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New development is everywhere in Summit County

by The Mountain Living Team

It's hard to go anywhere in the county without seeing homes being built.  New construction is going strong.  Here's a little information on some of the new developments.

Summit Sky Ranch - This development in Silverthorne has been underway for a couple of years now.  It is a neighborhood of single family homes near The Raven Golf Course. See what's for sale in the neighborhood now.

Blue River Flats - Small buildings of condos with garages on the Blue River in Silverthorne.  The first building is nearly complete but there are more buildings to be built.  See current properties for sale.

Smith Ranch - Mostly deed restricted homes, for local employees, located below Ruby Ranch in Silverthorne.

Mattox Triplex -  Located around 2nd & Granite in Frisco, these townhomes aren't completed yet. 

Alley Shacks - A duplex at 4th and Galena Alley in Frisco to be completed this year. Each has 3 bedrooms and a 3 car garage.

Library Lofts - Construction hasn't even started yet on these luxury townhomes at Madison & Galena in Frisco.

Estates on Galena - 13 single family and duplex homes located in Frisco at 2nd & Granite. Construction is underway.

Mary Ruth Cabins - This is a deed restricted development in Frisco that is nearly complete. These new homes will be available to rent by Frisco or Copper Mountain employees and they allow pets!

Sail Lofts - A condominium high rise in downtown DillonSee listings here.

Uptown 240- A high rise at the entrance to downtown Dillon that will house a restaurant, hotel, work out facilities, viewing deck and more.  These aren't slated to be done until 2020.

New Seasons at Keystone - A condo devleopment near Keystone Lake.  See what's available for sale now.

Cucumber Creek Estates - A high end single family home development in Breckenridge. See homes for sale in Cucumber Creek Estates.

Shores at the Highlands - Construction has been underway for a couple of years in this development of luxury homes on the north side of Breckenridge. See these luxurious homes that are for sale.  

This list just touches on the new construction in Summit County.  If you'd like more details about these or other new development projects around the county, contact Mountain Living Real Estate today.




Dillon Ice Castles - Fun for all ages!

by Meredith Adams

Dillon Ice CastleLast night we decided to check out the Ice Castle in Dillon with some friends.  It has been advertised like crazy and sounded like it could be pretty cool.  It only lasts as long as weather permits so we thought we should go now.  We were originally thinking we'd go in March when we have some family in town but it's been a warm winter and it may not last.

We bought our tickets online prior to going.  We found a coupon code that saved us a couple more bucks.  Try happykids in the promo code box.  Tickets are for a specific time frame when they want you to show up.  Once you are there you can stay as long as you'd like.  I'd recommend wearing your ski gear.  It's cold and if you make the most of it, you'll be sitting on, crawling over, and touching a lot of ice. 

They told us the ice castle is on about an acre of land.  They even gave us a map to navigate our way around it.  They have a room with a hot tub that squirts water into the air.  They have colored lights that are spectacular on the ice formations. There are a couple of slides and a few tunnels you can go through.  It's a great place for the kids to play and it brought out the kid in me.  I belly crawled into a couple caverns and tried out both slides and of course, took quite a few pictures.

It's an interesting experience that I would recommend.  It's a little pricey for what it is but what isn't these days.  

Coming Soon! Lake Haus Condo D11

by The Mountain Living Team

Cute, spacious and affordable one bedroom condo in a convenient Dillon location.

Lake Haus Condos in DillonAt 625 square feet this one bedroom condo is a very comfortable size.  As you enter the condo the entry provides a great spot to take off snowy boots.  To the left is the bedroom and full bathroom.  The bedroom is large with ample closet space.  As an end unit you have an extra window in the bedroom making it lighter than most.  Back out to the entry and down a couple stairs and you're in the living area.  The kitchen in to the left against the back wall.  The dining room is situated in front of it and the large living area takes up the right side.  A gas fireplace provides mountain ambiance while keeping you toasty warm. Extra windows make this area light and bright.  A sliding glass door leads to a small patio that opens to a meadow with mountain views.  This is a perfect spot for the dog to run right outside the back door or where you'll want to kick back and relax watching the sun set at the end of the day.

Located in Dillon, close to Hwy 6 and Swan Mountain Road, it's easy to head to Keystone or Breck for a day on the slopes.  The paved rec path is nearby if you're in the mood for a bike ride.  Grab the fishing poles and trek on over to the shores of Lake Dillon or drive into downtown for a free concert.  The bus stop is nearby too.  No matter what you enjoy, this condo will be a great fit!    

Last minute 4th of July plans

by Meredith Adams

If you haven't made you plans for the 4th of July yet this year, just come up to Summit County.  It's cooler than the Denver Metro area and there's a lot going on.  Click on the town name to link to their website with details about their activities & events.

