Even though the following are national statistics regarding housing news today – it is all good news. We here in Breckenridge have the lowest inventory that we’ve had in years. This is great for our sellers BUT buyers you need to be considering making a purchase soon if you want to avoid paying higher prices. We are still well below the prices that we saw back in 2006 and 2007 but the price for a home in Breckenridge is climbing once again.

Existing home sales jumped 6.1% in March, the largest increase since December 2010. Unsold inventory is tight with only a 4.6 months’ supply.

New homes available on the market rose 1.9% last month to 213,000. Supply still remains less than half of what it was at the height of the housing boom.

For the second straight year more Americans chose real estate as the best long term investment. Real estate beat out stocks, bonds, gold, and savings/CDs.

Info provided by:

Don Reynolds

Senior Loan Officer
“Serving Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, Routt & surrounding counties”
300 Union Blvd Ste 650
LakewoodCO 80228
(970) 333-3409 – Cell Phone
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Don’t wait to buy your home in Breckenridge-prices still below where they before “the fall” and interest rates still low-but maybe not for long. Read below: 

Fed committee members remain divided on when the Fed should hike policy rates. Some think it should be as early as June; others think it should be as late as 2016.


The strong U.S. dollar is helping to keep inflation low, leading to speculation that the Fed will put off raising policy rates. Low inflation is good for mortgage rates.


Warmer weather seems to be fueling some economic improvement. Consumer spending was up in March for the first time in four months.


Construction on new homes increased in March, led by a 115% increase in housing starts in the Northeast. Permits for single family homes increased by 2.1%.


Confidence among U.S. home builders increased in April. The NAHB’s outlook for sales over the next six months climbed to the highest level since December.

Let me help sell your Breckenridge/Summit County property- I have been a realtor here for over 35 years and am a native of Summit County and the Breckenridge area. As you can read below – choosing the right realtor is very important. Give me a call – I would love to help you. 

Here’s what a couple of my clients have to say:

  • sjcaste reviewed Candy Snyder
  • 02/23/2015  Helped me sell a home

I bought and sold my condo with Candy. She also referred me to the agent that helped me buy my home in Denver and Arlington. Needless to say, she has been involved in all of my real estate transactions for the past decade. She goes above and beyond in every aspect. I cannot wait to buy my next mountain property with Candy!

  • kjbrown777 reviewed Candy Snyder
  • 05/27/2014  Helped me buy a home
  • Candy was incredibly responsive to our questions throughout the process- this was a 2d home for us and it has been about 16 years since we bought our last one. We were unsure about what we wanted and she gave us ideas to consider when looking at the listings that she sent to us. Very nice and again, incredibly responsive.


Candy Snyder -970-485-3000   Candy@CandySellsColorado.com 

My wife and I finally received an offer on our home. We had been trying to sell our home, after failing as landlords, for about six months now. Looking back over the time we’ve owned the home, there have been quite a few lessons we’ve learned along the way.

Becoming a landlord had been my idea. My wife didn’t want to rent out our home after we had to move to a new state thanks to my job. I had dreams of having a real estate portfolio that threw off thousands of dollars in passive income in retirement. It was part of my grand scheme, buckets of passive income in retirement. I had dreams of becoming the next Donald Trump.

Being a landlord really opened my eyes, and my wife’s eyes too, as to what our risk tolerance truly is. We found that we didn’t have the appetite that we thought.

A Good Realtor Makes All the Difference

I cannot stress enough the importance of having a great real estate agent. I’ve always said that you don’t want to pick professionals like a real estate agent, lawyer, doctor from the Yellow Pages. You need to get recommendations from your friends, family and coworkers. You also want to interview these professionals to ensure that you’re both the right fit for each other. Your personal finance team, in which a real estate agent will be a prime player, will help to lay the foundation for your financial life and the moves you make now and in the future. Think of your real estate agent, lawyer, certified public accountant and certified financial planner to be members of your own board of directors.

My wife and I found our first real estate agent from a mutual friend. My wife and I were moving to a new town, and one of her girlfriends knew an excellent real estate agent that specialized in working with first-time home buyers. It was a match made in heaven. It was a great experience when my wife and I purchased our first home in the spring of 2009.

So, it only made sense for us to call the same agent again when we were looking to sell the home six years later. But she was no longer in the business, having stopped to raise a family. Thankfully she recommended another agent who she would personally use to sell her home if it came to that. That’s a great endorsement. I was sold.

It’s been a great experience working with our new real estate agent selling our home this year. If you do nothing else, making this one choice can set you up for success and make all the difference in the world.

Don’t Accept the First Offer

The first offer that you receive from a buyer is just a starting point. It’s their “going in position.” It’s the buyers shooting for the moon. The offer that we received on our house wasn’t what we had hoped for after six months on the market.

The buyers had a few other surprises For example, they asked for a 60-day due diligence period. This would take our home off the market for two months while they thought about it some more, and they had very little incentive to stay in the deal with next to no earnest money.

We went back and forth for almost four days before we settled on an agreement that worked for both parties. When I look back at buying the house six years earlier, I can’t help but kick myself mentally for not asking for more concessions from the buildern. For example, I always wished that I had asked for garage door openers and window blinds. These two additions alone were the bane of my existence for the first two weeks that we lived in our new home. The builder accepted our first offer outright because we didn’t “shoot for the moon.”

