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    Buy Your Home Now Before Annual Inventory Loss

    By Kevin Smits | October 7, 2014

    Every year right before Thanksgiving the Summit County real estate market experiences a dip in inventory levels. The graphic above represents a national scale of inventory that shows a sharper decrease beginning in December. However, in our area there is a 20-30% decrease in inventory starting around November 1, right before the holiday season begins.... Read More

    Own a 2nd Home? A Checklist of Preventative Maintenance

    By Kevin Smits | September 23, 2014

    A vacation home in a popular area like Summit County can be an excellent investment that appreciates over time and provides you with a significant ROI if you decide to sell. However, that investment requires maintenance to prevent damage and maintain its high value. In today’s blog post we’ll share a quick checklist with a... Read More

    Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out

    By Kevin Smits | September 2, 2014

    In today’s world of online review websites and mobile apps it takes just one slip-up or instance of poor customer service to cause serious harm to any business. If you own a vacation property that you rent out to others it’s especially important to deliver a quality experience and to court those five-star reviews. In... Read More

    What To Consider When Choosing a Property Manager

    By Kevin Smits | August 26, 2014

    If you have recently bought a vacation property and are starting to rent it out to short-term tenants and visitors to the area, you may have discovered that property management isn’t your specialty and should be outsourced to a professional. Let’s take a look at a few key items that you’ll need to know when... Read More

    What HOA Fees Mean For You

    By Kevin Smits | August 8, 2014

    Are you thinking about buying a condo in Summit County – perhaps a ski-in/ski-out alpine condo in Breckenridge or Keystone? Whether you are new to condo living or not, you’ve likely heard tales from condo owners about the HOA or “homeowners’ association”. In this post we’ll share a bit of information about HOAs, the types... Read More

    Summit County Market Update | 2013 Q3

    By Amy Smits | January 17, 2014

    Our Third Quarter Real Estate Market Update for Summit County is out! Check out the recent homes sold, their sales prices and how long they were on the market. You can download the full pdf here, or view it below. If you’re interested in receiving a hard copy, please contact us and we’ll be more... Read More

    Best Practices for Becoming a Reliable Property Manager

    By Amy Smits | January 17, 2014

    No one wants to be known as being a bad property owner. This increases your turnover rate and it will be a lot harder for you to rent out your properties. While you are in a position of power, it makes sense to ensure that your tenants are happy with you. When they move out,... Read More

    Home Building Trends of 2014

    By Amy Smits | January 3, 2014

    Over the course of the past decade, new home construction has become an increasingly popular choice for those looking for their dream homes. With relatively low land and construction costs these days, it actually makes good financial sense for many to opt for new construction rather than buying a pre-built home. Those who are considering... Read More

    How Summit County Can Help Colorado Flood Victims

    By Amy Smits | October 23, 2013

    After a summer of wildfires, flooding became Colorado’s latest disaster. Cites like Evans, Milliken, Loveland, and Lyons were hit hard and many people lost their homes, their cars, and worse, life was lost. While Summit County was spared from the worse of the flooding, the residents of Summit County can show their Colorado Strong Pride... Read More

    Home Insurance: Are these Winter Disasters Covered?

    By Amy Smits | October 18, 2013

    There are a number of winter related problems, and you have a decent list of many common issues. I would like to add the biggest issue we see in the mountains of Colorado; pipes bursting. Most of the homeowners in our area are secondary. Those that turn their heat down and do not have someone checking on... Read More

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