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Wildernest Townhome with Privacy, Trees, & Views!

6741 Woodworks is a multi-level townhome in Wildernest that has 2 bedrooms and 1 ½ bathrooms.  With 1178 square feet, there’s plenty of room to make it your starter home, or home away from home!  This property has one of the best locations within the entire complex, as it backs to the National Forest and a large, beautiful meadow.  This peaceful setting offers a lot of privacy and is very quiet.  The views of Lake Dillon and Keystone are mesmerizing, and you can take it all in while enjoying your morning coffee or evening dessert on the spacious new Trex deck.  Watch the sail boats on the lake, or even the occasional wildlife that passes through the forest and meadow. 

The open living area and spacious kitchen are perfect for entertaining guests.  2 bedrooms upstairs give a separation from the living space and an extra sense of privacy.  Pergo flooring in the kitchen and entry way, as well as a new dishwasher and water heater are some of the upgrades that this townhome offers.  Cozy up in front of the wood burning fireplace on a cool summer evening, or a cold winter day!  This is the place to be if you want light and bright, warm and inviting.  The Woodworks complex is right on the Summit Stage bus route, so getting around town and to the ski resorts couldn’t be easier. 

For $279,000, this well maintained and cared for townhome can be yours!  The Homeowner’s Association fees are $305.00 per month, average utilities are just over $100.00 per month and taxes for this year are $1551.00.  This is one of the lowest priced per square foot 2 bedroom townhomes for sale in Wildernest right now!  Across the board, this two bedroom townhome is very affordable.  Don’t wait until interest rates go up and inventory levels go down, give your broker or Summit Real Estate a call today! 

  

 

Looking to Buy?  Not ready to speak to a broker?  Visit www.SummitHomeBuyer.com

 

Meet Lynn Sustad, Kelie Gray and Anna Willis, the Buyer Specialist Team at Summit Real Estate-The Simson / Nenninger Team.  Devoted to working with Buyers, these Specialists tour hundreds of homes and commit to having the most comprehensive knowledge in the market.  A member of the Buyer Specialist Team can be reached at (800) 262.8442 or (970) 468.6800, www.SummitRealEstate.com or email us at [email protected]

Thank you!

by Allison Simson

Our Client Appreciation Party this past weekend was, by all accounts, a smashing success- thanks to YOU! 

Those of you that could make it, thanks for enduring the brief bout of rain and wind to enjoy a lovely summer evening with us.  We had a great time and hope you did, too.  Hope you can make it next year!  If you're in Dillon, stop by- we'd love to catch up! 

 Warmly,

Allison Simson, Owner/Broker
Lynn Sustad, Buyer Specialist
Kelie Gray, Buyer Specialist
Anna Willis, Buyer Specialist
Kristi Warner, Client Care Manager
Margaret Bowes, Transaction Coordinator
Ranay Beddow, Listing Coordinator

 

Summit County, Colorado Summer Activities for July

by Allison Simson

Lots going on in Summit County in July....here is the schedule of events to help you make your summer plans.  Come visit us- and if you'd like any further details or suggestionss- we always have the inside scoop!

July 1, 7:30 p.m.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band travels worldwide in its mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Tickets are $32 in advance, $37 day of show. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

Starting July 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summit County Arts Council summer juried art show
At Arts Alive Gallery, Breckenridge. (97)0 453-0450 or http://summitarts.org/events

July 1, 2-4 p.m.
Picasso’s 3 Musicians
Students will study the art of cubist painter Pablo Picasso and create their own work of art featuring three musicians, their instruments and a hidden animal. $25. Robert Whyte House, 127 S. Ridge St. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Concert in the Park Series
A free concert in the Historic Park in Frisco. (970) 668-5547 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 2-3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Downtown Frisco Green Art Festival
Each artist will have on a display a piece of environmentally friendly green piece of art at 3rd Avenue in Frisco. (970) 668-5547

July 2, 6 p.m.
Rojos Calientes
Band at 6 p.m., followed by free showing of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” outdoors at Copper Mountain

July 2, 4 p.m.
Never Forget Our Soldiers: An Evening of Tribute
Don’t miss this evening of local music at Dillon Amphitheatre followed by a special tribute to our service men and women. A concert by the Air Force Academy Band will follow our tribute. The evening will end with an amazing fireworks show over Lake Dillon, choreographed to music

