Crested Butte, CO Real Estate News

By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
The Quiznos Pro Challenge organizers are hailing it as "the greatest bike race ever to be held on American soil". The stages of the international pro cycling tour have finally been announced, a tour which Lance Armstrong has been working on bringing to Colorado since last year. The 600 mile, seven day race includes seven stages and will take place from August 22nd to the 28th. Gunnison, Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte will all be able to witness the excitement, as the race departs from Salida on day 2 and finishes in Mt. Crested Butte. Day 3 will find the cyclists departing from Gunnison and ending in Aspen via Cottonwood and Independence Pass. To read more about this excitement from a local perspective, visit the latest edition of The Crested Butte News. You can also click here to ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone, The Quiznos Pro Challenge is coming to Crested Butte! Come next summer to enjoy in this intense race or simply watch as some of the strongest riders in the nation race through Crested Butte.  By passing Boulder this year and coming to Crested Butte instead.  Can it get better? Cheers, Corey Corey Dwan – REALTOR Benson Sotheby’s International Realty P.O. Box 210 433 Sixth Street Crested Butte, CO 81224 970-596-3219 Cell 970-325-3219 World Wide Cell 970-349-6653 Office 970-797-1810 Fax www.CrestedButteForSale.com Quizno’s Pro Challenge Coming to the Gunnison Valley Host Cities and Stages Announced for 2011 QPC International Pro Cyclists to Compete Throughout Seven Stages November 4, 2010, Denver – The Quiznos Pro Challenge™ officially announced the stages, host cities and rac...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone,What better place to have Thanksgiving this year than in Crested Butte.  Historically a very slow time of the year so you'll have all of the mountain to yourselves as well as the Nordic trails. Come on up and join the Nordic Center training camp. And while you are here let's look at some real estate for that perfect family getaway while prices are at historic lows.  I specialize in luxury homes and estates, ranch and acreage properties, condominiums, ski in/ski out, lake view, river frontage properties, golf course homes, residential and commercial developments as well as custom builder representation throughout the Crested Butte and Gunnison area. Cheers,CoreyCorey Dwan Benson Sotheby's International Realty970-596-3219 Cell Corey.Dwan@SothebysRealty.comhttp://www.CrestedBut...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
The Quiznos Pro Challenge officially announced the stages  for their inaugural 2011 pro bike race today. The first big time pro cycling race to grace Colorado in a long time will run next summer from August 22-28, 2011. The event will feature seven stage races. And, two of those stages will feature Crested Butte and Gunnison! This is tremendous news for the State of Colorado and specifically our valley!Stage Two will feature a hill top finish in Crested Butte. Ouch. Thin air punishment for the sport's best conditioned athletes. Looking forward to spectating. Here are the stages: The 2011 Quiznos Pro Challenge Stages  August 22 - Stage 1, Prologue time trial, Colorado SpringsAugust 23 - Stage 2, Salida to Crested Butte, mountain-top finish August 24 - Stage 3, Gunnison to Aspen, mountain...
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By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
Happy Halloween from Crested Butte!It's winter in Crested Butte...ready or not. As always happens this time of year, Crested Buttians got their first real taste of snow for the season earlier this week. On October 26th, Crested Butte Mountain Resort reported over 26" of snow from the recent storm. Locals are chomping at the bit to hit the backcountry this weekend and counting down the 25 days until Opening Day. Sunset Magazine has just revealed what we already knew, and now everyone else does too! Sunset named Crested Butte the most charming ski town in the West. Click here to read the entire article, as Sunset highlights "Great Winter Trips in the West". It's hard to believe, but Crested Butte Mountain Resort is celebrating 50 years of skiing this winter season! From November 23rd thro...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone, Crested Butte gets even more great press with Sunset Magazine calling us the Western Ski Town with the most charm.  Having lived here for five years now I would have to agree.  The people that live here, visit here and have second homes here are of a unique profile.  They all love and respect nature and love that small town feel.  Unpretentious and relaxed best describes the attitude here.  That combined with the amazing beauty truly makes Crested Butte the best mountain town on earth.  Come for a visit if you haven't already. Whether you are inquiring about Crested Butte homes for sale, Crested Butte condos for sale or Crested Butte land for sale or wish to sell your Crested Butte home, condo or land I have vast knowledge of the Gunnison Valley to assist you. As a Benson ...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Why do people buy real estate in places like Crested Butte? Sunset Magazine may have a clue.Sunset Magazine recognized Crested Butte Colorado this week in its review of the West's best ski resort towns and it's picks for great winter trips. They give our little mountain town the title of "Most Charm" describing Crested Butte this way:  "Mix boho with Victorian and you've got C.B.'s funky Historic District main street, from the ski-toting bike riders to the hand-painted town bus rolling by. Getting here isn't easy, but C.B.'s remoteness keeps the masses away." I couldn't have said it better myself. This place is special. Here is the link to Sunset. Sunset Magazines Names Crested Butte One of the West's Best Ski Towns  
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By Darci Gillespie, CRS.MRE.GRI.RSPS.ePRO.SFR.
