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Spring skiing!

by Allison Simson

I hope you enjoyed the Easter/Passover weekend!  It was lovely here in Summit (well, OK, it was cloudy and gray, but the snow is melting and the crocus in my garden are poking their heads up through the mud! 

In Summit County 'mud season', when things slow down, normally starts after Easter because that is when the ski resorts mostly closed in the past. This year is unique as it is the first time in around 20 years the Breckenridge is going to staying open through Memorial Day.  And they have stated this will continue in the future.  A-Basin is also still open, of course, and will likely make it into June. This change could cause a slight shift is real estate purchasing patterns.  I will track any changes and let you know. 

Here is a mortgage rate update in case you are thinking of purchasing this spring:

  • Rates rose 0.04% this week as US unemployment rates continue to drop, inflation numbers showed minimal movement, and strong economic data out of China was released. 
  • Despite the small increase in rates over the first two weeks of April, rates are still down 0.18% since the beginning of March and still significantly lower than in 2018.
  • The combination of a 50 year low for unemployment, controlled inflation, and historically low rates should benefit home buyers preparing for spring.

The spring selling season has begun!  Let me know if you are curious about the value of your property, or want us to keep a lookout for the perfect property for you.  

Pre-Ski Season Exercises

by Allison Simson

Happy Tuesday Morning to YOU! 

After a magnificent early fall with one bluebird-blue sky after another, we have our first real snowfall of the season as I write this!  The flakes are big and fluffy!  None of the ski areas are open yet. The areas that have snow making really only need a week of temps below 30 degrees to get things open!  It's not too late to get in shape.....here are my annual pre-ski season suggestions....... :-)  

Pre-Ski Season exercises…..

  1. Visit your local butcher and pay $30 to sit in the walk-in freeze for a half an hour. Afterwards, burn two $50 dollar bills to warm up.
  2. Soak your gloves and store them in the freezer after every use.
  3. Fasten a small, wide rubber band around the top half of your head before you go to bed each night.
  4. If you wear glasses, begin wearing them with glue smeared on the lenses.
  5. Throw away a hundred-dollar bill now.
  6. Find the nearest ice rink and walk across the ice 20 times in your ski boots carrying two pairs of skis, accessory bag and poles. Pretend you are looking for your car. Sporadically drop things.
  7. Place a small but angular pebble in your shoes, line them with crushed ice, and then tighten a C-clamp around your toes.
  8. Buy a new pair of gloves and immediately throw one away.
  9. Secure one of your ankles to a bedpost and ask a friend to run into you at high speed.
  10. Go to McDonald’s and insist on paying $13.50 for a hamburger. Be sure you are in the longest line.
  11. Clip a lift ticket to the zipper of your jacket and ride a motorcycle fast enough to make the ticket lacerate your face.
  12. Drive slowly for five hours- anywhere- as long as it’s in a snowstorm and you’re following an 18-wheeler.
  13. Fill a blender with ice, hit the pulse button and let the spray blast your face. Leave the ice on your face until it melts. Let it drip into your clothes.
  14. Dress up in as many clothes as you can and then proceed to take them off because you have to go to the bathroom.
  15. Slam your thumb in a car door. Don’t go see a doctor.
  16. Repeat all of the above every Saturday and Sunday until it’s time for the real thing!

See you on the slopes!

(To avoid #12, check out the listing below!)

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Allison Simson, Owner/Broker, is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker