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Spring Events in the Mountains This Year



There is a lot to do up here in the mountains, even after ski season is done. Here are just a few great events going on this spring.

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There are a lot of spring events coming up all over the Rocky Mountains. We want to tell you about a few of our favorites today.

The second annual Brew-Ski is coming up on March 11th in Frisco. It’s a cross-country ski race, with prizes for the best costumes and an after party hosted by some local breweries.



The Brew-Ski is coming up on March 11th!



Breckenridge Spring Fever starts on March 18th. Every weekend they will have live music, both in town and on the mountain. There are several ski competitions, as well as plenty of other events in town for those of you who aren’t skiers.

There is a parade in Keystone every weekend, complete with astounding fireworks. You’ll also find a lot of music here, as well as a bunch of different events for the kids.

Copper Sensation is going to be held on April 15th and 16th. There will be music at the base of the mountain and some fun pond skimming going on. If you’ve never gone pond skimming, it’s basically where we let our inner daredevil loose and see if we can skip across a body of water on skis. There is also a great Easter egg hunt down here that is always a good way to end the ski season. 


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If you have any questions for us or want more information about any of these events, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

What's Going on in the Market Since We Started 2017?



What's going on in our local market? The current quarter looks a lot like the fourth quarter of last year. Here's what that means to you as someone looking to buy or sell a home this year.

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I wanted to stop by with a quick update on what's going on in the market so far in the first quarter of 2017. I've also got some tips for homebuyers on how to win the home they want. 

So far in 2017, the first month looks like the last quarter of last year: home prices have started to go up a bit and inventory is still at an all-time low. In other words, we're still in a seller's market. 

The average price for single-family homes ranges from $1.2 million in Keystone to $1.8 million in Frisco. The average number of days on market in this area is still in the 170 to 200 range. The price range for condos and townhomes is in the $400,000 to $500,000 price range with the average days on market closer to 50. That number is a lot lower for properties that are priced right. 

So how can you win as a homebuyer? Now is still a great time to buy a home because money is so cheap. To be the best buyer when competing against other buyers, you want to be pre-approved for a mortgage. Getting pre-approved means you provided a lender with two years of tax information, pay stubs, and everything you'd need as if you were under contract. When you write an offer, being pre-approved shows the seller that you're serious. 


Now is still a great time to buy a home because money is so cheap.


Properties under $500,000 are selling extremely quickly, so it's more important than ever. 

If you have any questions about our market or making an offer on a home, give us a call or send us an email. We'd love to help you!