Vail Valley Home June 2013

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Imagine waking to a Gore Range mountain view from your furnished 4 bedroom and loft Golf Course Townhome on the Vail Golf Course. Take a short jaunt to the village bus just minutes to skiing and golfing and at day’s end relax in your private hot tub and steam shower. The floor plan is spacious, the ambiance is private, and the location in incredible.

Golf course living in a gracious and lovely single family home situated on the 6th tee box of Singletree. This fully renovated 4 bedroom boasts a stunning kitchen with granite countertops, Alder cabinetry and soaring vaulted ceilings. The family room is a warm and inviting retreat and the master bedroom is a delight with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and panoramic mountain views. Enjoy your own private park with the adjoining manicured single family lot that is sold with the price of the home.

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10 DESIGN & STYLE Take it outside — entertaining al fresco. 14 Facts & Figures A quick look at home and homebuying trends. 16 Faces & Places Around town at parties, events and more.

inventory levels are

34.5% lower than they were in the first quarter of 2012 Source: Vail Board of REALTORS® Quarterly Indicators Report





Eagle Ranch is designed for people who want to spend time where they live, whether it’s playing with the family, dining in restaurants or golfing with friends.

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Brush Creek Village offers true community at affordable prices. 26 Market Report The numbers are in: Real estate inventories are down as markets recover nationally, regionally and locally. 28 green living Going green in the home has become the new standard. 31 Great Greens Eagle County’s many golf courses include undulating greens, beautiful vistas and a variety of homes.

39 Real Estate Showcase

A selection of some of the best properties on the local market.

75 Service


An extensive list of local professionals, brokers and REALTORS®. 78 The View Red Sky Ranch in Wolcott offers beautiful sunsets and two great golf courses.

Bachelor Gulch

3455 Daybreak Ridge 6 Bedroom | 7 Full/3 Half Bath | 10,000+ sq. ft. | $12,750,000 Jeffrey Cloonan, 970-445-8388

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Lodge No. 604 5 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 4,295 sq. ft. | $3,995,000 Page Slevin, 970-390-7443


Cotton Ranch

115 Lara Place 3 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 3,276 sq. ft. | $526,375 Mallie Kingston, 970-376-5811

West Vail

Columbine North C2 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 1,197 sq. ft. | $499,000 Valerie Valene, 970-471-1424


10 Willowstone Court 5 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 3,670 sq. ft. | $385,000 Gerardo Avila, 970-331-5092

Cotton Ranch

2 Black Bear Drive 4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 2,536 sq. ft. | $349,000 Joy Ortiz, 970-471-1911



OFFICERS Julie Retzlaff Chair Terry Nolan Chair Elect Bethany Boston-Johnson Sectretary Matt Blake Past Chair Michael Routh MLS Director DIRECTORS Scott Bandoni Mike Budd Dana Correia Tom Dunn Led Gardner Liz Leeds Affiliate Liaison Matt Kozusko Association Executive Amy Reid



Dream Green DESIGN & STYLE



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ON THE COVER This Rocky Mountain home, built by Beck Builders, includes locally-harvested pine beetle wood and a log truss system connected by massive purlins and ridge beams. Photo by Brent Bingham Photography.

his time of year, spring arrives exponentially. Golf courses are greening, trees are budding green and flowers sprout with green leaves and bright blooms. And homes are going green, too. Welcome to Vail Valley Home’s green issue. Explore how the green movement has come to Vail, and how you can take steps large and small in your own home. Enjoy the mountain lifestyle by entertaining outdoors. And if you want to live on the green — or at least near one — check out our story on the various golf course communities Eagle County has to offer. Local wisdom has long held that “real estate season” is limited to the summer months. Of course, any local REALTOR® knows different: Real estate transactions happen in every month of the year in Eagle County, and the year’s most recent numbers show a particularly healthy market, regardless of the winter months. Check the market update section and read about our local real estate inventory. The number of available properties is shrinking, and the number of sales is growing. It’s a good time to enlist the guidance and experience of a REALTOR®. Our organization, its members and partners exist to provide the most informed, ethical and comprehensive options for clients and their real estate needs for both primary and secondary residences as well as investment properties. Enjoy the summer,

