“Estin’s report noted a “major spike” in Aspen home sales that eclipsed the $7.5 million mark. And Shane said that Aspen proper — which includes all of Aspen and such surrounding areas Red Mountain, Smuggler Mountain, Buttermilk, East Aspen and McLain Flats Road — saw 35 sales north of $7.5 million as of Friday. For the entire 2013, there were 19 sales of at least $7.5 million for the same area,”

Link to article by Rick Carroll, Dec 28, 2014 AT