The Crested Butte Connoisseur – June Edition 2013

Benson Sotheby's International Realty - Corey Dwan

The Crested Butte Connoisseur – June Edition 2013

The Crested Butte Connoisseur June 2013 Edition
Welcome to The Crested Butte Connoisseur, my monthly newsletter filled with relevant Crested Butte community and real estate news. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Corey Dwan and I work with Benson Sotheby’s International Realty, the valley’s #1 real estate brokerage. I have lived in Crested Butte nearly eight years now and have since completed hundreds of real estate transactions, marking me as as one of the top producers in Crested Butte for the last few years. In a market saturated with realtors, it can sometimes be difficult to explain what sets me apart from the rest. In my case, have a look at my testimonials as my clients explain it best. I promise that my enthusiasm, hard work, and honesty will serve you to the fullest, helping each of you with any of your real estate needs in the Crested Butte area. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share my newsletter with you and if you wish to be removed from my database or are already working with another agent simply unsubscribe at the end of this email.
Best Regards,
Corey Dwan

4th of July in Crested Butte 
As I sit here and write this month’s newsletter the wind is blowing steadily outside, the abundant wild flowers blanket the hill sides and the threat of rain, finally, is on the horizon. I’m not sure if the extraordinary amount of wild flowers this season is due to the extremely dry summer we had last year but their numbers this year are astonishing! In the eight years I have been lucky enough to live here I have never seen us live up to our designation “Wild Flower Capital of Colorado” so well. Make sure you make it out soon before they are all gone and join in on the 4th of July festivities. Our new office at 401 Elk Avenue will be closed on the 4th but please do stop by as we all will be gathered out front barbecuing, celebrating and watching the parade.

Real Estate Market Update

We continue to far out pace the first six months of last year as we have sold $60,064,474 worth of single family homes and condos in the upper valley (Almont north). That’s over $11mil of sales in last month and over $13mil more than the same time last year, a 23% increase. Both median and average prices continue to rise as the residential real estate market becomes more and more competitive. With another 32 properties under contract totaling $14,423,000 we enthusiastically start this summer’s real estate season which will undoubtedly become known as the summer our market recovered from almost eight years of dreadful depreciation.

Strangely, land sales are down from the same period last year by just over $1.3mil. 32 transactions amounting to $4,712,736 have occurred so far and stranger yet both median and average sales prices have dropped. This may be the time to jump on land as it appears the bottom of the land market is now! Seven more parcels totaling $3,624,000 are currently under contract so maybe many land buyers have already figured this out.

Crested Butte Music Festival Special Event at Castlewood Estate

Tickets are still available for a great night of entertainment at the most extraordinary home in the valley. Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. Tickets are $135 and you may reserve your space now by clicking here.

The Takács Quartet

Exclusive Property of the Month
4 Peakview Drive – Mt. Crested Butte

A truly exceptional offering by any measure, this residence represents the very best in modern architecture, construction and interiors that Crested Butte has to offer. Employing an incomparable selection of materials, finishes and fixtures this home sets a new standard for quality and detail in one of Mt. Crested Butte’s finest neighborhoods. The home is set within a private wooded setting with over five acres just moments from the ski slopes. A remarkable collaboration between renowned architect Michael Helland and builder John Sloan this home will be a timeless and prized possession for years to come.
6 Bedrooms, 5 Full and 3 Half Baths, 4,946 Square Feet, 5.30 Acres
Offered for
$1,850,000

Crested Butte in the News

Weather puts damper on area fireworks for second year – Crested Butte News
Skier visits up during the 2012-2013 ski season – The Examiner
Colorado’s wildflower capital puts on summer show – SF Gate
County planners get first glimpse of long-term Irwin plan – Crested Butte News
Fire restrictions still in effect for county, state and federal lands – Crested Butte News
Chicago on the runway for direct flights to GUC – Crested Butte News
Notes from the Fattest Man in Crested Butte – DukeCityFix

Current News of the National Real Estate Market

Mortgage rates soar to 4.46% – biggest jump in 26 years – CNN Money
Vacation home prices continue to soar – CNN Money
Builders say housing is back – CNN Money
Farewell 3% mortgage rates – CNN Money
Surging home sales raise new housing bubble fears – CNN Money

