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Ski In/Ski Out Homes for Aspen Snowmass Winter X Games

Winter X Games is celebrating its 15th year at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, the premiere winter action sports and lifestyle festival will showcase athletes competing, and world-class musical performances. Being on the mountain is the only way to see all the events for Winter X Games and we have the perfect ski in/ski out home for you!!! Call us direct at 970-925-4200 for more information.

277 Eagle Park Dr

277 Eagle Park Dr

$17,950,000

5 Beds | 6 Baths | 2 Half Baths

11, 312 SqFt | 171,626 Lot Size

Buttermilk Mountain | Ski In/Ski Out 

200 Eagles Pines Drive

 

200 Eagle Pines Drive 

$12,995,000

7 Beds | 7 Baths | 3 Half Baths

9,255 SqFt | 239,580 Lot Size

Buttermilk Mountain | Ski In/Ski Out

1201 Tiehack Road

1201 Tiehack Road

$7,500,000

6 Beds | 6 Baths | 2 Half Baths

9,109 SqFt | 47,916 Lot Size

Maroon Creek Club | Ski In/Ski Out 

 

TBD Aspen Street Lift A1

TBD S. Aspen Street

$12,000,000

3 Beds | 4 Baths | 1 Half Bath

4,551 SqFt | 42,469 Lot Size

Aspen Mountain | Adjacent to Lift A1

631 S. GALENA STREET #14

631 S. Galena Street #14

$2,745,000

3 Beds | Den | 3.5 Baths | 1 Half Bath

1,659 SqFt

Aspen Mountain | Less than 1 Block to Gondola

926 E. Durant Ave. #2

926 E. Durant Avenue #2

$5,995,000

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Half Bath

2,811 SqFt | 2,614 Lot Size

Aspen Mountain | 3 Blocks to Gondola

342 Summit Street Unit B

342 Summit Street #B

$6,890,000

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath

2,342 SqFt

Aspen Mountain | 2 Blocks to Lift A1

90 Edgewood Lane

90 Edgewood Lane

$10,000,000

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Half Bath

4,570 SqFt | 40,075 Lot Size

Snowmass Mountain | Ski In/Ski Out 

120 Timbers Ridge Lane

120 Timbers Ridge Lane

$8,950,000

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 1 Half Bath

5,682 SqFt | 38,768 Lot Size

Snowmass Mountain | Ski In/Ski Out

189 Pinon Drive

189 Pinon Drive

$11,500,000

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 1 Half Bath

5,683 SqFt | 59,677 Lot Size

Snowmass Mountain | Ski In/Ski Out

Please give us a call to set up a showing!! 

Pat Marquis  970-925-4200

Meet the Families from GiveBack Homes

Home Building Update from Giveback Homes

In October 2015 GIVEBACKHOMEPatricia Marquis committed to helping build homes for families in need. Patricia is dedicated to giving a portion of her commissions to Giveback Homes for every sale she makes. October was a great month for Patricia, who closed on three properties; 918 S. Mill Street (represented seller & buyer) and 315 Lake Avenue (represented buyer). As a direct result Patricia has fully funded the building of three homes for three different families in Haiti, in a continued effort to restabilize the island after the 2010 earthquake. Funding a home for a family means securing a future of safety and stability.


Justinvil Family GIVEBACKHOMEIn honor of her buyer of 918 S. Mill St., Patricia fully funded the building of a home for Justinvil and his family.
 Justinvil works with his sister as a food vendor at the local market in Leveque. He lives with his girlfriend Marita, his three stepsons, Lovens (12), Dalanto (5), and Kendove (4), and his daughter, Darlene (8 months). Marita and Justinvil hope to marry soon, once they have a stable home.

Read More on Justinvil’s Family

Rosealva Family GIVEBACKHOMEIn honor of the seller of 918 S. Mill St., Patricia fully funded the building of a home for Rosealva and her family. Rosealva and her sister Roseni have stuck together all of their lives. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, they lived together in a thin tarp tent provided by NGOs. Once Roseni had a son (now 4 years old), the hardworking vendors pooled their money together to rent a home near the tent slum.

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Dieudires family GIVEBACKHOMESIn honor of her buyer of 315 Lake St., Patricia fully funded the building of a home for Dieudires and his family. Dieudires and his wife Joseline are the proud parents of 6 children, ages 5 – 19. He works hard making sandals that Joseline sells in the market. They make a priority with their meager earnings to send their children to school.

