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Aspen Real Estate Sales - Year Over Year Comparison - 2012 to 2013

The market data for Aspen real estate suggests that 2013 proved to be a much better year than 2012 for Townhomes/Condos/Duplexes (TCD) as the number of sales were up 10% and the average sales price increased 13%. Single Family Homes (SFH) saw a minimal 2% drop in number of sales and the average sales price was down 19%. Active Listings are up in both SFH and TCD suggesting a positive trend in seller confidence that now is a good time to capitalize on the market. Of course, there can also be expressed concern for over-saturation of the market and a lack of demand. In 2012, with TCD and SFH there were 425 active listings and 225 sold or approximately 53%. In 2013, 542 properties were active (some of these may include listings from 2012 that did not sell) and 237 of them sold, or approximately 44%.  All in all market perception is better from the Buyers side. We anticipate 2014 being a strong year in Aspen Real Estate.

Aspen Real Estate Sales - Year Over Year Comparison - 2012 to 2013



Year Over Year Comparison

This Year: 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013
Last Year: 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2012
For: 1/13/2014


Status: 'Active', 'Closed', 'Pending';

Property Type: 'Condo/Townhouse/Duplex/Half Duplex';

RES w/Improvements

Type: Condo/Townhouse/Duplex/Half Duplex


Total Active

New Listings

Number Under Contract

Number Sold

Sold Volume

Team Spider - Supporting AVSC for 14 Years


Dale Potvin, aka “Head Spider”  founded Team Spider in 1998. Team Spider is dedicated to providing a unique and special skiing experience each year to a select group of skiers while raising money to support the scholarship programs at the Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club. Sound like a win-win? It has been for the past 14 years - continually bringing financial support to AVSC and camaraderie to its members.


So what exactly is Team Spider?

The Stirling Peak Team Expands

Jen and Kellen from Stirling Peak Properties We have recently added a Rental Property Director position to their team. Jen Marcum will be filling this new role but she is no stranger to Stirling Peak Properties. Marcum has been running ‘command central’ as office coordinator for the past year. Her new focus will be building the rental division by acquiring new listings and managing the existing business.

“First and foremost my goal is to know the market inside and out in order to offer our clients superb service and incredible variety,” states Marcum. “I also look forward to expanding the department to reflect Stirling Peak Properties’ dedication to client satisfaction through personal attention.”

Stirling Peak Properties Non-Profit Support

All of the partners at Stirling Peak Properties are advocates and supporters of various non-profits and social organizations in Aspen and beyond. Dawnette Smith is intimately involved with the Marshall Direct Fund, a local organization whose mission is “to improve relations between the West and the Muslim world by working together to alleviate poverty and illiteracy via sustainable educational and economic development in Southwest Asia”. She participated in their inaugural fundraising event in Washington, DC last month.  In an intimate dinner setting, Ambassador Haqqani shared his candid perspective on his experience and belief in the importance of education in Pakistan. The event was attended by many notable individuals and covered by a handful of media representatives to promote awareness about the value of education and vocational training for underserved populations in an area critical to international security.