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge, taking place on Peak 6.  With the new terrain, steep pitches, and narrow chutes, the International FreeSkiers and Snowboarders association will be testing some of the best free-riders around.  You will be able to view the event from the Kenosha Chairlift and make sure to stop at the finish area at the base of Sixth Sense terrain. 

On Sunday, March 23rd, make your way to the base of Peak 7 for the annual Chili Cook-Off.  Some of the best chefs from Summit County will

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