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Vail and Beaver Creek are the home of the two most popular ski resorts in Colorado.  Beaver Creek’s motto is “Not Exactly Roughing It” which tells you there are a lot of activities to check out while visiting Beaver Creek.

  1. Cookie Time:  At 3 pm daily at the base of the Centennial Express Lift in Beaver Creek, look for the guest services employees in red with chef hats for fresh out of the oven cookies served on silver platters.
  2. See a show at the Vilar: This is a 535 seat theatre that presents a variety of performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, and family entertainment.  Check the website for this winter’s performance line up: www.vvf.org
  3. Mountain Guide:  Set aside time with a mountain guide who will tailor the day for your and perhaps show you areas of the mountain that you have never experienced before.
  4. Mountain Top Dining:  Take a starlit sleigh ride to one of three mountain top dining locations; Beano’s Cabin, Allies Cabin and Zach’s Cabin.
  5. Beaver Creek Village: Enjoy the world class shopping and dining.  The central ice skating rink is the most iconic in Beaver Creek.
  6. Candy Cabin:  The vintage style ski in/ski out candy store at the top of Strawberry Park Express Lift (#12) offers popular favorites as well as special treats you only can get at the Beaver Creek Candy Cabin.  5th generation candy maker, Michael Mortz Jr. offers high quality wax free chocolate from his company, Colorado Candy.
  7. Thursday Night Lights: Every Thursday from mid-December through March, the sky lights up with fireworks over Centennial Express Lift.
  8. Don’t Miss These Runs:  Green:  Visit the top of Beaver Creek; Blue:  Rose Bowl is an unforgettable experience with wide open terrain and gorgeous views.   Black: Take at least one run down President Ford, his favorite run on the mountain.  Double Black: Test your skills on the Birds of Prey and you will find fun, tough terrain on Grouse Mountain.
  9. White Glove First Tracks and the Snow Refresh:  This program coordinated by our snow surface experts, includes a series of dedicated snowmaking machines that fan a light continuous dusting of snow a top of perfectly groomed trails, such as Centennial, Red Tail and Gold Dust.
  10. Events:  Beaver Creek’s events quickly become traditions from Cookie Competition, to Christmas Tree lighting, World Cup with Birds of Prey.  Check the website for a full list:  www.beavercreek.com.

For more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley, please feel free to visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

The Winter time brings with it a promise of speeding down steep slopes here in beautiful Vail Village! While hugely different in approach, yoga and skiing are in reality hugely complementary. Here in Vail we have many adventure driver residents who thrive on excitement!

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Skiing and snowboarding are a mix of agility and dexterity achieved over time, regardless if our practice is for an entire season or just a weekend holiday squeezed into our busy schedule. While yoga offers a sense of calm, meditative movements facilitated by breath.  And as every annual skier or snowboarder knows we active muscles on the mountain that aren’t always engaged in the “off seasons”.  So let’s be mindful when warming up so we don’t suffer and interrupt our après-ski indulgences….

Here are my favorite asanas for strengthening thighs:

Forward bend: Offers your hamstrings a deep stretch as it loosens the calve muscles – with your weight in the heels exhale fully here and be sure to support yourself with props that allow you completely fold over and out of your hip crease.

Warrior pose: Stretches hip flexors and hamstrings on the back of the legs while activating your feet, ankles, glutes and quads on the front of the leg. For alignment sake, take a peek down at your front bent leg making sure you can see your big toe!

Chair pose: This is a tough one for me but so beneficial, it’s the classic ski and board pose warming up and building strength in the legs.  Try and keep both legs together fully activated while weight is in the heels of the feet, try and lift your toes here to ensure your weight is well spread!

Reclined cobblers pose: very important as it can prevent knee injury when properly executed. This pose improves the flexibility in your inner thighs!

Warming up your hip flexors is vital as we maximize agility here while skiing and snowboarding.  When we build more strength in our hip flexors we are creating a base of equilibrium and muscle foundation which in turn improves the support to our upper body!

Engaging the core muscles of the abdomen enhances good turns on the slopes and alleviates pressure form the knees, protecting the joints from injury.

Asanas for maximizing core strength:

Tree pose: This pose is awesome, engaging the core, quads, calves, ankles and spine while stretching the hip flexors, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.  Not to mention, balance! Tree pose promotes mobility in the hip and knee joints which supports the slick carving and turning we take on top the mountain.

Spinal twist: Improves spine mobility, glute flexibility and outer thigh muscles. Any spirals we create without body serves as a ringing motion that rides our body of toxins. Deep breaths here…

Downward facing dog: I encourage you all to once a day find yourself in downward facing dog – transitioning into plank position is great for building core strength!