7am  10k trail run
9:30am  Firecracker 50 bike race
10am  Parade
12:30pm  Viper car show
1pm  Kids water fight
2pm  Live music
8pm NRO at Riverwalk
9:45pm  Fireworks

Dillon Amphitheater
7pm  Forever in Blue Jeans, Neil Diamond tribute band
10pm  NRO Performance

8am  Pancake breakfast
9am  Fishing Derby
10am  Summit Concert Band
12:30pm  Parade
1:30pm  Live music by Guild of Ages
3:30pm  Drum circle
7:15pm  The Long Run, Eagles tribute band
9:30pm  Fireworks

8am  Fishing Derby
9am  Super Slimy Science
10:30am  Bike decoration party
11am  Bike parade
11am  Ala carte BBQ
12pm  Live music by Trout Steak Revival
7pm  Live music by The Burroughs
9pm  Fireworks


Frisco's 4th of July Parade



Robert Randolph plays Dillon Amphitheater

by Meredith Adams

Robert Randolph and the Family Band perform at Dillon AmphitheaterThe amphitheater was packed as the opening band took the stage.  John Trucelli said the crowd was 10 times bigger than what they're used to playing for. They are a local band and play venues all over Summit County.  They played a good set, introducing their new album to the crowd.

Then it was time for the main event.  Robert Randolph and the Family Band took the stage.  The crowd roared and the floor in front of the stage was full in no time as everyone got up to dance.  Robert Randolph is ranked as one of the 100 best guitarists by Rolling Stone.  His music is very high energy, funky & soulful.  Many in the crowd were wearing ear plugs because it was so loud.  I think that must have chased off a few of the younger and older listeners as the evening progressed.  Those that remained had a fantastic time jamming to some great music as the band put on an awesome performance.  Robert engaged with the crowd, inviting the ladies in the crowd on stage to dance, bringing up a fan to play guitar with him and another to sing.

A big crowd for the free concert at Dillon Amphitheater June 27thRobert Randolph & the Family Band was a fantastic way to kick off the summer season at the Dillon Amphitheater.  All shows are free at the amphitheater.  Concerts will be happening every Friday and Saturday nights all summer long with performances by a variety of artists.  It's a great way to spend an evening under the stars in Dillon, Colorado.

Great January sales in Summit County

by Meredith Adams

85 residential, real estate sales in January made last month the best January since 2008!

  • Inventory levels continue to be low; hovering around 700 properties for sale in the entire county.
  • Dillon only has 30 residential properties on the market now. That's just under a two month supply.
  • Copper continues to be the slowest market with a 17 months supply of inventory. This is still much better than the 4 year supply seen a couple of years ago.
  • Copper 2014 sales hit 74 - an increase of 24% over 2013.
  • Overall Summit County is in a Seller's Market with only a five month supply of residential inventory on the market now.
  • Finally the upper end price ranges across the county are beginning to balance out supply and demand. Properties under $1.5million have less than a one year supply.
  • Average sales price in Summit County has stayed relatively consistent over the last four years; hovering around $500,000.

Summit County real estate salesSupply and demand is a key factor dictating the real estate market. Supply is the properties on the market or inventory. Demand is our sales. How they relate to each other give us another way to see how the market is changing. It is also how the absorption rate is calculated. The absorption rate is how long it would take all the properties currently listed for sale to sell. This doesn't account for any new properties coming on and relies on past sales alone to determine how quickly they would sell. In the statistics above I mention that there is a five month supply of inventory in Summit County. This is calculated by the supply, 710 properties, divided by the last 12 months of sales, 1713. Then multiplied by 12 to come up with the number of months. A balanced market has approximately a six month supply of properties on the market. Of course, like with any statistics, we have to take into account the fluctuations during different times of year and any other relevant factors to determine what this information really means before making important decisions based on it

Summit County residential property sales finished up the first quarter up 9.7% over the first quarter of 2013. Pretty flat sales in January and February gave way to a surge in March. April has seen a strong start and the activity level in the county continues to be strong. The increase in sales is thanks to sales at the ski areas in Summit County. Copper Mountain saw an increase of 42.9%, Breckenridge was up 39.5% and Keystone up 18.2% over 2013 first quarter sales. The county overall was up less than 10% because of declines in sales quarter over quarter in Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne. The reason for those declines could be because inventory is in shorter supply in those areas. Dillon has the lowest inventory level in the county with only a four month supply and the biggest decrease in number of sales dropping 32.1%. If buyers cannot find what they want, they cannot buy it. It's typical for more properties to come on the market as ski season ends and the summer buying season approaches. If our inventory levels cannot build prior to the anticipated stronger summer sales, prices will be pushed higher. That's something we haven't seen a lot of in Summit County in a long time

The Summerwood Subdivision in Dillon, CO

by Meredith Adams

If you’re looking for a single family home or duplex in Summit County you should take a look at the Summerwood neighborhood in Dillon.  Conveniently located near Swan Mountain Road off Highway 6 in Dillon, Summerwood is the perfect location no matter what you like to do in Summit County.  It is also one of the few single family home neighborhoods that offer amenities to its homeowners.

Want more information, take a driving tour of the Summerwood neighborhood.

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