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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
$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
Aspen Grove, Lot 1, Block 3
Lind-Koppel Subdivision, Lot 1
City of Aspen, Lot K, Block 8
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 www.pitkinalert.org.
291 McSkimming Road, Aspen
Subdivision - Aspen Grove
Five Bedrooms/Six Baths
5561 Square Feet
229 West Hallam, Aspen