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“You come for the winter; you stay for the summer.” The old adage rings true, even in years like this when winter stubbornly hangs on long after the lifts have closed. Still, even the most tenacious winter eventually gives way to aspen leaves, green shoots and wildflowers, and our thoughts turn to enjoying an alpine summer. Whether your personal outdoor space is a terraced mountain garden or a small deck with great views, make the most of the next few months and spend time outside. A rug can bring together any space. Imagine a fun, statementmaking piece to liven up a dull patio like these rugs made from lowmaintenance polypropylene. Let your mind drift off into the clouds while relaxing outdoors in a comfy chair. Designs in outdoor-friendly furniture have come a long way, you might just want to bring these inside. If you are short on space, consider versatility in your furniture. Small stools can serve double duty as additional seating, tables or plant stands. And don’t forget about incorporating art outdoors. If you have wall space, consider a painting or sculpture that can withstand the elements. You can also create the intimacy of walls by hanging objects from trees in your outdoor space. Try pairing different sizes at alternating heights for maximum effect.


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ABOUT KELLI HOLTZ, A.S.I.D. | Kelli Holtz has enjoyed living and working in the Vail Valley as an Interior Designer since 2003. She creates unique interior spaces and is passionate about all facets of design. Kelli can be reached at

222 Chapel Place | Avon 970-949-0989





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A landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch and efficient irrigation). The phrase, coined by Denver’s municipal water department, combines the Greek word for “dry” with landscape.

Some statistics about open houses • Repeat buyers are more likely to find

their home from an open house than first-time buyers and repeat buyers use open houses more frequently. • Mid-income buyers (those with income between $55,000 and $75,000) are most likely to find their home through an open house compared to other incomes. However, as income increases the use of open houses actually increases as well. So higher income buyers are walking into open houses, but not finding their home through them. • Older buyers, 65 years and older, are more likely to find their home through an open house than other age groups. As age increases the likelihood of using open houses as a search tool increases—45% of buyers aged 45 to 64 used open houses, compared to only 28% of buyers aged 18 to 24.

Quarterly Indicators One-Year Change in Sold Listings

-6.3% One-Year Change in Active Listings

-34.4% One-Year Change in Median Sold Price


of homeowners say they want to inject a jolt of color into their homes.

• Swap out traditional light bulbs to LEDs and CFLs • Install a drain-water heat-recovery device * • Have a programmable thermostat • Trade in old water heaters for more efficient ones • Add aerators to faucets and showerheads • Add ceiling fans



7 Ways to Go Green in the Home

Where? 29% Living or family room

• Use Energy Star appliances • Use low-flow toilets

19% Bedroom 10% Kitchen

*What’s a drain-water heat-recovery device? It enables consumers to reduce the amount of energy used for domestic hot water. The typical unit consists of a 3- or 4-inch diameter copper drainpipe surrounded by a spiraling cocoon of 3/4-inch copper tubing. When installed vertically in a plumbing waste line, they can transfer about 55% of the heat energy in the drain water to the incoming supply water. The device — with no moving parts — can save between 20% and 25% of the energy used for water heating. The price for a 3-inch diameter 5-foot long GFX unit is around $700.

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The Ranch at Cordillera

50 Elk Springs Court 5 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 8,598 sq. ft. | $1,890,000 Valerie Valene, 970-471-1424

Beaver Creek

Elktrack Townhome No. 12 5 Bedroom | 6 Bath | 3,380 sq. ft. | $3,495,000 Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

REAL ESTATE SALES | VACATION RENTALS 7 Offices. 80 Brokers. The Entire Vail Valley.



Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa No. 205 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 1,252 sq. ft. | $729,000 Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

50 Filly Drive 4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | 2,552 sq. ft. | $649,000 Page Slevin, 970-390-7443

Cotton Ranch

260 Cottonwood Pass Road 4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 3,909 sq. f.t | $529,000 Laurie Slaughter, 970-471-0108


Benchmark Condo C3 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | 550 sq. ft. | $87,500 Gerardo Avila, 970-331-5092



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Helping Hands Community Pride Highway Clean up Left: Timm Kluender, Jill Bossow, & Rick Messmer of Prudential Colorado Properties at the Annual Highway Clean-up Below: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate brokers and staff volunteering for the Community Pride Highway Cleanup.

Affiliate Expo Affiliates Members showcased their services to REALTORS® at a recent General Membership Meeting.




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94 Village Walk

Stonegate 4

4 Bedroom | 4.5 bath | 4,403 sq ft. | $6,200,000

4 Bedroom | 5.5 bath | 3,115 sq ft. | $2,495,000

The custom homes on village walk offer the ultimate Beaver Creek Village living experience. They boast a European flair in exterior design, a choice of highly customized interior finishes, a walk-to-the-village location enhanced by the rushing waters of Beaver Creek, and the ski-in/ski-out convenience of the Dally Ski Way. This elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5 Bath home offers two master suites, gourmet kitchen, hearth room, bar area within living/dining room, family room, ski room and a private hot tub.

