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Betty Stielow
License #: CO

Betty Stielow

Associate Broker, GRI, ECOBroker, ABR, CLHMS
Colorado Real Estate Company Mountain Dream Team

  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 April 6th, 2018.

National News

These are the ways student loans stop people from buying a house  CNBC | 3.31.18  Some 45 million people in the United States carry student debt. The average borrower owes more than $30,000, according to Student Loan Hero, a website for managing education debt. Almost a fifth owe more than $100,000, according to the National Association of Realtors. Read More

The Amazon Effect: housing affordability  Builder | 4.2.18  Twenty major metro areas are in the running to be selected as the location for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters. The stakes are high for every city on the short list; planners and elected officials in those cities are doing everything they can to lure the online retailer, such as offering billions of dollars in tax breaks and transportation improvements. The decision is expected sometime this year. Read More

Private residential spending grew in February       NAHB | 4.2.18 NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $533.4 billion in February, a gain of 0.1% from the upwardly revised estimate of January. Over the past 12 months, total private residential construction spending was up 5.5%. Read More

HUD marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act  HousingWire | 4.2.18 As April is fair housing month, HUD is already thinking about the act's passage and its importance to the department. HUD Secretary Ben Carson explained that, half a century later, the act remains a centerpiece of the work HUD is doing to ensure fair, inclusive housing, free from discrimination for all Americans. Read More

National median rent down for third straight month  NMP | 4.2.18 The national median one-bedroom rent prices for April dropped by 1.91 percent from the previous month to $1,026, according to new data from ABODO. This marked the third consecutive month of falling rent prices. Read More

Solving construction workflow pain points  Builder | 4.2.18  Collaboration has become a buzzword in that lots of companies talk about it but few do it right. That's unfortunate—knowing how to collaborate is critical for today's builders, as a shrinking labor and management pool forces them to squeeze more productivity from fewer people. Those who do it well are rewarded with faster cycle times, higher profits and fewer problems with quality and cost management. Builders that fall short are penalized in each of those areas. Read More

Local land use and housing’s recovery  Builder | 4.3.18  Are efforts to challenge local land use rules--you know the ones--that choke off growth, suppress new construction, and set in motion a domino effect of scarcity and spiraling house values to the point of pricing out the next generation of workers an exercise in futility? Read More

Cash-out mortgage refis are back – will homes become ATMs again?  MarketWatch | 4.4.18  As interest rates rise, fewer households refinance their mortgages. And the refinances that do get done are often very different than those initiated during low-rate periods. Read More

Hispanic or Latino homeownership rates by county  NAHB | 4.3.18 Homeownership is an important driver of wealth creation in the US, with owner-occupied housing accounting for more than a quarter of assets among US households. When examining homeownership across different demographic groups, rates vary significantly, indicating that the economic and financial benefits of homeownership do not reach everyone. Read More

 Why artist housing is just another kind of affordable housing  Curbed | 4.3.18  In issues of neighborhood change and displacement, and the potential lack of affordable homes and studios such change can cause, artists have a lot at stake. Past articles have suggested that artists can be the “shock troops” of gentrification. But new research and reporting finds that the relationship between the arts and real estate isn’t that simple. Read More

Denver, center of the cosmopolitan railway  CityLab | 4.3.18  Where should we look for the “focal point of impregnable power in the topographical configuration of the continent?” The answer would be 1701 Wynkoop Street in Denver, the address of the city’s Union Station. At least according to 19th century politician and promoter William Gilpin. Read More

California Democrats call on Carson to keep “free from discrimination” in HUD mission statement HousingWire | 4.3.18  Several prominent California Democrats, including the state’s two Senators, are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to not make the rumored changes to HUD’s mission statement, arguing that removing the phrase “free from discrimination” could lead to a rise in housing discrimination. Read More

Freddie Mac to offer faster, cheaper financing on affordable rentals  HousingWire | 4.3.18  Freddie Mac announced it is now offering faster and cheaper financing for affordable rentals in all U.S. markets. Read More

CoreLogic: home prices increase for seventh consecutive month  HousingWire | 4.3.18  Home prices continue to surge, rising for their seventh consecutive month in February, according to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider. Read More

MBA calls for competitive credit score requirements  HousingWire | 4.3.18  On the last day to submit comments about credit scoring to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Mortgage Bankers Association sent in a letter calling for more competitive credit score requirements. Read More

Home prices are still rising  NMP | 4.3.18  Home prices in February rose by 6.7 percent from one year earlier and were up one percent from the previous month, according to new data from CoreLogic. Read More

