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The number of real estate sales in Lionshead over the month of April were the lowest in over a year with only 2 sales totaling $1,692,000, just 1.7% of Eagle County's total dollar volume this month.

An incredible deal was had by the buyer of a 1,835 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bath at Arrabelle that sold for $1,040,000.

Lionshead's other real estate sale was a 857 sq ft 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the Lionshead Arcade, which is better known as the home of Garfinkle's.

Not an exciting month for real estate in Lionshead. With Lionshead's prices holding strong earlier this year, this may encourage Lionshead's real sellers to become more realistic.

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Spring is here and everyone is getting geared up for the summer activities after a very long and snowy winter.? There is no better place to enjoy the summer than at the Rainbow Trout Lodge.? Situated on 1.83 acres along the banks of the Eagle River, this fabulous 4 bedroom home has unrivaled outdoor living.? The huge covered deck has a cozy moss fireplace over looking the lush lawn and the rushing Eagle River.? The eleborate outdoor lighting system outlines the riverbanks and highlights the trees and gardens, creating a breathtaking oasis.

Inside this 4,311 home the interior features endless banks of Colorado Fraser logs, floor to ceiling windows, a massive moss rock fireplace.? The kitchen boasts an eat-in island and hearth room that features a hand carved mantle.? The expansive master bedroom is on the main level and?3 other suites complete this home.

This is the perfect home for the outdoor enthusiast!? You can go fishing or rafting right out your back door! Enjoy the beauty of the river and the red mountain cliffs any time of year.? Offered for:? $2,499,500.

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

Vail Valley Real estate transactions are on the upswing with year-to-date transactions in Eagle County at 407, the highest since 2008. 2 of the 106 sales in April were in Lionshead and those 2 sales represented 2% of the total dollar volume. The largest portion of dollar volume was in Bachelor Gulch, which represented 26% of sales.

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Red Sky Ranch is now OPEN for the 2011 golf season!? The 2 championship courses are looking good and allow for both member-only and resort guest play.? The 2 courses are each challenging in their own way, and offer stunning views in a gorgeous alpine ranch setting.

The View West from the Norman Course

The View West from the Norman Course

The Fazio Course is somewhat more forgiving tee box to green but the undulating and immense greens pose many challenges for golfers of all abilities.? The Fazio Course is 7113 yards from the tips with a 72.0/135 slope and rating.

The Norman Course requires shot making abilities with?its short cut surrounding the many elevated greens.? The Norman Course is 7580 yards from the tips with a 74.2/ 144 slope and rating.

Arguably the best golf course community in Colorado, Red Sky Ranch does have several real estate opportunities available.? 85 East Lakeside Trail is an easily buildable 1.76 acre homesite that sits on the signature 5th green of the Fazio Course? ( the #1 handicap, and you’ll know why if the wind is blowing)? Offered at its original purchase price in 2001,?Lot 60?is listed at?$495,000.? ( Owner/broker)

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Call me today for a private tour of Red Sky Ranch!? Enjoy all that Rocky Mountain golf and the Vail Valley has to offer!

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The Vilar Performing Arts Center has just announced it’s summer concert series. Located in the heart of Beaver Creek, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 530 seat theatre that presents a variety of year round performances including jazz, comedy, dance, film, theatre, rock concerts and more.? This summer’s 2011? concert series?features an all star line up!

An evening with Sheryl Crow – Monday, June 27, 8 pm

Chris Isaak – Wednesday, July 6, 8 pm

Indigo Girls – Sunday, July 17, 8 pm

Travis Tritt – Wednesday, July 27, 8 pm

Keb’ Mo’ – Thursday, August 4, 8 pm

Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive – Thursday, August 18, 8 pm

Alison Krauss & Union Station – Saturday, September 3, 8 pm

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit:? or call: (888) 920-ARTS (2787)


The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail have seen great real estate?activity in recent months.? In the past 6 months, there have been 9 sales accounting for over $30 million and there are currently 3 residences? 4 residences under contract.

