Realtor | Corey Dwan

Cell 970.596.3219


July 2011 - Market Report


Hi Everyone,

Happy 4th of July from Crested Butte, Colorado! Summer is here in full swing and it's time for parades, BBQs, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing and most importantly purchasing that dream mountain property you have been waiting for. With summer's arrival so has the appearance of the Crested Butte buyer and with current price levels I foresee many sales occurring in the next few months. So far this year we have seen sales totaling $35,844,153 of single family, town homes and condominiums in the upper valley with an average reduction off of list price of 12%. Compared to the same time last year we have increased sales by over $7,000,000 and interestingly increased the average discount by only 3%. Historically we sell more inventory in our summer season and we already have another 20 properties under contract totaling $10,686,200 so we are off to a great start. There are many great opportunities so please let me know if you would like some listings sent to you.

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I also wanted to touch on a subject that has been brought up by many of my clients regarding a rumor based on a story that appeared in the news this past February with these headlines “CNL Hotels’ affiliates file for bankruptcy protection”,  “This week, more than 20 affiliate operations owned by CNL Hotels and Resorts Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection.” To clear up the misinformation that is circulating Michael Kratz of CBMR spoke with Steve Rice at CNL Lifestyles Properties; CNL Lifestyles Properties is the CNL Financial Group affiliate that purchased Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2008.  Briefly put, CNL Hotels and Resorts, Inc. was sold by CNL Financial Group to Morgan Stanley Real Estate in 2007 and has not had any affiliation with CNL Financial Group or any of its affiliates since that sale. Click here for the news release of the sale.

CNL Financial Group owns a number of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) entities; one of these entities is CNL Lifestyles Properties which mentioned above purchased Crested Butte Mountain Resort along with Okemo Mountain Resort and Sunapee Ski Area from Tim and Diane Mueller back in December 2008 (the Muellers have a long term lease with CNL to manage these resorts).  CNL Financial Group also owned the CNL Hotels and Resorts, Inc. REIT but sold this entity in 2007 to Morgan Stanley Real Estate which changed the name of the REIT to MSR Hotels and Resorts, however, the press in the February 2011 news article continued to call this REIT by its former name which has lead to the confusion.  It should be clear however, that CNL Hotels and Resorts since its sale in 2007 has no financial or other connection whatsoever to CNL Financial Group or its affiliates including CNL Lifestyles Properties. Again, the bottom line is that CNL Lifestyles Properties and its parent company CNL Financial Group the owner of CBMR is very healthy and has no relation to CNL Hotels and Resorts since its sale in 2007.

Other good news regarding our resort has been a dramatic increase in skier visits, bookings, lodging and Mt. Crested Butte sales taxes. Coupled with the increase sales of real estate we are definitely on the right track to an eventual recovery:

? Snowfall: 358 inches 10-11 Season
? Overall skier days up 6% compared to the statewide increase of 2% to 3%.
? Lodging occupancy up 9%
? New pass products sold: 2,126
? Winter group bookings up 8%
? Summer group bookings up 30%
? Mt. CB Sales Tax up 8.3%


JULY 2011 Calander of Events:

