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Recent Stories in Real Estate

New broker associate Marina Bogard joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties

August 14, 2018 — VAIL — Marina Bogard recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties as a broker associate in its Lionshead Village office. Born in Croatia and raised in Chicago, Bogard previously worked as a corporate executive in the technology and gaming industries in global sales and marketing.

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Be careful what you grow: Many plants can be poisonous to pets and livestock

August 10, 2018 — Not all plants are wholesome for foraging animals. Certain species of milkweed, for example, that are highly valued as host plants for the dwindling monarch butterfly population, are extremely poisonous to pets and to range animals such as sheep, cattle and goats. Even free-ranging chickens

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Vail Valley Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offices among state’s best in sales

August 10, 2018 — VAIL — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties' Beaver Creek and Vail offices, as well as two of its brokers, Page Slevin and The Denton Group, were named among the state's top performers for the second quarter of 2018. The awards were based on total gross

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Closet organization that lasts: Compartmentalize your stuff so everything has its place

August 10, 2018 — Most people don't start out with a messy closet. Even when a closet is carefully organized at the beginning, however, it might not take long for order to turn to chaos. "It's common for clients to struggle with keeping the momentum going," interior designer Caitlin

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Real Estate: ‘How’s the market?’ With the Vail Valley’s market diversity, the answer can vary (column)

August 10, 2018 — One of the questions most asked of a real estate broker is, "how's the market?" It's a fair question and a great way to engage with clients, friends and people who find out we are in the real estate business. While it may seem insincere

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So you want a new kitchen? Here are some tips for starting the process

August 3, 2018 — Whether you're considering designing a kitchen using your own architect, a kitchen planner hired through a store such as IKEA or Home Depot or an online planning service, professionals suggest keeping a few things in mind. • Plan way ahead — "Many people start planning

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Longtime local Eric Burgund joins Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate team in Beaver Creek

August 3, 2018 — VAIL — Steve Cardinale, branch broker of Slifer Smith & Frampton in Beaver Creek, has announced that Eric Burgund has joined the Slifer Smith & Frampton brokerage team in the Highlands office. Burgund moved to the Vail area in 1998 and joined Slifer Smith &

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Mortgage Matters: Examining the factors driving interest rate increases (column)

August 3, 2018 — I know, I know … I have been saying this for some time now: Mortgage interest rates are increasing. In my professional opinion, the increase to rates has been a bit overdue. But I do think it's important to keep where we are in context

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Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties opens ‘smart’ showroom in Edwards

July 27, 2018 — EDWARDS — Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties' addition of an Edwards office in The Riverwalk at Edwards provides its clients with another location, as well as expanded marketing and technology resources. Coldwell Banker has for many years been a promoter of "smart home" technology and its

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Ask a Realtor: When should I get an appraisal on my property? (column)

July 27, 2018 — Dear Joan: I am thinking of selling my unique mountain getaway in Eagle County. I really don't think there are any "comparable" properties to figure my sales price off of, so I am thinking of hiring an appraiser to give me a value. I heard

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5 tips to be water smart: July is Smart Irrigation Month, a prime time to learn how to use water wisely

July 27, 2018 — Across Colorado, the dog days of summer are skyrocketing into above-normal temperatures. Forest fires are raging, and Stage 2 fire restrictions have been declared in Eagle County and across the state. Hot, dry weather is only anticipated to continue into August and September. Since July

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Real Estate: Availability is thin for entry-level housing in the Vail Valley (column)

July 27, 2018 — Every few months, it is important to look at the market statistics for non-deed restricted starter homes in Eagle County. The definition of "starter homes" which I have adopted includes properties meeting these three criteria: • Provide more than 800 square feet of living space

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Vail’s Best Mountainside Location: Ski-in, wooded property located on Forest Road

July 24, 2018 — It is an exceptional occasion when a slope-side home in Vail, Colorado becomes available. Vail’s 416 Forest Road is located directly off the Born Free ski run and a private skiway takes skiers directly to the backyard of this spectacular home.

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Blow the roof off: Interior designers look skyward for inspiration

July 20, 2018 — Designer Lee Broom was vacationing at a friend's house in the Cotswolds, an idyllic bit of rural England. "I'm a city boy, brought up in the Midlands and living in London for the past 25 years, so had never really experienced that intense blanket of

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Real estate: LIV Sotheby’s International Realty releases mid-year micro market reports (column)

July 20, 2018 — LIV Sotheby's International Realty recently released its midyear micro market report, indicating the Vail Valley continues to demonstrate significant growth. The report compares midyear statistics, January through June, to those of 2017 for single-family homes and attached dwellings in Eagle County (Edwards, Vail, Beaver Creek).

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Perfect Patios: 5 ways to improve your outdoor experience at home

July 16, 2018 — Five outdoor patio options that better your outdoor living and extend the amount of time in the day or in the year that you can enjoy the outdoors.

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The hit list: 5 things homeowners can do to expedite and increase home sales

July 6, 2018 — Editor's note: This article first appeared in Vail Valley HOME magazine, now on newsstands everywhere. you may not realize how far taking down family photos from walls or planting annuals can go toward increasing your home's sale value, but even these small changes are steps

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Ask a Realtor: Why should I buy in a ‘seller’s market’? (column)

July 6, 2018 — Dear Joan: I feel like I am always "a day late and dollar short" when it comes to the residential real estate market. I wasn't able to buy when the prices were very good, and now that I can buy something, it seems like there

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Mortgage Matters: USDA financing a savvy option for right borrower, circumstances (column)

June 29, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines Eagle County as being rural, per our population count. As many Eagle County homeowners can attest to, this can be a big deal when it comes to residential mortgage financing. This rural classification enables Eagle County residents purchasing a

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Fire-wise landscaping: Protect your home this wildfire season by creating defensible space

June 29, 2018 — the rains across Colorado this week have provided a much-needed respite from the heat, but this wildfire season is still undeniably well underway. Wildfires such as the 416 fire in Durango are still burning, showing that more than forestlands and outlying areas are in danger.

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