With mindful preparation and a bit of patience you will ready to hit the slopes – pain free!

Enjoy y’all!

To get in touch with one of our expert brokers please call 970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777!

For more tips on yoga come on by Gateway Real Estate’s Vail Village location where you can cozy up with a hot coco or coffee and see the amazing listings we currently have!

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Good morning and welcome to the last weekend in October!

Following are the stats provided on the Vail Valley MLS this morning…

NEW LISTING – Six new, 3 residential, 2 land, & 1 rental, pricing range from $2900-/mo to $999K.  Listings are in several areas, call for details.

PRICE REDUCTIONS – There are only two decreases from list price, one of $24,100- on a residential, & a price drop on a commercial building lease, call for details.

UNDER CONTRACT – Five properties have come UNDER CONTRACT with pricing ranging from $233,100 to $829K with one of those a partial ownership for $169K.

Finally, the SOLDS, Eleven new owners in the Valley. These SOLDS were purchased for $280K – $1.565M.  They are located in Avon, Edwards, Eagle, & Gypsum.

If you may be interested in any additional info, call me, 313 600 8330.

Thx  dean

 

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Why do we call this wonderful time of year Indian Summer? There are many theories, “Indian Giver” is one of the better known sources for this term. 

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Indian Summer refers to very unseasonable warm and dry weather in late Autumn. There is usually a cold spell with frost preceding this most pleasurable time of year, which lures many into pondering what Winters blustery days might bring! Instead, much to our satisfaction, Indian Summer creeps in, giving us one last opportunity to savor the fading impressions of Summer…Never quite knowing if this magical time will be snatched away in an instant, much like the reputation of an Indian Giver!

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Indian Summer here in the Vail Valley usually continues into mid-November, which means there’s still plenty of time left to get out there and take in the beauty that surrounds us!

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Trick or Treat day @ Riverwalk in Edwards for 10a-1p come on by for your TREAT!

Here are the stats as of this morning…

NEW LISTINGS – One new, a time share @ Four Seasons in Vail, about 3 weeks/yr…list price $280K

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PRICE REDUCTIONS – Four price reductions, 2 residential & 2 time share…2 residential are $20K & $54K…the 2 time shares $20K & $6500-

UNDER CONTRACT – Seven properties are now under contract, list prices range from $250K-$499K for improved properties and $65K-$269K for vacant land

FINALLY, SOLDS…Eleven are now sold…residential improved sold prices are from $367,500- thru $9.5M…land which has sold ranges from $180K to $360,500-

If you have any questions or would like more info…

CALL ME @ 313 600 8330

Enjoy your day!

dean quint

Gateway Land and Development Real Estate

Good morning, here is what is showing up in the Vail MLS STATS this morning…

SOLDS – 13 properties have closed and now have new owners, 12 residential ranging in price from $177K in Leadville to $9.375M in Vail.  One vacant parcel in Red Cliff has sold for $220K.

As for UNDER CONTRACT, there are 10 Listings which offers presented have been accepted and now will continue through the process and likely become solds.  All are residential and they range in Listed Price from $315K to $3.795M.

PRICE REDUCTIONS number only 3, two have decreased the asking/Listing price by $20K and another by $8K.

Finally, NEW LISTINGS on the market are a huge, 1.  It’s one you may want to see, a $2.265M in Vail!

Whether your looking for a better deal with taking advantage of a PRICE REDUCTION, ready to LIST your property, or just looking and want to see a Newly Listed home or some other Listing still on the market, CALL ME TODAY.  I’ll help you through the process and get you into your next property in the Vail Valley.

DEAN QUINT  313 600 8330

WOW!   12/5/6/5  This morning shows 12 new SOLD properties, 5 UNDER CONTRACT, 6 PRICE REDUCTIONS & 5 NEW LISTINGS.  In recent days the market continues to move along with plenty of properties available whether it be for land, a permanent primary residence, second home or time share for summer/winter fun.

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SOLDS are for the past several days and range from around $285,000- up to over $14,000,000-.  It is quite a range of property values for sure.  What is important simply is there is a property out there for you most likely at a price which is affordable for you.

UNDER CONTRACT properties are those pending with an accepted offer by the seller from a buyer and they are now working through the process to meet all of the contractual terms, be it an inspection, financing, or it could be one or more of many other terms to yet be fulfilled.  Some meet all the requirements and move to the SOLD category others do not and may then return to LISTINGS back on the market.  The range of listed properties UNDER CONTRACT are from $275K to over $2.2M.