July 2, 7 p.m.
United States Air Force Academy Band with Randall McKinnon, free at Dillon Amphitheatre in Dillon

July 2, 1-2 p.m.
Library Fun Club
Activities for elementary school children at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. Free. (970) 468-5887 or www.co.summit.co.us/library

July 2-4, noon to 5 p.m.
Arts District Grand Celebration
Open studios, artist demonstrations, make-and-take art projects for children, music, dancing and more. Free. Corner of South Ridge and East Washington Ave., Breckenridge. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 2-4
3 Ring Weekend
Following the "3 Rings" of The Copper Environmental Foundation's credo — connect, respect, protect — Copper's 3 Ring Weekend is full of eco-'edutainment,' hands-on activities promoting movement, creativity and learning, a mountain carnival atmosphere and live music from Billy Kelly and the Blah Blah Blahs, The Martini Shot, and Rojos Calientes. Free family fun also includes the Primp My Ride kid powered parade and fireworks. www.3ringweekend.com

July 3, 7 p.m.
Free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre with Hot Lunch

July 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Summit County Arts Council Summer juried art show
Arts Alive Gallery, Breckenridge. (970) 453-0450 or http://summitarts.org/events

July 3, noon to 6 p.m.
Frisco Founder’s Day Celebration at Frisco Historic Park.
Summit Concert Band plays a noon with an ice cream social. (970) 389-2517 (band number) or (970) 668-3428 (town number)

July 3
Music of Hollywood
National Repertory Orchestra presents Music of Hollywood at the Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. Music to be performed includes Corligliano's “Red Violin Chaconne” featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, violin; Broughton's “Themes from Silverado”; Conti's “Gonna Fly from Rocky”; Williams' Jaws and more. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 3, 5 p.m.
Barney Ford BBQ
Enjoy beer and BBQ just like Barney Ford did. Price of $10 includes BBQ (hamburger or brats) and beer. (970) 453-9767. www.breckheritage.com

July 3-4
U.S. Half Marathon
The Copper Mountain US Race Series Half Marathon returns for a fourth year of competition. In addition to the half marathon through the scenic Rocky Mountains, runners can test their skills with a 10K trail run, and the kids MaraFun. The exhilarating course starts and finishes in the heart of the Village at Copper. www.copperhalf.com

July 4, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Breckenridge Independence Day Celebration
The weekend includes a colorful Independence Day Celebration on July 4. A 10K trail race fires up Independence Day morning, and the "Firecracker 50" bike race kicks off the Main Street parade followed by various activities and music throughout town. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra as it performs a free concert at 8:30 p.m., followed by an extraordinary fireworks display (weather permitting). (970) 453-2913 or www.gobreck.com

July 4
Dillon Celebration, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy music starting with the National Repertory Orchestra at 10 a.m. followed by old-fashioned 4th of July events starting at noon at Town Park with music by DooWop Denny, a children’s bike parade, a BOCCE tournament, pie eating contests, watermelon eating contests and more, followed by Dillon’s boat parade on the shores of Lake Dillon. Top off the evening at the Amphitheatre with a concert featuring the Walker Williams Band and evening fireworks displayed over Frisco Bay. www.townofdillon.com

July 4, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Frisco’s Fantastic Fourth of July
Frisco Main Street parade, kids’ fishing derby and bike decorating contest, live music, Summit Choral Society (10 a.m.) and fireworks. (970) 668-5547 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
River Run Block Party and Bike Parade
Bring your bike; Keystone provides the decorations. Parade at 10 a.m. Free.

