Real estate activity for November showed yet another month of increases over the same month of 2008. The dollar volume for Pitkin County activity came in at just over $81 million for the month, which is up 26 percent from November 2008. Transactions were also up for the month with a reported total of 72, which is an increase of 15 percent compared to November 2008. The overall gap from 2008 to 2009 is continuing to close, as the past three months have reported increases over 2008. For the year, there have been 642 transactions, which is down 16 percent from the same time period in 2008. Dollar volume is just over $991 million, which is down 21 percent from the 2008 numbers through November.
Wendy Harrison has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS) by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of RealtorsRealtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced coursed and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Only 4 percent of Realtors nationwide have earned this credential. Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS designees subscribe to the strict Realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.Wendy is an owner/broker with RE/MAX Select in Glenwood Springs and has also joined the local Colorado CRS Chapter. She continues to be committed to our community. Wendy can be reached at 928-8999 or 618-4554 for your real estate opportunities.
RE/MAX Select is proud to acknowledge Steve Carter and Annie Olson for their outstanding community service. Not only do our agents invest in your future but also in the future of our community. Steve has an amazing zest and dedication to the Glenwood Springs’ Demon football team as the varsity offense line coach. Annie diligently serves as an ambassador to the Glenwood Springs Chamber. Good job to these two outstanding agents for the time they contribute to our community. Give them a call and tell them thank you at 928-8999.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, located on top of Iron Mountain in Glenwood Springs, is now open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 3. This winter, visitors can enjoy a ride in a fully enclosed gondola car on the Iron Mountain Tramway, a 70-minute guided tour of Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves, plus unlimited access to laser tag and Colorado’s only alpine coaster and 4-dimensional theater, for just $29 per person with a Winter Fun Pass. The Lookout Grille is serving lunch and refreshments by the fire, and the General Store is open for last-minute holiday shopping. This is a great way to entertain the kids during winter break and guests visiting over the holidays. Cave tours are offered from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the last tram up is at 4 p.m. The holiday hours continue through Jan. 3; the park will be closed Christmas Day. For more information, visit GlenwoodCaverns.com or call 945-4228 or (800) 530-1635, ext. 111.
Terry Kirk, owner of Star Precast Concrete, has designed a paving system in contribution to the “Keeping It Green” effort. Terry has learned in his 20 years of concrete experience that there can be a lot of work and waste involved when concrete repairs need to be made. Magnum Pavers, a new product, will give customers ease of use for a temporary project or years of trouble-free use. Terry’s Magnum Paver interlocking design makes them so versatile they can be used for residential or commercial projects. Magnum Pavers are 6 inches thick and have 6 square feet of surface area. Terry’s design requires simply to remove the damaged paver and replace with a new one. Magnum Pavers can be used for aircraft tiedown blocks, truck wash pads, paving driveways, alleys, parking lots, bike paths and a million other uses. As an added benefit customers can customize their Magnum Paver design to add color and or texture to their project. For more information call (970) 989-5176.
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