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Today marks the kick off of the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle

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Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Climbing, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

In addition to the athletic events, the GoPro Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties. Not an athlete? No worries! Enjoy the many spectator bleachers set up so you can take a load off and take in the excitement!

Click HERE to see the daily happenings around Vail Village this weekend! There’s so much fun to be had in many facets!

Not to mention the abundant local vendors for tasty food and crisp cold beverages!

This is a weekend not to miss in Vail; it really expresses Vail’s true essence of active lifestyle and enjoyment

The Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation

 

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183 Gore Creek Drive Suite 5 Vail Village – located above the International Bridge 

 

Looking for local, weekend fun this weekend for all ages? Check out the 5th annual Melee in the Mountains with the awesome 10th Mountain Division Roller Dolls!

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This Friday (April 28th) the fun begins at Dobson Ice Arena! From 5PM – 7 PM local skaters can come by and learn how to jam, shoot the duck, nollie ollie or heel-flip-it.  Feel free to bring from home your skateboards, scooters, inline skates or any set of wheels! This free session Friday gives locals a chance to meet local derby competitors and members or traveling teams. Music will be pumping and even a raffle prize give away(s)!

Pazzo’s Pizzeria in Vail Village (located across the Solairs) will host a meet-and-greet and all are invited for food and drink specials! YUM!

The 5th annual Melee in the Mountains will kick off 10AM this Saturday (April 29th)! The Roller Derby action begins at 10:30AM sharp! Melee in the Mountains is a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned event, it’s sets up competing teams to rank nationally, based on the outcome and score!

After the fun filled tournament head over to the after party at the Altitude Bar and Grill for live music, tasty eats and refreshing beverages! You can mingle with skaters as they’ll be in attendance!

Enjoy local, fun events while the off season is in transition! Gateway Land and Development Real Estate is undergoing a fabulous renovation at our Vail Village location that we are extremely excited about! We are still open during construction so come by!

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Vail Snow Daze is the largest early-season mountain bash in North America! Vail Village hosts the party beginning tomorrow, December 9th through December 11th.

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Here’s the run down y’all,

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm

Vail Snow Daze Après Parties presented by Bud Light

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials, 3-6pm

Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles, 3-6pm

Altitude Club*, Pazzo’s** and Red Lion: 4pm-6pm

*Don’t miss the deals during this time period including $4 Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter and Avalanche Draft and feature a raffle for Avalanche Tickets at Altitude Club
** Pazzo’s will offer $5 Avalanche Draft and Christmas Bottle from Breckenridge Brewery and feature a raffle for a Avalanche Tickets

Free live concert presented by Bud Light 
Solaris in Vail Village: Doors at 5:30pm, show at 6pm

Main act: Michael Franti Trio
Opening act: Turntable Review


Vail Snow Daze After-Dark Parties

Bridge Street Bar:
9:30-11pm
Vendetta’s: 9-11pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm\

Vail Snow Daze Après Parties 

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials, 3-6pm

Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles, 3-6pm

Pazzo’s & Vendetta’s: 4pm-6pm

Free live concert presented by Bud Light 
Solaris in Vail Village: Doors at 5:30pm, show at 6pm

Main act: Lettuce
Opening act: Marvel Years

Vail Snow Daze After-Dark Parties presented by Bud Light 

The Altitude Bar & Grill with Down2Funk: 10pm-1am

Bridge Street Bar: 9:30-11pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm

Vail Snow Daze Apres Parties 

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials from 3-6 p.m.
Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles from 3-6 p.m.

Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night.

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For more information on Vail Snow Daze 2016 email me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com OR pop into our Vail Village office, located at the International Bridge in Vail Village! Walking distance from this weekends events!

 

Happy Wednesday Y’all!

Great news: SANTA WILL BE IN VAIL VILLAGE TODAY !

From 4pm – 8pm in the Vail Village near the ice rink Santa and some of his favorite elf’s will be here in beautiful snow covered Vail to spread Holiday cheer! Fun for the entire family!

