If you have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for prices to retreat, the trend is not great; as a rule, year-over-year values and prices continue to rise. Historically low inventory, increasing demand, and marquee developments like the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences portend more of the same for this year and the near future. In spite of only 16 more transactions year over year, in the first quarter of 2024, Telluride experienced an uptick of 46% in Total Dollar Volume vs 2023. As a consequence, the average sale price in our market is up 26% year over year. Sales over $5 million have increased 50% year over year as the upper end of our market carries the day despite persistently high interest rates, which may be impacting the lower end of the…

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In 2023, the Telluride Real Estate market's prevailing theme was scarcity. Scarcity emboldened Sellers and left many Buyers scratching their heads, even in the face of macroeconomic softening. The simple fact in Telluride is that we still have a significant lack of inventory for a consistent and even growing demand base. Consequently, Telluride area real estate values have largely returned to a steady rate of overall appreciation similar to pre-pandemic trends. The numbers bear this out: in 2023, San Miguel County’s total dollar volume was up 31% over 2019, despite 18% fewer transactions.

The lack of inventory underlined a steep decline in the number of transactions, dropping from a total of 944 trades in 2021 to a modest 445 in 2023, a 53% drop.…

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Cap Lifted on Short-Term Rental Licenses

The cap on short-term rental licenses within the Town of Telluride expired on November 2, 2023. New short-term rental business license applications are now being processed. Any new licenses received over the next two months will still be processed under the existing licensing and fee structure, and will expire on December 31, 2023.


Telluride Town Council Passes New Short-Term Rental Policy

The Town of Telluride will implement new short-term rental licensing software in 2024 with new licensing categories, fee structure, and compliance requirements. 2024 renewals will be available as soon as possible in 2024, but not prior to January 1, 2024.

What are the new 2024 categories and fees?

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As the campaign season for Telluride's Town Council draws to a close, it's essential to take the time to get to know the candidates beyond their formal events. In the latest episode of my podcast series, Telluride Uncovered, we delve into the fascinating journey of Lee Shea Betton, a reformed New Yorker turned Telluride local, who transitioned from the advertising industry to lodging to real estate, ultimately becoming an active voice in local politics. Betton’s unique perspective illuminates the often misunderstood role of real estate agents in shaping our community, and offers a compelling argument for the importance of diverse representation in local politics.

Lee Shea's Telluride story begins 10 years ago in the bustling lanes of New York…

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It's the most beautiful time of year in Telluride! The aspens are golden, the peaks are white, and I'm still amazed to call this magical place home.

With Winter approaching, I wanted to check in and give you a quick Telluride Update. As always, if you have plans to be in Telluride this winter, please reach out; I'd love to see you. Please consider me your local resource - I love advising where to ski, activities for kids, places to eat, etc. 



Ski Season

Check out the new winter teaser video just released by Telski and start getting amped for ski season! 

The Mountain tentatively opens on November 23rd. Passes and tickets are on sale now! Get yours at the link below:

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Winter Flight…

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Since establishing the ski resort 50 years ago, Telluride's real estate market has experienced a consistent and well-regulated growth pattern marked by occasional fluctuations. With the exception of the Great Recession, the market has demonstrated remarkable resilience. During its pandemic era, the interplay between constrained supply and a swiftly expanding demand precipitated an impressive nearly 100% appreciation in property values within the most coveted sections of Telluride and Mountain Village.

As we step into 2023, we're observing a transition to a more balanced market. However, it is noteworthy that average sale prices have maintained their upward trajectory relative to 2022, boasting a 13% escalation in Telluride and…

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As we cruise past the halfway mark of 2023, speculation on where the market is headed is rife with opinions all along the spectrum. While some have been patiently waiting on the sidelines for the bottom to drop out, it just hasn’t happened. At $419.7M, YTD San Miguel County dollar volume may be down over the record-breaking years of 2021 & 2202, but it's almost 60% up over 2020. The dollar volume of sales also increased 50% from the first quarter of 2023 to the second quarter, largely attributed to robust sales in Mountain Village.

Buyers may be gaining a foothold in the market, especially when it comes to inventory that has seen longer days on market with over-ambitious pricing. However, values are holding their own. Look at the chart of average sales…

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While everyone is still coming down from the high of the most epic winter EVER, it's finally starting to feel like Spring in Telluride! With our snowpack peaking at 200% of normal and warmer temps on the way, lots of water adventures and wildflower hikes are sure to be enjoyed soon. With summer in mind, I wanted to reach out and give you a quick update on a few important things (see below). Let me know if you plan to be in Telluride this summer. I'd love to see you!

It's Almost Festival Season

May 25 - 29 / get tickets
Speakers include Bill McKibben, Teal Lehto, Cheryl Strayed, & Tom Shadyac, discussing topics from climate change and water to disturbance and artificial intelligence.

June 15 -…

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It’s fair to say that as 2022 came to a close, the Telluride Real Estate Market was grappling to re-establish its value position in the post-covid-boom world. Interest rates, inflation, and political unrest had everyone on edge regarding what was in store for 2023.

Well, here we are, already through the first quarter of 2023. At first glance, the percentage decrease in the number of transactions and dollar volume YTD may seem significant. Yet, as the market normalizes, comparing it to the highs of the boom is an unfair assessment. To put things into perspective, San Miguel County’s dollar volume for the first quarter of 2023 was the third-highest on record.

Mountain Village sales accounted for 57% of the dollar volume in the first quarter. The…

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The year 2022 has retreated into our rear-view mirror. The short-term message relative to the Telluride Real Estate Market in early 2023 indicates that mortgage rates may have eased off from their meteoric rise and the buying frenzy of the past two years has subsided.

A snapshot of year-end market data indicates a slowdown in the market evidenced by a retreat in dollar sales volume down 22% (2022 vs. 2021) and the number of transactions down 38%. Segregating the year-to-date (December) data from 2021 to 2022 within our larger regional markets (Telluride, Mountain Village, and the remainder of San Miguel County) reveals declines of 29%, 15%, and 25% respectively.

An optimistic data point reveals that total property sales of $5mm and above…

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