Julie White's Blog Posts

Grand County's Ranch 2 Ranch Cross Country Ski Trek

If you love cross-country skiing and being outside, the Ranch 2 Ranch XC Ski Trek is for you!  This event will start in Tabernash at Snow Mountain Ranch and ends in Granby at Granby Ranch.;

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Fraser to Host a Fire and Ice Festival this Weekend

This Saturday, February 5th, Fraser will be hosting the first ever Fire & Ice Festival!  This festival is brought to you by the Fraser PAC (Public Arts Committee) and will be taking place

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Investment Property Advantages

If you are looking for an investment property in Grand County, CO, I suggest you do your homework before you commit to a property.  I am a firm believer in investment properties and my goal is

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Have You Been Wanting to Build Your Dream Home on a Golf Course in Grand County?

Have you been dreaming of living on a golf course in Grand County? You're in luck!  These two vacant lots were just listed and they're waiting for you to build your dream home in Tabernash.;

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Town of Winter Park's New Program Offers Cash Incentive For Long-Term Leases

The Town of Winter Park recently announced The Short-Term Fix Program in hopes of trying to help with the workforce housing crisis in the Fraser Valley.    The program involves the

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Winter Park Resort Announces Opening Day for 2021-2022 Ski Season

Ready for the 2021/22 Ski Season in Grand County?  Winter Park Resort recently announced the tentative opening day for this coming season.  Get out your skis and boards and get them waxed

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Cozy Cabin Retreat Just Listed in Grand County

Have you been looking for a cabin in the woods in Grand County?  Possibly located on a creek or extra room for guests?  Close to Winter Park and Fraser?  With a newly remodeled?

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Mortgage Rates Are Still at Historical Low

Have you been thinking of purchasing a home or refinancing your current home?  Now is the time with mortgage rates at an historical low, averaging around 2.8%.As you can see in the chart above

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New Dining and Lodging in Winter Park Colorado

Residential growth isn't the only thing expanding in Winter Park and Grand County.  There's also growth in new businesses which gives exciting new options for places to eat and stay. 

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Independent Bookstore Opens in Winter Park

Mountain Shire Books & Gifts is now open in Downtown Winter Park!  This cute, cozy, independently owned bookstore offers a wide variety of books for all ages, as well as puzzles, gifts, and

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Looking for Fall Festivities in Grand County?

If you've visited Winter Park or anywhere else in Grand County the past couple of weeks, I'm sure you have noticed the small pops of Fall color coming through.  With cooler nights and crisp

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A Closer Look At All The New Construction in Grand County

I have never seen this much new construction in Grand County! Before the Great Recession, we had several new developments, but nothing like what we are seeing now. Winter Park and Fraser have the

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Abundant New Construction in the Winter Park Area

If you haven't been to Winter Park, CO in a while, then you might not recognize it.  There have been a lot of big changes in the last few years and even more new construction is underway. 

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Local Couple In Fraser CO Are Proud Owners Of CU Boulder Students SPARC House

Students from the University of Colorado Boulder took first place in the 2021 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge.  The competition helps prepare future building

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Trailhead Ambassador Program In Grand County Projected To Launch Summer 2021

Leaders of Winter Park have partnered with the Headwaters Trails Alliance and the US Forest Service to create a volunteer ambassador program.  With trailhead use throughout Grand County having

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Grand County Short Term Rentals & What Buyers Need To Know

One topic that arises often with buyers in Grand County is Short Term Rentals or STR.  Often times buyers in Winter Park, Fraser and the rest of Grand County are purchasing their second home

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New Health Order In Grand County

Colorado announced on April 16th that they're no longer using the Covid-19 state dial that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had issued.  The authority for Covid-19

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Winter Park Resort Announces Extended Season At Mary Jane

Today Winter Park Resort announced the extension of  Mary Jane Territory.  Winter Park will still have a closing day of April 25, but Mary Jane Territory will stay open until May 9,2021.

