SUMMER EVENTS IN SUMMIT COUNTY

SUMMER EVENTS IN SUMMIT COUNTY

Summer is truly a magical time or year in Summit County, Colorado. Our beautiful sunshine and mild temperatures lend themselves perfectly to a plethora of events and activities. The Summit County community takes advantage of this time of year by hosting a wide variety of events, and there is something for everyone! Check out the schedule below and enjoy the best of Summit County’s mountain summer!

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TOP 5 THINGS TO ENJOY FALL IN BRECKENRIDGE

TOP 5 THINGS TO ENJOY FALL IN BRECKENRIDGE

Breckenridge is one of the best places to be in the fall. The leaves change color and our festivals are some of the best around.

You can hoist a beer stein, mountain bike through golden aspen trees, taste some of the best wine, watch amazing indie films, or one of our favorites, visit stunning homes decorated beautifully!

 

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Q1 2022 SUMMIT COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET REVIEW

Q1 2022 SUMMIT COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET REVIEW

What a winter it was! As the weather gets warmer and the snow melts away, it’s time to look back at the Summit County real estate market in the first quarter of 2022.

At the start of the year, I shared predictions for 2022, national and local. I, like you, have been curious about whether these predictions would hold out. This market update will look specifically at January to March 2022 and year to year changes noted as percentages will compare 2022 to 2021. We will take a look at condominiums, single family homes, and residential properties as a whole in both Breckenridge and greater Summit County.
Looking at Summit County residential real estate as a whole, this includes condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, and single family homes. Residential sales are down 31% with 278 properties being sold in Q1; significantly less homes are on the market. Averaging 23 days on the market, there are currently only 127 residential properties for sale in all of Summit County. The average sold price of residential properties increased 39% and is currently hovering around $1,387,311. With less supply, the demand has increased and prices have continued to increase which can be seen when looking at the 102% average list to sold price percentage.

Looking specifically at condominiums in Summit County, there are currently 43 condominiums for sale in all of Summit County with only 150 properties sold so far this year; that number is down 26%. The average sold price of condos was $755,215 which is a 26% increase over last year. Condominiums are only averaging 12 days on the market with the average list to sold price percentage being 103%.

With single family homes being the most expensive type of property, we were not surprised to see the average sold price at $2,367,676, a 37% increase over last year. The number of home sales are down 26% with only 86 properties sold this year and only 59 single family homes on the market right now in all of Summit County. The average percent of list to sold price was 100% with homes averaging 42 days on the market, much longer than condominiums mentioned previously. 


Taking a closer look at Breckenridge specifically during Q1, sales are down 38% while inventory in Breckenridge is up 75%. This number is staggering consider the rest of the county’s inventory is only up 3%. Looking more closely at condominium properties, the average sold price is $866,833, a 20% increase in price compared to last year. Condominiums and townhomes are averaging 23 days on the market with 44 sales happening in Q1. For single family homes in Breckenridge, the average sold price has risen by 39% to $2,536,793. Single family homes and duplexes are averaging 31 days on the market with 42 sales occurring. 42 single family homes/duplexes sold for over $1 million so far in Q1 in Breckenridge.

 

All data collected as of Apr 6, 2022. Yearly changes are ‘22 to ‘21. Q1 includes data from January 1 – March 31, 2022.

For monthly updates on the market, follow me on Instagram and Facebook at @breckenridgerealty. I share the latest changes in the market, as well as listings and things to do in and around Breckenridge. Keep an eye out for my next blog post where I’ll help you prepare your home for fire season here in the high country.

WE BOUGHT A CONDO IN FORT COLLINS

WE BOUGHT A CONDO IN FORT COLLINS

Buying property is a big decision, especially in the real estate environment today! In looking for a condo in the fall of 2021 in Fort Collins, it felt like a refresher course in home buying and a different experience!

 

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SPRING BREAK IN SUMMIT COUNTY ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

SPRING BREAK IN SUMMIT COUNTY ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Do you have memories as a child sledding with your siblings or friends on the hill in your neighborhood? While sledding at the Frisco Adventure Park may be free and great for smaller children, they also have the option for snow tubing! Also consider a visit to the Mountain Top Exploratorium located in Breckenridge. If you were worried about how to spend your time while in Summit County over spring break this month, I hope I’ve given you plenty of options to consider for the whole family!

