Fall Colors - Fall Newsletter

                I can never get enough of seeing fall colors.  There was a day many years ago when my wife, Becky, and I were high in the mountains near Marble, Colorado, watching red-tailed hawks and golden aspen leaves going upward in a spiral of tornadic-like wind currents.  It was a sight I will never forget.

                In Aspen we are blessed with Indian summer days, cool nights, and hillsides of pines and aspens that change their colors daily.  Of course the pines don’t change colors, but the contrast of the dark green conifers and the green aspens, then gold, then pale yellow, then brown, then bare branches….it’s something to cherish.  The spectacular colors only last for a few weeks, so getting outside every day is a blessing.  I was near a home construction site in Snowmass recently, and I snapped this photo, above. 

                Our real estate market continues to be strong.  We had such a whopping year in 2015, with over 30 homes that sold in excess of $10 Million, that the rumors of “What’s wrong with the market?” were flying this summer when there were only 8 sold above that level.  Now the number of sales over $10 Million is at 9, with three more “Under contract”.  If that number climbs to 15 by year end, it will be a very good year, indeed.

                We have seen all sectors of the market improving, with condos below $2 Million strong and vacant land sales especially strong….and now the average home sale is at $6.8 Million.   See this latest report of homes in Aspen, Single Family Homes from Attorneys Title Company.  Here’s their snapshot of condominiums in Aspen: Condo / Townhomes.  A much more in-depth report from Land Title Guarantee Company, through July of 2016 is here:  Downloadable PDF.

                Here at Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, we are gearing up for a snow-filled winter.  Don’t hesitate to call me if you’re thinking of selling….or considering adding to your Aspen or Snowmass Village real estate portfolio. We’ve got all the hi-tech tools, so call me, text me, email me…..whatever.  Even if you’ve never purchased a property here, I can walk you through the process, which at times can seem daunting.  You will not be disappointed, however, believe me!!  My job is to make the sale, or purchase, of your home or condominium as easy as possible.

                Enjoy the fall colors, wherever you are!!

Best regards,  Craig