What’s the Big Deal: $6.2 million for vacant lot
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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Niche.com just released its 2016 Best Places to Live rankings, with Aspen placing No. 16.
Niche.com gave Aspen a D-plus mark for cost of living and a C-plus for real estate and weather, while it received A grades in education, public schools, health and fitness, shortest commute, crime and safety, family amenities and outdoor activities. Aspen garnered B’s for diversity and jobs.
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Shea took a course covering such topics as demographics of the affluent, lifestyle segmentation, trends and amenities in today’s luxury-home product and creating a marketing plan for multimillion-dollar properties.
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