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Reservations No Longer Required For Winter Park Resort Season Pass Holders

Winter Park Resort has lifted the reservation restrictions on pass holders for the remainder of the ski season.  To thank all of their loyal pass holders for dealing with the challenges Covid

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Granby Ranch Extends Their Season

Granby Ranch announced yesterday that they will be extending the 2020-2021 Winter season until Sunday, April 11th due to satisfactory snow conditions.  Jace Wirth, the General Manager of Granby

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Snowmaggedon 2021

The snow storm that everyone's been waiting and hoping for plans on gracing Grand County with its presence this weekend.  Some might even say this storm could compare to the historic 2003 storm

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2020 Grand County Annual Market Review

I am so happy to share our 2020 Annual Market Review report that summarizes the real estate statistics for Grand County!  I love statistics and truly enjoy researching numbers and figuring out

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Wildfire Grant For Those Affected

Were you or someone you know affected by the wildfires this past summer ?  The Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR) is now accepting applications for their Wildfire Relief Grant until

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2021 Design & Color Trends

According to Doris Pearlman of Possibilities for Design and Dana Keller of Koelbel and Company here are the 2021 Color and Design Trends - focusing on how to brighten your home and your outlook.;

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The Importance Of Doing An Inspection Before You Put Your House On The Real Estate Market

It is very important to do a professional inspection of your property before you put your house on the real estate market.  Why?  Here are the top 3:1.  REDUCING STRESS.  Selling

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Tips To Help Keep You New Years Resolutions

Just about everyone makes a New Year's Resolution.  The New Year is a good time to reflect on your life and make some changes.  However, not that many people actually stick to their

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Win A Chance To Ski With Bode Miller

Granby Ranch is hosting Bode Miller, a winning U.S. Ski Team male athlete, for an exclusive chance to demo Crosson Skis latest ski technology.  Crosson is a new ski company with products being

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What Are Photocell Lights

Have you ever been to a showing or an inspection and the exterior lights won't turn on? You've tried the switch ten times. Maybe the lights need to be replaced? Maybe they are broken? Maybe

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Granby Ranch Opens For The Season

Granby Ranch opened today for the 2020/2021 season, with weekend events that the whole family will enjoy.  The Milestone and Pony carpets will be opened for skiers and snowboarders Friday and

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If I Am A Buyer How Does My REALTORĀ® Get Paid

I'm often asked how I get paid as a Buyer's Agent and how that works.  Many times buyers I've worked with don't have the funds to pay me in addition to contributing to their down payment for

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Winter Park Resort Pushes Back Opening Day

Winter Park Resort announced that they will be pushing back opening day for the 2020/2021 ski season which was originally set to be November 18.  After careful consideration the earliest they

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How To Calculate Operating Cash Flow Before Taxes For Investment Real Estate

Step #2 When considering purchasing an investment property: How to Calculate Operating Cash Flow Before Taxes (CFBT)Oftentimes Buyers ask me questions about how to find a good investment property in

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Granby Ranch To Open For 20-21 Ski Season

Granby Ranch is under new management and is anticipated to open for the 2020/2021 ski season on December 11.  Granby Prentice Granby Holdings are the new owners and have acquired over 300

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East Troublesome Fire & What You Can Do To Help

Most of you are well aware that the East Troublesome Fire has engulfed parts of Grand County, here you will find the latest information, resources and ways to help.  Here's what we know, the

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Mortgage Interest Rates Continue At All Time Lows

The national average for 30 year fixed mortgage rates continues to be at an all time low of only 2.8%!!!!  This time last year rates were at 3.75% and we thought that was really good and couldn

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Grand County Real Estate Property Taxes

Have you ever wondered how your property taxes are made up?  Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the actual value of the property by the assessment rate to get the assessed value.;&

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Grand County Internet Options

Whether you're new to Grand County or just looking for a change, choosing the right internet provider can be important depending on where you live in the county.  Most everyone has heard of

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What Will This Ski Season Look Like

With the second snowfall of the season and more in the forecast, people want to know how the "new normal" will affect this years ski season.   As we are well aware of Covid-19 and the

