ASPEN — The dollar volume of real estate sales in Pitkin County dropped again in May compared to 2008 and real estate agents said they don’t expect a dramatic turnaround this summer… Sales fell by 44 percent to $64.48 million from $114.38 million in May 2008, according to a report released Wednesday by Land Title Guarantee Co. The dollar volume of sales has fallen each month this year compared to 2008 — and that wasn’t a good year.Through May, the total dollar volume of all real estate sales in Pitkin County was $407.69 million compared to $607.90 million at the same point last year, according to Land Title Guarantee Co.’s report. That equates to a drop of about 33 percent.
By Scott Condon, July 2, 2009, Aspen Times

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Link to May 2009  Land Title Report and Summary