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What’s the Big Deal: $6.2 million for vacant lot

Staff report
34 Placer Lane
Pitkin County Assessor’s Office |

Editor’s note:“What’s the Big Deal?” runs Sundays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday.

Price: $6.2 million

Date recorded: July 19

Address: 34 Placer Lane

Buyer: 34 Placer Inc.

Seller: SH Placer Lane LLC, JS Placer Lane LLC, AVH Placer Lane LLC

Property type: Vacant

Total acres: 0.937

Property taxes: $49,467.84

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