Read More on Dieudires’ Family >>

Giving back to both local and global communities is near and dear to Patricia’s heart and with the amazing organization of Giveback Homes she can directly give what means so much to all of us; a home! “We are thrilled to have Patricia Marquis of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s Realty join Giveback Homes as a leader in social change in Aspen, CO.” -Blake Andrews, Founder Giveback Homes.

 

 

American’s Best Town for the Holidays 2015

As you might 12 Days of Aspenimagine Aspen lux living and quaint charm has earned it the #1 spot on Travel + Leisure’s American’s Best Town for the Holidays 2015. This Rocky Mountain Ski town is one of the merriest of them all and we know where all the Holiday treats are this year. Aspen offers of unique holiday experiences that are perfect for creating lasting traditions and timeless memories.

From the moment you arrive in town you will be immersed in Holiday glee and charm, holiday decoration and lights turn Aspen into a winter wonderland. In the addition to all of the winter activities that Aspen offers, Aspen also celebrates the Twelve Days of Aspen with crafts, live reindeer, Victorian carolers, photos with Santa, Ugly Sweater parties, story telling, cookies, famous Aspen Après Drinks, and the 24th Annual Aspen Film Academy Screenings.

Sven the Elf with RaindeerAspen is the place to be for the holidays and Aspen traditions are kept alive with the Aspen Sant Fe Ballet annual Nutcracker with a special twist! Not one but three tree lightings at the St. Regis, The Little Nell and Sardy House with special visits form Olaf & Sven the Elf and their reindeers around town.

Mawa’s Kitchen will feed your family with healthy organic personal menu’s for any meal or event. And if you’re a gourmet chef Rock Bottom Ranch offers wonderful holiday organic free-range hams.

Here is a full list of events in and around Aspen during the holidays for December and January that you won’t want to miss out on.

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Pat’s Top List of Real Estate in Aspen

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It’s not only important to understand the housing market you are looking to buy into, but it’s just as imporatant to find an agent who has their ear to the groundand a network you can count on; Pat has that ear and has the network of Sotheby’s International Reality in her back pocket! With weekly private showeings to the most exclusive and newest listings in Aspen and the surrounding areas, she truly is the first to know before a listing even hits the market and creates a full Comparable Market Anaylsis for each listing. Which in turn can be one of the greaest investments you make when buying a luxury home. 

We have put together a list of the most recent listings in Aspen. Which on will you buy? 

 

AspenOne             $8,500,000

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3 Beds            4.5 Baths

PERMITS RECEIVED! CONSTUCTION COMMENCES 9/15! FINISHED PRODUCT TO BE DELIVERED BY MARCH 2017. Where it all began! Located at the base of Aspen mountain and adjacent to the prized Lift 1A, OneAspen is a highly anticipated offering and the last of its kind. The collection of fourteen mountainside residence is as close to recreation paradise as it is close to the downtown heartbeat. With mondern lines, spacous layouts, coveted outdoor living space, 2 car garage and just under 5,000 square feet, it might just be the best Aspen address yet. 

 

574 Johnson             $4,495,000

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Starwood’s Garden of Eden! Enjoy a touch of the Tropic in the Rocky Mountains. Savor Starwood’s best panoramic views from Highlands to Mount Sopris from the 3.83 acers of rolling green grass and wilderness. Magical sunsets appear over Mount Sopris, Capital Peak and Mount Daly from the four bedrooms, and four and half bath, 6,350 square foot Bill Poss designed contemporary home. A cascading waterfall flows from a custom rock Jacuzzi into the “blue grotto” indoor pool. Glass slider oper from the pool area to a front pation and a lush green grass yard, embracing the outdoors, and ideal enteraining venue. A wood-burning fireplace creates a warm ambiance in the great room. The formal dining area with artwork built-ins and two serving buffets overlooks the great room. 

 

533 Hallam Street             $4,995,000

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In the heart of the West End…533 W. Hallam is an authentic Victorian home built in the 1800’s and is situated on a 6,000 sq ft corner lot. Its location is perfact: just out of the chaotic downtown core, but still within walking distance. The home can be lived in as-is or remodeled to your taste. With approval from the Historic Perservation Commission, the lot allow for up to 3,740 sp ft above grade + garage and below grade space. A true jewel in Aspen’s best neighborhood.

