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April is finally here and your garden soil is finally warming up! April is the best time to plant most of your vegetable seeds after your last frost. It’s still not too late to plant tomatoes and peppers from seeds as well.

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Here’s a list of GREAT seeds to start planting N O W !

Beans:
Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop.
Carrots:
Planting carrots by April will give an early summer crop..
Herbs:
Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.
Peppers:
Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors.
Summer Squash:
Yum! Summer squash sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini in July and August.
Tomatoes:
The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your favorites!

Enjoy beautiful Vail weather and start planting your seeds!

For more information on Real Estate in the Vail Valley please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com or 970-471-2207

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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!

 

 

Starting today you can easily commute from the mile high city to the mountains smooth and efficiently throughout the weekend! The Snowstang is an extension  of the transportation department’s popular “Bustang” bus service.  Since the widely acclaimed Bustang service has been a hit, the transportation unit decided since weekend traffic can be so hectic that offering a weekend service; the Snowstang would be equally efficient and popular.

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This weekend launches the first of a two-weekend trial run of bus service between the Denver area and six mountain resorts, including Vail. The second run is the weekend of Feb. 25.

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$60: Round-trip ticket to Vail on the new “SnowStang” bus.
$25: Cost for between four and 24 hours of ski-season parking in a Vail Parking Structure.

For more information: Go to https://www.codot.gov/travel/bustang.

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate trends please contact me; Lai, Lai@GatewayToVail.com OR call me at 970-471-2207

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Vail has so much beauty and family fun activities to offer but if you ever feel like taking a scenic drive to check out a super neat little mountain town; well then a day trip to Red Cliff just might be your speed.

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As you leave Vail and hop on Highway 70, exit at  Minturn/Leadville…blink and you’ll miss the sweetness of the cute local shops Minturn has to offer.  Cruising up Highway 24 is breathtaking and travelers can usually pull off on the side to embrace this glorious nature.

Now there may not be much to do in Red Cliff but what you CAN do is wildly fun!  From kind folks to friendly roaming dogs – your sure to see a lot of smiles in Red Cliff, where life is a little slower and simpler.  As you enter town, take your second left onto Water Street, (follow signs for Shrine Pass) less than a mile down the road you’ll come across a magical snow covered yurt! This yurt holds a lot adventure! If you haven’t been greeted by welcoming faces step inside and meet locals that can’t wait to share with you their happy place!

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Colorado Backcountry Rentals is THE premiere snowmobiling rental company! The staff is extensively educated not only on the safety side but the mechanical side as well.  CBR maps out the coolest trails for ultimate fun for the entire family!  Whether you are a beginner or advance snowmobile enthusiast there are routes and options for everyone!  Prefer to not drive? Hop on back of your friends and enjoy heated hand rests and pow filled adventure! CBR offers a variety of options for those interested in snowmobiling such as style of snowmobile and the duration of your time exploring. A group of friends and I just indulged in renting from CBR and had an absolute blast! It’s wild how quick 3 hours can fly by when you’re laughing the entire time and taking in such epic sights!

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After hours of exhilarating can’t stop smiling snowmobiling riding you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. And being that you’re higher in elevation then Vail, keep hydrated! So head on into Mangos Mountain Grill and let your taste buds now do the exploring… With daily specials and delicious favorites Mangos is sure to fill your belly! Perhaps you’ll even catch me sitting at the end of the bar swapping stories with friends!

It’s nice to slow down every once and again, so treat yourself to a day trip in Red Cliff that you’ll never forget!  For more information on “to-dos” in and around the Vail Valley pop into our Gateway Real Estate office in wonderful Vail Village. Come say hello!

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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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Vail Mountain School is excited to bring back the Telemark Sprint Classic!!!

This awesome family events is open to the public; the course includes a unique 360 degree banked turn called a , “reipelokke” and an uphill skate at the end of the course.  Even if you aren’t a participant it’s a neat event to spectate!
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We’re so lucky here in Colorado for our schools to have opportunities for students that include neat sports like telemark skiing. Enjoying our states surroundings is what it’s all about here!

