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Latest Market Stats Update for October 2018

Here is where you can find all the latest info on the Summit County, CO market from Anne & Molly of The Skinner Team. Including our monthly video series and information compiled by the Land Title Guarantee Company.

A Review of October 2018 Market Stats Info:


September 2018 Market Analysis

Please note that Land Title data comes from actual recorded transactions at the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for that particular month. The information is not directly related to MLS data. The data is an unofficial tabulation of Summit County Records that are believed to be reasonably accurate. If you choose to utilize this marketing information in any publications or websites, please make sure you are quoting Land Title as your source. You are welcome to utilize this link within your own websites.

  • Market Analysis by Area for September 2018: There were a total of 259 transactions and $161,902,700 in monetary volume. The average transaction price for all 18 reported areas, plus Deed Restricted transactions, was $656,093, average residential price was $724,882 and average residential PSF was $478.
  • Year to Date Market Analysis ( 9 months): Monetary volume in YTD 2018 totaled $1,262,111,655 with 1866 transactions: $705,136 average transaction price, $739,194 average residential price and average residential PSF $467.
  • Market Snapshot for Years 2018 vs 2017:  Average Indicators for $: Single Family +3%, Multi- Family +9% and Vacant Land +14%. Median Indicators for Single Family +6%, Multi- Family +8% and Vacant Land +16%.
  • Market Analysis % Change 2018: Monetary volume ($161,902,700) in September 2018 was up only 1% from September 2017. Transactions (259) were up 4% from September 2017.  YTD 2018 monetary volume is up 11% from YTD 2017, and transactions are up 2% YTD 2018 compared to YTD 2017.
  • Residential Cost Analysis:  Residential volume in September had 196 transactions with $142,076,900 gross volume. There were 38 properties that sold for $1M and above in September The most active price points were between $300K-$500K with 58 transactions. There were 78 Single Family, 118 Multi-Family and 18 Vacant Land transactions.
  • Average Price History by Type 2018: Average price for residential Single Family: $1,029,123, Multi- Family: $523,774 and Vacant Land: $318,444.
  • Comparative Historical Cost Analysis YTD 2018: There were 1469 residential transactions and $1,085,876,278 gross $ volume with 272  properties selling for $1M and over.
  • Top Lender Analysis September 2018: There were 552 loans in September, 74% of purchasers closing with financing at the time of the sale, there were 82 REFI’s and 278 loans were timeshare related. 26% of the real estate closings were cash transactions.
  • Market Highlights: Please see page 11 of the Market Analysis- You can note the higher priced sale in September in the Woodmor area at $4,030,000. The top priced PSF in the Main Street Station Condos at $1,056.
  • Foreclosures:  There were 6 Foreclosure actions taken in September compared to 3 last September 2017.
  • Purchaser Profile Abstract:  There were 40 upper end sales in September 2018 compared to 61 in August 2018. Our buyers for real estate transactions for 2018: Front Range demographic at 41% of our market, 35% are “local” and 23% are out of state buyers with 0% International. Please note a new page 17 comparing demographics of our buyers through 2013.
  • Land Title New Development Summary: This (page 18) shows all the new construction each month, there were 26 in September compared to 40 in August.

Land Title Guarantee Company September 2018 Market Analysis 


Historical Summit County Market Analysis
Click here for Archived Summit County Market Analysis

Rental Insights Report 2018 by Evolve

Evolve has put together a comprehensive report on all aspects of second-home rental property owners. Click the link below to be taken to their report.

Owner Insights Report – 2018 evolve

New Construction! Cucumber Creek Estates

Cucumber Creek Estates 
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Breckenridge Lands is delighted to announce its newest offering of luxury homes centrally situated between the base of Peak 8 and historic Main Street. Cucumber Creek Estates incorporates five cottages and twelve paired residences tucked behind the Nordic Center, backing Shock Hill and adjoining the Cucumber Creek Open Space. Owners will enjoy exterior maintenance free living, exceptional access to skiing and the finest finishes.

