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Bellyache OPEN HOUSE !? (Brought to you by the?number 1!)

Top of the World Views from Bellyache

Top of the World Views from Bellyache

Tuesday January 11th, multiple homes in the Bellyache community (located above Wolcott CO) will be?OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?from 11-1 pm!

Bellyache is a wonderful neighborhood of locals and second homeowners that appreciate nature’s beauty and fantastic views.? Bellyache feels like it’s a world away and yet it is conveniently located near the geographic center of Eagle County.? Be only minutes from world class skiing at Vail or Beaver Creek, as well as the Eagle County Regional Airport.

Looking Out from Behind 624 Big Dipper

Looking Out from Behind 624 Big Dipper

624 Big Dipper Rd. is one of the featured homes.
Situated on 1.84 acres with plenty of trees plus big views, this contemporary mountain home has 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths with great fininshes.? The large kitchen/dining/living area is wonderful for entertaining or just relaxing at home by the fire.? The home was the personal residence of the designing architect and its mountain modern flair blends materials (steel, wood, concrete) seemlessly.? Currently offered for $798,000 for approximately 2957 sqaure feet with a large 2 car garage.

Be sure to come to Bellyache January 11, 2011, from 11-1 for your chance to view this and the other fine homes.

Related Article:
Mountain Modern Home in Bellyache with Big Views


If you are looking for some new entertainment?in Vail, there are a couple of?new places to try!

CineBistro is located in the Solaris.? This is an upscale restaurant/theater for both locals and visitors.? CineBistro serves cocktails and gourmet meals.? You want to show up 30 minutes before the movie starts so the servers can take your order and all can be served before the film begins.? It is suggested that you purchase your tickets in advance as the tickets are selling out quickly over the holidays. You can visit choose your seats.? Tickets are $10 for children and $16.50 for adults.? The theater is family-friendly but caters to the 21 and older crowd after 8 p.m.

Bol is an upscale restaurant, bowling alley and nightlife hot-spot, also located in Solaris.? The design and decor of the space is straight out of an urban neighborhood.? Ten custom bowling lanes are located in the back.? The food is not your regular bowling alley fare.? Yes, you can still order a burger which is terrific but they have a wonderful menu offering a variety of? highend comfort foods with a contemporary flare.? Reservations are highly recommended; (970) 476-5300.

If you are interested in seeing any of the?Solaris Residences for sale, please feel free to call:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?

Red Sky Ranch had a terrific 2010?seeing increased real estate activity!!? Located in Wolcott, CO Red Sky Ranch is the ultimate in high end golf and alpine ranch living!? Many buyers agree as 7 homesites were sold in 2010 and 7 residences were sold as well.? Sales prices of the homesites ranged from $167,369 for an enclave lot?to $715,000 for a 1.46 acre custom lot.? The residences that sold ranged from $1,795,000 to $4,300,000.? There is currently very little inventory available for completed homes, with only 2 on the market w/ one pre-construction opportunity also listed.

Red Sky Ranch in Winter

Red Sky Ranch in Winter

There are currently 12 active homesite listings.? Prices range from $275,000 to $995,000.? One of the best Fazio Course homesites on the market has to be?85 East Lakeside Trail?(Lot 60) now listed at $495,000.? This?1.76 acre?flat lot is perfect for an?easy?build capturing the HUGE views to Castle Peak, Beaver Creek and Bellyache Ridge.? Sitting?right on the?5th green, the commanding vistas take one’s breath away and provide backdrop to the gorgeous alpine ranch setting.

The View South from 85 E Lakeside Trail

The View South from 85 E Lakeside Trail

Not only did real estate activity see a huge increase, but the Red Sky Golf Club membership increased by 17 new members as well.? (And at $140,000 per membership Red Sky Ranch continues to be one of the most exclusive and customer focussed golf course communities in the country.)

Now is the time to capitalize on the Great Deals available!!

For a personal tour of Red Sky Ranch,? call or email Doug Schwartz (broker/owner) anytime.

Related Articles:
Homesites 60 & 85 at Red Sky Available For Purchase

The Ascent Residences are located near the entrance of Beaver Creek Resort.?Formally known as the Gates Residences, the property was bought by Condo Capital Solutions of Louisville, Co. The property was renamed the Ascent Residences and given a serious remodel in the common areas and the outside. There are 49 residences available? for sale with a mix of two, three and four bedroom floorplans.? Prices will start? at $349,000 and will top out around $1.1 million.? Most of the 49 units range from $500,000 to $700,000.

The Ascent Residences will have some amazing amenties for your enjoyment; concierge service, ski shuttle, continental breakfast, youth game room, adult sports lounge, reading room, indoor pool and hot tub, covered and heated parking, ski lockers, fitness room and an outdoor patio with fireplace.

For more information? or a tour of the Ascent Residences please feel free to call:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website at:?

The Town of Avon will play host to the “Snow Ball” Music Festival, a three-day concert event planned for March 4-6, 2011 in Nottingham Park.? The Snow Ball Music Festival is posing itself to be the largest event of its kind, offering cutting-edge music with the snowy backdrop of a skier’s paradise; Beaver Creek and Vail.? The? 2011 Snow Ball Music Festival is a one-of-a kind experence that aims to pair the world’s best musicians with the world’s best snow conditions, proposing the ultimate marriage of music and mountains.?Multiple stages of world class musicians will be sure to satisfy thousands of music fans. ?The full line up of musicians will be announced in the next few weeks with the following bands that are already confirmed; Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Edward Sharpe and the magnetic zeros and Bonfire Dub.? The festival is expected to bring 10,000 people to the park each day.? Tickets for the “Snow Ball” Music Festival will go on sale sometime before Christmas.? Three-day passes will cost between $99.50 – $149.50 and VIP passes will cost $249.50.? You may also sign up for the festival newsletter at: get updates before they go public.? So mark your calendars!? This is going to be one of the coolest parties of the year!