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Curious About The Air Quality In The Winter Park Area

With all the wildfires happening, especially with one close to Grand County, some may wonder how bad the air quality is with all of the smoke.  If you've been around the Fraser Valley lately it

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STATS STATS STATS For Grand County & The Winter Park Area

I was just looking at the real estate stats for the Winter Park Area (that includes Winter Park, Fraser and Tabernash) as well as the Grand County, CO stats and noticed a few interesting things.;

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Williams Fork Wildfire

As most of you are aware, Colorado has been burning with wildfires, with one being awfully close to our valley.  The Williams Fork Fire started on Friday, August 14th, and has grown rapidly to

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3 Most Common Ways To Take Title To Real Property In Colorado

The three most common ways of taking title to real estate in Colorado are:1. in severalty2. as tenants in common3. as joint tenantsColorado state law prevents your real estate broker from advising

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Fraser Mountain Mural Walk

The Fraser Mountain Mural Walk, formally known as Festival, is back this year!  The event will take place this weekend, August 7 & 8, and is presented by the Fraser Public Arts Committee

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Arapaho Valley Ranch

Have you stayed at Colorado's best kept secret?  If not, you're missing out.  Arapaho Valley Ranch is a hidden gem tucked away in the Indian Peaks Wilderness off of Lake Granby. This

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Does Your Home Need A Little Rehab

Grand County Housing Authority may have the answer!  GCHA offers a rehabilitation program for single family, owner occupied homes.  If your home needs help, they offer up to $24,999 in

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Rendezvous Run For Independence

This year the Rendezvous Run for Independence will be going virtual.  That's right, the 5 mile walk/run that benefits the Scott Hughes Foundation will still be along the Fraser River Trail, but

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What Happens To My Earnest Money

I get this question often from first time home buyers : "what is earnest money?  And where does that money go?"Earnest money is required about part of your Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate,

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4th Of July On The Front Porch

With everything going on with Covid-19, America's Birthday may look a little different this year.  Even though there will be no fireworks there is still enough going on to keep the family

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Take A Hike

Now that summer has arrived, there's no better time than now to explore all the trails Grand County has to offer.  Whether you're looking for a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip to find

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Trail Ridge Road Now Open

The wait is over, less than 2 weeks after the average opening day, Trail Ridge Road has opened up!  As of Thursday, June 4, you can now visit Rocky Mountain National Park and have through

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Winter Park Summer 2020 Is Going To Be A Different Kind Of Fun

Currently, all of the scheduled summer events in the Winter Park/Fraser area have been canceled due to COVID-19, which we were expecting.  While it will be disappointing to not have Thursday

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COVID19 Information For Grand County

As we all know the current Covid-19 situation is bringing information that is constantly changing.  Below is the most up to date information for Grand County.   Please remember to

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Weekly COVID19 Real Estate Statistics For Grand County CO

We are still seeing total active listing trending upward and just looking at the properties available right now, there are plenty that would have been sold this time last year easily.  Seems

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Welcome Amy Jardee To Real Estate Of Winter Park

Please welcome Amy Jardee as Julie White's newest team member at Real Estate of Winter Park.  Amy has been here for nine years and is excited to start her career in real estate.  

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What To Do Before You Put Your House On The Market

There is a lot you can to that will help your property sell quickly and for top dollar.  The ultimate goal is to make it the best property on the market for the best value to attract buyers.

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How Do You Know When It Is A Buyers Market Or A Sellers Market

How do you know when it is a buyer's market or a seller's market?  The factors are basically the same in every real estate market.  More homes for sale than buyers looking creates a buyer

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Summer 2020 Trail Closures In The Winter Park Area

There are a lot of trail closures this summer in the Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash Areas.   If you are out hiking or biking you need to be aware of these closures and stay out of these

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Weekly COVID19 Stats For The Grand County Real Estate Market

2 Weekly COVID-19 Statistics are here and some more interesting things are starting to come up in the Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby, Grand Lake, and Hot Sulphur Springs areas. 

