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Sept. 8, 2022

Get Ready for Ski Season

How to Get Ready for Ski Season in Summit County

 

IKeystone skier in village artt's that time of year again! The leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisp, and the snow will soon be starting to fall. That can only mean one thing: ski season is just around the corner! Here in Summit County, Colorado, we're already getting excited for another season on the slopes. After all, with six world-class ski resorts right in our backyard, there's no better place to hit the powder than here. 

But before you can start enjoying all that our beautiful county has to offer, there are a few things you need to do to get ready for ski season. From stocking up on supplies to making sure your vehicle is winterized, here's everything you need to do to prepare for a fun-filled season on the mountain. 

Projected opening dates are posted below.

 

6-8 Weeks Before Ski Season

Stock Up on Supplies

No matter how experienced of a skier or snowboarder you are, there's always going to be a few basic items that you need before hitting the slopes. This includes things like sunscreen, lip balm, goggles, gloves, and a hat. Be sure to pack extras of each of these items in case you lose them on the mountain or someone else in your group needs them. 

Get Your Equipment in Order

Get your equipment in order. Make sure your skis are tuned and your bindings are adjusted properly. If you're renting equipment, be sure to get it early so you have time to get used to it.

Get in Shape 

Skiing is a physically demanding sport, so it's important to be in good physical condition before hitting the slopes. Take some time to build up your endurance and strength by doing some cardiovascular and strength-training exercises.

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter Driving 

If you'll be driving up to the mountain yourself, it's important to make sure your vehicle is properly winterized before hitting the road. This includes things like making sure your tires have enough tread and are properly inflated, as well as getting your battery and brakes checked. You should also keep an emergency kit in your car in case you get stranded in bad weather. This kit should include things like jumper cables, flares, a first-aid kit, and blankets. 

Plan Your Trip and Make Accommodations 

Once you've taken care of all the logistics, it's time to start planning your trip! If you're coming from out of town, be sure to book your lodging well in advance. Ski season is one of the busiest times of year in Summit County so accommodations fill up fast! Once you've secured your lodging, start planning out which resorts you want to visit and which trails you want to ski or ride. 

Ski Pass

Last but not least, don't forget your ski pass! Whether you're planning on buying a single-day pass or a season pass, be sure to have it with you when you head up to the mountain. Nothing puts a damper on a day of skiing quite like realizing you left your pass at home.

 

Projected Opening Dates for Summit County Ski Resorts

Keystone - October 21, 2022

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area- October 22, 2022

Loveland- October 29, 2022

Breckenridge- November 11, 2022

Copper Mountain- November 21, 2022

Visit On The Snow for updates on when lifts are set to open so you don't miss opening day! 

 

Tips for a Great Day on the Slopes! 

Learn the Basics 

If you're new to skiing, or if it's been awhile since you've been on the slopes, brush up on the basics. Take a lesson or two from a professional instructor to learn proper technique.

Stay hydrated and well-nourished 

Skiing can be taxing on your body, so it's important to stay hydrated and well-nourished while you're on the slopes. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy snacks and meals to keep your energy levels up.

Pace yourself

Don't try to do too much too soon when you're first getting back into skiing. Start with shorter runs and gradually build up to longer ones as you become more comfortable on your skis.

 

Now that you know how to get ready for ski season here in Summit County Colorado, all that's left to do is start packing your bags! With six world-class ski resorts right in our backyard—Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Breckenridge Ski Resort Loveland Ski Area, and Copper Mountain Resort—there's no better place spend your winter vacations than here. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today!

Posted in Summit County
May 24, 2022

10 Tips for Summer Home Maintenance in Colorado

10 Tips for Maintaining Your Home in Colorado This Summer

Home maintenance is important, no matter what time of year it is. But when you live in a place like Colorado, where the summers are hot and the winters are cold, it's especially important to make sure your home is in good shape! In this blog post, we will discuss 10 tips for maintaining your home this summer. Follow the tips on this summer home maintenance checklist and you can rest assured that your home will stay in good condition all season long!

 

1. Make sure your gutters and eaves are clear of debris to prevent water damage.

gutters Colorado winters can bring lots of snow! Unfortunately, this extreme weather can wreck havoc on your gutters. Gutters and eaves are crucial for keeping water away from your home's foundation. If gutters become clogged with leaves or other debris, they can't do their job properly. As a result, water can seep into your home's foundation and cause serious damage. That's why it's important to clean gutters and eaves of accumulated sediment regularly, especially before the start of summer.

You can clean gutters and eaves yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. Whichever option you choose, make sure to do it at least twice a year (spring and fall) to prevent water damage.

 

2. Trim any overgrown branches or shrubs 

pruning treesMaintaining trees and shrubs are an important item on the home maintenance checklist. Overgrown trees and vegetation can not only be unsightly, but they can also be a fire hazard, especially in Colorado. Pruning trees for fire prevention and to create a defensible space around your home is an important step to creating fire-resistant landscaping. To learn more about landscaping defensible space around your home, visit the Colorado State University Extension page on Fire Resistant Landscaping. So take some time to trim any overgrown vegetation around your home. It's a simple task that can make a big difference in the event of a fire.

