Happy New Year from the Vail Valley!! 2020 came screeching into the Vail Valley with new snow for the ski areas of Vail and Beaver Creek and what seemed like record numbers of visitors to Vail Village and the Village of Beaver Creek. This year will prove to be a banner year for the Vail area and real estate sales should be brisk throughout the year. Come enjoy what the Vail Valley has to offer this winter and see for yourself how incredible this world class ski resort has become. We hope to see you here in 2020 and may you and yours have a prosperous New Year!
This is a fun little infographic piece we did years ago that we are republishing with a new infographic from The Telegraph for your enjoyment. My wife tells me, “Everyone is excited to read about this celebrity stuff,” including her. I am not the star struck type and would rather ski than search out celebs; but, please enjoy the gossip on the stars and pros that visit our Rocky Mountain Ski Towns and Resorts! If you visit Vail, Beaver Creek or Aspen, I am sure you will see someone famous. And of course, if you want to see homes built for celebrities in the Vail Valley, don’t hesitate to call me at 970-331-1110. Thanks and Enjoy! John Helmering
Lindsey Vonn has become a celebrity of her own and her house is for sale.
The neighborhood of East Vail sits at the foot of the Gore Mountain Range and is the closest in proximity to Denver, Colorado. East Vail was one of the early neighborhoods of the Vail Valley with and sports a mix of early vintage ski condominiums and town homes, in addition to luxury mountain single family homes. Most of the properties that were built in the 70’s and 80’s have been remodeled and newer homes have been built throughout the last decade. Real estate prices start in the $400,000 up to several million dollars for the newer single family homes. View All Homes for Sale In East Vail
East Vail is a fabulous alpinous environment with towering evergreen trees and 14,000 foot mountains seemingly rising out of the valley corridor. Many like the area because a majestic trout stream named Gore Creek meanders through the East Vail neighborhood on its way through the Vail Golf Course and Vail Village. In addition to Gore Creek, East Vail also is know for its sheer rock cliff faces and beautiful spring waterfalls flowing off Vail Mountain and the Gore Range. Extreme and not so extreme skiers delight in the fabled chutes of East Vail and ice climbers come from miles around to challenge the ice falls in the winter.
Big Horn Park with its large playground, athletic fields and Beaver Ponds is an added bonus when considering purchasing a home in East Vail. Residents gather their dogs and children at the park to talk over a cup of coffee or play frisbee with the neighbors is a common occurrence, even through out the winter. And, the free Town of Vail bus service runs on a year round basis takes you to Vail Village and all the way to West Vail if you desire.
There are many other things to like about living or vacationing in East Vail. Several moderate hikes start out of East Vail that take you up into the Gore Range; the Booth Falls and Booth Creek trailheads have small parking lots where you can park and start your hike. For cycling enthusiast, there is the famous Vail Pass bicycle trail. The well maintained paved bike path rises up almost 4000 feet and back down into Copper Mountain on the East side of the pass. For those looking for tennis, racquet ball, workout and training facilities, the Vail Racquet Club has memberships available for all property owners in East Vail.
The world renown Blu’s restaurant is located in the Vail Racquet Club. The 25 year old restaurant is a Vail tradition and is a welcome addition to this residential neighborhood. If you need to stock up on groceries or wine, their is also the East Vail Market that has a large variety of everything including fresh meats, cheeses, produce and packaged liquor.
East Vail is a great place for family to gather and the homes here are built for entertaining lots of friends and family.
Eagle, CO – “A small ‘old west’ town complimented by modern amenities and family neighborhoods located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains with world class resorts and international airport less than fifteen minutes away.”
The Town of Eagle has matured into one of the nicest small mountain towns in the Rockies. In recent years, the local population has grown substantially and the town’s people have come together to create a community that is beginning to thrive with economic diversity and civic cooperation.
Turn back the clock 10 years…..
It wasn’t long ago when the Eagle, Colorado was featured as a real estate boom town gone bust on PBS Newshour; in fact, in 2009, again in 2010 and again in 2011. The road to economic recovery has been a long one for the mountain town of Eagle, Colorado. However, it is safe to say that the town has transitioned to a more diversified professional business base with a strong work close to home and family component; it’s an economy that is still dependent on the up-valley resort industry but, less dependent on new real estate development and overall much more independent than before.