July 4, 9 a.m.
Garden Party
Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Watch the Breckenridge 4th of July parade in style from the best view on Main St. $75 per couple. (970) 453-9767. www.breckheritage.com

July 5-11, all day
Breck Bike Week
Breck Bike Week offers guided group rides, bike-in movie nights, nutrition, fitness and open space best practices lectures, bike fits, kids' races, Tour de France viewing parties, high-end bike demos and more. Free and open to everyone. (970) 453-2913 or www.gobreck.com

July 6, 2-4 p.m.
Getting Familiar with Folk Art
Folk paintings from several countries have similar themes. Students will look at folk art from Mexico to India and choose their favorite style to create their own folk painting. $25. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 6, 5-7 p.m.
Beading is a Blast
Learn the basics of beading using our extensive collection of beads and findings. Participants will complete 2-3 projects of their choice including zipper pulls, key chains, earrings and bracelets. $39. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 7, noon to 1 p.m.
Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series
At the Frisco Historic Park and Museum Gazebo. (970) 668-3428 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 7, 2-3 p.m.
Read to a Dog
Elementary school children practice reading to therapy dogs. Free. North Branch Library, Silverthorne. (970) 468-5887 or www.co.summit.co.us/library

July 8, 3-5 p.m.
Herb Class
Create a whimsical herb garden complete with fairy furniture and dust. Kids of all ages welcome. Parents must join for any child under 10. $55. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or visit www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Concert in the Park Series
Frisco Historic Park. (970) 668-5547 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 9, 4-6 p.m.
Block printmaking for teens
Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or visit www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 9, 7:30 p.m.
The BoDeans
A roots rock ’n’ roll band from Milwaukee. Enjoying great popular success since they formed in 1983, they have scored hits with songs “Good Things,” “Closer to Free” and “Only Love.” Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $27 in advance; $30 day of show. (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 9
Angie Stevens and the Beautiful Wreck at 6 p.m. (free), followed by a free showing of “Hairspray” at Copper Mountain’s outdoor theater.

July 9, 7 p.m.
The Luv Brothers play a free bluegrass concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

July 9, 7:30 p.m.
Opera with Altitude
Includes songs of nature with James Kryshak, tenor with the Chicago Lyric Opera, and Kim Ruhland, pianist, at Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, includes coffee, desserts and refreshments. Benefits Continental Divide Land Trust. (970) 453-3875 or www.CDLT.org

July 10, 7 p.m.
Chris Daniels and the Kings play a free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

July 10, 10 a.m. to noon
Bills Ranch Historic Tour
Meet at 120 Main St., Frisco. (970) 668-3428 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 10, 4-6 p.m.
Second Saturday
Stroll through the Arts District on each Second Saturday of the month and enjoy new exhibitions at the Breckenridge Theatre Gallery. Studios at the Fuqua Livery Stable and the Tin Shop will also be open. Free. Corner of South Ridge and East Washington Avenue. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 10, 7:30 p.m.
National Repertory Orchestra Concert
Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 10-11
Keystone JazzFest
Enjoy culinary and wine demonstrations while listening to live jazz entertainment. River Run Village. Free. www.keystoneneighbourhood.com

July 11, 1-3 p.m.
Music of Summit County Concert, free, Dillon Amphitheatre

July 12, 2-4 p.m.
Block Printing
Working with bold images an edition of five prints will be created that can be used to frame or as gift cards. One print will also be transferred to fabric. $25. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 12, 4-5 p.m.
Puppetry and Crafts
Crafts and puppets for elementary school children. Free. North Branch Library, Silverthorne. (970) 468-5887 or www.co.summit.co.us/library

July 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Summit Choral Society Concert: America!
Patriotic and American choral classics from Cohan, Copland and more. Plus, sing along to your favorites at the end of the program. Silverthorne Pavilion. Free, donations accepted. (970) 468-8179

July 14, 2-3 p.m.
Read to a Dog
Elementary school children practice reading to therapy dogs. Free. North Branch Library, Silverthorne. (970) 468-5887 or www.co.summit.co.us/library

July 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Life Drawing
A casual two-hour drawing workshop with a nude model. This open format class will strengthen your mass vs. line skills. No previous life drawing experience needed. $15. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 14, 7:30 p.m.
National Repertory Chamber Orchestra
NRO performs Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” and Haydn's “Symphony #8.” Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 15, 5-9 p.m.
Mosaic Flowerpots
Learn to use mosaic nippers to cut ceramic and glass tile to transfer your design into a mosaic in this two-day workshop. $35. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 16
The Matt Clark Band
Band starts at 6 p.m. (free), followed by a free showing of “Julie & Julia” at Copper Mountain’s outdoor theater.