(Prudential Becky Hamlin Realty)
Crested Butte Mountain Resort 2010-2011 Opening Day is November 24th - less than 30 days away! With the resort reporting 26" of snowfall from the first storm of the season, we are all looking forward to another great ski season. Today's issue of The Crested Butte News reports on several improvements taking place at the resort. In an effort to provide more amenities to their visitors, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is adding 200 seats in The Treasury Center with new bathrooms, as well as couches and cozy chairs for lounging. Spellbound Pizza will be moved to the top floor, beverages beer and pizza will be served via window service, and Adaptive Sports has added more rental ski lockers. To read the entire article regarding these welcomed improvements, click here. In other local news, Cotto...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Equipment is on it's way out to the nordic trail today.  With two feet of fresh snow the nordic center decided it was time to prepare. Look forward to upcoming events below! Cheers, Corey Corey Dwan Benson Sotheby's International Realty 970-596-3219 Cell Corey.Dwan@SothebysRealty.com www.CrestedButteForSale.com Work off turkey dinner and start the Nordic season off right with fun, informative cross-country ski clinics and activities at the Crested Butte Nordic Council’s annual Thanksgiving Training Camp on Nov. 26 – 27. Skate and classic Nordic skiing and racing clinics for various levels will be offered by professional instructors, including three-time Olympian Ingrid Butts, Masters Nordic World Champion Murray Banks, and Ross Matlock, a PSIA Nordic and Telemark examiner. With all clin...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
With over $6mil sold in Crested Butte this year alone I can attest to my clients taking advantage of the low interest rates.  Right now could be the best time ever in over 30 years to buy the home you have had your eye on. When interest rates begin to climb I imagine they will for a while. Get in now while they are the lowest they have been in years. Cheers, Corey Corey Dwan - REALTORBenson Sotheby's International RealtyP.O. Box 210 433 Sixth Street Crested Butte, CO 81224970-596-3219 Cell 970-325-3219 World Wide Cell970-349-6653 Office970-797-1810 Fax www.CrestedButteForSale.com   NEW YORK — Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages rose slightly from their lowest level in decades, inching up to a national average of 4.21 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate for 30-year fix...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Here is an interesting article on the further coruption of the current foreclosure market.  Get them done and get them done quick cause there will be a big bonus waiting for you. How about giving out lavish awards to bank employees that get the most loan modifications done to keep people in their homes. Cheers, Corey Corey Dwan - REALTORBenson Sotheby's International RealtyP.O. Box 210 433 Sixth Street Crested Butte, CO 81224970-596-3219 Cell 970-325-3219 World Wide Cell970-349-6653 Office970-797-1810 Fax www.CrestedButteForSale.com   WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNNMoney.com) -- As the robo-signing scandal continues to unfold, new allegations have been released about attorneys producing fraudulent foreclosure documents and receiving lavish company rewards. At one of the largest foreclosure-proce...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce another successful real estate sale in the town of Crested Butte. 30 Gothic Avenue, listed by Channing Boucher of Benson Sotheby's International Realty, was sold today for $415,000. Located in the quiet, west-end part of historic Crested Butte Colorado on 1st and Gothic Ave, this corner lot is elevated and features panoramic views west to the Paradise Divide, north to Gothic Mountain and east to Mt. Crested Butte. This lot features both street and alley access and is only a quick 2 blocks to Elk Avenue restaurants shopping and the ski shuttle to the mountain! Just Sold by Channing Boucher of Benson Sothebys International Realty30 Gothic Avenue. Town of Crested Butte, ColoradoFor more information about this transaction or the local re...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
$2.9 Million Crested Butte Home Sold By Benson Sotheby's International Realty - Corey Dwan  EAST RIVER frontage! 3700 square feet of deck juts out over the wetlands giving the overwhelming feeling of privacy on the river. A cabin it is NOT! It is amountain lodge with all of the comforts expected of a luxurious home with comfortable and very cute guest cottage; welcoming and comfortable. Check out the fabulous sun room between the 3 car garage and main home. There are only 19 homesties sharing over 1500 feet of East River frontage. This home is oneof only two sites directly on the river! There are shared pastures for horses and the top of the subdivision is National Forest. Dues pay for a full time Ranchmanager whom will care for horses and home in your absence! A great adventure awaits ...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Benson Sothebys International Realty in Crested Butte Colorado is pleased to announce another successful transaction. Benson Sotheby's agent Channing Boucher represented the purchaser of the home located at 8 3rd Street in Crested Butte.8 3rd Street is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2300 sft. single family home that features a detached garage and accessory unit.  The property was listed by Red Lady Realty. The sale price was $850,000. Just Sold by Channing Boucher, 8 3rd Street in Crested Butte