77 Westview             $5,375,000

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A breathtaking mountain home only minutes from Aspen core. This multi-level home is located  in a peacefull and private neighborhood. Fully renovated with a contemporary flair, the living spaces have been throughtfully designed to capture and abundance of natural light and private mountains view. With an oversize garage that could accommodate 4 cars, mudroom, laudry room, and plenty of storage. Open kitchen style with granite countertops, extra large island, and custome Alder cabinets. The kitchen is shared with the main living room, which has high vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and Aspen mountains views. On the same floor is a guest wuite, which has a steam shower and wrap around porch. Complete with large office area and an oversized dinging space.       


 

43251 E. Highway 82             $12,900,000

5 Beds            5.5 Bathspats-hwy82

To be completed Spring of 2017. New, contemporary home on 3.3 acers with a stream and pond. Very private! Across from North Star Natur Perserve and the Roaring Fork River, walk home from the take out, close to town with a country feel. Walk to town and the Nature Preserve, get a head start on your friends biking to Independence Pass. Poss Architects + Planning, Iglehard Construction. 

 

926 Durant Ave #2             $5,955,000

4 Beds            3.5 Bathspats-Silverstream-1

Contemporary, light-filled, great room with vaulted veiling, large fireplave and spectacular views of Aspen mountain, gondola and Red Mountain. Located on a peacefull cul-de-sac in Aspen’s Central core with 2 south-facing balconies plus a large patio with a private hot tub. An abundance of natural light throught out this 3-level town home, it is truly a cut above all others. Enormous master suite with fire place, large walk-in closet and a very large master bath. With 3 additional bedroom, a 2-car carport and many other great features, this is one of the best properties on the market in Aspen’s central core.

 

170 Falcon Road             $13,500,000


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This Five Trees Estate combines the majesty of Tuscan Style with Colorado materials & design.  170 Falcon is a Tim Hagman Architects masterpiece. The home’s design starts with a Tuscan village influance by joining the common areas and private rooms with stone archways, large wooden beams and soaring valted ceilings. The property enjoys exceptional privacy and western mountain views. Relaz on the magnificent stone patio amid your waterfall and breathtaking views of the Tiehack Cliffs. With almost 9,000 sq. ft. of living space, the home also includes a wine tating room, media room, club room and self-contained office-suite. Located just minutes from Aspen Airport, skiing, and downtown Aspen core. 


Pat offers keen insight regarding Aspen real estate market with the facts that back it up. She know what it takes to properly analyze the market; finding the best property for you, negotiating the best price and managing the contract througha a smooth closing. You will also appreciate her expertise in positioning, pricing, staging, and marketing your current property for an effective sale.

With Pat, you’ll benefit from her perspective, attention to detail, resources and insight to current opportunities in the real estate market. She is 100% dedicated, ethical, hard working and experienced in all aspects of the real estabe business. Coupled with the exceptional global marketing pwoer of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, you will maximize your success when working with this top-producing broker. 

Why Pat Marquis?

In the heart of London in 1744, an exceptional auction house was born, built on a revered tradition of uniting collectors with world-class works of art and marketing the world’s most cherished possessions, resulting in many world record purchases. Sotheby’s still provides authentic knowledge comparable to none, founded on the same commitment to exceptional service the Sotheby’s International Realty brand was created in 1976 and has become known around the world for distinctive properties it represents.

Sotheby’s International Realty network is designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious properties in the world. With over 700 offices, in 52 countries and territories worldwide; affiliated brokers and sales professionals handled 24 percent more transaction in 2013 than 2012 – nearly three times better than the 9.2 percent gain in home sales sides reported for the overall market by the National Association of Realtors.

Pat Marquis, CEO of Aspen4Sale is one of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty’s top agents in the Aspen-Snowmass area. Pat has been helping clients find the perfect fit for their real estate needs for over 30 years. In addition to her extensive experience in the industry, Pat is also a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and Certified International Property Specialist. She has developed, assembled, brokered, operated, and renovated many commercial, residential, multi-family residential, and hotel properties and is able to assist you in finding a property anywhere in the world.

