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Recent Stories in Real Estate

Mountain Mortgage Guy: Loans for home rehab are becoming easier to get (column)

October 12, 2018 — As part of the ever-expanding array of mortgage products out there, homebuyers now have options that include being able to borrow funds to fix up that fixer-upper and finance most of the cost into their first mortgage. It's not for all, and it won't work

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Ask a Realtor: Working up to your dream home is a step-by-step journey (column)

October 12, 2018 — Dear Joan: We have found ourselves in the age-old dilemma of "rent or commute." My husband and I both work in Vail, and we have been renting our whole lives. We very much want to own our own home, but find it difficult in the

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Kitchen oasis: The perfect island provides a social hub for your home

October 12, 2018 — Interior designer Abbe Fenimore knew that adding a kitchen island was one of the most important decisions she'd make in remodeling her 1940s-era home in Dallas. A well-designed kitchen island can offer storage space, a work surface, comfortable seating — even a cooktop or spare

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Realtors join forces with insurance companies, wildfire safety organizations to offer preparedness guide for Colorado residents

October 5, 2018 — ENGLEWOOD — With one of the most destructive wildfire seasons in state history burning homes and endangering communities, the Colorado Association of Realtors has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association and other state wildfire prevention and insurance stakeholders to create a consumer-focused

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Mortgage Matters: Be educated, savvy and ready to move quickly when purchasing a home (column)

October 5, 2018 — Maybe it's just me, but I do listen pretty acutely to all mortgage advertisements I hear on the radio or television. Many of the advertisements are confusing and difficult to follow, with acronyms, license numbers and industry-specific language. But I heard one the other day

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Mountain Mortgage Guy: Loan approval changes could help many self-employed locals (column)

September 28, 2018 — A lot of locals have a little side business in addition to their primary job or might have multiple efforts going at part-time self-employment after hours. For some, it's a W-2 job in the winter and a self-employed gig in the summer. Oftentimes the self-employment

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Natural light sets a nice mood, and builders seek more of it

September 28, 2018 — The first year that Bob Webb Homes used transom windows in the showcase house the company built for a home tour, visitors described the house as bright, warm and inviting. While few mentioned the windows, company representatives said tour participants were responding favorably to the

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Ask a Realtor: Is buying a vacation home better than renting one? (column)

September 21, 2018 — Dear Joan: I can afford to buy a second home somewhere in the Vail Valley but cannot actually calculate out that it makes economic sense. My family of four usually comes twice in the summer and three or more times in the winter for about

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Tricia Gould joins Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate’s locations in Vail

September 21, 2018 — VAIL — Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate has announced the addition of broker Tricia Gould. She will be based out of the Bridge Street/Four Seasons office in Vail. Originally from Kansas City, Gould has been a sales leader throughout her career, earning top awards

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Docking stations: Furniture with ports and plugs to connect you

September 21, 2018 — We're a nation of multitaskers, often keeping an eye on our phones or other devices even while lounging on the sofa watching television. And those devices need power. Who wants to keep getting up to plug stuff in when you're binging a great show, reading

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East West Partners breaks ground on residential project near The Westin in Avon

September 19, 2018 — AVON — East West Partners recently broke ground on a new project in Avon's Riverfront Village. The first East West Partners development project in the Vail Valley in more than a decade is located directly west of The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, which was

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Aaron Shriner is new vice president, managing broker for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in Breckenridge

September 14, 2018 — DENVER — LIV Sotheby's International Realty — the No. 1 top producing affiliate among the Sotheby's International Realty brand — announced this week new leadership for the Colorado resort region with the addition of Aaron Shriner as the new vice president and managing broker for

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Al fresco theater: Setting up an outdoor TV or projector has gotten easier

September 14, 2018 — When Karen Snyder's daughter asked if she could have friends over for swimming and a movie, the Los Angeles mom agreed. Then she looked for a way to keep the whole party outside to avoid wet clothes on her furniture. She was pleased to discover

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Book nook: Creating a perfectly cozy place to read in your home

September 7, 2018 — We decorate our homes in order to enjoy them. For book lovers, adding a cozy and well-lit space dedicated to reading can be the perfect finishing touch. Most homes, of course, don't have a spare room for use as a library. But interior designers often

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Ask a Realtor: Should I take my home off the market and wait for spring? (column)

September 7, 2018 — Dear Joan: We live in western Eagle County, and we finally decided to put our home on the market late this summer. We have had a little activity, but we were too optimistic when we first put it on the market and I think we

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Mortgage Matters: Gone are the days of no documentation and low documentation loans (column)

August 31, 2018 — Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away, there was such a thing as a "no documentation" loan. What? That is not the making of a good story, but it is one I will tell my children when they are old enough to

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Pam Peterson joins Vail office of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

August 31, 2018 — VAIL — Pam Peterson has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as a full-time independent sales associate working out of the Vail office. Peterson moved to the Vail Valley in 1989 for "one ski season," but, as the saying goes, winter is why you come; summer

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Kid leaving for college? Hands off their bedroom for now

August 30, 2018 — If your child is just off to college and you've been dreaming of all the ways you could use that suddenly lifeless bedroom, then you may want to put down the paintbrush and hold off for a bit on plans for a major room transformation.

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Timeless luxury in one of Vail’s most exclusive neighborhoods

August 24, 2018 — Sponsored Content 745 B Forest Rd. is listed at $10,600,000 By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by the Denton Advisory Group, Berkshire Hathaway Colorado Perched along one of Vail's most prestigious streets lies a one-of-a-kind property where turn-key luxury awaits the type of buyer looking

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Light it up: The right sconce can create a welcoming glow and accentuate furniture and architecture

August 24, 2018 — Lighting a room seems simple: Plug in a lamp, or flip a switch. Not so fast. "Nothing enhances a space more than a thoughtful lighting plan," said interior designer Michael Wood, of New York City. Many buildings in the city don't allow channeling into the

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