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone, Ending a perfect summer, the September weather was truly spectacular with several bright, crisp, clear, sunny days. The mountain sides were burning with gold, orange and red for almost three solid weeks as many more visitors flocked Elk Avenue this year to take in the unusually warm fall. We continue to be graced with dry mountain bike and hiking trails, clear blue skies and warm, summer like days. Crested Butte truly is one of the finest places on earth to live and visit. On the current Crested Butte real estate front September was an average month with just about $10mil worth of single family homes and condos sold in the upper valley. This is down $3mil from September 2009 although we do currently have over $21mil under contract and many more in negotiations. We have sol...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Hi Everyone, Ending a perfect summer, the September weather was truly spectacular with several bright, crisp, clear, sunny days. The mountain sides were burning with gold, orange and red for almost three solid weeks as many more visitors flocked Elk Avenue this year to take in the unusually warm fall. We continue to be graced with dry mountain bike and hiking trails, clear blue skies and warm, summer like days. Crested Butte truly is one of the finest places on earth to live and visit. On the current Crested Butte real estate front September was an average month with just about $10mil worth of single family homes and condos sold in the upper valley. This is down $3mil from September 2009 although we do currently have over $21mil under contract and many more in negotiations. We have sol...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
View Crested Butte Real Estate Adviser 2010 Issue #9Hello from Crested Butte! Summer has come and gone in Crested Butte. While you can still ride a bike on our trails or hike a peak in your tennis shoes, everyone around here is getting ready for winter. Opening day for the 2010-2011 ski season is less than two months away! Up at the ski area, improvements are underway to make the upcoming ski season a special one. The ski company added new snowmaking, cut some new trails, gladed some other terrain, moved the terrain park complex to the Gold Link portion of the resort and improved the Treasury Center facility at the base area. Read this recent article from The Ski Channel to learn more. Snodgrass NewsThe discussion of lift-served skiing expansion onto Snodgrass Mountain evolved into a re...
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By Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
(101 Main St. Realty)
Our final day in Colorado was spent driving to Crested Butte, Gothic and on up to Emerald Lake. Crested Butte is a cute little ski town with narrow roads, quaint shops and beautiful lamp posts at each intersection. I could imagine these very streets covered with snow and I could see it in a Thomas Kincaid painting. It must be beautiful here at Christmas.     Like the good little tourists that we were, we stopped at the visitor’s center to get a picture of the largest elk ever killed in the U.S. until 2 years ago--AND to visit the restrooms. This was the REAL reason we stopped. It was quiet a luxury considering we have been using RV toilets for the past 9 days. Sorry—TMI. ☺    After Crested Butte, the next town that we went through was Gothic. There we found the Rocky Mountain Biological...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Hello from Crested Butte! The real estate market in Crested Butte is picking up momentum as we head into September and the "Fall Colors Season". It appears the high-end real estate market is back in vogue as heavily discounted luxury homes, townhomes and condos around the valley are attracting saavy investors. The current deal making is made up of mostly luxury properties. 41 homes and condos have gone under contract in recent days. This represents almost half of ALL the deals we realized from January 1 to date and $31 million in pending sales volume. During the first 8 months of 2010 we sold 87 homes and condos representing $42 million in volume. Interestingly, the average and median sales price among these current contracts is up dramatically compared to the deal making we experienced...
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