Prepare to be amazed in Snowmass Village!

view of Snowmass ski area, flagstone patio, outdoor living in Colorado

Horse Ranch offers some of the best views of the Snowmass Valley and this home captures them from every level. Situated at the end of Saddleback Lane, this home is adjacent to the Rim Trail and Town of Snowmass Open Space. The extensive landscaping, stone façade and tall entry doors welcome you home. The entry and walkways are snowmelted but the system is used only sparingly since the direct sunlight does the job better. The best seat in the house isn’t even inside—the outdoor living spaces accessed from the kitchen and great room offer a private viewing of one of the best ski areas in North America.

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Custom metal work accent the spiral staircase, the great room’s woodburning fireplace, and exterior railings around the large deck. Fireplaces are in the master and guest master bedrooms, upper and lower gathering spaces, and office. A full-size elevator and a dumbwaiter access every level of the house, including the garage. Air conditioning units are installed and a humidification system throughout. Don’t forget the outdoor kitchenette with its built in grill and refrigerator, the manmade waterfall, and large grassy area perfect for impromptu picnics.

Homes for sale like these are very hard to find in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly for more details on this property or to find your dream home in the Snowmass/Aspen area.

Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly are proud to share with you the newest Joshua & Co. Property Collection.

homes for sale, luxury homes for sale, Aspen homesClick on the image above to see the guide in detail.  This beautifully bound book of  Aspen/Snowmass properties for sale, including our luxury rentals and concierge services, is being distributed throughout the Roaring Fork Valley as we speak.  See it in person at our locations in Aspen, Aspen Highlands, and the Snowmass office located next to the post office. Better yet, have it delivered to you with the Aspen Sojourner magazine.

If you would like your property showcased in this publication, contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly for listing details. They can give you a specialized marketing program detailed for your Snowmass/Aspen property, including an opinion of value for your property, and an overall feel for the Aspen/Snowmass  real estate market.

Or if you would like more information on any of these homes for sale or services, please give Greg and Stacey a call. They can get you the details or find the best property for your Snowmass/Aspen vacation home.

Find your direction on top of the mountain…18 Pine Lane in Snowmass Village, CO.

Great Room, Fantastic Views, Privacy

Located on the top of Woodrun subdivision, this home has the privacy, easy ski access and views that can only be found in Snowmass Village. Over four thousand feet of living space on two levels, all above grade, is laid out for gracious entertaining with two separate gathering areas. The ceiling-to-floor windows in the great room and master bedroom are reminders of why this setting is above compare.

Ski access is via Green Cabin which directly across the street, or adventure into the woods behind the property that lead to Adams Avenue ski run. The dry stacked stone exterior and towering windows greet you as you wind down the driveway. The oversized garage and snowmelted walkways offer convenient ways to remove ski gear after a day on the mountain. The deck outside the kitchen is perfect for your private apres ski party or to watch the setting sun over the wildlife below.

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If you have questions about this Snowmass home or any other homes for sale in Snowmass Village or Aspen areas, please contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly.

Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly are pleased to announce the sale of their listing located at Lichenhearth 13 in Snowmass Village.

Lichenhearth Condominium, Snowmass Condos for Sale

With direct ski access to Fanny Hill, this condominium complex is located immediately above Base Village. Great property managment,  heated pool, hot tub, and a covered assigned parking space makes this property an excellent rental. This top floor studio condominium is rated “standard” and has valley views. The vaulted ceilings and bonus bunk room gave this unit a spacious feel.

Lichenhearth 13 sold for $325,000 and the Buyer paid the full special assessment for the extensive exterior remodel that is currently underway. At the time of this printing, this was the last Lichenhearth available in the Aspen MLS.

Contact us if you would like an opinion of value on your  property in the Aspen/Snowmass area, or if you would like to purchase a great property like this one.

Make your first move in Snowmass real estate with the team that makes you the first priority.

Future of Snowmass Up for Discussion

May 27, 2014
posted by Greg

Recently the Town of Snowmass Village had a very familiar conversation with Snowmass Acquisition Company LLC (aka Related Colorado), the developers behind Base Village, with a different approach. Instead of Related Colorado proposing ideas or plane and the Town Council or Planning Commission voting yes or no, a dialogue began to find the best solution for all parties, The best part is that the public is encouraged to join the conversation.

