Gateway Land & Development

Monthly Archives: April 2007

The small community of Minturn,CO?saw?a?bit of?growth again this year real estate-wise.? The Minturn Townhomes project, located on the northern end of town, accounted for 8 of the 12? residential sales this past winter season. (as noted by the MLS)?

Minturn Townhomes

There are currently only 10 active listings in Minturn and Red Cliff, with about 8 properties currently under contract.? Many?residents love Minturn, illustrated by the low number of listings.? Also, prices have risen steadily in Minturn, so prospective?buyers may not want to pay top dollar for a fixer-upper.

The BIG?development that will shape Minturn’s future is still in the works; I’m referring to the Ginn Company’s thousands of acres on Battle Mountain.? It remains to be seen how this 1700 unit plan will affect this community, but be assured it will have?a HUGE impact.

To learn more about the Minturn real estate market, please contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at

To view all of the active listings in the Vail Valley, please visit

The Vail real estate market heads into the spring season with many?new listings.? Since 4/1/07 there have been 32 new listings added to the Vail Board of Realtors MLS system.? 17 of those are the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail, ranging in price from $3.85 million for 1705 square feet to $11.135 million for a 4137 sqaure foot penthouse.? (Upon the release of the Ritz project in West Lionshead, 54 went under contract in one weekend!)

Rendering of Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail

On the more affordable end of the market, a Pitkin Creek one bedroom just hit the market, listed at $325,000.? This 656 square foot condo in East Vail is poised to get snatched up as a great entry property into the Vail market.?

To learn more about a specific property or about the Vail real estate market in general, please contact Doug Schwartz at (970) 926-6777 or at

It’s Mud Season in Beaver Creek and that means it’s time to remodel, or time to go on vacation, because much of the village will be closed for several weeks.? Check out the Vail Daily to see what restautrants are open and running great specials.

Head on down to Edwards as most everything stays open throughout the “off-season.”? Be sure to check out the newest restaurant in the Vail Valley:

e-town?????? Coming soon!!!

To view all of the active real estate listings in the Vail Valley, go to

Two more Aspen Glen townhomes are now under contract.? Only one townhome, 88 Aspen Glen is?still available, listed at $559,000.? Homestead continues to be?THE place,?with locals and second home owners alike enjoying it?year-round.?

88 Aspen Glen

Both 75 Aspen Glen and 85 Aspen Glen just went under contract this past week.? Located in lower Homestead,?this complex is close to all that Edwards,CO has to offer as well as the Homestead Court Club.

To learn more about Homestead and Aspen Glen Townhomes, please contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at

Now is the time to . . . .shop for houses!? Yes, it’s the spring season in the Vail Valley and that means increased home inventory. With more available time, many locals are out looking for that perfect home.? Obviously, perfect means something different to each of us, so the entire valley market is in play.

Historically, April, May and June are BIG months for the local market.? More listings hit the MLS as some cash in on equity (upvalley) and move downvalley.? As inventory increases, buyers have a bit more clout and may be able to negotiate a deal that works well within their budget.? (not an easy task here in Eagle County.)? This trend is often balanced by an increased number of buyers (read, demand) as our valley’s population grows, and as more locals decide to buy instead of rent.

Our valley has seen dramatic increases in property values, and it can be difficult to find a good deal.? But with the right analysis of the local market and a little professional help, you may find what your looking for.? Remember, you? can not escape basic fundamental market rules; supply and demand rule the day.

To learn more about the Vail Valley real estate market, please contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at

Another ski season?is coming?to its end, at least for those of us unwilling to hike for our turns here in the Vail Valley.? Beaver Creek mountain is set to close its chairlifts on April 15, 2007.?

Laughing Bones is set to play at Red Tail Camp for the final Sun-sational spring concert.? Hopefully the weather will cooperate, as it is supposed to be partly cloudy, with only a 10% chance of rain/snow.? The concert is set for 1-3:30pm, so arrive early and stay late on the fantastic sun-soaked deck!

While?2006-2007 may not have been the best ski season in recent memory, there were?enough great powder days to get us through until next year!? Have a great closing weekend and be sure to check out Laughing Bones.?

To learn more about the happenings in the Vail Valley, contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at?

Located to the west?of Lionshead lies the multi-neighborhood area of West Vail.? A wide varierty of condos, townhomes, duplexes, and single family homes are currently available for purchase.? Prices range from $315,000 for a small condo behind City Market to about $8 million, for a?new construction?penthouse condo at the Cascade Residences.? There are currently 54 housing units on the market with another 26 under contract.

Here is a?quick geographic overview of the neighborhoods of West Vail as we move west from Lionshead:

On the south side of I-70:
Cascade and Glen Lyon

On the north side of I-70:
Potato Patch
Lionsridge Loop area

(and the Valley, located in a quiet area on Buffehr Creek Rd.)

One unique property currently on the market is the Savory Inn, located on Gore Creek to the south and west of the West Vail interchange.?

On the banks of Gore Creek

This rustic log 12 bed, 12 bathroom Inn can be a private residence, a cooking school, a corporate retreat, or operate it as a business.? Currently listed at $4,850,000.

To learn more about West Vail or the Vail Valley real estate market, please contact Doug Schwartz at 970-926-6777 or at

That’s right.? The nicest of the Aspen Glen townhomes (in Homestead) currently on the market is now UNDER CONTRACT.? It was only on the market for 3 weeks before getting snatched up.? Edwards, Colorado really is the place to be in the Vail Valley.

The 3 other Aspen Glen townhomes are still available, ranging in price from $549,000 to $595,000.? All have 2 car garages, spacious living areas, a secondary living area in the finished basement, and large bedrooms.? To learn more about Aspen Glen or about real estate in the Vail Valley, please contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at?