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Invite someone to fish the Arkansas River this spring in Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado.
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Spring Fishing on the Arkansas River

Invite someone to fish the Arkansas River this spring in Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado. Get your free visitor guide:

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Sunday, March 11, 2018


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Introducing Our Real Estate Partner in Buena Vista

Julie Kersting

Pinon Real Estate BV



“Julie finds joy and satisfaction in developing long term relationships with her clients and helping them find their mountain dream home.”

Spring 2018 Food & Wine Festivals

Though it may not feel like it now, Spring is just around the corner, and with warmer days comes food and wine festivals galore. Even better for you, some of the biggest and best of these festivals are hosted here in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Whether you’re looking to groove to the best in local music with your vino, or savor your wine with culinary bites, we encourage you to grab a pen and your planner because there’s no shortage of options for such an occasion!

Read March Blog Here

The Market:  New sales driving the early market in 2018! Two months into the year and the county is showing a +6% increase in the average sold price and a +4.3% increase in the number of sales.

Much of the increase can be attributed to new construction. In 2017 for the time period 1/1 – 2/28 six percent of the number of sales were new construction and today in 2018 twenty one percent of the total sales so far have been new construction. In a sense resales are down and new construction is picking up the slack!

Sales are still strong coming in at an average of 98.5% of the list price and the +6% improvement in the average sold price equals a solid gain of $43,000!  In addition the average number of days on the market is now at 53.

Inventory is still extremely low and demand is high and seems to be gaining momentum as we enter into March.



Introducing Our Partner in Breckenridge Colorado

Brian Donovan

“Working with both Buyers and Sellers has given me the opportunity to meet and become friends with some great and interesting people.”

What’s Happening in Texas Wine News

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Weston McCoury of Fiesta Winery Winemaker Profile:
Weston McCoury is the winemaker at Fiesta Winery. The main winery is in Lometa, Texas, but also has two locations in Fredericksburg on Main Street and along US 290. The winery opened late 2010, but has made incredible progress since then becoming a favorite among many wine lovers.

America’s Most Romantic Winter Destinations:
Blame it on the cold weather or all that holiday cheer, but there’s something about winter that gives us the itch to escape with that special someone. Yet with many traveling this time of year, the challenge can be finding a place to steal away from the crowds.

Wine & Dine In The Texas Hill Country:
Love is in the air, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. As it does every year, the month of February ushers in a time to celebrate romance and intimate friendships. What better way to celebrate these connections than with fine wine?

Introducing Our Real Estate Partner in Crested Butte

Molly Eldridge

Red Lady Realty



” Molly understands that buying the perfect property requires someone to notify you as soon as it is for sale and that you will get the highest price for your property when you have timely information to make decisions. “

As you can see from the report through January, real estate sales in 2018 started out a little behind 2017. However, sales through today have surpassed 2017 and we have another $34 million under contract at this time. I expect sales in 2018 to exceed 2017 and that prices will continue to increase. The number of single family homes, condos and vacant land properties on the market are similar to this time last year, but the prices are much different. It is challenging / impossible to find a condominium for less than $200,000 or a single family home for less than $600,000 in the north end of the Gunnison Valley.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any information or assistance. I am happy to set up an automatic search to let you know when something comes on the market that might be of interest to you. Also, feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone who might be interested.

Hope to see you soon.

(970) 209-4234