Discover Your Dream Home


Betty Stielow

Associate Broker, GRI, ECOBroker, ABR, CLHMS
Keller Williams Top of the Rockies

  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 Land Title Guarantee December 2017 Stats


Here's the latest news from Land Title Guarantee as of March 16, 2018.

In a trend likely to continue, more Hispanics are buying homes  (Builder, 3/12/18)  For the third consecutive year, the percentage of Hispanics who own homes rose in 2017; the only demographic in the U.S. for which that statement is true. Read More

Homeowners’ equity expanding (NAHB, 3/12/18) The Financial Accounts of the United States for the fourth quarter of 2017 were released by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System recently. In the fourth of 2017, the aggregate market value of households’ real estate continues to improve on a nominal and not seasonally adjusted basis. Read More

Student debt crisis deepends as Gen Z enters college  (HousingWire, 3/12/18) As the oldest members of Generation Z turn 23 this year, they are now fully into or even past their college years, but the bad news is the student debt crisis is only continuing to worsen. Read More

Bloomberg: U.S. posts biggest budget deficit since 2012  (HousingWire, 3/12/18) Bloomberg writer Sarah McGregor is reporting that the U.S. Treasury claimed a $215 billion budget deficit in February, the biggest such claim in six years. Read More

Should you help your adult child with a down payment for a house?  (USA Today, 3/12/18)  More than one-third of Millennials looking to purchase their first home say they plan to rely on a loan or a gift from a relative to cover a key portion of their down payment, according to a recent survey. Read More

Does home builder confidence match home buyer confidence? (Builder, 3/12/18) For any business, business sector, or business cycle, it's one of the bigger, more meaningful tiny words. Read More

You can now 3D-print a house in under a day (Quartz, 3/12/18) In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass. Read More

 As country gets richer, homeowners see the most gain (Curbed, 3/12/18)  Late last year, the United States quietly hit a financial milestone. According to a report from the Federal Reserve, household net worth in this country rose to a new record, hitting $98.74 trillion. Read More

House Democrats submit amendments for HUD budget (HousingWire, 3/12/18) House Democrats are fighting against the proposed budget set forth in finance committee with 14 proposed amendments to various areas of housing and other funding. Read More

Realtors: this is how your buyer wants you to contact them  (HousingWire, 3/13/18) Homebuyers are increasingly looking to texting as a way to communicate with housing professionals on the go during the home buying process, however, certain topics are off-limits for this method of communication, according to a new study from Ellie Mae. Read More

Early stage delinquencies begin to see uptick in December  (HousingWire, 3/13/18)  The overall delinquency rate remained unchanged in December as early stage delinquencies increase by serious delinquencies fell, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Report from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. Read More

DBRS: non-QM loans to see comeback in 2018  (HousingWire, 3/13/18) As interest rates rise, mortgage refinances continue to fall, marking the possible beginning to a comeback in non-qualified mortgage loans, according to the U.S. Residential Mortgage Review and 2018 Outlook from DBRS, a credit rating agency. Read More

Fannie Mae looking toffload nearly $2 billion in re-performing loans  (HousingWire, 3/13/18)  Fannie Mae is currently looking for a buyer (or buyers) to take nearly $2 billion in re-performing loans off its hands. Read More

  Sizing up square footage  (Builder, 3/13/18) In the mid-1990s, consumer preferences (and lenient lending standards) contributed to the growing size of new single-family homes. Over the span of 13 years, the median size of a new single-family home rose 18%, peaking at 2,277 square feet in 2007. When the Great Recession hit, the median size tumbled, bottoming out in 2009 at 2,135 square feet. Read More

Construction employment at 10-year peak  (NMP, 3/13/18) Last month saw 61,000 new construction jobs, the highest level since June 2008, according to an analysis of government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Read More

Early-stage delinquencies up slightly  (NMP, 3/1/18)  CoreLogic is reporting that 5.3 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency in December 2017, unchanged from one year earlier. The foreclosure inventory rate was 0.6 percent during the final month of last year, down 0.2 percentage points from 0.8 percent in December 2016; this represented the lowest December foreclosure inventory rate in 11 years and the fourth consecutive month that the rate matched its historic lowest level in June 2007. Read More

 Mortgage applications for new homes up in February  (NMP, 3/13/18)  Mortgage applications for new home purchases during February were up by three percent from January and up by 4.6 percent from a year earlier, according to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey data. Read More

Zillow: higher mortgage rates could threaten affordability  (NMP, 3/13/18)  The rise in mortgage rates could trigger a further evaporation of affordable homeownership options, according to a new data analysis from Zillow. Read More

For low-income renters, the affordable housing gap persists  (CityLab, 3/13/18) Finding affordable housing isn’t getting any easier for the more than a quarter of U.S. renters that are extremely low-income. For six years, the National Low Income Housing Coalition has released an annual report calculating the discrepancy between available affordable housing units and renters who earn below the poverty line or 30 percent of the area median. Read More