Remove any branches or shrubs that are blocking your windows or doors. Pruning trees and maintaining shrubbery around the home can allow more light to come in the windows.

Remove any diseased, damaged or injured branches or plants and consider xeriscaping or replacing with newer and healthier plants. Falling branches can be a hazard for people and property. 

Trimming overgrown vegetation will also help improve the appearance of your home. And if you have any bushes or shrubs that are getting too big, trim the plants back to size. Shaping trees and shrubs can encourage plants to grow more vigorously and produce flowers and fruits more productively. 

Trimming overgrown vegetation is also important for maintaining the appearance of your home. So take some time to trim any overgrown branches or shrubs around your property today!

 

3. Inspect the roof

roofThe roof is one of the most important parts of your home, so it's important to inspect it regularly for any damage. Have a roofing professional look for any missing or damaged tiles or shingles and replace them as soon as possible. They will also check the roof for any signs of leaks or water damage. If you find any, make sure to repair them immediately to extend the life of your roof.

Regular roof maintenance is important for keeping your home in tip top shape. So take the time to inspect your roof today and make any necessary repairs. Your roof will thank you!

 

4. The attic's insulation should be checked to ensure it is still adequate.

attic insulationDuring the summer in Colorado, your home's attic can get extremely hot. This is because heat rises, so the attic is one of the hottest parts of the house. If the insulation in your attic is not adequate, it will not be able to keep the heat out. As a result, your home will be hotter and your energy bills will be higher.

To prevent this, it's important to check the insulation in your attic regularly. If it is not adequate, you should add more insulation or replace deteriorating insulation. This will help keep the heat out and save you money on your energy bills.

So if you haven't checked the insulation in your attic recently, now is the time to do it. 

Solar attic fan:

A solar attic fan is a great investment because it will help keep your home cool in the summer. solar attic fan uses the power of the sun to ventilate your attic and remove heat. Solar attic fan is also energy efficient, so it will save you money on your energy bills.

 

5. The exterior of your home should be given a fresh coat of paint, especially if it's showing signs of aging and wear

man painting exterior of homeA fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the exterior siding of your home. If your home is starting to show signs of aging and wear, a fresh coat of paint can help it look new again. Not only will this improve the appearance of your home, but it will also protect it from further damage.

If you're not sure whether your home needs a new coat of paint, it's always a good idea to consult with a professional. They can inspect your home and give you their opinion on whether or not it needs to be painted.

If you decide to paint the exterior of your home, be sure to use high-quality paint. This will ensure that the job is done right and that your home looks its best. 

 

6. Sweep and mop all floors, inside and out, to get rid of any dirt or dust

mopping hardwood floorsSweeping and mopping your floors is a great way to get rid of dirt and dust. This is especially important in the summer, when there is more dust and pollen in the air. By sweeping and mopping regularly, you can help reduce allergies and keep your home clean.

When sweeping, be sure to use a soft-bristled brush. This will prevent damage to your hardwood floors and make it easier to remove dirt and dust. When mopping, be sure to use a clean mop head (we like the O-Cedar spin emop) and warm water. This will help prevent the spread of dirt and bacteria.

Sweep dust, debris and cobwebs from your garage floors and basement floors as well. Use a power washer to power wash exterior walkways and patios (follow manufacturers instructions if you have a wood patio as power washing at a high setting can cause damage to the wood). 

7. Service your AC / Central Air Conditioning

air conditionerIt's important to tune up your AC unit so it can run efficiently all summer long. This means changing the air filter, cleaning the coils, and making sure that the unit is properly charged and in working order. By doing this, you can help ensure that your AC runs smoothly all summer long.

Your AC unit requires an annual inspection and maintenance. If you're not comfortable servicing your AC yourself, you can always hire an HVAC professional. They will be able to do the job quickly and efficiently. A dirty or damaged AC unit can become very expensive to operate.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your home is cool and comfortable.

8. Weatherproof windows and doors

Weatherproofing your windows and doors is a great way to keep your home cool in the summer and is an easy and affordable way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. This involves adding weather stripping or caulking around gaps and cracks. By doing this, you can help reduce drafts and keep cool air in the summer from escaping your home (we believe that a nice breeze should be experienced outdoors not indoors!).

Consider replacing old windows if necessary. While this may be a big investment, this can help you save money on your energy bills and keep your home cool all summer long and for years to come. 

Lastly, take a close look at your garage door to ensure it's working smoothly and that no gaps in the weather stripping seal are evident. 

 

9. Test smoke detectors & CO alarms

smoke detectorTo prevent a house fire or carbon monoxide poisoning, it's important to test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors regularly. This will help ensure that they are working properly and that you and your family are safe.

If it has been more than 6 months since you last replaced the batteries, change them now. Follow manufacturer recommendations for device testing, and battery changing instructions and frequency. 