Feeling more like a group project from a Business 101 class, Dwayne Romero presented the history of the Snowmass development. In addition, he gave some ideas to new options for the developer to consider since Aspen Skiing Company decided to put its plans to build a Limelight Hotel and 20 private residences in Snowmass Village. This is the first of three meetings in a month timespan involving the town council, planning commission, general public and the developer. The second meeting will involve smaller groups having round table discussions on the future of Base Village. The third is a TBD topic.

The Town of Basalt is trying to move forward with its own questions by openly inviting the public for ideas. There has been some criticism lately since the Town of Basalt had to forcibly remove inhabitants from the Pan & Fork mobile home park for the betterment of the community and to avoid any potential flood issues. Five parcels in Old Town Basalt have been “whited out” on a town map to allow community members a chance of creating a new blue print. Some of the parcels are privately owned still, but were still included in the process to see if the ideas  that came up were a better use (for the town and the owners).

Overall, this is a very exciting discussion and time for Snowmass. The Snowmass real estate market has seen a renewal of activity, but it is in a very delicate increase. The Limelight Hotel showed great promise, but the decision to not go forward with that Snowmass project has been detrimental for the entire community. Now is the chance for the whole community to work together for a solution for all parties. Julie Ann Woods, Community Development Director has been spearheading this project for the Town of Snowmass. She was quoted “Opening lines of communication and finding areas of common ground are critical to moving this project forward successfully.”

Now is a great time to look at buying Snowmass and Aspen real estate. The real estate sales have increased, but the best buys in Aspen and Snowmass are still available. Contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly for a personalized experience in buying real estate in the Aspen/Snowmass area.

It is always rewarding to have a property sell, but even more rewarding when clients are happy enough to share their positive experience with the world. The owners of Country Club Townhome #58 located at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass Village just closed on their property this morning that was listed with Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly. They had this to say about their Rulon/Kelly real experience:

“Very professional. This was the sixth real estate transaction we have been involved in nationally and it turned out to be our best experience. Rulon and Kelly are honest, knowledgeable, and most importantly, are excellent communicators.”

Country Club Townhome #58

This three-bedroom plus loft end unit has an over-sized back patio surrounded by beautiful gardens and just steps from babbling Brush Creek. Recent exterior upgrades, including new roof, and the impeccable upkeep of this townhome reassures care-free ownership for the new owner. Listed at $1,795,000 and sold for $1,615,500.

Make your first move in the Aspen/Snowmass real estate market with the team that makes you the first priority.

Following the directives of a federal law passed in the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, Forest Service lands have new opportunities to utilize ski areas in the summer. Instead of asking for exceptions to the rules, ski areas such as Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Vail and Breckenridge will have the right to create summertime activities on the leased lands that are used during the winter.

What’s the catch? The new activities have to follow the guidelines per the press release from US Forest Service published on April 15th. In essence, any activity that is “natural resource-based, encourage outdoor recreation and enjoyment of nature” will be allowed.

The hope is to increase the activity and use of these areas to turn these winter resorts into year-round destinations. The Denver Business Journal quoted Colorado Senator Mark Udall as saying “”a great win for Colorado’s mountain towns. … We’re helping ski towns and resorts create hundreds of jobs and bolster communities during the shoulder seasons.” We can’t agree more!

If you want to make Aspen/Snowmass your year-round destination for fun, contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly. They have helped many  clients find the perfect property to enjoy in every season.

1500 Ridge of Wildcat–What Will You Call it?

April 8, 2014
posted by Greg
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The first time Greg Rulon sold 1500 Ridge of Wildcat, his client remembered the property 18 months later by Greg’s description of “Nearer to God”. The second time he sold the property to the client who was looking for “Shangri-La”.

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Located behind a gate on over 200 acres with 360-degree views of the Aspen/Snowmass area and at 9,400 feet above sea level, 1500 Ridge of Wildcat is a stunning home perfect for entertaining two to 100 guests. The 12,836 square feet of living space includes seven bedrooms, six full baths and four powder rooms, indoor oversized jacuzzi,  two elevators, and a double-sided 20-foot fireplace.

1500 Ridge of Wildcat great room         Snowmass Views            1500 Ridge of Wildcat guest bedroom

French doors throughout the home embrace the breathtaking vistas and abundance natural light from the 300+ days of sunshine that Colorado has every year. Minutes from world-class skiing at Snowmass Village and Aspen, this elegant home is part of the prestigious gated community of Wildcat Ridge and enjoys end of the road privacy.

