Saturday, October 30, 2010

Early winter update

Trick & Treat – after a glorious fall, Old Man Winter was feeling the Halloween spirit this past week, by tricking us into thinking it was January with our 1st early season storm with 26 inches on the mountain!

Strong Pace of Sales in 3rd Quarter. Why? An exceptional selection of properties that are “on sale”, along with ridiculously low interest rates. Its been many years ago that we have seen the cost of money and real estate to be “on sale” at the same time!

As a result, the 4th quarter has started out with a “bang” - already sales are up over the whole 3rd quarter a whopping 58% and we have two more months to go!

So, if you are still “toying” with the idea of a Summit County Rocky Mtn. getaway or retirement home, there has been no better time than now and the next few months. So, book your flights, tune your skiis, have little fun and then set aside a bit of time to find your mountain get-away with me., & NLY direct, 970-485-0293.

Mortgage Rates

U.S. averages as of September 30, 2010:

30 yr. fixed: 4.32%

15 yr. fixed: 3.75%

1 yr. adj: 3.48%

Upcoming Events and Dates of Interest

11/05/10 Keystone Ski Area Opens

11/07/10 Daylight Savings Ends – Set your clocks back one hour!

11/12/10 Breckenridge Ski Area Opens

11/25/10 Thanksgiving

12/04/10 Lighting of Breckenridge

12/31/10 Yamn – New Years Eve Celebration at the Riverwalk Center

01/09/11 Ullr Fest – 7 day event begins

01/13/11 Ullr Fest Parade

01/25/11 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships

What's New in New Housing Design

Below are the products that are currently grabbing the most attention of the home building and remodeling industries:

Appliance Drawers. Small warming drawers, modest-sized dishwasher drawers for small loads, refrigerator drawers and microwave drawers.

Counter-depth refrigerators. Some are only 24 inches deep.

Motion-detecting faucets. Like you'd find in the restrooms of businesses.

LED lighting. These are used under cabinets and in ceiling fixtures as a longer-lasting, more efficient alternative to compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent bulbs.

Electric heated floors. A nice touch in bathrooms,

Showers with multiple heads and body sprays. Bathtubs are out.

Also, according to Pantone, has deemed turquoise “color of the year for apparel and home for 2010. Turquoise has made its way mark on the fashion side and is slowly moving into home accent furnishings.