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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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Vail Colorado Real Estate for sale, 115 Alhambra Place

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

Cordillera is well known for its Troon Prive status as a private golf club, with three outstanding 18-hole courses within its 13 square mile mountain terrain.  However, Cordillera offers a year-round lifestyle with a wide range of amazing amenities.

The Valley at Cordillera has an outdoor pool and tennis courts.  There is a work-out facility inside the golf clubhouse, which also features fine dining.  Trout catch and release fly fishing in the golf course pond is fantastic, which a small fish running 16 inches and a strong population of much larger and wiser prey to test your skill.  Along the Eagle River separating The Valley neighborhood from the rest of Cordillera the community owns a mile and a quarter of managed Blue Ribbon trout waters.

In the heart of The Divide is the famous Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, which has won recognition by the Conde Nast travel magazine.  Its five star Mirador restaurant serves an excellent brunch.  Near by is the 10-hole Short Course, with holes running in length from about 100 to 200 yards, and The Grouse On The Green Irish pub, which serves the best fish tacos in the Vail Valley.  The kids’ fishing pond is a great family gathering place, and there are also tennis courts.  One of the popular annual winter activities in The Divide is the community snow shoe excursion.  At the entrance to The Divide is a world-class equestrian facility with space for dressage and jumping, as well as connection to riding trails.  Up the road from there is headquarters for the community public works department, as well as a community post office, dog park, ice skating rink and one of two resident fire stations.  The post office shares a building with an activity center used for community art, book and card clubs.  And a bit farther is Bearcat Stables, which features trail riding in the summer and horse-drawn sled rides in the winter.

The Ranch neighborhood surrounds the Mountain Course.  At its heart is the Timer Hearth Grille, a four-plus star restaurant.  The area’s best Nordic ski track makes use of half of the golf course in the winter, and a snow shoeing trail uses the rest.  On the way to The Summit neighborhood is the Trailhead recreational facility, which has outdoor pools and a kids’ park.  It is the home of Cordy’s Camp for kids in the summer, and it hosts kids movie and party nights on a regular basis.  The Trailhead is also one of the several access points to over 23 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails that run throughout the community.

At the start of The Summit is Settlers’ Park, which has an athletic center with work-out facilities and an indoor pool.  There are also tennis courts and the second fire station.

The heart of The Summit is a golf course at an altitude of 9100 feet.  Breakfast or lunch at the clubhouse is a treat before, during or after a round of golf.  Expect to hit your longest shots at this altitude…..as much as 10% to 15% farther than at sea level.  Enter the trail system here and you can trek all the way to New York Mountain.

For more information about Cordillera’s amenities, its lifestyle and its luxury homes, contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.

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The trout are awake!  Despite our unusually cold nights for this time of year, the days have been warming up the ponds and the fish are hunting food after a winter of hibernation.  Insect hatches are just around the corner, but fly fishing is already great.

Cordillera has many ponds, and the ones that are regularly stocked have new populations.  Some of the ponds have circulating pumps or stream supplies, so the fish winter over well and grow to good sizes, but they also get very smart!  A small fish in the pond on The Valley at Cordillera golf course is 16 inches, and I have a friend who caught one there that was 24.5 inches long!

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Cordillera also owns a mile and a quarter of the Eagle River which is carefully managed, and fishing there is always good.  There are few places in Colorado where both sides of a Blue Ribbon trout river is private.

Fishing is just one of the many activities available in the award-winning Cordillera community of luxury homes.  Call Lai White at 970-471-2207 for more information and a tour.

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There is a wide-spread misconception that the largest section of Cordillera is far from everything.  Nothing could be more true.  As a result, many have bought real estate in the Vail Valley without considering The Divide, The Ranch, or The Summit at Cordillera, only to find later when they have experienced the Cordillera lifestyle through a friend that they have missed a wonderful gem.

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As one travels west to the Eagle County airport or shopping in Eagle or Gypsum, The Valley at Cordillera is quite visible on the north side of the highway at the western reaches of Edwards.  This is a beautiful mountainside community centered on the Tom Fazio-designed Valley Course operated by Troon.  One might even look south and wonder what the luxury homes are on the opposite mountaintop, or spy a corner of the Conde Nast award-winning Lodge & Spa at Cordillera.  However, to find the Cordillera neighborhoods on the south side of the highway, one needs to travel up the Squaw Creek access.  Make that short trip, and you will find gorgeous views and quiet seclusion found few other places in the Vail Valley.