Gorgeous ski-in/ski-out 4-bedroom, 5.5-bath home with a rare 2-car garage. This home has been completely updated with new carpeting, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and is fully and beautifully furnished. The bedrooms are all quite large and each has a bath. There is nothing left to do just bring your suitcase, move-in and have fun. Spacious south facing great room with views of the ski slopes, just walk out the door to the pool, hot tub and ski trail. The lower level family room doubles as a 5th bedroom with it’s own bath.

490 Winslow Road

1061 June Creek Road

5 Bedroom | 4.5 bath | 4,800 sq ft. | $1,195,000

3 Bedroom | 3.5 bath | 3,049 sq ft. | $849,000

This spacious 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath home is located on the 16th Fairway of the Sonnenalp Golf Course with views to Arrowhead Ski Mountain. Air-conditioning, 2 Family rooms, multiple fireplaces, steam shower and jetted tub plus a large closet in the master, are just a few of the great features this home has to offer. Three car garage and mud room, laundry with a large kitchen and stunning outdoor deck. Minutes to shopping, dining, theatres and skiing.

CONTACT: Happy Power 970-479-5767

Beautifully remodeled light and bright 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home which backs up to open space. Great views from the outdoor areas, secret wine room, office, lots of storage and custom built in bookshelves plus a fabulous media room. This home offers privacy and a cozy wood burning fireplace in the living room. Large master bath with jetted tub and great walk in closet which is beautifully finished including built ins. Oversized 2 car garage with extra parking for guests.

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At Home in Eagle Ranch The active community is a hotspot for families, golfers and more. By kathy filgo


Folks stroll hand in hand down sidewalks waving and chatting with neighbors sitting on front porches on balmy evenings; kids ride bikes to parks and playgrounds to play with friends; and a delightful saunter to the local theater, pool or ice rink speaks to all of the pleasures that Small Town, U.S.A. has to offer. In this hustle-and-bustle world filled with strangers, Eagle Ranch, located in Brush Creek Valley south of the town of Eagle, has provided a lovely sanctuary that offers community members the finest combination of modern living with old-fashioned touches. There is certainly a sense of community that surrounds Eagle Ranch and there are abundant amenities, events and activities that serve this aim. Adults and children alike are drawn to 25 miles of maintained recreational hiking and biking paths that meander through this sprawling area. A new trail, Haymeadow, has been approved and will attract high school mountain bike races as well as area bike enthusiasts. The bike trails are usually dry and ride-ready at least a month (and usually more)



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This exceptional Kensington Green home is located on the 3rd fairway of the popular David Pelz designed short course . The large floorplan has a spacious great room, kitchen with breakfast nook, four large bedroom suites including main floor master. Enjoy your summers on the wonderful deck and patio overlooking the mountain vistas, golf course and ponds. Golf season is ALMOST here! $1,150,000

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before the up-valley trails are. Boneyard is a particular favorite. The Brush Creek Park, known by local kids as “wooden park,” is a rustic replication of an old cowboy town that draws children from around the county. Indicative of the character of the Eagle Ranch community, the park was built 12 years earlier by volunteers. It includes a pavilion, a popular place to hold weddings, parties and other events such as outdoor yoga and concerts. The Eagle Ranch golf course provides a serene backdrop to the community with many of the residences lining the Arnold Palmer signature-designed course. It is a public course that offers substantial discounts to residents of Eagle Ranch and hosts a beautiful clubhouse with decks that take in the exquisite mountain views. A swimming pool, complete with a tots’ pool and a waterslide, provides a refreshing break from summer’s heat and is located next to the indoor ice rink where hockey dominates. The constant community events are indicative of this close-knit village. “We plan year-round events that provide fun opportunities to bond with neighbors,” says Erin Vega, Association manager. “We can begin the spring and summer activities in May because of our mild climate in this part of the valley. We have an annual Eagle Outside Festival that has turned into such an impressive event. Cycling promoter Mike McCormack, along with manager Gabrie Higbie, will bring new elements to the event such as the Firebird 40MTB race, a women’s-only Firebird La Femme and a free Strava Challenge, in addition to a demo and expo component. The event will also include the first annual Mother of a Half-Marathon where runners and walkers snake through Ea20


