This winter is the wettest on record for the contiguous United States
This winter is the wettest on record for the contiguous United StatesAndy Richmond clears snow off his driveway along Pitkin Street Thursday, March 7, in Frisco. Record or near record rain and snow across the country led to the wettest winter on ...
Posted by Allison Simson on March 14, 2019 in Not Categorized
Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?
Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed:“Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home ...
Posted by Allison Simson on March 7, 2019 in Not Categorized
Breckenridge Ski Resort working with town, Forest Service to lengthen ski season
It seems that little stands in the way of Breckenridge Ski Resort's efforts to elongate its ski season, but there's still some discussion to be had.In an announcement heavily celebrated by plenty of winter enthusiasts, Breckenridge Ski Resort ...
Posted by Allison Simson on February 28, 2019 in Not Categorized
Strong January snow in Colorado is giving hope for a less eventful wildfire season
Winter continues to be kind to Summit County and Colorado. The past few weeks' snowy goodness is providing a rare, rosier outlook for drought and wildfire conditions in the summer — if the timing is right.According to the National Weather and ...
Posted by Allison Simson on February 21, 2019 in Not Categorized
Summit County is reminding residents of the dangers of radon, offers free testing kits
Summit County's commissioners have once again declared January "Radon Action Month," spotlighting the dangers of the silent, toxic gas lurking in some Colorado homes. The annual campaign reminds homeowners to get their homes tested for radon during ...
Posted by Allison Simson on February 14, 2019 in Not Categorized
Summit School District continues to have significantly better graduation and dropout rates than state average
Summit School District continues to be one of the more successful districts in the state, maintaining a graduation rate significantly above state average while also keeping a very low dropout rate. That's according to the Colorado Department of ...
Posted by Allison Simson on February 7, 2019 in Not Categorized
3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market
Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower ...
Posted by Allison Simson on January 31, 2019 in Not Categorized
Buying a Home this Year? Here Comes the Inventory!
Buying a Home this Year? Here Comes the Inventory!The top reason homeowners cited for not listing their home for sale in 2018, was their belief that they would be unable to find a home to buy. After 3 years of declining inventory for sale, we’re ...
Posted by Allison Simson on January 17, 2019 in Not Categorized
Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious ...
Posted by Allison Simson on May 17, 2018 in Not Categorized
What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team?
How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender?The most important characteristic that you should ...
Posted by Allison Simson on May 3, 2018 in Not Categorized
2030 Olympic bid for Denver would require major land, housing commitments for mountain towns
Bringing the Olympics to the Rockies may be a tall order for Summit and neighboring mountain communities — 12 to 15 stories tall, to be more exact.The Denver Olympic Exploratory Committee recently met with Summit housing officials and set out the ...
Posted by Allison Simson on March 22, 2018 in Not Categorized
Summit County Highway 9 project could create four continuous lanes from I-70 to Breckenridge
A $10 million highway project between Frisco and Breckenridge has been slated for state funding, potentially uncorking a chronic traffic bottleneck near the hospital and establishing four continuous lanes from Interstate 70 to Main Street in ...
Posted by Allison Simson on December 27, 2017 in Not Categorized
4 Reasons to Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale! Buyers are often competing with one another for the listings that are available! Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal ...
Posted by Allison Simson on October 19, 2017 in Not Categorized
Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!
If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control....
Posted by Allison Simson on October 19, 2017 in Not Categorized
What to Look for in Your Real Estate Team
How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender?The most important characteristic that you ...
Posted by Allison Simson on October 13, 2017 in Not Categorized
The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]
Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don't have perfect credit. Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you ...
Posted by Allison Simson on October 9, 2017 in Not Categorized
Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Should I Buy a Home Now? Or Wait Until Next Year?Some Highlights:The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.Freddie Mac predicts ...
Posted by Allison Simson on October 4, 2017 in Not Categorized
5 Reasons to Sell This Fall
1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and ...
Posted by Allison Simson on September 28, 2017 in Not Categorized
Happily Ever Homeowner
Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and ...
Posted by Allison Simson on September 26, 2017 in Not Categorized
Why Are So Few Homes for Sale?
There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.”First American just ...
Posted by Allison Simson on September 22, 2017 in Not Categorized