The dollar volume for Pitkin County real estate sales (according to an April 2009 Land Title report on Pitkin County which includes Aspen ans Snowmass Village plus approximately one-half on Basalt) dropped 45 percent in April compared to the same month last year, while transactions for the month fell 47.7 percent for the same period. The new data, compiled and released by Land Title Guarantee Co. on Monday, shows that year-to-date dollar volume is at $343,209,442, which is  30 percent off last year’s mark at this time. Total transactions for the year are 239, a decrease of 19 percent.
By Troy Hooper, June 2, 2009, Aspen Daily News

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Actual Report: 2009 April Land Title Pitkin County Market Summary