Pat offers keen insight regarding Aspen real estate market with the facts that back it up. She knows what it takes to properly analyze the market; finding the best property for you, negotiating the best price and managing the contract through a smooth closing. You will also appreciate her expertise in positioning, pricing, staging, and marketing your current property for an effective sale.

Aspen4Sale specializes in real estate and marketing. Pat understands the vital role marketing plays in the sale of any property. Just as there is a shoe for every foot, there is a buyer for every property. Aspen4Sale realizes that your buyer may not be local, as most homes bought in Aspen are usually 2nd or 3rd residences and the best way to target buyers for your home must be presented on a global level. It’s our job to make sure that these buyers are targeted to your property, ensuring your property gets the necessary exposure, targeted to a defined key audience; with daily analytics to make sure  no lead goes unchecked on the international playing field.

With Pat, you’ll benefit from her perspective, attention to detail, resources and insight into current opportunities in the real estate market. She is 100% dedicated, ethical, hard working and experienced in all aspects of the real estate business. Coupled with the exceptional global marketing power of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, you will maximize your success when working with this top-producing broker.

Personal Real Estate | An Investment and a Need

Numerous ultra-high net-worth (UHNW) individuals have utilized real estate as an investment vehicle to increase their wealth, but these properties continue to have a primary purpose: first and foremost, they serve as residences.

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Besides the obvious need to own a property in one’s primary business location, the time spent in other locations, whether for leisure or business purposes, may make the ownership of a secondary residence a practical and financially responsible course of action.

UHNW individuals’ personal and professional considerations, in that order, tend to drive the demand for residential real estate. Residential real estate, while it is known as a long-term safe investment, is almost always purchased because of a specific connection between a UHNW individual and a particular place. For example, many Asian UHNW individuals who buy property in the top real estate markets for investment purposes are either choosing these markets because they are building up their business activities in the region or, increasingly, because their children are going to study abroad. Some of the main cities where UHNW individuals buy residential real estate outside of their home cities are located close to elite universities, financial hubs or often both. “Lifestyle is one of the key motivating factors in the purchase of a luxury home, “ said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing office, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Consumers want homes that will meet their unique needs, whether it be a waterfront property, ski in/out access or a vineyard.”

Read more information like this in our Global Luxury Lifestyle Repost with Wealth-X 

Article provided by Lindsey Scharf for Sotheby’s International Realty®

Top 5 Reasons to Buy in Aspen

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Aspen is one of the most exclusive places in the United States. When buying a home in Aspen, it’s not just any home, in any city. Aspen is small town living, with an elevated culture and a lifestyle that is second to none. Aspen real estate market is fast; with low inventory and high demand, it’s no surprise why the elite are obsessed with Aspen. Here are just a few reasons why Aspen makes the perfect location for your next home.  

1. In 2014 Aspen had the 2nd highest home sale price increase of 16%, second only to New York City with an 18.8% increase according to Knight Frank’s Prime International Residential Index. The 2015 (April 15- Jul 15) medium sale price for a Aspen home was $1.2 million and home appreciation has increased 10% since 2013 according to Trulia stats. Making Aspen one of the most exclusive safe havens for your real estate investment. 

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2. Great Schools!!! Aspen High School is ranked as the #1 in Colorado and 59th in the Nation according to US News & World Report. Aspen High has fewer than 600 high school students with 39 teachers, and the average class size of 15; it has the feeling of a private school. Teachers, staff and coaches are active members of the community providing a variety of sports and clubs to choose from. Students even have access to their own chair lift to Aspen Highlands during the ski season.



top5-23. Aspen is Green! As of today the city’s electric system uses over 75% renewable energy; 51% from Hydroelectric, 27% from Wind and Solar has 
reduced the carbon footprint by an estimated 9,215,000 lbs.  

 

4. A progressive local economy, plus stable summer and winter tourism, makes vacation rental a viable option. Business just keeps getting better for retail shops; Aspen is experiencing the busiest summer ever according to the most recent Aspen Times article. Aspen’s 4.5% unemployment rate is 2% lower than the national average, and 6% in business growth soars Aspen’s economy as high as the mountaintops.

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5. NATURE!! Over 110,000 acres dedicated to open space in and around Aspen, finding breathtaking vistas just a blink away. In 2001 Aspen voters approved funding for the acquisition of open space. Pitkin County Open Space is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing Aspen’s natural surrounds including wetlands, shrub lands, and forested areas.

