We have had a house in Denver for about 14 years. Never before have I seen so much construction happening at one time. It’s absurd in Cherry Creek North, which is where I live, but drive along 1-25 through the core of downtown to the east, and the Highlands on the west, and cranes, and framed buildings is all you can see. I used to joke ( back in about 2006) that here in Breckenridge, that if you dug a hole, it rained and a house grew. Now in Denver the holes are bigger condo complex’s, commercial, and many, many apartments. Here in Summit County, we don’t have the place for much more than single family homesites ( 260 currently on the market). After 35 years I can speak from experience, if you want new, and you want condo, you have one, maybe 2 years at the most. If you want to build a home, or buy a spec, you have maybe 5-10 years, but, this sleepy little county I moved to 35 years ago, will soon be closing it’s doors to homeowners, as the visitors climb to maximum occupancy. 2013 was the best year ever, and wait till the numbers come in on 2014. The numbers will be through the roof.
In the heart of Cherry Creek North, Co. our 2 bedroom home is our getaway from winters that last too long or start too early. We have owned in Denver for about 15 years, and it sure has helped us live 35 wonderful years in Breckenridge. But we can’t justify having a house that we use 40 days a year, so we have been very fortunate to have VRBO help us screen some wonderful guests who are delighted to use it, respect it, and enjoy it to come back time and time again.
A funny story not many know about VRBO, but it was started by a couple who bought a house in the Highlands, and just couldn’t support it with a local management companies, so they started a website. What I don’t know is if they kept the house after Home Away paid them $120,000,000.
US Bicycling Tour 2013 will end in Breckenridge on August 20, having started out in Aspen that morning, and on the 21, the teams will depart from Breckenridge Co to Steamboat. Last year 1,000,000 people watched the event.