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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. 


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……


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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Singletree located in Edwards, Colorado and home of the Sonnenalp Golf Course is truly the place to be in the Vail Valley. If location, views, golfing, skiing and easy access to all the Rocky Mountain activities you can think of is what you are looking for in a permanent home or a second home, then I recommend Singletree as your primary choice. Currently there are over twenty homes on the market priced from the low $500,000's to over the 2 million dollar price. For more information on any of the homes on the market in Singletree or any where in the Vail Valley, see my contact information.

As summer arrives in the Vail Valley, one of the most prestigious areas in the valley offers a variety of homes for sale. Bachelor Gulch, located in the Beaver Creek Ski Resort is one of Vail's most sought after communities due to the luxurious ski in, ski out homes, the magnificent views, and  the option to join the valley's premier golf course, Red Sky Ranch. Buyers looking to have all the Vail Valley has to offer can choose their price range and style of home from the 47 homes currently on the market in Bachelor Gulch. There are 16 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $4,695,000 to a whopping $14,600,000. Along with the 16 single family homes are 28 condos and 3 townhomes ranging in price from $574,000 to $4,995,000.


See my contact information for any real estate information on homes in Bachelor Gulch and the entire Vail Valley.



Fifty-five homes on the market in Arrowhead, home of the Country Club of the Rockies, offers the savvy buyer and golf enthusiast a wide variety of choices for a second or permanent home. Buyers can choose from the 21 single family homes, the 9 duplexes, the 9 townhomes or from the 16 condos currently listed on the market. For more information on any of the properties for sale in Arrowhead or the Vail Valley, see my contact information. 



Red Sky Ranch Golf Club located twenty minutes west of Vail, Coloardo is set for a great summer of golf and real estate deals. The last two single family homes to sell in Red Sky Ranch was back in September and October of 2011. Those two homes sold in the $343 – $362 price range per square foot. There are better deals currently on the market, located in the valley's premier golf club: Red Sky Ranch. Currently there are four homes on the market and one of those is a banked owned dying for an offer. For more information on real estate in Red Sky Ranch or anywhere in the Vail Valley see my contact information.


For those golf enthusiasts, spring has arrived early in the Vail Valley and that means golf courses like the Sonnenalp and Red Sky Ranch are opening up. These two golf resort communities offer the best of all the amenities the Vail Valley has to offer from skiing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking to golf. It is all out your back door. In the real estate market, Singletree currently has 18 single family homes on the market priced between $799.000 – $2,750,000. Red Sky Ranch Golf Course has only four single family homes on the market priced between $1,895,000 –  $4,495,000. For information on golf memberships and the real estate market at Red Sky Ranch or the Sonnenalp Golf Course see my contact information below.



If you like the more quiet resort feel then the hub bub of Vail and Beaver Creek, then check out what Arrowhead and the Country Club of the Rockies has to offer. With over 70 homes for sale, the interested buyer has many options to choose from including condos priced below one million with ski in and ski out access. Arrowhead also offers  luxurious single family and duplex homes, along with easy access to the world class slopes of Beaver Creek and for the golfers, Arrowhead offers world class golf at the Country Club of the Rockies. For more information on real estate in Arrowhead, see my contact information below.

Hello again. Time for a year end review of the real estate activity at Red Sky Ranch in Wolcott, CO. 2011 was a solid year for transactions, with 7 homesite sales and 2 home sales. The big news is the saving buyers saw on their purchases!!

Red Sky Ranch was not immune from the recent national recession, and as such, the sales prices of recent homesites were at significant discounts from original purchase levels. For the 7 homesite sales, closing prices were on average 50% of what the prior owners paid.

There are currently 4 luxury residences listed for sale, ranging in price from $1,500,000 to $4,495,000 and 8 homesites ranging in price from $299,000 to $995,000. No properties are currently under contract.

Sellers' losses were buyer's gains and now is a great time to acquire a legacy property in one of the best golf course communities anywhere, Red Sky Ranch!!

Call Doug anytime to learn more about the Red Sky Ranch lifestyle and real estate opportunities!

For reference, please feel free to review a previous article:
Real Estate Activity at Red Sky Ranch

No matter if you are an avid golfer, fisherman, or rancher, Wolcott, Colorado and Red Sky Ranch Golf Course both offer a big variety of lots and acreage for sale. Lots range in size from 1 acre to 826 acres. Of course prices vary greatly. Some lots in the 1 to 2 acre size are priced in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, while some ten acre parcels are listed for slightly more. The most expensive deal and the biggest parcel of land (826) acres is the Jouflas Ranch which is listed at $30,000,000. Yes, that's right, thirty million for one of the most awe inspiring mountain ranch land available in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

For more information on vacant land and the Jouflas Ranch, please see my contact information below and visit our website at