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Summit County Home: December 2016 E-Edition

January 5, 2017 — Welcome to the December 2016 edition of Summit County Home.

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The ghostly history behind Breckenridge’s oldest historic buildings

October 14, 2016 — During the first Gold Rush of 1859, Breckenridge was bustling with activity as miners flocked to the town in search of riches. Saloons lined the streets, ladies of the night attended to lonely men, merchants strolled into town to earn a living off the miners, […]

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Colorado fall décor in time for Halloween

October 14, 2016 — The season of spooktacular has arrived! Spiced apple cider, falling autumn leaves and cooler temperatures are here. It’s time to bundle your home in warmth, and add some ghostly fright to your fall décor. Here are some quick and easy ideas to get your home […]

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Prepping your house for Colorado winter (sponsored)

October 14, 2016 — by Leo Wolfson| brought to you by Breckenridge Building Center Fall is a time of transition and preparation in the High Country. As the leaves change color so turn the thoughts of Summit County residents to the winter (for better or worse) and six months […]

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Parade of Homes awards the best Summit dwellings

September 29, 2016 — Extravagant mansions of Summit County opened their doors for the 22nd annual Parade of Homes. Starting on Sept. 17 and running for two weekends, the Parade of Homes gave tours of 15 properties. On Friday, Sept. 16, the Summit County Builders Association gave out 36 […]

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Summit County real estate round-up: Lack of property stock causes stall in August sales

September 22, 2016 — Editor’s note: Real Estate Roundup is an ongoing series offering a monthly glimpse at the local real estate market with transactions, historical comparisons and analysis from a rotating corps of High Country brokers. The series tackles commercial and residential sales for a bird’s-eye view of […]

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Home Magazine e-edition

September 21, 2016 — Welcome to the October 2016 edition of Summit County Home. Click here to read

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Dillon Valley the hot market in Summit County condo sales

September 14, 2016 — Condos are king in Summit County property sales, if this summer’s numbers are any indication. Condominiums in Dillon Valley, a small, more affordable neighborhood tucked between Interstate 70 and Highway 6, has seen average price increases of 36 to 44 percent. “They’re seeing a dramatic […]

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Make Way for the Parade Of Homes

September 14, 2016 — The Summit County Parade of Homes is back, showcasing new and remodeled homes in the area for the 22nd year. The event runs on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, as well as the following weekend, and properties featured will include single and multi-family […]

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Everything you need to know about your next mountain cabin remodel

September 14, 2016 — by Leo Wolfson, brought to you by Breckenridge Building Center Autumn is an exciting transition period for Summit County residents as the hills shine bright with amber and gold hues, crisper air starts to settle in and home remodeling season enters its peak. Fall is […]

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History of Design: Feng Shui

September 14, 2016 — In this series we explore various design elements and the history behind them. We often see these details used throughout homes and commercial spaces but rarely stop to ponder their origins. Join us as we investigate one of the oldest forms of interior design — […]

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Silverthorne development set for wildlife area sparks HOA outrage

August 23, 2016 — Sitting in his living room, Eliott Robertson flips through a series of wildlife photos taken from his back porch. As the Blue River rushes outside the window, Robertson shows slides of moose, elk, eagles and a beaver gnawing on some nearby branches. “I was lucky […]

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Sustainability in the Home

August 23, 2016 — If you are about to renovate your kitchen, you may want to look into upgrading your attic or basement first. “A lot of people are more likely to upgrade their kitchen than upgrade their crawlspace, ‘cause that’s what people see,” said Marty James Johnson, energy […]

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Slopeside Townhomes Top February Real Estate Sales

August 23, 2016 — February was a choice month to sell, as continued low real estate inventory throughout Summit County coupled with strong buyer interest throughout the month. “That continues to be a story. Inventory’s still pretty low,” Realtor Kevin Crane, of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, said. “We would […]

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Green Goals for Your Home

August 23, 2016 — All people have the right to feel comfortable, happy and safe. After all, isn’t that what most seek in a home? However, that shouldn’t mean building the most environmentally destructive homes possible, without any qualms or repercussions. An attractive home can also be a sustainable […]

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How to Prepare Your Home for Spring

August 23, 2016 — Sponsored by Breckenridge Building Center In Summit County, the snow is beginning to melt, the days are getting longer and springtime is just around the corner. You successfully survived the winter, but how did your home fare? We sat down with Jenny Levasseur of Breckenridge […]

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Rooms for the family

August 15, 2016 — Family rooms large and small are made for relaxation and recreation in your own home, and can be great for hosting gatherings with guests. More formal family rooms are often those that are connected to a great room in the home, versus downstairs rec rooms […]

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Exploring the 2016 Pantone Color(s) of the Year

August 15, 2016 — Each new year brings new trends and directions in the interior design world. How can you keep the style of your home fresh and current? When it comes to color, turn to the experts — the Pantone Color Institute®. The Pantone Color Institute is the […]

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Summit County conservation group awarding free home audits, upgrades

August 11, 2016 — The price of living in the mountains seems perpetually on the rise, so one area nonprofit is stepping in to hopefully lessen the burden, all while helping protect the local environment. The High County Conservation Center (HC3) in Frisco, a leading voice in the community […]

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Q&A with photographer Katie Girtman

August 11, 2016 — Katie Girtman has spent a lot of time behind a camera. She got her start at the Aspen Daily News, and then became the in-house photographer for The North Face. When the company asked her to move to California, she decided to put down roots […]

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