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FREE Ice skating begins at 6pm and goes until 8pm! Stick around to ice skate under the stars and beautiful holiday lights that surround Vail Village.

If the excitement of Santa and free ice skating trigger an appetite for you Bol is offering ‘Kids eat FREE‘ with purchase of adult entree to warm ya up!

If you find yourself in Vail Village with some time to kill this afternoon come on by our Gateway office located near the International bridge! I will be here all day with my sweet Akbash puppy. So come in for a warm hot coco and give my puppy some love before you head down to the Holiday Hop!

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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.

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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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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

 

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Vail Resorts with a bit of help from Mother Nature, has just announced the 2015-2016 ski season will be extended from the original closing date of April 10 to April 17.

Ski passes will continue to be good through the new closing date, and all facilities and businesses plan to remain open as well.  A large sigh of gratitude was undoubtedly heard throughout the retail community.

The free concert featuring the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Solaris venue will occur Friday, April 8, and the World Pond Skimming Championships will be held April 10.

Vail has occasionally extended its season when snow conditions allowed, but the cost and logistics of such extended seasons have become more and more prohibitive.

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Thank you, Vail Resorts – and, of course, Mother Nature.
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For information on Vail Real Estate or the Vail Valley in general, please contact Don Galgan at:  970-331-4190, or dhgalgan@yahoo.com.

 

Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why? A variety of financial vectors have dovetailed to make this the perfect storm for home buyers to get out there and make an (winning) offer. Here are six home-buying reasons to be thankful while ringing in the new year:

Reason No. 1: Interest rates are still at record lows

Even though they may creep up at any moment, it’s nonetheless a fact that interest rates on home loans are at historic lows, with a 30-year fixed-rate home loan still hovering around 4%.

“Remember 18.5% in the ’80s?” asks Tom Postilio, a real estate broker with Douglas Elliman Real Estate and a star of HGTV’s “Selling New York.”“It is likely that we’ll never see interest rates this low again. So while prices are high in some markets, the savings in interest payments could easily amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage.”

Reason No. 2: Rents have skyrocketed

Another reason home buyers are lucky is that rents are going up, up, up! (This, on the other hand, is a reason not to be thankful if you’re a renter.) In fact, rents outpaced home values in 20 of the 35 biggest housing markets in 2015. What’s more, according to the2015 Rent.com Rental Market Report, 88% of property managers raised their rent in the past 12 months, and an 8% hike is predicted for 2016.

“In most metropolitan cities, monthly rent is comparable to that of a monthly mortgage payment, sometimes more,” says Heather Garriock, mortgage agent for The Mortgage Group. “Doesn’t it make more sense to put those monthly chunks of money into your own appreciating asset rather than handing it over to your landlord and saying goodbye to it forever?”

Reason No. 3: Home prices are stabilizing

For the first time in years, prices that have been climbing steadily upward are stabilizing, restoring a level playing field that helps buyers drive a harder bargain with sellers, even in heated markets.

“Local markets vary, but generally we are experiencing a cooling period,” says Postilio. “At this moment, buyers have the opportunity to capitalize on this.”

Reason No. 4: Down payments don’t need to break the bank

Probably the biggest obstacle that prevents renters from becoming homeowners is pulling together a down payment. But today, that chunk of change can be smaller, thanks to a variety of programs to help home buyers. For instance, the new Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Home Possible Advantage Program allows for a 3% down payment for credit scores as low as 620.

Reason No. 5: Mortgage insurance is a deal, too

If you do decide to put less than 20% down on a home, you are then required to have mortgage insurance (basically in case you default). A workaround to handle this, however, is to take out a loan from the Federal Housing Administration—a government mortgage insurer that backs loans with down payments as low as 3.5% and credit scores as low as 580. The fees are way down from 1.35% to 0.85% of the mortgage balance, meaning your monthly mortgage total will be significantly lower if you fund it this way. In fact, the FHA predicts this 37% annual premium cut will bring 250,000 first-time buyers into the market. Why not be one of them?