How far is it to these fantastic havens compared to alternatives?  Here is what Google Maps says:

TRAVEL TIMES  (mins) Edwards Starbucks Beaver Creek Arrowhead Parking BC Bear Lot Vail Garage Avon City Market
Cordillera Valley Clubhouse 10 18 13 11 21 13
Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse 15 25 18 18 29 21
Cordillera Summit Clubhouse 24 34 27 27 38 30
Cordillera Divide Lodge&Spa 15 25 18 18 29 21
Singletree Sonnenalp Clubhouse 7 13 6 6 18 10
Wildridge 15 15 15 11 19 10
Arrowhead Resort 6 12 0 5 19 9

Since much of the drive is along Squaw Creek Road, travel times from the hidden Cordillera neighborhoods are typically even shorter than the Google measurements.  Just a few extra minutes gets you a world away from hustle, bustle and traffic noise and into a land of considerable beauty full of wildlife and grand vistas.  Call Lai White at 970-471-2207 for a tour!

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This is our “Mud Season” in the Vail Valley……the couple of months between ski season and golf season that occurs twice a year.  Tourist traffic is light, but there are still plenty of activities happening.  The herds of elk and deer are getting very brave, grazing on the new grass shoots right on the edge of the roads.  Buds are showing on the aspen trees, and daffodils and crocus flowers are in bloom.

For the golf aficionados a few of our local courses are opening.  The Tom Fazio Valley Course at Cordillera has been opened for a few of weeks, but a couple of late snow blizzards curtailed our fun.  Now that May is here, so is warmer weather and lesser winds, and with the ski sticks put away, out come the golf sticks!  We are looking forward to the opening of the Mountain Course, the Summit Course, and the Short Course.

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New construction is also in full swing at the Valley in Cordillera.  We can already see that a few of these will be magnificent luxury estate homes with spectacular views of the New York mountain peaks.

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For more information on the Club at Cordillera, the wonderful Cordillera lifestyle, or Cordillera real estate, contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.

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After several years of relatively little activity due to the recession, new construction of luxury homes in Cordillera is back in full swing.  Interestingly, some of the projects are larger, grander, and even more luxurious than the already wonderful homes that exist in this award-winning golf community.  Maybe one of these could satisfy your dreams!

At The Valley at Cordillera, the neighborhood that surrounds the Tom Fazio-designed golf course, it looks like six or seven new homes will be completed by the end of this year.  Several of these are adjacent to the golf course.

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Whether it is new construction or a settled home with landscaping and finishing touching completed, we can find a dream home for you.  Contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.

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Located in the Heart of Homestead, at the top of the 1st Filing, is the Crown Jewel of the Neighborhood, the recently remodeled Homestead Court Club!

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A mere 10 minutes west of Vail, Colorado ~ wildly popular Edwards is an easy place to be!  Situated on the Eagle River, Edwards is comprised of roughly 100 businesses and retail stores, post office, movie theaters, restaurants, medical services and SUN!  Notoriously warmer than Vail and sunnier ~ many folks call it home!  I am among them, having owned homes in both Singletree and Homestead, the original subdivisions of this unincorporated portion of the Eagle County.  Though not formally a “town”, Edwards was, a few years ago, voted “Best Ski Town in America!”  Who knew a sunny little expanse in the Valley once home to cattle, a gas station that sold donuts & coffee and eventually a quarry would ever go onto to earn that moniker!

Centrally located, Edwards is designed for and all about Dining, Shopping, Fishing, Skiing, Bicycle Riding, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Kayaking, River Rafting, Mountain Climbing, Horseback Riding, Skateboarding and so much more!

Strategically located, Edwards and Homestead are convenient to the Eagle County Regional Airport and Jet Center, Steamboat Springs, Vail, Beaver Creek, Arrowhead, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Aspen, Snowmass AND Denver!  Roughly 100 miles east via Interstate 70 this commute now boasts a peak-volume express lane east out of the mountains once over the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels! In Edwards lies the beloved Riverwalk Village commercial area, the heart of Edwards. 

