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Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn – Oktoberfest! The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with tasty beer, traditional music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more!

There is no cost for admission to Vail Oktoberfest, and the event is open to the public

Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is located in the heart of the exciting Vail Oktoberfest events! Come by and say hello to local expertise brokers! Let Gateway Lead You Home

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Lai White
Associate Broker
Gateway Real Estate
Office: 970-926-6777
Mobile: 970-471-2207
 
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181 Castle Peak Gate

 

Breathtaking 6,375sqft masterpiece on one of the finest sites in Arrowhead. Grand views to Castle Peak, overlooking CCR and backing to open space! PLENTY of room! This 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom stunner with unsurpassed floor plan has gracious great room, massive rock fire place, private dining, wet bar  and butler’s pantry. The gourmet kitchen with 10ft island and eating nook is the family focal point and opens to huge wraparound deck and stone terrace with gazebo and fire place. Private master wing, 2nd master with study, huge rec room, beautifully furnished.
181 Castle Peak Gate is  MUST SEE home!

Please view the site HERE! 

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Gateway Land and Development Real Estate
183 Gore Creek Drive | Suite 5 | Vail Village
970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777

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After 17 years of hitting the pavement in Vail Village, Vail’s Farmers Market and Art show continues to draw a crowd of locals and tourists on Sunday’s.

With smell good booths from local eateries in the Valley to colorful racks of clothes from boutiques…There is truly something for everyone!

The event which started off with only a few vendors has now grown to over 135 tents for 16 glorious days of Summer.

If shopping works up your appetite like it does mine enjoy choosing from over 40 food vendor tents! With such delicate portions you can truly get a bite of everything! Click HERE for a list of vendors in the Vail Farmer’s Market.

Whats that you hear? Sweet tunes over head…. YES! There’s a variety of live performers that accompany Vail’s Farmer’s Market this Summer, check out the line up HERE.

The market begins today (June 18th) and continues through Sunday October 1st.  Parking for the Market is at the Vail Village Parking or Lionshead Parking. 

Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is located above the International Bridge on Gore Creek Drive.  Stop in and say hello!

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The latest county-wide real estate appraisal found the total market value of Eagle County real estate jumped 12.9 percent, with residential value jumping 11.4 percent compared to the last appraisal numbers from 2015.  According to Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin, our real estate values are back to where we were pre-recession.  Our market has recovered.

Residential property values are around $1 billion more than the pre-recession peak, with residential property valued at $31.24 billion in 2009 and $32.39 billion in 2017.  The biggest increases are in Gypsum and Eagle where the affordable housing is supposed to be.  If you can find something between $250,000 and $500,000, that is the area where you will find it.  Properties tend to be closer to the half million mark than the lower price.

As property values go up, so do property taxes.  The property valuation notices will come out later this week.  In Eagle County, 45 percent of residential property value is second homes.  Those properties tend to be worth over $2 million each.  Around 60 percent of Eagle County’s property tax burden will be paid by second-home owners.  High end homes did not see the increases that the local markets did but they did not see their values plummet as hard when the recession hit.  A significant part of the overall property value increase was due to the number of local hotels that sold in Vail, which has not happened in many years.  The Park Hyatt sold for $145 million, the Four Seasons sold for $121 million, the Cascade sold for $90 million and the Vail Holiday Inn sold for $22.4 million.

In Colorado, properties are re-appraised every two years in odd numbered year.  This year’s  appraisal is based on market sales that occurred between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.  Under Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment, residential property taxes are limited to 45 percent of all property taxes in Colorado.  Commercial and every other kind of property cover the other 55 percent.  Eagle County voters have seen a property tax hit from the four tax increases approved last year: Eagle County school district, Eagle County ambulance district, Eagle River Fire protection district and Gypsum Fire protection district.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

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The 2016/2017 ski season has officiallyclosed in Vail and Beaver Creek.  Vail closed on Sunday, April 23rd.  It’s time to gear up for the summer activities that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer.  One of my favorite activities in the spring and early summer is whitewater rafting.  The snowpack is a little lower than normal and river enthusiasts are already enjoying the water early this year.  Class I to Class V river trips are available on the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas Rivers.  Take a day to enjoy the thrills of a half day, full day or multi-day river trip designed for beginner to advanced paddlers.

