January Thaw in Ouray!

After several snow falls and low temperatures we are now experiencing a “January Thaw”.  This is nice time of the Winter when we can actually get the ice build up to loosen its grip on steps, walkways, and sidewalks!   The holiday season was a busy one this year.  I put two properties under contract between Christmas and New Years.  One was a new listing above Oak Street, an older house with a total of five lots.  The Buyers intend to do a major remodel of the existing house.  The other property put under contract over New Years was Lotus Mountain Suites on Main Street. The new owners plan on continuing operation of a vacation rental with the property.  It is too early to know how 2014 real estate sales compared to 2013 but Ouray Brokers was up in volume by about fifty (50%) percent, a giant increase!   Hopefully 2015 will be a year to see appreciation of real estate values.  That normally happens after big sales years.  Watch Ouray Brokers as we add a couple of new broker associates in the new year.   More on that later………