The Town of Eagle and its residents have been resilient and are working hard to re-energize the community spirit, diversify the business economy, improve infrastructure and plan for new residential homes and commercial buildings. In fact, if you have been considering moving to the mountains of Colorado, the Town of Eagle is a great choice and timing couldn’t be better for all of these reasons.
The people and local government have worked hard on new branding efforts to attract visitors, businesses and residents alike. The Town of Eagle recently launched a program aimed at educating folks about all of the natural benefits and outdoor activity that surrounds us living in Eagle. www.EagleOutside.com The Eagle Chamber of Commerce has stepped up it’s game with a new website and enhanced aspirations. Their Vision is to be recognized as the business arm of our world-class mountain town. To achieve this they are taking a leadership role in working for Eagle’s Economic Vitality.
New and expanded events such as the Youth Mountain Bike Championships, the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo, Eagle YogaFest and the Eagle Wild Mushroom and Wine Weekend have begun to put the spotlight on the Town of Eagle as a weekend travel destination. The Town of Eagle has built an extensive mountain bike trail systems and has quickly become a well known; some say perhaps the Colorado equivalent to Utah’s famed Moab. In addition, over the past 5 years many new families and residents have moved to Eagle increasing the local population substantially; there is vitality through the Town as we are seeing busier restaurants, bigger crowds at events and more folks walking and biking around town.
A series of new roundabouts and pedestrian friendly pathways were finished last summer and a pedestrian and bike trail system has been constructed with its own I-70 overpass allowing residents the walkability to and from the neighborhoods, grocery store, the bowling alley, restaurants and Chambers Road commercial area. Another new bike path finished this summer runs from Gypsum through Eagle to Edwards with a newly built bike and pedestrian bridge over the Eagle River in Wolcott. New custom homes are again available and there are several new subdivisions planned in the near future. A new assisted living center is open in Eagle Ranch with another add-on building being built next door. In addition, the grade schools and high schools all are increasing in size.
Real estate home prices in and around Eagle have remained modest compared to the rest of the Vail Valley. There are a variety homes between $400,000 and $2,000,000 currently on the market.
Here is a link to our Eagle Community Feature Sheet for a quick overview of our mountain town and a printable pdf.
And, here is the link to our brand new Eagle Colorado real estate neighborhood page complete with statistics and all real estate that is currently listed for sale. Check it out here: Eagle, Colorado
Make your move to Eagle, Colorado! It’s time to live and work in the mountains like you have always dreamed!
Build your dream home? Read about the Eagle Ranch Homesites For Sale Here.
The new Eagle River Park has converted a tractor-trailer truck parking lot into a sustainable, environmentally friendly Town park for use by residents and visitors. It has instantly become another huge attraction in Eagle.
We are dedicated to continuously improving the community and stimulating smart economic growth in Eagle County. Please contact us at Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc. for all of your real estate and home ownership needs. 970.331.1110
Vail Valley, CO – Eagle Ranch is a neighborhood located in the Community of Eagle, Colorado. With many modern amenities and an abundance of outdoor activities to fill your free time, this Rocky Mountain neighborhood is part of one of the largest local and second home areas in the Vail Valley. Located in a true Mountain Town, Eagle Ranch is located next to the historic Town of Eagle and the “Old Downtown” commercial district; Eagle County’s local seat – ripe with centuries of western history and legacy.
Eagle Ranch also has its own pedestrian friendly retail commercial district that includes an 18 hole public championship golf course, movie theater, fitness center, several parks, a pavilion and outdoor theatre, a community garden, a neighborhood grocer/caterer, and several restaurants and pubs and a grocery store that will be built this summer, 2016.
In addition, the Town of Eagle boasts of an indoor ice rink, bowling alley, swimming pool, BMX track, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, hiking and biking trails, rodeo and equestrian fair grounds, and a myriad of other outdoor recreational activities.
