December In Aspen

The McLaughlin Team

The McLaughlin Team

Buy Great Properties at Fair Prices

When real estate markets slow, buyers and sellers tend to retreat. The Fed’s 11 successive rate hikes to cool inflation have, in an almost singular way, targeted commercial and residential real estate markets. The ancillary bleedout includes a big slowdown for architectural firms, interior design firms, construction companies, developers, mortage companies and e-commerce related to homes. Interest rates are at their highest levels in 22 years. 

As long-time investors in residential and commercial properties, we have been thinking a lot about what ultimately governs good decisions on the part of home buyers and sellers in any market. In Tracy's book, Real Estate Rescue: How America Leaves Billions Behind In Residential Real Estate And How TO Maximize Your Home’s Value, she has a section devoted to trying to time the market. “A broken clock is right twice a day. Trying to time a real estate market is a fool’s errand. Buying or selling a home based on the prediction of the future market value is a strategy that has left many investors on the sidelines for years at a time during market run-ups”. Our advice to our clients is to buy great properties in ANY market at fair prices. The S&P 500 is sitting on an almost 20 percent year-to-date gain. The anticipated recession never came. The market is likely building in anticipation of interest rate reductions in 2024. Yes, money is costly to borrow, but in our professional opinion, should not prevent savvy investors from buying great properties at fair prices. That property, in an average hold of 15-20 years, will have an immeasurable appreciation as a key asset with the added benefit of living in a beautiful home that creates endless memories for you and your family.  

Happy holidays. All the best for a safe, happy, and healthy 2024!

Whitney, Grace, and Tracy

Successful Sale Spotlight

Arthur Rosenstein

The Agency Forum 2023

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We had such an amazing time at the 2023 Agency Forum in Austin! A huge thank you to Mauricio Umansky, Billy Rose, and Rainy Austin for leading us through a great week of workshops, guest speakers, and fun events. We feel so lucky to be a part of such an incredibly caring and progressive brokerage with a community that truly feels like family!

December in Aspen & Beyond

Trunk Show

Please join us, alongside Carolina Cerlat and Ksenia Sufleta, to celebrate the holidays with Maison Ullens. This exclusive Belgian Brand offers your year-round, nomadic, and chic wardrobe. Come with family and friends on Sunday afternoon for hors d'oeuvres and wine!

Snow Polo

Christmas in Aspen

Audi Cup

Aspen New Year's Eve

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220 Draw Drive
Aspen, Colorado
Sold for $8,007,500

5 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • Red Mountain

This home sits on an extraordinary Red Mountain Lot that includes a wooded hillside with Aspen and Oak trees and is surrounded by beautiful views. Located on the lower part of Red Mountain, it is a quick and easy drive into Aspen.

Represented the Buyer

220 Draw

94 Sinclair Lane
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Sold for $4,800,000

4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Off-Market

This beautiful residence, located in the heart of Snowmass Village, is the perfect place to call home in the summer, and the winter. Just minutes from the ski slopes, and the golf course, there is endless access to all that Snowmass has to offer.

Represented the Buyer

94 Sinclair

507 West Main Street Unit C-201
Aspen, Colorado
Sold for $4,000,000

3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Turn-Key

Located only a few short blocks from downtown Aspen, restaurant row, and the Gondola, this luxury turn-key condo has an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and tremendous views of both Shadow Mountain and Aspen Mountain.

Represented the Buyer

507 West Main

139 Fisher Creek
Missouri Heights, Colorado
Sold for $2,950,000

3 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • Two Stall Barn

This picturesque home is nestled on a 4 acre lot within the Ranch at Coulter Creek. Step inside and be captivated by the open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and breathtaking panoramic vistas that greet you from every room.

Represented the Buyer

139 Fisher Creek

102 Evans Road Unit 206
Basalt, Colorado
Sold for $1,100,000

1 Bedrooms • 1 Bathrooms • Park Modern

102 Park Modern offers beautiful open space views, with a very open floorplan. We love the investment potential at Park Modern and would love to tell you more about this incredible development that has had skyrocketing appreciation.

Represented the Buyer

102 Evans

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