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Monthly Archives: June 2007

The 4th of July is right around the corner, the unofficial kick off to the busy summer season in the Vail Valley.? Inventories have risen recently, and there are many single family home options currently in Eagle Ranch.? For all types of budgets, now is a great time to look and buy in Eagle, Colorado.

One such home is 783 Hernage Creek Road, a new construction in one of the most desirable areas of Eagle Ranch.? The attention to detail throughout this 3777 square foot home (with an additional unfinished 726 sf in the basement) truly is fantastic.?

Stay tuned for more exciting developments about 783 Hernage Creek Road.?

For more information on real estate here in the Vail Valley, contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at

Once a sleepy western community, Eagle has grown significantly in recent years.? For over the past year, Eagle, along with Gypsum, have accounted for the most real estate transactions of any area in the Vail Valley.? Locals especially have been moving to Eagle, and to Eagle Ranch.

Eagle Ranch is an exciting neighborhood, with its own movie theater, restaurants, golf course, schools, and even a new medical facility is being built.? People that have moved here often speak of how quiet it?is.? In?a valley dominated by I-70, this peace and quiet is a fantastic commodity.

The mountain views of Castle Peak and the New York Range remind us that skiing may have brought us here, but this great active outdoor community keeps us here.

To learn more about Eagle and Eagle Ranch, please contact Doug Schwartz at 970-926-6777 or at

Eagle Ranch?has become the?epicenter of local residences in the Vail Valley.? And 783 Hernage Creek Road is one of the best new construction homes available.

Recently completed, this 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bathroom home boasts vaulted ceilings, high end finishes, a 2.5 car garage and stunning views to the surrounding mountains and hillsides.? Granite counters and custom cabinets highlight the open kitchen.

Come see this fantastic home in one of the best new mountain neighborhoods in the country!??Price recently reduced to?$1,199,000.

To learn more about Eagle Ranch and 783 Hernage Creek Road, please contact Doug Schwartz at 970-926-6777 or at

Summer is in full swing, and that means RODEO!? The Beaver Creek Rodeo Series got under way June 14, and continues every Thursday evening throughout the summer, with no event scheduled on 8/2/07.?

Fun, food, and families, all?with a western flair.? Located just east of Chapel Square in Avon, the rodeo grounds are easy to spot, and?there’s plenty of parking.? While some true cowboys call it a fake rodeo, or not the real rodeo, an east-coaster like myself still has fun watching kids hang on to a sheep on the run!

For more info on the events in the Vail Valley, please contact Doug Schwartz at 970-926-6777 or at

You may also want to?visit for all of your real estate needs!

Located at 1140 Edwards Village Blvd., the former space of Tavolaccio and (the now defunct Rumpus Room) is now for sale.? The 1260 square foot space, unit B201, is listed at $1 million, with the adjoining space (unit B202) also available together for $2.15 million.? The?liquor and food license is available for sale as well.

With very few restaurant spaces available for purchase, this one will get lots of attention.? As the only restaurant in the building, there is plenty of evening parking available.? To learn more about this restaurant space or any real estate here in the Vail Valley, please contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at

After a week of local speculation that something was amiss with the State Bridge fire, police?confirmed it was set intentionally.? Police mentioned the fire may have been set to cover up an attempted robbery.?

What a shame!? A truly fun and unique mountain environment destroyed by someone.? Learn more about the fire and the investigation??by?checking out the Vail Daily.

Now called The Pointe at Edwards!!

The Bluffs at South Forty is under construction, with floorplans and collateral material hopefully?coming out soon.? South Forty is the great low-key neighborhood located above Riverwalk, surrounded by Homestead.? (The Bluffs is the new plan after LoftWorks was shot down by the county after hearing many neighbors objections to commercial activity in this quiet neighborhood.)

I’m planning on meeting with the developer and listing agent in the very near future to get a better idea of the whole development.? There will likely be 11 single family homes, starting with around 3800 sf for about $1.5M.? I’ll report back with more specifics as I get them.

With very few homesites still available in Edwards, this project along with Heritage Park, is one of the last new construction enclaves available.? To learn more about Edwards real estate and about The Bluffs specifically, please contact Doug Schwartz at (970)926-6777 or at

State Bridge Lodge is no more.? Early on June 2, the historic lodge, located on Highway 131 in Bond, burned to the ground.? This wonderful music venue on the Colorado River has meant so much to so many people.? State Bridge?provided a?truly unique environment in this age of homogeny.? I think that’s why everyone liked it so much.

The investigation into the fire has not been closed yet, and the community is very curious as to the cause of the blaze.? I hope its origins are purely innocent, even as rumors and speculation continue.? The State Bridge Lodge property is listed for sale, with an asking price of $2.2 million.? While we do not know what the future holds for this special place, we do know the history and remember all of the good times we shared, across the railroad tracks from the river.

Check out the Vail Daily, (see link below) for recent and continuing articles.?

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

Everyone spends time in the kitchen, even those of us that don’t cook a lot.??Kitchens are?the focal point of modest family homes, just as much as in huge trophy homes.? And the trends for kitchen remodels encourage openess and intimacy.? Contradictory ideas you might say, but creating a cozy, open area can be easier than you think.

Kitchen in 21900 Hwy 6 on the Eagle River

Islands tie everything together, and lately we are seeing more varied shapes and creative islands.? Many kitchens are foregoing the traditional kitchen table for an island with extra seating.? Kids do homework, color, and eat all in the same area nearby to Mom and Dad in the “operations center” for most homes.

Poured concrete counter-tops are being utilized much more often, with a wide variety of colors and textures.? Stainless steel and wood counters are also seeing more widespread installation.? Granite has become so much more affordable recently relative to its past, that you will continue to see granite slab or tile in a majority of homes.

Just a few observations on recent trends, but the kitchen continues to be the heart of most homes.

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