The March numbers look fairly normal. The COVID19 stay-at-home order didn’t come out until April. I expect April and May numbers to be significantly down from where we expected them to be. The real estate market is still alive and functioning in Buena Vista, Salida, Twin Lakes, Leadville, and Park County. Mountain property, especially real estate in small thriving mountain towns, is in even more demand than before. COVID19 has helped a lot of people who live in the city realize that they would rather live in the mountains where they come to play. The addition of a fiber optic cable over Cottonwood Pass has created redundancy in the area internet that was sorely needed to help businesses grow and make it easier for many people to work remotely. Click here to read an article in the Chaffee County Times about the fiber optic redundancy. Hopefully one silver lining of COVID19 is that more people than ever are realizing that they can work from home, eliminating hours spent commuting, thousands of dollars spent burning fossil fuels, and experiencing the joy of connection with family and community by working from home.