Karen's Blog

Post Date: April 12th, 2019

Aspen ski season officially closes on April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday! While many locals are sad to retire their skis for the season and others are excited for the mountain biking season to begin, the Realtors are excited to close out the 2019 ski season with strong numbers and high percentages of increase in the number of homes listed and closed this season, between the 15% – 53% range over last years numbers. Click the link below for the most current report by the Aspen Board of Realtors.

https://aspenhomes.aspenpremierproperties.com/idx/search/emailupdatesignup?_ga=2.30263418.470625216.1555093191-327622950.1555093191

On the side, this may be the BEST time of the year to buy Real Estate in Aspen and Snowmass! Sellers who did not get an offer on their property during the ski season know that they will most likely have to wait for the summer season to kick off the first week in July, before the resort market becomes highly active again. They may also realize that their property was overpriced and are more willing to negotiate their selling price now. If you saw a home that didn't sell this season, this could be the BEST time to make an offer. Also, properties in the resort market are much more available to be shown as they are not occupied all the time. Many properties, particularly condominiums are rented most of the time and are very difficult to access. Between seasons, many of these properties are vacant and so they are much more available to show. Give me a call if you would like to look around the area for that PERFECT SANCTUARY!

Post Date: June 28th, 2012

It's official. I have my North Dakota Broker's license!!

Post Date: June 28th, 2012

Digging into the sunset

Post Date: June 28th, 2012

Fire in the sky

Post Date: June 28th, 2012

Our putting green!

Post Date: June 28th, 2012

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Nick, our right hand man adjusting the antenae on the trailer.

We still don't get reception.

Post Date: June 28th, 2012

View from our site at sunset

Post Date: June 28th, 2012

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Staking our company name!

Post Date: June 28th, 2012
Post Date: June 28th, 2012

Where am I going? I don't know.

When will I get there? I don't know.

All I know is I am on my way . . . . . The journey continues . . . .  This time pioneering on the new frontier in Willston North Dakota. The oil industry is booming here with 2000 new wells being drilled each year and an estimated 20 million in revenues for each well. The market is lacking homes for all the workers migrating into his area so my best friend June and I are going to stake our claim!  We will be building and selling 65  homes in the Bakken Basin, living in trailers until we are able to complete  our  first home  that we can move into. We have been up here for two months now and have made alot of progress but the going is slow. I am sure when the first pioneers made their trek across the country in their covered wagons, they also had a lot of challenges! The wind blows most of the time between 20-50 miles an hour here and we are continually sinking in the mud. We have laid over $5000 worth of gravel around our construction/living camp site, but the rain and haill have washed  it away .The town is mostly populated with red neck men and it does not feel safe to  go out alone so we hold up in the trailer for ten days at a time and take turns going home.

 

Ahh . . .  but the good things . . . it is quiet at night and you can see forever. The sunsets are the most spectacular I have seen anywhere. There is time to think and to breathe and check out from the chaos of life.  We will be part of a much bigger plan to save the economy from going further into debt and bankruptcy. North Dakota is the second largest producer of oil and gas ion the world! Forbes has named Williston the 6th fastest growing town in the nation.