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On Monday-November 14th, you will be lucky enough to experience a front row seat to the largest Super Moon since 1948! A Super Moon or Perigee Moon appears to balloon up to 14% larger than an Apogee full Moon (traditional moon) and beams up 30% brighter!

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November 25th, 2034 will be your next opportunity to witness this spectacular gift of nature, so be sure to savor this moment. The best way to see this interstellar stunner is in a dark, open area, but, if you would like to add some bigger then life illusions to your experience, catch the moon as it rises along the horizon! It will appear even more magnificent!

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The moons’ peak will be at 6:52 am on Monday morning, not to worry, that does not mean that it won’t be brilliant that evening, you might even need to wear your sunglasses!

Moondance anyone….?

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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.

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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

Hi & good morning,

Wednesday morning here in the Vail Valley we experienced our season’s 1st dusting of snow to blanket most if not all of the ground at least from Edwards to the East.  Of course it was short lived and only at the upper elevations is it sticking, the rest has melted.

Here are some stats as of this morning according to the Vail MLS.

SOLDS – 11 properties have sold, ranging in price from a parking spot in Vail for $100K- to $999K for a single family home in Singletree.

UNDER CONTRACT – 8 new UC properties are reported ranging from $124900- for a lot in Red Cliff to $850K up in Beaver Creek for a ski in/ski out.

PRICE REDUCTIONS – Two price reductions one for $50K the other for $19100-, worth looking at for a better deal.

NEW LISTINGS – 7 new listings range from $449K for a 3 Bdrm 3BA in Edwards to $4.3M for 360+/- Acres near Dotsero with an improvement on it.

If interested in these or any other property in the Vail Valley or surrounding area give me a call and I’ll do my best to answer your question or will find the answer if I don’t know it!

Have a good week…

Dean  313.600.8330

In case you have missed it…and I’m guessing you have, I have continued my streak of putting my listings under contract in under 30 days. Over 60% of these listings had previously been listed for an extended time with other brokers at the same or lower price. So, not only am I getting fast results, I am getting my client a higher price for their property.

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If you find yourself thinking about listing your home, or are having problems selling your home, give me a call. I will meet with you and give you an honest no non-sense evaluation of your property with no obligation. As my record shows, I do not collect listings, I sell listings. I focus on providing my clients with the individual attention and care that I would want selling my home. I take every listing as a personal challenge to get the maximum dollar for their home in the least amount of time.

Next time you are looking for a Broker in Eagle County, remember you have choices…but most of all, remember Greg Peterson!

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A “Quote”, short for a  “Quotation”.  A noun that, according to the most recent edition of the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary, means simply:

 

“Quotation”:  a ​group of words from a ​book, ​play, ​speech, etc., that are ​repeated by someone who did not write them. In short form, “Quote”.

That’s it, that simple but….

I love quotes!  I love quotes from famous people; heck, I love thought-provoking or motivational phrases regardless of their origin and regardless of who, famous or infamous, said them!  

I love historical quotes that seemed distinctly ahead of their time when I first came to read them ~ and when read now, still do!  I love modern quotes that take me instantly to a simpler time in my life ~ and when read now, still can!  

I love quotes by spiritual leaders across the continents that stand true across time, that stand up as extraordinary even against the scrutiny of the masses, and I adore those quotes that apply to us all, every woman, man and child, everywhere on this Earth!  

To this day, and I’ve been a few days on this Earth, the power of the written word astounds me in the most delightful of ways!  The single most powerful path to intellectual and spiritual growth for me, even growth in the development of my personal business philosophies has historically come through the written word ~  often in the form of a quotation!  There are millions of famous quotes to be sure!  There are hundreds of quotes that have left me thinking…..some that have made me more kind and thoughtful and dozens that have renewed my hope.

 

 

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


 

I am moved by music, moved by nature, moved by certain human interaction, moved by any animal, anywhere, anytime….moved by special occasions with special people in my world ~ but at the end of the day I am most moved by the written word.  Here are some famous quotes borrowed from an article by my favorite Irish real estate training mentor, Brian Buffini, as seen in Inman News March 21, 2016.  I have provided photos to give you a visual of the men who said them: 

 

 

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“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”  ~  Thomas Jefferson


 

 

 

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“Success doesn’t just land in your lap with a bow on it.”  ~   Brian Buffini


 

 

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“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”  ~  Jim Rohn


 

 

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“We become what we think about most of the time.”  ~  Earl Nightingale


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“Positive thinking allows you to maintain perspective in the face of challenges.”  ~  Brian Buffini


I can’t stop!  I can’t stop being moved by a good quote, awed by a great one.  I seem to be someone who reads fascinating thoughtful quotes that “change my life forever” on a regular basis! 

