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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

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


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

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.

Vail Colorado Real Estate for sale

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

There is no question that in Vail desiging, acquiring permits, and building a hotel (or anything else, for that matter) was less time consuming in the early 1960s.

The truth of some stories regarding the earliest days in Vail can be questioned, but the following story was related to me by one of the developers of the Manor Vail, one of Vail’s iconic hotel-condominium buildings.

Charlie Gersbach was overseeing the staking for corners of the newest building along Gore Creek when a friend of Charlie’s approached him – cigar and martini in hand. The man owned the east end unit in the Texas Townhomes which was located just west of the building being staked out. He asked Charlie to join him on the creek-side deck of his townhome. It was immediately apparent that the new Manor Vail building would obstruct the man’s view of Gore Creek.

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Following a bit of discussion – and probably a martini or two – the stakes were moved twenty feet further away from Gore Creek. and the friend’s view was preserved.  Presumably, the plans were then altered appropriately with the proper authorities, and that is how the Manor Vail’s northernmost was built along Gore Creek where it now sits.

Back then common sense and courtesy prevailed, and everyone walked away happy.

How long would such a change take now?

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For information regarding real estate and activities in the Vail Valley, contact Don Galgan:  (970) 331-4190 or




Nice day in Eagle County-Vail to get some exercise, but I am in the office, obviously blogging.  A Blue Bird Day.  Golf, biking, fishing Gore Creek or the Eagle River and hiking and snow shoeing would be high on the list.  2 game 7’s and 1 game 1 in the NBA and golf in New Orleans and ice hockey are available for TV people.  Forget the talk shows, I need a break from politics.  I’ll get some of the sports action in the office where we have a TV.  Yes, I know I should stay busy with real estate and would more if you would visit so we could discuss selling your property here or buying a property here or just finding out what it is worth. 

The Vail Daily has a nice article beginning on the 1st page about the busy action of March sales with one of our Gateway Real Estate pros Robert Schilling being prominently quoted numerous times.  When he is not skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer, he is hard core real estate the rest of the time.  I am a little more laid back.  Give either of us a call or Don Galgan or Betty Guffey, a few of the other agents in the Vail office a call.  Don and I were in kindergarten together and reacquainted after that as campers in Cheley Camps many years ago.  Betty Guffey is a good gal from Dallas. 


Check out the website ( to see all the agents working for Gateway here in the Vail and the Edwards offices.  Suzie Apple, our owner/Broker, is a top broker in the Valley and helped get Arrowhead off the ground.  The stories she can tell are very interesting about numerous subjects.  When I show Arrowhead (aka County Club of the Rockes) I would not think of not having her along if possible.  I hope you have a good day.  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate,, 970.376.4484





April 10, 2016.  It’s raining in the Valley and snowing on the Mountain.  Vail extended the Mountain skiing through the 17th (next Sunday) and Beaver Creek Mountain is closing for skiing after today.  So far it is very quiet here in the Village.  I rode in on the free bus at about 8:30 a.m. and there were five riders.  I guess everyone went to Beaver Creek today for the closing festivities and the extra free cookies (can’t keep the cookie dough until next November).  The final round of the Masters is being played today under better conditions than the 3 previous days; and the leader board looks like it could be an explosive great round for the top 15 golfers.  I really love the game and wish I had emphasized it as a kid instead of many other sports.  Didn’t really get started until I was almost 40.  “Kick it, hit it, throw it, put it in a hole.  If you can’t do that with it, it ain’t no damn good.”  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate,, 970.376.4484,



Considered the premier enclave neighborhood in all of Cordillera, Cimarron Trail is comprised of twelve custom homes in The Ranch.  The enclave has a single street ending in a cul-de-sac which sits between the second and sixteenth golf holes of the Hale Irwin-designed 18-hole Mountain Course.