Eagle Ranch is located thirty minutes west of Vail and seven miles East of Eagle County Regional Airport and Jet Center. In addition, Denver, Colorado is a short two hour drive away for corporate endeavors and other business pursuits. The Town of Eagle’s lower elevation, milder weather and millions of acres of public lands allow for an active outdoor lifestyle. Also, Eagle offers a more diverse selection of real estate offerings than anywhere in the Vail Valley with options that include contracting to build your personal custom home.
If you have been considering building your dream home in the Rocky Mountains, Eagle Ranch is now offering some of the final single family lots in the Eagle Ranch subdivision. The Highlands at Eagle Ranch perched high above the rest of Eagle Ranch, these homesites offer some of the finest and longest views in the Vail Valley. With the Sawatch Range and New York Mountain to the south, Castle Peak to your north and the brilliant big ski Colorado views to the western sunset; this area is simply a slice of heaven. Highlands at Eagle Ranch’s finest neighborhood include several pocket parks and a paved trail system for hiking and biking to and from the towns many attractions. Take advantage of nearly half off original sales prices and plummeting property taxes to secure your dream home location and homesite.
Call for a personal tour or to speak with us in person – 970-331-1110
Happy Halloween from Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc.
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121 W. Meadow Drive Vail, Co 81657
2 bedroom/ 2 bath
Sold for $1,400,000.00
Alphorn #304 Closed on Christmas Eve December 24, 2015. If you are considering selling your Vail or Beaver Creek property and would like this kind of virtual exposure; You can go here for a free HOME VALUATION or simply fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you quickly:
Purchase your ski in ski out Vail Village condominium before the snow and ski season!
Enjoy all Ski Village Living has to offer in this newer remodeled condominium located between Vail Village and Lionshead next to the new Four Seasons of Vail. Easily walk to the ski slopes, dinning, shopping and all the fun activities in Vail. Located on the top floor with vaulted ceilings and superior accents, this property allows you to entertain your family and friends on the veranda overlooking Vail Mountain. Designer finishes including granite, hard wood and state of the art appliances complete with built-in wine cooler bar. Great parking with 2 deeded spaces and plenty of room for guest vehicles in a well managed small association. This ski home is sold furnished and ready to move in to.
Enjoy the winter in your new Vail Village vacation home.
Sold! Villas at Brett Ranch #1602
242 Crazy Horse Circle
2 bedroom/ 2 bath plus 1 car attached garage
968 square feet
Sold for $340,000.00
Edwards, CO – Located on the Eagle River in the Vail Valley, this two bedroom condominium has incredible views to the Sawatch Range and Vail’s famed Back Bowls. Complete with a two car garage, gas heat and a fully equipped kitchen, this property is one of the better locations in the entire Villas at Brett Ranch complex.
Located minutes from downtown Edwards Colorado and on the Eagle County transportation system, you have easy access to shopping, dining and Vail and Beaver Creek ski areas with some of the best fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains right outside your door.
Seller will consider a lease option purchase for the winter ski season. Please call 970-331-1110 to discuss this option.
November 19, 2015 Vail, CO – Early season ski conditions are looking really strong with two plus feet of snow having blanketed Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Mountains and another storm on the way tomorrow. There are also some new attractions in Vail Village and Beaver Creek so we thought this would be a great time to let you know that there are plenty of other things to do in the mountains of the Vail Valley this winter than just ski.
Here are ten things to do in Vail and Beaver Creek that will allow you to enjoy the natural beauty and refined influences of the Vail Valley:
1. Shopping – In Vail Village and Beaver Creek you will find some of the coolest boutique stores and local shopping venues. The streets of both Vail and Beaver Creek Village are exploding with merchandise that will attract your attention and make you smile. No where will you find a more diverse offering of regional Rocky Mountain wears and unique gifts from Bavarian Europe and beyond. Even if your not a shopper, the ambiance and people watching alone is worth getting out there on the plazas.
2. Dinning – The Vail Valley is known for its world class dinning and now with the recent completion of several new five star hotels and mixed used residential buildings, you will find a plethora of dinning options to choose from. Vail’s Dinning Guide
3. Take an “Alpen Glo” ride in the new Vail Gondola or the Lionshead Gondola. Whichever Gondola in Vail you decide, you will find warm and cozy mountain top restaurants complete with greeters that have information on the daily events and on-mountain happenings.
