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Although we here at Gateway Land & Development Real Estate believe every day is Mother’s day we are soon approaching THE day this Sunday May 13th.

With beautiful weather in the forecast; and families eager to enjoy the Spring sunshine we have a few ideas for you and your family this Mother’s Day!

In Avon? The Westin’s in house resteraunt Maya open’s its door for a speical Mother’s Day brunch buffet! Reservations recomended.

Mother’s Day at the Ritz in Bachelor Gulch! Brunch at the luxury hotel’s signature culinary spot WYLD starts at 7am.

If you’re in the Vail Village this Sunday enjoy brunch at La Tour; where their serving a speical Mother’s Day brunch menu from 10am-3pm.


For more information on what’s going on in Vail Valley OR for your Real Estate needs please visit www.GatewayLand.com 

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Happy Mother’s Day from Gateway Land and Development Real Estate

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Nothing says Colorado in the summertime more than lush green grass, mountain air and FREE LIVE music with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Join us on Wednesdays, until August 9th for a complimentary music experience unlike any other. Taking place at the intimate Creek-side Park, Concerts by the Creek is nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek, steps away from the village core.

Bring the whole family, a blanket and your dancing shoes! Food and drink will be available for purchase at Creekside Park. Gates open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM. Did we mention that the show is free?

Come one, come all, come rain or shine


While you’re in the beautiful Beaver Creek area drive by Settlers Lodge where one of our amazing listings is primly located; 1087 Bachelor Ridge #203.  Settlers Lodge best priced 3 bedroom condo! Call us at our Vail Village location to set up a showing, TODAY!
970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777


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183 Gore Creek Drive Suite 5
Vail Village

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The Village-to-Village Trail is the heart and sole of the interconnecting network of trails and skiways, making it the perfect pathway for exploring Beaver Creek Resort, which also includes Bachelor Gulch, Vail Co and Arrowhead at Vail. One can travel by foot, snowshoe or mountain bike a pathway stretching nearly six miles from Beaver Creek Resort’s Talons area all the way across Bachelor Gulch to McCoy Springs, above Arrowhead Village.  The trail is part of a larger system of “skiways” which locals use to enjoy the expansive, three village resort.  The trail officially begins or ends at 8,900 feet above sea level with the Beaver Lake Trail, 1.75 miles up the Beaver Creek Valley from Beaver Creek Village.  From this point, you have a 4 mile journey to Bachelor Gulch Village and another 2.5 miles to Arrowhead Village.  This trail is a wonderful area to see the explosion of wildflowers in early July because  the trail is closed until June 30 for elk calving.  Autumn at Beaver Creek Resort is wonderful time of year to immerse yourself in the magnificent golds and oranges of the aspens.  Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the Village-to-Village trail as well.  Happy hiking!

Aspens in Vail, Co

For more information on the Vail Valley, or if you have questions about Vail Real Estate please contact me, Betsy Randall, Vail Real Estate broker


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A common question that I get from potential home sellers, in some form or another, is should I remodel in order to sell my home and if so what do I need to do? Of course every house and every market varies, but the National Association of Realtors put together a Remodeling Impact Report for 2015 and it offers some interesting insights. I’ve outlined the top five projects with the highest return on investment.

Regarding this data, here’s how it was compiled. Projected costs of the projects were compiled through the responses to a survey that was sent to the members of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) members. The assumption for costs was based on an average home size of 2450 square feet in good condition. The remodeling was assumed to be standard quality not particularly high or low end.

New Roofing

A new roof offers the highest return on investment of all projects. The estimated cost is $7600.00 and the percentage of value recovered from the project is 105%. One thing to note, in my experience roofing in Los Angeles tends to be more expensive. I find most roofing projects tend to be in the range of $10,000 – $15,000.

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Hardwood Floor Refinish

The main purpose of this type of project is to upgrade worn out surfaces and improve the overall aesthetic of the home. I do believe that beautiful hardwood floors make an overall impact that’s hard to top. NARI cost estimate is $2500 and percentage of value recovered is 100%.

New Wood Flooring

If there are no hardwood floors to re-finish it can still be very worthwhile to install them. The NARI cost estimate is $5500 and the percentage of value recovered is 91%.

New Vinyl Windows

New vinyl windows will boost a home’s energy efficiency significantly, decrease exterior noise profoundly and improve overall functionality. I find that new windows impart a sense of ease and relief to would-be homebuyers. It’s an upgrade everyone feels good about. NARI cost estimate is $15,000 and percentage of value recovered is 80%

Kitchen Upgrade to Complete Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home and creates one of the biggest impacts on would-be buyers. Of course there’s a wide variety of what can be done. The estimate below covers a modest upgrade such as cabinet re-surfacing and new solid-surface countertops to completely gutting a kitchen and installing everything brand new. The NARI cost estimate runs from $30,000 – $60,000 and the percentage of value recovered across the board is 67%.

Again, these results were based on a national poll. If you’d like more specific information tailored to our specific Los Angeles market and micro-markets don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be happy to share my insights and even recommend some great homes that you can check out.

For more information on ideas to get your home ready to sell, call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333.


Need a day off from Skiing during your trip? There is fabulous new exhibit at the Vail Valley Art Guild featuring Abstracts. It is a fun exhibit!  I am still so pleasantly amazed that we now have these richly talented local Artists on Exhibit ~ ongoing ~ in a vibrant part of Avon, just outside Beaver Creek Resort! You can also find them on Facebook and check out the Featured Artist of the Month so you may get to know all of the local Artists and their preferred artistic disciplines photographer-of-the-month.



