Spring is officially here and it sure feels like it in Aspen, Colorado. The sun is shining, snow is melting and there are even trees and flowers starting to come alive. With a change in seasons comes a great time for spring home maintenance. Home exteriors can take a beating in our Rocky Mountain winters, so there is surely some work to be done. Below are just a few of the items we recommend doing for spring and summer home maintenance.
Spring is officially here in Aspen, Colorado. The ski season is wrapping up and we are starting to dream of summer, but every season in Aspen is stunning. Below are a couple of Layne's favorite things to do in April.
- Sneaking in the last Highland’s Bowl lap for the season followed by the ‘always epic’ dance party on closing day
- Starting backcountry adventures at dawn
- Skinning up Tiehack to watch the sunset over Mount Sopris
- Beginning the spring transition with a down valley bike ride
Stirling Peak Properties, especially Dale Potvin, has been a longtime supporter of this local nonprofit. This season 629 athletes represented AVSC at local, regional, national and international events in the disciplines of Nordic, alpine, and freestyle skiing as well as snowboarding. As the season wraps up, they have numerous athletes competing in Junior Nationals in California and Park City, Utah. Katy Harris also just claimed 4th at the under 18 national competition in Copper Mountain which also qualified her for U.S. Nationals. The season's successes will be celebrated at their annual awards event at the Belly Up on April 14th from 5-8 pm.
Two of our team members, Jay Wright and Kellen Porter, are giving back to the community (and having fun!) by volunteering their time and expertise to benefit local nonprofit - Aspen Young Professionals Association (AYPA). AYPA is dedicated to cultivating a young, vibrant professional community in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley by providing opportunities in business development, networking, and community awareness and involvement.
We finished 2014 strong, with 747 transactions in Pitkin County and an increase in total sales volume of 23%.
2015 has started off well, with the best January numbers we've seen since the recession. The sales volume was up over 300% over last year, and the number of transactions was down about 40% which means luxury properties are being sold and indicates low inventory as well.
Aspen led the pace with 27 of the 78 total transactions in Pitkin County with an average residential price per square foot at $1405 and the average price for single family homes just below $7 million.