From the exterior, there are two basic designs on Cimarron Trail, but inside each home is unique.  The homes all exceed 4600 square feet, and are luxurious in detail.  All have a Great Room which joins the main living area, kitchen, and dining room.  The kitchens all have a large adjacent space used as either sitting rooms or casual dining areas, but these are large enough that a couple of owners use the space for formal dining.  The kitchens are equipped with the gourmet chef and entertaining in mind.

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The homes feature four or five bedroom plans, with two master bedrooms.  Large bonus rooms have been used for work-out spaces, hobby rooms, additional sleeping areas and even home theaters.  Ceilings are high.  All have copious deck space and fantastic views.  This is a secluded neighborhood, so the residents enjoy more than the usual amount of Cordillera wildlife sightings.

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Call Lai White at 970-471-2207 to schedule a tour of one of these outstanding Cordillera luxury homes.



Did you know that Cordillera was selected as one of the top 25 golf communities in the nation, and the only one in that group which is in Colorado?  Cordillera has three world-class 18 hole golf courses, the Tom Fazio-designed Valley course, the Mountain course designed by Hale Irwin, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Summit course at an altitude of 9100 feet.  Also in Cordillera is the Dave Pelz-designed 10-hole Short Course, where the Pelz organization teaches its short game techniques.

Cordillera Cimarron enclave home for sale

The community activities in Cordillera are endless.  There are tennis facilities and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.  There are athletic centers, an ice rink, the Vail Valley’s premier Nordic ski terrain, 23 miles of hiking trails, an equestrian center, and over one mile of private Blue Ribbon trout river.  Small trout in the several community ponds which are stocked are 16 inchers!

Cordillera real estate semi-custom enclave homes start at about $800,000, and unique custom homes range to over 9000 square feet.  There are lots available on which one could build a dream home, but there are always excellent luxury home choices available.

To learn more, contact Lai White with Gateway Land and Development Real Estate at 970-471-2207.




We dug into our historical records to look at how long home buyers have searched for the homes they purchased over the years and the number of homes they viewed during that process. Our main finding was that despite major changes in the housing market, ups and downs in the economy, and the advent of the digital age, home buyers searched for roughly the same amount of time and looked at the same number of houses in more than three decades. The differences were only a few weeks, not years, and a couple of homes, not hours spent on the search. Let’s look at the minor fluctuations that have occurred.

The Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report was first launched in 1981. In the 1980’s—1990’s, it was conducted only every two years. By 2004, the survey was conducted every year accompanied by its annual release, marking the report as one of the most popular and insightful research studies on the home buying and selling market from the perspective of consumers.



Decade Trends

  • For most of the 1990’s, home buyers searched for a median of two months; they looked at 12 homes in the early ‘90’s and 10 homes by the end of the decade.
  • For a majority of the 2000’s, home buyers still searched only two months; by 2009—2010 they were looking for nearly three months. During that decade, home buyers looked at a median of 10 homes for most years, with a slight dip to nine homes during 2004—2006.
  • During the 2010’s, home buyers look for homes for 12 weeks until 2014 and 2015 when it bumped back down to only 10 weeks. At the beginning of the decade, buyers looked at a median of 12 homes. In the last four years, they looked at only 10 homes.
  • 2004—2006 home buyers searched for eight weeks and looked at nine homes, the shortest period of time according to the report.
  • 2009—2011 buyers searched for 12 weeks and looked at 12 homes, the longest search time according to the report.


If your thinking of searching for your perfect home, give Greg Peterson a call at (970) 331-1333.

We are excited to introduce our newest Winter 2016 Vail Real Estate Buyer’s Guide. We have an incredible selection on properties for sale, from ski-in/out condominiums to sprawling Colorado ranches to golf estates to river properties and more!

Real Estate Buyers Guide


For your own copy please email me and I would be happy to send you one today!

Happy New Year to everyone and for more information on Vail Valley properties and homes for sale, please feel free to contact me anytime!

View all Vail MLS listings at:

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