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
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!
Here is a beautiful 2.07 acre lot with big views to spare. As if the fabulous views are not enough, the lot comes complete with a foundation, optional building plans for 3000+ sqft, electrical run to the foundation, water tap done, and a septic tank in place. This property has a true country setting within minutes from downtown Eagle.
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Hut to Hut hiking offers a very unique and exciting wilderness adventure in Eagle, Summit and Pitkin Counties, without having to rely entirely on your own means! Most of the Huts are within a 7 mile radius from the trail head with a 700-2,800 vertical foot climb. Be sure to visit the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado to make your personal or group reservations and to create your own, customized adventure! (970) 925-5775
You will need to pack in your own sleeping bag, water, food, personal gear and an emergency kit. Be sure to pick up a Summer Huts & Trails Topo map!
Included with the Huts: wood burning stoves for heating and cooking, propane burners, photo-voltaic lighting, cooking and eating utensils, kitchen supplies, mattresses and pillows.
The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado maintains a total of 34 Huts. All 34 Huts are available during the winter season for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, etc. In the summertime, access is limited to 21 Huts. Be sure to plan your trip soon to ensure reservations!
Colorado Black Bears are starting to wake from their winter slumber across the state and Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like to remind people to be responsible and take steps to minimize contact with bears for the health and safety of both humans and bears.
We need to minimize the human-bear conflicts by managing bear attractions. Some bear prevention tips include storing the garbage in your garage, putting trash out on collection days between 5 am – 7 pm, keep all pet feeding bowls indoors and rinse out recycling boxes to reduce odors. Bears are opportunistic omnivores and will return to readily available food sources.
Bears are smart, wild and very strong. Colorado has a two-strike policy under which bears may be tranquilized, ear tagged and relocated once if they have engaged in a nuisance behavior. If the bear has a second encounter, then if faces being put down. This can be totally avoided if people will be responsible with managing bear attractions.
In case you have missed it…and I’m guessing you have, I have continued my streak of putting my listings under contract in under 30 days. Over 60% of these listings had previously been listed for an extended time with other brokers at the same or lower price. So, not only am I getting fast results, I am getting my client a higher price for their property.
If you find yourself thinking about listing your home, or are having problems selling your home, give me a call. I will meet with you and give you an honest no non-sense evaluation of your property with no obligation. As my record shows, I do not collect listings, I sell listings. I focus on providing my clients with the individual attention and care that I would want selling my home. I take every listing as a personal challenge to get the maximum dollar for their home in the least amount of time.
Next time you are looking for a Broker in Eagle County, remember you have choices…but most of all, remember Greg Peterson!
It’s a blue sky day in Vail. New snow is out of the forecast for the week but we don’t need any for a while. We live here for the blue sky days, winter-spring-summer-fall. They always add a little zip to your skiing, extra carry to your golf ball, and a little spring to your step on a hike or trip of any kind to the high country, The only draw back to a blue sky day is getting the fish to hit. If you get tired of skiing or golfing or biking or hiking or touristing in the shops, get a guide and try the fishing. For the last few years, there have been national and international fishing contests in the Eagle and Pitkin County streams and creeks. There are also great entertaining and intellectual opportunities in the area. When you need a break from having a great time, give me a call and lets check out the local real estate scene.
It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net, GatewaytoVail.com
Good Snow on the Mountain. I got my pass but I’m working since and nursing a patella. The bus on the way in from East Vail was busy, mostly still locals about 50/50 skiing or heading to work or a little bit of both. Come see us or call or text or email to check out the available property. Some areas in the Valley are back to 2007-8 prices and above but most are not. If you are going to use it long term and can afford it, it’s always a good time to buy. It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob
Bob Essin, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net, GatewaytoVail.com