Archive for April, 2009

Breckenridge events April 30 – May 6

Thursday, April 30

(s) Arts Alive Presents: Think Summer – 11am-5pm at 500 South Main Street (La Cima Mall). The local CO-OP Gallery celebrates summers’ arrival with a new show. Come in and enjoy the local art for sale featuring contemporary and classic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, custom jewelry, photography, quilts and woven scarfs. Featured artist is Vicki Jacobs, painter. 970-453-0450 for more info.

(h) Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Sites and Tours – Visit the Barney Ford House Museum, located at 111 E. Washington Ave. The Barney Ford House Museum honors Barney Ford, an escaped slave turned prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights leader in Colorado. View the Breck150 Art Exhibit. Free admission. Open 11am-3pm. For more information, call 800-980-1859.

(a) Breckenridge Recreation Center Classes –Muscle Power 6:15am; Water Aerobics 8am; Bodypump 8am; Cycling at 9:05am; Women’s Weight Training 10:15am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; RPM 12pm; Yoga Express 12pm; Cycling 5:30pm; Intermediate Yoga 5:30pm at Carter Park; Bodypump 5:30pm; Country Two-Step 6:45pm. 970-453-1734 for more info.

(a) Tap Dance classes at Abby Hall – 6-7 pm every week through May 21. Drop-ins welcome, punch passes available. Join this fun and fitness craze!

(a) Textile Club – Experiment with Shibori, the Japanese art of tie-dying. Instruction by Theresa Clowes at the Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. $25 includes all materials. 6-8:30pm. 970 453-3364 for more info.

(a) Yoga, Qigong, T’ai Chi and Kung Fu at Abby Hall –Anusary Inspired Yoga 9am-10:15am. Abby Hall is located at 136 S. Main St. $10/class. Drop in students are welcome. For more information, call 970-453-8558 or visit www.abbyhallonmain.com.
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Breckenridge Events April 23 – 28

Thursday, 23

(s) Arts Alive Presents: Think Summer – 11am-5pm at 500 South Main Street (La Cima Mall). The local CO-OP Gallery celebrates summers’ arrival with a new show. Come in and enjoy the local art for sale featuring contemporary and classic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, custom jewelry, photography, quilts and woven scarfs. Featured artist is Vicki Jacobs, painter. 970-453-0450 for more info.

(h) Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Sites and Tours – Visit the Barney Ford House Museum, located at 111 E. Washington Ave. The Barney Ford House Museum honors Barney Ford, an escaped slave turned prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights leader in Colorado. Free admission. Open 11am-3pm. For more information, call 800-980-1859.

(a) Breckenridge Recreation Center Classes –Muscle Power 6:15am; Water Aerobics 8am; Bodypump 8am; Cycling at 9:05am; Women’s Weight Training 10:15am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; RPM 12pm; Yoga Express 12pm; Cycling 5:30pm; Intermediate Yoga 5:30pm at Carter Park; Bodypump 5:30pm; Country Two-Step 6:45pm. 970-453-1734 for more info.

(r) Dine Out Thursday – Dozens of restaurants though out Summit County have offered to donate 10% of their sales all day and all night to the Summit Turf Project, an effort to upgrade the Summit High School fields to synthetic turf. See page 8 of today’s Summit Daily News for more info or visit summit-turf.com Read more »

March 2009 Summit County Real Estate Market Analysis

top lenders march 09 graph March 2009 Summit County Real Estate  Market AnalysisAttached, you will find the Land Title Guarantee Company March 2009 Market Analysis from Summit County.  New Format: There are 9 PDF files attached.

Some Interesting Points:

-There were 7 closings in the new Cache at Union Creek totaling: $4,171,000 or $595,857 per unit-(These units were not in the Assessor’s system at the time the Market Analysis was calculated, so there are no PPSF calculations available)

-There were 2 sales for new homes in The Shores- totaling $2,475,000 or $1,237,500 per unit/$470.88 Average PPSF

-March was the best month so far in 2009 with # of transactions and $ monetary volume

-YTD, Summit County monetary volume was down 60%, and numbers of transactions were down 56% compared to 2008. YTD, both monetary volume and number of transactions are down 60% compared to YTD 2008.

