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Summit County real estate roundup: October sales slow down for winter season

Real estate sales slowed in October due to the upcoming winter and holiday season.The numbers continued close on the heels of last year, with less than a 10 percent difference in the number of recorded sales. I...


NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTERSummit County's ONLY Exclusive Buyer's AgencyNovember 2016Quick LinksOUR WEBSITESUMMIT FOUNDATIONTHINKING ABOUT SELLING? CALL US FIRST!HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS IN FRISCOSNOW REPORTDear Chris,&...


Shorter shoulder season in Summit boosts sales tax revenue in September

September sales tax revenue continues to trend upward as Summit County heads into the busy season.The idea of September as a quiet shoulder season month is quickly going by the wayside. Brian Waldes, the direct...


OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER NEWSLETTERSummit County's ONLY Exclusive Buyer's Agency October 2016 Quick LinksOUR WEBSITESUMMIT FOUNDATIONTHINKING ABOUT SELLING? CALL US FIRST!Dear Chris,  Join us tonight .....


September 2016 Market Stats

Market Analysis by Area for September 2016: There were 297 transactions and $174,179,706 in monetary volume. Some trends for all 18 reported areas: $596,761- Average ...


Summit County real estate roundup: September sales continue trend of rising prices

For real estate agents in Summit County, the month of September can be a “warm” market as people try to buy or sell property before the coming winter months.For buyers, this can mean finding the best ski-in...


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, h...


Density of Frisco townhome development faces resistance

A proposed housing development at 2 Miners Creek Road in Frisco is drawing strong criticism from neighbors who say the project — which would replace a single family home with four separate townhomes — is in...


What is “high plateau” and what does it mean for the Denver housing market?

High plateau — it’s a phrase starting to pop up a lot more in descriptions of metro Denver’s housing market.“As long as we have economic growth, we will likely bump along a plateau both i...


Record Eisenhower Tunnel visits come with benefits, concerns

If you live in Summit County or visit often, you’ve noticed what seems like significant jumps in weekend foot and vehicle traffic.Recently released figures show it’s not just your imagination.The Colorado D...


National Association of Realtors economist looks at the future of real estate in Summit

While there’s no crystal ball for the future of housing, Lawrence Yun’s predictions might be the next best thing. The National Association of Realtors chief economist and senior vice president of research s...


New construction drives Summit County sales tax revenues in April

In the transition to shoulder season, sales-tax revenues countywide still rose above 2015 levels. Silverthorne especially reaped the benefits of a strong construction year, with several projects down the pipeli...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- June 2016

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The 3 biggest challenges that homebuyers face in 2016

A survey conducted by the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents sheds lights on the 2016 housing market as perceived in the eyes of homebuyers and the agents representing them.The March 2016 repor...


Home Buyers: Don’t Wait Forever for The One

When you’re dating, you can spend years searching for the perfect relationship only to—possibly—wait too long and miss out on something great. Suddenly, over your sad microwave meal and bottle of cheap re...


New to the Neighborhood

Moving vans and cars with license plates from other states are everywhere, and that isn't a fluke. Colorado is full of people on the move.More than one in 10 Colorado households that filed a tax return in 2014 ...


Slopeside Breckenridge townhomes top February real estate sales

February was a choice month to sell, as continued low real estate inventory throughout Summit County coupled with strong buyer interest throughout the month.“That continues to be a story. Inventory’s still ...


Exclusive Buyers Agents Predict Challenges for Buyers in 2016

If a recent survey of the membership of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) is correct, home buyers will face increasing challenges in 2016. Most Exclusive Buyer Agents (EBAs), regardless...


Summit County real estate sees fewer sales for higher dollars in January

While 2015 closed with unseasonably strong sales across the county, January sales dipped slightly due to a lack of property on the market. Jeff Moore, managing broker for Slifer, Smith and Frampton Real Estate,...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- May 2016

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Summit County real estate sales end 2015 on a high note

Real estate values continued to climb through the end of 2015, with increases across the board for all types of properties.With a busy holiday season, December brought a strong end to the year, with increased s...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- March 2016

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Powder Paradise...if you can afford the price

CIMARRON — Imagine we are heading to an island, says Jim Aronstein."And this," he says, stepping into a plush snowcat, "is our boat."Minutes later, he is relishing his island oasis, fat Rossignol skis sending...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- February 2016

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Metro Denver housing remains constrained and combustible

Embers from metro Denver's scorching housing market, which cooled late last year, remain hot enough to reignite into another nation-leading performance, some forecasts are predicting.Activity slowed in the fall...


Summit County real estate sales top $157 million for October

October real estate sales in Summit County took a 26 percent leap over the previous October. Total real estate sales in the county topped $157 million for the month, which improved significantly on the previous...


