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What a better way then to start off the month of June then heading over into Eagle and enjoying crisp local brews, tunes and smiles at Bonfire’s Block Party!
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In 2 days Bonfire Brewery in Eagle is hosting 8 bands at a $5 cost! What an awesome deal! If you’re having a hard time reaching for that $5 bill from your wallet know that the proceeds to this weekends events goes towards The Cycle Effect; who uses mountain bikes as a tool to educate and empower women.
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With blue skies and sunshine in store this block party is where the fun is this weekend! Bonfire brewery prides itself on it’s hand crafted brews and YES you’ll be able to order your favorites at the block party as well as some tasty new releases.  Hungry? No problem, Bonfire Brewery Block Party has AWESOME local food vendors in tow to help you wash down those tasty brews! Local eats like Nickies Quickie, Crazy Wagon, and Pickup’s Pizza to name a few…. Not to mention, there are a plethora of yummy eats in the Eagle area if you feel like leaving the Block Party and grabbing a bite elsewhere.

Be mindful of your travels while consuming Bonfire Brews, click HERE to see what transportation options are available for you while indulging!

For news and tips on local events this Summer keep your eyes pealed on our GatewayLand.com website and clock on our news and blog page.  Also, we are actively posting to our Facebook webpage!

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Looking for local, weekend fun this weekend for all ages? Check out the 5th annual Melee in the Mountains with the awesome 10th Mountain Division Roller Dolls!

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This Friday (April 28th) the fun begins at Dobson Ice Arena! From 5PM – 7 PM local skaters can come by and learn how to jam, shoot the duck, nollie ollie or heel-flip-it.  Feel free to bring from home your skateboards, scooters, inline skates or any set of wheels! This free session Friday gives locals a chance to meet local derby competitors and members or traveling teams. Music will be pumping and even a raffle prize give away(s)!

Pazzo’s Pizzeria in Vail Village (located across the Solairs) will host a meet-and-greet and all are invited for food and drink specials! YUM!

The 5th annual Melee in the Mountains will kick off 10AM this Saturday (April 29th)! The Roller Derby action begins at 10:30AM sharp! Melee in the Mountains is a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned event, it’s sets up competing teams to rank nationally, based on the outcome and score!

After the fun filled tournament head over to the after party at the Altitude Bar and Grill for live music, tasty eats and refreshing beverages! You can mingle with skaters as they’ll be in attendance!

Enjoy local, fun events while the off season is in transition! Gateway Land and Development Real Estate is undergoing a fabulous renovation at our Vail Village location that we are extremely excited about! We are still open during construction so come by!

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The Colorado Department of Transportation has partnered with the Colorado State Patrol to recognize April as National Distracted Driving Awareness month.

A recent study of Colorado residents showed the ongoing thread of distracted drivers on the road.  A great percentage of our population here in CO are hardworking, outdoor loving Americans… however rushing to get the mountain, the trail or the office may result in never actually reaching your destination.  22% of participants in the recent study admitted to viewing text messages while driving while 33% admitted to talking on a hand held device. Now a days you can pop into almost any gas station or convenient store and purchase ear buds that connect to your phone making it hands free while in transportation; most phones now come with these attachments to encourage safe driving.  We’re busy people, we’re also smart – so let’s act smart! 

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Encourage your loved ones to be more mindful on the road… Stay tuned to CDOT’s facebook page for updates all throughout the month of April. Let’s spread awareness and keep the roads safe!

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Stop by our Vail Village office to brainstorm ways with me to spread this knowledge! I’m here in the office with my furry friend Tuesday-Saturday from 9AM – 5PM! Stay safe!

 

 

Having a well maintained and functional mudroom is essential when living here in the High Country. When every season is a “play” season residents seem to accumulate A LOT of gear and clothing, with a well kept mudroom you can easily get to your go – to seasonal accessories without creating too much clutter!

Initially setting up your mudroom with barriers or compartments that distinguish storage areas so you can easily stash your wet boots, ski jackets, hiking gear or whatever seasonal accessories desired.
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Cubbies, coat hooks, or even storage bins can be used to help separate mudroom gear and make it easy for your family or guests to get to what they need without shuffling around.

As the gateway into your home a mudroom can be stylish as well as a functional storage space! Blending themes you already have in your home into your mudroom keeps nice, well balanced consistency. However, giving your mudroom a different splash of style is also exciting; brightening the space with a little paint and a few other updates such as new boxes or baskets, you and your family will be re-energized to stay organized!

Maximizing space by layering your storage compartments makes for an efficient mudroom and optimal space for storing gear. Such as; on top of a locker like set up purchase small baskets or boxes to hold stray items. Place those boxes above your head but still within reach (like the above image!).
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Alos, encourage guests to slip off their shoes to come into your cozy home by leaving a basket of slippers in the space.

For more renovation tips please don’t hesitate to contact me at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or pop into our Vail Village location near the International Bridge so I can set you up with an expert broker to discuss Vail Real Estate! 

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Here at Gateway Real Estate we work with our clients in covering all aspects of home ownership; Radon testing and awareness is typically over looked so we’re here to promote this months advocacy in Radon Action Awareness
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You can easily purchase an at home Radon testing kit online that gives detailed information on how to execute these at home kits. Shaw Regional Cancer Center has joined forces with Energy Smart Colorado and the Eagle County Department of Environmental Health to highlight the problem.  In particular, with January being federally recognized as Radon Action Month, the health center has designated its location in Edwards as one of the places in the county to pick up a testing kit for free!
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is caused by the breakdown of uranium. It’s odorless and colorless and extremely prevalent around the state of Colorado and is the second leading cause of lung cancer…Radon is a dense gas, so it tends to leak into lower areas of the home — basements and crawlspaces — and while these might not be the spots where household members congregate, the accumulation of radon throughout time can still have a toxic effect on in-home air quality.
Share these notes with friends and family to promote Radon Action month and to avoid major issues in your home!

Mitigating the problem – the fix is fairly simple…
Some building codes in Eagle County regulate that homes must be built with a passive mitigation system — a pipe from a lower building level — that makes it even easier to lessen high levels of household radon if they’re detected.
Gateway hopes this knowledge will encourage you to become more familiar with the affects of Radon and preventative measure you can take to avoid danger in your home!

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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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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.

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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Tread Lightly……

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Good morning…

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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