-As of April 7, 2009, there are 2049 active Summit County MLS listings – Residential (1694) and Vacant Land (355) – There were 1256 Active Listings in 2008

(Res. and Vacant), 788 in 2007 (Res. and Vacant) and 1100 in 2006 (Res. and Vacant).

- Cash transactions were 42% of all Real Estate closings for the month of March.

·         Summit County 2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009 Graph Comparison

·         Cost Breakdown, March 2009 for Residential Improved Units (New Construction, Resales and March Gross Residential Price Index and YTD Gross Residential Price Index), also shows Full Year 2008, 2007 and 2006 Gross Residential Price Index with # of transactions, total volume and average price

·         Cost Breakdown for Residential Improved Units YTD (2009, 3 months) and the Cost Breakdown YTD from 2007 and 2008 for comparison

·         Market Analysis % Change from 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

·         Market Analysis by Area for the month of March 2009: On the Market Analysis by Area report we have recently added a color coded system;

* Green Text indicates an increase from the previous month’s value.

·         Black Text indicates the value is the same or not applicable from the previous month’s value.

·         Red Text indicates a decrease from the previous month’s value.

·         Colored text is not used  for % Calculations – all of those columns will remain black

·         Price per Square Foot (PPSF) was added last month on the far right.

·         Market Analysis by Area YTD ( 3 Months) 2009

·         Summit County real estate Residential Price Index YTD comparing 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

·         Top Lenders’ Graph (Loan Breakdown- Refi’s, Timeshares and Cash Deals)

·         Top Lenders’ Summary for March

·         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.
by Land Title Guarantee Company

Breckenridge Events April 16 – 22

Thursday, April 16

(s) Arts Alive Presents: Think Summer – 11am-5pm at 500 South Main Street (La Cima Mall). The local CO-OP Gallery celebrates summers’ arrival with a new show. Come in and enjoy the local art for sale featuring contemporary and classic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, custom jewelry, photography, quilts and woven scarfs. Featured artist is Vicki Jacobs, painter. 970-453-0450 for more info.

(e) Bite of Breckenridge – April 1-19, 2009 participating restaurants feature sample menu items for a fixed price. www.breckenridgediningguide.com.

(h) Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Sites and Tours – Visit the Barney Ford House Museum, located at 111 E. Washington Ave. The Barney Ford House Museum honors Barney Ford, an escaped slave turned prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights leader in Colorado. Free admission. Open 11am-3pm. For more information, call 800-980-1859.

(a) Breckenridge Recreation Center Classes –Muscle Power 6:15am; Water Aerobics 8am; Bodypump 8am; Cycling at 9:05am; Women’s Weight Training 10:15am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; RPM 12pm; Yoga Express 12pm; Cycling 5:30pm; Intermediate Yoga 5:30pm at Carter Park; Bodypump 5:30pm; Country Two-Step 6:45pm. 970-453-1734 for more info.

(b) Coppertop Presents: The Swing Crew – A fun, interactive acoustic apres ski show from 3pm-7pm! Coppertop is located in Beaver Run Resort at the base of Peak 9. 970-453-6000 or beaverrun.com

(a) Introduction to Silversmithing – Learn the basics of silversmithing. Basic forming and sawing techniques, as well as beginning soldering using copper and sterling silver will be explored. Instruction by Maggie Connolly at the Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. $50 includes all materials. 970 453-3364 for more info.

(a) Tea Time Quilting & Stitchery – Learn to sew! $16.50 includes supplies. Make your very own Personalized Pillow Case. 1:30-3:30. Upstairs at 122 S. Main Street. 970 547-8300.

(c) The Tin Shop Welcomes Lynne Medsker – Come see what multimedia artist Lynne Medsker is working on while she lives and works at The Tin Shop! 2-6pm, 117 E. Washington Ave. Free! 970 453-3364 for more info.

