Dillon Valley the hot market in Summit County condo sales

Condos are king in Summit County property sales, if this summer’s numbers are any indication. Condominiums in Dillon Valley, a small, more affordable neighborhood tucked between Interstate 70 and Highway 6, has seen average price increases of 36 to 44 percent.

“They’re seeing a dramatic increase because they’re some of the last affordable listings,” Summit County Assessor Beverly Breakstone said. “Dillon Valley is the hot market. We think that is because those were inexpensive condos. If you wanted something in Summit, you could buy something there that is affordable.”

The concept also applies to a single condominium complex within Dillon Valley, an older property that dates back to the 1970s. During the same time period, from July 2014 to June 30, 2016, Orofino by Straight Creek saw a 17.25-percent price increase.

Breakstone said countywide, condominium sales are up 11 percent, with the average price jumping a whopping 39 percent. While townhomes went for a median price of $486,700, the median price of condos varies substantially depending on the location:

• Dillon/Silverthorne area: $261,000

• Dillon Valley Condos: $144,750

• Copper Mountain Condos: $317,450

• Frisco Condos: $390,750

• Breckenridge-area condos: $379,850

By region, Breckenridge and Blue River continued to lead in the total number of listings and price, with 76 listings at an average price of $612,160. Silverthorne and Dillon reported a total of 70 transactions for an average price of $358,483. READ MORE