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181 Castle Peak Gate – Arrowhead – Edwards, Colorado 

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This remarkable home in Arrowhead is breathtaking! You must come see for yourself, THIS WEEKEND!

A colossal 6,375 sqft masterpiece on one of the finest sites in Arrowhead. Grand views to Castle Peak, overlooking Colorado Country Club of the Rockies and backing to open space. WOW!  This 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom stunner with an unsurpassed floor plan has gracious great room, massive rock fire place, private dining, wet bar and  butler’s pantry. The gourmet kitchen with 10 foot island, hearth 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, second master with study, huge rec room, beautifully furnished.

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You can see this fabulous home during a hosted open house, TOMORROW Saturday September 9th AND Sunday September 10th from 1:00 – 4:00PM

 

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Let Gateway Lead You Home…

970-790-6777 OR 970-926-6777

 

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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. 

Arrowhead

Check out the website (Gatewaytovail.com) 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, vailbob@comcast.net, 970.376.4484

Whether you snow shoe the 2000 vertical feet or ski in, The Yurt on Arrowhead Mountain may be the most precious hidden gem in the entire Vail Valley.

 

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Situated on an out of bounds trail off the top of the Arrow Bahn Express, The Yurt is the only true private dining on any of the Vail Valleys ski mountains.


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In order to dine at this stylish Mongolian traveling tent or Yurt, one must be a member at The Alpine Club in Arrowhead. But this is far from slumming it! The Yurt is outfitted with plush pillows and Ralph Lauren decor. Expansive wrap around decks offer grand vistas and sweeping views overlooking Muddy Springs and the Lake Creek ridge line. Enjoy the blackened salmon BLT with a glass of Cakebread wine or go more casual with the local brew, Crazy Mountain Ale, coupled with a hot pretzel and honey mustard.

 

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And if you are not lucky enough to be a member of The Alpine Club, befriend one! You won’t regret it!

For more information on The Alpine Club, The Yurt, or Vail Valley real estate, please contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417.

Alpine Club

Arrowhead Alpine Club is located at the base of Arrowhead Ski Mountain west of Beaver Creek Mountain.  The Clubhouse has just been remodeled and is offering a new limited time pricing.  There are lots of benefits and amenities that comes with belonging to the Arrowhead Alpine Club.  As a member you will enjoy Ski-in/Ski-out access to the Arrowbahn Ski Lift.  The Club also offers Ski Storage and Ski Valet Services, year-round social Calendar for the entire family, the expansive, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, fitness studios for aerobic, spinning, yoga and Pilates classes, exclusive ski lunch service and the Arrowhead Yurt, and access to the heated outdoor pool and hot tub.

For a limited time only you may join the Arrowhead Alpine Club for $30,000 as a Resident Membership which was previously priced for $50,000.  The Non-Resident Membership is now $35,000 which was previously $55,000.  For more information on the Arrowhead Alpine Club or any of the Vail Resorts Signature Clubs you may call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:  betsy@gatewayland.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,

 

Classy Aggie of the Day

https://twitter.com/AggieUpdate has chosen to honor me as their “Classy Aggie of the Day”. This came as a fabulous surprise this morning as I checked my twitter account. It is always a privilege to be recognized by fellow Aggies.

Greg Peterson 970-331-1333          https://twitter.com/MountianHomes          https://www.facebook.com/petersonvailproperties/?ref=hl          www.vailhomes.land

 

 

 

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Lots of exciting things are going on in my world lately. First and foremost, is a brand new shiny website to help me stay in touch with everyone.

www.vailhomes.land

But don’t worry, my Facebook and Twitter accounts aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And of course they are link to the website, so you can quit worrying about that.

A few of the highlights you will be able to find are featured properties right on the home page as well as neighborhood specific searches for Vail, Beaver Creek, Arrowhead, Cordillera, Bachelor Gulch, Lake Creek, and Wolcott/Red Sky Ranch.

I also invite everyone to check out my page designated to Leverage Global Partners. Leverage allows me access to market properties on a larger national and international scale. Leverage also gives me full access to small boutique Real Estate companies, like Gateway, all over the world to refer you to regardless of where you are looking to buy or sell.

So, next time you or some one you know is looking to buy or sell, give me a call at 970-331-1333.

MLS One Arrowhead Place A403 Covered Deck

Ski season is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about your retreat for the winter. Located in Arrowhead’s premier building, One Arrowhead Place, this spacious ski in/ski out condominium is in beautiful condition. This 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath condo is 1,474 square feet with a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, and a beautiful kitchen to make any gourmet cook feel right at home. Featuring a large covered deck overlooking the Alpine Club and the mountains, private ski locker, and underground heated parking.

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One Arrowhead Place is the perfect year round retreat with a convenient location to the pool, tennis, golf, Arrowhead Alpine Club and Vista Restaurant. Easy to show. Offered for $1,200,000. For more information on real estate listings in Arrowhead, please feel free to call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:  betsy@gatewayland.com.  Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

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.