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Gypsum’s Dreamcatcher merges with Prudential

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Dreamcatcher Real Estate in Gypsum merged withPrudential Gore Range Properties Aug. 1. The merger combines Gypsum’s most successful real estate company in Dreamcatcher with Prudential Gore Range Properties, one of the most respected and trusted real estate firms in Eagle County.The merger will give Prudential a prominent base in the Gypsum area and adds to its office locations in Vail, Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards and Eagle.The new Gypsum office will staff four full-time brokers. Susan Kraemer and Mallie Kingston, formerly of Dreamcatcher, will be joined by Laurie Slaughter and Joy Ortiz from Prudential’s Eagle office.John Slevin, owner and managing broker of Prudential Gore RangeProperties, calls the move a natural step in the growth of the company and the valley.&quotThis is a wonderful opportunity to continue moving west, down the valley, as our housing market has throughout the years. We look forward to servicing home owners and home buyers in Gypsum andthe surrounding areas,&quot Slevin says.&quotI can’t think of a better opportunity for our buyers and sellers,&quotsays Susan Kraemer. &quotThe services and reputation of Dreamcatcher Real Estate in the Eagle, Gypsum and the surrounding areas will be combined with one of the valley’s most respected and successful real estate companies in Prudential Gore Range Properties.”Prudential will be implementing a number of the successful real estate servicing techniques that made Dreamcatcher such a success. One very popular tradition of Dreamcatcher will be the continued use of the Client Moving Van. The moving van will be available, free, to all customers who buy or sell through the new Prudential Gypsum office and the Eagle office.With the announcement of the merger, Prudential solidifies its place in the valley’s real estate market with six sales office locations, 48 full-time Brokers and a full service rental and property management company.Go to http://www.prudentialgorerange.com for more information.Local financial planner back in top 100For the second year in a row, Grace Wellwerts, CFP, co-founder and president of Rocky Mountain Planning Group, Inc. (RMPG) in Avon was named as one of the top 100 financial planners in the country by Mutual Funds magazine.In the September 2002 issue, Mutual Funds once again scoured the country for &quotsome of the most inspiring financial minds in America.&quot After looking at account minimums, areas of specialization and methods of compensation, editors also checked out the planners with state regulators and the SEC, and spoke with the planners colleagues, clients and rivals.&quotBeing recognized by Mutual Funds for the second year is a great honor,&quot said Wellwerts. &quotThe past year has been one of the most difficult ever in financial planning, but great challenges make for great rewards.&quotSince 1994, Wellwerts has been president of Rocky Mountain Planning Group Inc., a firm whose clientele services more than 80 individuals and closely held companies with net worths up to $50 million. As president, Wellwerts coordinates the firms planning and advisory team. Prior to this position, Wellwerts was sole proprietor of GCW and Associates, which merged with Southard and Associates in 1994 to form Rocky Mountain Planning Group, Inc.West Village Condos new at Eagle RanchA new neighborhood at Eagle Ranch, West Village Condominiums, is being developed by Jen Wright of West Village Project, LLC, and built by R.A. Nelson & Associates.The two-bedroom, two-bath condos are located within walking distance just west of the Eagle Ranch Village. The village is planned as a “Main Street” of shops, restaurants, offices, a church and a corner store. Capitol Theatre is slated to open this fall.Developers say almost every residence is a corner unit that allows expansive windows and views, and most units were designed without common walls. There are only nine buildings on the 3.2-acre site, and the ground floor units have patios, while second floor units have decks with views of the Sawatch Range and nearby Brush Creek Park.The new condos will be near the 18-hole public golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer, and a new elementary school is just down the street.”A West Village condominium is a great way for people to start growing with Eagle Ranch,” says listing broker Jenni Marquez of Slifer, Smith & Brampton Real Estate. “With prices starting at $204,500, buyers will look forward to the day when they can move up to a townhome.”The first phase of the new West Village Condominiums is scheduled for construction this fall, with move-in starting in the spring of 2003.For more information call Marquez at (970) 328-5057 or visit the Eagle Ranch Sales Office at 0770 Sylvan Road in Eagle Ranch.


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