4. Take a tour of Vail Village. The Colorado Ski Museum hosts walking tours of Vail Village on Tuesdays and Fridays. You will learn about the fifty year history of the ski area, the more famous developments and the pioneers that created this world class Rocky Mountain destination.
6. Take a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride – Reencounter the Rocky Mountain past with a horse drawn sleigh ride at Bearcat Stables.
7. Fly Fishing – Colorado River fly fishing can be fantastic during the late winter and early spring months. There is nothing like catching a big Rainbow trout in a drift boat while the snow is gently falling on the river’s edge. Contact Pete Mott at TroutTrickers.com
8. Hot Air Balloons – If your sense of adventure is flying high over the ski areas and mountain tops, winter Ballooning is for you. Merlin from Camelot Balloons has been around for many years and they are the local experts at mountain ballooning.
9. Take a Spa Day. The Vail Valley features some of the most awesome spas and exotic treatments in the country – Vail Valley Spas. If you are looking for natural hot springs, there are a variety of venues that can satisfy your natural outdoor cravings although you will have to travel a bit out the Valley to get to most of these Colorado Hot Springs.
10. Ice Skating, Bowling or a Movie. There are several outdoor ice skating rinks located in the Villages and plaza areas of the Vail Valley that are open to the public. In addition, the Vail Valley offers two bowling alleys and three different movie theaters including a dine in movie house called CineBistro.
SHOP FOR REAL ESTATE
If you are considering selling your mountain home, here are some great strategies for making more when it sells. Here are 10 great ways to put more money in your pocket before you list, during the negotiations and at the closing table.
1. Create spring, summer and winter curb appeal. One good snowstorm after the Town’s snowplows come through can greatly decrease the buyer’s desire to view a home even if its the nicest property on the block. Keep the driveway plowed and pathways to the house shoveled in the winter. Lined paths and drives with flowers and plantings makes all the difference in the summer. Make sure your Realtor is checking on the home before showings.
2. Offer off street parking for buyers looking at the home. If you are selling a ski condominium, make sure your guests have access to private underground parking vs. the public lobby; as well as, any other exclusive owner amenities like exercise rooms, pools and hot tubs.
3. Create an inviting and open sense of entry where guests will enter your home. De-clutter the front entry and create an inviting feel for prospective purchasers who will be touring your property. Neutralize odors, enhance pleasing scents make seeing the home an painless process for buyers.
4. Remove clutter in corners and closets and limit the number of personal items and pictures on display throughout your home. This gives buyers the ability to envision their own family using your property and creates ownership interest. Clean the refrigerator, stove, and other major appliances; don’t forget to circulate the ice. Touch up, paint and update when necessary before listing the property.
5. List your home when property inventory is low and prices are appreciating. Property Inventory in the Vail Valley is currently at an all time low and we have seen rapid appreciation in most areas this year. This is a good time to consider listing your home for sale, no matter the season.
6. Negotiate your listing commission and closing costs up front and check on the different listing options available. Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc. offers some of the most competitive commission rates in the Valley. But most certainly, list your property with a Realtor; statistics say they will bring 20% more than a FSBO. Don’t be mislead by sensational print advertising being a must and a reason to pay high commission rates. Most homes in the Vail Valley sell themselves with appropriate attention to detail and online marketing.
7. Offer a home warranty to your potential Buyers. This gives your buyers more confidence when making an offer and keeps them from being overly critical at inspection time.
8. Have your broker run a rental analysis to figure out the income that can be generated on a short term and long term rental basis. This is good information for buyers who are looking to offset their second homeownership costs.
9. Considering selling your property furnished or partially furnished. Buyers of second homes are more inclined to buy a home that is nicely furnished and they can use right away, especially when it during the ski season. Also, it is sometimes more costly to move a home’s contents a long distance than any remaining value of the furniture itself.
10. Have Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc. prepare a complimentary property valuation, marketing plan and ready for market criteria for your mountain home. Contact us at 970-331-1110 or request a free online home valuation here. Its “TWO EASY” steps.