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Pitkin County real estate sales down 22 percent in September

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – While real estate sales in Pitkin County plummeted 22 percent in September compared to the same month last year, the first nine month of 2010 outpaced the last year’s first three quarters by 5 percent, according to a report issued Thursday by Land Title Guarantee Co.

September saw $99.8 million in total sales volume, while 2010’s first nine months brought in $822.2 million in sales, the report shows.

Year-to-date transactions sit at 500, a 1.6 increase from the first nine months of 2009, based on data.

Sixty-two transactions were recorded in Pitkin County in September. That’s a slip of 16 percent from September 2009, but still the third strongest month of 2010, according to Land Title Guarantee.

In September, there were 33 transactions in Aspen totaling $74 million, and 19 transactions were interval units totaling $9.4 million; Snowmass Village reported seven transactions totaling $14.9 million; Woody Creek reported two transactions totaling $502,210, and Basalt rounded out the county with one transaction totaling $782,697.