Reason No. 6: You’ll reap major tax breaks

Tax laws continue to favor homeowners, so you’re not just buying a place to live—you’re getting a tax break! The biggest one is that unless your home loan is more than $1 million, you can deduct all the monthly interest you are paying on that loan. Homeowners may also deduct certain home-related expenses and home property taxes.

Remember, anytime the economy is primed for buyers, it is also a great time to list your home for sale. So, whether your thinking of buying or selling, please give Greg Peterson a call at 970-331-1333,

 

What is Leverage Global Partners? Who are they? These are two questions I am frequently asked as talk to people looking at the wide variety of properties we have displayed on our windows.

The best way to start to understand what Leverage is to look at their vision statement.

“Inspired by a steadfast determination to elevate the field of play, Leverage Global Partners empowers an international network of prestigious independent real estate companies through shared intelligence, agile marketing strategies, and entrepreneurial connectivity. Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been carefully selected as demonstrating innovative leadership and peerless integrity in the field of real estate.”

Alright, so what does all of that mean? In essence, it means that our properties are marketed along side some of the premier properties around the world. Leverage Global Partners also connects you to Real Estate Brokers who are held to higher standards of service.

Leverage Global Partners Code of Care

  • INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • DEFINING THE NEEDS OF OUR CLIENTS:
  • OUR STANDARD OF CARE:

Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been individually selected based on their recognition and expertise in the field of real estate as caring, conscientious experts as well as their willingness to whole-heartedly operate under the terms of this Code of Care. We understand and accept these principles, and we honor and commit to be held accountable to uphold these standards of practice.

If you still are not sure about the diversity and scope of the Leverage network, check out the Leverage Lookbook Spring 2015. You will find us in there on page 125.

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For more information check out their link on the bottom right of our web pages and remember, call Greg at 970.331.1333 for more information about any of their properties or local properties here in the Vail Valley. 

 

Vail, Colorado and the entire Vail Valley are famous for world-class mountain recreation, and the abundance and variety of year-around activities will set your vacation apart from any other you’ve ever had!

Summer brings sunny days and boundless fun, from leisurely nature walks to hard-core mountain biking, from scenic horseback trail rides to exciting rafting, combined with cultural and music events nearly every week.

Take a peek at our Vail Valley events calendar. You’ll be amazed at what’s happening while you’re here. Our events are world-class, and many are FREE!

Summer & Fall Activities

Discover what Vail Valley locals know: we came for the winters, but stayed for summer and fall. With our superb climate, you’ll want to spend the long days outdoors. Whether your idea of fun is active or idle, the choices are plentiful. Here are some of our favorite things to do in summertime in Vail and Beaver Creek:

  • Biking, both road and mountain bike. Vail’s bike path is extensive, and of course, Eagle County is a mountain biking mecca!
  • Ballooning. Gorgeous views in a colorful balloon!
  • Rafting. From the Eagle River to the mighty Colorado, our waters are prime for river rafting and kayaking.
  • Fly Fishing. Clear, pure and predictable! (the water, not the fish!)
  • Golf. With 16 courses here in the Vail/Beaver Creek area, you’ll find challenges on every hole.
  • Jeeping. Go with the professionals for an out-of-resort, blow-your-mind experience.
  • Horseback riding. Enjoy the Western side of Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.
  • Camps & Classes. Most of our local camps and classes are in an outdoor setting.. guaranteed smiles!
  • And so much more!

Check out all Vail and Beaver Creek Summer Activities right here!

 For more information, please contact Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333 and have a blessed summer.

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.

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Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Put together a team of friends, family members and coworkers. Then fundraise to earn a cool DogFest prize. If you raise $100, you’ll get a DogFest bandana to sport at DogFest. Then come to DogFest for a tail-waggin’ good time!

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If you are interested in being a part of DogFest in any way please email Greg Peterson at greg@gatewayland.com or visit his website.