Red Lady Coalition Retains Powerful Law Firm

Things are heating up in the age-old fight to save Red Lady aka Mt. Emmons which is located above the Town of Crested Butte.  DLA Piper – the world’s largest legal firm – has been retained by the Red Lady Coalition to continue the opposition to mining molybdenum in Crested Butte’s backyard. The firm is providing its services Read More >

Trying to Sell? Get Some Curb Appeal

Home sellers take note, a recent survey of almost 500 real estate agents indicates the importance of curb appeal in selling a home. According to the Real Estate Agent Community Trends survey, 82 percent of real estate pros polled said buyers unimpressed with a home’s exterior will not want to look inside. The results also found that 90 percent Read More >

Colorado Ski Resorts, Recession Proof?

Good morning, More than 5.5 million skiers and snowboarders visited Colorado’s 26 major ski resorts in January and February, Colorado Ski Country USA, the ski-area trade association, reported Monday. The tally, which exceeded industry expectations, represents a nearly 7 percent seasonal increase to date. Recession or not, people love skiing and the Colorado snow has Read More >

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Fractional Real Estate in the Butte

Good morning, Interesting comments today about the future of fractional real estate in Crested Butte from John Hess – the town’s director of planning and community development. According to yesterday’s article in the Grand Junction Sentinel, Mr. Hess states that we’re not a resort and we’ve never bought into the idea of being a resort. Hmmmm. Maybe we’re a mining community with Read More >

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More National Publicity for Crested Butte

Good day, CNN.com Travel just published a great "Taking the Kids" article about the Crested Butte experience: Read the article online here: Taking the Kids: To Rustic Crested Butte This publicity follows what seems like a season-long media love affair with Crested Butte. I’ve seen great deal of articles about our home town from media outlets around Read More >

Loan Limits Are Raised But Not In Gunnison County

Good morning, A sizable increase in key mortgage limits was announced Thursday. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-governmental companies that underwrite the majority of the nation’s home loans, are now offering "conventional" mortgages well above the $417,000 previous limits – all the way up to over $715,000 in some counties around the USA.  This Read More >

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Buckhorn Ranch Under Contract

Good morning, In what could be the second largest real estate transaction in Crested Butte history (the Mueller’s purchase of CBMR is first) the majority of the real estate at the 250+ lot Buckhorn Ranch subdivision owned by Richard Landy is under contract to new developers. The pending sale of Landy’s inventory of single family lots, the River Read More >