 

10. Check sprinklers and irrigation

irrigation and sprinklersIt's important to check the sprinklers and irrigation system regularly in Colorado homes. The extreme winters and fluctuating temperatures in the spring can cause pipes to freeze and sprinkler heads to become damaged. This will help ensure that they are working properly and that your lawn is getting the water it needs.

To check your sprinklers, and to make sure there is no damage from frozen pipes last winter, simply turn them on and watch to see if they are spraying evenly. If you see any areas that are not being sprayed, or if the spray is weak, it's time to adjust the sprinklers or replace broken sprinkler heads. If you notice any leaks or water pooling, it's time to repair the irrigation system.

Look over all the outdoor faucets and check the garden hose for leaks.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your lawn is healthy and green all summer long. In early fall, don't forget to winterize your irrigation system to reduce the risk of pipes freezing. 

Summer is a great time to get your home in order for the colder months ahead. By following these 10 tips and creating a summer home maintenance checklist, you can ensure that your biggest investment stays in good condition all season long. Thinking about selling your home or need tips on home maintenance to increase your home's value? Don't hesitate to contact us! Thanks for reading!

 

Posted in Resources
May 17, 2022

Summer in Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain is So Much Fun! Summer Activities for the Whole Family at the Copper Mountain Resort

 

Are you looking for a place with unlimited options for the entire family this summer? Look no further than Copper Mountain CO! This charming village offers something for everyone. Copper Mountain is the perfect place to enjoy the natural mountain environment, from zip-lining to fantastic hiking and biking trails. There's always something going on, from concerts and festivals to mountain biking and golfing.

See Copper Mountain live via webcams.

 

Summer Activities

In addition to world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter, there is a variety of summer, family-friendly activities on Copper Mountain. So grab a snack at Sugar lips mini donuts or City Pop Popcorn and specialty sweet shops and browse the family fun activities below!

 

copper mountain zip lining adventure

Alpine Rush Zip Line

Copper's newest summer thrill is one of the most popular attractions at Copper Mountain. This high-speed zip line takes you on a thrilling ride under the blue skies, and through the trees, providing stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

 

Quad Power Bungee Jumping

In this kid-friendly event, you may enjoy trampoline and bungee jumping! The Quad Power Leap enables people to jump and do gravity-defying movements like flips and somersaults simultaneously. Participants may range in age from 18 months to 210 pounds for the quad power bungee jump. The Bungee is situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountain Coaster in the Flyer Lot.

 

Woodward Copper

This is an action sports training ground that offers classes and camps for all levels. Woodward Copper Mountain is a paradise for snowboarders, skiers, and skateboarders throughout the whole year. The Barn was the first indoor snowboard training and indoor ski training facility designed specifically for advancement in terrain parks and pipes. It included trampolines, foam pit, and snowflex jumps in addition to other features. Learn some new moves in the Barn, then test them out in Copper Mountain's terrain parks and pipe to see how well they hold up.

 

Woodward Wrecktangle

Ever dream of being a ninja? In the heart of Copper's Center Village, this outdoor ninja obstacle course offers nine separate sections of exciting and fun-filled challenges to accomplish. Cargo nets, balancing beams, rope swings, and more are included!

 

Participants must be five years old, 36 inches tall, and weigh at least 30 pounds.

WreckTangle is an immersive experience for kids and adults that includes exhilarating hurdles, supportive teachers, companionship with friends, and the pleasure of completing a new and enjoyable task.

 

Create an account with the new Woodward WreckTangle app. The World's Fastest Ninja Competition is open to anybody who purchases a WreckTangle session and an RFID bracelet. Please see www.CampWoodward.com/WreckTangle or the WreckTangle app for qualifying rules and regulations.

 

Mini Golf

An 18-hole course is located near the center village. This 18-hole course is great for both kids and adults. Test your putting skills and see who can get the best score.

 

Copper Creek Golf Course

Copper Creek Golf Course- The Copper Creek Golf Course is perfect for a day on the links. Challenge yourself to a round of golf and see who can come out on top.

 

Scenic Lift Rides

Views of the mountains and fresh air are the best of both worlds. Woodward Express and American Eagle chairlifts provide a relaxing way to see the mountain without exerting effort. Pack a lunch and plan to trek back down to make the most of your time.

 

Go-Karts

The only Go-Kart track in Summit County lets you compete with loved ones and friends! Register at Copper Sports in Center Village or at the track in the Chapel Lot by filling out an application. To drive a Go-Kart, you must be at least 56 inches tall.

 

Climbing Wall

Test your climbing skills on the tallest outdoor wall in Colorado! The climbing wall is perfect for both beginners and experienced climbers. There are routes of varying difficulty, so you can challenge yourself as much or as little as you like.

 

Trampoline

The trampoline is a great way to get some air and fun. You can practice your flips and tricks or just bounce around enjoying the view.

 

Shopping

There are also various shops and restaurants to explore at the Copper Mountain Resort. So whether you're looking for the perfect souvenir or a delicious meal, you'll find it here.

