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Monthly Archives: October 2010

I am delighted to say that there are some great opportunities for real estate in the Vail Valley. I just?closed on a transaction where?I represented my buyer?in his successful bid for this home in?Cordillera Valley Club.

This is a stunning 11,000 square foot home originally listed for $9M+ and my buyers picked it up for $4.6M
This is a stunning 11,000 square foot home originally listed for $9M+ and my buyers picked it up for $4.6M

There are many other great buys in the Vail Valley real estate market. In East Vail?I know of a 2 bedroom condo listed for $197,000 and a 3-bedroom town home listed for $499,000. The last two sales in this complex were in the mid $600,0000 range.? There is a one-bedroom where you ski to within a couple hundred meters that is listed in the $600,000 range. This same property?was going for nearly a million $ just a couple years ago.

If you would like more information on any of these or other properties in the Vail Valley and Eagle County please feel free to call me or send me an email.? I love helping people find the best real estate opportunities.
Robert Schilling
Gateway Land and Development
Serving all your Vail Valley Real Estate Goals
183 G0re Creek Dr.
Vail CO 81657
Overlooking the International Bridge and Check-Point Charlie
(970) 790-6777 Office ext. 4107
(970) 390-0705 Cell

Wooohoooo, it’s that time of year again!? Vail’s opening day will be November 19, 2010!!?? The snow has already been falling and starting to accumulate on Vail Mountain.? And there’s more in the forecast for this weekend.? That’s right; we may see a snowy Halloween!!

Click Here for Vail’s Website with all of its upcoming events!

Locals are getting very excited, digging out their ski and snowboard gear, and watching the weather report with keen interest.? Beaver Creek has also announced its opening day as November 24, 2010!? Thanksgiving in the mountains will be that much more fun as you will be able to ski either Vail or Beaver Creek once again.? And be sure to go to Beaver Creek on the 24th for its Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition!

Click Here for Beaver Creek’s Calendar of Events!

Call us here at Gateway Land & Development? (970)926-6777? for all of your real estate needs,?as well as for questions about What To Do in Vail and Beaver Creek!

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View to the Gore Range from Bachelor Gulch

View to the Gore Range from Bachelor Gulch

Bachelor Gulch, an exclusive on-mountain ski?resort in the center of the Vail Valley, has seen continued real estate sales activity thus far in 2010.? There are many excellent properties in this wonderful gated neighborhood, from smaller condominiums to gorgeous 7- bedroom single family homes.? Anchored by the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, this ski-in/ski-out community is truly one of the best in all of North America!

Year-to-date, there have been 12 sales in Bachelor Gulch with 2 more currently under contract.? The bulk (2/3) ?of the sales have been for properties under $2.5 million.? Sold prices ranged from $1,400,000 to $5,250,000 with the median price at about $2,140,000.? The average relative price thus far is about $796/square foot.? (This represents a pretty good value when compared to previous sales values.)

The are currently 42 active listings in Bachelor Gulch, ranging in price from $950,000 to $12,500,000.? Owners in Bachleor Gulch have the option to join the Bachelor Gulch Club with its access to the comfortable member’s lounge, the Ritz Carlton’s spa, its famous grotto, the outdoor heated pools and hot tubs,?BGC’s full service staff & concierge, and on mountain dining at Zach’s Cabin!? It really is luxury living at its finest!

Please call or email me anytime to learn more about Bachelor Gulch, and the great real estate opportunities that exist here in the Vail Valley!

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Family Skiing at Bachelor Gulch

Sleepy Hollow Ranch is a spectacular property located at the south end of Brush Creek Valley,?that borders White River National Forest, Sylvan Lake State Park and BLM land.?? The property features 87 lush acres, with a 1/4 mile?of? Brush Creek running through the property.??This property has it all – a gorgeous valley, dramatic hillsides, trout filled stream and views of Castle Peak.???The?2,000 square foot ranch?house has been recently remodeled and is nestled?amongst the towering pines.? In addition, a guest cabin, tack barn and significant?water rights are all a part of this extraordinary ranch.? The opportunities for activity and nature are endless.? ?Offered for $2,175,000.


For more information on Sleepy Hollow Ranch or if you would like a tour, please feel free to call:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?

Red Sky Ranch is known for world class golf!  Its 2 championship courses, designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman respectivley, have won many accolades including the #1 and #2 courses in Colorado by Travel & Leisure Golf.  BUT, you may not have known, Red Sky Ranch's trout filled ponds offer amazing Colorado fly fishing.

Rainbow Trout Caught in the Norman Pond

Rainbow Trout Caught in the Norman Pond

The rainbows and cut-bows offer great fights, and these are healthy fish (long, strong and fat!) Catching them is not as easy as one would guess; they have become more selective and choosing the right pattern is essential.  But it is very worth it when you hook into these beautiful fish!  Sight fishing is the method I suggest; walk around the pond until you see one of these monsters; throw your pattern of choice just in front of them, (elk hair caddis, hoppers, & damsels have all been successful depending on the time of year) maybe give it a little twitch and hopefully, you'll have a "Fish On!"