Upcoming Area Events

July 2013
June 26 – Sept. 8 Tour de Forks a Gourmet Dining Series benefiting Crested Butte Center for the Arts
June 30–Aug. 11 Crested Butte Music Festival, Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley
1,8,15,22,29 Alpenglow (free outdoor concert series), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
2 Black & White Ball, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
2 Live Painting Series at the Lobar, presented by Art Studio of the Center for the Arts
2,9,16,23,30 Burgers & Bluegrass Concert Series, I-Bar Ranch, Gunnison
3 Richie Furay Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
3 Pam Tillis Concert, I Bar Ranch Summer Concert Series, Gunnison
3,10,17,24,31 Wednesdays at Western State Colorado University, Various Topics & Locations Each Week
4 Independence Day Fun Crested Butte – Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Music, Old-Fashioned Games, Food Court
4 45th Annual RMBL Gothic to Crested Butte Run, Walk or Crawl 1/3 Marathon, Gothic to Crested Butte
4 Patriotic Concert by Boston Brass, Ron Earl & Marcello Giordani Young Artists Program, Presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, CB Center for the Arts Outdoor Stage
4 Amber Leigh Concert & Fireworks, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
4 62nd Annual Gunnison Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration – Music, Kids’ Activities, Food & Fireworks, Jorgensen Park
4 – 6 33rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Rally presented by The Trough, Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
5 First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
5,12,19,26 Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
5,12,19,26 Pedal n’ Groove Friday Evenings (free chairlift tickets & music), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
6 Taste of Gunnison Valley, Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
6 – 7 Bluegrass In Paradise presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, Mt. Crested Butte
6 – 14 Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison
6,13,20,27 Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
7,14,21,28 AWEfest Presented by Artists of the West Elks, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
7,14,21,28 Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
7,14,21,28 Sundays @ 6 (Free Concerts) Presented by Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
8 One Night Cruise to the South Pacific (seafood dinner & opera performance), Gunnison Arts Center
8 – 14 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Crested Butte
10 Concert Halls To Film: The Conductor Composes – Talk & Film Excerpts by Composer Benjamin Wallfisch, Presented by CB Music Festival & CB Film Festival, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
10,17,24,31 Live! From Mt. Crested Butte (free outdoor concert series), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
10,17,24,31 Pinnacle Race Series (free gravity & endurance mountain bike races), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
10,17,24,31 Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte, Crested Butte Community School (except. July 17)
11 “Sideways,” a film presented by CB Film Festival and CB Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
11 – 14 Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival, Crested Butte
12 – 13 Caddis Cup (fly-fishing tournament) Presented by Crested Butte Land Trust, Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley
16 – 29 Opera In Paradise, presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. CB
17 Make Clay Maracas: A Family Workshop, Art Studio of the Center for the Arts
18 Michael Martin Murphy Concert, I Bar Ranch Thursday Night Series, Gunnison
18 “SAMSARA,” – Crested Butte Film Series, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
19 Summer Theatre for Youth Performances presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
19 – 20 Epic Rocky Mountain Relay, Run from Canon City to Crested Butte
19 – 21 National Cutting Horse Association Competition Lacy Ranch Cutting (free to watch), Lacy Ranch
20 Bridge to Bridge Fly Fishing Tournament, Gunnison River
25 Michael Hearne & South by Southwest Concert, I Bar Ranch Thursday Night Series, Gunnison
25 ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
24 – 28, 30 – 31 “Cabaret” presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
25 – 28 Writing the Rockies: Gunnison Creative Writers Workshop, Western State Colorado Univ.
27 14th Annual Living Journeys Summit Hike & Mountain Half-Marathon, CB Mtn. Resort
28 39th Annual Gunnison Art in the Park, Legion Park, Gunnison
August
June 26 – Sept. 8 Tour de Forks a Gourmet Dining Series benefiting Crested Butte Center for the Arts
June 30–Aug. 11 Crested Butte Music Festival, Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley
1 ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
1 Mike Blakely Concert, I Bar Ranch Thursday Night Series, Gunnison
1 Summer Speaker Series, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
1 – 4 “Cabaret” presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
2 First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
2 – 4 Crested Butte Arts Festival, Elk Avenue
2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31 Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
2,9,16,23,30 Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
2,9,16,23,30 Pedal n’ Groove Friday Evenings (free chairlift tickets & music), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
3 Aspens & Wildflowers Photo Walk, presented by Art Studio of the Center for the Arts & CB Arts Festival
3 Cocktails & Clay, presented by Art Studio of the Center for the Arts & CB Arts Festival
3,10,17,24,31 Gunnison Farmers’ Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
4 – 5 Crested Butte Open Golf Tournament & Gala benefiting the Adaptive Sports Center
4,11,18, 25 Sundays @ 6 (Free Concerts) Presented by Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
4,11,18,25 Crested Butte Farmers’ Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
5, 12 Alpenglow (free outdoor concert series), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
7 Pinnacle Race Series (free gravity & endurance mountain bike races), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
7, 14, 21 Wednesdays at Western State Colorado University, Various Topics & Locations Each Week
7,14,21,28 Live! From Mt. Crested Butte (free outdoor concert series), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
7,14,21,28 Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte, CB Community School and CB Center for the Arts
8 The Bellamy Brothers Concert, I Bar Ranch Thursday Night Series, Gunnison
9 – 11 Gypsy Jazz In Paradise, presented by Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. CB
11, 18, 25 AWEfest Presented by Artists of the West Elks, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
15 Dean Dillon Concert, I Bar Ranch Thursday Night Series, Gunnison
15 “Moonrise Kingdom” – Crested Butte Film Series, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
15 Summer Speaker Series, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
15 – 18 Gunnison Car Show Weekend (Car Show, Carvin’ Up Colorado & High Octane Arts & Crafts Festval), Gunnison
17 Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents “Snow White & the Seven Dwarves,” Gunnison Arts Center
23 – 24 Reader’s Theatre presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
24 Grand Traverse Summer Run, Crested Butte to Aspen
24 – 25 24 Hours in the Sage (Bike Race), Hartman Rocks Multi-Use Recreation Area, Gunnison
29 ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
31 – Sept. 1 The People’s Fair (Arts, Crafts & More), Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Please visit my favorite Art Gallery in Crested Butte