 

Tennis & Pickleball

The public tennis and pickleball courts are perfect for challenging your friends and family to a match.

 

family Hiking in the mountainHiking

There are many hiking trails to choose from, so you can explore the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Copper's mountain hiking routes are open to the public for free. Alternatively, arrange a picturesque chairlift ride to the summit of the American Eagle lift and then trek from there! In addition, guided hikes are frequently available. See the summer hiking trail map here.

 

Track your stats and find your friends. Download the Copper Mountain Tracking app here.

 

Popular Hiking Trails:

Mountain Roads:

Hiking is permitted on all of our mountain roads (and biking). These roads have a novice rating (green).

 

Chickaree Way:

Intermediate level (blue). Head west down I-Road from the top of Woodward Express Lift to the base of Timberline Express Lift, where the path begins. After crossing the Colorado Route, the trail returns to West Village.

 

Trail in Colorado:

From west to east, towards the foot of Copper Mountain, the Colorado Trail runs through it.

 

Alpine Overlook:

At around 12,000 feet, leave the A-Road towards the top of the Super Bee & Resolution lifts. The route separates, with one branch continuing east to Spaulding Bowl and the other west to Union Bowl. Views of Copper, Union, and Jacque Peaks and the Ten Mile, Gore, and Sawatch Ranges are spectacular. 

 

Hallelujah Loop:

The 3/4-mile track begins at 11,250 feet at the top of the American Eagle lift and ascends to 11,350 feet. Cross the A-Road by following the gravel route parallel to the road. Continue up the stone stairs and through sub-alpine woods, following the arrows until you reach the edge of Hallelujah Bowl.

 

Family mountain biking copper mountainMountain Biking in Copper Mountain

Biking in the mountains is a great way to see the sights and get some exercise. There are trails of varying difficulty and diverse terrain through the White River National Forest to go at your own pace. The downhill biking at Copper Mountain is some of the best in the state. The mountain is also home to world-class terrain parks, making it a mecca for freestyle riders. Bike rentals are available in town at Copper Sports Bike Rental and Repair, located in Camp Hale Outfitter, Center Village.

The Union Creek Quad bike haul, which operates daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will transport you with your mountain bike to the top of the chairlift, and then you may ride down. Riders have the option of choosing between Easy and Intermediate Terrain.

 

West Lake Water Sports

Bumper boats and hydro bikes! 

 

The Rocky Mountain Alpine Coaster

The Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping. You can race your friends or enjoy the ride. The Rocky Mountain Coaster, at 5,800 feet in length, is one of the longest alpine coasters in North America.

During the 430 vertical feet of decline, the altitude decreases by an average of 10.9%.

 

Because the roller coaster is operable in both winter and summer, it is an attractive option for a fun activity regardless of when you choose to come.

 

Fishing

If you're an avid fisherman, then Copper Mountain is your place. The town is located right on the Blue River.

If you're an avid fisherman, then Copper Mountain is your place. The town is located right on the Blue River and is home to various fish, including trout, salmon, and more.

 

Festivals

Copper Mountain hosts many festivals throughout the year, most notably the Winter Dew Tour and the Union Peak Festival, the Red, White, Brews, and Tunes festival. Festivals such as the Winter Dew Tour give athletes a chance to show off their skills while also providing entertainment for spectators. In addition, the festivals bring in many visitors to the small mountain town and offer an excellent opportunity to experience the unique culture of Copper Mountain.

 

Copper Mountain events and festivals are posted on the resort's website. So if you are looking for a fun way to spend your vacation, be sure to check out the celebrations in Copper Mountain.

 

Just a Short Drive Away

Copper Mountain is conveniently located in central Summit County and is just a short drive from Denver. This means that you can quickly get to the mountain for a day of skiing or boarding and then head into the city for nightlife and dining.

 

Copper Mountain is also close to other major ski resorts, including Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, and Beaver Creek. This makes Copper Mountain the perfect place to base yourself when exploring Colorado.

 

Frisco Adventure Park 

Frisco Adventure Park is a great place to spend a day with your family. There are hiking trails, biking trails, and various other activities to choose from.

 

Copper Mountain is the Perfect Destination

Whether you're looking for a place to learn new skills or just have some fun, Copper Mountain is the perfect destination. Check out our Copper Mountain real estate listings! We have a wide variety of properties to choose from, all conveniently located near the best that Copper Mountain offers. So whether you're looking for a cozy condo or a luxurious ski chalet, we've got you covered. Contact us today and let us help you find the perfect place to call home.

 

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Copper Mountain today! You won't regret it.

 

Posted in Summit County
April 28, 2022

Frisco Colorado- Your New Home Base?

