Red Lady Realty - Crested Butte, CO

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The Off-Season “Mobile” Home

April 24, 2018
When looking into the history of Crested Butte, you will find that some of the smaller homes around town used to be up in Irwin. Throughout the years they were moved from Irwin to town where they have stayed. Well, we relived that part of our history last week when a home that was built 30 years ago was moved from Crested Butte to Crested Butte South. Instead of a perfectly good single-story house being torn down to make space Quick read more or view full article for a new home, it was picked up and moved 9 miles and will be repurposed into the top floor of a multi-level home for a local family. Seeing all the work that had to go into moving the house from Town to CB South with today’s technology, it really makes you wonder how they went about moving the cabins from Irwin so many years ago.
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First Quarter 2018 Market Report

April 9, 2018
"The real estate market in Crested Butte continues to exhibit strength overall, currently trending at 21.5% year over year in overall sales. There is still an overwhelming lack of supply of listings, and the entry level price point continues to be the strongest area of the market." Read Diane Aronovic's full market update in our Quarterly Market Report here.


Red Lady Realty Welcomes a New Agent

March 2, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Sandy Perrino has joined the Red Lady Realty team. Sandy is dual licensed in Colorado and California and has been selling real estate since 2002.She has represented buyers and sellers on all levels of real estate including luxury coastal properties, first time home buying, residential income properties, short sales, and REO/foreclosures. Learn more about Sandy here.

Communities of Crested Butte

February 5, 2018
When people think of Crested Butte, they often think of being in town or near the ski area. However, if you look deeper, there are many different neighborhoods and subdivisions to consider. Each with unique benefits and amazing views. Check out this video to learn a little more about the communities in and around Crested Butte.

There are some amazing investment opportunities in the Crested Butte area. It’s important to Quick read more or view full article have a local real estate expert to guide you through the process and help you find your perfect Crested Butte property so you can become a part of our special community. Contact Red Lady Realty today.
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Red Lady Realty's Top 10 Sales of 2017

January 24, 2018
Every transaction is unique and holds a special place in our hearts. Whether you are the seller, the first-time buyer, the vacation homeowner, the investor, and everyone in-between, the team at Red Lady Realty is here for you.

Let’s take a look back at our top 10 significant sales of 2017.


39 Stream View Lane | Rural Crested Butte
3 Bathrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 5356 Square Feet
Sold for $967,000
Doug Kroft Represented the sellers and Diane Aronovic represented Quick read more or view full article the buyers in this transaction.


2714 State Highway 135 | Gunnison
11.74 acres
Over 750 ft of river frontage
Sold for $1,000,000
Joe Garcia represented the seller in this transaction


228 Elk Avenue | Crested Butte
Multi-use building: lower level restaurant, upper floor residence, 3493 total square feet
Sold for $1,000,000
Maggie Dethloff and Joe Garcia represented the seller in this transaction


322 Wapiti Lane | Rural Crested Butte
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 4380 Square Feet
Sold for $1,060,000
Maggie Dethloff represented the seller in this transaction


46 Willow Court | Rural Crested Butte
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2852 Square Feet
Sold for $1,260,000
Maggie Dethloff represented the seller in this transaction


West Wall Lodge, C103 | Mt. Crested Butte
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 1964 Square Feet
Sold for $1,280,000
Maggie Dethloff represented the buyer in this transaction


1253 Red Mountain Ranch | Rural Crested Butte
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2240 Square Feet
Sold for $1,285,000
Diane Aronovic represented the seller in this transaction


215 W. Silver Sage | Rural Crested Butte
3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 2480 Square Feet
Sold for $1,295,000
Diane Aronovic represented the buyer in this transaction


9 Moon Ridge Lane | Rural Crested Butte
4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 3800 Square Feet
Sold for $1,950,000
Maggie Dethloff represented the seller in this transaction


909 McCormick Ranch | Rural Crested Butte
3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1660 Square Feet | 35.57 acres
Sold for $2,490,000
Maggie Dethloff represented the seller in this transaction
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Year-End 2017 Market Report

January 15, 2018
"2017 was the seventh year in a row where real estate sales improved over the previous year. From the low of 2010, the number of transactions is up 164% and dollar volume is up 217%." To read Broker and Owner Molly Eldridge's full recap of the 2017 Crested Butte Real Estate market, view the Quarterly Market Report here.


