According to Land Title Guarantee Company , Eagle County passed the $1 billion dollar mark in sales in November 2011. This is the 14th year since 1996 that the county has passed the $1 billion dollar mark with the exception of 2009. There were 121 sales in November that totaled $124.8 million. The majority of the transactions were down valley in Eagle and Gypsum. Lower priced homes made up the majority of the sales; with 71% of the sales being under $1 million dollars.
The largest price per square foot home was in Vail's Solaris Residences. The Vail Golf Course was the area with the highest average sales price; $6.2 million over two transactions. One of those sales was a newly built home which sold for $9.25 million which was the highest priced transaction in all of Eagle County for the month of November. There were nine transactions over $4 million in the month of November which was the most transactions in this category in any month in 2011.
According to John Garnsey, President of Vail, this is the first time in 30 years that the Back Bowls of Vail have not been opened by New Years Day. There is no question that this is the least amount of snow that this writer has seen in my 35 years of skiing in Vail. Having said that, the good news is that both mountains have been able to make snow on a lot of the trails we love to ski. Beaver Creek has 800 acres of snowmaking and Vail has 461 acres. Both mountains have dispelled the rumor that the Forest Service has a deadline on water and both mountains are still allowed to make snow at night(when the temperatures are most conducive). Their only restriction is that they can not allow streams to drop below their minimums. When that happens Vail Resorts are allowed to pull water from their reservoirs. Don Dressler with the Forest Service states that 75% of the water made into snow returns to the basins when the snow melts.
Located at 120 Offerson rd. The Charter in Beaver Creekhas always been a favorite place to escape to the mountains for the perfect ski getaway. Currently available in The Charter is a variety of two bedroom units ranging from $725,000 to $910,000. Offering different floor plans and views you can be sure to find your ideal ski condo.
Looking to start up your own small business? If you are and you are concerned about space and location, then take a look at the Riverwalk in Edwards, Colorado. Currently there are between 15 and 20 spaces for lease and seven spaces for sale. The spaces for sale range in price from the low $200,000 to just below $900,000. Retail in Edwards is the hub of the Vail Valley, all within minutes of the ski slopes at Arrowhead, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek and Vail. For information on leasing or purchasing one of these spaces see my contact information below.
One of the most scenic properties at the heart of Avon, Colorado and Beaver Creek Ski Resort had a very sluggish fourth quarter in sales to end 2011. Out of the nine sales for the year, only one sold in the last quarter. Prices per square foot had a range of $530 to $910. When you compare that to the thirty-one currently on the market, one sale in three months is sluggish. The active units for sale range in price from $617 to $1358. If you would like more information about the amenities, association fees for the Westin Riverfront & Spa, or other real estate questions about the Vail Valley, see my contact information.
The Centennial Lodge located in Beaver Creek is the perfect place to plan your next ski getaway. From renting to owning, The Centennial Lodge provides the finest in management and facilities. Just steps from the slopes and fine dinning you cant go wrong. Currently listed for $695,000 this 1,662/sqft 2 bedroom unit is ready to be yours!
If you like the more quiet resort feel then the hub bub of Vail and Beaver Creek, then check out what Arrowhead and the Country Club of the Rockies has to offer. With over 70 homes for sale, the interested buyer has many options to choose from including condos priced below one million with ski in and ski out access. Arrowhead also offers luxurious single family and duplex homes, along with easy access to the world class slopes of Beaver Creek and for the golfers, Arrowhead offers world class golf at the Country Club of the Rockies. For more information on real estate in Arrowhead, see my contact information below.
As 2011 draws to an end, we open the New Year with an abundance of choices in condos for sale in Vail and the Lionshead area. Currently in those areas there are almost three dozen (35) homes for sale priced between one and two million dollars. To be close to the ski slopes where there is virtually ski in/ ski out living, buyers are looking at paying anywhere from one thousand dollars per square foot up to eighteen hundred dollars a square foot.. For specific information on any of the properties for sale in Vail, Lionshead, Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley, see my contact information.
Located at 180 Offerson rd. this large 1,662sqft condo is just steps to the heart of Beaver Creek. Offering two bedrooms and two and one half baths this unit is ideal for the family getaway. Breathtaking views out of every window inspires both golfers in the summer and skiers in the winter. Beaver Creek has something for everyone! Centennial Lodge offers some of the finest management in all of Beaver Creek.