Hot housing market: home buyers are spending more than expected  USA Today | 4.3.18  A third of home buyers blew through the upper limit of what they planned to spend, topping that cap by an average $16,510, according to a survey of 1,214 Americans who purchased a house within the last four years. The survey was conducted Jan. 31 to Feb. 8. Read More

Home price index highlights: February 2018  CoreLogic | 4.3.18 National home prices increased 6.7 percent year over year in February 2018, and are forecast to increase 4.7 percent from February 2018 to February 2019. Further, an analysis of the market by price tiers indicates that lower-priced homes experienced significantly higher gains, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) Report. Read More

MBA: mortgage apps fall once again  HousingWire | 4.4.18  Mortgage applications decreased once again after their previous surge, falling 3.3% from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 30, 2018. Read More

 Where are priced-out renters moving to buy? Builder | 4.4.18 America is constantly sorting itself out. How we cluster--by educational attainment levels, by income, by other demographic traits, by political beliefs, even by occupational interest areas--shapes real estate markets into a present supply-demand dynamic. Read More

Mortgage rates rise  NAHB | 4.4.18  The Federal Housing Finance Agency reported that mortgage contract rates on purchases of newly built homes rose by 11 basis points over the month of February to 4.14 percent, near its last peak level of 4.18 percent established one year ago in February 2017. Read More

Fannie Mae now allowing lenders to contribute to borrower closing costs  HousingWire | 4.4.18  While it’s not quite the same as the down payment assistance that the government-sponsored enterprises used to allow, lenders now have a new way to help borrowers buy a home – closing cost assistance. Read More

The great sorting out: U.S. cities polarized among income, education  Curbed | 4.4.18  It’s no surprise the U.S. has become polarized: The blue state and red state divide, both culturally and geographically, seems to harden with every passing year. Read More

Freddie Mac: Boomers, Gen Xers less interested in buying a home  HousingWire | 4.4.18  As affordability continues to be a growing concern, more segments of the population, especially Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, are showing less interest in buying a home, according to Freddie Mac Multifamily’s Profile of Today’s Renter report. Read More

Treasury calls for ‘modernization’ of CRA  NMP | 4.4.18  The Department of the Treasury is recommending changes to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), emphasizing the need to align the Carter-era legislation with today’s banking environment. Read More

Outstanding first mortgage balances near 10-year peak  NMP | 4.4.18  Outstanding first mortgage balances reached a total of $8.81 trillion in February, nearing the record high of $9.04 trillion set in 2008, according to data from the latest Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report. Read More

 Homeowner satisfaction soars after a remodel  Remodeling | April 2018  The 2017 Remodeling Impact Report co-authored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of REALTORS® reveals that homeowners have concerns about remodeling projects in the early going, yet get emotional satisfaction once the job is completed. Read More

How your social class affects where you’ll move  CityLab | 4.4.18 But the conventional wisdom masks a deeper trend: America’s geography continues to be reshaped by a polarized pattern of socioeconomic sorting. This process is driven by a selective population shift of the most affluent, the best-educated, and the young to expensive coastal metros like the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, and the New York–Boston–Washington corridor, with the less affluent and less educated flowing into cheaper Sunbelt metros, and the even less advantaged trapped in Rust Belt areas. Read More

 Why cities should just annex the suburbs  The Week | 4.4.18  The basic reasoning was that if cities or suburbs had grown into essentially one big lump, then it only made sense for that metropolitan area to be governed as a single unit. It's an idea that is long overdue for a return, as many small central cities today remain ring-fenced by wealthy suburbs sucking the life out of them. Read More

Growing debt among older Americans threatens their retirement  CNBC | 4.4.18  Debt among older Americans is rising fast. In 2016, the average debt in families in which the head of the household is age 75 or older was $36,757. That is up from $30,288 in 2010, according to a recent report by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute in Washington. Read More

Average single-family property tax jumped 3% in 2017  Builder | 4.5.18  ATTOM Data Solutions on Thursday released its 2017 property tax analysis for more than 86 million U.S. single family homes, which shows that property taxes levied on single family homes in 2017 totaled $293.4 billion, up 6% from $277.7 billion in 2016 and an average of $3,399 per home — an effective tax rate of 1.17%. Read More

 Median listing price jumps 8% in March  Builder | 4.5.18® on Wednesday afternoon said the U.S. median listing price jumped 8% year-over-year to $280,000 last month, beating last July's highpoint of $275,000. Read More

Ellie Mae: Millennials using conventional over FHA hits all-time high  HousingWire | 4.5.18  An increasing share of Millennials are now leaning toward conventional financing, rather than FHA, and even hit an all-time high in February, according to Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker. Read More

