Total dollar volume of sales topped $100M for the first quarter of 2015, marking three straight years of increases for the first quarter, both in the Town of Vail and Eagle County.  This comes on the heels of over $170M in total sales volume in the fourth quarter of 2014.  Notable sales in the first quarter include 37 sales over $1M with a top sale of $9.4M for a completely renovated private residence on Beaver Dam Circle in the core of Vail Village. The majority of sales came from condos, with sale prices ranging from just under $400,000 for a 2-bedroom in East Vail up to $7.2M for a completely remodeled 5-bedroom in the heart of Vail Village. Watch for an active second quarter as buyers and sellers continue to get back into the market.  

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*Statistics are based on residential Vail Board of Realtors MLS data for Eagle County
for the period of 1/1/14-3/31/14 and 1/1/15-3/31/15.

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Eagle County Residential Sales by Year  


East Vail Q1 2015


East Vail had a strong first quarter of 2015 with total dollar volume of sales up more than 50% over the same time period last year. Transaction volume remained constant year-over-year while prices crept upwards across all property types. Notable sales in the quarter include a large single family on Bridge Road that sold for $3.45M and a new construction half-duplex on Gore Creek that sold for $2.8M. There are a couple of new construction projects underway in East Vail that will be coming on the market shortly under $3M.  Contact your broker for details. 

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Town of Vail Real Estate Summary


The Town of Vail had a healthy First Quarter of 2015 with over $100M in sales, an increase of nearly 30% over the same time period last year. Transaction volume was up slightly with the majority of sales coming from condos and town homes where average sale prices were up just over 20%. Average days-on-market was down significantly for condos and townhomes as buyers are moving more quickly to take advantage of perceived deals in the marketplace.  We anticipate an active second quarter as many buyers seek to capitalize on end-of-the- ski-season deals in the Town of Vail.

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Vail Village Real Estate Summary


Vail Village saw a very strong first quarter of 2015 with transaction volume more than double what it was during the same time period last year. Total dollar volume of sales was up nearly 40% with 15 of the 17 total sales over $1M and a top sale of $9.4M for a fully renovated, 6,200 sq. ft. private home on Beaver Dam Circle.  The majority of the sales were renovated older condos that sold for between $923 - $2,643 per square foot.  The surge in transaction volume was the story for the First Quarter in Vail Village with buyers moving quickly to secure coveted locations with turnkey new remodels at attractive prices.

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Lionshead CO Real Estate Summary


Lionshead saw dollar volume up 13% through the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same time period last year. This increase comes on the same amount of transactions as the prior year, all 11 of which were condos and town homes. Notable sales in the quarter include a fully renovated Arrabelle 4-bedroom residence with design furnishings by Worth Interiors that sold for $7M, and another Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail 3-bedroom that sold for $3.33M. Eight of the 11 sales were over $1M and included several remodeled older condos. Ascent Sotheby’s Realty is proud to represent The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail - the best selling new address, which now has only 9 private residences remaining.  Contact your broker for more details.
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West Vail Real Estate Summary


West Vail had an exceptional first quarter with $11.8M in total sales volume on 8 transactions. This is an increase of more than 350% over the same time period last year. The story here was several single family and duplex properties that sold at an average sale price of $1.7M, including 3 sales over $2M. Contributing to this increase were several of the properties that sold were on the market over 200 days, which is a sign that buyers are feeling a sense of urgency in the current market as inventory levels remain relatively low.

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Minturn Colorado Real Estate Summary


There were no sales in Minturn in Q1 2015, although the market was active with 4 properties placed under contract. The highlight of these pending sales is a 2-bedroom penthouse in the heart of Minturn, proudly listed by Ascent Sotheby's International Realty. Upon closing, this will be the highest price-per-square-foot condo sale in the history of Minturn.

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Eagle Vail Real Estate Summary



The EagleVail neighborhood located directly between Vail and Beaver Creek had a slower start to 2015 compared to the same period last year. The single family home and duplex market did not perform as well as Q1 2014 with only one sale; however, the sales price-per-square- foot was 2% higher than the average PPSF in 2014. Condominium properties in this desirable community experienced a 53% increase in total sales volume as well as an increase in price-per-square-foot. Watch for a strong second quarter as there are currently 13 properties under contract in EagleVail ranging in price from $299,000 up to $1,475,000.