So, of course, I am curious….do you love quotes?  Next time I will present samples of Quotes from famous Women!  Until then, enjoy each moment of this day.  It is a gift, not to be missed!

Bethany Boston-Johnson

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SELLER’S CHECKLIST:

⬜De­Clutter: Review your home. Throw away, store away. Then do it again.

⬜Organize: Review. Throw away, store away, remove, and tidy.  Everything.

⬜Clean: Deep clean from top to bottom. Windows, upholstery, carpet, refrigerator, oven, bathrooms, garage. Vacuum and wipe down everything. Empty trash daily.

⬜Paint: The least expensive, most effective thing you can do in addition to cleaning and organizing is paint. A fresh coat in a neutral color can enhance your property. Stay away from a high gloss finish.

⬜Brighten: Light equals space. Prior to showings, wash windows, raise blinds, and turn on lights. Add lamps to brighten dark rooms or corners.

⬜Repair: Make simple repairs such as paint and spackling touch ups, replace light bulbs, cracked windows, and fix leaky faucets.

⬜Maintain: Keep your front entrance and lawn neat and inviting with potted plants; don’t skimp on the potted plants, remember you are trying to make an outstanding first impression from the curb.

⬜Remove: Any personal property not included in the sale should be removed including lighting, window treatments, permanently attached art and valuables.  Guns should be safely removed from the premises during the Marketing Period including and especially during Open Houses.  There should be no exceptions to the removal of all weapons from the Property for sale.

⬜Inspect: Hire a professional, licensed inspector prior to putting your home on the market to find and eliminate potential problems before they become a buyer’s issue. Take care of the minor issues; discuss disclosure of any major issues with your Real Estate Broker immediately.

If you do these things, you will greatly enhance your abililty to obtain the highest price possible for your Home in the least amount of market time and you will experience much less stress!  

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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. 

Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and make an (winning) offer. Here are six home-buying reasons to be thankful while ringing in the new year:

Reason No. 1: Interest rates are still at record lows

Even though they may creep up at any moment, it’s nonetheless a fact that interest rates on home loans are at historic lows, with a 30-year fixed-rate home loan still hovering around 4%.

“Remember 18.5% in the ’80s?” asks Tom Postilio, a real estate broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate and a star of HGTV’s “Selling New York.”“It is likely that we’ll never see interest rates this low again. So while prices are high in some markets, the savings in interest payments could easily amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage.”

Reason No. 2: Rents have skyrocketed

Another reason home buyers are lucky is that rents are going up, up, up! (This, on the other hand, is a reason not to be thankful if you’re a renter.) In fact, rents outpaced home values in 20 of the 35 biggest housing markets in 2015. What’s more, according to the2015 Rent.com Rental Market Report, 88% of property managers raised their rent in the past 12 months, and an 8% hike is predicted for 2016.

“In most metropolitan cities, monthly rent is comparable to that of a monthly mortgage payment, sometimes more,” says Heather Garriock, mortgage agent for The Mortgage Group. “Doesn’t it make more sense to put those monthly chunks of money into your own appreciating asset rather than handing it over to your landlord and saying goodbye to it forever?”

Reason No. 3: Home prices are stabilizing

For the first time in years, prices that have been climbing steadily upward are stabilizing, restoring a level playing field that helps buyers drive a harder bargain with sellers, even in heated markets.

“Local markets vary, but generally we are experiencing a cooling period,” says Postilio. “At this moment, buyers have the opportunity to capitalize on this.”

Reason No. 4: Down payments don’t need to break the bank

Probably the biggest obstacle that prevents renters from becoming homeowners is pulling together a down payment. But today, that chunk of change can be smaller, thanks to a variety of programs to help home buyers. For instance, the new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Home Possible Advantage Program allows for a 3% down payment for credit scores as low as 620.

Reason No. 5: Mortgage insurance is a deal, too

If you do decide to put less than 20% down on a home, you are then required to have mortgage insurance (basically in case you default). A workaround to handle this, however, is to take out a loan from the Federal Housing Administration—a government mortgage insurer that backs loans with down payments as low as 3.5% and credit scores as low as 580. The fees are way down from 1.35% to 0.85% of the mortgage balance, meaning your monthly mortgage total will be significantly lower if you fund it this way. In fact, the FHA predicts this 37% annual premium cut will bring 250,000 first-time buyers into the market. Why not be one of them?

Reason No. 6: You’ll reap major tax breaks

Tax laws continue to favor homeowners, so you’re not just buying a place to live—you’re getting a tax break! The biggest one is that unless your home loan is more than $1 million, you can deduct all the monthly interest you are paying on that loan. Homeowners may also deduct certain home-related expenses and home property taxes.

Remember, anytime the economy is primed for buyers, it is also a great time to list your home for sale. So, whether your thinking of buying or selling, please give Greg Peterson a call at 970-331-1333,