Freddie Mac: mortgage rates fall for second consecutive week  HousingWire | 4.5.18  Mortgage rates fell for the second consecutive week as it continues to recover from the market’s anxiety over potential trade wars, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Read More

Study: renting is perceived as a more affordable option  NMP | 4.5.18  Two-thirds of Americans view renting as a more affordable option than home-ownership, according to Freddie Mac’s new Profile of Today’s Renter report. Read More

 Property taxes on single-family homes up six percent  NMP | 4.5.18  Americans paid a total of $293.4 billion in property taxes on single-family homes in 2017, up six percent from $277.7 billion in 2016, according to new statistics reported by ATTOM Data Solutions. Read More

Mortgage rates and credit availability down  NMP | 4.5.18  Average mortgage rates fell for a second consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS). Read More

 Study: despite lagging wage growth, homes are more affordable now than in the past  Washington Post | 4.5.18  Anyone looking at rising housing prices — especially people who would like to buy their first home now — would assume that houses are less affordable than ever before. Read More

Home buying market  USA Today | 4.5.18  This spring home-buying season should be a coming-out party for Millennials, many of whom are finally ready to make a purchase after hunkering down for years in their parents’ basements or expensive apartments. Read More

Five surprising ways driverless cars will affect real estate  Forbes | 4.5.18  The transportation revolution will affect the housing market in five surprising ways. Read More

Yes, multi-generational living is a thing!  Builder | 4.6.18  The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households have continued to rise, despite improvements in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession. Read More

 Vail slope-side condos are now selling for record amounts  DBJ | 4.2.18 Condos at the base of the Vail ski area are now selling for more than $3,000 per square foot. Read More

Downtown church parking lot could host tiny homes, eventual redevelopment  BusinessDen | 4.3.18 A downtown church has both short-term and long-term plans to find a new use for an adjacent parking lot. Read More

Denver will spend $290,000 to study flooding in Globeville  Denverite | 4.3.18 The city of Denver is launching a $290,000 study of flooding in the Globeville area. It could be the first step toward significant new infrastructure spending in the residential and industrial district along the South Platte River. Read More

 Longmont to get 100-plus, $300K homes with wee-Cottage development  Daily Camera | 4.3.18  Boulder County will soon gets something it needs desperately: More than 100 new houses at hard-to-find prices. Read More

The stone lions of Capitol Hill are relics of a historic effort to look sophisticated  Denverite | 4.3.18  The Lion’s Lair, which is on Colfax at Vine Street, is actually named for John Lyons. Tony Meggitt, current co-owner of the bar and concert venue, told Denverite that Lyons took the space over in the late ’60s. Back then, he said, it was called the Aladdin Lounge, between the Aladdin Theatre (where Walgreens is today) and Aladdin Liquors (which still stands today). Before it was the Aladdin, it was the Playboy Lounge (the name was bought by Hugh Hefner’s Playboy enterprise when they built their own club in Denver in the ’50s). Read More

‘Open for business’” proposed national park price increase reconsidered  CBS Denver | 4.3.18  Businesses in the tourist town of Estes Park were relieved to learn Tuesday the federal government is reconsidering an increase in the fee that they say would be devastating to the local economy. Read More

 Affordable housing project coming to Stapleton  DBJ | 4.3.18 Forest City Stapleton and Northeast Denver Housing Center have started construction on a 180-unit affordable housing in Stapleton. Read More

 Here are the 10 Colorado counties where property tax dollars go furthest DBJ | 4.3.8 Colorado property taxes are leveraged by local governments to support a variety of community services, such as funding water sanitation systems, paying law enforcement and funding schools. Read More

What feature helps a home sell for more money in Denver? A pet shower DBJ | 4.4.18 When it comes to selling your home in Denver, what feature will help it sell for more money? Read More

March sets record high for home prices – again  DBJ | 4.4.18 If you think it seems like you read the same story about housing prices every month, you're not off the mark. Read More

Arvada apartment complex part of controversial “$30 land deal” advances despite drawing ire from residents over height, architecture Denver Post | 4.4.18  Construction of a controversial six-story apartment complex near Olde Town Arvada moved a step forward following City Council’s approval of the project’s preliminary development plan. Read More

 Denver tax proposal would raise $45 million per year for mental health, housing, addiction  Denverite | 4.5.18  They want local voters to decide whether to raise city sales taxes by 25 cents per $100 of spending on restaurant meals, consumer goods and more. The hike is expected to generate about $45 million in its first year. Read More

A non-profit could have the solution to Denver’s affordable housing woes  9News | 4.5.18  The Lowry Redevelopment Authority created the land trust in 2002 to manage the affordable homes Denver required it to build as a condition of redeveloping the closed air force base. 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 Apr 25, 2018 11:34:pm.