Posted by rebecca on March 26, 2009

The first week of spring 2009 feels more like January in Aspen.  After nearly two weeks of amazing sunshine and warm temperatures, we were surprised by a late March dumping of snow.   The ski conditions are incredible and there is no better time to enjoy Aspen as the crowds are gone and local retails stores and restaurants are offering great discounts.

I highly recommend taking advantage of the last minute deals offered at local lodges and hotels. 

Posted by rebecca on March 26, 2009

I am pleased to announce my newest listing of 421 Lewis Lane in Basalt.  This immaculate 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home features an open floor plan, two master suites, extensive outdoor entertaining space, and Roaring Fork River Frontage on 2.04 acres of land. 

For more information on this listing, or the state of real estate in the Aspen, Snowmass and the Roaring Fork Valley areas, please contact me. 

Posted by rebecca on March 25, 2009

Janice Vos Caudilll, Pitkin County Clerk told the county commissioner Tuesday she is doing what she can to inform the public about the hike in vehicle registration fees that will take effect July 1.  The "Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery" bill was signed by Govenor Bill Ritter on March 2.  The bill will implement a road safety surcharge and a bridge safety surcharge on top of the registration fees in the state.

Posted by rebecca on March 25, 2009

Newly elected Pitkin County Commissioner George Newman challenged the maximum house size of 15,000 square feet in the county.   He claims that "to allow a maximum build-out of 15,000sf is just ridiculous.  We are still allowing monster homes to be built."  

Posted by rebecca on March 25, 2009

Caffeine seekers were greeted with a not so positive message on the door of the local coffee hot-spot, Zele Cafe, yesterday, stating that the establishment will be closing April 12th for good.  Zele has been in business for the past fifteen years.  Due to the economic climate, they will not be renewing their lease.

Posted by rebecca on March 23, 2009

The total number or real estate transactions were up as much as the dollar volume was down in February in Pitkin County, based on the latest report from Land Title Guarantee Company.  The market was once again driven by fractional sales at the Residences at Little Nell and Dancing Bear.

Dollar volume was down nineteen percent, while transactions went up nineteen percent over February 2008. 

The local market has been down in dollar volume for the last seventeen months, coming off the record breaking years of 2006-2007.

Posted by gary on March 23, 2009

Deerbrook C-3

Snowmass Village

$2,350,000 (Price includes buyer assuming $150,000 special assessment)

2,929 square feet

Price per square foot $1,050

Four bedrooms, four baths

Located directly on Assay Hill, this ski-in/out condominium has east and west exposure with views of the mountains.  Hot tub/spa.

Listing Broker - Joshua & Co. of Snowmass Village

Selling Broker - Joshua & Co. of Aspen

Sinclair Meadows, Lot 18

Posted by gary on March 17, 2009

Aspen Grove, Lot 1, Block 3


Lind-Koppel Subdivision, Lot 1


City of Aspen, Lot K, Block 8


Posted by rebecca on March 13, 2009

An emergency alert system was recently created to alert locals and visitors of local emergencies, traffic jams, and weather advisories.  Advisories can be sent to either an email address or mobile phone via text message.  In addition people can select the criteria of alert they want to receive. 

To sign up for this service, simply register at


Posted by gary on March 10, 2009

291 McSkimming Road, Aspen

Subdivision - Aspen Grove 


Five Bedrooms/Six Baths

5561 Square Feet

229 West Hallam, Aspen