Miscellaneous quick Aspen real estate reference links: 

Why Choose Aspen Real Estate Sotheby’s Broker Tim Estin to Sell Your Property?

TIM ESTIN’S PROPERTY LISTINGS – CUSTOM BROCHURES:
– CURRENTLY FOR SALE (SPRING 2024) US FOREST SERVICE IN-HOLDING – SURROUNDED BY 1,000’s OF ACRES OF US FOREST AND WILDERNESS LANDS, HALFWAY BETWEEN ASPEN & VAIL
– JB DOUBLE BAR RANCH – 406 ACRES ON REUDI RESERVOIR (REDUCED)
– NORTH STAR POINT – FACING NORTHSTAR PRESERVE, EAST ASPEN
– OLD WEST COMPOUND – WOODY CREEK

On Fri Feb 25, 22, Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt wrote a beautiful piece on remembering Aspenite Jack Brendlinger and an Aspen past so wonderful from what we seem to be becoming in these pandemic times. Link to article.

PITKIN COUNTY GROWTH & LAND USE CODE ISSUES PRESENTLY UNDER DISCUSSION, NOV 2023
CITY OF ASPEN: FALL 2022 SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE LAND USE CODE
       
Read highlights of these changes by Aspen’s Garfield & Hecht Law Firm
         Aspen City Council considers City demo permits & special waivers, May 16, 24

Pitkin County Land Use Code -Primer 101 – Start video at 10:44
ZONING – LAND USE   Sec 4-20 Permitted Uses (Pgs 1-105), or shortcut link to pages 5-12 PERMITTED USE TABLE AND KEY (Pg 8)

Web-friendly shortcut Links to Pitkin County & City of Aspen Land Use Code
Zone Districts: All Zone Districts, AR2,  R6R15R15AR30, AR10

SHORT TERM RENTALS (STRs) REGULATIONS (New regs Oct 2022; updated May 1, 2023)
Aspen CO STR Short Term Rental Resources for Property Owners
Snowmass Village, CO STR Short Term Rental Regulations and Resources for Property Owners
Article: Recent Aspen STRs short-term-rental regs diminish supply & dampen future growth, Apr 29, 23, Aspen Journalism
Definitions
     – Short term rental, STR = less than 30 days 
     – Long term rental, LTR = 30 days or more

AIRPORT (ASE) & GROUND TRANSPORTATION
ASE Aspen Airport 2022-2023 Winter Flight Schedule
Getting to Aspen Snowmass – Resources by Air and Ground

PITKIN COUNTY PROPERTY VALUATIONS MAY 2023 ARTICLES
Property values soar and what it means for your Aspen Snowmass Pitkin County taxes, ADN 05/02/23
How to Read Your Pitkin County Valuation Notices, AT 05/04/23
State & local restrictions will limit Pitkin County property taxes, AT 04/06/23

PITKIN COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES – ASSESSOR & TREASURER
Q&A: What is difference between the Pitkin Co Assessor “assessed value” and the Pitkin Co Treasurers “assessed value”? 

Real Estate Taxes in Pitkin County, CO – Aspen Real Estate – Explained: Colorado requires county assessors to perform a reappraisal of property – new valuations – every two years on the odd year. The next reappraisal will be in the spring of 2023 and will reflect the property value as of June 30, 2022. Taxes are paid in arrears. (The 2023 property tax bill will be for 2022 taxes due). The actual value of a property is determined by the county assessor’s office. The assessment rate is set by the state. In 2023, the Colorado legislature lowered the residential and multi-family property rate to 6.765% from 6.95% earlier in the year. Mill levies are set by local special tax districts and will not be finalized until sometime in December (typically, after the Nov. elections)…Pitkin County property tax collections are restricted (for the most part) to a limit of 5.5% increase per Tabor amendment. (Nov 4, 23 Aspen Times)
Pitkin Co officials say limits will keep taxes from rising like home prices (April 7, 23 Aspen Times)

Pitkin County Real Estate Taxes on Vacant Land versus a Lot with Home or Legal Structure

Aspen Tax Districts for RETT Transfer Tax Buyer Pays
– The City of Aspen and the Town of Snowmass Village collect a Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) on property conveyances within their boundaries. Within the City of Aspen, the RETT is 1.5% of the property purchase price; in the Town of Snowmass Village, it is 1.0%. The tax is payable by the buyer for property within these listed areas.

Aspen CO Neighborhoods Where Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) Applies at 1.5%

ASPEN’S LIFT 1A CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT PLANS – CHEAT SHEET v2CHEAT SHEET (ARTICLES) , LIFT 1A CORRIDOR PLAN ILLUSTRATION, PLAN W/OPEN SPACE, GORSUCH HAUS – condensed land use application;
LIFT ONE LODGE – condensed land use application.