July 16
Doo Wop Denny plays rockin’ oldies at the Dillon Amphitheatre (free)

July 16-18
Parker Artists Guild Village Art Walk
The Parker Artists Guild is made up of a wide variety of artists living in and around the Douglas County and Denver Metro areas, bringing fine art and fine craft of all styles to Copper for this first annual Village Art Walk at Copper Mountain. http://parkerartistsguild.com

July 16-18
Dillon Arts Festival
Downtown Dillon. Artists from around the country display their best in this juried art show

July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Music Festival Concert — Happy Birthday, Frederic
A party for all who love piano, celebrating Chopin's 200th anniversary. Featuring Panayis Lyras, piano performing: Chopin — Ballade Op. 23, No. 1 Chopin — Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat, "Heroic.” Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $25-$35 (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 17, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Clay Birdhouses
Parents and children will work together to create a functional birdhouse using clay, found objects and imagination. $35. Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 S. Ridge St. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 17, 7 p.m.
Jakarta plays a free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

July 17, noon to 4 p.m.
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Old Dillon Schoolhouse Museum. Children of all ages are invited to Summit Historical Society’s old-fashioned ice cream social at the Old Dillon Schoolhouse and museum. The event will take you back to the days of old with ice cream cones costing 5 cents each

July 17, 10-11:30 a.m.
Historic Frisco Town Tour
Free guided tour of Frisco’s Heritage attractions. Frisco Historic Park and Museum. (970) 668-3428 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 17-19
Dillon Arts Festival
Artists from around the country display their best in this juried art show in downtown Dillon. www.mountainartfestivals.com or (970) 468-2403

July 17, 5-8 p.m.
Art and Wildflower Celebration
Continental Divide Land Trust hosts Art and Wildflower Celebration, an art show and sale to benefit the Land Trust. An artist will be painting at trailheads, and work will be available for sale at a ticketed event Saturday night and again at a public viewing on Sunday. Buffalo Mountain Gallery, Frisco. (970) 390-2173 or www.cdlt.org

July 17, 7:30 p.m.
National Repertory Orchestra Concert
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 18, 11a.m. to noon
Music in the Mountains Concert Series
Whether it's a brass quintet, a jazz ensemble, or a chamber soloist, you are guaranteed a morning of beautiful music at the base of the Rocky Mountains. River Run Village, Keystone

July 18, 1-3 p.m.
Sharla Jackson plays a free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

July 19, 5-8 p.m.
Celebrating American Girls
Girls of all ages are invited to join us at the Silverthorne Pavilion to celebrate girl-hood, featuring a showing of "Kit Kittredge, An American Girl." $10 admission includes a copy of the book "Meet Kit." www.silverthorne.org or (970) 262-7390

July 19, 4-5 p.m.
Puppetry and Crafts
Crafts and puppets for elementary school children. Sponsored by the Summit County Library. Free. North Branch Library, Silverthorne. (970) 468-5887 or www.co.summit.co.us/library

July 20, 2-4 p.m.
Kandinsky’s Painting to Music
Students will learn about the art of Wassily Kandinsky and how he listened to music to inspire his paintings. $25. Robert Whyte House, 127 S. Ridge St. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 20, 5-7 p.m.
Intro to Beading
$39. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 20, 7:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Music Festival Concert: “The Schumanns, Husband & Wife”
Music for piano and strings from a couple at the heart of Romantic music. Featuring Panayis Lyras, piano with Kathryn Hatmaker and Nathan Olson, violin; Karl Pedersen, viola; Rebecca Gilmore and James Holland, cello; Clara Schumann — Three Romances for Violin & Piano and Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17 Robert Schumann — Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $25-35. (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 21, noon to 1 p.m.
Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series
(970) 668-3428 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 21, 7 p.m.
John Adams & Friends
Free concert saluting John Denver music

July 21, 7:30 p.m.
National Repertory Chamber Orchestra
National Repertory Chamber Orchestra hosts conductor Octavio Mas-Arocas, performing Brahms “Symphony No. 3” and Debussy's “Iberia.” Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 22, 5-9 p.m.
Mosaic Flowerpots
Learn to use mosaic nippers to cut ceramic and glass tile to transfer your design into a mosaic in this two-day workshop. $35. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Concert in the Park
Historic Park in Frisco. (9700 668-5547 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
Summit Concert Band and Ice Cream Social
Free event at Silverthorne Pavilion. (970) 389-2517

July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra Opening Concert: Russian Festival
Featuring the Festival Orchestra and Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann in the Suite from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet, and concertmaster Nathan Olson in Prokofiev's first Violin Concerto. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $25-35. (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 23
Rojos Calientes
Band starts at 6 p.m., followed by a free showing of “Year One” at Copper Mountain’s outdoor theater.