Urban Renewal in the Rockies: Silverthorne seals the deal on new developments

Business is booming in Silverthorne, with several new developers streaming in following the end of the recession. While many of the pieces are in place for urban renewal, the town is pulling together plans for ...


USA Pro Challenge Returns to Summit County

It’s Summit’s year to shine on the pro cycling circuit.Officials with the 2015 USA Pro Challengeyesterday announced routes for the fifth year of the international cycle race, Colorado’s largest profe...


Summit County real estate round-up: August property sales top $119 million

Summit County real estate sales for August 2015 improved by nearly 40 percent over the previous August, a jump of just over $33 million.The county recorded sales of approximately $119 million this August, which...


Local property owner sells Silverthorne lot for $7.25 million

A Silverthorne property recently saw a change of hands, to the tune of $7.25 million. The 1.23-acre parcel — housing Shell, 7-Eleven and Café Toro Mexican Grill — sold last month to Silverthorne Investors,...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- September 2015

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Real estate sales reach $114.5M thanks to good summer market

It’s summer, and that means the local real estate market is sweltering hot.That’s not always the case — only three years ago, Summit investors were still gun shy from the 2008 Recession — but, the past ...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- July 2015

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Breck on track for strong summer business

Summer in Breckenridge is off to a potentially record-breaking start for lodging and property-management companies, with visitors flocking to parades, taking to trails, filling lodging rooms and clogging Inters...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- June 2015

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Breckenridge's infrastructure, cultural improvements

Blink, and you might miss it. Pieces of the town of Breckenridge change all the time, and this mud season — albeit extra wet for construction contractors — was no exception.The town recently completed a new...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- May 2015

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Buyer's Resource Newsletter- April 2015

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Homebuyer Mistakes: 7 to Avoid Making

When it comes to buying a home, there are smart ways to go about it and less smart ways. Follow some of the wrong paths and you can end up spending a lot more than you need to or ending up with a home that isn'...


Home-Buying 101 – How to Pick the Right Pros

If you’re racing to buy a home before prices and mortgage rates go through the roof, you’ll need to hire the right team to help you reach the finish line.If you’re borrowing money, start with a mortg...


Fannie, Freddie, MBA economists predict interest rate hike in 2015

During a high-level discussion about the outlook of the housing economy at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, economists from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac ...


Summit County lodges break all-time revenue records as economy continues to recover

The pros called it from the beginning: This winter was one for the record books.In February, the Denver-based analytics firm DestiMetrics predicted that lodges in Summit County and across Colorado would break a...


Colorado BBQ Challenge brings Kansas City flavor to the Colorado Rockies

Frisco takes barbecue to a whole new level with the 22nd annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, taking place Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, with a kickoff concert on Thursday, June 18. This event attracts more...


Final Shock Hill plot in luxury Breckenridge neighborhood sells for $10.25 million

The long-vacant site of a proposed lodge at Shock Hill sold yesterday to a local developer for $10.25 million, marking the final major land transaction in one of Breckenridge’s most sought-after neighborhoods...


Summit County real estate market notches $75M in April on strength of luxury home sales

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Summit assessor releases values for all county properties May 1

The Summit County Assessor’s Office will mail out its biannual notices of valuation to local property owners on May 1. Colorado statute mandates that county assessors revalue all property within their boundar...


Summit County affordable housing hit hard by recalculated income index

The Summit County real estate market is enjoying a sort of a renaissance — unless you own a deed-restricted home.In early March, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a new area median...


Main Street Station property in Breckenridge sells for $5.6M

After years of diminishing returns and frustrated tenants, Main Street Station at the base of Peak 9 has a new owner with a new vision for retail on the south edge of Breckenridge.The property, home to 20 comme...


Denver firm buys Blue River Apartments in Silverthorne for $9.2 million

An affordable housing complex on the northern edge of Silverthorne recently sold for twice its assessed value, making it the largest real estate transaction in Summit County this year.On March 6, the Blue River...


17 Coolest Towns in America

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Summit County retail sales edging back to pre-Recession levels

The tax revenue figures for 2015 are slowly rolling in and Summit County is well on the road to economic recovery — and nearly back on par with the banner year of 2007.Across Summit, towns have reported sales...


$3 million Dercum's Dash home becomes priciest Keystone sale since 2007

A home at the base of Keystone Resort sold for $3.05 million last week, breaking an eight-year dry spell in a town known for elusive big-money properties.The single-family residence, located at 22 E. Trade Cour...


Summit County real estate sales reach $83 million in March

The Summit County real estate market doesn’t quite abide by mud season rules.Then again, neither did Mother Nature this year. It started feeling like late April in early February, with lengthy stretches of wa...


