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Monday, November 23, 2015

December Schedule of Events

  • 4th-6th               Birds of Prey Men's World Cup
  • 11th-13th           Vail SnowDaze Featuring 'Big Head Todd' & 'JJ Grey and MoFro'
  • 11th-13th           The Nutcracker
  • 19th-31st            Winterfest in Beaver Creek
  • 19th-20th            Holidaze in Vail
  • 21st                     Classic Christmas Celebration
  • 22nd-23rd          A Christmas Carol
  • 28th-29th           The Beach Boys
  • 30th                    Rhythmic Circus
  • 31st                     New Year's Eve Celebration 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

November Schedule of Events

    • 2nd                 Underground Sound featuring Penny &  Sparrow
    • 8th                  Underground Sound featuring Face Vocal Band
    • 14th-15th       VPAA 20 Years Revue
    • 20th                Vail Mountain Opening Day
    • 25th                Beaver Creek Mountain Opening Day
    • 26th                Thanksgiving
    • 27th                Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony
    • 27th-28th       Warren Miller's "Chasing Shadows"
    • 28th                Shop Small

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

October schedule of Events

  • 1st-4th          Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week
  • 3rd-4th          Vail Cup Soccer Tournament
  • 4th                 Final Vail Farmer's Market
  • 4th                Underground Sound featuring Crystal Bowersox
  • 12th              Underground Sound featuring Todo Mundo
  • 20th              Underground Sound featuring Mnozil Brass
  • 23rd-25th      SSCV Annual Ski Swap
  • 25th              Underground Sound featuring Nagata Shacha
  • 31st              Halloween Trick or Treat trots 

Monday, August 31, 2015

September Schedule of Events

  • 3rd-7th                        21st Vail Jazz Festival
  • 4th-7th                        Gourmet on Gore
  • 5th-6th                        Beaver Creek Oktoberfest
  • 11th-12th                    Lionshead Oktoberfest
  • 11th-12th                    Rendezvous Music Festival Beaver Creek
  • 11th-13th                    Vail Classic Automotive Show
  • 12th                             Wheels and Wings Festival
  • 18th-20th                    Vail Oktoberfest
  • 18th-20th                     International Auto Festival Beaver Creek
  • 25th-30th                     Vail/Beaver Creek Restaurant Week 

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Calendar of Events

  • 1st-10th            Vail International Dance Festival
  • 1st-6th              Bravo Vail Valley
  • 6th                    Beaver Creek Rodeo
  • 6th                    Grant Farm at Little Beach in Minturn
  • 7th-9th             Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival
  • 11th                  Hot Summer Nights featuring Super Diamond
  • 13th                  Final Beaver Creek Rodeo
  • 13th                  Renegade Sons at Little Beach in Minturn
  • 15th                  Ed Fest 
  • 18th                  Hot Summer Nights featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • 20th                 Schwing Daddy at Little Beach in Minturn
  • 27th                 Tony Furtado at Little Beach in Minturn

Friday, July 17, 2015

May was best month so far for real estate

From the Vail Daily:

 The real estate market in the western part of the valley is as hot as it’s ever been, with one big caveat: The preceding applies mostly to homes priced at $450,000 or less.
“We’re seeing homes go under contract within days and often with multiple offers,” broker Mallie Kingston said.
Kingston, who works from the Gypsum office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties, lives in the Buckhorn Valley neighborhood in Gypsum, just south of the Eagle County Regional Airport. Kingston said right now everything in that neighborhood is either sold or under contract. Many of those homes are priced between $400,000 and $500,000.
Kingston echoed a now-familiar plea from local brokers — a lot more homes are needed in that price range.
On the other hand, homes priced above $500,000 aren’t moving as quickly. Kingston has a listing for a home in the Eby Creek Mesa neighborhood near Eagle. That home is listed at $679,000, and Kingston said people have looked, but no one has yet made an offer.
As is usually the case, homes priced at $500,000 or less made up a significant portion — 50 — of the 128 Eagle County homes sold in May. Given that most of those sub-$500,000 homes are in the western valley, it’s no surprise that Eagle and Gypsum combined for 42 of the month’s home sales.
At all levels, May was the best month of year for both transactions and the value of those sales. Julie Bergsten, vice president at Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, acknowledged that sales in the first quarter of the year were somewhat tepid. But a combination of homes going under contract in April and closing in May resulted in a very good month for the market, with numerous sales in areas that have only recently shown real life.
High-end real estate in Vail’s resort villages is selling well. In May, 12 transactions in Vail Village accounted for $41 million in sales volume. Some of those sales are just the start of the new owners’ investment.
Longtime local broker Ron Byrne said in an interview last week that his company had recently sold a home for $2,800 per square foot and that the new owners are planning an extensive renovation to the property.
In addition to Vail’s resort areas, Beaver Creek and Arrowhead in May saw 11 sales each, which means those areas are seeing some enthusiasm from buyers.
“Some people just want to be in Vail,” Bergsten said. “But some people are open to looking at other things. Beaver Creek offers a little bit better value than Vail. It’s the same with Arrowhead, and once people figure that out, they’re looking.”
In one respect, Arrowhead is a bit like Buckhorn Valley — there’s simply nothing available right now.
While there are homes being built from East Vail to Dotsero, neither Kingston nor Bergsten expects supply to catch up with demand any time soon.
“Financing is still hard, and material costs are still pretty high,” Bergsten said. And in the resort areas, available land is always hard to come by, meaning new construction is most likely in areas that developers renovate or rebuild.
Even that has its problems.
At a Tuesday Vail Town Council work session, Mayor Andy Daly said he’s talked to the owner of the property that once held the Roost Lodge. That old hotel was torn down in anticipation of a new one, but rapidly-increasing construction costs have put the project on hold for the indefinite future.
While new homes are needed, Kingston said the market in the western valley has some buyers she hasn’t seen in some time.
“Many of our sales right now are move-up buyers,” Kingston said. “In the past few years people would sell and move or we’d have short sales or foreclosures. Now we’re seeing more buyers moving up from townhomes to single-family homes.”
Despite the lack of inventory, Bergsten said she expects the current active market to continue to some time.
While the numbers from June won’t show up at the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s office for a while, Bergsten said last month was a busy one.
“June was super busy, for both signing contracts and closings,” she said “We’re going to see way more (sales) than last year.”