When I moved to the Vail Valley in 1993 and began practicing real estate, Homestead was just gaining traction as a neighborhood. The Master Developer, Robert Warner, Jr. was busy building townhomes in what is affectionately known as Middle Homestead (Filing 3).  Not much development in Edwards at the time, there were swirls of dust flying around Homestead and I could tell it was shaping up to be a wonderful Neighborhood and that something big was about to happen; that something turned out to be Filing 2 in Upper Homestead where I went on to sell many of the first dozen lots sold and then onto represent a Canadian Developer, Glen Wood (Canwest LLC) in the creation and sale of numerous luxury new construction projects both there and across the interstate in Singletree!  In 1998 I became an Owner of a Canwest Home in Singletree and then in 2006 I made my move to become a Homestead Homeowner and have owned in Lower Homestead (Filing 1) ever since!

Featured Here:  197 Remington Trail Listed by Gateway Land & Development Real Estate $1.135.000

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Homestead is composed of 760 acres, 3 filings of single-family homes, town homes and multi-family housing accommodating a great mix of singles, families, retirees and second homeowners. We have approximately 835 residences and over 400 acres of open space within our planned unit development, and at the center of it all is The Homestead Court Club.  Nearby is the core of the Open Space providing protected areas to hike forever more!  Grab your dog and head to the main Trail Head located off of Cameron Place in Middle Homestead.

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Twenty-three years later, Homestead is 95% built out, the landscaping and trees have matured over the decades and the Home Owner’s Association has accomplished much including a land swap that created an open space preserve for all to enjoy.

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About The Homestead Court Club!

Homestead Court Club is a 37,000+ Square Foot semi-private Health, Tennis and Racquet Club which includes:

  • A 25 yard, 3-lane lap pool with children’s swim area
  • Whirlpool spa
  • Steam room
  • Racquetball/handball court
  • 2 indoor tennis courts
  • 6 outdoor tennis courts (2 are “har-tru”)
  • Superbly equipped weight room
  • Cardiovascular area including treadmills, elliptical machines, stair-masters,  recumbent and upright bikes
  • Group fitness studio
  • Pilates studio
  • Spin studio
  • Well equipped locker rooms
  • Babysitting room
  • Friendly front desk with clothing and accessories available for purchase
  • Fabulous Management by Tracy Erickson and Staff

Outside the Clubhouse:

  • 2 heated platform tennis courts, lighted for night play
  • Miles and miles of hiking and biking trails
  • 3 children’s parks with tot lots
  • Regulation size soccer field
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • 2 outdoor volleyball courts
  • Several dog parks
  • Sidewalks and Trails make foot and bike travel easy!

To learn more about this fabulous Neighborhood or to schedule a consultation regarding your existing Homestead residence, contact Bethany today at 970.390.4347.

Specializing in  Homestead Residential Real Estate Sales for over 23 Years, She knows the Territory!

While the predominant acreage of Cordillera lies in the mountain peaks and valleys south of Route 70, The Valley at Cordillera is north of the highway and centered on the Tom Fazio 18-hole golf course.  Stunning views of New York mountain dominate the skyline.  As with other Cordillera neighborhoods, luxury homes run from semi-custom enclave dwellings to large estates.  The adjacent Timber Springs area sits in an isolated cleft in the mountains that harbors estates exceeding 35 acres.

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The Valley golf course is operated by the Troon organization, along with the Mountain Course and the Summit Course in other Cordillera neighborhoods.  Each is a spectacular design that makes excellent use of the mountain terrain, and each is immaculately groomed.  The Valley neighborhood also features tennis, swimming pool and work-out facilities.  The wide range of restaurants, stores and medical facilities available in Edwards are all within a ten minute drive from this award-winning gated community.

For more information on the Cordillera lifestyle and Cordillera real estate, contact Lai White at 970-471-2207.

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I am an early bird person by nature but not one to get out of the house early. Big difference! And to  get me at the Vail Mountain Club, one of the Vail Resorts Signature Clubs, at 7 am takes a lot! And First Tracks is just that…a lot of fun, a lot of camaraderie and a lot of great food!

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And all the early morning frenzy to leave Cordillera Valley Club in Edwards by 6:30am is worth it! Enjoying the sunrise from the gondola is a spectacular event as it breaks over the Gore Range.

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And what a thrill to cruise down a corduroy groomed run awaiting your first tracks! But the real joy is the sumptuous and extravagant brunch buffet awaiting you and your friends at The Tenth restaurant at the top of Gondola One! YUMMY!

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For more information on Vail Mountain Club, First Tracks, or Vail Valley real estate, please contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417.

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,