(a) Yoga, Qigong, T’ai Chi and Kung Fu at Abby Hall –Anusary Inspired Yoga 9am-10:15am. Abby Hall is located at 136 S. Main St. $10/class. Drop in students are welcome. For more information, call 970-453-8558 or visit www.abbyhallonmain.com. Read more »

Real estate is on target to rebound this year

colorado real estate market Real estate is on target to rebound this yearDr. Lawrence Yun’s NAR Economist Power Point presentation

Many potential buyers have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for housing prices to either drop lower or show signs of recovery.

Now, experts are saying that the housing market is finally bottoming out, so now is the time to buy in Colorado.

Dr. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of The National Association of Realtors (NAR), asserts that the national housing market is on its way up. The housing market in California — one of the states that suffered drastically from the mortgage crisis — is experiencing a strong rebound, and the economic stimulus package (including low interest rates) is enticing people to buy homes again, he said on April 8, when he spoke to Summit County Realtors, locals and builders.

Perhaps the most exciting news is that Yun expects Colorado to head the real estate market’s recovery. He said Read more »

Stimulus package refinancing now available

Phase 1 of the HASP government is under way.  Bank of America is able to refinance clients to a lower rate up to a loan to value of 105% provided their first mortgage payment is on time.  There are two different types of mortgage refinances:


Refi Plus:
Loan must be currently serviced by Bank of America
Loan must be serviced by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac 
Stated income stated asset loan- no documentation needed
Automated value to determine value
Second mortgage if it is with Bank of America will be subordinated regardless of combined loan to value


DU Refi Plus:

Loan being serviced by another lender
Loan must be serviced by Fannie Mae or they should contact their current lender
Full documentation loan
Maximum 105% loan to value

Please contact:
Michael Murray
Bank of America
Cell:  301 346-9660
Office:   301-571-1439


Colorado real estate

Breckenridge Events April 9-15

Thursday, April 9

(s) Arts Alive Presents: Think Summer – 11am-5pm at 500 South Main Street (La Cima Mall). The local CO-OP Gallery celebrates summers’ arrival with a new show. Come in and enjoy the local art for sale featuring contemporary and classic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, custom jewelry, photography, quilts and woven scarfs. Featured artist is Vicki Jacobs, painter. 970-453-0450 for more info.

(e) Bite of Breckenridge – April 1-19, 2009 participating restaurants feature sample menu items for a fixed price. www.breckenridgediningguide.com.

(h) Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Sites and Tours – Visit the Barney Ford House Museum, located at 111 E. Washington Ave. The Barney Ford House Museum honors Barney Ford, an escaped slave turned prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights leader in Colorado. Free admission. Open 11am-3pm. For more information, call 800-980-1859.

(a) Breckenridge Recreation Center Classes –Muscle Power 6:15am; Water Aerobics 8am; Bodypump 8am; Cycling at 9:05am; Women’s Weight Training 10:15am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; RPM 12pm; Yoga Express 12pm; Cycling 5:30pm; Intermediate Yoga 5:30pm at Carter Park; Bodypump 5:30pm; Country Two-Step 6:45pm. 970-453-1734 for more info.

(e) Breckenridge Then & Now – Take a nostalgic photo journey from Breckenridge’s early history as a ski town to today, comparing images from the 1970s to now. Also includes Breck Trivia Contest, best tie dye contest, sweet treats and cash bar. Proceeds benefit Continental Divide Land Trust. 970 453-3875. 7-10pm at The Riverwalk Center. Tickets available at door $25 adults/$10 kids.

(b) Coppertop Presents: The Swing Crew – A fun, interactive acoustic apres ski show from 3pm-7pm! Coppertop is located in Beaver Run Condos  Resort at the base of Peak 9. 970-453-6000 or beaverrun.com

(a) Tap Dance classes at Abby Hall – 6-7 pm every week through May 21 (except 4/16). Drop-ins welcome, punch passes available. Join this fun and fitness craze!

(a) Free Workshop with Tin Shop Artist Lynne Medsker – Artist’s Trading Cards! Create mini works of art that can be collected and trades. 5-8pm at The Tin Shop, 117 East Washington Ave. 970 453-3364.

(c) The Tin Shop Welcomes Lynne Medsker – Come see what multimedia artist Lynne Medsker is working on while she lives and works at The Tin Shop! 2-6pm, 117 E. Washington Ave. Free! 970 453-3364 for more info.

