One of the many fun things to do in the fall is taking a ride through the aspen trees as the leaves turn gold & orange. What’s unexpected is that horses aren’t bothered by the bull elks’ bugling, even when the animals are near each other. That’s not to say the riders think it’s so great!
 
Vail/Beaver Creek’s “dining at altitude” offers discounts during fall restaurant week September 27 – October 6.  It’s a chance to indulge without the winter prices & an opportunity to try new menus. If you like to eat, you’ll like this week.
 
With home values up & mortgage rates down, now is a great time to invest in mountain real estate. The Vail Board of Realtors’ snapshot for August residential sales this year shows an 8.9% increase in closed sales over August 2018, with a decrease of 13.2% in active listings & a 3.1% decrease in the median sales price. Both pending sales and days on the market increased, 6.5% & 9.7% respectively.
 
Year to date figures show an 11% increase in the average sales price for a single family home in Eagle County (from $1.4M to $1.553M), while townhouse/condo average sales prices decreased 11.8% to $928,000. More information in the monthly report is available here.
 
From August 1 – the present, there were 15 residences that sold for over $3M, including two on the Vail Golf Course for $17M & $21M, and a $19M home in Vail Village.
 
Whether you’re interested in a luxury home or a small bungalow, the Vail Valley doesn’t disappoint. Please let me know if you would like a personalized market analysis & if I can help you find your place in these beautiful mountains.
 
Best regards, Carolyn

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