The view from the top of Carter Park looks west at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Do you have memories as a child sledding with your siblings or friends on the hill in your neighborhood? Create those memories with your family in snowy Summit County! In Breckenridge, Carter Park, located on the southeast edge of town, has gorgeous views of the mountains across the valley. While this spot can get busy on weekends or after a large snowfall, it is within walking distance of Main Street and also features a dog park. Also located in Breckenridge is a sledding hill on Airport Road which was built by the town of Breckenridge in recent years. Located in Frisco near the marina is the Adventure Park; a free sledding hill can be found here. Rainbow Park in Silverthorne has varying heights of pitches to sled from, located near the Recreation Center. For more advanced sledders, Summerwood hill located in Dillon off Highway 6 is steep and better for older youth and brave adults.

While sledding at the Frisco Adventure Park may be free and great for smaller children, they also have the option for snow tubing! The tubing hill is open Thursday through Monday, 10 am-5 pm, for $32 per hour. Instead of having to walk up the hill before each fun-filled ride down, a lift will take you and your family up the hill. Multiple lanes feature different grades from mellow to steeper providing a fun time for the entire family! Reservations are required. Both Keystone Ski Resort and Copper Mountain have a tubing hill on site. Copper Mountain’s tubing hill is open from 10 am-7 pm and costs $49 per person, reserve here. Keystone’s tubing hill is open Wednesday through Sunday through March 27th, reserve your spot online for $48 per person.

Horses are ready to take a group on an evening sleigh ride on Peak 9 in Breckenridge.

You know the scene in Hallmark Christmas movies where the couple rides on a horse-drawn sleigh as it begins to snow? Is this secretly a dream of yours to experience with your partner or family? In Breckenridge, Colorado, you can! Breckenridge Stables offers sleigh rides on Peak 9 near The Village (thru April 10th). If you'd like dinner and a sleigh ride (or just a scenic sleigh ride further from town), head to the second location at the Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center (thru March 15th). Scenic sleigh rides are priced at $69 for adults and $59 for children (aged 4-12, free for 3 and under), while dinner sleigh rides are $99 for adults and $69 for children. Scenic views of the mountains above, falling snow, wildlife, and the stars shining bright on a clear night – how romantic! To make a reservation and find more information, visit their website.

If you’re visiting Summit County with small children, consider a visit to the Mountain Top Exploratorium located in Breckenridge. Opening at 9 am every day, the museum offers “a method based engineered environment designed for hands-on learning and engagement that promotes connections.” (Mountain Top Exploratorium) Admission costs $15 for children 1-14, $5 for adults 15+, and is free for children under the age of 1. There are two recreation centers located in Summit County, located in Breckenridge and Silverthorne, that feature a variety of activities for children of all ages: a climbing wall, Kid’s Korner, aquatics center including slides, and more. Check out their websites by clicking the town name above to find pricing, hours, and lessons. Located in Breckenridge is an ice rink with time slots for public skating: for more information on times and pricing at the Stephen C. West Ice Rink, check out the website. Located in Dillon on the northside of the county are a movie theater and bowling alley to mix up all of the snowy activities!

The Breckenridge Nordic Center on 9 Grandview Dr in Breckenridge

Summit County is obviously known for its world-class ski resorts with four located in the county: Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin. Plan for long lift lines at Breckenridge and Keystone as they have been consistent throughout this season. Ski lessons are a great option for children of all ages as it allows parents to enjoy their day on the mountain while their kids make new friends and learn how to ski or snowboard! Located at the base of these resorts are restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and souvenir shops. If cross country skiing is more your speed, check out Gold Run Nordic Center (located in Breckenridge), Breckenridge Nordic Center, or the Frisco Nordic Center. These locations also rent out snowshoes which can be used on numerous trails across the county.

If you were worried about how to spend your time while in Summit County over spring break this month, I hope I’ve given you plenty of options to consider for the whole family!

