Archive for November, 2008

Snowing in Breckenridge Nov.30.2008

breckenridge Snowing in Breckenridge Nov.30.2008Great news! It’s snowing in Summit County! The town looks beautiful and the mountains are amazing for skiing and snowboarding. Come and enjoy the great weather and a holiday atmosphere!

You cannot miss this unforgettable time of the year in the mountains. Do not wait and plan your holiday vacation now.

A winter storm dropped 22 inches of snow at Breckenridge  in 4 days. More terrain continues to open daily and snow remains in the forecast all week long for all four Colorado resorts. Read more »

Breckenridge Events Activities November 27 December 3

Thanksgiving Day

(a) Breckenridge Recreation Center Classes – Thanksgiving hours are 6am-3pm.  Muscle Power 6:15am; BodyPump 8 am.; Water Aerobics 8am; Mat Pilates 9:0r5am; Mixed Terrain Cycle 9:30am; Weightlifting for Women 10:30am; Kickboxing 12pm; Strength/Stretch 1pm;

(a) Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center Presents:   Thanksgiving Day Turkey Toss– 10-11am in Divide, Colorado.  Adults $20, Kids 12 and under $10.  For more info call 719 687 9742 or visit

(b) Karaoke with DJ’s Siren and Maria– At Jonny G’s in Frisco.  9:30pm – 1:30am Upstairs of the Frisco Mall.   970 406-1230 for more info. Read more »

Real Estate Market Analysis: Garfield County

Garfield County boasts Glenwood Springs, a quaint and historic town that also offers one of the largest pools filled with natural hot springs. It also includes towns like Rifle, current popular for oil drilling.

January through August of 2008 showed an increase in the average price of homes, from Read more »

No extra Blue River tax.

It wasn’t a surprise that Blue River residents denied a ballot item that aimed to take away the cap on property taxes, since there wasn’t much support going into it. Seventy-nine people voted for it, while 351 voted against.
Blue River property taxes are used partially for roads and to police the town. Of the town’s $711,929 budget, about 2/3 of it originates from property taxes; the measure would have given the town about $33,800 in 2009. Voters against the ballot issue said the measure would have increased property bills by a minimum of $41.
Allyn Mosher, town treasurer, told the Summit Daily News that the denial won’t affect 2009’s budget, but it may cause a big problem in the future.

Custom Home Breckenridge




This distinctive home, which also played an integral role in its design, is located in the prestigious Jack Nicholas designed Read more »

Intrawest refinanced

Intrawest, which owns Copper Mountain, narrowly avoided bankruptcy by refinancing a $1.7 billion loan Oct. 23. CEO Bill Jensen said it was challenging to get a new loan with the state of the credit market. The loan terms the company got will cost more, which may cause stress on Intrawest’s financials, creating possible declines in capital investments or services.

Real estate Market Analysis Summit County October 2008

Attached, you will find the Land Title Guarantee Company October 2008 Market

Analysis from Summit County.  There are 9 separate worksheets within this
spreadsheet. You must use the tabs located on the left hand side of the
spreadsheet to view all the worksheets.

*     Summit County 2004-2005-2006-2007-2008 Graph Comparison

*     Cost Breakdown, October 2008 (New Construction, Resales and Gross
Residential Price Index,  2008 Year to Date Gross Residential Price
Index) Read more »

Real Estate Market Analysis: Routt County summer, 2008

Routt County is known for Steamboat Ski Area. It’s only about 90 miles from Silverthorne, but it’s a long 90-mile drive, over a pass called Rabbit Ears, which is prone to closing during winter storms. In the past, Steamboat property was less expensive than Summit County realty, but it has quickly caught up — and even surpassed Summit — especially now Read more »

Breckenridge Events Activities November 13-19

Thursday, November 13
(s) Arts Alive Presents:  Colorado Colors – 11am-5pm at 500 South Main Street (La Cima Mall).  Summit County’s only local co-op Gallery celebrates autumn with a new show, Colorado Colors.  Featured artists of the month include Cat Roberts, watercolorist.  970 453-0450 for more info.
(h) Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Sites and Tours – Visit the Read more »

Real Estate Market Analysis: Pitkin County during summer, 2008

Pitkin County holds the most expensive real estate in Colorado, because it’s home to Aspen. Overall, in August of 2008, the largest number of sales fell between the $1 million and $2 million mark.

Since Aspen Mountain opened, real estate prices have steadily risen, or at least held. But, so far in 2008, average sales prices have dropped from 2007 levels. Between January and Read more »

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