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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Having a well maintained and functional mudroom is essential when living here in the High Country. When every season is a “play” season residents seem to accumulate A LOT of gear and clothing, with a well kept mudroom you can easily get to your go – to seasonal accessories without creating too much clutter!

Initially setting up your mudroom with barriers or compartments that distinguish storage areas so you can easily stash your wet boots, ski jackets, hiking gear or whatever seasonal accessories desired.
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Cubbies, coat hooks, or even storage bins can be used to help separate mudroom gear and make it easy for your family or guests to get to what they need without shuffling around.

As the gateway into your home a mudroom can be stylish as well as a functional storage space! Blending themes you already have in your home into your mudroom keeps nice, well balanced consistency. However, giving your mudroom a different splash of style is also exciting; brightening the space with a little paint and a few other updates such as new boxes or baskets, you and your family will be re-energized to stay organized!

Maximizing space by layering your storage compartments makes for an efficient mudroom and optimal space for storing gear. Such as; on top of a locker like set up purchase small baskets or boxes to hold stray items. Place those boxes above your head but still within reach (like the above image!).
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Alos, encourage guests to slip off their shoes to come into your cozy home by leaving a basket of slippers in the space.

For more renovation tips please don’t hesitate to contact me at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or pop into our Vail Village location near the International Bridge so I can set you up with an expert broker to discuss Vail Real Estate! 

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Great news for Beaver Creek lift, Drink of Water….Soon renovation begins to cut chair lift times IN HALF as well as add more riders to the lift by making the chair larger!

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Updates to the hill pump up riders as we are all advantageous to get as many turns in on the hill as possible. Vail Resorts is reportedly spending nearly $100 million dollars in the guest experience for the 2016-2017 Winter season.

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For more information on whats happening around Vail contact me, Maxine at Maxine@GatewayLand.com

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please call our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis, affecting more than 1.3 million Americans.  Rheumatoid arthritis, RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and limited motion of many joints.

For the last six years Vail hosts the Blue Sky Cup which spreads awareness on RA.  The event was founded by Jim Nollsch and Hayden Fisher, and in 2015 collaborated with the National Arthritis Research Foundation to raise money for the cause.

The Blue Sky Cup is back in Vail for their sixth annual skiing event benefiting rheumatoid arthritis research. On February 10, skiers will take to the slopes to test their endurance and raise awareness. By partnering with CureArthritis.org, the Blue Sky Cup creates an exciting and unique day of skiing at Vail, while making an impact for the estimated 1.5 million Americans afflicted with RA. You can join in the fun and make a difference by registering at BlueSkyCup.ski today.

On February 10th skiers and snowboards will have open range on the slopes; sharing stories and discussing further research on a cure for RA.
In addition to raising funds, the Blue Sky Cup is a celebration of riding, with focus on helping others and having a lot of fun!

You can register at BlueSkyCup.ski TODAY!

For more information on awesome activities in Vail Valley please don’t hesitate to contact me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com 

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With snow piling up on our roadways; and more snow on it’s way… Vail re-enforces snowplow regulations.

Living in a quaint mountain town you may see many residents with plow trucks in their drive ways, if you’re lucky you might just have a nearby friend to help plow your driveway.
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Here are some tips and rules that will help you organize your heaps of snow :)

By town ordinance in Vail, property owners and residences are responsible for maintaining their drive ways and side walks following a snow storm.  For pedestrian safety the town of Vail does not permit on the shoulder or on street parking. The town of Vail has a no tolerance attitude and automobiles parked illegally will be ticketed or even towed.
Please be cautious when driving on streets that have snow pilled high on the street corners; it may be difficult to see on coming traffic. Be careful! 

Other ideas include, being mindful of snow loads on roofs, keeping fire hydrants clear of snow and making sure kids’ snow caves are built a safe distance from the road.

Be careful out there!  And for more information on Town of Vail happenings stop in and visit me at our Vail Village location! Located near the international bridge on Gore Creek Drive! 

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We have incredible listings this Winter 2017 season, including beautiful ski-in/out estates, golf course homes, stunning Colorado ranches, and everything in between!

Please contact us for your own personal copy! Also, for a personal tour of any of these properties, please feel free to email me at Ashley@GatewayToVail.com.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

To view the entire Vail Valley Real Estate MLS, please visit: GatewayToVail.com

Here at Gateway Real Estate we work with our clients in covering all aspects of home ownership; Radon testing and awareness is typically over looked so we’re here to promote this months advocacy in Radon Action Awareness
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You can easily purchase an at home Radon testing kit online that gives detailed information on how to execute these at home kits. Shaw Regional Cancer Center has joined forces with Energy Smart Colorado and the Eagle County Department of Environmental Health to highlight the problem.  In particular, with January being federally recognized as Radon Action Month, the health center has designated its location in Edwards as one of the places in the county to pick up a testing kit for free!
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is caused by the breakdown of uranium. It’s odorless and colorless and extremely prevalent around the state of Colorado and is the second leading cause of lung cancer…Radon is a dense gas, so it tends to leak into lower areas of the home — basements and crawlspaces — and while these might not be the spots where household members congregate, the accumulation of radon throughout time can still have a toxic effect on in-home air quality.
Share these notes with friends and family to promote Radon Action month and to avoid major issues in your home!

Mitigating the problem – the fix is fairly simple…
Some building codes in Eagle County regulate that homes must be built with a passive mitigation system — a pipe from a lower building level — that makes it even easier to lessen high levels of household radon if they’re detected.
Gateway hopes this knowledge will encourage you to become more familiar with the affects of Radon and preventative measure you can take to avoid danger in your home!

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