Be sure to drop by and check it out!

Located next to the future Movie Theaters at Chapel Square!

You will be sooo glad that you did!  

And yes, if you love it, you can probably buy it!

Are you looking for a great value in Bachelor Gulch? Do you need room for you and your guest? Well, I have the perfect place for you. Settlers Lodge is the place for you and Unit 203 can not be beat for value.

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The listing states: “Enjoy ski slope views from this sunny, south facing condominium in the heart of celebrated Bachelor Gulch. Three spacious bedroom suites complement the great room which boasts hardwood floors & a stone fireplace. The large deck overlooks the ski slopes affording you great views, afternoon sun & gorgeous sunsets! Amenities of hot tub, heated underground parking, elevator access, & private ski locker with boot heaters. Great rental figures, and is, without a question, Bachelor Gulch’s best value!”

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This is truly a fabulous unit at an unbeatable price. You are literally across the street from ski access, maybe 20 yards from your ski locker. Your private deck is overlooking the ski runs, hot tub, and pond while being out of site of your neighbor’s deck.

Only way to fully appreciate everything this beautiful condo has to offer is to check it out in person! To schedule a viewing, please call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333. 

To browse the entire Vail MLS or for more Vail Real Estate information, please visit our website at GatewayToVail.com


Are you contemplating about whether you are buying or building yourself a custom-made home? Newly renovated homes can be very heart warming, but nothing would beat a custom-made home that have considered all your needs today and in the future. An old home renovated to fit your needs can carry with it a lot of character, but a house that has been especially designed for you will make your living conditions even more special.


Apart from the serious maintenance problems that come with old homes, here are the tops reasons why a custom-built home is perfect for you. This list will convince you that getting your home built from scratch should be the only way to go.

Your house will look like its own

You don’t have to live in a house that looks much like other people’s houses. When you have a custom builder plan ahead for you, they will make sure that their design will fit your personal taste. It is not just about having the right number of rooms or having the toilet positioned where you want it to. It is about having a home that fits your life now and is prepared for what the future may bring.

Unparalleled Construction

If you want to be careful in choosing all the details of your home, a custom built home is for you. Not only will you be involved in the planning, but you will be able to witness how your home is built. More importantly, if something goes wrong in the future, you will be the knowledgeable home owner that you are. Knowing all the nicks and knacks of your home should always be a priority.

Amazing Landscape


The outdoor space of your home should also be included in the planning. The indoors is not the only part of your house. You have to make sure that you invest in your outdoor space too. Keep in mind that a beautiful outdoor space will improve the value of your home by as much 30%.

One of the biggest worries that homeowners have about custom built homes is the cost. And yet when you look at the bigger picture, investing in a home that is built with your needs in mind is more cost-efficient than buying a house with all the parts gone wrong.

For more information on finding the perfect lot to build your dream custom home, call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333. Home sites available throughout the Vail Valley in Vail, Beaver Creek, Cordillera, Bachelor Gulch, and many other communities. 

Vail, CO

This last Wednesday, Vail Resorts revenue gains from the prior year period, in lift-ticket sales, hotel and retail revenue, ski school and dining revenue, nearly 20%. Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts, spoke of lower European resort attendance, given the dollar vs. euro gaps, unfavorable for Europeans.


Other properties, especially Tahoe, in CA, prospered, given the favorable west-coast weather patterns. Perisher, in Australia, a recent VR acquisition, fared well also in 2015, April-October. The World Cup in December was a strong precursor for the opening at Beaver Creek, CO, with strong US results.

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Double digit growth surprised many at the newly-acquired Utah property, Park City, accelerated by an abundance of snow for all. Snow arrival is likened to the farmer/rain equation..without it, Vail Resorts and farmers would be out of business.

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Imagine yourself on top of the mountain looking down upon the ski slopes of one of the world’s premier ski resorts, Beaver Creek, CO. Now, imagine yourself doing looking down on the slopes of Beaver Creek from your living room, knowing you are mere steps from the the getting either on or off the slopes. There is a certain “It” factor about the freedom of leaving and arriving to your house on skis not to mention the freedom of not having to deal with ski lockers, parking, or the lines at the base of the mountain. Your friends will be envious.

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You can have all of this and so much more. There are houses that offer this and so much more in Beaver Creek and Strawberry Park. These houses are just sitting here waiting for you. Don’t just imagine yourself in one these highly sought after magnificent home, Put yourself in one and know the feeling of enjoying that cup of coffee from the convenience of your home watching people ski by just feet from your property line.

If this is something your interested in, give me a call and I will help you make this dream your new reality. 

Greg Peterson (970) 331-1333


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Lots of exciting things are going on in my world lately. First and foremost, is a brand new shiny website to help me stay in touch with everyone.


But don’t worry, my Facebook and Twitter accounts aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And of course they are link to the website, so you can quit worrying about that.

A few of the highlights you will be able to find are featured properties right on the home page as well as neighborhood specific searches for Vail, Beaver Creek, Arrowhead, Cordillera, Bachelor Gulch, Lake Creek, and Wolcott/Red Sky Ranch.

I also invite everyone to check out my page designated to Leverage Global Partners. Leverage allows me access to market properties on a larger national and international scale. Leverage also gives me full access to small boutique Real Estate companies, like Gateway, all over the world to refer you to regardless of where you are looking to buy or sell.

So, next time you or some one you know is looking to buy or sell, give me a call at 970-331-1333.