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by the numbers Currently on the market > Residences 21 Priced from $295,000 to $1,325,000 > Vacant land 20 Priced from $60,000 to $385,000 Properties sold in 2012

gle’s pristine ranch and farmland and finish in Eagle Ranch Village. Eagle Outside Festival invites outdoor enthusiast to enjoy all that this area has to offer.” There is Second Saturday socials where Eagle Ranch Village businesses host a meet-and-interact activity in local restaurants that brings the community together, a Dive Into Summer pool party, an annual Community Garage Sale, golf tournaments and so much more. Realtors have discussed how the inventory in this family-ori-

ented community is low, which is a positive sign. Both second homeowners and locals alike are now able to get back into the market. And while a large percentage of Eagle Ranch consists of fulltime residents, the area offers all of the amenities any second homeowner could desire. Home development is starting again after a lull and there is a “good, positive vibe happening in this area.” Another very positive sign is the homeowners association in Eagle Ranch is “very sound with capital reserves to support

> Residences 67 Sale Price $155,500 to $1,050,000 > Vacant land 17 Sale Price $33,300 to $100,000

capital improvements. This is very unusual for HOAs; we are in a position to make improvements to the community. Our guiding principle is to maintain and improve property value for our homeowners,” says Vega.



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Brush Creek village

Brush Creek Village brand new and affordable What? When do those ever go together? By shauna farnell


Kelly Moser was one of the first residents to land in phase one of Brush Creek Village five years ago. In spring of 2008 she and her husband settled into their brand new, customized four-bedroom home and loved everything about it — the luxury and spaciousness, the access to the mountain bike trails out their back door, the pool and tennis courts steps away and the social opportunities right down the street. And now that she has a 3-year-old and a growing family, she has found even more to love. “Most days my son is at the kids’ park with all of the other kids. It’s really nice to have that little park right out the door, you feel safe knowing that’s where your kids want to hang out all day,” Moser says. “I also love that the house backs to open space and ranch land. Even if they’re not my horses, it’s really nice to have them just across the yard. One of my favorite things is to sit back there with the barbecue going, have friends over and the kids around and look down valley across all the open land.” Eagle is a hot bed for home ownership in more ways than one. Not only is it Vail Valley’s banana belt, where the temperature is 10 degrees warmer and the golf and bike seasons



are at least two months longer than in other areas, but it is also home to Brush Creek Village. “Brush Creek Village is the only new, multi-family development in Eagle,” points out Slifer Smith & Frampton’s Kim Bradley. “And it’s quality construction at a very affordable price point.” The Neighborhood - comprised of three and four-bedroom townhomes - is just over half built with 43 of its 80 homes completed and occupied with ground breaking already taking place on the next phase. The pre-construction price for the upcoming townhomes will be in the low-mid $300s. The three bedrooms average 1,600 square feet., while the 4-bedroom is approximately 1,700 square feet. Some of the townhomes include decks while all feature generous patios and unfinished lower levels, which are not included in the square footage. “The unfinished lower levels range in size from 700 to 900 square feet and offer so much opportunity for extra living space and home personalization,” Bradley says. “One resident transformed her unfinished space into a ski retreat — an additional bedroom, bathroom, family room and wet bar, so her ski guests have a nice place to stay.”

For more information about

Brush Creek Village > Located on Montgomerie Circe, along Brush Creek Road and near the pool & ice rink > Pre-construction pricing low-mid $300’s listing agent Kim Bradley, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970-376-5814

It’s also unheard of in the Vail Valley that affordable homes come with brand new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and attached garages. At Brush Creek Village, they do. “You just can’t find these amenities in such an ideal setting at this price range,” Bradley says. “Nowhere else do we have this.” All homes have large picture windows in every room and wood floors in the kitchen. Ceramic tile in the bathrooms and entryways also nicely compliment the home. Location-wise, the outside of Brush Creek Village is just as inviting as the inside. “The community is surround-

ed by bike paths and sits on a one-acre park where there’s a playground for the kids” Bradley says. “It’s in a location where you literally have everything right out your door.” Brush Creek Village is a diverse community with residents ranging from young families to retirees. While young families like the Moser’s are excited about watching their kids play on the neighborhood playground as well as being in the highly touted Brush Creek School District, everyone can appreciate the many other amenities that are so easy to enjoy from the development. Residents have free access to the public tennis courts just steps from their homes, but they also have the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink across the street, Eagle Ranch Golf Course about a half a mile away, main street with its restaurants and movie theater about a mile down the road and hiking and biking trails surrounding them. Unlike other neighborhoods in the valley that are comprised largely of second home owners and seasonal residents, Brush Creek Village and Eagle as a whole have a strong sense of community. In the summer in particular rarely does a night go by when there isn’t some sort of community social event. Brush Creek Village, far