PRICE REDUCTIONS on average is $42,650- of Listed properties.  Keep in mind the spread of Listing prices are from the $400K to over $2.4M.  Regardless, there are motivated sellers and is this the time for you to make your move?

NEW LISTINGS on the market are located from East Vail to Gypsum.  They range in listing price from $465K up to $3.2M.  Is this in your price range?  Could this be one of the areas you are considering?

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Vail Colorado Real Estate for sale, 59 Jacksons Path

Give me a call or stop by the office today in Edwards.  I’ll be happy to assist you whether you are interested in buying or selling in the Vail Real Estate market.  My number is 313.600.8330 and I will be in the office today until 5pm.

Have a delightful day!

Dean Quint

It is a good time to make an offer on a property in the Vail, Colorado.

Today alone there are 11 price drops on various properties.  There have been additional price drops in previous days.  What this potentially means for you as a buyer is the ability to get into a property for less than what you may have previously thought.

There may be motivated sellers out there and this could be your change to take advantage of it.

Don’t wait, contact me today and I will help you find the property you want and make an offer!

To search the entire Vail MLS visit: GatewayLand.com

For any questions about the Vail Valley or Vail Real Estate, please contact me: Dean Quint  313.600.8330

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Colorado camping equals star filled nights, warm campfires, the scent of evergreen drifting through the breeze and S’Mores.  Breathtaking natural beauty, few bugs and the abundance of outdoor activities at your finger tips makes Colorado one of the most popular states to camp.  Colorado State Parks manage more than 4,000 campsites throughout the state.  They have everything from backcountry sites for those who desire seclusion to full hookup sites with water, sewer and electrical connections.

Weekdays offer prime campsites as some are on a first come, first serve basis.  Those that take reservations are usually booked 6 months in advance.  There are a few campgrounds located in the White River National Forest not to far from downtown VailGore Creek Campground is the closest located along Gore Creek at the boundary of Eagle’s Nest Wilderness.  It’s a beautiful campground with 18 drive-up sites and 7 walk-in sites with picnic tables and fire rings.  There is no running water or electrical hook-ups but do have vault toilets.

Gold Park Campground is located along Homesteak Creek near the boundary of Holy Cross Wilderness.  There are 11 sites with picnic tables and fire rings.  No running water or electrical but does have vault toilets.  This is located 13 miles south of Minturn.

Another popular campground close to Vail is Camp Hale Memorial Campground.  This campground sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet, in a wide open valley with sparse shade but offers nearby hiking trails and easy access to the memorial.  Camp Hale is historic because the 10th Mountain Division, a unit of 15,000 men, trained here in the mountaineering and skiing techniques during WWII.  Some saw combat in Italy during the war. There are 15 sites with picnic tables and fire rings.  There are vault toilets but no running water or electrical hook-ups.  You may reserve this campground online:  recreation.gov 

Camping season is almost here and hope you will get out and enjoy what Colorado has to offer.  Let’s preserve and protect our National Forest, National Parks and Corps of Engineers Lake areas by leaving natural areas the way you find them and please remember to Leave No Trace.

 

 

 

 

 

This blog post was written by Managing Director of Housing Research, Danielle Hale, and Data Analyst, Hua Zhong.

You probably know that home listings go up most often on Thursdays and Fridays. Here is the data to back up your intuition:

  • As we start the New Year, this is a good time to take a look and recap the year behind us to see what insights 2014 holds for 2015. While December 2015 is still preliminary, we can get a good sense of the year by looking at the data we currently have for the past 12 months[1]. In our first posts, we looked at popular and least common closing dates. Here, we’ll take a look at listings.
  • Below, we see the most popular listing days of 2015. Note the strong preponderance of spring dates and obvious lack of weekends.
  • The biggest months for new listings are April, May, and June, followed by March and July. These months alone accounted for roughly half of all new listings in this analysis.
  • While not devoid of new listings, the weekends are obviously not popular days to list. Among weekdays, Fridays and Thursdays are the most common days for new listings to go up, with Mondays and Wednesdays trailing a bit and Tuesdays not too far behind. Tuesdays and weekends are the only days of the week absent in the top 25 days for listings.
  • While home closings exhibit a strong tendency to get done at the end of the month, listings are much steadier throughout the course of the month with a slight tendency to be posted earlier rather than later.
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[1] This analysis considers data from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

Don’t miss out on this prime listing times!! Get your home listed with Greg Peterson early! Call me at 970-331-1333 to get your home listed.