(a) Yoga, Qigong, T’ai Chi and Kung Fu at Abby Hall –Anusary Inspired Yoga 9am-10:15am. Abby Hall is located at 136 S. Main St. $10/class. Drop in students are welcome. For more information, call 970-453-8558 or visit www.abbyhallonmain.com. Read more »

The February 2009 Resort Real Estate Index by County from Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, Routt and Summit Counties

You will find seven worksheets within this this spreadsheet:

v  Monthly Gross Volume Transaction Comparison- Shows the Monthly Gross Volume Comparison Transactions for each county through February 2009. It also shows the Gross Transaction Report Summary Full Years 2008 (and YTD same time for 2008), 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.

v  Gross Volume for New Construction-The % Gross number compares the YTD Gross Volume of New Construction to the Full Year YTD Gross Overall Volume for 2008 and 2007.  It does not compare the number of sales – rather the total sales volume in these categories.

v  Gross Number of Transactions- YTD 2009, Full YTD 2008 and Full Year 2007.

v  Single Family Housing Index-Average Single Family Home YTD 2009, Full Year 2008 and Full Year of 2007.

v  Multi- Family Housing Index-Average Multi Family Home YTD 2009, Fully Year 2008 and Full Year 2007.

v  Residential Price Per Square Foot by Type-Single Family and Multi Family for 2009.

v  Of Interest Tab-Median Single Family Home Price Index 2008 YTD vs. 2007, Median Single Family Home Price Summary 2008 vs. 2007 Three Year History, YTD 2009 through 2006 Recorded Sales Transactions that show the seller as a bank or other Lending Institution, New Construction Sales Summary YTD 2009 through 2006 and Residential Unit Distribution by Price Point 2007 Assessment of Actual Value.

Real estate in Summit County Colorado

Breckenridge Events April 2-8

Thursday, April 2

(s) Arts Alive Presents: Creative Children of Breckenridge– 11am-5pm at 50re0 South Mapin Street (La Cima Mall). Showcasing the work of Breckenridge Elementary students who participate in an after school enrichment art class. 970-453-0450 for more info.

(e) Bite of Breckenridge – April 1-19, 2009 participating restaurants feature sample menu items for a fixed price. www.breckenridgediningguide.com.

(h) Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Sites and Tours – Visit the Barney Ford House Museum, located at 111 E. Washington Ave. The Barney Ford House Museum honors Barney Ford, an escaped slave turned prominent entrepreneur and black civil rights leader in Colorado. Free admission. Open 11am-3pm. For more information, call 800-980-1859.

(a) Breckenridge Recreation Center Classes –Muscle Power 6:15am; Water Aerobics 8am; Bodypump 8am; Cycling at 9:05am; Women’s Weight Training 10:15am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; RPM 12pm; Cardio Kickboxing 12pm; Cycling 5:30pm; Intermediate Yoga 5:30pm at Carter Park; Bodypump 5:30pm; 970-453-1734 for more info.

(b) Coppertop Presents: The Swing Crew – A fun, interactive acoustic apres ski show from 3pm-7pm! Coppertop is located in Beaver Run Resort at the base of Peak 9. 970-453-6000 or beaverrun.com

(a) Tap Dance classes at Abby Hall – 6-7 pm every week through May 21 (except 4/16). Drop-ins welcome, punch passes available. Join this fun and fitness craze!

(c) The Tin Shop Welcomes Lynne Medsker – Come see what multimedia artist Lynne Medsker is working on while she lives and works at The Tin Shop! 2-6pm, 117 E. Washington Ave. Free! 970 453-3364 for more info.

(a) Yoga, Qigong, T’ai Chi and Kung Fu at Abby Hall –Anusary Inspired Yoga 9am-10:15am. Abby Hall is located at 136 S. Main St. $10/class. Drop in students are welcome. For more information, call 970-453-8558 or visit www.abbyhallonmain.com.

(a) – Activity (b) – Bar/Club/Nightlife (c) – Cultural Activity (e) – Event (h) – Historical Activity (i) – Information (k) – Kids’ Activity/Event(r) – Restaurant/Food (s) – Shopping Read more »