WHERE IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET GOING?

WHERE IS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET GOING?

What a year 2021 was! Can you believe we’re already three weeks into 2022? Looking back at the year that was, it’s no surprise that real estate sales were through the roof in Summit County. We’ve seen a rise in property value across the country and a desire for many working remotely to move to the mountains.

A Look Back at 2021 and Projections for 2022

 

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge

High altitude = a long ski season!

Plus, Breckenridge is surrounded by 5 world-class Colorado resorts within a 20 minute drive. Or snowshoe, ice skate, rent a snowmobile, snowbike, go dog sledding, tubing or sledding.

Join the community to celebrate!

Praise Ullr, the nordic snow god in January with a one-of-a-kind parade. Race with 500 santas in December. Enjoy the best Octoberfest in September. Enjoy live music all summer … and so much more fun!

Summer hikes for stunning views!

Breckenridge has countless trails right in your backyard. Enjoy the forest during all four seasons of beauty and splendor. Biking, fly-fishing, golfing, boating –  there's never a dull moment.

Breckenridge Resort year-round

The Gold Runner Coaster, Alpine Slide, Zip Lining, mini-putt golf, hiking, mountain biking along well marked trails … during the summer, take your bike on the lift to the top of the mountain and ride down! 

Immerse yourself in beautiful, mountain town culture

About Breckenridge

ESTABLISHED IN 1859, BRECKENRIDGE PROSPERED LONG BEFORE THE BIRTH OF THE SKI INDUSTRY

Unlike western towns abandoned after the Goldrush, Breckenridge not only survived but thrived. It’s no surprise that Breckenridge is regarded among the most desirable places to live in the high Rockies, offering the best nightlife, shopping, events, live music, and dining. Home to Summit County School District and Colorado’s largest historic district, Breckenridge boasts the perfect mountain escape with everything you need right in the heart of downtown. As a local real estate company, we represent the highest quality homes in Breckenridge’s most sought after locations. From slope-side to Main Street, we offer you the best of local luxury among Breckenridge’s premier peaks, bustling streets, and secluded settings in Blue River. Explore photos and take virtual tours of all our luxury homes, townhomes, condos, and more!

The question most visitors have about life in Breckenridge is, can it honestly be as idyllic as it appears? As an outsider looking in, any classic mountain town has a unique atmosphere that feels almost too good to be true. After all, no place could hold such charm. But those who call Breckenridge home will beg to differ. Our town unmistakeably blends living history with modern amenities. In fact, Breckenridge is a stunning look at how flawlessly a small Rocky Mountain town can cherish its origins while aiming for an even greater future. 

Breck is fueled by its history of prosperity and hardships, fanciful architecture, and timeless western hospitality. Yet, it masterfully blends the old with the new, transforming into a hub for modern sensibilities. Whether you’re spending your morning on the world-class slopes of Breckenridge Resort or taking an evening walk down Main Street, there’s a vibrancy here that can be felt.

Breckenridge is truly one of a kind, as are you. Why not call it home, your home?

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Jan Leopold comes from the Midwest and brings over 20 years of in-depth understanding of the inventory in the Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Silverthorne markets. 

After relocating several times with her husband and three children – buying and selling properties of her own, – has afforded her a first-hand perspective she gained through her personal experience advising people through the purchase or sale of their investment regardless of the price range.

Jan is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with proven experience since 2005. She believes her local expertise, continuing education, and passion for results help second homeowners invest in Summit County mountain communities.

Jan utilizes her knowledge in the latest technological advances of both traditional and digital marketing; and harnesses the power of social media to market and sell her properties on a national and global scale. Her strong online presence provides buyers comprehensive information and drives maximum exposure and buyers to the properties she proudly represents.

Jan is your local resource of local stagers, painters, designers, handymen, and inspectors she has worked with or contacts from her husband who is an estimator for a local contractor.

Jan proudly volunteers with local charities and supports several great non-profit organizations including the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Domus Pacis, Smart Bellies, Boy Scouts, The Cycle Effect, and Summit Seniors in her community.