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Recent Stories in Real Estate

Statement storage: Get creative with stashing your odds and ends with changing decor trends

February 23, 2018 — Storage pieces are not what they used to be. Changes in home design and technology mean that boxy, old-fashioned armoires, dressers and china hutches are being repurposed or are making room for cabinets, shelving and sideboards in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles.

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Ask a Realtor: In today’s connected world, why should I use a Realtor? (column)

February 23, 2018 — Dear Joan: With the vast array of technology available to everyone, why ​would​ I need a Realtor to help me when I am buying a property? I think in today's world I can pretty much do everything online. I can look up all the properties,

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Slevin: Even with new tech, the real estate business still requires ‘touch’ (column)

February 23, 2018 — Finding a balance between technology and human touch continues to be a challenge for any business, real estate included. Technology has been an incredible asset in terms of information access, which started with the introduction of "virtual tours" a decade ago and has now evolved

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Fight the winter doldrums: Small interior design moves can make a big impact

February 16, 2018 — Holiday decorating season is long over, yet spring is still far off. It's cold and still getting dark early, and a lot of us could use some kind of visual pick-me-up. Brightening your home can definitely boost your mood, but this isn't the season for

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Top Western U.S. ski resort markets show strong 2017 performance (column)

February 16, 2018 — Despite much of Colorado and the western United States experiencing a low snow year at the start of the 2017-2018 ski season, the performance of many western resort-area real estate markets delivered some positive results at year-end 2017, according to LIV Sotheby's International Realty's recently

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Basecamp luxury townhomes in Avon are at the base of Beaver Creek Resort

February 15, 2018 — AVON — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties recently debuted the Vail Valley's newest mountain-modern luxury townhomes, Basecamp, offering 15 three-bedroom residence situated at the confluence of the Eagle River and the entrance to Beaver Creek Resort. Cantilevered decks over the river and creek offer views

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Broker Gina Dizon returns to Ron Byrne & Associates office in Vail Village

February 2, 2018 — VAIL — Ron Byrne & Associates recently welcomed broker Gina Dizon back to the firm. Dizon's experience in residential and commercial real estate spans the Vail Valley, as well as Denver, Chicago, Carmel and Pebble Beach, California and Florida. Dizon holds active real estate licenses

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Mortgage Matters: When considering prices and interest rates, how do you choose? (column)

February 2, 2018 — I would describe the current real estate and mortgage financing cycle or environment to be one of both increasing interest rates and rising property values. Such circumstances can make both buying and financing a home a bit tricky. So, if I could give you, as

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Neuswanger: Chamonix Vail buyers have many financing options for their homes (column)

January 19, 2018 — Now that the first closings on the new Chamonix Vail units are days away from starting and will continue the next three to four months, many homebuyers are suddenly finding the reality that not every lender out there can arrange financing on deed-restricted properties, or

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Vail real estate firm Engel & Volkers welcomes two new brokers to its team

January 19, 2018 — VAIL — Engel & Volkers real estate recently welcomed Broker Beth Golde to the firm's team in its Vail Village office. Golde comes to Vail from Engel & Volkers in Hilton Head, South Carolina, after realizing she wanted to return to the Vail Valley and

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Berkshire Hathaway: Real estate inventory levels low and interest remains strong in new year (column)

January 12, 2018 — 2017 was a good year for the Vail Valley residential real estate market. While total unit sales were only slightly up (0.8 percent), overall dollar volume increased 12.75 percent due to both luxury/higher-end sales activity and values trending up valley-wide. The most noticeable residential gains

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Ask a Realtor: What to do when Realtor’s political comments don’t sit well with client (column)

January 12, 2018 — Dear Joan: I have been looking at homes to purchase with a knowledgeable Realtor that I was comfortable with — until he started making remarks about how he felt about national political issues. He was just sort of joking, but it was plain to see

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Neuswanger: Mortgage down payment insurance a questionable investment (column)

January 12, 2018 — Recently, a Denver mortgage lender has been running TV ads offering homebuyers an insurance policy to cover their down payment in the event their new home purchase drops in value. What are lacking in his rather overbearing 30-second commercials are details. The concept of insuring

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Frost Creek golf and mountain club membership, real estate sales strong in 2017

January 2, 2018 — EAGLE — Frost Creek, a private golf and mountain club located just outside Eagle, has seen membership and home site sales pick up significantly. Kakie Holland, Frost Creek's director of sales, said that there were 14 new real estate transactions or contracts in 2017, eight

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Tiffany McCracken joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Lionshead Village team

December 29, 2017 — VAIL — Tiffany McCracken recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a broker associate in its Lionshead Village office. Michael Slevin, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties, made the announcement. Born and raised in Vail, McCracken attended the University of Colorado Boulder graduating with a

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Alida Zwaan named Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Top Individual Producer

December 29, 2017 — VAIL — Alida Zwaan was honored as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties' Top Individual Producer for dollar volume in 2016. In addition to her local achievement, she was recognized at the annual Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sales Convention held in Phoenix. At the convention, Zwaan received

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Ask a Realtor: Is the internet pushing Realtors out? (column)

December 29, 2017 — Dear Joan: At this holiday season, where it is becoming obvious that many of us are shopping online, I was feeling bad for so many retail stores that may be struggling. Internet shopping is also big in your real estate business, and I got curious

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Vail Valley HOME: Asian tableware combines minimalism, globalism and eclecticism

December 29, 2017 — Japan, China and Korea have a long history of creating beautiful table goods, from rustic stoneware to delicate ceramics, sleek lacquered items to whimsical serveware and utensils. This tableware is appearing more and more in decor stores on this side of the world as part

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The Stockton Group: 4 tips for listing and selling your mountain home (column)

December 22, 2017 — When it comes time to sell your mountain home, you want to sell in the fastest amount of time, for the most money, with the least hassle. To do so, you'll need to make sure you're correctly timing your sale and properly pricing and marketing

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Mountain Mortgage Guy: Budget uncertainties will impact homeowners with a mortgage (column)

December 21, 2017 — As the tax reform drama unfolds, nothing is certain in terms of how much new debt the federal government will be forced to take on. With (alleged) tax cuts coming and spending (for the most part) unchecked, the deficit is surely going to rise, and

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