Archive for June, 2009

Are we there yet

Forget about the ink not being dry on the stimulus bill — it hasn’t even hit the paper. President Obama is due to sign a $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law on today, but investors want the recession over — now — showing their impatience with a huge drop this morning in the market. Ours is a society of instant gratification — perhaps partially to blame for getting ourselves in debt up to our collective eyeballs. Fortunately though, relief is in sight there are mreaany of us that value responsibility and tomorrow it’s the American homeowner that takes central stage. Read more »

Breckenridge Events June 25 – July 1

Thursday, June 25

(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, “History Through the Artist Eyes”. Come in and enjoy the local art for sale featuring contemporary and classic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, custom jewelry, photography, quilts and woven scarves. Featured artist is Bob Hoppin, painter. 970-453-0450 for more info.

(c) Breck150 Art Show – Five local artists present the beauty and heritage of  through art at the Barney Ford House Museum. 111 E Washington Ave. This special show will be displayed 7 days a week April 11 through September 30. A percent of sale proceeds benefit the National Repertory Orchestra and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. Contact Julie at 970-453-5825 for more info

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; Bodypump 8am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; Women’s Fitness 10:30am; RPM 12pm; Yoga Express 12pm; Bodypump 5:30pm; Swing Dance 6:45pm; Train for the Trail 6:45pm; Intermediate Yoga 6:05pm 970-453-1734 for more info.

(b) Gold Pan Saloon – Open Mic Night at 9am, featuring 24oz Coors/Coors Light Tall Boys for $3.50. 103 North Main Street, 453-5499.

(r) Hearthstone Restaurant – Diverse original acoustic music by Nancy Cook 4-6:30pm on the deck or in the lounge. 130 S. Ridge Street, 453-1148.

(a) Pop Art Food Sculptures – Students will learn about the giant Pop Art food sculptures created by Claus Oldenburg and make their own amazing, life-like looking food sculptures from an interesting sculpting materials – toilet paper! Instruction by Jennifer Thompson at the Robert Whyte House 127 S. Ridge Street, from 2-4pm. $25 includes all materials.

(r) Summer Deals at Mi Casa – 2 for 1 appetizers in the cantina or on the deck until 9pm! 600 South Park Ave, 453-2071.

(a) Thursday Wilderness Hikes – 10 am-12 pm Meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. Join our professional guides on weekly Thursday hikes throughout the Breckenridge backcountry. From easy to difficult, these hikes will entice your senses and teach you all you ever wanted to know about our high alpine ecosystem and history. $8 per person/$22 family. 970-453-1734, www.townofbreckenridge.com.

(a) Textile Club – Experiment with hand-painted silk with Jenn Cram at the Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave from 6-8:30pm. $25 includes all materials. 970 453-3364

(c) Tin Shop Guest Artist Program Welcomes Ruth Hamill – Stop by the Tin Shop and see what artist Ruth Hamill is working on while she lives and works at The Tin Shop. Ms. Hamill paints in oils in traditional and non-traditional ways. Open 2-6pm, 117 E. Washington Ave.

(a) Organic Abstraction – Join us this afternoon for a FREE workshop with Ms. Hamill using non-traditional oil paint techniques. Participants will create their own abstract organic paintings. Space is limited, reserve your space – 970 453-3364. 4-6pm at The Tin Shop, 117 E. Washington Ave.

(a) Yoga, Qigong at Abby Hall –Anusara Inspired Yoga 9:30am-10:45am. Abby Hall is located at 136 S. Main St. $10/class. Drop in students are welcome. For more information, call 970-453-8558 Read more »

May 2009 Market Analysis from Summit County

Attached, you will find the Land Title Guarantee Company May 2009 Market Analysis from Summit County.


·        Summit County 2004-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009 Graph Comparison
·        Cost Breakdown, May 2009 for Residential Improved Units (New Construction, Resales and May 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, 5 months) and the Cost Breakdown YTD from 2007 and 2008 for comparison
·        Summit County Market Analysis % Change from 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009
·        Market Analysis by Area for the month of May 2009: On the Market Analysis by Area report we have 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 ( 5 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 May

Some Marketing Points:

-May had the highest average transaction price so far in 2009
-The gross Residential Volume in May is higher that the total volume for any month this year
-There were 17 sales over $1M-16 of them were Residential. The other one was a $5M sale considered a development parcel known as Eagles Nest Mountain Ranch.
-There was a decline in DOT recorded contributed to the decrease in Timeshare loans; REFI’s and new sale loans were strong in May.
·        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 Summit County 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.

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Carbon monoxide detectors are required effective July 1, 2009

Kidde Battery operated Voice alert Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm Carbon monoxide detectors are required effective July 1, 2009Homeowners and homebuilders in Colorado will be required to install carbon monoxide detectors in new, rented, remodeled and offered for sale single family homes and multi-family residences under a new bill signed by Governor Bill Ritter on Tuesday afternoon, March 24, 2009, at Denver Fire Station No. 10. The detectors shall be installed within fifteen feet of the entry to each room used for sleeping or in locations specified by any applicable building code.

