Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Summit County Market Stats November 2018


November 2018

After a robust October, the Summit County real estate market experienced a slowdown in closings during November with 145 residential transactions totaling $117.9 Million. Compared to October, November transactions decreased from 224 to 145. Relating this November with November of 2017, transactions and dollar volume are down 20% and 10% respectively. Year-to-date, the Summit County real estate market is experiencing a 9% decrease in residential transactions with 1,655 total transactions so far.  Even with the slowdown in transactions, sales volume of $1.3 Billion is nearly the same.

Despite lower sales numbers, strong buyer demand is influencing other factors that indicate a healthy real estate market. The three month average of residential price per square foot ($476) is up 9% from 12 months ago. The average number of days on market remains low (53 days), and residential sold vs. list price has stayed at 98% for the last 3 years. Land sales are up 4% with 146 total transactions and sales of properties $1 Million and above are up 9%, totaling 261 transactions.
As of December 1st, the inventory in Summit County consists of 545 active listings which accounts for 394 residential properties and 151 homesites. Broken out by area (residential and land combined) this reflects 228 in Breckenridge, 27 in Copper, 28 in Dillon, 27 in Frisco, 76 in Keystone and 159 in Silverthorne. Summit County inventory fell by approximately 14% since the beginning of last month. This seasonal reduction in inventory may be influenced by sellers taking their home off the market to take advantage of rental income in the winter.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Summit County Market Stats July 2018


July 2018

So far in 2018, the number of residential closings in Summit County has tracked slightly below last year. There were 178 residential closings in July bringing the year-to-date total to 913, which is 4% behind 2017. The dollar volume generated from these transactions was tracking similarly until robust sales volume in July brought the year-to-date total to $691 Million, surpassing last year by 5%.

July alone produced $147 Million in residential volume, an astounding 57% increase over last July. Attributing to this increase were 41 closings of luxury properties $1 million and above, the highest number seen in any given month in Summit County’s history. The total number of luxury transactions for the year is 177, a 7% increase over 2017.

Another factor influencing the increase in sales volume is rising property values. The three-month average price of a residential property is $738,603 which has jumped 19% compared to 12 months ago. July saw the highest sale of the year at $4,700,000.

As of August 1 available inventory in Summit County reached the highest point of the year so far, but at 740 residential and land listings there is still 11% less available inventory than there was 12 months ago. Broken out by area, this includes 363 listings in Breckenridge, 34 in Copper Mountain, 36 in Dillon, 29 in Frisco, 105 in Keystone and 173 in Silverthorne.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Summit County Market Stats June 2018

June 2018

July 1 marks the end of the second quarter of 2018 and the start to what projects to be a busy selling season. During the month of June there were 171 residential real estate transactions in Summit County. This is 5% decrease compared with a flourishing market in 2017. While total transactions were down compared to twelve months ago, sales volume is up 9% totaling $127,480,397 this month and $543,856,420 year-to-date.

Also important to note of these 171 transactions, 39 closed in the luxury category of $1 Million and above. This is a 117% jump from just 18 luxury closings in June 2017. Sales in this price segment have more than doubled this month and have had steady growth since February.

The significant increase in sales volume compared to the number of transactions has pushed the average sales price higher. The three month average of residential sales price is approximately $738,608 compared to $700,000 in June 2017. On average, properties are selling for 98% of list price and in an average of just 39 days.

As of July 1, there are 723 properties for sale in Summit County including 527 residential properties and 196 homesites. With an uptick of inventory in each town coupled with a 10-year low days to sell, we should expect to see Summit County real estate continue to thrive in the summer months to come.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

April Market Stats


April 2018

As Summit County transitions into spring, residential real estate transactions are on the rise after a comparatively slow start to 2018. There were 131 residential transactions this month, up 7% since the previous April and up 27% from just last month. The residential sales volume represents a corresponding 4% increase from April 2017 and 29% rise since March 31. Residential dollar volume year-to-date totals $304,212,400 as of April 30.

Of the 131 residential transactions this month, over 15% have been luxury homes of $1 million or more and 3 properties closed over $3 million. We are beginning to see sales prices rise in the luxury market, with the highest sale this month at $3,999,000 illustrating a 34% increase compared to 12 months ago. Growth in this market segment is pushing average property values higher.

With climbing values coupled with low inventory, we are also seeing a significant jump in the land market. There were 19 land transactions this month, demonstrating a 90% increase compared to last April. Year- to-date land sales are up 62% from the previous year.

However, for both residential and land, inventory is beginning to rise in anticipation of the summer sales season. As of May 1, there were 553 residential and land properties on the market, up 11% since April 1. With the uptick in inventory and the days on market 3-month moving average still low, we will hope to see both transactions and sales volume continue to grow in the summer months ahead.

Morning Trail Run in the Frisco Peninsula

Trail run on the Frisco Peninsula.  The ice is off the lake early this year!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Summit County Market Stats March 2018


March 2018

March signals the end of the first quarter of 2018. To date, the Summit County real estate market is experiencing a decrease in sales transactions and volume of approximately 12% compared to last year. While January and February sales were on pace with the prior year the market experienced a significant slowdown in March where there were 95 residential transactions totaling $66.2 million in sales volume. Although March sales transactions increased over February (from 87 to 95), compared to March of 2017 transactions and dollar volume are down 32% and 40% respectively.

While March of 2017 was a record-setting month, this year over year drop in sales indicates that low inventory is influencing the pace of sales as supply is unable to meet buyer demand. As of April 1st, the inventory in Summit County consists of 521 active listings which accounts for 349 residential properties and 172 homesites. Broken out by area this reflects 231 listings in Breckenridge, 36 in Copper, 11 in Dillion, 27 in Frisco, 87 in Keystone and 129 in Silverthorne.

Despite low sales volume, buyer demand is affecting other factors in the market including price per square foot, days on market and sold vs. list price percentage. The three month average of residential price per square foot is $467, up 7% from 12 months ago. Days on market are down 33% to 59 average days to sell, and average sold price vs. list price remains steady at 98%. This demonstrates that residential properties are still commanding higher prices and moving quickly.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Backcountry Ski on Lake Dillon Today

Happy girl and a happy lab on a backcountry ski today on Lake Dillon.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Slifer Report, An Analysis of Real Estate Activity in Summit County

  Below you will find a link to our popular market overview, The Slifer Report.  Our Annual Market Review is an in-depth review of how the market performed in the last calendar year. The report is broken down by Summit County area so you can easily find how the market performed in your neighborhood.  http://www.summitcountyhome.com/the-slifer-report/

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Spontaneous Combustion Bonfire and Fireworks

Spontaneous Combustion bonfire and fireworks in Frisco benefiting Summit Nordic Ski Club.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Another Backcountry Ski

Great day for a backcountry ski in Frisco while the ski resorts enjoy a busy holiday weekend.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Backcountry Ski in Frisco

A dog and a log on a ski near Rainbow Lake in Frisco.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Fresh Snow on the Weekend

Fresh snow this weekend with the moon over Little Chief Mountain in Frisco.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fly Fishing for the New Year

Featured photo of fly fishing on the Colorado River near Gore Canyon to kick off the new year!