July 23, 11 a.m. to noon
Music in the Mountains Concert Series
Whether it's a brass quintet, a jazz ensemble, or a chamber soloist, you are guaranteed a morning of beautiful music. River Run Village, Keystone. Free. (970) 496-4FUN

July 23, 5-7:30 p.m.
Fairies and Dragons
Children will use their imaginations to express in clay their ideas about fairies and dragons using basic hand building, texture and the use of colored slips. $25. Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 S. Ridge St. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 23, 7 p.m.
Free concert by Randall McKinnon Band at the Dillon Amphitheatre

July 24, 8-10 p.m.
Shawn Colvin concert
$15, unless you’re staying at Copper lodging. Copper Mountain. www.coppercolorado.com

July 24, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Loomis
Free concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

July 24, 10 a.m.
Valley Brook Cemetery Tour
Take a tour of Breckenridge’s historic cemetery. This tour is offered only three times per year. Learn about the history of Breckenridge and see the graves of the people who helped create the Breckenridge we know today. Also, Guide Hike to Iowa Hill is available this day. $10. (970) 453-9767. www.breckheritage.com

July 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Classic Boat Show
Show and marina parade at Frisco Bay Marina. (970) 668-5547 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 24, 7:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra Concert: Landmarks and Anniversaries
Composers Samuel Barber at 100 and Robert Schumann at 200: Beethoven a giant at any age equals three towering masterpieces. Featuring the Festival Orchestra under Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann in Barber's Adagio for Strings and the Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor with guest pianist Panayis Lyras. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $25-$35. (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 24, 4-5 p.m.
Summit Concert Band Burro Days Concert
Burro Races and one of the best markets at any event in Colorado, Fairplay's Burro Days celebrates Colorado's historic mining era. The Summit Concert Band will be back again to perform for this popular event. Fairplay Gazebo Park, 400 Main Street, Fairplay, Colo. (970) 389-2517 or www.BurroDays.com

July 24-25, (call for times)
“Aladdin Kids!”
Lake Dillon Theatre's Young People's Theatre Workshop presents “Aladdin Kids!” Welcome to the marketplace of Agrabah, where we’re about to begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince. This stage adaptation of the Disney film specifically for younger performers features hit songs including “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali” and “A Whole New World.” Aladdin, Jasmine, Jafar, Iago and the Genie battle for power and possession of the lamp, aided by the Junior Djinn — unique stage magicians invented specifically for this show. Dillon Amphitheatre, Dillon. (970) 513-9386 or www.lakedillonfoundation.org

July 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
’Vettes on the Rockies
The Town of Frisco hosts the Looking Glass Corvette Association’s 36th Annual Show and Shine Event. More than 500 Corvettes on Main Street. (970) 668-5547 or wwwlgca.com

July 25, 11 a.m. to noon
Music in the Mountains Concert Series
Whether it's a brass quintet, a jazz ensemble, or a chamber soloist, you are guaranteed a morning of beautiful music. River Run Village, Keystone. (970) 496-4FUN

July 25, 2-4 p.m.
National Repertory Orchestra Corporate and Volunteer Recognition Event
The National Repertory Orchestra hosts Corporate and Volunteer Recognition Event with Mark Russell Smith, conductor. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plein Air Simplified
Amy Evans, professional plein air artist, will help you learn how to have a successful outdoor painting experience. Three-day workshop will cover complete painting studies as well as exercises in painting fundamentals. $350 without supplies, $400 with supplies. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 26, 4-5 p.m.
Puppetry and Crafts
Crafts and puppets for elementary school children. Free. North Branch Library, Silverthorne. (970) 468-5887 or www.co.summit.co.us/library