Oh Be Joyful Gallery – 409 3rd Street – Downtown Crested Butte

Dawn Cohen - Colorful Buildings Spring
Dawn Cohen
Colorful Buildings Spring
Dawn Cohen - Poppy House
Dawn Cohen
Poppy House

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In This Issue

4th of July in Crested Butte
Real Estate Market Update
The Takács Quartet
Exclusive Property of the Month
Crested Butte in the News
National Real Estate News
July/August Schedule of Events
Oh Be Joyful Gallery
The Collection

Featured Listings
Global Listings

Exclusive Listings

625 Red Mountain Ranch Road - Rural Crested ButteCastlewood Estate,
Rural Crested Butte
$5,250,000

822 Sopris Avenue - Crested Butte822 Sopris Avenue,
Crested Butte
$1,890,000

4 Peakview Drive - Mt. Crested Butte4 Peakview Drive,
Mt. Crested Butte
$1,850,000

12 Gold Link Drive - Mt. Crested Butte12 Gold Link Drive,
Mt. Crested Butte
$1,350,000

329 Maroon Ave - Crested Butte 329 Maroon Avenue,
Crested Butte – Incredible Home!
$1,095,000

1 Silver Lane - Mt. Crested Butte
1 Silver Lane,
Mt. Crested Butte
$1,095,000

16 Club Cottage Drive - Crested Butte
16 Club Cottage Drive
Crested Butte
$995,000

14 Hunter Hill Road, Unit A302 - Mt. Crested Butte14 Hunter Hill Road, Unit A302,
Mt. Crested Butte – Ski In/Ski Out
$695,000

70 Hunter Hill Road, Unit P201 - Mt. Crested Butte70 Hunter Hill Road, Unit P201,
Mt. Crested Butte – Ski In/Ski Out
$365,000

Summit - Mt. Crested ButteSummit Lot 7,
Mt. Crested Butte
$299,000

Carbon Creek Parcel - GunnisonCarbon Creek Parcel
Rural Gunnison
$274,000

20 Snowfall Drive - Mt. Crested ButteA2 Snowfall Point Condos,
Mt. Crested Butte
$220,000

15 Marcellina Lane, Unit 112 - Mt. Crested Butte115 Marcellina Lane, Unit 112,
Mt. Crested Butte
$209,900

142 Larkspur Loop - Crested Butte
142 Larkspur Loop
Rural Crested Butte
$99,000

The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
Crested Butte
$899,000

The Collection Summer 2013

 

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