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Weekly COVID19 Real Estate Stats For Grand County CO

I know you've been waiting for it!  Here are those real estate statistics for Grand County, CO... featuring the Winter Park Area (includes Winter Park, Fraser and Tabernash), the Granby Area,

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COVID19 Market Statistics In Grand County Colorado

How is COVID-19 affecting the real estate market in Grand County, CO?    I have been tracking the numbers since March 1st and some interesting things have emerged.   March

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2020 First Quarter Market Stats In Grand County CO

Just looking at the 2020 first quarter statistics for the Grand County real estate market, things look overall pretty good, sold volume is up and most average sales prices are up as we continued in

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Stunning Views And Privacy From The One Of A Kind 77 Acre Parcel In Tabernash

You want mountain views?  A unique piece of land?  How about views of Winter Park Resort?  Continental Divide?  Byers Peak Views?  Sunrise?  Sunsets?  Southern

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Finding The Good & Staying Positive During The COVID19 Pandemic

While it is easy to be consumed by the media and the anxiety COVID-19 has put on all of us, I challenge you to find the good out of this and to be optimistic. Every negative situation has something

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Good Rule Of Thumb Relating To Interest Rates & Real Estate Purchasing Power

Here is a good rule of thumb to remember if you are looking to buy real estate.  This has the biggest impact on your monthly mortgage payments.  It is the 1%:10% rule...  for every 1%

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It Is Officially Mud Season In Grand County Colorado

One thing is for sure is that we are in mud season up here in Grand County, Colorado!   There is still a lot of snow, but it is melting quickly.   We’ve had a few nice

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Our New Normal During The COVID19 Pandemic & Market Update Weekly Statistics

We have a new normal movement going on here.  We had our usual day-to-day lives before COVID-19 and we are going through the uncomfortableness of living with the pandemic and we will have to

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COVID19 And Real Estate Market Statistics

Are you considering buying or selling real estate right now in Grand County, CO?  Here are some things to contemplate if the time is right for you.  Number one is "Do you really need to

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Day 2 Of Stay At Home Order For State Of Colorado

Today is the start of Day 2 of Colorado's Stay at Home Order aka Shelter in Place.  The mood here in Downtown Fraser is pretty good.  I go out for walks with my dog Ozzie around our

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Is A Shelter In Place Order Coming For Colorado

A shelter in place order is looming for all Colorado Residence.  Governor Polis stated today in his news conference that all he can say is there won't be a Shelter in Place issued this weekend

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Coronavirus Market Update In Winter Park Colorado

No doubt the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will have an impact on the real estate market, what that will look like remains uncertain.  What we do know is that we have low inventory, low interest rates

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2020 Winter Park Area Real Estate Predictions

While we all like to try and predict the real estate market in 2020, there are a multitude of variables and therefore just about impossible to really say what the Winter Park Area real estate market

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Winter Park Rec Center Annual Holiday Artisan Fair 2019

Looking for something fun and free to do in Winter Park?   Head over to the Rec Center on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 from 10am-4pm for the 21st Annual Holiday Artisan Fair!  Lots

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Potential Income From Nightly Rentals In Winter Park Colorado

Below is a case study on the potential rental income for a townhome in Winter Park, CO.  This townhome is located at 19 E. Viking Drive #25, Winter Park, CO 80482 and is for sale.  Rental

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Winter Park Colorado New Construction Update October 2019

Here are the major new construction projects in Winter Park, CO on October 5th, 2019. With so much building going on in Downtown Winter Park, Colorado here's a short video to show you the progress

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Winter Park Colorado Leaf Peeping

Get your leaf peeping on in Winter Park, CO! The Colorado aspen trees are changing colors and this week looks like this will be the last good weekend to view the beautiful fall colors. I like to

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First Step When Purchasing An Investment Property

Purchasing an investment property in Grand County, Colorado is a decision not to be rushed into quickly. It seems obvious, but the first step you need to take before you buy an investment property