1                      First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
1,2,8,9,15,16,      Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
1, 2, 5, 7             "Oklahoma!" Presented by CB Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
1, 8, 15, 22, 29    Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
2, 9, 16, 23, 30   Gunnison Farmers' Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
2-9, 15-27, &     Marble/marble XXIII - A Marble Sculpting Symposium, Marble
29 - Aug. 5
3 - Aug. 14       Crested Butte Music Festival, Various Locations
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Crested Butte Farmers' Market, Elk Avenue & First Street
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Sundays @ 7 (Free Concerts) Presented by the Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
3                        Crested Butte Fireworks Display
4                      Independence Day Celebrations, Crested Butte, Gunnison & Mt. Crested Butte
4                      Gothic to Crested Butte 1/3rd Marathon, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
4, 11, 18, 25       Alpenglow (Free Outdoor Concerts), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
6, 13, 20, 27       Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Each Week
6, 13, 20, 27       Live! From Mt. Crested Butte (Free Outdoor Concerts), Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
6, 13, 20, 27       Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte
8 - 17               Gunnison Cattlemen's Days, Gunnison
9 - 10               Bluegrass in Paradise Presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, CB Mtn. Resort
10, 17, 24, 31     AWEFest Presented by Artists of the West Elks, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
11 - 17             Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Various Locations
14 - 15             Crested Butte Land Trust Caddis Cup Fly-Fishing Tournament
14, 21, 28          PowerAde Pinnacle Summer Race Series (Mountain Biking), Mt. Crested Butte
15 - 17             Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational, Oh Be Joyful Gallery
20 - 24             Crested Butte Land Trust Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
22 - 23               Epic Rocky Mountain Relay Woodland Park to Crested Butte
22 - 24             Jack Russell Terrier Trials, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, Gunnison
24                     Gunnison Art in the Park, Legion Park, Gunnison
28                     ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Crested Butte
28 - 31              Writing the Rockies: Gunnison Creative Writers Workshop, Western State College
30                     Living Journeys Summit Hike & Half-Marathon, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
31                     Crested Butte Alpine Odyssey - Leadville 100 Qualifying Race, CB/Mt. CB

Click here for the complete Crested Butte/Gunnison Community calander of events.

Click here for the Crested Butte/Gunnison Vacation Planner.

Click here for newest paintings from Shaun Horne at Oh Be Joyful Gallery and here for the Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational.

Click here for latest news release from J.C. Leacock Photography.


Crested Butte Music Festival Highlights

? Boston Brass will kick off the festival with concerts on July 3 and 4, including a free outdoor patriotic concert at the Town Park to celebrate Independence Day.
? Icons of the American folk music scene, The Kingston Trio, will headline the annual Celebration fund-raiser on July 16.
? The hilarious comedy-duo ? la Victor Borge, Igudesman & Joo, will perform the U.S. premiere of A Big Nightmare Music on July 17, combining comedy with classical music and popular culture.
? Jens Georg Bachmann, festival music director, conducting Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1? at the popular Have a Beer with Beethoven at the Lacy Barn on July 21.
? The world-famous opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet will be conducted by David Syrus, head of music for London’s Royal Opera of Covent Garden, and directed by Sarah Meyers, guest stage director for The Metropolitan Opera. Outstanding talent from the Met and around the country will perform on July 28, July 29 and Aug. 9.
? The theremin is the unique instrument for 2011 and will be played by Rob Schwimmer, who also is a virtuoso jazz pianist. Schwimmer will be the featured artist at the July 31 Hitchcock In Paradise concert.
? Gypsy Jazz In Paradise presented by CBMF and DjangoFestTM celebrates legendary French/Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt with the convergence of well-known performers from around the world in Mt. Crested Butte on Aug. 12 ? 14.
? Five home soir?es offering the ultimate in intimate performances in beautiful mountain homes are planned for Tuesday evenings from July 5 ? Aug. 2.
? The free Divine Family Young People’s Concerts bring families together for five performances from July 8 ? Aug. 7 ranging from bluegrass to the children’s opera “Cinderella.”

Bluegrass In Paradise

CBMF will present the second annual Bluegrass In Paradise festival on July 5 ? 10, with 12 bands performing on July 9 ? 10 and an expanded Bluegrass Kids Camp for ages 7 to 17 on July 5 ? 8. All activities will be held at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Mt. Crested Butte.

Local newgrass great Drew Emmitt will serve as the festival’s host, welcoming big names like Ralph Stanley & His Clinch Mountain Boys, Keller & The Keels, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, and The Kruger Brothers. Emmitt will perform in The Paradise All-Star Band, a compilation of musicians he will bring together from the Drew Emmitt Band, The Kruger Brothers, Nashville Bluegrass Band and The Josh Williams Band.  The concerts start at noon each day and conclude at 9 p.m.  For detailed information and tickets, visit

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Corey Dwan - REALTOR
Benson Sotheby's International Realty
P.O. Box 210
433 Sixth Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224
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