7 Reasons to Make Frisco Colorado Your Next Home Base: The Most Central and Convenient Location in Summit County

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Looking for a place to call home in Summit County? Look no further than Frisco, Colorado. Frisco is known as the "Main Street of the Rockies" due to its great dining and convenient shopping all year round.  This charming town is located just off of I-70 and is only 10 miles north of Breckenridge. With its prime location and endless amenities, it's no wonder why Frisco CO is such a highly sought after real estate market! Whether you're looking for a luxury custom estate or an efficient studio condo, Frisco has something to offer everyone. Come check out what this amazing town has to offer! You won't be disappointed. 

Colorado is a beautiful state with endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. If you're considering a move, you may be wondering if Colorado is the right place for you. In this blog post, we'll outline seven reasons to consider Frisco, Colorado as your next home base. First and foremost, Frisco is centrally located in the state and offers easy access to both the mountains and the plains. Additionally, Frisco has amazing amenities and a thriving community spirit that make it an ideal place to call home. Keep reading to learn more!

1. Frisco is centrally located in Summit County and just a short drive to all the best ski resorts

Copper Mountain ski area near Frisco Colorado RedfinOne of the best things about Frisco is its central location. It's just a short drive to world-renowned ski resorts like Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone.  But that's not all! Frisco is also close to world-class hiking, biking, and fishing. So whether you're looking to hit the slopes or take a leisurely stroll around town, Frisco is the perfect place for you. 

2. The town is home to a variety of businesses, including restaurants, shops, art galleries and services

There's always something to do, whether you're exploring the historical downtown area or checking out one of the many art galleries. Frisco is also home to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. 

Art Galleries in Frisco Colorado  

-Gatherhouse Studio and Gallery  Come check out glassblowing classes for all levels!

-Summit County Arts Council- Arts Alive Gallery

-Frisco Art Collective

-The Sunny Side Up Studio

-Todd Powell Photography Gallery

These are just a few of the many art galleries in town! Come visit Frisco Colorado to see them all. 

Frisco Colorado Has Restaurants for Every Taste

Frisco has a variety of restaurants that will suit any taste. From upscale dining to casual cafes and coffee shops, there's something for every taste and budget.  

- The Lost Cajun- Cajun: gumbo, etoufee, beignets, and more!

- 5th Avenue Grille

- Outer Range Brewing Co

- Ollie's Pub & Grub

- The Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe- Bakery

- Hacienda Real

- Silverheels Bar & Grill

- Vinny's Restaurant

These are just a few of the many great places to eat in Frisco, Colorado.  

3. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Frisco, from hiking and biking to fishing and skiing

Frisco colorado view of lake real estateIf you're looking for a town with endless outdoor activities, look no further than Frisco Colorado. With its close proximity to world-class ski resorts, hiking trails, and fishing spots, there's something for everyone in Frisco! So come experience all that this amazing town has to offer and make Frisco your new home today! 

-Frisco is located just a short drive from world-renowned ski resorts like Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone. 

-Frisco is also home to a variety of fishing spots, so be sure to bring your rod and reel! 

Frisco is home to some of the best hiking trails in Summit County! Some of our favorites include: 

-The Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area Trail 

-The Rainbow Lake Trail 

-Sapphire Point Overlook Trail

Frisco Colorado is a great place to go snowmobiling. Some of the best places to go snowmobiling near Frisco include: 

-Breckenridge 

-Keystone 

- Copper Mountain 

-Arapahoe Basin 

No matter what your interests are, you'll find plenty of things to do in Frisco Colorado. So come see why so many people are choosing to call this amazing town home!

4. The town hosts several events throughout the year, including music festivals and holiday celebrations

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You'll never be bored in this town! There's always something to do, whether you're exploring the historical downtown area or checking out one of the many art galleries. Frisco is also home to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. No matter what your budget or taste, Frisco has something to offer everyone. 

Festivals in Frisco Colorado

Frisco is home to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Some of the most popular festivals in Frisco include: 

-Concert in the Park Series- June through September

-The Frisco BBQ Challenge- Held annually in June, the Frisco BBQ Challenge is one of the most popular events in Frisco. 

-Frisco's Fabulous 4th of July Celebration

-Frisco BrewSki 

-The Frisco Gold Rush Days - Nordic races for all ages held annually in February.

-Frisco Fall Fest- September  

-Wassail Days - An event celebrating hot, spiced, cider held annually in November-December.

Many other events fill the calendar, so mark your calendars and come on down to experience all that Frisco has to offer! You won't be disappointed.

5. Frisco is a great place to live or visit for those who love the outdoors and want easy access to all the action in Summit County!

Frisco Colorado downtownIn addition to its endless amenities the town of Frisco, Colorado is also a great place to raise a family or retire. With its low crime rate and high quality of life, it's no wonder why so many people are choosing to call Frisco home. So if you're looking for a safe and friendly community to settle down in, look no further than Frisco! 

Family activities in Frisco Colorado 

There are a variety of family activities to enjoy in Frisco Colorado. Some of the most popular activities include: 

-Frisco Adventure Park 

-Frisco Historic Park & Museum 

-Tenmile Range Traverse 

-The Frisco Nordic Center 

So if you're looking for a place to call home in Summit County, look no further than Frisco Colorado real estate. With its prime location and endless activities, it's no wonder why Frisco is such a highly sought after real estate market for families!

