Resort Report | Year End 2016
“The Crested Butte Valley is experiencing new attention from the Front Range of Colorado and around the country. Values vary dramatically with condos on the mountain being the most affordable and homes in the town of Crested Butte having the highest values with average sales prices over $1,226,000. Inventory is declining along with rising prices. We continue to see more buyer interest in our valley and expect another great year for 2017. ”
– Cathy Benson, Broker/Owner of Benson Sotheby’s International Realty
Often found in desirable, slightly less accessible locations than national mainstream markets, resort communities are prone to unique, heavily saturated luxury markets. Higher net worth individuals are often drawn to these markets based on their exclusivity and proximity to year round recreation. While resort markets tend to have a greater density of luxury offerings, this is matched with less inventory, often driving prices up.