ASPEN IDEAS –  A DESCRIPTIONArticle:  “The Aspen Idea describes the integration of body/mind/spirit – the nurturing of the whole person – and it came to the fore in the earliest days of the Aspen Institute where artists, leaders, thinkers, and musicians could gather…Mortimer Adler once referred to Aspen as the “Athens of the West.”  And upon his visit here in 1949, Albert Schweitzer’s proclaimed “Aspen is a little too close to heaven.”

2014 – 2022 Flip Job Examples – Recent or In-Process Redeveloped Properties

Mortgage Rates:

-Nationally: 

080222-CURRENT-HISTORICAL-MORTGAGE-RATES

Pitkin County Mortgage Rates – Wells Fargo

2019 Best Aspen Restaurants Cheat Sheet List

Rental Program Ratings Description courtesy Frias Property Management

ASPEN CONDOS RIGHT OF 1ST REFUSAL (ROFR LIST) – These are condo complexes/HOA’s with Right of First Refusals on purchases

RH – The Man Behind the Curtain NYT May 8, 24
Restoration Hardware RH Guesthouse 2022-2023 Plans for Aspen

Residences at The Little Nell (RLN Aspen) – Buyers’ Info and FAQ’S

Downtown Aspen Penthouses approved and in development pipeline as of Mar 2019

Aspen Highlands Residential Metropolitan Tax District Info

Brush Creek Metro District & contacts: Brush Creek Landowners Association (BCLA) is Evie at Marolt, LLC   970‐925‐4047  Ext 5. (Oct 2019)

Pitkin County Board Approves Solar Farm, Nov 18, 2019, Aspen Times

Dial-a-Ride info – Dial-a-Ride serves the Mountain Valley residential area on a fixed route free of charge. Provides door-to-door service in this area for $1. Call 970.920.9999 to schedule personalized service. Dial-A-Ride service is available: 6:30 a.m. – 1:45 a.m. daily

RFTA – City of Aspen – Bus Ride Route Maps & Schedule – 970.925.8484

RADON INFORMATION
About Radon and Radon Mitigation Info in Aspen and Snowmass – Newspaper Insert
High radon levels detected in half of Aspen’s locally tested homes,  Article, Jan 3, 2020 ADN

SMUGGLER SUPERFUND SITE ASPEN Superfund Site Aspen

     City of Aspen: Smuggler-Superfund-Site  
     Pitkin County: Smuggler-Superfund-Site 
     Aspen Times: Smuggler officially off superfund list
     Map view: Smuggler superfund site 
     11.25.91 New Yorker: Report from Aspen – superfund site
     Smuggler Mobile Home Park

ZIPCODES ASPEN TO GLENWOOD SPRINGS – ROARING FOR VALLEY  Zip Code PDF

Aspen Historic Victorian and Aspen Modern Preservation Resources
     Aspen Modern – a guide to mid-20th century architecture in Aspen in which certain desIgnated properties fall under the auspices of the            Aspen Historical Preservation Commission.

Pitkin COUNTY TDR PROGRAM

12.20.22 ADN The Price of County TDRs Keeps Rising
12.10.21 AT Price of Pitkin Co TDRs Hits $1.8M
03.21.21 ADN: Transferable development rights, or TDR’s in the real estate industry, proved attractive to property owners during the COVID-19 pandemic especially, Aspen appraiser Randy Gold continued, “A TDR in Pitkin County equates to 2,500 square feet of buildable area,” he explained, adding that the program was started in 1995 and TDR prices sold on the open market were generally stable “for years and years,” at between $200,000 and $250,000 for most of that time period. “In July 2020, TDRS were selling for $230,000. By the end of the year, the most recent closing on TDRs were selling for $360,000,” he said. “And now, Feb 2021, there are TDRS under contract for $375,000 to $400,000.”
City of Aspen TDR Request by Homeowner Denied, AT

USFS Forest Service Flexible Partnerships Act of 2017

219 N. Monarch Redeveloped Aspen Home in Aspen’s West End Land Planner Analysis

Ag Status: Pitkin County Assessor – Agricultural Property Designation 
Ag Status: Eagle County Assessor – Ag Agricultural Property Questionaire and Valuation Information

APCHA RESIDENT OCCUPIED (RO) LOCATIONS LIST & PET INFO

LOCAL HIGHWAY MILE MARKERS: INTERSTATE 70 AND HIGHWAY 82

ASPEN HAS FALLEN (image
 and story)

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