This event takes place at Golden Peak in Vail and will begin after registration hours that are; 8AM-9:30AM. Cost is $40 which includes a BBQ after the race!

For more information on community events in wonder Vail OR for any answers to your real estate inquires please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com 

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Free your heel, free your mind, telemark skiers say…..

Living in Vail there is so much to do outside of the office during any season… if you don’t ski, (like me!) then maybe winter hiking is more your speed…

With sunshine to guide the trails Vail has copious Winter hikes that are just breathtaking, let me share my favorite!
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Hanging lake is a must-do while visiting Vail, Colorado. This moderate to difficult ranked hike is more like a “day trip”! Covering roughly 2.5 miles plan for the route taking close to two hours.  With many accessible picnicking spots  I usually pack snacks and lots of water to refuel along the way. With altitude increase please be aware of altitude sickness symptoms.  Views of cascades and canyons fill your vision from the moment you park at the trail head. The Hanging Lake trail head is located approximately 10 miles east of Glenwood Springs along Interstate-70 in Glenwood Canyon. The hike is very well groomed so to speak, along side steps are railings for support when needed.  At the summit you reach a beautiful frozen lake that is crystal clear, awesome spot for photos! Remember, there is no cell service at the lake or on the trail, so come prepared.

Living in Vail the scenery and surroundings encourage exploration, make time for yourself or get outside with friends and family to full see all that beauty Vail has to offer!

For more information on what to do in Vail OR with any of your Real Estate inquires please call me, Lai White, at 970-471-2207
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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

It sure feels really great to represent such a supportive local real estate group like Gateway.  Here I share with you the benefits from working with a tight knit real estate group…I’m constantly urged to participate in community events, explore this lovely town of Vail to feel better acquainted and continuing my higher education in the real estate industry.

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Just last week I was invited by my work affiliates to attend a Vail Board of Realtors monthly meeting highlighting the infamous Mr. Jack Cotton Jr as he shares his involvement in the real estate industry. Walking into the Donovan Pavilion in sunny Vail Valley I was greeted by local community members all sharing authentic interest in the real estate market here and yearning creative tools in acquiring more positive business.  This is a warm welcome; although I do not know many of these smiling faces I am sweetly invited into the busy buzzing world of the most prominent Vail Valley realtors.

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Mr. Jack Cotton Jr. an esteemed well versed entrepreneur began Cotton Real Estate in his college dorm room back in his academic days.  Jack is a well-read man, clearly aware of his appearance he dresses to impress. And not in a cheesy way but in an honest clean appearance making it his staple to always be wearing a tie!  He shares that physical presentation plays a huge role in meeting potential clients, not to mention being in tune to personal pride for what you represent – represents you.  Which I completely agree with! Come on, haven’t we all had ‘one of those days’ where we’re feeling crumby and don’t change out of sweatpants? Why is that? Well usually our inner emotions and feelings have a way of making debut on our physical appearance… take stock of this note and maybe the next time you’re feeling not so yourself try throwing on that slick blazer, or a fun shade of lipstick.  Sometimes that’s just enough pick me up to make it through the day!

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Intrigued at the wisdom Jack shares I grab my pen to begin taking notes, inspired I feel listening to the words of a man who has written books to share his many stories…. Jack shares his tools for negotiation skills with clients in the real estate community.  As my pages fill up I am recognizing that these aren’t just tips for the real estate trade these are life lessons, this wise man is sharing his legacy which doesn’t only come from orchestrating business but how you lead your life. Small adjustments I am constantly aware of making will aid in the fine tuning of a beneficial fulfilling life.  I believe there is little separation between how ones lead their ‘work life’ and ‘home life’… for if we live as genuine beings there is no separation…all is honest, all is pure.

Please, if you have any questions or inquires give Gateway Real Estate a call or come on into our Vail Valley OR Edwards Riverwalk location to meet with our exceptional brokers…who I feel mirror the positive, productive traits of people you ought to know, not just realtors.

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