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Avon CO Real Estate Summary


Sales volume was up in Avon for Q1 2015 while the number of transactions remained relatively stable. The increase in dollar volume was fueled by two condo sales at The Ascent Residences, located just outside the gates of Beaver Creek. These sales closed at $845K and $875K respectively, making them two of the highest sales in the development's history. One of those listings closed at $541/sf, a new record for The Ascent.

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Wildridge Wildwood Real Estate Summary


The communities of Wildridge and Wildwood saw 4 sales in the first quarter of 2015, which is about half of the single family home sales from the same period last year. This quarter, 3 of the 4 sales were under $1M which tells us that these buyers were not as focused on the big views of Beaver Creek and the surrounding mountains. With 4 properties currently under contract and considering Wildridge/Wildwood is primarily being a stronger spring and summer market - we anticipate a strong second quarter for this neighborhood.

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Beaver Creek Colorado Real Estate Summary



Beaver Creek continued its trend of strong dollar volume sales from the end of 2014 into the first quarter of 2015, with a 40% increase over the same period last year. This increase was driven by twice the number of single family/duplex home sales, coupled with a significant jump in single family/duplex sales price per square foot. The number of overall transactions held steady in the first three months of this year with 24 sales. Despite fewer condo sales this quarter, year-over-year condo sales dollar volume increased slightly. We are starting to see inventory of single family homes move, as buyers are seizing opportunities in a well-supplied market.

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Bachelor Gulch Colorado Real Estate Summary



Bachelor Gulch saw a drop in total sales volume year-over-year for the second straight quarter, as total sales were down 27% to approximately $24M in the first quarter. The number of transactions held steady at 12, of which all but one were condo sales. The increase in average sale price-per-square-foot and fewer days on market indicate the condo inventory in the $1M-$2M range continues to move quickly, while inventory among the larger condos and single family homes continues to be high, creating an opportunity for buyers in this market.

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Arrowhead Colorado Real Estate Summary



Arrowhead had a strong first quarter, with prices continuing their upward momentum. Despite a decrease in overall sales volume year-over-year, this ski-in/ski-out and golf course community posted an increase in average sales price-per-square-foot in both condo and single family homes sales. Older inventory began to sell this quarter, as overall inventory tightened up after increased activity in this popular gated community.

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Edwards Colorado Real Estate Summary



Edwards/Scottsville saw a 66% increase in sales volume, thanks in large part to a 26% increase in average condo sales price. This popular mid-valley location continues to show strong appeal, especially in the lower price points where there is very limited inventory. We do anticipate more properties coming on the market soon, since the summer is typically the best selling season.

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Singletree Colorado Real Estate Summary



Singletree had a great start to 2015, with a 20% increase in sales volume from Q1 last year. Average price-per-square-foot also increased 27%, which is a positive sign as most sales here occur during the summer. The area is seeing strong demand in the upper price ranges as well, including an under contract single family home priced at $1.82M. Singletree also has plans to break ground this fall on a new expansion of the club facilities, along with offering new membership options. This should only enhance the appeal of one of the Vail Valley's best golf communities.

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Homestead Colorado Real Estate Summary



Homestead closed three sales in the first quarter of 2015, down from five sales in Q1 2014. Despite fewer transactions, total sales dollar volume was up 8% to $2.1M, driven by a single family home sale for $1.3M. Overall, price-per-square-foot in this locals' neighborhood has increased since last year. Homestead is historically more active in the spring and summer. As the market has continued to improve and inventory remains low, we expect increased activity in Q2.

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Lake Creek Colorado Real Estate Summary



Lake Creek saw only one sale during Q1 2015, as the area sees the most activity during summer months. Lake Creek offers large private home sites and a secluded atmosphere in close proximity to the resort areas. The sale was a $2.4M home in the gated Pilgrim Downs neighborhood. This is a noteworthy closing, as it was the highest Q1 sale in Lake Creek since 2010.

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Cordillera Colorado Real Estate Summary



It appears that the extended management contract with Troon Golf continues to increase activity in the Cordillera neighborhoods. The average price-per-square-foot is continuing to increase. This quarter, it increased by 12%. Watch for an active second quarter as there are currently 6 properties under contract ranging in price from $875,000 up to $3.95M.

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Cordillera Valley Club Colorado Real Estate Summary 


With one sale and two properties under contract in the Cordillera Valley Club, this market proves to have some good demand. There are homes under construction in this neighborhood showing the demand for new product.

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