So, I will never forget that the first offer isn’t always the best offer for the other party. It should be more of wishful thinking. It pays to negotiate a little. You can see this in popular television shows like “Pawn Stars” and “American Pickers.” The first person goes in high, the next goes low, and then they meet in the middle. Buying and selling a home is similar. Of course, you don’t want to scare a buyer off by too much back and forth. There’s the fine art to getting what you want and keeping them on the hook.

Hank Coleman is the publisher of the popular personal finance blog Money Q&A, where he answers readers’ tough money questions. Follow him on Twitter@MoneyQandA.

We are off and running – faster and earlier than previous years. Huge jump!! We sold over $83 million in March here in Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and the rest of Summit County. This is an increase of over 20-million dollars from March 2014. A lot of growth and opportunity in ??Summit County? to include ?Frisco?, Breckenridge?, and the rest of ?Sumnit County?.

Give Candy Snyder a call today for more information on at 970-485-3000.

amy purdyThis is “Amy Purdy” during her closing yesterday. We were just getting started on the closing of her new home here in Summit County when this darling little girl with a prosthetic leg walked by.

Amy had tried to connect with her previously but they never were able to. SO – right there at Stewart Title in Frisco, Amy saw the little girl walk by the window.
The next 30 minutes or so were magical. They showed each other their “legs” and talked about things and shared stories.
Amy Purdy was such an inspiration to the little girl and her father. What a God thing.

I was/am so blessed to have been a part of helping Amy Purdy find her new home here in Summit County. She us truly and amazing woman.

Candy Snyder 970-485-3000


Market Snapshot for 2014 vs. 2013: Values are as follows: Average Indicators- Single Family +13%, Multi- Family +9% and Vacant Land +18%. Median indicators: Single Family +7%, Multi- Family +34% and Vacant Land +49%. These indicators translate into escalating pricing in Summit County for 2014.
WOW – as you can see you better not wait too much longer to purchase Breckenridge real estate or real estate in other parts of Summit County – like Frisco, Dillon or Silverthorne.
Please call if you would like more information on any of the current properties for sale here in the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Candy Snyder 970-485-3000

Breckenridge real estate

Breckenridge real estate

Downtown Frisco, CO.

Downtown Frisco, CO.

Breckenridge real estate in fact Summit County real estate as a whole – is selling faster this year than last. The first quarter of the year is normally a fairly slow time of the year for most of us real estate brokers. But 2014 is proving to be different. Breckenridge real estate is selling faster than usual. I have already had three closings and two more already under contract. I have been showing property at least 2 to 3 times every week and these are folks from all over the country. If you’ve been considering purchasing Breckenridge real estate don’t wait too long-same thing for Summit County real estate in general. The price of home Homes in Breckenridge and Summit County homes in general has stabilized and we are expecting prices to gradually go up as we approach summer – our busiest time for real estate sales here in Summit County.
Don’t miss out on these final few months of great pricing on Breckenridge homes and homes for sale in Summit County.
call or email for more information
Candy Snyder 970-485-3000

Feb 21, 2014

Summit County Homes

Downtown Frisco, CO.

Downtown Frisco, CO.

Summit County Homes and real estate in general is continuing to see improvement. The number of Summit County Homes that have sold compared to last year in much higher. We are expecting to see prices creeping up as well this coming spring. If you’ve been considering buying a home in Breckenridge or any where in Summit County – please consider making your purchase soon.
As some skiers hit the slopes, investors are hitting the real estate market in these ski resorts, hoping to cash in. Some investors are finding they don’t have to be into skiing or snowboarding to enjoy the benefits of a home in a ski town. Breckenridge homes and Summit County real estate in general are being considered by these savvy investors.
Summit County homes can be rented out weekly, monthly, or as seasonal vacation rentals that can sometimes generate the cash flow to cover the costs of ownership depending on the amount an investor/buyer puts down.
Some of the top ski resort towns for real estate investing are right here in Colorado. If you consider factors such as the town’s unemployment rate, distance from the nearest airport, foreclosure inventory for finding bargains, rental vacancy rate, gross rent yield, and median list price, you can’t beat Summit County real estate. Summit County Colorado is truly one of the best places to purchase your second home or investment property.
Contact me for information on how to find your Summit County home. Breckenridge homes are selling faster than they have in years so don’t wait.
Candy Snyder

It is January and things are selling like hot cakes. Most Breckenridge CO homes that are for sale are selling faster than this time last year. Normally one of our slowest months and I have 5 properties under contract. It’s not just homes for sale in Breckenridge but all Summit County CO real estate. According to CNN -homeowners sold 5 million homes in 2013, a rebound year for the industry that marked the highest level of sales since the housing boom year of 2006.
The report from the National Association of Realtors showed that there were 5.1 million previously owned homes sold in the year, up 9.2% from 2012 and up nearly 20% from 2011. If you’ve been considering buying a home in Breckenridge or real estate in Summit County – don’t wait too long. Our inventory is low and prices are starting to creep up.
Call now for more information
Candy Snyder 970-485-3000

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