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A Complete Overview of Aspen Development

It’s been a hot year for real estate sales and construction in the city of Aspen, while the pipeline for future development has slowed down noticeably. Through the third quarter, Aspen property sales are up nearly 60 percent and dollar volume is more than double what it was last year at the same time, returning the market to 2015 levels. And although the number of land-use cases has been steadily declining for the last three years, total building permit valuations through October are ten times what they were at the height of the recession in 2009, and it’s so far the second-busiest year for building permit in the last nine years.

Here’s your complete guide to what’s going up, what’s going on, and what it all means, in Aspen. Continue reading

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Past the Peak? Thoughts on the Local Market

With myriad factors in play, it’s challenging to neatly summarize the trajectory of our distinctive real estate market for any short period of time. That’s why, after a near-record year in 2015 with over $2 billion in real estate sales in Pitkin County, we are cautious about how we discuss the comparative slowdown of overall activity in the first half of 2016, a narrative which periodically grabs the local headlines and one that is endlessly interesting to Aspenites. Continue reading

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2014 Symposium in ‘Little Bites’

On August 14, BJ Adams and Company held our sixth annual Aspen/Snowmass State of the Real Estate and Tourism Economy Symposium, the upper Roaring Fork Valley’s only event devoted to in-depth exploration of real estate and tourism trends. For those who were unable to attend, or who would like a summary of what was discussed, this post is for you. Continue reading

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Commercial, Luxury Trends to Be Explored at Symposium

There’s a lot of fascinating stuff going on these days with the commercial and high-end segments of the local real estate market, says longtime local appraiser Randy Gold of Aspen Appraisal Group. Randy, who is as enthusiastic as he is well versed on these topics, has the added challenge of summarizing them in the 20-30 minutes he has allotted to him at the 2014 Aspen/Snowmass State of the Real Estate and Tourism Economy Symposium, on August 14.

It’s something he plans to do with lots of “cool graphics,” focusing a little bit on history but more on “what we think is happening now and moving forward,” says Randy, who gave The Aspen Skinny a preview tease of his Symposium presentation. Continue reading

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Auberge Resorts Founder Previews Symposium Address

In anticipation of the 2014 Aspen/Snowmass State of the Real Estate and Tourism Economy Symposium on August 14, we chatted with keynote speaker Mark Harmon, founder and managing partner of Auberge Resorts, to learn a little bit more about what he’s going to discuss and share some of his insights on the hot topic of the guest experience. Continue reading

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Unintended consequences

Aspen City Council has weighed in on two land-use code changes recently that are sure to have profound effects on local development and real estate values. But how exactly will the third floor ban and housing mitigation changes impact the market? Randy Gold, a principal with the Aspen Appraisal Group who has 35 years of local experience, has some pretty educated guesses. Continue reading

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