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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.

Vail real estate

Property Tax notices will be going out this month and will reflect an increase after Eagle County voters approved four separate taxes increases in 2016.  The four property tax increases this year include:  Eagle County School District, Eagle County Ambulance District, Eagle River Fire Protection District and Gypsum Fire Protection District.

Your property tax increase will depend on where your property is located.  Everyone in the Eagle River Valley from East Vail to Dotsero pay the tax increase for the schools and the ambulance district.  The tax increase for the Eagle River Fire Protection District will be paid by property owners from Tennessee Pass to Wolcott and areas north and south inside that district.  They will also pay the increased school taxes and ambulance district taxes.  The Gypsum property owners will pay the increased school taxes and ambulance district taxes along with the Gypsum Fire District taxes.

Under Colorado’s tax structure, residential property is taxed at 7.9 percent and Commercial property is taxed at 29 percent.  The commercial property owners will pay considerably more in property taxes.

Property values continue to rise but your residential property tax rates will not go up more than the 2017 increase.  According to Mark Chapin, Eagle County assessor, your residential property tax rates may decrease and here is why:  Under Colorado Gallagher Amendment, residential property taxes are limited to 45 percent of all property taxes in Colorado.  Every other kind of property covers the other 55 percent.  To keep that equation balanced, residential property tax rates will likely decline in 2018, according to Mark Chapin.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com

The GoPro Mountain Games are the nation’s largest celebration of mountain sport, lifestyle and music featuring top professional and amateur athletes from around the world.  The environmentally-friendly adventure sporting event hosts approximately 3,500 outdoor athletes, along with an estimated 53,000 spectators.
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Athletes converge on Vail’s mountains and rivers to compete in 26 sports for over $110,000 in prize money.  Events include kayaking, rafting, stand up paddling, mountain biking, road cycling,World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly-fishing, trail running, the slackline world championships, mud runs, dog runs, and a half marathon.
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Additional events at the GoPro Mountain Games include: a film series, Outdoor Reels; aphotography competition, Mountain Click; an interactive expo area, Gear Town; DockDog canine competitions and free concerts at Mountains of Music.
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To register for events, or for more information, please visit www.gopromountaingames.com.

 For more information on living the mountain lifestyle, call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333.

Eagle Ranch has evolved into a lifestyle community with all the resort qualities you have come to expect. From numerous outdoor activities to dining and shopping in the Village to cultural events, Eagle Ranch offers something for everyone. Imagine walking to the Village for morning coffee, playing a round of golf on a signature course, or attending a first-class concert in the park just steps from your home.

You can settle in a resort quality home at a reasonable price and still have world class skiing just a few miles away at Vail and Beaver Creek. You can have a regional airport just minutes away with direct flights coast to coast. And you can have metropolitan Denver and as well as national parks a short distance away.

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Eagle Ranch is located in the western Vail Valley and is one of the great small communities in Colorado. Second homeowners, retirees, families and singles are discovering the lower altitude and milder climate. The Village, medical facilities, fitness center and great schools are all part of this community. In Eagle, the library, fairgrounds, and unparalleled recreation further enhance the diversity of lifestyle. It is truly a “dream” community, unique to our valley and what so many are seeking today. Take a closer look and see why you should be part of Eagle Ranch.

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Eagle Ranch is surrounded by 13 miles of hiking and biking trails which also get used for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Within Eagle Ranch you will find the 240 Acre Brush Creek Park, 5 smaller pocket parks and two trailheads. Brush Creek runs through Eagle Ranch and is very popular for fly fishing. Just a 15 minute car drive away you can escape into the wilderness by visiting Sylvan Lake and Yeoman Park.

For more information on living the Eagle Ranch Lifestyle, contact Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333 or Demetrius at 970-471-4659…YOUR Gateway to Eagle Ranch.

 

Eagle Ranch is located in the western Vail Valley and is one of the great small communities in Colorado. Second homeowners, retirees, families and singles are discovering the lower altitude and milder climate. The Village, medical facilities, fitness center and great schools are all part of this community. In Eagle, the library, fairgrounds, and unparalleled recreation further enhance the diversity of lifestyle. It is truly a “dream” community, unique to our valley and what so many are seeking today. Take a closer look and see why you should be part of Eagle Ranch.

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Eagle Ranch Village

In the heart of the traditional neighborhood community is the mixed-use development of Eagle Ranch Village. It’s an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, fitness club and a movie theater as well as a home to local businesses and residences. It is the convenience of urban, yet in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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Homes

Eagle Ranch has a home to fit every lifestyle – from a beautiful custom home with views to the Sawatch Mountains to a condominium in the Village with a variety of architectural styles.Townhomes, duplexes and the traditional neighborhoods of single family homes round out the community. Photographs of home styles are available in the photo gallery.  Bike and walking paths link all of the neighborhoods to each other while providing access to miles of adjoining open space and the Town of Eagle.

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Golf Course

A public Arnold Palmer Signature-Designed golf club with five sets of tees ranging from 5400 to 7500 yards for all skill levels of play winds its way through Eagle Ranch. The clubhouse features an expansive golf shop, changing facilities and a grill room which serves a savory lunch.

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Fitness Center

The fitness center is located in Eagle Ranch Village. Hours of operation are weekdays from 5:30am – 8:00pm and weekends 7:00am-4:00pm. For more information call 970-328-5770.

