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Aspen Real Estate Market Reports 2009

2009 Year End Summary

Pitkin County reported the highest gross volume of the 5 county area that Land Title tracks (Pitkin, Eagle, Routt, Summit, and Garfield), and the lowest percentage decline of the five from 2008!

* $81,241,755 total dollars for December, down 27.5% from December 2008.

* 60 total transactions for December, down 10.5% from December 2008.

* 2009 total dollar volume came in at $1,072,548,228, down 21.5% from 2008.

* 2009 total transactions were 702, down 15% from 2008.

* Interval sales were down significantly in the month of December, with only 6 reported, that was a decrease of 78% from December 2008.

* Interval dollars were also down in December, to $2.5 million, a decrease of 59% from December 2008.

* For the year, interval dollars came in at $182 million, up 260% from 2008’s year end total.

* For 2009, interval transactions totaled 272, which is an increase of 19% over 2008.

* Aspen, Basalt, and Old Snowmass all reported transaction increases over November 2009.

* Aspen led the county with 27 transactions in December, followed by Snowmass Village with 15, Basalt 7, Intervals 6, and Woody Creek 1.

* For the year, Aspen led with 277, Intervals followed with 272, Snowmass 85, Basalt 28, Old Snowmass 19, Woody Creek 10, Redstone 8, Carbondale 1, the remaining 2 were quit claims with doc fees.

* December dollar volume was up from November for the county over all, as were Aspen and Old Snowmass.

* Aspen reported $61 million in December, Old Snowmass $10 million, Snowmass Village $4.2 million, Basalt $2.55 million, Intervals $2.5 million, and Woody Creek $280,000.

* For the year, Aspen reported 64% of the dollars with $685 million, Intervals followed with $182 million (17%), Snowmass Village $112 million (10%), Old Snowmass $31 million (3%), Basalt $30.5 million (2.8%), Woody Creek $28.6 million (2.7%), Redstone $2.7 million (.25%), Carbondale $470,000 (.04%).

* The 2009 average single family home sold price for Pitkin County, came in at $4.9 million, which is down overall 4% from 2008’s year end total.

(Please note many of the individual areas within Pitkin County have declined greater than 4%).

* The 2009 median single family home sold price for Pitkin County totaled $3.153 million, this is a decrease of 23% from 2008’s median.


Reports courtesy Land Title


November 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis

The gap is closing…..yet another month of increases over 2008 in both dollar volume and transactions!!!!

$81,433,876 – total dollar volume, up 26% from November 2008

72 total transactions, up 15% from November 2008

Dollars through November total $991,306,473, down 21% from same time period 2008

Transactions through November total 642, down 16% from same time period 2008

Transaction breakdown: Aspen – 24 (33%), Snowmass Village – 21 (29%), Interval units (28%) – 20, Basalt – 4 (6%), Old Snowmass – 1 (1%), and Woody Creek – 1 (1%)

Fractional dollars for November total $5,494,824, up 131% from November 2008

Fractional units totaled 20, up 150% from November 2008
— Hyatt Grand Aspen – 9, St. Regis – 3, Ritz Carlton Aspen Highlands – 2, Timbers Club – 2, Dancing Bear Lodge -1, Residences at Little Nell – 1, Residences at Snowmass Club – 1

For the year, fractional dollars total $179,363,479 – up 304% from the same time period of 2008

For the year, fractional units total 266 – up 32% from same time period 2008

Through November, the average single family home price is down 4% to $4,894,394 – see page 3 of the PDF for average price by area of Pitkin County

Through November, the median single family home price is down 21% to $3,250,000 – see page 3 of PDF for median price by area of Pitkin County

It is important to note that average and median prices compare full year 2008 sold data to year to date sold data derived from county records, not MLS data.

October 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

Another month posting increases from 2008 in both dollar volume and transactions!!!

$126,613,840 in total dollar volume, up 46% from October 2008

78 total transactions, up 15% from October 2008

78 transactions ties January for the strongest transaction month of 2009

Dollars through October total $909,872,597, down 23% from same time period 2008

Transactions through October total 570, down 20% from same time period 2008

Aspen reported 33 transactions (42%), Interval units totaled 31 (40%), Snowmass Village and Basalt each reported 5 (6%), Old Snowmass 2 (3%), Redstone and Woody Creek each reported 1 (1%)

Fractional dollars for October totaled $11,935,410 up 101% from October 2008

Fractional units for September totaled 31, up 35% from October 2008
o Hyatt Grand Aspen – 17, Residences at Little Nell – 5, Ritz at Highlands – 4, Roaring Fork Club & Timbers – 2, Dancing Bear – 1

For the year, fractional dollars total $173,868,655 up 314% from last year, same time period

For the year, fractional units total 246, up 27% from 2008

Through October, the average single family sold price is down 3% to $4,961,936 – see page 4 for detail by area of Pitkin County

Through October, the median single family sold price is down 7% to $3,800,000 – see page 4 for detail by area of Pitkin County

It is important to note that average and median prices compare full year 2008 sold data to year to date 2009 sold data derived from county records, not MLS data

September 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

September is the first month of the year to post increases in both dollars and transactions from 2008!