Ritz Carlton Residences,

Ritz Carlton Residences,

Of the past? 9 sales; sales prices ranged from $1,644,878 for a 2 bedroom/3 bathroom condo ( or $1080/SF) to $9,195,000 for a 6 bedroom/ 6 bathroom premier penthouse condo ( or $2164/SF).? The bulk of the units have sold in the $1300-$1500/SF range and when compared to other new projects in Vail, these are a good value.

The?4 under contract have list prices of $2,365,000 / $2,725,000 / $3,075,000 / and $3,395,000 and are representative of the remaining 2 and 3 bedroom condos for sale.? ((Not all of the available units are in the MLS so be sure to call to see them all.))

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail ?are located in west Lionshead and represent a wonderful whole ownership opportunity.? Completed in 2010, these are an excellent buy for those wanting new construction in a great location at a very competitive price.

Please call or email me anytime ( Doug Schwartz at 970-766-2617 or ) to learn more about the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail or to schedule a private tour.

Recent Article on Ritz Carlton Residences, Vail? with regards to the VIP Incentives; only 1 still available!


Oxford Court Condominiums?are?located within walking distance of? the shopping Plaza, restaurants and the Vilar?Center of Performing Arts?in Beaver Creek Village.??These?condominums are very spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath or 3 bedroom, 3 bath units with fireplaces, washer/dryers and lots of natural light.? The building amenities include a pool, hot tub, underground parking, a front desk and ski in/ski out location. ?You can ski to Chair 14 or take a short walk to either the Strawberry Park or Centennial Express Lifts.

There are currently two condominums on the market and?both are being offered fully furnished. ?The?2-bedroom is?listed for $1,125,000 and the 3-bedroom is listed?for $1,600,000.? These are two great condos in Beaver Creek and they won’t last long!

For more information on properties in the Beaver Creek or in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call: Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?

Beaver Creek Landing is a great condominium complex in Beaver Creek, boasting a ski in/ski out location with newer construction, having been completed in 2007.? Comprised of 2 luxury buildings with onsite management, pool, hot tubs, fitness facility, fire pit, lobby area w/ pool table, ski lockers & storage, on demand village transportation services, and underground parking, Beaver Creek Landing has it all and represents an excellent?value in the Vail Valley.

Beaver Creek Landing

Beaver Creek Landing

There has been good activity in this complex as of late,?with?5 sales in the past?12 months?( w/ 3 of those closing in 2011):
Unit #A402:? 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom sold for $975,000 in August 2010.
Unit #A205:? 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom sold for $935,000 in?October 2010.
Unit #B303:? 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom sold for $990,000 in February 2011.
Unit #A204:? 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom sold for $1,083,000 in?February 2011.
Unit #B203:? 3 bedroom/3.5 bathroom sold for $950,000 in May 2011.

The original purchase prices were significantly higher than the recent sales prices, giving the new owners a tremendous value.

There are currently 9 Beaver Creek Landing units available for purchase.? 2 2-bedroom units, listed at $999,000 and $1,200,000 respectively and 7 3-bedroom units ranging in price from $1,175,000 to $1,700,000.? ( The large range in list price can most likely be attributed to differences in seller motivation.)

Please call (970) 766-2617or email me?( anytime to learn more about Beaver Creek Landing and the excellent buying opportunities that presently exist.

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Beaver Creek Real Estate:? Deals Within Beaver Creek Landing

The Four Seasons Resort Vail is an incredible resort offering hotel rooms, fractional ownership and?16 whole ownership residences.? The whole ownership private residences offer a variety of beautifully designed floor plans with generously large living spaces and superb finishes.? The Private Residences boast some fabulous features such as;?private balconies, heated terraces with breathtaking views of the Vail Valley, secure elevator access to your Private Residence floor, two deeded parking spaces located in the heated garage, and a?private storage closet suitable for bikes and outdoor gear.

Of course, the Four Seasons Resort Vail has all the amenities and services one 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 heathly options both indoors with views of the mountain or outdoors on a heated terrace.

For more information on the Private Residences at the Four Seasons Resort Vail or other real estate options in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call:? Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:? Please visit our website:?