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Ask a Realtor: Should I pay for a survey of the property before I buy it? (column)

October 13, 2017 — Dear Joan: I am buying a home in an established subdivision and my broker asked if I would be willing to pay for a survey when we were writing the offer. I said it was not a big mystery where the lot corners should be,

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Neuswanger: Adjustable-rate mortgages may soon go way up across the United States (column)

October 13, 2017 — If you are one of millions of Americans who has an adjustable-rate home loan, then you've probably grown very complacent about it and been enjoying your low rates in the 3 percent range for the past 10 years or so. But it may be time

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Vail Valley HOME: Bold colors and finishes on kitchen cabinets are a thing

October 13, 2017 — Conventional wisdom says to use neutral colors or simple wood stains for anything as permanent as kitchen cabinets. Homeowners craving a burst of color have generally been advised to bring it in through easily changeable items like curtains or seat cushions. But home-design TV shows

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Vail Valley HOME: Choose a Halloween theme full of vintage clowns, beasts and scary rides

October 13, 2017 — Films , TV shows and stories, including the current hits "It" and "American Horror Story," have long imagined a dark side to circuses and side shows. No surprise then that they're a theme for Halloween decorations. Vintage imagery of clowns, beasts, scary rides and carnival

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Soleil is Eagle’s only under $1 million, new construction neighborhood

October 11, 2017 — EAGLE — For people looking for new home options in the Eagle area, there aren't a whole lot of choices available. Then when you add a budget constriction of less than $1 million, there's really only one option, and that's what is spurring sales at

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Vail Valley HOME: Backyard hockey rinks range from simple to elaborate

October 6, 2017 — VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Hockey is woven into the fabric of life in Canada and mountainous parts of the United States. When it gets cold, players young and old hit the ice, whenever and wherever they can find it. Sometimes, finding the ice — at

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Traer Creek Plaza updates roof, leads green efforts as a LEED-certified design

September 29, 2017 — AVON — Traer Creek Plaza completed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification in 2010 and was the first such building with this distinction in Eagle County. With a newly revamped roof, the development continues to drive sustainability and green design in the Vail Valley.

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Neuswanger: Buying a home may be a viable option for those seeking a rental (column)

September 29, 2017 — As the nation's economy simmers, at best, with sluggish wage growth and demand for consumer goods and mortgages, moneylenders are finding business quiet at best this fall. With few homeowners needing a refinance and home sales remaining flat, the law of supply and demand for

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What you get: Compare Vail Valley properties with a list price around $800,000

September 29, 2017 — Editor's note: The new monthly series What You Get highlights the diversity of Vail Valley real estate available for purchase at each price point. 595 Vail Valley Drive | Vail This 687-square-foot, one-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Vail Village is listed at $775,000. Walk out to

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Dunn: Real estate fence sitters taking the plunge in Beaver Creek (column)

September 22, 2017 — Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch residential real estate sales are finishing strong the third quarter. With inventory levels remaining low, the resort experienced a surge of activity that has produced more than $55 million in closed transactions. The more notable statistic is $56 million currently

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Ask a Vail Realtor: How do you work your way up to your perfect home? (column)

September 22, 2017 — Dear Joan: I never thought I would be one of those people who rent forever. However, I have now been in the Vail Valley for five years and I find I still have not been able to find anything I like, in an area I

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Neuswanger: Down payment challenged? Free money might help (column)

September 15, 2017 — One of the first hurdles a homebuyer faces is the down payment, and in this day and age, that can be a daunting number. Typically, most purchase mortgages require a minimum of 3 percent to 5 percent down. On a $400,000 home purchase that means

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Havard: Vail Valley luxury housing market demonstrates significant end-of-summer growth (column)

September 15, 2017 — The number of luxury homes sold — sales of more than $1 million — in the resort markets of Eagle County demonstrated significant growth month over month, according to August 2017 luxury market data released by LIV Sotheby's International Realty and information based on statistics

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Patrick Welch joins Beaver Creek office of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

September 15, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — LIV Sotheby's International Realty recently announced the addition of Patrick Welch to its Beaver Creek brokerage team. Welch prides himself on his commanding expertise of the Vail Valley real estate market and his ability to guide buyers and sellers through complex real

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Mountain Mortgage: Reverse mortgage programs undergoing changes (column)

September 8, 2017 — Reverse mortgages (or, as they are technically called, home equity conversion mortgages) have been around since the 1980s and can be very powerful financial tools for those older than 62. The Federal Housing Administration provides virtually all of these mortgages, and over the years, the

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Ask a Realtor: A ‘legacy’ or ‘trophy’ property tells a story (column)

September 8, 2017 — Dear Joan, When does a "luxury home" become a "trophy home" or a "legacy property"? Does each moniker indicate a different price range? Are they all actually the same and interchangeable? I have been looking online on various websites and at advertising in the Vail

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Design at Altitude: Tile work can be the foundation of a fabulous home (column)

September 8, 2017 — It used to be that selecting tile for a home renovation or new build wasn't super exciting. Thankfully, that has changed, and there are so many tile options, designs and materials to choose from. Tile work can be the foundation of your home and set

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Ask a Realtor: Are there advantages with a ‘discount’ broker? (column)

September 1, 2017 — Dear Joan: I am such a thrifty person that I have struggled for a year trying to decide whether or not to try to sell my house myself. Recently, I finally made a decision. I came to the conclusion that I will list my home

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National drop in pending sales reflects shortage of homes on the market

September 1, 2017 — WASHINGTON — Across the United States, fewer people signed contracts to buy homes in July, the fourth decline in the past five months. The decrease likely reflects the worsening shortage nationwide of homes being listed for sale. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that

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Mortgage Matters column: Active real estate market creates mortgage opportunities for homeowners

September 1, 2017 — As the 2017 real estate market continues to remain active and strong in Eagle County, with properties going under contract and closing quickly, potential buyers must act quickly to take advantage of opportunities if they are interested in buying homes. Such circumstance often creates appreciation

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