The wait is finally over!? The Four Seasons Vail is offically open for the 2010/2011 ski season!? This incredible resort will set a new?benchmark in Vail.? With only 16 Four Seasons Private Residences, there is a variety of beautifully designed floor plans with generously large living spaces and superb finishes.? The Private Residences boast fabulous features such as; private balconies and heated terraces with breathtaking views of the Vail Valley, secure elevator access to your Private Residences floor, two Deeded Parking spaces located in the heated garage, private storage closet suitable for bikes and outdoor gear.

The finishes in the residences are exquisite.? Each residence has custom hickory cabinetry in the kitchen and baths, high end appliances in the gourmet kitchens, natural hickory floors, slab granite stone, floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace in the living area and a 5′ stone fireplace in the master bedroom.

The Four Seasons Resort Vail has all the services and amenities you could ever want; Ski Conceirge service at the base of Vail’s Vista Bahn Lift, a luxurious spa, fitness center, Grand Ball room, conference facilities and 24 hour conceirge services.? The restaurant, Flame serves lavish breakfast buffets, hearty mountain fare and light-healthy options both indoors with views of the mountains or out on the heated terrace.

For more information or a tour of the Four Seasons Private Residences, please contact:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?

Gateway Land & Development's 2011 Vail Valley Real Estate Guide is now online! Featuring the valley's finest properties from ski homes to 825-acre ranches, Gateway Land & Development is here to serve your real estate needs and help find your dream property! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VAIL VALLEY REAL ESTATE GUIDE

For more information on these or other properties, please contact Aubrie Apple at 970.376.5016 or email me at

Economist Richard Wobbekind at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business has announced at the 46th Annual Economic Outlook Forum that our state should experience slow but steady growth in the year 2011. Stating that ‘we would all like a more rapid recovery, especially in terms of jobs, we are just not going to see that yet.’ Overall his forecast calls for a gain of 10,100 jobs in the next year, but this compares to the 140,000 jobs the state lost in 2009 and 2010. Unfortunately for the Vail Valley, he stills sees the construction industry as shedding jobs in the next year. On the other hand he sees one of the growth sectors in leisure and hospitality. He states, ‘All the job growth in these sectors is still subpar in historical context. It will not be enought to bring down the unemployment rate in any meaningful way or to create great momentum in the state economy.” The biggest loser in terms of jobs will be in the construction industry, which could lose as many as 7,000 jobs in 2011.
The good news was in Wednesday’s Vail Daily where Vail Resorts announced that, although the first quarter of their fiscal year is usually a low spot for earnings, that Net Revenues were up across the board for the company. Lodging was up 7.3 from last year and Mountain Revenue was up 4 %. Real estate new revenue was $143 million for the first quarter, which mainly reflects the sale of Ritz Carlton units with an average sales price of $2.6 million. During this period the company acquired Specialty Sports Venture stores, which they expect to offset losses for the entire year. They also acquired Northstar at Tahoe, which adds one more ski area to the Epic Pass family of ski areas. The most encouraging sign was that Season Pass sales improved in the Fall by 5% in terms of number of passes sold and by 7% in dollar volume.
All of the above information indicates to me that, while we are not out of the hole, there is a sign that we are reaching the bottom of the downturn and as the economy improves, so will the real estate market. Call Judd Babcock today for your personal evaluation on when to start buying again.

There has been quite a bit of real estate activity lately in the small enclave of homes at Heritage Park, located in the Homestead nieghborhood of Edwards, CO. Composed of 24 single family homesites, Heritage Park offers gorgeous BuiltGreen homes with excellent finishes, big views to the surrounding mountains and great floorplans.

80 Heritage Park Place

80 Heritage Park Place

121 Heritage Park Place sold on 10/14/10 for $1,000,000. This was a developer owned home and had been on the market for just over a year. 89 Heritage Park Place has just?gone under contract; the last list price was $900,000. Update: Advertised as a short sale, this one closed at $800,000.

There are currently 2 other newly constructed homes in Heritage Park listed for sale; 12 Hollis Lane at $1,189,000 and 80 Heritage Park Place at $1,297,000. Come by soon before these opportunities are no longer around! Be a part of this great neighborhood and all of Homestead's amenities.

(Owners at Heritage Park have access to the Homestead Court Club and its tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, fitness equipment, locker rooms, yoga classes, personal trainers, babysitting services and more!!)

Call me for more information on Heritage Park and Edwards, Colorado real estate.

Related Article: 80 Heritage Park Place For Sale in Homestead

The Ascent Residences are located near the entrance of Beaver Creek ski resort.? There are 49 residences available?with a mix of two, three and four bedroom floorplans. The residences will be offered at a 55% discount off the original list price.?

The Ascent Residences will offer an amazing amenity package for your enjoyment; concierge service, ski shuttle, continental breakfast, youth game room, adult sports lounge, reading room, indoor pool and hot tub, covered and?heated parking, ski lockers and storage, fitness room and outdoor patio?with a?fireplace.

Pricing will be released on December 16th and a complete list of residences, prices, photographs and floorplans will be available on December 17th, 2010.

For more information or a tour, please call Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?