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Betty Stielow
License #: Colorado

Betty Stielow

Associate Broker, GRI, ECOBroker, ABR, CLHMS
Mountain Dream Real Estate

  Thanks for starting your real estate search here...this website is full of information for you whether you are looking to buy, sell or just dream....WELCOME to Colorado Alpine Homes in Summit County, Colorado!!!!  

What makes Summit County so unique?  For starters: four unique ski resorts offering nine different mountains to ski/ride on. I think you will find your specific type of skiing here without a doubt....come and let me show you my hometown!
Six communities offering various types of services and experiences: Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Keystone, Copper Mountain

*    Two of the highest marinas in North America offering boat rentals and sailing regattas. 

*    Hometown Fourth of July celebrations.  

*    Summer BBQ Challenges in Frisco. 

*    Biking/walking paths connecting all towns. Biking info here!

*    Musicians performing throughout the county offering several free concerts during the summer. Dillon Concert Series Schedule

*    Purple mountain majesty just steps from your door.

*    Wildlife such as: elk, moose, bear, fox just to name a few. (Had a moose in my front yard!)  

*    National Forests to ski, hike, ice climb, fish and hunt.   

Interested in what our market is doing?  Please click below to see the latest analysis from Land Title Guarantee's analysis:   Land Title Guarantee April 2018 Stats

Here's the latest news from Land Title Guarantee as of May 25, 2018.

National News

HUD Secretary Ben Carson doubles down on dismantling Obama-era fair-housing policies  The Washington Post | 5.19.18 The Trump administration is doubling down on its efforts to undo Obama-era fair-housing policies in the wake of a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had wrongfully suspended a requirement that communities address barriers to racial integration. Read More

Single-family home size increases at the start of 2018  NAHB | 5.21.18  Counter to the recent prevailing trend, new single-family home size increased at start of 2018. New home size had been falling over the last two years due to an incremental move to additional entry-level home construction. Read More

In the pipeline: a look at the affordable housing crisis HousingWire | 5.21.18 There is a dearth of affordable housing. Everyone is talking about the problem, but no easy solution for it has emerged. The demand is undeniably there, freezing under a thick ice sheet of Class-A product. Read More

Cybersecurity experts: data breaches are a matter of when, not if  HousingWire | 5.21.18 To hear several cybersecurity experts tell it, data breaches are all but inevitable at every company, no matter how small they may be. The only choice for companies, at this point, is to be prepared for what’s coming. Read More

MBA: lender profits to hit negative numbers in Q1 HousingWire | 5.21.18  It’s no secret mortgage refinance volumes are falling, leaving lenders to make up for the loss through purchase mortgages. Read More

Zillow: rent vs. buy break-even point falls by a month in Q1 HousingWire | 5.21.18  According to a report by Zillow, the average time it takes for owning a typical U.S. home to make more financial sense than renting that same home is down by about one month over last quarter. The new average is 1.96 years. That means it would take roughly one year and 11 months for it to make more sense to own a home in the U.S. than to rent that same home. Read More

Why the Fed needs to target housing in determining interest rates  MarketWatch | 5.21.18  The Federal Reserve should pay more attention to home prices when it sets monetary policy, a leading academic said Monday. Read More

How to detect mortgage wire fraud before it is too late  HousingWire | 5.21.18 Wire fraud victims have few options once they discover they’ve been had. But when minutes mattered, one Michigan homebuyer enlisted the help of a few friends—and made a recovery. What follows is an actual instance of mortgage wire fraud. Here's how it got detected, before it was too late. Read More

NAR projects increased existing-home sales  NMP | 5.21.18 Existing-home sales will end 2018 at around 5.6 million, a 1.8 percent increase from 2017, and will rise to 5.7 million in 2019, according to a forecast from Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Read More

 Single-family built-for-rent construction  NAHB | 5.22.18  The number of single-family homes built-for-rent increased over the last four quarters. During this timer period, construction starts of this type of housing totaled 37,000 homes, compared to 33,000 for the prior four quarters. There were 7,000 single-family built-for-rent starts for the first quarter of 2018. Read More

Revisiting the new urban crisis CityLab | 5.22.18 A colleague who heard me speak shortly after The New Urban Crisis was published in hardcover approached me at a follow-up event a few months later: “You seem a lot more optimistic than you did the last time I saw you,” he remarked. “What happened?” Read More

Standards on AD&C loans ease, interest rates expected to rise  NAHB | 5.22.18 Builders and developers responding to NAHB’s AD&C Financing Survey continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and single-family construction loans, over the first quarter of 2018, but the pace of easing slowed. Read More

Curious about inclusionary housing? Check out this handy-dandy map  HousingWire | 5.22.18  Inclusionary housing. It’s a buzz concept floating around the housing space these days. States and municipalities seem to be adopting and eschewing it left and right, but how prevalent is the practice actually, and what does inclusionary housing really mean? Read More