enough away to not be affected by the noise that can come with such reveling, is an easy jaunt to and from the party. “You can walk to downtown Eagle,” Moser points out. “We take our cruiser bikes to the Thursday night concert every

week and see everyone we know. Everyone is walking or running. You see everyone — all of your friends and neighbors — and it’s just such an amazing sense of community. Now that we live in Eagle I don’t know that we could go anywhere else.”



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Real Estate Inventories Thin as Markets Recover Inventory Reductions Influence Actions of Sellers and Buyers.


The Vail Board of REALTORS® (VBR) released its first Quarterly Indicators Report of 2013 to members in April. Chock-full of data, statistics and overlaid on historical information, the report is a valuable tool for evaluating the market and influencing the decisions of buyers and sellers of real estate. Perhaps most notably, the report, which highlights overall market trends and in-depth snapshots of specific neighborhoods, shows a continued reduction in real estate inventory valley-wide — a trend also being observed on a national and state level. The decreased inventory had effects on other metrics such as number of sales and median sales price. In addition, a continuation of record-low mortgage rates and rising rental costs support housing recovery. The report shows inventory levels are 34.5 percent lower than they were in the first quarter of 2012. This time last year there was roughly 17 months of inventory available; now there is nine and half months of available inventory in the Vail Valley as a whole. Some areas such as Singletree, Eagle, Eagle Ranch and Gypsum currently have less than four months of inventory. Further, the average



time that properties spend on the market is decreasing and the median sales price is on the rise. Vail Valley real estate market inventories are shown to be in concert with other mountain communities according to reports from the Colorado

kets are continuing to recover. NAR data shows that total housing inventory in the United States at the end of March is 1.93 million existing homes available for sale, which represents a 4.7-month supply at the current sales pace. NAR Chief Econ-

“Whether you are buying or selling a home, using a Realtor® is a smart move. Realtors® understand their local markets and can negotiate on your behalf. Buying or selling a home is one of life’s biggest decisions and a Realtor® can guide you through the process.”

Association of REALTORS® (CAR). Predictions from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) forecast a seven percent gain in existing-home sales nationwide and a seven percent gain in existing-home median sales price during 2013. These indicators further support opinions that the local, state and national real estate mar-

omist Lawrence Yun stressed the need for a housing supply of more than six months to have a generally balanced market between buyers and sellers. The current supply of homes for sale is 17 percent below year-ago levels, according to NAR data, and homes are also selling much faster. The typical home sold in March was on the market for one

month less than it took to sell a year ago. The median time on market for all homes was 62 days in March, down from 74 days in February. The VBR reports showed a similar trend in Eagle County with days on marketing dropping from 181 days in Q1 2012 to 157 in Q1 2013. One may wonder what these statistics mean at the consumer level and how they could, or maybe more importantly, should, influence the actions of buyers and sellers of real estate. “At the simplest level, the data means that people thinking about listing a property are being presented with a market that is very conducive for selling real estate. There are buyers out there looking to purchase and notably fewer homes for sale than in recent years,” says Julie Retzlaff, Chairperson of the VBR. “On the other side of the coin, from a buyer’s perspective, now is also the time to move forward too, as it is widely accepted that the bottom of the market was reached. People considering a purchase could anticipate a rise in sale prices in the future if fewer options for purchase exist. In many instances we are hearing of sellers who receive several offers on a property they’ve listed and, in some cases,

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sell above their list price.” VBR has identified several tips for buyers in today’s market. First, before you start looking at potential homes, know your budget. Be aware that lenders will evaluate your income, savings and credit history to qualify and approve you for a mortgage. Local lenders know our market well, and can help determine the appropriate loan program for each buyer. VBR can provide interested buyers with a list of local Affiliate Member lenders.

at their home as a buyer would. Enhancing curb appeal is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prepare a home for sale. Tidy up the home and yard; showcase areas like kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living spaces. Sellers should also remove clutter from the home and keep it well maintained. Fixing appliances that are broken or in disrepair and collecting service and maintenance records of past repairs to show potential buyers is important when preparing

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“Whether you are buying or selling a home, using a Realtor® is a smart move. Realtors® understand their local markets and can negotiate on your behalf. Buying or selling a home is one of life’s biggest decisions and a Realtor® can guide you through the process.”

