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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.

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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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

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?

59 Jacksons Path, Vail Real Estate

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

Yes indeed…a quick look up toward the top of most hills and one will see the change of colors.  It was a couple of weeks ago when I first noticed yellows on the tip of tree branches.  It is a welcome site to me and I enjoy the color variations displayed.  Do You?

Aspens in Vail

It is the cooler nights which prompted the color change and this week in Edwards we have dipped below the forty degree mark more than once.  Don’t get discouraged…the daytime temps have been glorious in the mid-seventies with plentiful sunshine.  This cycle is expected to continue for awhile, so come up and join or visit us!

Here at Gateway I am committed to providing you with the quality and service you need and expect from a Real Estate Professional no matter what the season. So whether you are looking to purchase or wanting to or needing to market your existing property I’ll be able to help you.  Come on in and I will share how I can help & serve with your current or future Real Estate needs.

Can’t make it in, simply call me @ 313.600.8330 and we can start there.

Until then, enjoy the colors and as we all know soon the snow will be flying!  Hope to see you on the hills soon!

dean quint

 

 

 

remodeled kitchen

A common question that I get from potential home sellers, in some form or another, is should I remodel in order to sell my home and if so what do I need to do? Of course every house and every market varies, but the National Association of Realtors put together a Remodeling Impact Report for 2015 and it offers some interesting insights. I’ve outlined the top five projects with the highest return on investment.

Regarding this data, here’s how it was compiled. Projected costs of the projects were compiled through the responses to a survey that was sent to the members of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) members. The assumption for costs was based on an average home size of 2450 square feet in good condition. The remodeling was assumed to be standard quality not particularly high or low end.

New Roofing

A new roof offers the highest return on investment of all projects. The estimated cost is $7600.00 and the percentage of value recovered from the project is 105%. One thing to note, in my experience roofing in Los Angeles tends to be more expensive. I find most roofing projects tend to be in the range of $10,000 – $15,000.

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Hardwood Floor Refinish

The main purpose of this type of project is to upgrade worn out surfaces and improve the overall aesthetic of the home. I do believe that beautiful hardwood floors make an overall impact that’s hard to top. NARI cost estimate is $2500 and percentage of value recovered is 100%.

New Wood Flooring

If there are no hardwood floors to re-finish it can still be very worthwhile to install them. The NARI cost estimate is $5500 and the percentage of value recovered is 91%.

New Vinyl Windows

New vinyl windows will boost a home’s energy efficiency significantly, decrease exterior noise profoundly and improve overall functionality. I find that new windows impart a sense of ease and relief to would-be homebuyers. It’s an upgrade everyone feels good about. NARI cost estimate is $15,000 and percentage of value recovered is 80%

Kitchen Upgrade to Complete Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home and creates one of the biggest impacts on would-be buyers. Of course there’s a wide variety of what can be done. The estimate below covers a modest upgrade such as cabinet re-surfacing and new solid-surface countertops to completely gutting a kitchen and installing everything brand new. The NARI cost estimate runs from $30,000 – $60,000 and the percentage of value recovered across the board is 67%.

Again, these results were based on a national poll. If you’d like more specific information tailored to our specific Los Angeles market and micro-markets don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be happy to share my insights and even recommend some great homes that you can check out.

For more information on ideas to get your home ready to sell, call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333.

This is a fun chart to see how different age groups approach the home buying process.

So, the next time your looking to buy a home, give me a call. I will represent you as a Buyer’s Agent to ensure your best interest is protected. Remember that a Transaction Broker is looking out for the best interest of the transaction and not a specific party to the transaction. 

For more information call Greg Peterson at. 970-331-1333.

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.