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Want to learn more? Contact us today for more information on this new construction in Summit County! 

3D-Printed Homes

You Can Now 3D-print a House in Under a Day

Quartz – Mike Murphy 

March 12, 2018

Austin, Texas

In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass.

At South By Southwest today, New Story, a Y Combinator-backedcharity that works to build houses for people in developing nations, and Icon, a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas, unveiled what is believed to be the first 3D-printed house that is fully up to code and permitted for people to inhabit.

The two organizations came together to show that it’s feasibly possible to build an easy-to-replicate house in under 24 hours. They plan to take this proof-of-concept and start producing small houses for families in countries like Haiti and El Salvador. The 800-sq-ft house cost around $10,000 to build using Icon’s proprietary Vulcan printer, but the company plans to eventually bring that price down to around $4,000. Theoretically, it could soon print one of the houses in about six hours, a representative for New Story told Quartz. But the process is still being ironed out—the house in Austin is the only one built so far.

Icon Vulan
Icon’s house printer, the Vulcan. (Quartz/Mike Murphy)

The Vulcan printer was also on display, in the yard next to the lot where the house was printed. Massive, but still portable, the printer excretes a custom blend of concrete that hardens as it’s printed. The concrete is laid in 100 roughly one-inch-thick strands that hold their shape as they harden. Icon cofounder Evan Loomis told Quartz that the strength of the printed walls is stronger than cinderblocks after a few days of hardening, although the house is entirely habitable after it’s been set up.

Icon printed house
Each house features a living room, bathroom, a bedroom, and a study (which can be another bedroom). (Quartz/Mike Murphy)

After the walls are printed, New Story crew members come in and install windows, a wooden roof, basic plumbing, and electrical wiring which can be drilled right into the walls. The entire setup, including the finishing, takes under a day.

In the future, Icon would like to be able to develop robots that could automatically install the windows after the Vulcan finishing printing, and drones that could spray-paint the exterior walls. It’ll explore the possibility of printing roofs as well, but the technology for suspending concrete as it prints isn’t really feasible yet.

Icon printed house
The house is made up of about 100 lines of concrete, and a wooden roof. (Quartz/Mike Murphy)

There are other groups working on printing houses, including Apis Cor in Russia, but the group in Austin believes its structure to be the first printed house that’s been deemed inhabitable by a local government. Icon hopes to eventually commercialize its house-printing technology in the US, where housing shortages are reaching severe levels in some larger cities. “Affordability is important,” Loomis said, “regardless of whether you’re in Austin or El Salvador.”

In theory, families could customize the design, arrange for a printer to come plop down on their land, and have a readymade house to move into a day later. Even the average Amazon delivery takes longer than that.

For original article from Quartz: Click here

February 2018 Market Stats Update

Here are the latest market stats from Anne & Molly.

Please contact us if you have any questions or want to find your mountain escape! 

 

Market Stats Update – January 2018

Anne and Molly from the Skinner Team with Keller Williams Top of the Rockies in Summit County, CO recap the market stats from the end of the 2017 year, and highlight what they are curious to see happen in 2018.

5 Most Common Reasons for Closing Delays

RealtorMag has compiled information about the top reasons for delayed closings. This is why it’s important to not only work with a realtor you trust to navigate the local market for the best inspectors or title companies, but also to work with a lender that will actively help you ensure your financing comes through!


5 Most Common Reasons for Closing Delays

Seventy-three percent of home sales closed on time in October, but 25 percent of REALTORS® report a delay in getting to the settlement table, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index, a survey based on responses from more than 3,500 real estate professionals. Only 2 percent say a contract was terminated completely.

What are the main problems encountered with delayed settlements? Real estate pros report the following:

  1. Issues related to obtaining financing: 32%
  2. Appraisal issues: 20%
  3. Home inspection/environmental issues: 16%
  4. Titling/deed issues: 11 percent
  5. Contingencies stated in the contract: 6%

Seventy-four percent of all contracts in October contained contingencies, most often for home inspections, appraisals, or financing.

