On the Market
Tom Ross' On the Market column appears Sundays in the Real Estate section of the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Contact him at 871-4205 or e-mail tross@SteamboatToday.com
Steamboat, Aspen absorb greatest drop
Steamboat and Routt County aren't the only Colorado mountain markets experiencing a decline in gross dollar volume this year. But Steamboat and Aspen are taking the biggest hits among 5 regional markets tracked by Land Title Guarantee Co.
Routt (Steamboat) and Pitkin (Aspen) counties had seen gross dollar volume to date in 2008 decline by 51 percent as of the end of May.
Aspen stood at $607.9 million compared to $1.24 million as of May 2007. Steamboat slipped to $328.2 million this year compared to $676.5 million for the same period last year. Steamboat's 2007 numbers were influenced by some eight-figure transactions near the base of the ski area.
In contrast, Eagle County (Vail) was off 30 percent to $856 million, Garfield County (Glenwood Springs/Carbondale) was off 20 percent to $367.6 million, and Summit County was off 22 percent to $435.3 million.
Gold Team receives
high real estate ranking
Ken Gold, broker/owner at Re/Max Steamboat, along with Gold Team members Valerie Lish, Lisa Ruffino and Liz Langley, ranked among the top 50 Re/Max teams worldwide in 2007.
Together they closed more than $86 million in sales to rank 22nd in the U.S. and 42nd internationally.
Gold received the Re/Max Diamond Club aware, which goes to less than 1 percent of the company's associates.
Aldighieri gets 'Wild' at Resort Ventures West
Steamboat Springs Realtor Bobby Aldighieri has joined the team at Resort Ventures West, marketing Wildhorse Meadows. He recently has been giving hardhat tours of Trailhead Lodge, under construction near Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.
Aldighieri is a former U.S. Olympian in mogul skiing and was the head coach of the Canadian Olympic Team.