As with most transplants to Aspen, we came for the winter and stayed for the summer.

Brand New Listing Hits Aspen Real Estate Market

I am so excited to announce that this stunning, contemporary home just hit the Aspen real estate market. 

926 East Durant Avenue is a modern, light-filled home in the heart of downtown Aspen, Colorado. With breathtaking views of Aspen Mountain, Red Mountain, and the gondola, this 3-level town home is a listing that serious buyers must see. 

Other features of this beautiful home include:

  • A peaceful location on a cul-de-sac in downtown Aspen.
  • 2 south-facing balconies plus a large patio with private hot tub.
  • An abundance of natural light throughout the entire town home.
  • Enormous master suite with fireplace, large walk-in closet, and a very large master bath.
  • 3 additional bedrooms.
  • A 2-car carport

I am confident saying that this is one of the best properties to hit the Aspen real estate market in Aspen, Colorado’s central core.

Scroll down to view handpicked images of this home…

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The living room is contemporary, light-filled, and welcoming.

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The open-concept kitchen boasts updated appliances and a lot of counter space.

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This is a to-die-for master suite!

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Two south-facing balconies promise an abundance of sunshine.

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Clean and contemporary, this town home will take your breath away.

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The hot tub on the patio is an added bonus after powder days in the winter and long hikes in the summer. 

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How about this enormous master bathroom?

Why The Highest Real Estate Offer Doesn’t Always Get The House

Eagle_PinesThroughout my career as a real estate agent in Aspen, I’ve seen a lot of interesting scenarios play out. One lesson that I always pass along to my clients is that the highest real estate offer is not always accepted by sellers. A lot of clients are surprised by this, but it’s true—there are many factors that play pivotal roles in a seller choosing an offer.

The takeaway is empowering for buyers. It’s important to remember that as a buyer, you have control in the real estate purchasing process. While coming to the table with a respectable offer is important, you’ll be shocked by how many times sellers don’t go with the biggest number.

Here are four ways to increase the odds of having your offer accepted, even though you don’t have the highest offer.

  1. Get Personal.
    Buying a home is a big deal, it’s a personal transaction, and sellers love picturing who will plant roots and make a life in the house that they created so many last memories in. A thoughtful, sincere, and personal letter written to the seller paints a three-dimensional picture of you. This letter makes you more than just an offer, and it’s amazing how often this results in a closing—even if the letter writer’s offer isn’t the highest option for the seller.As a listing agent, one of my sellers once had three offers presented. Two buyers strictly made an offer, while the third buyer—whose offer was a bit less than the other two—wrote a heartfelt letter praising the home, illustrating why it was a perfect fit for his family, and talking about the future his family pictured in the home. My seller was actually turned off by the buyers who did not take time to craft a letter and went with the buyer who felt familiar. That short, hand-written, personal letter made the difference between getting the home and not.
  2. Come with cash.
    The odds of you getting the home of your dreams increase drastically if you come to the table with an all-cash offer. The Aspen real estate market is competitive, buyers are clammoring for homes, and sellers love cash offers. I’ve found that bringing cash to a negotiation—even if the all-cash offer is less than what other buyer’s are offering—results in a great response from Aspen sellers.Why? If you can pay in cash lenders and mortgages are ommited, escrow closes quickly, and appraisals don’t bog down the process.
  3. Craft a seller-friendly contract.
    If it’s your dream home and you are up against high offers, customizing common contingencies that give sellers headaches will ensure your lower-priced offer gets the attention of the seller.Contingencies like financing, appraisal, and inspection protect buyers, but they also make offers look weaker. Every contingency in a contract makes the deal more difficult to close, so pick wisely about the language you use in contingencies.
  4. Be flexible.
    For the most part, closings take anywhere from 30 to 90 days. Expediting a closing to suit a seller will help your lower offer get accepted. For the most part, sellers always want a quick closing (around 30 days). If you’re organized and Customizing the length of the closing to suit the seller’s needs can often help seal the deal over a higher offer. Sellers almost always want fast closings, usually 30 days. If you have all your ducks in a row, you may be able to do this.The best approach I’ve found throughout my career is having buyers be prepared for a quick closing and asking the seller what they prefer. Questions like “What do timeframe do you need?” and “Would you like this to happen quickly?” are tactics that show sellers you’re willing to do whatever it takes to close.