July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Music Festival Concert: Going for Baroque
An evening of music fresh from the composers‚ quill pens. Featuring Festival instrumentalists. Vivaldi — Concerto Grosso for 2 Violins and Cello in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 11, RV565 Bach — Concerto for Violin in E Major, BWV 1042 Vivaldi – Concerto for Oboe and Violin in B-flat Major, RV548 Handel – Trio Sonata for Flute and Oboe in G Minor, Op. 2 HWV 387; Corelli — Concerto Grosso for 2 Violins and Cello, Op. 6, No. 4. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $25-$35. (970) 547-3100 or  www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 28, noon to 1 p.m.
Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series
(970) 668-3428 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 28, 2-3 p.m.
Read to a Dog
Elementary school children practice reading to therapy dogs. Free. North Branch Library, Silverthorne. (970) 468-5887 or www.co.summit.co.us/library

July 28, 7:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Music Festival Cabaret Concert: You Say You Want a Révolution?
Songs from the Tony Award-winning score of Les Misérables, London West End's longest-running musical. Featuring festival vocalists Ilana Dorfman, Andrea Jaber, David Moffit and Daniel Boye in songs includin “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Master of the House,” “Castle on a Cloud,” “At the End of the Day,” “Who Am I?,” “A Little Fall of Rain,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “Stars,” “On My Own,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” and “Bring Him Home.” Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $25-$35 (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Concert in the Park Series
Historic Park, Frisco. (97)0 668-5547 or www.townoffrisco.com

July 29, 6-8:30 p.m.
Textile Club
Experiment with hand-painted silk. No experience necessary. $25. Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 29, 6-9 p.m.
Mad about Mud: Intro to Ceramics
A five-week workshop that teaches basic wheel throwing and hand-building techniques. $115. Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 S. Ridge St. (970) 453-3364 or www.townofbreckenridge.com

July 29, 7:30 p.m.
National Repertory Orchestra and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra
National Repertory Orchestra and Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra join for a classical concert conducted by Gerhardt Zimmerman. and Carl Topilow. Pieces to be performed include Theofanidis’ “Rainbow Body” and Mahler's “Symphony No. 3,” first movement. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 30, 7 p.m.
Free TGIF concert at Dillon Amphitheatre

July 30, 11 a.m. to noon
Music in the Mountains Concert Series
Whether it's a brass quintet, a jazz ensemble, or a chamber soloist, you are guaranteed a morning of beautiful music. River Run Village, Keystone. Free. (970) 496-4FUN or www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/index.php /event_calendar/

July 30, 5:30-7 p.m.
National Repertory Orchestra Pre-Concert Reception
Summit Public Radio & TV hosts a pre-concert reception at the Fox Ridge Gallery in Breckenridge. For more information, e-mail [email protected] Concert at 7:30 p.m. is Topilow Pops, featuring Peter Simon on piano performing Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue.” Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. (970) 453-5825 or www.nromusic.com

July 30
Angie Stevens and the Beautiful Wreck
Free concert at 6 p.m., followed by a free showing of “Breaking Away” at Copper Mountain’s outdoor theater

July 30 to Aug. 1
Bluegrass and Beer Festival
Keystone celebrates down-home cooking and mountain music while 25 of Colorado's finest microbreweries showcase their unique creations at River Run Village. (970) 496-4FUN or http://www.keystoneneighbourhood.com/index.php/event_calendar/

July 31, 7:30 p.m.
Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra Concert: A Night of Grander Opera
High drama, comedy and tragedy all rolled into song. Overtures & Arias from Mozart's Magic Flute, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Featuring the Festival Orchestra under Maestro Zimmermann and festival vocalists. Mozart's Magic Flute Gounod's Romeo and Juliet Verdi's Rigoletto Rossini, Bizet, Bernstein Puccini's Madame Butterfly Special guest Kevin Chen, winner of the 2010 Wells Piano Competition, in Mozart's Piano Concerto in C Minor. Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge. $25-$35 (970) 547-3100 or www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com

July 31 and Aug. 1
Dillon Open Regatta
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to Marina Park in Dillon and watch as the shifting winds of Lake Dillon challenge the mental and physical skills of top sailors

July 30 to Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Colorado Gold Panning Championships
The Gold Prospectors of Colorado present the state gold panning championships and the world dry-panning championships. Experts are on-site for public demonstrations and instruction. (970) 453-2913 or www.gobreck.com