$128,180,662 in total dollar volume, up 27% from September 2008!

74 total transactions, up 21% from September 2008!

Dollars through September total $783,258,757, down 29% from same time period 2008

Transactions through September total 492, down 24% from same time period 2008

Aspen reported 44 transactions (59%), Interval units totaled 18 (24%), Snowmass reported 6 (8%), Basalt 3 (4%), Old Snowmass 2 (3%), Redstone 1 (1%)

Fractional dollars for September totaled $3,335,855, 4% from September 2008 (this is the first month of 2009 to show a decrease)

Fractional units for September totaled 18, up 6% from September 2008
o Hyatt Grand Aspen – 13, Roaring Fork Club Suites – 3, St. Regis & Residences at Snowmass Club – 1

For the year, fractional dollars total $161,933,245, up 348% from last year, same time period

For the year, fractional units total 215, up 26% from 2008

Through September, the average single family sold price is down 3% to $4,981,740 – see page 4 for detail by area of Pitkin County

Through September, the median single family sold price is down 13% to $1,256,950 – see page 4 for detail by area of Pitkin County

It is important to note that average and median prices compare full year 2008 sold data to year to date 2009 sold data derived from county records, not MLS data


August 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

$56,984,673 in total dollar volume, down 55% from July’s total of $126,622,273 (July’s total included a $43 million sale)

44 total transactions for the month, very consistent with the numbers of the last 6 months

Dollars through August total $655,078,095, down 34.6% from the same period in 2008

Transactions to date total 418, down 28.6% from the same time in 2008

Aspen reported 17 transactions (38.6%), Interval units totaled 16 (36%), Snowmass totaled 6 (13.6%), Basalt 2 (4.5%), Old Snowmass and
Redstone each reported 1 (2%)

Fractional dollars for August totaled $8,656,950, up 382% from August 08

Fractional units totaled 16, up 78% from August 2008
Ritz at Aspen Highlands–6
Residences at Little Nell– 5
Hyatt Grand Aspen – 3
Roaring Fork Club – 1
Timbers Club – 1

For the year, fractional dollars total $158,597,390, up 386% from the same time last year

For the year, fractional units total 197, up 29% from the same time last year

Through the month of August, the average single family home sold price is down 1% from 2008 to $5,059,475

Through August, the median single family home sold price is down 7% from last year to $3,824,35

It is important to note that average and median prices compare full year 2008 sold data to year to date 2009 sold data derived from county records, not MLS data


July 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

$126,622,273 in total dollar volume – this is the only month in 2009 that has reported an increase over 2008 (up 1.73% from July 2009)!!!

Incorporated in the total dollars was one notable sale of $43 Million (reflected in Zone 1 Aspen)

43 total transactions for the month down 34.8% from July 2008

Dollars to date total $598,093,422, down 28.9% from 2008 same time period

Transactions to date total 374, down 27.8% from 2008 same time periodAspen reported 18 transactions (42%), Interval units totaled 18 (42%), Redstone and Basalt each reported 2 (4.7%), and Snowmass, Woody Creek, and Old Snowmass each reported 1 (2.3%)

Fractional dollars for July totaled $10,468,052, up significantly (280%) over July 2008

Fractional units totaled 18, up 50% from July 2008
— Residences at Little Nell -6, Hyatt Grand – 4, Ritz at Highlands – 3, Sanctuary & Timbers – 2, and Dancing Bear – 1

For the year, fractional dollars total $149,940,440 – up 386% from last year

For the year, fractional units total 181, up 26% from last year

The year to date average single family home sold price in Pitkin County is $5.3 million, up 4% over last year (bear in mind that the $43 million dollar sale is now included in this)

The year to date median single family home sold price in Pitkin County is $3.8 million, down 6% from last year

**It is important to note that average and median prices compare full year 2008 sold data to year to date 2009 sold data derived from county records, not MLS data.