 

6. Accessible Public Transportation 

-The Summit Stage provides free buses that run throughout Frisco, Breckenridge, and Dillon.

-The Summit Stage also runs from the Frisco Transit Center to Copper Mountain Resort.

-For those who want to explore further, the town of Frisco is just a short 1hr 40 min drive from Denver International Airport (about 95 miles).   Denver International Airport is the main airport serving the Denver metropolitan area.

Vail Eagle Airport is the closest airport to Frisco, Colorado and is located just 45 minutes away.

 

7. What's the Real Estate Market Like in Frisco Colorado? 

The real estate market in Frisco Colorado has something for everyone.  Whether you're looking for a luxury condo or a cozy mountain cabin, you'll find it all in Frisco. So come see why so many people are making this town their new home and contact a Frisco real estate agent today!

Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Frisco, Colorado are: 

-Bill's Ranch Neighborhood 

-The Water Dance & Wooden Canoe Neighborhood 

-The Main Street / In Town Neighborhood 

Each of these neighborhoods has their own unique charm and amenities that make them special. So come see why so many people are making Frisco their new home and contact a Perfect Mountain Home real estate agent today!

Contact us today for more information on Frisco Colorado Real Estate.

Frisco, Colorado is a town that has something for everyone. So come see why so many people are choosing to call this amazing town home!  And if you're thinking about buying or selling a property in Frisco, contact the real estate experts at Perfect Mountain Home for more information on Frisco Colorado. Browse all Frisco homes for sale.

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Posted in Summit County
March 18, 2022

Another 5 Star Review

We are so grateful for our wonderful clients. Here is a review from another satisfied customer!

5 Sars Google Review

3/15/2022 - Hugo Serri Google Review

Bought a single-family home in 2022 in Keystone, CO.

 

My wife and I first met George Friou in June 2021. We contacted him after searching for a broker in Summit County, Colorado. It became immediately clear that finding a home in the mountains would be a significant challenge.

 

From the very beginning, George remained confident and helped us understand better all the factors at play. The market in this area is exceptionally competitive and having the right agent working with you is decisive.

 

George showed us many excellent properties in the Breckenridge area, where we were initially interested, but most importantly, he showed us some other at Keystone. He provided us with sound reasons to consider more than one location. And that proved to be the best strategy.

 

We were gratefully surprised to learn that his diligence and dedication went way beyond the moment when we finally signed the contract. He remained working with us throughout the tiresome stage of securing financing, and his invaluable advice helped us assess all available options calmly and rationally.

 

Additionally, he helped us ensure that the property was conveyed with all the appliances, hardware items, and installations as agreed upon with the seller.

 

George went beyond his duties with integrity, honesty, and care. Therefore, we definitely recommend his services.

Posted in Resources
March 17, 2022

7 Tips for Making a Winning Bid

7 Tips for Making a Winning Bid in a Competitive Real Estate Market

 

Are you thinking of buying a home in Summit County, Colorado? If so, you're not alone. The real estate market is booming, and there are plenty of opportunities for buyers despite the fact that the number of homes available for sale is low. However, in a competitive marketplace like this, it's important to be prepared to move quickly and make a strong bid.

If you're thinking of buying a property in today's competitive market, following these tips will help you make a winning offer. As licensed real estate agents in Colorado, we understand that the real estate market can be competitive. That's why we're here to help you make a winning bid on your dream home. Here are our top 7 tips:

 

1. Get pre-approved for a mortgage: 

image of getting pre-approved for a mortgageSecuring financing is one of the most important steps you can take in the home-buying process. Getting pre-approved by a mortgage lender will give you a clear budget to work with and show sellers that you're a serious buyer. The mortgage lender will help you understand how much home you can afford by estimating monthly payments which include mortgage payment, fees, and property taxes. Additionally, avoid any major personal financial changes to assets, credit, or income during the mortgage process (examples include: spending money on a new car or other large expenditures, co-sign another loan, changing jobs or bank account or making large deposits in your bank account.) When in doubt, check in with your lender or real estate agent to discuss any large financial changes that may occur after applying for a loan to see if the following conditions would affect your ability to secure a mortgage.

 

2. Research the market: 

As the real estate market is constantly changing, and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends. However, as a buyer, it's important to have a general understanding of the real estate market in the neighborhood you are interested in before making an offer on a home. Make sure you know what similar homes are selling for in the area. This will give you a good idea of how much money you should bid on the home you're interested in. Create a customized market report for your town, area, and property type. Search sold listings history, pending properties, and active homes on the market by city, region, neighborhood, price, square footage details, and more definitions. 

 

3. Be prepared to move quickly: 

Being able to close on a home quickly is important in a competitive market. Make sure you have all your paperwork ready to go and are prepared for a quick closing. At the end of February, the average days on the market was only 4 days, meaning that newly listed homes go under contract within just a few days.