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Parks & Trails

Eagle Ranch is surrounded by 13 miles of hiking and biking trails which also get used for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Within Eagle Ranch you will find the 240 Acre Brush Creek Park, 5 smaller pocket parks and two trailheads. Brush Creek runs through Eagle Ranch and is very popular for fly fishing. Just a 15 minute car drive away you can escape into the wilderness by visiting Sylvan Lake and Yeoman Park.

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Eagle Pool & Ice Rink

The Pool & Ice Rink features an indoor hockey rink and outdoor pool with a kid’s pool, waterslide and more. For more information call 970-328-5277.

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Eagle Care Clinics

Eagle Healthcare Center: 970-328-6732
Colorado Mtn. Medical: 970-328-1650
Howard Head Sports Medicine: 970-328-5470
Valley View Hospital: 970-328-1540

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Greg and Demetrius is your Gateway to Eagle Ranch Real Estate.

Greg Peterson 970-331-1333

Demetrius Poulios 970-471-4659

 

 

 

Front, side, reverse, hands or forearms, knees or toes—whichever way you choose to plank, this simple, stationary position is an essential exercise in your weekly fitness routine. When performed correctly, planking strengthens all the muscles that run up and down your spine, which helps you to stand, rotate, bend and lift with ease. And let’s not forget the bonus benefits of strengthening your arms, shoulders, glutes and legs. There’s no better way to multitask than to perform plank exercises.

Planks have endless variations. Subtle changes such as lifting an arm or adding movement can change the degree of difficulty of the exercise, keeping your body challenged and your workouts fun. Ready to fire up your core? These five plank variations focus on lifting the legs and adding rotation to intensify the work.

Plank Set-up

All exercises, except for the last one, should begin in one of the positions described below. Setting the foundation ensures that your alignment is correct and your entire body is connected and engaged so you’ll be ready to tackle these fun and highly effective plank exercises.

High Plank

Position the body face down with hands underneath the shoulders and inner arms close to the body. Tuck the toes and contract the quadriceps and glutes so the knees come slightly off the floor. Engage the abdominals, inhale, and on the exhale press the body up in one unit to high-plank position. You should be in a straight line from head to heels.

Forearm Plank

Position the body face down with the elbows bent underneath the shoulders and the forearms and palms firmly planted into the ground. Tuck the toes and contract the quadriceps and glutes so the knees come slightly off the floor. Engage the abdominals, inhale, and on the exhale press the body up onto the forearms. You should be in a straight line from head to heels.

Forearm Plank With Repeater 3 Taps

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-Begin with forearm plank set-up (see above).

-Raise the right leg off the ground and tap the right toes onto the left ankle.

-Raise the right leg again and tap the floor to the outside of the left foot.

-Raise the right leg again and tap the left ankle.

-Return back to center and repeat the sequence with the left leg.

-Repeat this repeater 3-tap pattern for eight to 10 reps. Perform two sets.

Side Riser Plank

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This plank variation is a hybrid of a side forearm plank and a high plank.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Lower down onto the right forearm and spin the legs so they are stacked with weight on the outer edge of the right foot. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Place the left hand down and push the body back up to high-plank position.

-Lower down onto the left forearm and spin the legs so they are stacked with weight on the outer edge of the left foot. Reach the right arm up toward the ceiling.

-Place the right hand down and push the body back up to high-plank position.

-Repeat this alternating pattern for 10 reps. Perform two sets.

Marching Side Plank

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Keeping a rhythmic marching pattern is the challenge in this side-plank variation.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Roll to the right arm and position the legs in a scissors stance, with the left leg to the front with weight on the bottom of the foot, and the right leg to the back with weight on the outer edge of the foot.

-Lift the right knee toward the chest and release back down. Lift the left knee toward the chest and release back down. Repeat this pattern in a rhythmic fashion for 10 reps.

-Roll back to high plank and then release to the ground to rest. Repeat on the other side, rolling to the left arm, with the right leg to the front with weight on the bottom of the foot, and the left leg to the back with weight on the outer edge of the foot.

-Performing 10 reps on each side is one set. Perform one to two sets.

Fallen Triangle Switch

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Inspired by yoga, this plank variation challenges stability and engages the abdominals, arms, and inner and outer legs.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Roll to the right arm and stack the legs with weight on the outer edge of the right foot. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Kick the left leg forward and hold.

-Draw the left knee in toward the chest and spin the knee underneath the body, rolling to the left side plank, kicking the left leg forward. Reach the right arm up toward the ceiling.

-Draw the left knee in toward the chest and spin the knee underneath the body, rolling back to the right side plank and kicking the left leg forward. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Return back to side plank and repeat the sequence.

-Perform one to three reps on the right side and then one to three reps on the left.

Quadruped Hover With Leg Kickbacks

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This quadruped plank variation looks easy, but it is very intense for the core.

-Begin in quadruped position, aligning the hips over the knees and shoulders over the wrists.

-Tuck the toes under, engage the core and lift both knees about 2 inches off the floor.

-Extend the right leg back, pointing the toes and hips toward the ground. Return to center and repeat with the left leg.

-Repeat this alternating pattern for 10 reps. Perform two sets.

By Stephanie Thielen