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Buy or Sell Real Estate in Breckenridge 2019

The Breckenridge real estate market has looked to be on an unstoppable streak these past years. With all the recent gains, 2008 now looks like a distant blip on an otherwise consistent upward trajectory.

The causes for this are not too hard to understand: demand is high and supply is low.

However, to understand how the market will behave in the near future, we should also try to understand how the market got to its present state...

Breckenridge's Strong Real Estate Performance

To begin with, increasing economic confidence has caused many to seek out new places to put their money, and investment properties in resort towns like Breckenridge are at the top of the list.

And while places like Vail and Aspen might attract interest from the

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Breckenridge investment property

While many Americans choose to buy a home in Breckenridge for skiing and other fun outdoor activities, there's also a financial incentive. The potential short- and long-term gains to be made from purchasing an investment property in Breckenridge are substantial. It's widely known that the entire Summit County area is a popular vacation destination in both the winter and summer, which means there's plenty of demand for vacation rental homes. So if you know how to take advantage of the rental market, so your second property in Breckenridge will be a wise investment.

However, renting out a home isn't the only way you can make money from it. Here are some other benefits of buying an investment property in Breckenridge.

Long-Term Property

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Winter Activities in Breckenridge Besides Skiing

Out here in the Rocky Mountains, skiing is a way of life. And Breckenridge is a great place to be if that's what you're into.

Yes, millions of people visit Breckenridge and buy homes near the mountains for the endless ski runs spread across five breathtaking peaks, but the Breckenridge and Summit County area has so much more to offer!

So, if you're all skied out, nursing a sore ankle, or just not that into skiing in the first place, here are some great winter activities in Breckenridge other than skiing:

1) Explore the Backcountry (but not on skis)

There's more than one way to get around on snow, and in Breckenridge you can do all of them...

So if you still want to get out in the snow and see the mountain, then here are some of your

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What You Should Ask Before Buying a Breckenridge Condo

What in the heck am I getting myself into buying a condo in Breckenridge? This is a question many of our clients ask us when looking for Breckenridge ski condos. Many of our clients have never owned a condo, and condo ownership is definitely a different animal than single-family homes. While a condo complex is very attractive due to its "lock-n-leave" feature, as well as the location and amenities, being in a homeowners' association (HOA) means you are in business with up to several hundred other owners. With that being said, here are a few questions you should ask before buying a Breckenridge condo.

What Do Your HOA Fees Cover & How Are Utilities Charged?

First of all, make sure you know what the dues cover, and what they don't. While virtually

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How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Colorado Mountain Home

Living in Breckenridge or one of the surrounding mountain communities in Summit County, Colorado is an amazing opportunity. However, the long harsh winters can wreak havoc with your home's exterior and yard.  Additionally, the mountain pine beetle has killed many mature trees in the last decade or so. So what can you do do improve the curb appeal of your home in Breckenridge and Summit County?

First of all, few mountain homes have lawns to mow. Whether this is due to topography, poor soil or lack of outside irrigation, the "natural" look is definitely the norm for most Summit County properties. But that's only the beginning.

The Colorado Mountain Retreat Realty team has a variety of tips to help you boost the curb appeal and resale value of your

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5 Reasons Why People Buy Breckenridge Vacation Homes

One of the questions I get asked all the time is why do people buy vacation homes in Breckenridge? There are plenty of ski resort towns to visit, but Breckenridge vacation homes stand out for a number of reasons. The mountain and sunset views are spectacular, the recreational options are endless, regardless of the season, and you'll find a diverse mix of gorgeous homes in the Breckenridge real estate market. From absolutely stunning ski in ski out chalets to convenient homes in town to luxury homes near Breckenridge Golf Club, there are plenty of options for vacation homes.

While each buyer has their own personal reasons for buying a vacation home in Breckenridge or one of the nearby towns in Summit County, I find that the following common threads

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