The Crested Butte Connoisseur October 2012 Issue

Hi Everyone,

Happy Halloween! Fall is gearing down as the onset of winter is approaching here in the beautiful Crested Butte area. After a pleasant dusting of snow last week we are experiencing very mild fall days with temperatures in the 50's and 60's allowing for continued mountain biking and hiking. This recent weather has created the perfect environment for many of our crazy locals to dress in their best Halloween costumes and enjoy one of Crested Butte's most celebrated off-season holidays. Snow making begins on the mountain this weekend to insure you all have enough of the fluffy stuff to enjoy on opening day. Oh and did I mention opening day skiing is FREE? Well it is, so make your travel plans now and bring your best opening day costume to wear as we Crested Buttians love to dress up for every occassion!

Crested Butte Market Update

Home and condo sales continue to rise in the upper valley as we have closed 167 transactions so far this year totaling $71,227,868. Another 40 properties are under contract totaling $17,739,499. Slightly higher now than last year and considering the election is just around the corner we are doing very well. Land sales continue to outperform last year with 47 transactions closed since January 1, 2012 worth $9,595,000. With nine more totaling $1,990,100 under contract we again are on par to surpass last year's sales number. More construction has been seen in the valley as more and more permits have ben pulled. We definitely are looking forward to an extremely busy selling season this winter.

Crested Butte Airline and Lodging Deals

Friends and Family Fly Free - Every third airline ticket is on Crested Butte - Click here for more information.

Ski Free With Lodging - November 21 - December 19 - Click here for more information.

Elevation Hotel & Spa Second Night Half Off - January 21 through April 7 - Click here for more information.

10% of San Moritz ski in/ski out lodging if booked by November 15th - Click here for more information.

American Airlines December Fare Sale - Click here for more information.

New air service on Allegiant Airlines from Phoenix, AZ and Oakland, CA to Montrose, CO for 2012-13! Regional transfers available via Alpine Express and CB Specialty Services! 

Make sure to visit CBMR's Deals Page to the most up to date travel, lodging and ski deals currently available.

Energy Smart Program for Locals and Second Homeowners

Please click here to download a letter from Tyler Sweeney, local home energy efficiency expert. Through the Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) and the federally-funded Energy Smart Program, Tyler is offering FREE energy audits and FREE energy improvement upgrades to local homeowners. Learn ways to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Very important so I included for the second time - make sure your home is efficient!

Exclusive Property of the Month - New Listing!

4 Peakview Drive - Mt. Crested Butte

Masterpiece of modern contemporary design?. A truly exceptional offering by any measure, this residence represents the very best in modern architecture, construction and interiors that Crested Butte has to offer. Employing an incomparable selection of materials, finishes and fixtures this home sets a new standard for quality and detail in one of Mt. Crested Butte's finest neighborhoods. Easily expanded into a vast seven bedroom home with a simple completion of 1,189 square feet located on the third level. The home is set within a private wooded setting with over five acres just moments from the ski slopes. A remarkable collaboration between renowned architect Michael Helland and builder John Sloan this home will be a timeless and prized possession for years to come.
$1,620,000 - 4 Bedroom - 3 Full and 3 Half Baths - 3,757 Sq Ft - 5.3 Acres




Crested Butte in the News

Elevation Outdoors Best Colorado Ski Town - Help us out and vote for Crested Butte!
Ski Magazine - Crested Butte number 15 in North America
Nation's Prettiest Painted Places - Crested Butte receives Exceptional Merit
Land Trust, RMBL hoping to purchase North Pole Basin
Crested Butte dolls up for USA Pro Challenge with wacky clothes
Six Colorado ski area hang-outs for meeting up and settling in - Dogwood Cocktail Cabin!

Current News of the National Real Estate Market

RealtyTrac: Worst May Be Over for Foreclosure Epidemic
New home sales up 27 percent from a year ago - Inman News
Mortgage Rates Staying Low
Housing Starts Surge 15% -
Home prices rise for fifth month in a row
New home sales hit two year high
Foreclosures fall to five year low

Upcoming Area Events


22 - 24

First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison Sugar Plum Festival, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center, Gunnison Crested Butte Nordic Center Opens for the Season
Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens for the Season
Crested Butte Nordic Center?s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Training Camp Night of Lights, Downtown Gunnison


1 - 2

Holiday Bazaar, Crested Butte Community School
Holiday Downtown Open Houses, Gunnison
First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
Citizens? Race ? 10 K Classic, Crested Butte Nordic Center
Light Up Night & Holiday Parade, Downtown Crested Butte 
Citizens? Race ? 10K Skate, Crested Butte Nordic Center
Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
New Year?s Eve Yurt Dinner Party, Crested Butte Nordic Center
New Year?s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Please Visit My Favorite Art Gallery in Crested Butte

Oh Be Joyful Gallery

Shaun Horne - Red Buildings
Shaun Horne
Red Buildings

Shaun Horne - Aspens and Lupines
Shaun Horne
Aspens and Lupines

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In This Issue

Halloween Celebrations
Free Skiing!
Real Estate Market Recap
Airline and Lodging Deals
Energy Smart Program
Exclusive Property of the Month
Crested Butte in the News
National Real Estate News
Nov/Dec Schedule of Events
Oh Be Joyful Gallery

Featured Listings
Global Listings

Featured Homes

20 Snowfall Drive - Mt. Crested ButteA2 Snowfall Point Condos,
Mt. Crested Butte

Carbon Creek Parcel
$299,000 - Bring an offer!

329 Maroon Avenue,
Crested Butte
$1,195,000 - Price Reduced

Summit - Mt. Crested ButteLand on the Mountain,
Mt. Crested Butte
$188,700 to $495,000

309 Third Street,
Crested Butte
$899,000 - Dogwood Cocktail Cabin Building

72 Hunter Hill Road, Unit I102 - Mt. Crested ButteI102 San Moritz Condos,
Mt. Crested Butte
$200,000 - Ski In/Ski Out

142 Larkspur Loop - Crested Butte
142 Larkspur Loop

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