Recently reduced to an asking price of $24,750,000, this one-of-a-kind property is available for purchase, water rights included. If you are ready to call this property “yours”, contact Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly, the real estate team that makes you the priority.

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Since the first of the year, seven of the closed or pending 14 single family home sales in Snowmass Village have been in the “affordable” range under $1,750,000.

Three of the sold homes were off of Fairway Drive, adjacent to Snowmass Club golf course.  We assisted the Sellers of 353 Fairway Drive which had spectacular views of Mt. Daly and sold for $1,406,000 or $535 per square foot.

I think this trend reflects what we are seeing in the condomium market as well in Snowmass. The best “deals” are being recognized by buyers as opportunities and a chance to jump into the recovering Snowmass housing market.

Great skiing conditions and sunny weather are making spring breakers happy. A busy upcoming summer season with dozens of new activities, old favorite events, and groups booked are turning the tide here in Snowmass.

Don’t let these real estate opportunities pass you by. Call or stop in to visit Stacey K. Kelly or Greg Rulon at their Snowmass Village office and let them share their market knowledge to find the right property for you!

Higher end home sales continue to be soft….Creating real opportunities for Buyers!




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High-country real-estate sales slow slightly in 2013

By Jason Blevins
The Denver Post

Posted:   03/04/2014 11:15:56 AM MST | Updated:   a day ago


As if to confirm that the high-country heydays are forever gone, real-estate sales in Colorado’s resort counties declined slightly in 2013, maintaining the back-to-reality theme of the past few years.

The mountain market crashed spectacularly five years ago, ending a real-estate gold rush from 2005 to 2008 that was powered by record numbers of sales and sky-high prices.

In a slow climb out of the recession, the total value of mountain home sales has barely reached the halfway point of the high-country zenith of about $10.1 billion in 2007. Sales in 2012 reached a post-recession high of just over $4.8 billion, suggesting that the market was recovering. But a slight slide to less than $4.7 billion last year reveals that Colorado’s once-impervious resort real-estate market is still wobbly.

Declines in high-end real estate — those mountain manses priced higher than $10 million — pushed down overall sales volume in Vail’s Eagle County, Telluride’s San Miguel County and Aspen’s Pitkin County in 2013. But homebuying locals and sales of more affordable vacation homes fueled increases in Grand, Routt and Summit counties.

In nearly every county, the total number of transactions increased slightly.

The varied high-country real-estate landscape is the new normal: It looks a lot like a typical real-estate market.

“I think the days of rampant growth and rampant volume probably are behind us,” said Vail Board of Realtors chairman Mike Budd, a broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Edwards.

In the Vail Valley, where home purchases typically are evenly split between locals and second-home buyers, sales were brisk on the low end as locals scoured a tight market. Sales flattened in the mid-range — $750,000 to $1.5 million — and the high end declined.

The total number of transactions in Eagle County in 2013 — 1,766 — was close to the long-term historical average.

“What we really saw was a pretty stable market,” Budd said. “It looks like a more normal scenario.”

A similar scene unfolded in the upper Roaring Fork Valley, home to Aspen and Snowmass Village. Sales volume was flat. The high end wilted, especially toward the end of the year. But around Aspen, the number of transactions climbed 27 percent. For Pitkin County, transactions increased about 10 percent.

“The theme I used for the year was ‘More for less,’ ” said Tim Estin, an Aspen-area broker who tracks Roaring Fork transactions in his Estin Report.

Land Title Guarantee Co., which tracks high-country sales, reported that average single-family home prices fell in pricey Eagle and Pitkin, and remained close to even with 2012 in Grand, Summit, Routt and San Miguel.

The average home price in Eagle County fell below $1 million for the first time in several years, and the average in Pitkin fell to $3.48 million, down from a record $5.12 million in 2008.

Median prices increased in Eagle, Grand and Routt, while they fell slightly in Summit and dropped 14 percent in Pitkin.

The uptick in total transactions around Aspen and Snowmass prompted Estin to call 2013 “a healthy year.”

“Buyers are coming into the marketplace, and they are finding bargains,” Estin said. “Plus, the fact that inventory is falling and demand increasing suggests that at some point in the future, we are going to see an uptick in prices.”

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