Source: “REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey,” National Association of REALTORS® (October 2017)

2018 Conforming Loan Limits by County

2018 Conforming Loan Limits by County

This website provides 2018 conforming loan limits by county, as well as VA and FHA limits. In 2018, the baseline loan limit for most counties across the U.S. will be $453,100, an increase over 2017. More expensive markets, such as New York City and San Francisco, have conforming loan limits as high as $679,650. Anything above these maximum amounts is considered a “jumbo” mortgage.

The PDF and Excel files above were obtained from FHFA.gov. They are offered here as a convenience to our visitors. You can download them to your computer, in either format, and refer to them as needed.

Update: Conforming Loan Limits Increased for 2018

On November 28, 2017, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it would raise the baseline conforming loan limit for 2018, for most counties across the country. They are also increasing the limits for certain “higher-cost areas” that are above the baseline. This is in response to significant home-price gains that occurred during 2017.

In most counties across the country, the 2018 maximum conforming loan limit for a single-family home will be $453,100. That’s an increase of $29,000 from the 2017 baseline limit of $424,100. This marks the second year in a row that federal housing officials have raised the baseline.

But again, this is just the baseline conforming loan limit used for most parts of the country. In higher-cost real estate markets, like San Francisco and New York City, the limit for a single-family home loan can be as high as $679,650.

Anything above these caps is considered a jumbo mortgage.


 

CLICK HERE to finish the article from LoanLimits.org

Land Title Guarantee Company November 2017 Market Analysis

November 2017 Market Analysis

Please note that Land Title data comes from actual recorded transactions at the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for that particular month. The information is not directly related to MLS data. The data is an unofficial tabulation of Summit County Records that are believed to be reasonably accurate. If you choose to utilize this marketing information in any publications or websites, please make sure you are quoting Land Title as your source. You are welcome to utilize this link within your own websites.

  • Market Analysis by Area for November 2017: There were a total of 230 transactions and $151,871,354 in monetary volume. The average transaction price for all 18 reported areas, plus Deed Restricted transactions, was $663,600, average residential price was $694,513 and average residential PPSF was $451.
  • Year to Date Market Analysis (11 months): Monetary volume in YTD 2017 totaled $1,506,142,622 with 2377 transactions: $646,352 average transaction price, $679,530 average residential price and average residential PPSF $430. 
  • Market Snapshot for Years 2017 vs 2016:  Average Indicators for $: Single Family +16%, Multi- Family +15% and Vacant Land -5%. Median Indicators for Single Family +17%, Multi- Family +16% and Vacant Land -9%.
  • Market Analysis % Change YTD 2017: Monetary volume ($151,871,354) in November 2017 was down 18% from November 2016. Transactions (230) also down 14% from November 2016.  YTD 2017, monetary volume is up by 17% and transactions are up 4% compared to YTD 2016. 
  • Residential Market Sales by Price Point: Residential volume in November had 200 transactions with $138,902,688 gross volume. There were 24 properties that sold for $1M and above in November. The most active price points were between $300K-$400K with 37 transactions. There were 64 Single Family, 136 Multi-Family and 17 Vacant Land transactions in November.
  • Average Price History by Type 2017: Average price for residential Single Family: $1,084,991, Multi- Family: $470,841 and Vacant Land: $335,949.
  • Comparative Historical Cost Analysis 2017 YTD: There were 2010 residential transactions and $1,365,855,333 gross $ volume with 311 properties selling for $1M and over-compared to 2016, there were 1921 transactions and $1,098,827,441 gross $ volume, 203 properties at $1M and over.  In 2015, there were 1870 transactions with $1,027,115,318 gross $ volume,182 properties at $1M and over.
  • Top Lender Graph: There were 458 loans in November, 68% (157) of the loans were related to sales, there were 149 REFI’s and 152 loans were timeshare related. 32% of the real estate closings were cash transactions.
  • Market Highlights: Please see page 10 of the Market Analysis- You can note the higher priced sale in November on French Street in Breckenridge. Also, a Crystal Peak Lodge property was the highest PPSF at $904. There were no bank sales in November. 
  • Foreclosures: Actions were down with 2 in November, compared to 6 in November 2016. There have been a total of 43 Foreclosure actions YTD.
  • Purchaser Profile Abstract:  There were 27 upper end sales in November. Our buyers for real estate transactions in November were Front Range demographic at 43% of our market, 29% are “local” and 28% are out of state buyers with 0% International. 
  • Land Title New Development Summary: This (page 16) shows all the new construction each month, there were 22 in November compared to 33 in October.

