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Over the years, being in the real estate business, it’s been fun watching the home design trends change.  Like fashion, home designs change a lot. According to Houzz, these are a few trends you can expect to see in homes in 2017.

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Satin brass finishes have been making a comeback in recent years.  The satin or brushed brass seems to bring a warmer look.

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Hardworking Kitchen Storage Walls are bringing more open space and creates a one-stop hub freeing up the rest of the space for a breezy look.

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White With Off White brings a refreshing look.  Balancing a white palette with a creamy off white and natural linen hues creates a breathtaking look that can be rich with character.

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Splurging in Laundry Rooms – Everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms get the big remodel budgets but laundry room are now seeing the love.  Design tricks include bringing more light into the room and more storage.

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Outdoor Feeling Indoor Showers – An outdoor shower is highly desirable but it is not practical in most states year round.  Designers and homeowners are looking to intimate courtyards and creative site placement to create bathrooms that connect deeply to the outdoors while still maintaining privacy.

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Abundant Storage– Homeowners have demanded more storage space so newer homes are featuring enormous walk-in closets, spacious dressing rooms and plenty of built in cabinets.  Garage are also getting larger to accommodate the larger SUV’s and all of our gear.

Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for information on homes for sale in the Vail Valley.

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Vail Resorts has been working hard to continue to provide their guests with exceptional experiences and build upon the unprecedented value of the Epic Pass with the additional of Whistler Blackcomb and Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season.  The Epic Pass now provides worldwide access with 45 iconic resorts.

The price of the Epic Pass will be $859.00 which provides unlimited and unrestricted skiing from opening day to closing day.  The Epic Pass gives full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan, Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, Perisher in Australia.  The Epic Pass grants limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Arlberg in Austria, Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallees in Switzerland.  Vail Resorts plans to intergrate Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing with no restriction dates.

The Epic Local Pass will be $639.00 and you will receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.  Stowe Mountain Resort will be integrated into the program subject to the acquisition closing.

The Epic 4-Day is a convenient option for a short ski trip.  The pass will be valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Arapahoe Basin and Stowe Mountain, subject to acquisition closing, plus four free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.  The Epic 4-Day pass is $419.00.

The auto renew program is the most convenient way to automatically renew your season pass every year, guaranteeing the lowest price for next season. Your will receive an email notifying you that its time to renew.  The spring payment is just $49 plus pass insurance if you have selected.  You have the option to cancel with out penalty before March 15.

For more information on ski passes please visit: www.snow.com.  Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley.

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I just bought my Aspen Santa Fe Ballet tickets, have you? If you haven’t, don’t worry there are still tickets remaining and available at Vilar Preforming Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
Image result for vpac beaver creek coAspen Santa Fe Ballet performs a diverse repertoire; with numerous guest collaborators that enrich the heart of this dance companies foundation of expertise dancers. For nearly twenty years (and counting) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has been traveling within the country maintaining a strong, fierce reputation. ASFB doesn’t let the boarders of this country stop them as they have embarked on many out of country expeditions and tours as well as participating in world rewound dance workshops and concerts.

As it’s company name may suggest, ASFB derives  from a dual set of home base cities; Aspen, tucked away in the great Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau.  Given their shared home towns so to speak, ASFB indulges in both settings absorbing all that their environments have to offer as if they’re yearning for local inspiration…it surely comes across vividly in their live shows.

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In exactly two weeks from today ASFB will be gracing Vail with their February 22, performance over in Beaver Creek.  At 7:30PM be prepared to sit comfortably at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as you sit back in awe of athletic, virtuoso dancers take the stage in demonstrating exquisite contemporary ballet technique.  Great and fun for the entire family!

For more information on great happenings in wonder Vail please feel free to contact me, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or please pop into our Vail Village office located near the international bridge and I can introduce you to one of our many awesome local brokers

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Great news for Beaver Creek lift, Drink of Water….Soon renovation begins to cut chair lift times IN HALF as well as add more riders to the lift by making the chair larger!

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Updates to the hill pump up riders as we are all advantageous to get as many turns in on the hill as possible. Vail Resorts is reportedly spending nearly $100 million dollars in the guest experience for the 2016-2017 Winter season.

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For more information on whats happening around Vail contact me, Maxine at Maxine@GatewayLand.com

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please call our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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Beaver Creek

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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Warm, dry weather has pushed Vail Mountain’s opening to November 25th, 2016 and Beaver Creek’s opening is still planned for November 23rd.  The temperatures have been in the mid-60’s which has made snow making a challenge.  Keystone is still set to open on Friday.  Copper Mountain is also scheduled to open on Friday and Breckenridge will open on Saturday.  There is snow in the forecast for Thursday and colder temperatures.

The Vail Valley Foundation said that the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race is currently planned to continue as normal which is scheduled for November 29th through December 4th.  They will have more details on the snow control reports on Friday.  Ultimately, it will be up to the International Ski Federation to decide whether to postpone the race depending on the weather forecasts and the snowmaking ability.

We have all been enjoying the warm weather but it’s time for the snow to arrive.  Think Snow!

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

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

GOOD MORNING on this 1st Day of October!

Here is an update on some of the current stats:

SOLDS – there are 8 newly sold properties in the VAIL VALLEY prices range from $254K – $4.295M.

UNDER CONTRACT – Properties now under contract number 7, ranging in cost from $82.5K up to $890K.  Also there is one partial ownership now UNDER CONTRACT which was Listed @ $60K.

PRICE REDUCTIONS – Several properties, 6, have reduced the Listing Price one by $5k another by $100K for an average of $37.3K.

NEW LISTINGS – There are 6 new listings to look at.  Listing Prices vary from $1.625M up to $3.995M.  There is also a commercial rental newly Listed @$45/sq ft in Lions Head in Vail.

If you want to investigate further, just contact me and I will surely help you with your Real Estate need!  313.600.8330

thx  dean quint