January 2015

January 2015 Edition

Town Tidbits

I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and incredible New Years! Our winter started out with a bang but has dried up considerably as the whole of Colorado struggles with snowfall. That being said our ski patrol is absolutely amazing and has managed to get some of the extremes open and they are skiing well. Just be safe out there and watch for unmarked hazards. It's snowing today with up to five inches expected by tomorrow. Aprespalooza is featuring Matisyahu this coming Saturday, February 7th at Butte 66. No charge! The $99 Companion fare is still going on so plan your next visit now. Click here for more information. 

What's Happening in the Real Estate Market

The Crested Butte real estate market experienced 270 condo and home sales in 2014 valued at $128,835,090. Click here to view sales under $1mil and click here for sales over $1mil. This represents exactly the same amount of sales in 2013 but $1,436,847 less in volume (1%). Reduction off of list price was an average of 8% for the year, a 1% increase over 2013. Total residential sales for 2014 was $148,247,825 verses that of 2013 ($142,747,326) a 4% increase. 

Land sales improved dramatically as 65 transactions sold in the upper valley in 2014 for a total of $19,412,735. A 28% increase over 2013.

Click here for our complete year end market report.

Benson Sotheby's is the leading real estate firm once again (4th year in a row) surpassing our closest competitor by 30% in total sales and 41% in total transactions (210). A special thanks goes out to all my clients this year as I experienced my best year ever. Moving one more spot to 2nd place for volume and remaining number one for amount of transactions (65 of them, 45% more than any agent in Crested Butte). Again this year our office had four of the top five agents for sales volume. Click here to visit my website and call me anytime if you need Buyer and/or Seller representation.

Trampe Ranch Conservation Project
The Trampe family is working with The Trust for Public Land and the Gunnison Ranchland Conservation Legacy to protect some 6,000 acres of the most outstanding scenery in Colorado, extending from Gothic to Crested Butte Mountain and south along the East River to just north of Gunnison. Please contact me as I would be happy to email you more information. We all love this special place just as it is, so let's keep it that way!

In the News

County gives Cottonwood Pass Paving and Widening the Green Light
The Best Ski Resorts in North America
9 Reasons Why Crested Butte is Worth the Detour from I-70
Mapping the 25 Best Après-Ski Spots in North America
18 Top On-Mountain Dining Spots at Ski Areas
The 15 Most Intense Ski Runs In The US
10 Best Ski Resorts for Beginners
11 Spots to Ski New Years 2015 
Austin Martin Returns to Crested Butte for Exclusive Driving Course 


Click here for our Winter Collection.

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625 Red Mountain Ranch Road
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
4 Bed | 7 Bath | 9,269 SqFt | $3,500,000
822 Sopris Avenue
Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
4 Bed | 5 Bath | 3,303 SqFt | $1,950,000
1 Silver Lane
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
6 Bed | 5 Bath | 3,736 SqFt | $895,000
2600 Roaring Judy Ranch Road
Almont, Colorado 81210
4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,216 SqFt | $895,000
43191 Highway 50
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
5 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,150 SqFt | $795,000
6 Emmons Road #Unit 105
Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado 81224
Bed | 1 Bath | 391 SqFt | $65,000
Click here to view the published version the January 2015 newsletter.