Three items of note:

1) Land Title posted Jan 2009 Pitkin County Market Summary this week. Click here to see this monthly report and analysis.
2) Feb. 2009 sales recap:

(24) properties went under contract and (11) have closed. Just this past week eight (8) properties went under contract (see below).

3) In Jan & Feb 2010, there a total of (22) closings in Aspen and Snowmass Village (this includes Woody Creek). How does Jan and Feb. 2010 closings compare to prior years? (This item #3 was posted Tues 3/2/10)

Year # Units Closed % Ch from Prior Yr

2010: (22), +22%
2009: (18), -59%
2008: (44), -37%
2007: (70), +32%
2006: (53), -25%
2005: (71), +119%
2004: (32)

Here is this past week’s Aspen and Snowmass Village real estate sales activity for all property types over $250,000 excluding fractionals.

(3) Closed: 109531,114005,112719Link expires in 30 days on 3/30/10.

MLS #114004 – 511 W. Main St., Christiana Aspen, Aspen
: Sold Price: $680,000/$800. Sq ft; Ask and Original Price: $699,000. Listing broker remarks: “Charming luxury 1 bedroom/1 bathroom cabin with a completed media room. Completely rebuilt in 2003 and further renovated in 2007, this condo features top of the line finishes, gas fireplace, A/C, and wood floors. Complex amenities include pool & hot tub, walk to downtown Aspen or take a convenient short bus ride to the ski slopes. Excellent short-term rentals. Pets allowed for owners”. Your condo buyer need not share walls in this unique Aspen alternative. HOA Dues: $346 mos.; 2008 Taxes: $1,102.; Days on market: 79. Closed Date: 2/24/10 (Property description and photos courtesy of Morris & Fyrwald Real Estate and Aspen/Glenwood MLS)


MLS # 112719 – 900 E. Durant #D-111, Old One Hundred Condo, Aspen: Sold Price: $835,000/$775. sq ft; Ask Price: $875,000 (Original Price: $996,225). 2.5 Bdrm/2Ba, 1,077 sq ft two floor condo, w/in easy walking distance to Aspen Mtn Gondola. Listing broker remarks: HOA fees include unit heat, cable tv, high-speed internet and capital reserve. Walk 2-1/2 blocks to the Gondola and/or buses to Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Core location makes it ideal for a second home, short term rental or permanent residence. Attractive two-story, two-bedroom unit with extra sleeping area. Sleeps five comfortably. Open floor plan and cozy fireplace create a wonderful space for relaxing with family and friends. HOA Dues $2,858 per qtr; 2008 Taxes: $2,003. , Days on market 191. (Property description and photos courtesy of Mason Morse Real Estate and Aspen/Glenwood MLS)

MLS # 1095131 – 150 Snowmass Club Circle Unit 1621, Country Club Villas, Snowmass Village: Sold Price: $645,000/$ sq ft; Ask Price: $695,000. (Original Price: $995,000) 2 Bdrm/2 bath, 1,078 sq ft, HOA Dues: $2,677 per qtr; 2008 Taxes : $2,674. Days on the market 371.Listing broker remarks, “The best of the two bedroom Country Club Villas. A rare, corner unit (no walkways by the bedrooms), with dead on views of Mt. Daly and the ski area. Remodel is perfect for entertaining with a wet bar and desk area, expansive seating and flat screen TV’s. Includes a membership to the Snowmass Club for owners and rental guests.”. (Property description and photos courtesy of Chafin Light Real Estate Snowmass Village and Aspen/Glenwood MLS)

(8) Under Contract/Pending: 114076,113624,111332,114144,112419,111231,114178,105501Link expires in 30 days on 3/30/10.- (4) Snowmass Village Condos and (1) Aspen Square condo,1Bdrm/1Ba, in downtown Aspen and (3) Aspen single family homes. Photos and descriptions of Under Contract/Pending properties are not posted unless special circumstances dictate.

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