 

4. Make a strong offer: 

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In a competitive real estate market, it's important to make a strong offer that stands out from the competition. This could mean making an all-cash offer (if this works for you) or increasing your down payment. Sometimes it's necessary to be flexible on your price and terms in order to win the home you want. Have your agent reach out to the seller's agent to find out what terms the buyer is looking for, sometimes this includes the ability to lease back the property for a certain period of time, or other terms and conditions. If there are multiple offers on the same home, be prepared to come in with your best offer. This approach can often allow you to save money because it can get your offer accepted right away without the situation advancing to a bidding war or triggering an escalation clause.

 

5. Make your best offer upfront: 

In a bidding war, it's important to put your best foot forward from the start. Making a lowball offer can alienate sellers and could lead to them choosing another buyer. Buyers often take it personally if their offer is rejected, however for sellers, accepting a winning bid is most often like making a business decision. If you have a strong interest in a property, submitting a strong initial offer will show sellers that you are serious. 

 

6. Have a real estate agent represent you: 


Licensed real estate agents at Perfect Mountain Home, LLC have extensive knowledge of the local market and can help you navigate the bidding process in a competitive environment. Having an experienced Perfect Mountain Home real estate agent on your side will give you an edge in a competitive market. They can help you navigate the process, communicate with the seller's agent, and make sure your offer is as strong as it can be. 

 

7. Don't get discouraged: 

Even in a competitive market, there's always a chance of finding a home you love. Keep looking and stay optimistic and you'll find the right property for you.

 

In Summary, if you're thinking of buying a home in a competitive marketplace, contact us at Perfect Mountain Home, LLC real estate. We would be happy to help you find the perfect home and make a winning offer. We hope these tips help you make a winning offer on your perfect mountain home. For more information on the real estate market, or to learn about our services, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

 

Posted in Resources
March 10, 2022

January 2022 Summit County Real Estate Market Reflection

January 2022 Real Estate Market Reflection

 

Silverthorne, Colorado "reflection of Buffalo mountain in North pond"Although January is usually a sluggish month for Summit County real estate, the latest Land Title Guarantee Co. report indicates promise: Despite a 23% drop in transactions, the monthly monetary volume was up 28% over January 2021. Even if sales are down, prices are still rising and demand remains robust. 

 

According to the MLS (as of March 2nd) there were 74 single-family houses, townhomes, and condominiums for sale in Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Copper Mountain, and Keystone. 23 of the 74 homes for sale are still under construction and not suitable for immediate occupancy, leaving just 51 move-in ready homes. Because there are so few possibilities, purchasers usually seek beyond Breckenridge and Frisco and instead look to Silverthorne. 

 

Silverthorne now has a lot of promise with new projects like Fourth Street Crossing and sites like Summit Sky Ranch, Apres Shores, and Blue River Flats.  In January, Land Title reported that the municipality had the greatest percentage of sales. In January, Silverthorne sales accounted for around 19% of sales — 24 transactions. Breckenridge sales accounted for 16% of total sales over the same period, while Keystone sales accounted for 15%. 

 

Silverthorne had $46 million in real estate sales in January, while Breckenridge had $31.4 million. 

 

Buyers may be looking elsewhere due to Breckenridge's rising market prices. According to Land Title, the town's average price per square foot is $1,000, similar to Vail and Aspen. 

 

According to Land Title's survey, the average price for such a house has risen to nearly $2.5 million, compared to $1.7 million last year. It's significant to note that this large increase in average price is in part due to at least two high priced home closings. A mansion sold for $12 million and another for close to $7 million in January, according to the report. Only five transactions included sales of $500,000 or less. As 2022 progresses, and more sales are recorded, the average price should normalize to more accurately reflect market conditions.

 

While there are concerns about rising interest rates and new short-term rental rules in place for some communities in Summit County, the market looks to be staying constant and tracking well compared to previous years.

 

deJong, Jenna, and jdejong@summitdaily.com. “Fewer Summit County Real Estate Transactions in January Still Raked in More Volume in Sales Compared to the Same Month in 2021 | SummitDaily.Com.” Fewer Summit County Real Estate Transactions in January Still Raked in More Volume in Sales Compared to the Same Month in 2021 | SummitDaily.Com, www.summitdaily.com, 3 Feb. 2022, https://www.summitdaily.com/news/local/fewer-summit-county-real-estate-transactions-in-january-still-raked-in-more-volume-in-sales-compared-to-the-same-month-in-2021/.

Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 11, 2022

Celebrate Winter at Keystone Resort

Celebrate Winter with Snow-Packed Mountain Activities at Keystone CO Resort

 

If the mountain is your passion, then it only makes sense to live in a place where you can spend your days skiing, hiking, climbing, and biking. Basking in the warm sunshine under towering peaks, you’ve taken your first step. It’s winter now and as a skier all you want is to be able to ski as much as possible. The choices for places to live in Colorado are seemingly endless, but one of the many attractive options for skiers is Keystone, Colorado real estate for sale or rent. 