Maggie is Featured in Top Agent Magazine

December 20, 2017
Our very own Maggie Dethloff was recently featured in an edition of Top Agent Magazine: Nationwide and International. The article on page 16 is a great look at why she became a Realtor® and what she does that sets her apart from everyone else.

Take a look at the article here.

3rd Quarter 2017 Market Report

October 16, 2017
"It continues to be all green lights in the Crested Butte real estate market with dollar volume and number of transactions at a 10 year high." For Joe's full market update and more in-depth statistics of the market through the 3rd Quarter, check out our market report available here.


2nd Quarter 2017 Market Report

July 18, 2017
"Town is as busy as ever, the real estate market is very strong, and we are in the height of our selling season."  For Sigrid’s full market update and more in-depth statistics of the market so far this year, check out our market report available here.


Our 2017/2018 Real Estate Guide is Here!

June 15, 2017
Check it out! Our most recent Real Estate Guide has just hit the stands. Stop by our office to get your copy now or view it online below. If any of the featured properties peak your interest, let us know and we can provide you with additional information or find you something that better fits your vision.


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Real Estate Transfer Taxes in the Crested Butte Area

May 15, 2017
While the state of Colorado does not allow areas to create new real estate transfer taxes, there are some areas near Crested Butte that adopted a transfer tax before that amendment was passed.  Since these transfer taxes are calculated based on the purchase price, it is important to know if there is one that applies to a specific property as it could have a substantial impact on your bottom line.  How transfer taxes are split between the buyer and the Quick read more or view full article seller is negotiable so be sure to talk to your Realtor to determine how best to handle this in your Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell. 

In the Crested Butte area there are three transfer taxes.  

The first and largest is the Town of Crested Butte Real Estate Transfer Tax of 3%.  This applies to the transfer of any property within the town limits.  Half of this tax goes to the preservation of open space outside the Town limits of 1991.  The other half goes into the Town’s General Capital Fund.

The second area with a transfer tax is the Prospect Area of Mt. Crested Butte.  This includes Prospect Subdivision and Wildhorse at Prospect. This 2% transfer tax is collected by the North Mt. Crested Butte POA and then are transferred to Reserve Metro District No. 1.  The money is currently used to pay off some equipment and other debt regarding road construction as well as road maintenance expenses.

The third and final transfer tax applies to sales in the Grand Lodge, Lodge at Mountaineer Square & Elevation.  Funds are used to cover operating costs - snow removal, snow melt systems, landscaping, exterior grounds maintenance.  It is also used for promotion & events in Mt. CB - includes free summer music series.

The number of properties affected by a transfer tax is relatively low, but it is good to know before you decide where to buy if one might apply to your purchase.  As always, the agents of Red Lady Realty can answer any questions about this or any other topics regarding buying or selling in the Crested Butte area.  Contact one today! Read Less

1st Quarter 2017 Market Report

April 11, 2017
As Diane puts it, “2017 is off to a good start in Crested Butte real estate. We continue to experience low supply and steady to increasing demand, which is switching our overall market from a buyer’s to seller’s market. In the new paradigm, we should experience rising sales prices and sellers getting closer to their listing price for their properties.” For Diane’s full market update and more in-depth statistics of the market so far this year, check out our Quick read more or view full article href="">market report available here.

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Year-End 2016 Market Report

January 23, 2017
The overall Crested Butte real estate market for the areas of Almont North ended ahead of 2015 by over $16.7m and 11 transactions. Not only are properties selling for almost 94% of their list price, the average days a property is on the market before it sells has gone down significantly. The decrease in days on market reflects the increased demand for certain property types. For a market update by Sigrid Cottrell and more detailed data for the different areas, Quick read more or view full article check out our Year-End Report.

The agents are Red Lady Realty are here to help answer any question you may have, keep you updated on market trends and assist you in selling and/or purchasing properties in Crested Butte and its surrounding areas. Contact one today!

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Red Lady Realty's 16 Significant Sales of 2016

January 13, 2017
Each sale that we are a part of is unique and holds a special place in our hearts. We love Crested Butte and working to bring a piece of our mountain paradise into the lives of our clients is the most rewarding feeling. Whether it is helping the first-time buyer, the vacation homeowner, the investor, and everyone in-between, the team at Red Lady Realty is here for you.

Let’s take a look back at our 16 significant Quick read more or view full article sales of 2016.

