New Construction in Summit County, Colorado

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Colorado Real Estate Company, LLC
The amount of new construction in the area is up drastically this year and vacant land prices were up 32% in April of 2015 when compared to April 2014 (according to Land Title). Why the sharp increase in both price and activity? I believe many are choosing to buy in order to incorporate the latest design elements and technological advancements that they cannot find in existing inventory.  That includes advancements in energy efficiency, home automation, and improvements in kitchen and bathroom fixtures and features.
 
With regard to design, I'm always amazed at how much the trends change. My high end clients are telling me they are most interested in 3 things right now.
1.) Main floor master and living
2.) Primary gathering area
3.) Outdoor living areas
 
Homes built just 5 years ago don't necessarily offer all 3 of those factors. 5 years ago, my clients were looking for multiple living areas where you could separate the generations. This is still an oft requested feature but today, I'm hearing my clients want a large gathering area where everyone can join together in one area. This means a large living area.
 
A main floor master and living area has always been in fashion and it's often hard to find in the mountains as the building lots often vary so much in topography that we see multiple living areas and stairs to access them.
 
I'm also seeing a lot of new homes incorporate heated decks, outdoor fireplaces, outdoor, all season kitchens, and year around living areas. It's true that we receive more than 300 days of sunshine annually so when you own out here, you want to be outdoors. In the depths of winter, a sunny day makes you want to be outdoors and where better than you own home?
 
I am currently representing 3 prime lots on the 3 best golf courses in Summit County. See the links below. I also have great relationships with local architects and builders that will help you design and build your dream home in Summit County, Colorado.
 
 
 
 
 
 
718 Tiger Road, Breckenridge, CO

Comments (7)

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Welcome aboard Jason! Great first post, I hope to see many more from you in the future.

Jun 11, 2015 07:36 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Jason J. Smith everyone loves a new home.... and most real estate agents are intimidated with the thought of marketing it....that's our niche.... and this is the right platform for marketing luxury homes and new homes/condos....

Jun 11, 2015 10:02 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to ActiveRain.... keep those blog posts flowing...

Jun 11, 2015 10:02 PM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

New build homes are everywhere in my Gilbert, Arizona market. It's giving buyers plenty of options to find what they're looking for. Welcome to Active Rain!

Jun 12, 2015 01:33 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Jason - What people want in their homes does change over time though that seems like a pretty short time for big changes.

Jun 15, 2015 04:13 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Jason - Congratulations on your first post here in the Rain, and welcome to the community.

Jun 15, 2015 04:14 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Please know that the ambassadors, those with orange badges, are here to help and answer questions.

Jun 15, 2015 04:14 PM