Another Norman Pond Rainbow Trout

Another Norman Pond Rainbow Trout

As a somewhat novice fly fisherman, I truly enjoy the opportunity to catch gorgeuos fish that put up a HUGE fight.  Learning how to land these big guys is a great lesson.  A more seasoned fisherman, like my friend pictured above, seems to have his way with these guys and yet still enjoys it as much as I do.  Young anglers can practice here as well with lure fishing allowed.  And catch and release is of course the rule.

Come to Red Sky Ranch for the excellent golf, but get the added bonus of catching great trout!

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Rainbow Trout Lodge

The Rainbow Trout Lodge is situated on 1.83 acres along the banks of the Eagle River.? This luxurious 4 bedroom has unrivaled outdoor living with an expansive covered deck with a cozy moss rock fireplace, a sandstone terrace that is highligted by a wood burning fireplace, and the elaborate outdoor lighting system outlines the riverbanks and hightlights the trees and gardens, creating a breathtaking nightime oasis.

Inside this fabulous?4,311 square foot home the?interior features;?endless banks of Colorado Fraser logs, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a massive moss rock fireplace.? The kitchen boasts a large granite eat-in island and adjacent hearth room that features a handsome fireplace adorned with a hand-carved wood mantle.? Two master suites and two guest suites each enjoy the surrounding beauty of the striking river and red mountain cliffs.? Perfect for the fishing enthusiast! This is a home not to be missed!?? Offered for $2,499,500.

If you would like more information on this property or if you would like a tour, please feel free to call:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?

??????????? Breathtaking views extend west across the Fazio course and south to the Sawatch. Perfectly located within the maintenance-free Sanctuary Enclave is this beautiful home.? Features include main level master, study, vaulted ceilings, huge rec room w/wet bar, A/C?, 2 car garage + golf cart garage.

Several announcements today were encouraging for the Real Estate community. First of all, average rates on 30 year fixed loans fell again this week to an all time low of 4.27%. This is reportedly the lowest rate since Freddie Mac began tracking rates in 1971. Secondly, September retail sales were up for the month which indicated that consumers are loosening their purse strings. Many economists suggest that this may indicate that the mood of the buying public is no longer in a bomb shelter. The National Retail Federation says they are expecting a 2.3% increase for Holiday spending this fall.
Most important to the Real Estate industry is the announcement by Bank of America that they will halt foreclosure sales in all 50 states due to flaws in their foreclosure documents. This action is based on the discovery of thousands of foreclosures had been signed and not read by company employees. PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh has also announced that they will halt all foreclosure sales until they have time to research how the documents were signed and if they were done in a professional manner. As we see it here, this could take a large cloud off of the real estate doom and gloom we have experienced for the past two years.

The fall season is here and winter will be here soon.? So NOW is the time to get out and enjoy the beautiful views and great golf that is Red Sky Ranch.? The Tom Fazio and Greg Norman courses are open for a few more weeks (as long as we don’t get too much snow too soon!) and are playing splendidly.? You’ll probably see more deer and elk than other golfers this time of year.

The Red Sky Ranch Member Clubhouse

The Red Sky Ranch Member Clubhouse

Check out this great floorplan for the pre-construction opportunity at 85 East Lakeside Trail, offered at $1,499,000.? Intimate and open spaces combine with grand outdoor living on this conveniently located homesite just inside Red Sky’s gates.? Sitting on the 5th green of the Fazio design and across the street from the Fazio pond, this 1.76 acre homesite captures the excellent views and provides peace and tranquility.

Pre-construction Floorplan (Lot 60 Red Sky Ranch)

Pre-construction Floorplan (Lot 60 Red Sky Ranch)

Each season at Red Sky is a real treat.? Fall, winter, spring and summer; each has its own charm and activities.? Call me today to learn more about Red Sky Ranch, one of the best golf course communities in the Rockies!

Click Here to see the HUGE Views from 85 East Lakeside Trail!

The Ritz-Carlton, Vail


The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail have officially opened it’s doors!? The grand opening is scheduled for December 4, 2010 during the weekend of The Birds of Prey World Cup alpine ski races.?? The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail is located at the base of Vail Mountain on the banks of Gore Creek just west of the Lionshead Village.? Featuring 71 whole-ownership residences offering spacious two to six bedrooms, ranging in price from $1,795,000 to $9,195,000.??

As an additional incentive, Buyers are offered a Social membership to The Arrabelle Club as part of the purchase of their residence, at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, which includes personalized ski valet service, and a?private locker just steps away from the Gondola.?

For more information on what is available in The Ritz Carlton Residences or other homes in the Vail area, please feel free to contact:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:?

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