#16. 719 Sopris Avenue sold for $899,000 #15. 24888 Hwy 135 sold for $899,000 

#14. 732 Gothic Ave sold for $965,000 #13. 4 Ruth's Road sold for $1,025,000 

#12. 829 Red Lady Ave Sold for $1,050,000 11. 1156 Ridge Road sold for $1,100,000 

#10. 10 Gothic Ave sold for $1,125,000 #9. 329 Maroon Ave Sold for $1,195,000 

#8. 921 County Road 317 Sold for $1,200,000 #7. 822 Whiterock Ave Sold for $1,285,000 

#6. 830 Sopris Sold for $1,300,000 #5. 2384 County Road 734 Sold for $1,350,000 

#4. 6 Glacier Lily Sold for $1,375,000 #3. 714 9th Street Sold for $1,695,000 

#2. 9 Ruth's Road Sold for $1,700,000 #1. 2 Peakview Drive, Sold for $1,850,000

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New 3D Tours of Our Residential Listings

December 8, 2016
We are very excited to introduce you to the Matterport 3D Media System. In case you haven’t noticed, we are now providing an immersive online 3D experience for most of our residential listings. You will find these 3D showcases on the property listing page along with the traditional property descriptions and photos. Ever wish you could get just a little more feeling of a property from the pictures? Matterport is an amazing tool that allows you to work your way Quick read more or view full article through a property as though you are there in person. There are three different views which, when combined, provide you with the best interactive user experience. Antsy to see what all the excitement is about? Explore Joe’s new listing at 18 Appaloosa below!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our homes and condos/townhomes too.


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Countdown to the 2016-2017 Ski Season and a 3rd Quarter Market Update

October 25, 2016
Another ski season is upon us in this beautiful mountain town. Although the mountain doesn’t officially open for the season until Thursday, November 24th, town is gearing up for the return of our winter wonderland. If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to purchase your season pass as the price goes up when the season starts.

So far, the 2016 Real Estate Market has been busy and challenging.  As you will see from our quarterly market Quick read more or view full article update, the sales volume so far is on pace with 2015.  Two indicators have improved overall: the number of days a property is on the market before it sells is down pretty significantly and final purchase prices are closer to asking prices than last year.  

Take a look at our 3rd Quarter Market Update and remember, now more than ever it is important to have a trusted adviser to keep you updated on the market and to help interpret the information you may find online.  The Brokers of Red Lady Realty are happy be of assistance.  Contact one today!
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Crested Butte South Home - Just Listed

March 18, 2015
Maggie Dethloff is happy to announce that she has just listed 37 Kubler Court in Crested Butte South for $629,000.  The CB South neighborhood is located just 6 miles from downtown Crested Butte and 8 miles from the ski area Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  CB South has a great park, tennis courts, hockey rink, ice skating pond, community garden and a small commercial area with a general store, coffee shop, liquor store, restaurant, preschool and more. 
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This beautiful custom home located on .56 acres is at the end of a quiet cul de sac in the River Rim Subdivision. The main home enjoys 2,240 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Open living, kitchen and dining floor plan with 2013 GE Cafe appliances, hickory cabinets and tile flooring throughout. The generous family room with wet bar offers additional living space. The master suite with private luxury bath and spacious closets is sure to please. A spacious 3 car detached garage provides room for mountain toys, work bench and plenty of storage. Above the garage enjoy 546 sq. ft of living /bonus bedroom with a wet bar and full bath. The attractive landscaping, mature perennial gardens, in-ground sprinkler system, cement driveway and concrete walk provide the perfect finish to this custom home.

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Unique Crested Butte Opportunity - Under Contract

March 18, 2015
The property at 410 Maroon Avenue in Crested Butte Colorado is under contract.  Diane Aronovic is working with the seller and the buyer to complete the sale of this unique property with tons of possibilities.    

The investment opportunity with good cash flow not to miss! This is a rare opportunity to own a classic log cabin that allows you to retreat to the past without sacrificing the amenities of the present. This is a Quick read more or view full article charming home on a great lot with 2 additional rental cabins; there are no deed restrictions. The landscaping and flower beds create an oasis in town. The property has endless possibilities for rental income and for your friends and family. The main house has had some recent updating, including a new upstairs bathroom and is move-in ready. FAR indicates there is more room to build.

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Mount Crested Butte Home Sold - 22 Belleview

March 18, 2015
Doug Kroft recently sold the home at 22 Belleview in Mt. Crested Butte.  While we had seen many home sales for under $500,000 in the last 2-3 years, these fixer-upper bargains are getting harder to find.  Listed for $529,000 and sold for $499,000, this home with an unusual shape and amazing views will surely be enjoyed by the new owners.