July 30 to Aug. 2
Courage Classic
The 21st Annual Children's Hospital Courage Classic returns to Copper Mountain for three consecutive, fun-filled days of cycling over three Rocky Mountain passes at the height of summer. About 2,000 riders hit the roads from Leadville to Summit County and back, for a 157-mile ride, encompassing backcountry roads, challenging climbs and as always, picturesque views, all in an effort to raise money for The Children’s Hospital in Denver. www.couragetours.com

July 31, 7 p.m.
Sinatra Big Band Tribute at Dillon Amphitheatre, free

A Reasonable Perspective!

by Allison Simson

As Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz...."There's no place like home!"  I just returned from vacation this past weekend.  I had a wonderful, relaxing time with my family, but it's good to be home.
 
You know how it is when you get back from being away....it's payback time!  While plowing through my many emails, I came across this "Round of Reasonable Perspective" and wanted to share it with you...

Another Round of Reasonable Perspective
"There is no question that we face formidable, long-term structural problems with our economy – problems that have made US markets less attractive in recent years. But these problems are surmountable. We have no qualms saying that the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has defined America in past crises will prevail today.

Though housing remains tepid and debt and deficit levels are rising, compared to the rest of the world the United States is in good shape. Our economic fundamentals are sound: manufacturing levels are up and interest rates and inflation are low. What's more, the broader economic recovery is translating into meaningful employment improvements and corporate-profit growth that could potentially reach a record high in this year's third quarter.

Risks clearly remain, but markets are always fraught with risks: there are no perfect markets. To the contrary, when markets seem the most perfect, that's when they are the most risky, as the housing and mortgage markets post-2006 have so painfully revealed. Things still aren't so rosy today, but that's okay, because we're sure that better days lie ahead."

And now for your Tuesday Coffee Break...I want to thank the amazing team at Summit Real Estate for "holding down the fort" while I was gone.  They enrich my life everyday!  Our business wouldn't be where it is today without their commitment, help and support.  Now for today's quote:
 
"Even 'Super-You' needs help and support. There is no shame in asking for assistance. Push aside the pride and show respect for the talent others can bring to the table.

And, remember that there is no such thing as a single-handed success: When you include and acknowledge all those in your corner, you propel yourself, your teammates and your supporters to greater heights.
                                - Author Unknown.

Fixing to sell: Don't go overboard

by Allison Simson

Make improvements that pay off

Question:  Allison, my wife and I own three properties in Wildernest that we’d like to fix up and sell.  We understand that the market is difficult right now everywhere (although we’d hoped it wouldn’t hit Summit County like it has!)  What repairs should we make to maximize our investment?

 

Answer: Great question.  Fixer-uppers with upside potential were in high demand when the market was appreciating at a fast pace. Once depreciation took over, speculators disappeared until 2009, when low-end foreclosure properties in some areas of the country became hot properties -- particularly if they were selling at a 50 percent discount from the national peak in summer 2006 (our peak in Summit County was late 2007-08).

Fixers priced over $500,000 aren't as easy to sell today. Most buyers in higher price ranges are buying a home to live in. They want a home in move-in condition that will suit their long-term needs.

There are exceptions. In high-demand market niches with few listings, there is occasionally a fixer-upper that draws a lot of attention. Usually, these fixers sell to buyers who will live in the property and fix it up themselves to save money. Often this is the only way they can afford to move into the neighborhood.

Sellers of fixers in such neighborhoods should make their property as presentable as possible by cleaning out clutter, both inside and out. Many homebuyers can't visualize a property's potential. It's often worth a modest investment to show the house at its best advantage.

Cosmetic improvements, such as painting, replacing outdated floor covering, or refinishing worn hardwood floors can pay off. Some fixers are staged, even though the property needs a lot of work, so that buyers can envision themselves living there.

Presale inspections will help buyers make a decision about whether or not to tackle the project. Make reports available to buyers before they make an offer to avoid having to put the home back on the market if the deal falls apart because the buyer's inspectors discover defects not previously disclosed.

HOUSE HUNTING TIP: How much you spend preparing a fixer for sale depends on several factors. How much did you pay for the property? How much do you owe against the property? Is there demand for fixer-uppers in your area? Finally, how much does your real estate Broker think you can sell the home for given current market conditions?

