Stirling Peak Blog


Aspen Real Estate Market Action Index – February 2016

It can be challenging for buyers/sellers to deduce Aspen’s real estate market conditions from a myriad statistics and figures. For this very reason, we are happy to share a simple indicator of for market conditions. Introducing the Market Action Index. This answers the question “How’s the market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus […]
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Another Record-Breaking Win for Max Taam

The athletic prowess of our Broker Associate, Max Taam, never disappoints. His record-breaking win at the Power of Four ski mountaineering race last month continues to solidify him as a true international competitor. We had a chance to catch up with our local star. What was your time this year? And was it a […]

December Aspen Real Estate Market Report

As we move into the holiday season we wanted to share a brief Roaring Fork Valley market report. Look for our comprehensive 2015 year-end review in early 2016. The average sales price continues to creep north with a 24% increase YTD over 2014. Sellers are getting 92% of their asking price, and the days on market decreased 11%. Overall the market is healthy with a continual, steady pace in sales and properties coming online as we approach the New Year.

October in Aspen – Dawnette’s Favorites

The golden Aspen leaves, as well as the summer crowds, are dissipating - leaving us with a quiet off-season to enjoy peaceful moments and rejuvinate for the coming winter season. Below are just a few of Dawnette's favorite things to do in this coveted time of year.

  • Hiking through the brilliant, golden Aspen forests
  • Finding the early season snow at the top of Independence Pass
  • Drinking in the rooftop view over lunch at the Aspen Art Museum
  • Chopping wood in preparation for the coming winter months
  • Enjoy spacious yoga classes at local studios like O2, Arjuna, & Shakti Shala

August Aspen Real Estate Market Report

Our market statistics reveal the Aspen single family home market continues to technically be a buyer's market, although with our unique valley (home prices varying from $300k-$100M+) it is not so easily defined. Market trends are calculated by measuring the current rate of sales versus the amount of available inventory. In resort markets like Aspen and Snowmass Village, where we experience large price fluctuations and fewer total properties, the standard rules often do not apply. In typical markets, less than 6-months of inventory would signal a buyer’s market, but in a luxury resort market that delineation is often extended to 12 or 18 months.