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If you are planning a multi-day trip, Down River Equipment, a rafting retailer in Wheatridge, has some tips for making your trip successful.  First, identify the river which best fits your group.  If you were lucky enough to draw a permit, then you need to build your team, based on experience, group dynamics and willingness to pitch in.  Make a plan to include where to meet and how vehicles will be shuttled.  Make a gear list taking in account weather, activities and class of rapids.  Delegate tasks so that one person isn’t stuck doing everything for the trip.  Make a budget so everyone shares in the cost of food and the river permit.  Plan a menu keeping in mind people’s diet restrictions and limited prep time on the river.  Execute the plan and go with the flow if unexpected obstacles occur.  After the trip is over, clean your gear, return any borrowed gear and refund any left over money.  Share photos and look forward to your next trip.

For more information on activities in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

 

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This past week the new Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners alliance acquired the Eastern Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, giving the partnership more than 6,000 acres of southern California ski terrain across four resorts that host more than 2 million visits a year.   No price has been announced yet but in 2005 the resort traded hands for $365 million.  This is just two days after the announcement that Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners were buying Intrawest Resort Holdings for $1.5 billion which included Steamboat and Winter Park, which gives them an additional 10 new ski areas to add to their rich roster, which includes Aspen Snowmass and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

A new multi-resort pass for Aspen Skiing Company and KSL looks very promising.  Maybe not for 2017-2018, but a ski pass rivaling the $869 Epic Pass for 2018-2019 seems certain.  Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass offers unlimited skiing at more than 40,000 acres spread across 11 major resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Vermont and British Columbia not counting three urban resorts in the Midwest.  A pass offered by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners would offer skiing on more than 25,000 acres spread across 15 resorts in four states and Canada.  In the resort industry, it’s becoming apparent that the season pass revenue is the proven financial engine, as shown by Vail Resorts which sold more than 650,000 Epic Pass this past year.

There is a lot of speculation that there will be future acquisitions by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners before the winter of 2017/2018.  Many believe it will be based largely on geographic battles with climate change in mind.

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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Spring Skiing in Vail

Springtime in the Colorado Rockies is upon us with bluebird days, warm temperatures and soft snow.  Spring Back to Vail is one of Vail’s premier events which takes place April 14 -16th featuring a free live concert, the famous World Pond Skimming Championship, Après after dark parties, and base area giveaways.

 

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On Saturday, April 15th, 123GO! Project will kick off the Spring Back to Vail celebration at Ford Park with a free concert presented by Bud Light.  The venue opens at 5:30 and the music starts at 6:00.  123GO! Project, is a rock n roll super group featuring Lead Guitar Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Lead vocals Brett Scallions (Fuel), and Bass Stefan Lessard (Dave Mathews Band) and Kenneth Schalk is the heavy hitter drummer that will round out the band.

The spring tradition of dressing in costume and skimming across icy waters in hopes of making it to the other side in the 15th Annual World Pond Skimming Championship on Sunday, April 16th.  The top male and female contestant will be awarded the grand prize of a 2017-2018 Vail Resorts Epic Pass and a pair of Liberty skis.  The contestant defies the laws of physics and common sense as a panel of judges scores each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water resistance.  The contest starts at 3:00 at the Golden Peak venue.

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The other events taking place over the weekend is the Tikis and Tunes Luau at Sarge’s at Mid Vail on Saturday, April 15th from 12:00 – 3:00 featuring a Pig Roast, drink specials, live music,  games and giveaways.

For more information on Spring Back to Vail please visit www.SpringBacktoVail.com. Vail Mountain closes for the season on April 23, 2017 and Beaver Creek closes for the season on April 16, 2017.  It’s been a good ski season.  Looking forward to summer activities.

Grown men and women will be racing on bar-stools mounted to skis at Little Beach Park on Saturday as the Minturn Bar-stool Race returns for its second installment.

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Here are some of the race rules that apply for THIS Saturday,

1. Push off from the start line at the signal.

2. You can push yourself, or have two people push.

3. Racers must ride the bar-stool while sitting down, in the drinking position.

4. Crossing lanes will result in disqualification.

5. Helmets must be worn.

6. Finish line judges have final say.

7. Racers must understand the results of the race before leaving the bottom.

8. Unsportsmanlike behavior will result in a disqualification. This is a fun, community-based event.

This year, the event is in the upper lot of Little Beach Park. Access and participant check-in is at 11 a.m., and the racing begins at 1 p.m. Grant Farm and Gipsy Moon will perform after the award ceremony, around 2 p.m. This fun, community event is still accepting contestants and the locals are encouraged to spectate!

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RIVERWALK AT EDWARDS OFFICE:

970.926.6777 | 888.278.9601
280 Main Street Suite C102, Edwards, CO 81632

VAIL VILLAGE OFFICE:

970.790.6777 | 855.790.6777
183 Gore Creek Drive, Suite 5, Vail, CO 81657

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