This is a great house on over half of an acre. Three bedrooms, two and Quick read more or view full article a half baths, and an open kitchen living room floor plan makes it easy to entertain.  Large TV/Media room. Stunning views in all directions from the wraparound deck!
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Big Air on Elk Party at Red Lady Realty

March 18, 2015
Red Lady Realty in Crested Butte Colorado hosted a client appreciation party before one of Crested Butte's favorite events on March 7, 2015.  Pictured above are the agents outside our office before the big event.

Each March snowcats move huge piles of snow around on Elk Avenue to prepare for Big Air on Elk.  This event allows spectators to watch as contestants are pulled behind a snowmobile to the edge of a giant jump where they perform amazing tricks Quick read more or view full article and hopefully land safely on the other side.  Because it happens at night and right in the middle of our main street, this is something you don't see everyday.

In what we hope will be an annual event, the agents of Red Lady Realty welcomed clients and friends for hot cocoa, drinks and appetizers before the main event started.  Usually the 2nd Saturday in March, please look for an invitation for next year's get together. Read Less

Crested Butte Cabin Sold

March 18, 2015
Molly Eldridge and Joe Garcia have successfully sold the home at 212 Sopris in downtown Crested Butte Colorado.  This home was listed by Molly for just under 8 months (less than the average time on the market) and sold for $1,025,000.  Joe represented the buyers who will continue to make the home available for vacation rentals through VRBO.

212 Sopris is a cute home with beautiful, mature landscaping is located in one of Quick read more or view full article the most sought after locations in Crested Butte.  Just one block from Elk Avenue restaurants and the bus stop to the ski area, you will enjoy easy access to all Crested Butte has to offer.  With 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, this log home also has two living areas and a private backyard complete with a large hot tub.  Nice wood floors, cozy bedrooms, an airlock entry and a wood burning stove are just some of the features you will discover in this home.  The historic garage also offers many opportunities for someone who wants a fun project.

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Just Sold! Joe Garcia sells 6 Treasury Hill Road

February 23, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Joe Garcia recently assisted the buyer and seller in a tranaction to sell a beautiful piece of vacant land in the Town of Crested Butte.  Joe's listing at 6 Treasury Hill Road sold for $625,000 and is just one of several vacant lots in the Town of Crested Butte to go under contract recently.

Nestled on the bluff right about the Town of Crested Butte, this amazing lot sits right off of the Quick read more or view full article walking trail.  It was a great opportunity to own a lot in the prestigious Treasury Hill neighborhood.  This elevated lot offered fabulous views of the peaks and valleys and is within a 3 minute walk to town.

If you would like to see the other vacant land Red Lady Realty has listed for sale, please click here.  Click here to connect with Joe for assistance with your own purchase or sale.
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2015 Crested Butte Real Estate Sales Start Strong

February 23, 2015

The Crested Butte real estate market is doing well in early 2015. The chart above shows the overall sales volume from Almont north through 2014, and we are steadily rising, hoping to get back to 2007 levels in the near future. One of the big differences between our current sales and those in the past few years is the lack of listings we are experiencing now. Of the 22 single family homes currently listed in the town of CB, 5 Quick read more or view full article are under contract, with more offers being written continually. CB South has only 5 single family homes listed - the fewest we have seen in decades. There is more building going on with fewer already built options, and I anticipate higher prices for homes will come in the near future. In fact, I hope that our listing pool expands in the spring, and if not, look for higher prices this summer.

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Posted by Diane Aronovic

Red Lady Realty Under New Ownership

February 22, 2015
Red Lady Realty is happy to announce that Molly Eldridge has purchased the business from Doug Kroft effective January 1, 2015.  Red Lady Realty is Crested Butte's Oldest Real Estate Company.
Doug Kroft worked hard to create a successful business that has served the community since 1978.  Red Lady Realty is your local, independent Real Estate Company and Doug will continue to be a part of it.  Please contact Doug if he can assist you with buying or selling real Quick read more or view full article estate in the area.  Thank you Doug, for all you have done through the years!

Molly Eldridge is a long-time business owner with roots in the community.  She and the team at Red Lady Realty look forward to continuing to provide you with the best service in town.  Same great location, same faces, with new energy and excitement!
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