The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2018 – Forbes

I would support these findings from Forbes. Grateful for the backing of such a great company, Keller Williams!


The Happiest Companies To Work For In 2018

I cover leadership, management and careers

Companies that keep employees happy aren’t just helping their workers—they’re helping themselves, since satisfied workers are more productive. In fact, a mutual fund that invests in companies with positive workplace ratings, Parnassus Endeavor, has beaten the market handily over the past 10 years.

What are the organizations with the happiest employees? Careers site CareerBliss launched its eighth-annual list of the happiest companies in America. It surveyed tens of thousands of workers and asked them to rate their employers on ten key factors, such as their relationship with management, workplace environment, compensation, satisfaction with job function and growth opportunities.

To see the top 10 happiest companies to work for, open the gallery below. For the full list of 50, see the end of this article.

Keller Williams Realty takes the top spot. The Austin, Texas company has 175,000 agents across more than 900 metro areas and claims to be the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. A Keller Williams Realty employee wrote on CareerBliss.com, “One of the greatest benefits is how our company promotes from within. All employees are encouraged and supported to be in control of their growth and career paths.”

Sneaker king Nike ranks second. It remains one of the most valuable brands in the world, and it’s navigating a big transition as more consumers shop online. In June it announced its “NIKE Direct” initiative—the company is trying to sell more of its products directly to consumers through its website and own stores, rather than rely on traditional retailers like Foot Locker.

Adobe is the fourth happiest company, according to CareerBliss. The Silicon Valley tech giant invented PDFs and launched them 1993. It claims PDFs have led to a 91% reduction in environmental impact and 90% cost savings when compared with paper-based processes. And Adobe’s Photoshop software is used by 90% of creative professionals. “The atmosphere is highly collaborative and energizing. People have always been friendly and helpful; very professional,” wrote one employee on CareerBliss.com.

Pharmaceutical giant Amgen ranks fifth. Arthritis drug Enbrel is its top-selling product, bringing in nearly $6 billion in sales last year. “The work-life balance is great, fantastic daycare on campus, lots of smart co-workers,” wrote one CareerBliss reviewer. “Working for Amgen was very rewarding to see the positive impact we made in patients’ lives,” reported a West Coast employee.

Full List: The Happiest Companies to Work for in 2018

  1. Keller Williams Realty
  2. Nike
  3. Total Quality Logistics
  4. Adobe
  5. Amgen
  6. Chevron
  7. Intuit
  8. Bristol-Myers Squibb
  9. PNC Financial Services Group
  10. TruGreen
  11. CIGNA
  12. Starbucks
  13. Apple
  14. Quicken Loans
  15. Leidos
  16. Qualcomm
  17. iGATE
  18. The Vanguard Group
  19. Citrix Systems
  20. Kaiser Permanente
  21. Chase
  22. Pfizer
  23. Fidelity Investments
  24. American Income Life Insurance Company
  25. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
  26. American Express
  27. GE Capital
  28. Merck
  29. American Airlines
  30. Microsoft
  31. Cisco Systems
  32. Nordstrom
  33. Exxon Mobil
  34. Alcatel-Lucent
  35. CenturyLink
  36. Bank of America
  37. The Walt Disney Company
  38. Wells Fargo
  39. Oracle
  40. Citigroup
  41. Broadcom
  42. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
  43. DirecTV
  44. Dell
  45. Symantec
  46. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
  47. ABC News
  48. CareFusion
  49. Spectrum
  50. Verizon Communications