Colorado home prices rising at fastest rate in country

Home prices rose faster in February in Colorado than in any other state, according a report Tuesday from CoreLogic, a California firm that tracks housing trends.Colorado home prices, including distressed sales,...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- February 2015

 February 2015Dear Reader, A  bit belated Happy New Year!New Year... NEW WEBSITEFor many years now our mission at Buyer's Resource has been pretty simple: inform buyers they don't have to go...


The Fed’s getting closer to raising rates. How much is up in the air

For months, Wall Street has been focused on three little words: “can be patient.”On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to drop those words from its guidance about short-term interest rates, a small ...


Freddie's 3% Down Payments Start Next Week

Freddie Mac will begin offering mortgages with down payments of only 3 percent — the first time they've been this low on the GSE's loans in nearly five years — starting March 23.  The move is expe...


Denver buyers up their game to be last bidder standing in real estate deals

Denver's tight housing market has morphed into a version of "The Hunger Games," with buyers scrounging for whatever weapons they can find to remain the last bidder standing. "Everything is flying off the shelf,...


Hot tubs are hot commodities for rentals, homeowners in Summit County

Though separated in time, culture and continent, there was one thing that the ancient Egyptians, Japanese, Greeks and Romans all agreed upon — the value of hot tubs.Of course, they weren’t called hot tubs b...


10 reasons the housing market could go ballistic this spring

The U.S. housing market could get a major boost this year, specifically for single-family homes—especially among first-time buyers. Here’s why.I’m guessing here. My forecasts aren’t any better than anyo...


Summit County real esate deals in February top $50 million

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THE 20 COOLEST TOWNS IN THE US

WHAT MAKES A TOWN “THE COOLEST”? In the end, it’s the same as what makes travel the coolest: the people. And yet there seem to be a few common patterns that attract cool people to certain areas, or perhap...


Silverthorne delays approval of contested Maryland Creek Ranch parcel

A hotly contested development planned for the northern end of Silverthorne is now on temporary hiatus after dozens of residents pleaded with town officials to stall construction, citing everything from impacts ...


Breckenridge and other mountain towns learn to regulate short-term rentals

Kate Barney fielded a call from a local property manager a few years ago: Would she rent her family’s home in downtown Crested Butte to vacationers for the summer? The offer was huge — almost eight mon...


Summit County welcomes newest craft beer hot spot, The Bakers’ Brewery

On a clear, blue morning last week, I took my trusty Subaru onto Interstate 70, driving past snow-capped mountains, with a special destination in mind. With three breweries behind me and two to the right, I tur...


Summit County real estate sales top $61.7 million in January

Like a towering point guard, Summit County real estate is on the rebound.Before the year began, local and national brokers predicted that real estate markets across the U.S. were in for a major turnaround, just...


Can The FHA Fix The First-Time Buyer Gap?

There’s no doubt that 2014 was a year of recovery for real estate. Prices were up, equity increased and foreclosures were down but looming in the background is a problem which can sink the recovery:...


$12 million Home Depot land purchase in Silverthorne the year’s biggest real estate deal

The Summit County real estate market is back and more bullish than ever.Or at least it’s more enticing than it has been for the past six years. When the 2007 housing crisis and ensuing recession put a damper ...


Will Recreational Marijuana Affect Real Estate?

It’s all over the news and impossible to ignore: Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana. USA Today recently published a story about how joint-rolling and Dorito eating are among anticipated pot-themed ...


2014 Market Analysis

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NAHB: Signs Point to a Robust Year for Housing

A strengthening labor market, low interest rates, improving mortgage availability and growing pent-up demand will help to significantly boost single-family housing production in the year ahead and move the hous...


Uber car service expands to Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen

UberX comes to SummitAfter a few short years and mounds of big-city controversy, Uber is coming to Summit County.The wildly popular driver service recently announced that its smartphone app is ready to launch i...


The top-selling new-home neighborhoods and builders in markets most likely to succeed in 2015.

Many housing industry observers predict 2015 to be a promising one for home sales, after an underwhelming, flat performance in 2014. Booming metros like Atlanta and D.C. are among the ten hot housing marke...


Generation Y Prefers Suburban Home Over City Condo

LAS VEGAS—One of the hottest debates among housing economists these days isn’t the trajectory of home sales, but whether millennials, those born in the 1980s and 1990s, want to remain urbanites or eventuall...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- November 2014

Dear Reader,Welcome WinterThe last time I was at this spot... about a week ago... I was on my mountain bike.I've often thought that the perfect transition from fall to winter would be a balmy, dry Indian s...


Buyer's Resource Newsletter- July 2014

Newsletter July 2014 Dear Chris,July 4th!Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the 4th of July and join the Buyer's Resource team at our annual client appreciation party! Great weather, fun par...