With U.S. affordable housing in crisis, Trump admin wants to cut aid  (Curbed, 3/13/18) For many low-income Americans, a safe and affordable home is becoming increasingly hard to find. According to The Gap, a new report from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released earlier today, at a time when more and more Americans are burdened with above-average housing costs, the Trump administration seeks to cut federal programs that provide housing assistance and support and strengthen public housing infrastructure. Read More

Rising mortgage rates threaten housing affordability and inventory  (Zillow, 3/13/18)  A sustained upswing in mortgage interest rates is likely to be felt by current and would-be homeowners alike, denting mortgage affordability in many large markets and complicating the financial decision on when or whether to move to a different home. Read More

Why inflation still isn’t rising fast enough to trigger four Fed rate hikes in 2018 (MarketWatch, 3/13/18)  Just you wait, inflation is coming, a lot of Wall Street pros warn. Read More

Court issues decision on Formaldehyde rule  (NAHB Now, 3/13/18)  After years of starts, stops and even litigation, the path forward on the Environmental Protection Agency’s formaldehyde emissions rule is finally clear. Read More

MBA: refis fall to lowest level since September 2008 (HousingWire, 3/14/18) Mortgage applications increased slightly, rising just under one percent, 0.9%, from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 9, 2018. Read More

A 55-plus wake up call  (Builder, 3/14/18) The Census countdown to an American demographic inflection point has begun. Read More

Broad-based price increases plague building materials in February  (NAHB, 3/14/18)  Prices paid for building materials increased across the board in February. The indexes for softwood lumber (+5.6%), gypsum products (+4.2%), OSB (+3.1%), ready-mix concrete (+0.4%), and inputs to residential construction less labor (+1.0%) all increased, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Millennials lead all other generations in buying homes  (HousingWire, 3/14/18) Millennials held the highest share of home buying activity out of all other generations for the fifth consecutive year, according to the 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study from the National Association of Realtors. Read More

Senate passes rollback of Dodd-Frank banking rules  (HousingWire, 3/14/18)  Late Wednesday, the Senate passed S. 2155, or the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, by a vote of 67-31. Read More

Mortgage applications up, appraisal values down  (NMP, 3/14/18)  More home hunters were filling out mortgage applications while homeowners and appraisers found their respective valuation estimates in closer alignment, according to two new data reports. Read More


Mortgage origination's plummet in fourth quarter  (HousingWire, 3/15/18)  Mortgage origination's plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to a sudden drop in refinances, according to the Q4 2017 U.S. Residential Property Loan Origination Report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a property database. Read More

Builder confidence remains on solid footing  (NAHB, 3/15/18) Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes edged down one point to a level of 70 in March from a downward revised February reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the fourth consecutive month at or above a level of 70 for the HMI, an indication of strong single-family housing market conditions. Read More

Homwowners have equity in their homes, but it’s getting more expensive to tap (Curbed, 3/15/18) Rising home prices and rents have created an affordable housing crisis for many low-income Americans, but for homeowners who survived the crisis or bought their homes a few years ago, it’s leading to a different outcome—additional wealth. Read More

HUD: we need more funding from Congress for much-needed bureau updates  (HousingWire, 3/15/18)  Mortgage origination plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to a sudden drop in refinances, according to the Q4 2017 U.S. Residential Property Loan Origination Report from ATTOM Data Solutions, a property database. Read More

Arrested development: the long-term consequences of student debt on the housing economy  (HousingWire, 3/15/18) Homebuyer demand exploded in 2017, and is expected to continue to surge in 2018, according to RE/Max and other real estate experts, fueling rising home prices, low inventory levels and increased competition. Read More


Freddie Mac: rates dip for first time this year (HousingWire, 3/15/18)  Mortgage rates dipped for the first time in 2018 with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate decreasing, halting nine consecutive weeks of increases, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Read More

Senate’s passage of Dodd-Frank reform: needed relief of the beginning of the end?  (HousingWire, 3/15/18)  After the Senate passed its Dodd-Frank reform bill Wednesday night, sending it to the House to be voted on, experts began to voice their opinions of the bill – but no one agrees. Read More

Mortgage rates reverse trend  (NMP, 3/15/18) Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) sliding after nine consecutive weeks of increases. This week, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.44 percent, with an average 0.5 point for the week ending March 15, 2018, down from last week when it averaged 4.46 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.30 percent. Read More

Starts drop, driven by decline in multifamily(Builder, 3/16/18)  Housing starts in February fell 7% from January and 4% from the same month last year to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,236,000, the Census Bureau and Dept. of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday. The drop was driven by sharp declines in multifamily starts. Read More

Borrower equity update: fourth quarter 2017  (HousingWire, 3/15/18)  The amount of equity in mortgaged real estate increased by $908 billion in 2017, an annual increase of 12.2 percent, according to the latest CoreLogic Equity Report. Homeowner equity has more than doubled in five years, increasing by $4.5 trillion from Q4 2012 to Q4 2017. 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 and Colorado Luxury Mountain 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 Mar 23, 2018 4:52:pm.