Blog :: 2019

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Telluride Real Estate Spotlight - Aldasoro Ranch

Aldasoro Ranch is a 1550-acre parcel developed in the late 1980’s, carved from a beautiful area of the extensive sheep ranch and farm owned by Joaquin and Serapio Aldasoro, industrious brothers who came from the Basque Pyrenees of Spain in 1926.

The development is linked to the Telluride spur from the same county road that accesses the Telluride Airport. A drive from any home in Aldasoro is less than 15 minutes to Downtown Telluride, Ski Resort or Golf Course.

For owners and their guests, catch and release fishing in the pond is allowed and Mountain Biking or Hiking on a well developed trail system links to the greater area town and wilderness trail systems.

In 2008 The Ranch changed hands from the Aldasoro family’s development company to the Aldasoro Ranch Homeowners Company, which now provides water, oversees building projects and maintains the roads.

Today Aldasoro has 166 single-family lots, a mixture of high-end custom homes and a few deed-restricted properties, as well as 620 acres of open space, covered in aspen, scrub oak, prairie grass and flowers. Every lot has magnificent views of the San Juan Mountains and the surrounding area. Click Here for Properties for sale in Aldasoro Ranch! 

Telluride Real Estate Market Stats for July 2019

Highlights as of today in Telluride and Mountain Village Real Estate: 

  • Number of sales are behind last year in all segments on my report
  • Large dollar land sales in Telluride and Mountain Village skewing 2019 price/acre upward
  • Telluride Listed Homes are now nearly double price/ft than Mountain Village Homes and less than half the average size listed  
  • Please contact me for more information

The Telluride Reserve Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration

The Telluride Reserve Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration takes place August 15-18, 2019 in beautiful Mountain Village, Colorado. In this inaugural year, Telluride Reserve will offer guests interactive wine tasting sessions led by Master Sommeliers and wine professionals.

For one price, guests select eight sessions over four days,including two Taste & Terroir four-course lunches featuring sought-after wines paired with the innovative cuisine of celebrated chefs. This event will leave you speechless as you sample world-class vintages and tasty delights set in extraordinary venues - private homes in Mountain Village. Get your tickets now while they last at: http://www.telluridereserve.com/

Telluride Mountain Village Free Sunset Concert Series

Sunset Concerts in the Telluride Mountain Village are one my favorite summertime events. Located in the Sunset Plaza, just a short Gondola ride from Telluride, there is free live music every Wednesday evening starting at 6pm. Enjoy great music, socialize with friends and enjoy your beverages in the newly formed Mountain Village Common Consumption Area. See you for the shows! 

Click Here for More Information on the Sunset Concert Series

Telluride Mountain Village Market on the Plaza

Love homegrown farm to table food and homemade, local artisan products? So do I...Be sure to check out the Market on the Plaza in Telluride Mountain Village. The Market occurs every Wednesday from 11am to 4pm, just prior to the free Wednesday night Sunset Concert Series through the Summer. While you are at it, why not stop in the Christie's real estate office in the Mountain Village core to say "hi" to your favorite real estate broker - Me! We look forward to seeing you this summer...

Commonly Consuming in Telluride Mountain Village

This is one very cool idea and a big differentiator for the Mountain Village in Telluride. The new Common Consumption Area (CCA) encompasses the Village Core. It allows for you to buy a beer, wine or cocktail in a participating establishment and leave the premises; allowing you to sip and grin by the fire pit or shop with your beverage. The CCA is in effect this summer from noon to 9pm through the close of the Gondola for the summer season on October 20th - no personal or outside alcohol is allowed. Cheers! 

Click Here to Link to the CCA map and participants.  

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

It marks the official kick-off of summer in Telluride! Mountainfilm takes place every Memorial Day Weekend and coincides with the opening of the Gondola, re-opening of businesses and the Telluride Golf Club for the season. Because of this and the amazing alpine programming of environmental and action adventure films; it's one of my favorite festivals of the year. 

Today, the annual Mountainfilm festival occupies dozens of venues in Telluride and Mountain Village and fills the two towns with inspiring thinkers and doers. In addition to showcasing leading independent films and filmmakers, the weekend now includes symposia and panels, gallery exhibits of art and photography, book signings, coffee talks, student programs, music, outdoor programs and street parties. The essential combination that first set the festival apart, though — friends, adventure, passion and powerful ideas — remains firmly intact.

The Mountainfilm festival began in 1979, a time when Telluride was completing its transition from a hard-rock gold and silver mining community to a destination resort and ski town. The new era ushered a vital fresh energy and economic life into Telluride’s beautiful box canyon, and the area's rugged mountains remained the leading attraction.

It was Lito Tejada-Flores, fresh from screening his now-classic adventure and mountaineering film Fitzroyat the Trento festival in Italy, and Bill Kees, a local climber and avid outdoorsman, who inaugurated Mountainfilm. Over three nights at the historic Sheridan Opera House, they screened a dozen films, all about mountains: mountain sports, mountain cultures, mountain issues. During the days, the audiences took to the mountains themselves, climbing the thirteen- and fourteen-thousand-foot peaks with skis; kayaking the San Miguel River; and engaging in spirited conversations about the importance of wild places, adventure, art and action.

The first festivals attracted leading names in mountaineering and exploration: Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, David Breashears and others. With their help, the Memorial Day weekend event quickly became a not-to-be-missed tradition for an ever-expanding circle of pioneers in diverse fields — from athletes to environmentalists and scientists to poets. Mountains soon became as much a metaphorical theme as a literal one and, as the festival expanded in size and recognition, its programming readily stretched to the leading edges of contemporary issues.

In 1999, Mountainfilm  grew the scope of its operation significantly with the introduction of Mountainfilm on Tour. By taking festival films to theaters across the country and internationally, Mountainfilm accessed large and diverse new audiences that would otherwise have no window into the filmmakers’ unique and important work.

 

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Telluride Real Estate Market Narrative Q1 2019

External factors well beyond our boutique regional market (volatile equities, China trade concerns,
national political gridlock, etc.) have imposed some uncertainty in the minds of some of those seeking
the sanctuary of a second home mountain investment. On the other hand, there are still those that
place family lifestyle and a solid real estate investment a notch above a “zip lock” on paper liquidity.

The first quarter of 2019 yielded a 4% increase in gross dollar sales ($114.8M vs. $110.3M) over that
same period of 2018, despite that quarter riding the “coat tails” of the new tax law and a burgeoning
economy. In fact, March sales demonstrated a 16% increase in gross dollar sales over the prior
March, suggesting that momentum is on an upswing. Overall, transactional numbers are almost
exactly the same quarter to quarter. Sales in the Town of Telluride ($48.1M vs. $37.8M) continue to
demonstrate strength with an increase of 27% (Gross Dollars). Although Telluride Mountain Village
condominium sales remained stable with $27.2M in sales, the lack of sales of single-family homes
was a factor in that market’s decline of 20%. The balance of the Telluride Region received renewed
investor focus with a 32% increase (Gross Dollars --- $22.37M vs. $16.9M).

It is certainly noteworthy that, looking back March to March over a two-year period, sales on the
upper end of the pricing spectrum in the Town of Telluride homes (above $1000 PSF) are holding
value with 18 sales during each of those periods at nearly identical average PSF’s in excess of $1200.
The sale of Telluride condominiums experienced almost identical results for these time periods with
12 sales each at an average PSF of $1172. This would certainly lead one to believe that values are
stable, and with several condo projects under construction garnering higher contracted prices, values
could very well be on the rise.