The cost of waiting to buy a home  The Washington Post | 5.22.18  The decision to rent or buy requires financial and emotional choices and depends on your job security, lifestyle and commitment to a neighborhood or location. A preapproval for a loan is an essential first step for potential buyers to understand their price range and the complete cost of owning a home. Read More

Rural and urban America have more in common than you think  CityLab | 5.22.18  It’s been more than a year since Donald Trump was elected president, and the “rural-urban divide” is frequently cited as one of the big reasons for his win. Read More

Zillow: the next recession is two years away  NMP | 5.22.18  The next U.S. recession is likely to begin in the first quarter of 2020, according to a poll of 100 economists published Zillow’s Home Price Expectations Survey for the second quarter. Read More

Survey: most parents consult kids on homebuying  NMP | 5.22.18  When it comes to future homeownership, the biggest influencers on potential buyers might be their children. Read More

 First-time homebuyers key to opening access to credit  HousingWire | 5.22.18 Access to credit remains tight not only compared to the housing boom years but also compared to historical levels. Read More

Multifamily unit size falls  NAHB | 5.23.18  The elevated rental share of multifamily construction is holding typical apartment size below levels seen during the pre-recession period. As multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily homes is likely to rise. However, size fell at the start of 2018 according to NAHB analysis of Census data. Read More

Roofing industry sees slow but steady growth  Builder | 5.23.18  With a few exceptions, major players in the $12 billion U.S. residential roofing industry are emphasizing the same things they were a year ago: enhanced wind and impact resistance, more “cool-roof” options to comply with tougher energy-efficiency requirements, and new surface textures and colors that look more like natural materials. Read More

New home sales decline  NAHB | 5.23.18 Sales of new homes fell by 1.5 percent over the month of April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000. According to the report released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the small monthly decline partly reflected a downward revision to the estimate of new home sales in March from 694,000 to 672,000. Read More

Redfin: Denver, Seattle to join cities with net outflow of residents  Builder | 5.23.18 In the first three months of 2018, Denver posted a "net outflow" of Redfin users for the first time, meaning that more Denver-based Redfin users were searching for homes in other metro areas than Redfin users elsewhere looking to move in. This is according to the latest Migration Report by Redfin. The analysis is based on a sample of more than 1 million users searching for homes across 75 metro areas from January through March. Read More

Five ways states can strengthen local housing markets  How Housing Matters | 5.23.18  As rental demand increases among all income groups, low-income households face dwindling options for safe, decent, and affordable housing. Although the long-standing shortage of federal assistance shows no signs of improving, states can do more to advance affordability than simply allocating federal tax credits and other housing resources. To end the affordable housing crisis, the nation needs subsidies and regulatory reforms. State governments can create additional subsidy programs to fill some of the federal gap, but their most promising role might be in local land-use reforms. Read More

 House passes Dodd-Frank rollback bill NMP | 5.23.18 The first dismantling of parts of the Dodd-Frank Act came into effect yesterday evening as the House of Representatives passed S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, in a 258-159 vote. President Trump tweeted this morning that the bill “will be signed by me shortly.” Read More

Mortgage applications and delinquencies are down  NMP | 5.23.18  There was disappointing news on the mortgage application front and encouraging news on the mortgage delinquency front, according to a pair of new data reports. Read More

 The multifamily market remains positive in the first quarter  NAHB | 5.24.18 Confidence in the Multifamily Market remained firm in the first quarter of 2018 with a Multifamily Production Index (MPI) of 53, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Read More

 Existing sales retreat 2.5% in April  NAHB | 5.24.18  Existing-home sales decreased 2.5% in April to a level 1.4% below a year ago, and sales have now decreased year-over-year for two consecutive months. The first-time buyer share of 33% was an increase from last month, but remains down from 34% a year ago. Read More

New study finds rent burden higher in segregated neighborhoods  Curbed | 5.24.18  A new look at housing segregation in the U.S. lends credence to the idea that “it’s expensive to be poor” and how, even 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, discrimination is a persistent and evolving challenge for our cities. Read More

 Freddie Mac: mortgage rates haven’t risen this consistently in 40 years  HousingWire | 5.24.18  Mortgage rates haven't risen this consistently to start a year in more than 40 years, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Read More

Mortgage applications may not always be intentionally fraudulent  HousingWire | 5.24.18  Mortgage Fraud may be defined as "a deliberate misrepresentation and deception: One party deceives another by misrepresenting information, facts, and figures" concerning a mortgage application. Read More


 As a luxury consultant, I have special expertise in the exclusive upper-tier market. My access to the latest technologies and market research along with my ability to network with other top luxury agents that will truly benefit my clients and enhance their buying or selling experience no matter your price range...I work for the benefit of you. 

Different by design...Colorado Alpine Homes is where Betty  takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built with personal touches, win-win deals and positive results for all.  I use the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, I listen carefully and that means I find solutions that are tailored to you...I'd love to be your luxury mountain home connection!!

After you have had the chance to review this information, please contact me so you can tell me more about how I can help you in your mountain home search.  I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business....thanks for your time!





Summit County listings last updated Jun 21, 2018 9:55:pm.