 

Base of the Keystone Resort ski hill with skiers and gondolaWintertime at Keystone Resort is a magical place for skiers, with both day and night skiing. However Keystone recreations offerings go well beyond just downhill skiing. For those who prefer off-the-slope activities, Keystone Resort offers many winter recreational options including mountain top snow tubing, a nordic center with more than 9 miles of groomed cross country skiing trails, horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice skating on North America’s largest outdoor, Zamboni-maintained ice rink, snowmobile touring, and gondola rides.

 

Keystone Resort has a strong real estate market with many options for residential homes, luxury condos on the golf course, slope-side, and next to the shops downtown. With the popularity of buying vacation homes, Keystone Resort should have a positive real estate trend for many years to come. 

 

One advantage of purchasing real estate in Keystone is that the resort area is (for the most part)* exempt from recently imposed short-term rental restrictions and caps which have been implemented in many other areas of the county. A strong supply of newly constructed luxury homes and condominiums provides several options for home buyers in this beautiful resort community. 

 

The small town atmosphere, the majestic mountains, and all the jaw-dropping beauty makes Keystone Resort one of the most perfect places on earth for all levels of skiers and non-skiers alike. Perfect Mountain Home realtors are dedicated to keeping you updated with the most current and accurate real estate information on everything in Keystone Resort. 

 

*Information in this post is solely educational in nature and may not be indicative of final rules/regulations regarding short-term rentals in Keystone Resort, as they may be subject to change at anytime. Additionally, each complex or community may impose other restrictions regarding short-term rentals. The buyer assumes full responsibility of determining rules/regulations regarding permitting of short-term rentals of properties they are interested in prior to purchase.

Posted in Keystone
Oct. 5, 2021

The Rise in Mortgage Rates & Summit County Affordability

The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates and How it Affects Summit County Home Buying Affordability

The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates | MyKCM

An important aspect of buying a home in Summit County, Colorado is affordability. Mortgage rate fluctuations can greatly impact affordability and affect your ability to buy and finance your dream home in Colorado. Changes in mortgage rates have a direct impact on monthly affordability of a home, as even a small increase in mortgage rates translates to higher monthly payments. However, there may be some good news for buyers... rising mortgage rates may help moderate the housing market and stabilize prices. There are keys to understanding why mortgage rates are trending higher. For questions about finding a home for sale in Summit County or if you need assistance in finding a lender, please contact us today.

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 Every Thursday, Freddie Mac releases the results of their Primary Mortgage Market Survey which reveals the most recent movement in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate. Last week, the rate was announced as 3.01%. It was the first time in three months that the mortgage rate surpassed 3%. In a press release accompanying the survey, Sam Khater, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac, explains:

“Mortgage rates rose across all loan types this week as the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield reached its highest point since June.” 

The reason Khater mentions the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is because there has been a very strong relationship between the yield and the 30-year mortgage rate over the last five decades. Here’s a graph showing that relationship:The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates | MyKCMThe relationship has also been consistent throughout 2021 as evidenced by this graph:The Main Key To Understanding the Rise in Mortgage Rates | MyKCMThe graph also reveals the most recent jump in mortgage rates was preceded by a jump in the 10-year Treasury rate (called out by the red circles).

So, What Impacts the Yield Rate?

According to Investopedia:

“There are a number of economic factors that impact Treasury yields, such as interest rates, inflation, and economic growth.”

Since there are currently concerns about inflation and economic growth due to the pandemic, the Treasury yield spiked last week. That spike impacted mortgage rates.

What Does This Mean for You?

Khater, in the Freddie Mac release mentioned above, says:

“We expect mortgage rates to continue to rise modestly which will likely have an impact on home prices, causing them to moderate slightly after increasing over the last year.”

Nadia Evangelou, Senior Economist and Director of Forecasting for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), also addresses the issue:

“Consumers shouldn't panic. Keep in mind that even though rates will increase in the following months, these rates will still be historically low. The National Association of REALTORS forecasts the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to reach 3.5% by mid-2022.”

Bottom Line

Forecasting mortgage rates is very difficult. As Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, once quipped:

“You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is don't ever try and forecast interest rates and or, more specifically, if you're a real estate economist mortgage rates, because you will always invariably be wrong.”

That being said, if you’re either a first-time homebuyer in Summit County or a current homeowner thinking of moving into a home that better fits your needs or lifestyle, it's important to keep an eye on mortgage rates and to regularly discuss affordability with your realtor and lender. Contact us today to learn more about home buyer affordability in Summit County, Colorado. 

Posted in Market Updates
July 12, 2021

2021 Summit Wildfire Awareness

Protect Your Summit County Home Against Wildfires!

- Protect Your Home

- Grants for Mitigation

- Summit County Chipping Program Dates 2021

2021 Summit Wildfire Awareness Information provided to you by Summit Realtors and the Colorado Association of Realtors. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information. Also visit SummitWildfire.com for more information on wildfire prevention and mitigation. 

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