Experience the Breck Film Fest like never before — from your car, your couch or anywhere in the world. While this year’s festival feels far from the usual four-day event in town, the show must go on and go on it will! This year the film fest has three world premiers and a great line up of Q&A’s – one featuring American Pie’s Jason Biggs.

This year’s festival will consist of two formats:

The Drive-In:  September 17-20 featuring:

  • “Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President”- This film may have you trying to re-elect Jimmy!
  • “Breathtaking K2” & “Huck Yeah” – The annual Adventure Reel is back and ready to stir the stoke on ski season 2020-2021
  • “The Cuban” – A film with diverse story lines featuring a Breck Film Fest Fan himself -Lou…

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What should you expect from Real Estate this Fall?  Well, we really don't know. We are in an extremely unusual market right now so we really don't know what's going to happen. What we DO know is that the market is going strong RIGHT NOW and interest rates are at the lowest they've been in years. For us here at Jefferson Real Estate we have not yet seen a slow-down and we are showing record sales this year. Our Brokers are doing everything they can to get sellers and buyers together.

 

Will prices be this high next year?  Will interest rates still be this low next year?  Will there be as many buyers next year? Will there be enough inventory next year?  Should I sell now or take my chances and wait until next year?  Should I buy now or take…

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The news these days seems to have a mix of highs and lows. We may hear that an economic recovery is starting, but we’ve also seen some of the worst economic data in the history of our country. The challenge today is to understand exactly what’s going on and what it means relative to the road ahead. We’ve talked before about what experts expect in the second half of this year, and today that progress largely hinges upon the continued course of the virus.

A recent Wall Street Journal survey of economists noted, “A strong economic recovery depends on effective and sustained containment of Covid-19.” Given the uncertainty around the virus, we can also see what economists are forecasting for GDP in the third quarter of this year.

 

Overwhelmingly,…

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History of the Valiton/Fairplay Hotel

 

The Fairplay Hotel was designed in the Rustic style by architect William Bowman and completed in 1922. Located on the site of an earlier hotel at the prominent corner of Fifth and Main Streets, the Fairplay became the largest and oldest hotel in town, hosting club meetings and dinner dances as well as tourists and visitors to the nearby Park County Courthouse. Since the early 1970s, the hotel has passed through many owners and sometimes struggled to stay open, but so far, a combination of history, Rustic charm, and community support have helped it survive.

Today’s Fairplay Hotel stands on the site of an earlier hotel, the Valiton, which was built in the Park County mining town in 1873. Over its first few…

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I am a willing participant for outdoor activities. The problem is there are too many in South Park.

We have Ground squirrel viewing......

Crows feeding on road kill viewing.........

Fishing in streams or on private property without permission........ Be respectful!

Shooting guns and building camp fires....

Wait, What, You can’t do them last two right now.........

The place is going to burn! Well I didn’t believe that slop until I got my TV fixed . Then I saw all the local news about these big fires. Oh boy was I wrong. I thought there was nothing I could do to start a fire that big. Just by dumping my Hash pipe in the woods when I was blitzed. Driving my atv with hot exhaust pipes in the tall grass. Shooting at that…

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First thing’s first: when you’re checking out wildflowers in Colorado, you’ll need to know what to look for. There are literally hundreds of wildflowers that grow in Colorado, but here’s a list of some of the most common:

Colorado Blue Columbine

The Rocky Mountain Columbine is a gorgeous blue and white star-shaped flower you’ll find all over the state, which is appropriate since it’s our official state flower.

Indian Paintbrush

This tall flower with its cup-like bracts comes in a variety of colors, but you’ll most likely spot the red and orange varieties in Colorado.

Bluebell

Delicate bluebells look exactly like what the name implies.

Fireweed

Fireweed gets its name from its ability to grow so quickly and…

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1.Check to see if your doorbell works- If not, replace it

Even up here in the mountains we do have, and occasionally use, doorbells. It can be a quaint feature and can add character to your front door. Door knockers can be a nice addition too.

2.Check all of the power outlets in your home

Power outlets should be checked annually. If you find any of your power sources are dead, we recommend calling a professional electrician to get them fixed. Now is also a good time to check if you have GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interupter) receptacles with those “test” and “reset” buttons. If you don’t, it’s likely to come up in a home inspection when you decide to sell your home.

3.Change the direction of your ceiling fans

You should…

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5 Tips to Save For Your Down Payment

Saving

 

 

One of the best things about buying a property in a rural area is that if you qualify for a USDA loan, you won’t have to save a lot of money for down payment or closing costs. But on the flip side, you will be slapped with a long-term PMI payment.

In case you don’t qualify for a USDA loan, the best-case scenario is that you have saved at least 20% of a home's purchase price for a down payment, and about 5, 7% more for closing and other additional costs. A 20% down payment means that you don’t have to pay for PMI, and you also have a decent amount of equity in your property going in.

The problem is that 20% can be a significant sum. It’s $60,000 for a $300,000 property, which is more than the…

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