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Recent Stories in Real Estate

Ask a Realtor: What’s the best criteria for picking the right agent? (column)

February 1, 2019 — Dear Joan: I have been contemplating calling several real estate agents in the valley and interviewing them to see who would be best to list my property. However,  I am now thinking that is a waste of time, since if they are a good salesperson at

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DesPortes: Do you listen to mortgage advertisements? (column)

February 1, 2019 — 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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Gypsum’s Villas at Cotton Ranch: something special in the local market

January 25, 2019 — GYPSUM — Jeanne and J.T. Landreth think they have something special in the valley's housing market. The market seems to agree. The Landreths are the husband-and-wife team behind the Villas at Cotton Ranch. The couple moved to the valley in 2006, with the idea of

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LIV Sotheby’s: High demand in Vail Valley market continues to benefit sellers (column)

January 18, 2019 — The benefits of living in the Vail Valley are endless, including year-round activities, a tight-knit community feel, high-end shopping and dining, and spectacular mountain views. Attracting buyers from around the world, the Vail Valley real estate market continues to prove that it’s healthy and active.

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Ask a Realtor: The upside of buying land in the winter (column)

January 11, 2019 — Dear Joan: Call me crazy, but I am looking at buying some land in Eagle County this winter. I know I cannot actually see the dirt now (without digging down) but I feel good about knowing what area I want to be in and I

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Kerri Karcz-Rougemont joins Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in Vail

January 4, 2019 — Kerri Karcz-Rougemont has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as a full-time independent sales associate working out of the Vail office. "We are excited to have Kerri join our team at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties where she is a perfect complement to our culture of expert

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Mortgage Matters: Can co-signers be brought in the loan process? (column)

January 3, 2019 — What if I have "co-signer" on the loan with me? I get this question quite frequently and with good reason. Applying for and obtaining mortgage financing can be difficult in the current lending and regulatory environment. Combined with the fact that property values and prices

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Remodeled Aspen home John Denver built goes on market for $11 million

December 29, 2018 — A major remodel of the house John Denver built in 1972 was unveiled to the public Thursday during an open house held days after the property was put on the market for $11 million. As Denver’s chart-topping, mellow hits from the 1970s played softly in

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Avon’s newest residential development combines luxury with nature

December 26, 2018 — Editors Note: This sponsored content is brought to you by East West Partners The Riverfront Townhomes in Avon feature views, solitude, a riverfront location and access to some of the valley's finest amenities Thoughtful development doesn't happen to a community, it creates a community. When

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Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate welcomes Tara Miller to Cordillera office

December 21, 2018 — VAIL — Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate has announced the hiring of broker Tara Miller. Miller will join the Cordillera office location of Slifer Smith & Frampton as a broker associate. Miller was initially recruited to the Vail Valley by Starwood Properties, working as

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Neuswanger: How a family member can help another buy a home (column)

December 19, 2018 — As it's the Christmas season and families are together, and hopefully feeling good will toward each other, there are likely to be a few conversations about family members helping other family members buy a home next year. There are many ins and outs to such

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Scott ‘Bugsy’ Thurston celebrates 25 years with Slifer Designs

December 19, 2018 — Scott "Bugsy" Thurston is celebrating his 25th anniversary at Slifer Designs this month. "We love to celebrate our long-term employees. It's a treat to watch them grow along with us," said Kim Toms, managing principal. "Bugsy plays an integral role in Slifer Designs as assistant

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Ski-in/ski-out access and priceless views on Daybreak Ridge

December 18, 2018 —     Your private, heated walkway at 3791 Daybreak Ridge takes you just 25 yards to the Elkhorn Chairlift — and you are whisked away to an inimitable ski day on the slopes of Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek Mountains. It's a rare experience enjoyed

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LIV Sotheby’s: How to land the right buyer for your ski property (column)

December 13, 2018 — VAIL — Owning a ski property is a luxury that buyers both near and far travel to entertain. The draw to living in the esteemed Vail Valley isn't necessarily about finding the dream home, it's about living the dream lifestyle. According to a 2017 Sotheby's

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Neuswanger: How the Russia Investigation might impact mortgage rates (column)

December 12, 2018 — As Robert Mueller releases more and more tantalizing clues as to what his final report might contain there is going to be rampant speculation on whether President Donald Trump can survive the coming firestorm, and if he departs the Oval Office, what it will mean

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Mountain Mortgage Guy: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac release new mortgage loan limits (column)

November 28, 2018 — In mortgage land, a key number we operate by is the lending limit on federally backed loans from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which ultimately fund about 95 percent of mortgage loans and act as a benchmark for other private lenders. Currently, the loan limits

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A Thanksgiving countdown: Here are some tips to make holiday planning easier

November 16, 2018 — Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and if you are hosting you might already be thinking about how you might plan things better this year, how to make it all a bit less stressful. First, striving for perfection is overrated. The messiness and imperfectness of

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Vail Valley’s Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices welcomes broker Linda Miner

November 16, 2018 — VAIL — Linda Miner recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties as a broker associate in its Eagle Ranch office. Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Miner was introduced to the real estate world at an early age from her mother, who was also a

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Coldwell Banker Vail office welcomes Cynthia Ebert to the brokerage team

November 15, 2018 — VAIL — Cynthia Ebert has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as a full-time independent sales associate working out of its Vail office. Born and raised in Alaska, Ebert moved to Colorado in 1991. Coming to live in the mountains and near ski areas was a

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Beware the headlines: Real estate trends in other markets may not be applicable here (column)

November 9, 2018 — Markets, whether the stock market or the real estate market, are constantly changing. By their nature, markets are generally up or down, but they can also move sideways for a period and then shift again. The media's reports of changes are often amplified by headlines

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