June 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

Transactions totaled 47 for the month, up 2 (4%) from May’s total of 45

Dollars totaled $63,784,489, down 1% from May’s total

For the year, there have been 331 total transactions, down 27% from the same time period last year

For the year, dollars total $471,471,149, down 34% from the same time period last year

Pitkin County continues to show the lowest decrease year over year out of Land Titles 5 county reporting area (Eagle, Garfield, Summit, Routt, & Pitkin)
Aspen reported 20 transactions (43%), Interval units totaled 15 (32%), Snowmass Village totaled 6 (13%), Woody Creek and Old Snowmass each posted 2 (4%), and Basalt and Carbondale each reported 1 (2%)

Fractional sales totaled $6,220,500 for June and transactions totaled 15
— Hyatt Grand Aspen led with 7, Little Nell -4, Ritz –Aspen Highlands – 3, St. Regis – 1

For the year, fractional dollars total $139,472,388, up 396% from last year, same time period

Year to date fractional transactions are 163, up 23% from last year, same time period

The average single family home sold price is down 13% overall to $4,460,140 (as compared to full year 2008)
— Aspen is reporting a decrease of 13%
— Snowmass is reporting down 21%
— Woody Creek, down 73%
— Old Snowmass, down 67%
— Basalt, down 58%
— Carbondale, down 38%

The median single family home sold price is up 2% to $4,175,000 (as compared to full year 2008)
— Aspen is down 18% to $4,771,000
— Snowmass is up 14% to $4,675,000

+ Please note that there are areas within Pitkin County where there is not enough activity to establish a true median – this is specified on page 3 of the PDF

** It is important to note that average and median prices compare full year 2008 sold data to year to date 2009 sold data.

March 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

Total dollars were $46,906,531, a decrease of 53% from 2008

Total transactions were 41, a decrease of 14.6% from 2008

Year to date dollars are $269,199,736, down 24.8% from 2008

Year to date transactions are 193, which is a decrease of 7%

Of the 41 transactions, 23 were fractional, 11 were in Aspen, 4 were in Snowmass, 2 were in Woody Creek, and 1 was in Old Snowmass

Fractional sales continue to be strong representing 56% of the March transactions

Year to date fractional transactions account for 59% of the total

Residences at Little Nell had 8 transactions, Hyatt had 5, Ritz had 3, Dancing Bear had 3, and Prospector, Roaring Fork Club Suites, and Residences at Snowmass Club each had 1

Compared to 2008, fractional dollars are up 889% at $120,076,988 and transactions are up 84% to 114

The average single family home price for Pitkin County is down 2% from 2008 at $5,025,843

The median single family home price is up 21% to $4,950,000 over 2008

Multi family and residential land average and median prices are all up from 2008


February 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

Transactions totaled 74, UP 19.35% from February 2008’s total of 62

Dollar volume totaled $106,356,206, down 19% from February 2008

Year to date transactions have totaled 152, down 5% from same period of 2008

Year to date dollars are $222,293,205, down 14% from 2008

The average single family home price is down 4% from 2008 at $4.9 million

The median single family home price is up 21% from 2008 at $4.95 million

Of the 74 transactions, 44 were Fractional units (nearly 60%)

Fractional dollars totaled $41,155,838 up 1106% from last Feb

Fractional units of 44 was an increase of 193% over last Feb

Fractional unit sales have an average price of $1,165,110 year to date

Median price was fractional units is $1,200,000

February included 22 Dancing Bear transactions and 18 Residences at Little Nell

The remaining transactions were 5 single family, 14 multi family, and 3 vacant land

January 2009 Pitkin County Market Analysis
Courtesy of Land Title Guarantee Company

Pitkin County reported the best month in the 5 county area (including Routt, Summit, Garfield, Eagle counties!)

Total transactions for Pitkin County in January were 78, this is a decrease of only 20% from 2008.

Dollars totaled $115,936,999, down only 8.85% from January 2008.

41 of the transactions took place at the Residences at the Little Nell, accounting for $64,030,000 in dollars.

25 transactions (32%) were in Aspen, 4 (5%) were in Snowmass, and 2 (2.5%) were in Woody Creek.

47 transactions were interval units, representing 60% of the total (41 being Little Nell).

Interval sales were up 1156% in dollars from $5,166,600 in 2008 to $64,869,150.

Interval transactions were up 57%, from 30 in 2008 to 47 in 2009.

Average single family home price for 2009 is $5,652,528 up 10% from 2008 (full year).

Median single family home price is $6,237,500, up 52% from 2008 (full year).

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