June 25, 2022

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Summit County real estate sales break record in 2021, exceeding $3 billion

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Townhomes at the base of Peak 8 are pictured Nov. 20, 2020, in Breckenridge. In 2021, Summit County’s real estate industry set a history and tallied about $3.05 billion in sales.
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Ask any serious estate agent in Summit County about 2021’s history-breaking serious estate gross sales and most will position to the pandemic as at minimum partly liable for the continued growth.

According to Land Title Guarantee Co.’s December report, Summit County raked in $3.05 billion in gross sales above the system of 2021. That gross sales quantity surpassed 2020’s selection, when the previous record was set, which tallied $2.32 billion in revenue. The 32% boost is even extra extraordinary when in contrast to 2019’s numbers. Final year’s overall gross sales volume was just about 61% better than 2019, which totaled just about $1.90 billion in revenue.

So what’s producing so significantly expansion more than the past two decades? Community gurus think it mostly has to do with the pandemic.



“I imagine there is been a good deal of pent-up real estate need in excess of the couple many years primary up to the COVID pandemic, and naturally that getting a main catalyst of men and women owning versatility and capacity with their work to perform remotely is a substantial contributing aspect for folks who may well have (had) a pipe aspiration … to are living in a mountain city comprehensive time,” said Steve Fisher, board president of the Summit Association of Realtors.

With this arrival of new prospective buyers, some spots of the county have proven major signals of development. Chris Lankhorst, marketplace president for the Summit County region at Slifer Smith & Frampton Authentic Estate, claimed spots these as Dillon and Silverthorne have gotten extra attention in the earlier calendar year or so, primarily as improvement in both of those towns continues.



“That locale is quick on and off with the Entrance Vary only about an hour’s push and the effortless exit suitable there in Silverthorne,” Lankhorst claimed. “It’s completely positioned for those people who want most likely the greatest of the Summit County environment, and it’s possible the Eagle County or the Vail Valley entire world, where by you can just speedily hop on I-70, get around to Vail or Beaver Creek or head up Highway 6 to Keystone or Freeway 9 over to Breck.”

Just after Breckenridge, Silverthorne manufactured up the best volume of gross sales for the 12 months. In accordance to Land Title’s report, about 11% of the complete quantity of product sales arrived from this town, totaling about 285 transactions.

Most of the product sales rolled in through Oct. Lankhorst explained this isn’t too abnormal simply because consumers are normally shopping all around through the summer time. Because it commonly usually takes about 30 to 45 times to shut, the months with the maximum quantity of revenue ended up October and September. Land Title’s report indicated that October’s every month gross quantity totaled above $432 million whereas September totaled practically $309 million.


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Fisher pointed out that Summit County is not an outlier. Spots like Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Vail and Telluride are all going through related developments, which include these relevant to brief-term rentals. Past yr, Summit County governing administration and a lot of towns applied a variety of actions that either limit or spot further laws on these varieties of enterprises.

Fisher mentioned he’s retaining a shut eye on other communities in the condition — primarily those that executed these kinds of actions yeas back — to forecast how these new actions may well effects Summit County’s serious estate market transferring ahead.

“What these marketplaces are suffering from is that (laws really do not) always maximize local affordability or availability,” Fisher stated. “One point that we are just trying to keep an eye on is earning positive that the small-expression rental rules are adequately believed-out and enough data is delivered so that we never have a marketplace exactly where it is far more exceptional and extra challenging for people to get what they want.”

While Fisher mentioned he doesn’t believe the growth will gradual until eventually 2023 or even 2024, Lankhorst stated he expects there to be much more reasonable charges this calendar calendar year and that it will be difficult to match the very same quantities as 2021 because of to the availability of inventory.

“I think with inventory being the place it’s at, it is going to be hard to place up the numbers we have in each 2020 and 2021 going into 2022,” Lankhorst claimed. “If we do not see an raise in stock, it will be complicated to proceed this development on in file-location income volume for 2022.”


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