Denver has so much building going on, it’s looks like Shanghai!


Denver has so much building going on, it's looks like Shanghai!

We have had a house in Denver for about 14 years. Never before have I seen so much construction happening at one time. It’s absurd in Cherry Creek North, which is where I live, but drive along 1-25 through the core of downtown to the east, and the Highlands on the west, and cranes, and framed buildings is all you can see. I used to joke ( back in about 2006) that here in Breckenridge, that if you dug a hole, it rained and a house grew. Now in Denver the holes are bigger condo complex’s, commercial, and many, many apartments. Here in Summit County, we don’t have the place for much more than single family homesites ( 260 currently on the market). After 35 years I can speak from experience, if you want new, and you want condo, you have one, maybe 2 years at the most. If you want to build a home, or buy a spec, you have maybe 5-10 years, but, this sleepy little county I moved to 35 years ago, will soon be closing it’s doors to homeowners, as the visitors climb to maximum occupancy. 2013 was the best year ever, and wait till the numbers come in on 2014. The numbers will be through the roof.

Buyers were fighting over this listing!


Buyers were fighting over this listing!

way up high, on Rounds Rd in the Highlands, this 4 bedroom 5.5 baths plus loft, plus office, plus breakfast room, 2 bars ( 1 on each entertaining floor), a wine room, mud room, laundry/craft room, 3 car garage with lots of storage….on 3 plus acres, great views of the ski area….just 1 mile from the rec center….this Jon Gunson creation. The winners a nice couple from Wichita, KS, will won this early May.

The skiers are very happy and the water table is benefiting, but, gosh, I have had enough of it


The skiers are very happy and the water table is benefiting, but, gosh, I have had enough of it

another foot of snow this morning, and Breckenridge is about to break through to double digit base…it’s 99″. It’s been amazing, Breckenridge couldn’t be busier but, I am worried about what happens after the ski area closes on April 27. In my 35 years I have seen it keep snowing right up to mid June when we declare summer has arrived. Thank goodness for Denver. It will be a balmy 70 degrees on Monday.

The Shores…just north of Breckenridge, running along the river with big views


The Shores...just north of Breckenridge, running along the river with big views

Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate is offering high quality, mountain contemporary new homes mostly three, but with a few 4 bedroom options, starting at $895,000 ( about a 40% reduction now that they are no longer under the Fairmont name.) Main floor masters wide open floor plans make these a best in this price range. Living to the North of Breckenridge, means in busy seasons you can head to Frisco, Silverthorne or Denver without getting into the traffic. If you are in this price range, call me, you need to see them.