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Get Ready to Ski! Projected Opening Dates

Breckenridge, November 10

Keystone, November 10
Copper, November 10
Vail, November 17
Beaver Creek, November 22
Aspen/Snowmass, November 23

What a Market!
Summit County sales are up about 6% and the average sold price is up 19% or $109,000 more than last year for the same period. So, if you were sitting on the fence waiting for that perfect property last year, you'll now have to pay $109,000 more for the same property. Just check out the steepness of the increase in sales in the "Luxury" market in the graph above. It shows a 57% increase in the over $1,000,000 price range. In 1994 the average sold price for a home in Summit County was $211,000--today it is $1,188,000!

Easy Ways to Create Great Winter Curb Appeal 

Selling your Summit County home during winter can be challenging. But there are ways to spruce up your exterior to emphasize its appeal during the cold weather months.

Work with the green around you: Thanks to evergreens, your front yard can look beautiful no matter what the season. These versatile plants come in a range of sizes and shapes, and complement every exterior house style.

Plant mature cedar hedges or boxwood around the perimeter, and add porch appeal with potted evergreens beside your front door. Stick in branches of berries or artificial fruit for color.

Take inspiration from holiday décor. Buy a mini-Christmas tree and pot, and decorate it. Cover the pot with burlap and place it by your front door. 

Brighten those dark days:  Keep things bright during the season's short, dark days. Use clear floodlights to showcase your home's architecture, or install driveway and walkway lights leading prospective buyers directly up the path to your home. Turn on all indoor lighting for showings after sundown.

Add some bling: Sparkle is always in style! Buy a silver, copper or gold wreath to match your exterior, and add shiny garden globes to brighten the landscape.

Downsizing Happens at All Ages Now

Downsizing is often associated with empty nesters and retirees, but more and more homeowners of all ages - including millennials - are looking for smaller residences.

As New York Real estate agent Tyler Whitman points out in a recent article in "Downsizing isn't just for empty nesters. To meet their goals, many millennials are going through this challenging process too."

Downsizing dilemmas

Measure your new home before moving day, and decide what to take before you start packing. If there's a too-big item that you can't bear to part with, store it. But not at mom and dad's; they may be downsizing soon themselves.

Emotions can make it hard to decide what you should throw out. Ask a straight-talking friend or family member to help with an unbiased second opinion on tough decisions - like whether your bookcase or king-sized bed is way too big for your new digs.

Once you've rounded up everything you won't be taking, have a garage sale. You'll feel less guilty about parting with so much, and you can make a surprising amount of money to help with moving expenses. Or you can hire a pickup service for junk removal or to take to a charity of your choice.

Summit County Home Sales Stats for November

Wondering How Much Your Home Is Worth?

How has the price of your home changed in today's market? How much are other homes in your neighborhood selling for?

If you're wondering about prices in your area, or thinking of selling your home, I can help.

Just call my office at 800-289-7005 or email me at for a professional price analysis. There is absolutely no obligation.

I'll give you honest feedback about the value of your home. And I'll also give you the inside scoop on what's happening in the housing market in Breckenridge, Dillon,Frisco, Silverthorne and Keystone.

Kelli Bennett
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Breckenridge Happenings for November
November 6, Ballroom dance 5:45 - 6:30 p.m., Old Masonic Hall
November 9, An Evening with David Sedaris, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m, Riverwalk Center
November 11, Second Saturdays for Families Crafts, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Old Masonic Hall
November 16, Line Dancing, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Old Masonic Hall
November 24 - 25, Wine and Song: A Broadway Cabaret, Backstage Theater

This newsletter and any information contained herein are intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, financial or medical advice. The publisher takes great efforts to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this newsletter. However, we will not be responsible at any time for any errors or omissions or any damages, howsoever caused, that result from its use. Seek competent professional advice and/or legal counsel with respect to any matter discussed or published in this newsletter. This newsletter is not intended to solicit properties currently for sale.
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