Real Estate & Lodging

September surges for Pitkin County real estate market

November 19, 2013 — 

Sales of two expensive houses and interval ownership units turned September into the best month of the year for the Pitkin County real estate market.

“September was the strongest dollar and transaction month of the year — even without the interval transactions,” said a report by Land Title Guarantee Co.

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Vail Valley real estate has best month in September

November 19, 2013 — 

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to better reflect Craig Denton’s comments about a home sale on Forest Road in Vail.

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Aspen area real estate sales soar in August

October 15, 2013 — 

The Pitkin County real estate market experienced its best August performance in five years, according to a report by Land Title Guarantee Co.

The dollar volume of all sales was $138.45 million, an increase of 31 percent from the $105.50 million recorded last year, the report showed.

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At the 'Pinnacle' of building in Summit County

November 19, 2013 — 

When Chris Renner started Pinnacle Mountain Homes in 2005, he was a relative newcomer to the home construction business, with a background in technology and management consulting. However, that didn’t stop his company from quickly doubling in size to become one of the most prolific builders in the county, as well as named in Inc. magazine’s 2011 list of fastest-growing private companies and awarded Builder Magazine’s America’s Best Builder in 2012.

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Garfield County real estate activity continues upswing

November 19, 2013 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Real estate activity in Garfield County continued up through August, while the number of residential listings throughout the Roaring Fork Valley region continues to decline, according to a pair of local real estate market reports that are put out monthly.

Garfield County real estate sales totaled nearly $49.4 million on 134 transactions in August, representing a 10 percent increase in dollar volume and a 9 percent increase in transactions compared to August 2012, according to Land Title Guarantee’s monthly market analysis released on Oct. 10.

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July real estate sales show strength in Eagle County

September 12, 2013 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley real estate market had started to lag before the world’s economy fell apart in 2008, but it was still the last of the “good years.”

For at least one month, though, and depending on where you looked, the valley’s real estate market looked like the good years were back.

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Frisco's Peak One Neighborhood keeps it local

November 19, 2013 — 

Back in 2007, when the Peak One parcel — at the south end of Frisco, between the town and the national forest — was nothing more than undeveloped open space, the town of Frisco had a plan for it.

With around 65% of homes in the town functioning as secondary homes, the Frisco officials wanted to make sure that, first of all, there was housing available for the people who live and work in the town and, secondly, that they could afford those homes.

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Area real estate activity up through summer

November 19, 2013 — 

August was the second strongest month of the year so far for residential real estate sales in the area from Aspen to Parachute, with 137 sales recorded for the month and a total of 885 homes sold to date, according to the latest Market Trends report compiled by Stewart Title Co.

The year-to-date figure for residential sales represents a 2 percent increase over the same eight-month period of 2012.

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State’s richest seek tax haven in Nevada

November 19, 2013 — 

LAKE TAHOE — Since the start of the year, Lakeshore Realty has closed 39 residential sales along the Nevada shores of Lake Tahoe to buyers who are moving here from California.

Fifteen of the buyers — 40 percent of the total — specifically say they’re moving to Nevada to escape the burdens of California’s Prop. 30 tax hikes, says Chris Plastiras, broker of the real estate firm headquartered at Incline Village.

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Eagle County-based home buyers lead market

November 19, 2013 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Looking at resort real estate markets, Eagle County is different in many ways. Perhaps the biggest difference is just who is a “local.”

Land Title Guarantee Co. recently released a report detailing sales activity in seven mountain counties — Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Pitkin, Routt, San Miguel and Summit. Of those counties, Garfield is the outlier in that it’s not really a “resort” area. The rest of this story will focus on counties that have a combination of ski areas and a significant amount of high-end real estate.

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Condos boost Snowmass real estate sales

November 19, 2013 — 

Condominium sales in Snowmass Village through the first half of the year already have exceeded the total number sold in 2012, but two-thirds of the units sold were not in the market last year.

Seventy-four condo units sold from January through June of this year versus 29 in the same time period last year. While that is a big increase, the Viceroy Snowmass has sold 49 residences since Dec. 2.

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Eagle County real estate: More sales, less revenue

August 6, 2013 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — To hear Michael Slevin tell the story, the Vail Valley real estate has something of a split personality these days, and recent statistics support that view.

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Summit County real estate transactions for the third week of July 2013

November 19, 2013 — 

— Transactions listed by legal description, purchaser, price, date of sale and seller.

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Eagle County real estate in ‘peak season’

November 19, 2013 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — If you think you’re seeing more homes than usual advertised for sale this summer, you’re right, for a couple of reasons.

The first reason there were more than 10 pages of homes for sale advertised in this newspaper’s July 19 edition is the season. While the Vail Valley is a winter playground, summer is prime time for marketing homes for sale.

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Getting the most of your Summit County patio or deck this summer

November 19, 2013 — 

Summer in the High Country is a special occasion. Recreational opportunities abound, with options like whitewater rafting and ziplining for the adventurous at heart, as well as more relaxing activities like sailing and hiking.

After a day out and about enjoying all that Summit County has to offer, nothing beats coming back home and kicking back on the deck or patio, savoring a light breeze and soaking up a mountain sunset.

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Eagle County, national real estate market improving

November 19, 2013 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — More locals bought homes in April than anyone else, says the latest real estate report from a local title company.

Land Title Guarantee Co.’s monthly market analysis says real estate transactions during April were up 19 percent over April 2012.

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Pitkin County real estate market shows signs of life

May 13, 2013 — 

Pitkin County’s real estate market showed signs of life in April after the dollar volume of sales plummeted during the first three months of the year.

The total dollar volume of all sales in the county in April was $111,269,029, according to a review by The Aspen Times of all deeds filed with the Pitkin County clerk and recorder for the month. That is an increase of 12 percent from the $99,180,781 in sales for the same month in the prior year.

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Eagle County real estate sales increase

November 19, 2013 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The county’s real estate market is something of a mixed bag this year. Total sales are up, but average sale prices are down. But one sector of the market is keeping brokers and mortgage bankers hoping.

“If you’re selling a home for $300,000 or less, you’re going to get multiple offers,” Prudential Colorado Properties broker Mallie Kingston said.

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