Sellers who have equity in their home and cash to invest in fix-up for-sale work should consider making cost-effective renovations, like a kitchen upgrade, but not an entire renovation. Ask your Broker what the home would sell for with and without these improvements before doing anything to it.

The investment may not yield a profit, but could recover the costs when the home sells. In areas where fixers aren't selling, sellers might need to enhance the property to sell at all. A good real estate Broker should be able to provide references for reliable, reasonably priced professionals who can do the jobs for sellers who haven't the time or expertise to do the work themselves.

Buyers who bought at the peak may not be able sell for even close to what they paid. One possibility would be to rent the property, if it makes sense financially. You may need to fix up the property somewhat to attract a good tenant. Consult with a certified public accountant about the tax consequences of converting a single-family residence to a rental.

Another option, if you don't have to sell now, is to stay put for awhile and fix the property up gradually over time. Avoid investing a large amount of money in the hopes of getting a bigger return.  Inman News.

 

For answers to your real estate questions, call Allison at 970-468-6800. Email - [email protected]. Want to know the value of your Summit County property? Visit www.SummitHomeValue.com   

Frisco BBQ challenge - June 17-19

by Allison Simson

The Frisco Barbeque Challenge is coming!  You DO NOT want to miss the fun, festivities and FOOD!  Here is the official website and schedule of events: 

Thursday, June 17, 2010
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    

BBQ Kick-Off Concert – Join us as Frisco welcomes BBQers from around the country for a free concert featuring the Radiators on 5th & Main Street on the Music Stage. Beverages will be provided. No outside alcohol. No Pets

 
Friday, June 18, 2010
11:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m.
    

BBQ Challenge opens to the public

11:30 a.m.to
12:30 p.m.
    

 Chef Demonstrations – Vaughn Hobbs
Viking Kitchen (2nd & Main)

12:00 p.m.to
5:00 p.m.
    

KSMT “the Mountain” presents the Swifty Swine located between 3rd and 2nd Avenue, on Main Street. Top of the hour, every hour.

1:00 p.m.to
3:00 p.m.
    

Music Entertainment – Army Dixieland Band
Music Stage (5th & Main)

3:00 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.
    

Music Entertainment – TBD
Music Stage (5th & Main)

5:00 p.m.to
7:00 p.m.
    

 Chef Demonstrations – Brian Malarkey
Viking Kitchen (2nd & Main)Award-winning executive chef and finalist on Bravo’s Emmy nominated ‘Top Chef‘ will be taking the stage Friday, June 18 at 5:00p.m. Along with the help from ProStart students, Brian will be cooking up one of his favorite recipes using specially delivered Alaskan Salmon.

6:00 p.m.
    

Stranahan’s Whiskey Rub It, Smoke It, Sip It BBQ Tour (reservation required)

6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m.
    

Entertainment – TBD
Music Stage (5th & Main)

 
Saturday, June 19, 2010
10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
    

BBQ Challenge opens to the public

10:00 a.m.to
4:00 p.m.
    

KSMT “the Mountain” presents the Swifty Swine  located between 3rd and 2nd Avenue, on Main Street. Top of the hour, every hour.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    

Entertainment – TBD
Viking Kitchen (2nd & Main)

11:30a.m.to
12:30 p.m.
    

Chef Demonstrations – TBD
Viking Kitchen (2nd & Main)

12:30 p.m. to

3:00 p.m.
    

Entertainment – New Riders of the Purple Sage

Music Stage (5th & Main)

2:30p.m.to
3:30 p.m.
    

Chef Demonstrations – TBD
Viking Kitchen (2nd & Main)

3:30 p.m.
    

Awards Ceremony for BBQ
Viking Kitchen (2nd & Main)

4:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.
    

Entertainment – Bonerama
Music Stage (5th & Main)
 

6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m.
    

BBQ Happy Hour – Frisco Restaurants continue the party with drink specials and good times.

If you are in town, stop by and say hello!

Warmly,

Allison Simson, Owner/Broker
Lynn Sustad, Buyer Specialist
Kelie Gray, Buyer Specialist
Anna Willis, Buyer Specialist
Kristi Warner, Client Care Manager
Margaret Bowes, Transaction Coordinator

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