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What Type Of Survey Do You Need When Purchasing a Property

What type of survey do you need when purchasing vacant land or a home with acreage?  I get this question often…. There are lots of different surveys, but I'm going to focus on Boundary

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Fairways At Pole Creek Land For Sale In Tabernash Colorado

The Fairways at Pole Creek neighborhood, located close to Winter Park Resort, is one of the best areas around!  With paved roads, high speed internet, 27-hole golf course and so much more, this

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Make The Best Of The Fall Season Before The Snow Flies In Grand County Colorado

The leaves are just starting to change colors up here in Grand County, CO. It is time to make the best of the Indian Summer before the snow flies! Get those last few hikes in and mountain bike rides

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Why You Should Add An Auxiliary Dwelling Unit In Winter Park & Fraser Valley CO

Adding an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a great way to add onto an existing house in Grand County. In Fraser and Winter Park, you can do a ADU as small as 200 square feet, get a discount on water

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Pros & Cons Of Short Term Vs Long Term Renting Your Investment Property In Winter Park Colorado

Maybe you're considering renting your property short term or long term and can't decide what is right for you. Here are some pros and cons of both. Short term pros: keeping tabs on your properties

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Grand County Colorado Rental Income Estimates

Are you looking for real estate in Grand County, Colorado and curious about nightly rental income estimates? I can help you with a couple reports to show you the estimated rental income you can

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This Week Is USA Cycling National Championships At Winter Park Resort

This is a big event at Winter Park Resort, the culmination of the mountain bike race season which gathers all of the top mountain bikers throughout the country. We have a lot of mountain bike trails

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Things To Do At Winter Park Resort In The Summer

There are tons of fun things to do at Winter Park Resort in the summer, and with the cooler temps we get, coming up to the mountains is a great way to escape the heat. At the Base, the whole family

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Tabernash Development Property 77 Acres With Stunning Views

What a special piece of land! The seller of this lot is in the process of gaining additional water rights to support the development of 12-14 homes. This property has the best views in the area -

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Top 3 Tips For Camping In The Mountains At Arapahoe National Forest Near Winter Park CO

Camping is fun and a great way to connect with nature, here are my top 3 tips to camping in the mountains here in Winter Park Colorado.#1: Be prepared, bring lots of layers, water and be aware if

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Beautiful Wildflowers In Grand County CO

With all the wet weather we've been having the wildflowers are going off this year and now is the time to come up and view them. My favorite spot to view Colorado Wildflowers is up at Meadow Creek

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Welcome To The Fraser Brewery District

Fraser, CO is not just a stop light and a grocery store anymore!  We have 2 new Breweries, a Distillery and a Winery!  And a growing Art community, too.  The Fraser River Beer Co just

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Tabernash Market Update

Have you ever been to Tabernash, CO?   How about Winter Park, CO?  Well Tabernash is located about 10 minutes outside of the popular resort community of Winter Park.  Tabernash

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Mud Season In Grand County 2018

It is Mud Season in the high country - the snow is melting quickly in Grand County, CO as we transition from winter to summer!   It is time to get those last few ski/snowboard days in

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Master Certified Negotiation Expert Designation

To better serve my real estate clients, I am a devote student of real estate.  I am constantly reading, taking classes and attending seminars... all about real estate.  I recently complete

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Common Grand County Building Department Questions

I met with Robert Davis with the Grand County Building Department yesterday and he talked about a few common calls they receive about building in Grand County, CO.  (Note, make sure to 1st

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Investor Opportunity In Tabernash CO

Are you an investor looking for an opportunity in real estate?  There is a 77+ acre parcel in Tabernash with absolutely the best views of the Continental Divide, Winter Park Ski Resort, Byers

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Aspen Trees Are Changing Colors In Grand County CO

The aspen trees are changing colors in Grand County, Colorado!  The next couple weekends are good times to come up for a nice fall drive in the Winter Park area.   Aspen trees are the

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Tabernash CO Is The Best Development Opportunity

You may have missed it but the Winter Park Area is blowing up right now.... we have the perfect storm brewing of commercial/residential development in Downtown Winter Park, Winter Park  Resort

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Winter Park Summer Music Schedule 2017

Summers are amazing in the Colorado Mountains and the music in Winter Park makes them even better.  We have FREE music every Thursday from 6/22/17 thru 8/24/17 from 6-8pm.... great social,

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Spring In Winter Park CO

Heard the first sign of spring today in Winter Park, CO - the red-winged blackbird.  Not sure what I'm talk about - here's more information about the red-winged blackbird: https://www

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Not All Grand County Roads Are Maintained By The County

Did you know that not all county roads in Grand County, CO are maintained by the county?  This is a concern because some buyers just assume that since they are buying a home on a county road,

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Granby Pathway Project Funding Set

The Granby Pathway Project funding has been set with bidding on the project to being in December.  This project will create a pedestrian/bicycle path running alongside Highway 40 from Kaibab

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Buying A Vacation Rental Property In The Winter Park Area

Have you ever thought about buying a rental property in the Winter Park, CO Area?  Well you are not alone.  Since we are mostly a second/vacation home market, there are lots of home owners

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Renting Your Property In Winter Park CO

Thinking you may want to rent out your property while you're not using it?  Here are some things to consider:Owner useRental management companySleeping occupancyLodging taxAmenities and

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US National Monthly Housing Price Index

Was just on the FHFA website - www.fhfa.gov - and thought I should share this chart about the National House Price Index for real estate purchases from January 1991 thru May 2014.  Obviously,

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Great App To Pick Paint Colors

Not sure what color to paint your home?  I highly recommend this app - Benjamin Moore Color Capture.  I should note that I am not employed nor do I get any sort of compensation from

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Ready To Get My Ski On At Winter Park Resort

Like most everyone, I am ready to get my ski on!  Winter Park Resort opens in about 5 weeks on Wednesday, November 12th!  And it is snowing today.... and the resort will also be making

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Mud Season In Winter Park

It is officially mud season in Winter Park, CO.  The ski area closed last weekend, many seasonal employees have moved on and a lot of businesses close for a week or two.  But, now is a

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Looking At Real Estate Is Fun

I attended a real estate seminar today and it reminded me that looking at real estate is fun.  People like to dream of where they might live one day or look at how people are decorating their

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Winter Park Is My Playground

Why is Winter Park my playground.....I was hanging out last weekend with my 4 nieces, ages 2 months to 13 years old, and I was talking with my niece, Addie who is about 3 1/2 years old.  Addie

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Short Term Rental Tax For Grand County

Are you thinking of purchasing an investment property that you would want to rent out nightly?  As you know there are many expenses when owning an investment property.... property taxes, HOA,

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Best Priced Condo In Fraser

Are you looking for a great deal?  This condo is the best priced, well maintained home in Fraser, CO.  Townhome style condo with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a nice deck with mountain.&

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Winter Is Here In Grand County

Winter is here in Grand County, CO!  Well, sort of....  It is snowing right now AND the aspens are beautiful colors of yellow, orange and red (picture was taken on Flume Trail, near).

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Building Permits On The Rise In Grand County

Building permits are at their highest compared to the last couple years in Grand County, CO - and it is only August.  More building permits means more new construction and more remodeling. Even

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Winter Park Sol Shine Music Festival

So excited for the Sol Shine Music Festival tonight and next Saturday, too!  Leftover Salmon (my personal favorite) and The Samples are playing tonight, July 6th, from 6-9pm at Hideaway Park in

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Winter Park Area Summer Activities

I'd hate to jynx it, but I'll say it anyways - IT'S SUMMER IN WINTER PARK!  Today is a beautiful day, the sun is shining, the trees are turning green and people are out enjoying it.  There

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USB Outlets Are The Next Big Thing

Can't believe I just found out about USB Outlets!  They have been around for about a year now and I cannot wait to install a couple in my house.  If you haven't seen these yet, they are a

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