Run for the Hills!

The southeast United States has been pounded by hurricanes and tropical storms especially over the course of recent years. Residential real estate insurance for states like Florida has become very expensive and in some cases no longer available to homeowners. Today’s CSI article outlines the impacts of hurricane-savaged communities and what people do including moving to mountain areas Read More >

Mortgage Rates are Dropping

Good sign for home buyers, Rates Drop on Weak Job Report, Inflation (June 9, 2006) —   Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 6.62 percent this week from 6.67 percent a week earlier, marking the second drop in 11 weeks. The decrease can be attributed to a weaker-than-anticipated jobs report that lessened Read More >

Western Resort Real Estate Numbers Q1 2006

Good day, I’ve been compiling stats and various data in preparation for my Western Resort Outlook (WRO) report. The WRO Report is available by request only. This month’s report outlines what is going on in other Western and Rocky Mountain resort communities with their real estate activity. Incredible stuff for sure specifically when it comes to each resort’s overall transaction volume. For the Read More >

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Housing Dilemma for Ski Resort Workers

Good afternoon readers, “Wealthy property owners don’t want affordable housing, but they want their slopes groomed" – comment from the President of Deer Valley Lodging Premier Resorts in Park City Utah. Interesting article below on a very sensitive issue that faces all ski resort communities: employee, local or affordable housing. Crested Butte has grappled with this Read More >

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Running Out of Room in the Rocky Mountains

Good afternoon. People often ask why land and home prices are so high across Colorado and Utah, especially in the remote mountain resort communities in these areas. These same people think real estate brokers and developers are the reason prices skyrocket in mountain resort towns like Crested Butte. Our industry is often accused of pace-setting Read More >

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Crested Butte Market Update June 2006

Good morning readers! The overall market is staying hot as we head into the Summer months. Our "sellers market" is starting to ease County-wide a bit due only to the sheer number of high priced properties competing for market share. Properties including Mt. Crested Butte condos and vacant land in Crested Butte South and Buckhorn Read More >