Breckenridge Real Estate Blog

We, at Breck Life Group, are fortunate to have wonderful clients who were willing to share their personal photographs for our 2020 calendar contest! All the entries were wonderful and we truly enjoyed getting to see through the eyes of our clients! Thank you very much for entering the contest, we found it difficult to select a winner with all the beautiful images of Summit County!

Our winners for the contest were Carol and Alan Kelly! Pictured here is Carol Kelly holding the calendar after accepting her $100 gift certificate to Twist restaurant in Breckenridge. 

"What a wonderful surprise to win the calendar competition!!! Thank you!" - Carol Kelly


Pictured here; Carol Kelly at Portfolio Gallery, which she and her husband, Alan Kelly, own. 

 

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20th Anniversary Big Beers Festival

 

Dates: January 9th - 11th

Don't miss out on this years World-Class Beer Festival! There will be many events over the weekend where brewmasters and brewery owners will impart their beer knowledge and you will be able to sample hundreds of big, Belgian style, and experimental beers! There will be beer and food pairings at the brewmasters' dinner, beer & brewing seminars and a commercial tasting event! 

Full schedule and tickets 

 

Distilled, Backcountry and Bourbon 

Dates: January 11th 

This event, held at the Warren Station, will be a pairing of backcountry and avalanche awareness. There will be presentations by Friends of the CAIC to increase awareness of backcountry and avalanche safety;

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Breckenridge Valentine's Day

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Valentine’s Day plans, especially if you’re spending it here in Breckenridge. So whether you’re looking for a cozy dinner spot or hope to get outside and enjoy a day filled with wintertime recreation, here’s a quick look at how we recommend you celebrate Valentine’s Day in Breckenridge. 

Outside Activities 

Sleigh Ride 

Breckenridge Stables offers sleigh rides at 2 different locations: Peak 9 and the Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center. We love the Peak 9 option because it travels up the mountain and reaches about 11,000’ elevation, which couldn’t provide riders with a better view of Ten Mile Range and downtown Breckenridge. But in all honesty, you can’t really go wrong either way. Wool

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U.S. Housing Market 2020A new year always brings new questions, especially when it comes to the housing market. So if you’re planning to buy or sell sometime in 2020 and might be wondering what's in store over the next 12 months, here are a few things experts and economists are predicting…

Low inventory will still be an issue

Unemployment is sitting around a 50-year low and interest rates are still well below historical norms, so what gives? Well, housing supply remains low across the board, and especially at lower price ranges, so more renters, first-time home buyers, and existing home owners are staying put, which is continuing to hurt the market all over. 

Mortgage rates remain low 

Did you know that mortgage rates were hovering around 8.5 percent at the start of

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Now that the new year has finally arrived and the holiday season is officially behind us, we’ve now reached the peak of ski season here in Summit County and we figured there’s no better time like the present to provide our loyal followers with a few quick tips related to one of the more underrated wintertime activities—cross country skiing. So before you hit the trails this ski season, here are 5 things to keep in mind when it comes to cross country skiing.

Dress in layers

Definitely one of the most important thing to remember before going cross country skiing is to dress in layers. As an intense aerobic activity, it’s easy to overheat if you’re heavily dressed and the last thing you want to do out on the trail is start sweating.

Stretch before &

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Breckenridge Townhomes Inventory is a little tight when it comes to buying a Breckenridge townhouse right now, especially if you’re needing to stay under the $1 million threshold. So if you’re looking to make some big decisions in the early part of 2020 and hope to be settled into a new place sooner rather than later, here’s where you’ll currently find some really strong deals on available Breckenridge townhomes for sale. 

Main Street Junction 

Situated just off South Main Street and only minutes from ski lifts and downtown Breckenridge, the Main Street Junction community offers amazing living spaces, private heated garages, and even access to The Pioneer Club. Additionally, most units have anywhere between 700 and 1,300+ square feet and prices tend to start in the

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The Nutcracker at Warren Station

Date: Dec. 7th, at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Location: Warren Station Center for the Arts

A holiday classic takes over Warren Station with the Summit School of Dance and the CO. Motion Dancers presenting The Nutcracker. Also, parents and children are encouraged to join in the Holiday Showcase, singalong and Jingle Bell Parade! 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children ages twelve - two, and free for those two years old and under.

 

Hartford Ski Spectacular

Date: December 9th - 14th
Location: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center at Beaver Run Resort

The Hartford Spectacular hosted by our own BOEC is on of the nation's largest winter sport festivals for people with disabilities, with more than 800

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Luxury Breckenridge HomesDespite 2019 being a bit of a sluggish year for luxury home sales in general, the high-end market in Breckenridge has continued to remain strong in recent months.

According to newly released Summit County market data, Breckenridge registered 24% of the total sales revenue and 18% of the total transactions in October, while the average price for a residential home in town was $1.47 million. 

For anyone keeping track, that’s a 37% spike from the October average in 2018. 

Keystone also recorded a strong October, accounting for 15% of Summit County’s total transactions. Unlike Breckenridge, though, home prices in the Keystone area dropped 16% compared to last year’s average.  

By the numbers, Summit County saw 285 transactions in October, up from

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Now that we’re down to just one month left in 2019, many prospective home buyers and sellers are looking ahead and wondering what’s on the horizon for the housing market in 2020. And although it’s impossible to have all the answers right now, here are just a few noteworthy trends and tidbits to keep an eye on if you’re planning to be an active home buyer or seller in the new year. 

Downsizing

Baby Boomers and millennials are expected to play a major role in how the housing market shakes out in 2020. And with many baby boomers finally reaching retirement age, one out of every three households will be headed by somebody over the age of 65 in 2020, which could lead to many of these seniors finally looking to downsize to a smaller home or condo that’s

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Take a closer look at all the fun things happening throughout Breckenridge and the rest of Summit County during the 2019-2020 winter season...

December 7th

Lighting of Breckenridge & Race of the Santas

The first weekend in December is the official holiday season kickoff celebration in Breckenridge, and this year’s event is happening on December 7th. The Lighting of Breckenridge and the hundreds of runners dressed like Santa are hard to miss but our favorite part of the weekend is the annual Holiday Dog Parade!

December 11-15

Ullr Fest

The famed Breckenridge Ullr Fest will celebrate 57 years in 2019 and snow lovers of all ages are welcome and encourage to attend. As usual, horned Viking hats, the biggest bon fire in the country,

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Listing information last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 5:16pm MST.