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Breckenridge Fire Mitigation Ordinance and Tree Removal

Town of Breckenridge Fire Mitigation Ordinance and Enforcement.

It’s important for every owner to keep the property nice and safe.  Please find the new Town of Breckenridge Fire Mitigation Ordinance and Enforcement plan attached. Those home owners who have Breckenridge single family homes, townhomes and duplexes with land and trees have to to read it and take an action. Summit County Tree Removal LLC is one of the local tree removal companies you can contact.     Summit County Tree Removal, LLC is working alongside Red White and Blue fire department to help the property owners comply with this new ordinance.     The company can clean-up infested lots and dress up the curb appeal on the Breckenridge property.     The company gives you IMMEDIATE attention especially when a closing is affected by beetle kill or fire mitigation issues. They respond SAME DAY to address the owners’ closing needs.     Serving Colorado since 1977, they offer complete tree removal and re-planting of new trees.     They are licensed in all Towns and Summit County and Town of Breckenridge Approved.

Breckenridge Events June 18 24

Thursday, June 18

(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, “History Through the Artist Eyes”. Come in and enjoy the local art for sale featuring contemporary and classic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, custom jewelry, photography, quilts and woven scarves. Featured artist is Bob Hoppin, painter. 970-453-0450 for more info.c

(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; Bodypump 8am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; Women’s Fitness 10:30am; RPM 12pm; Yoga Express 12pm; Bodypump 5:30pm; Swing Dance 6:45pm; Train for the Trail 6:45pm; Intermediate Yoga 6:05pm 970-453-1734 for more info.

(e) Breckenridge Town Party – 4-9pm at the Riverwalk Center. Free entry for live music, petting zoo and town photo. Drinks and barbecue for a fee. 150 West Adams Avenue.

(b) Gold Pan Saloon – Open Mic Night at 9am, featuring 24oz Coors/Coors Light Tall Boys for $3.50. 103 North Main Street, 453-5499.

(a) Thursday Wilderness Hikes – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 S. Main St. Join our professional guides on weekly Thursday hikes throughout the Breckenridge backcountry. From easy to difficult, these hikes will entice your senses and teach you all you ever wanted to know about our high alpine ecosystem and history. $8 per person/$22 family. 970-453-1734, www.townofbreckenridge.com.

(c) Tin Shop Guest Artist Program Welcomes Ruth Hamill – Stop by the Tin Shop and see what artist Ruth Hamill is working on while she lives and works at The Tin Shop. Ms. Hamill paints in oils in traditional and non-traditional ways. Open 2-6pm, 117 E. Washington Ave. Free!

(a) Yoga, Qigong at Abby Hall –Anusara Inspired Yoga 9:30am-10:45am. 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 »

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

You will find seven worksheets within this spreadsheet:

1) 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.

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

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

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

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

6) 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.


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


Additionally:

“The USA Today/IHS Global insight Economic Outlook Index shows increasing evidence that the recession is easing and is likely to end in September with a mild recovery starting in October. The Index predicts future Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth.” 6-11-09

Information by:  Land Title Guarantee Company


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Breckenridge Events June 11-17

Thursday, June 11
(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, “History Through the Artist Eyes”. Come in and enjoy the local art for sale featuring contemporary and classic paintings, sculpture, ceramics, custom jewelry, photography, quilts and woven scarves. Featured artist is Bob Hoppin, painter.  970-453-0450 for more info.
(e) Breck150 Presents: Get to Know Your Town – Grab your passport at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main Street) and get your “stamps” at The Barney Ford House Museum, The Edwin Carter Museum, The Welcome Center and on the Guided Historic Waling Tour.  The program is FREE and runs May 1-June 13!  Call 970 453-9767 with questions.
(e) Breckenridge Festival of Film – The 29th Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film will kick of today with an All Day Indies Schedule from 10am-4pm.  Films at Breckenridge Theatre (121 South Ridge Street) and Town Hall Videoamphitheater (150 Ski Hill Road).  Visit breckfilmfest.com for films, times, locations and other events.  970 453-6200.  Film Fest takes place form June 11-14.
(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; Bodypump 8am; 50+ Stretch/Strength 9:05am; Women’s Fitness 10:30am; RPM 12pm; Yoga Express 12pm; Bodypump 5:30pm; Swing Dance 6:45pm; Train for the Trail 6:45pm; Intermediate Yoga 6:05pm  970-453-1734 for more info. 
(k) Mud Madness – Children ages 8-12 years will learn how to throw clay on the wheel with Michelle Woods Pennisi.  Centering, pulling and the basic aesthetics of a vessel will be covered.  Located at the Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 South Ridge Street.  $65 includes all materials.  11:30am – 12:30pm.   This is the second of a four session workshop.  Additional classes June 16 and 18.
(a) Yoga, Qigong, T’ai Chi and Kung Fu at Abby Hall –Anusara Inspired Yoga 9:30am-10:45am.  Abby Hall is located at 136 S. Main St. $10/class. Drop in students are welcome. Read more »