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Just a pathway to Ford Ampitheater & views of the Gore

Pinos Del Norte MV


With private Vail Mountain access and just steps to Ford Park, this 5-Bedroom Penthouse offers an exclusive opportunity to own a rare Vail Village location. Flanking the eastern base of Vail Mountain, near Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, Pinos del Norte remains one of Vail’s best kept secrets and Residence MV captures one of Vail’s best views. Looking directly east to Gore Range and west to Vail’s lifts and ski runs, there is plenty of living space plus two deeded parking places, two ski lockers, and two owner storage closets, all peacefully secluded at the edge of Vail Village. Walk to Betty Ford Gardens, Bravo Colorado, or enjoy sounds from the creek and the symphonies from your balcony. This exclusive development has turned over only seven resales in 40 years.

Monday, May 25, 2015

June Schedule of Events

  • 4th-7th                 Go Pro Mountain Games
  • 9th                        Hot Summer Nights featuring Pimps of Joytime
  • 13th                      Riverfest
  • 13th                      Minturn Market
  • 16th                      Hot Summer Nights featuring DJ Logic
  • 20th                      Minturn Market
  • 20th                      Reds, Whites & Brews
  • 21st                       Vail Farmers Market
  • 23rd                      Hot Summer Nights featuring Brett Dennen
  • 25th                      Beaver Creek Rodeo
  • 27th                      Minturn Market
  • 28th                      Vail Farmers Market
  • 30th                      Hot Summer Nights featuring The Revivalists

Monday, April 27, 2015

May Calendar of Events

  • 3rd                 Cinco De Mayo Celebration
  • 15th                Eagle Outdoor Music Festival
  • 16th                Boneyard Boogie
  • 23rd-24th      Blues, Brews & BBQ
  • 25th               Vail Valor Races
  • 26th               Vail Whitewater Race Series

Friday, April 3, 2015

On the Golf Course

Under Contract in 3 days on Market!

Par Six D13

Located on the 1st Fairway of the EagleVail Golfcourse, this 2 bedroom townhome offers great light and space. Features include vaulted ceilings, updated finishes on main level and wood burning fireplace. The exterior has been refaced with stucco and stone, new windows and garage door.

2 bedroom 2.5 bath

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

April Calendar of Events

  • 2nd                       Decimo
  • 4th                        Natalie Merchant
  • 4th                        Beaver Creek Easter Egg Hunt
  • 8th-11th               Taste of Vail
  • 12th                      Beaver Creek Closing Day
  • 17th-19th             Spring Back to Vail
  • 17th                      Portugal. The Man
  • 18th                      Trampled by Turtles
  • 19th                      Greyboy Allstars
  • 19th                       Vail Closing Day

Friday, March 20, 2015

Located between Vail and Beaver Creek Ski areas!

Quiet Location in EagleVail

Par Six #H50


Quiet location between Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. Top floor, end unit in the heart of Eagle Vail offering great light and views. This 3-bedroom condo is move in ready with remodeled baths and kitchen. Extra loft space allows for an office or den.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Calendar of Events

    • 1st                     Beaver Creek Snowshoe series
    • 2nd- 7th             Burton US Open
    • 6th                     Decimo at the 10th
    • 7th                     Talons Challenge
    • 14th                   Springfest begins at Beaver Creek
    • 21st                    PinkVail
    • 25th-29th           Vail Film Festival
    • 28th                    Arlo Guthrie

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vail Village for under $1M

Price Reduced to $925,000!

Village Inn Plaza #16 

aka #310/311


Walk to the slopes from this contemporized one bedroom, two bath in the heart of Vail Village. Ability to rent as two separate units with pull down bed in great room. Complete with deeded parking spot in heated garage, ski lockers and additional storage closet. Owners have full access to Sebastian pool, spa and fitness center.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

February Calendar of Events

With the upcoming FIS World Championships coming to Vail and Beaver Creek there are so many events both on and off the mountain during February. Be sure to plan your visit! The following events below are FREE and open to the public.

  • 3rd             Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • 4th             The Travelin' McCourys
  • 4th             Andreas Gabalier
  • 5th             Mix Master Mike
  • 5th             Fox St & Friends
  • 6th             American Authors
  • 7th             O.A.R.
  • 8th             Craig Wayne Boyd
  • 10th           The Motet
  • 10th           KC & the Sunshine Band
  • 12th           Hell's Belles
  • 12th           Phillip Phillips
  • 14th           Bonfire Dub & the Congress
  • 14th           CeLo Green
  • 15th           Jane Lynch