Identify neighborhoods of interest. Also, think about what you need and want in a home; whether it’s a certain number of bedrooms, a small yard, or a garage. Once you have a good idea about what you’re looking for, it’s easier to know it when you see it. Valley-wide Open House information is available to the public at . “When homes are selling quickly it’s important for buyers to visit the home as close to when it goes on the market as possible,” adds Retzlaff. “Open Houses are a great way to see many homes in a short amount of time. Buyers can get a good sense of what’s available in the area and what their budget can afford.” VBR also offers sellers recommendations on preparing their home to list. Sellers should look

a home for sale. In some cases, having an inspection done to pinpoint potential repairs is also a good idea. Research shows that some of the least expensive exterior projects are also those that offer the most return at sale. Some small-scale exterior examples include adding various types of siding and window replacements. Examples of interior projects that are most profitable at resale include converting an attic to a bedroom, minor kitchen remodels and remodel or addition of wooden outdoor decks. Last, but not least, appropriately pricing the home from the outset of the selling process is likely the most important factor in determining sales success. Most importantly, Retzlaff recommends working with a Realtor®.

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Green building is a generic term that is broadly used, but the No. 1 priority is energy efficiency.

Last year, the Town of Vail updated its building code to reflect the green movement of constructing energy-efficient homes from the ground up. “Green is becoming the new norm, not the exception,” said architect and “green expert” at Shepherd Resources, Inc., Adam Harrison. “… The industry as a whole has really grown.”



Manufacturers continue to improve on products that promote wise energy use, from higher insulation ratings and more efficient windows to more efficient boilers, toilets and appliances. The influx of products has made it much easier and more practical to build a sustainable home. While the last 15 years has brought awareness of green building to homeowners, the last handful of years have netted higher quality products that aren’t as hard on the pocketbook as they used to be. Since Harrison moved to the Vail Valley in 1997, he has witnessed the changes. When he compares his first home in the valley with the energy efficient homes contractors are now building, it

simply does not measure up. “What we were doing in 1997 and what we are doing now — we’re worlds ahead,” he said. Nearly every aspect of building a green home, from the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems to the exterior siding — and even solar panels — has improved drastically. Whether it’s plumbing fixtures that save water, like the new efficient toilets, or electrical components, like energy efficient light fixtures, homeowners are benefitting from the expansion of green building. How green? “Green building is a generic term that is broadly used, but the No. 1 priority is energy ef-

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ficiency,” said Jim Guida, owner of Guida Construction. It seems nearly every company has jumped on the energy efficiency movement, labeling their products “green.” One sprinkler manufacturer goes as far as claiming it’s green because sprinkling decreases the potential of a home burning down, thereby preventing a release of toxic gases into the atmosphere. Other companies do, indeed, offer renewable products, such as bamboo, but consumers need to weigh in an additional factor: where the product comes from. If it comes from China, for example, it becomes “less green” simply due to petroleum use to bring it to the United States. Harrison says a good rule of thumb is to avoid products that come from more than a 500-mile radius. When that’s not possible, he suggests keeping the range within the continent. Most people consider products to be green if they reduce energy usage or are renewable. As Guida points out, just about any home could achieve “net zero” (zero operating costs) by installing “a football field of solar panels.” But what he and other contractors focus on is building a tight structure and using superior insulation, windows and architectural design to achieve energy efficiency. “I personally believe it’s a better way to build — period,” Guida said. “The average home should last 100 years. If built to that level, that home will be efficient for decades into the future.” In comparison, homeowners are starting to knock down Vail Valley houses built in the 1960s and ’70s, due to poor construction, Harrison said. Start from the beginning Some people still consider “going green” to include simple fixes, such as installing water-conserving appliances or energy-efficient lights. But most contractors and architects prefer to build from the ground up, so they can focus on the bigger picture.

“The true green building comes from taking a step back and looking at your house as a whole,” said Forrest Watson, of Beck Building. One of the main reasons involves how “tight” contractors can build green homes, with materials like high R-rating insulation and windows. Well-insulated homes don’t allow much air exchange through walls and the roof. As a result, air can get stale, creating a “sick home,” with off gassing from carpets and VOCs in paints and stains. Air exchange systems maintain clean air in a home while remaining energy efficient. Another trend emerging from the “whole house” view is size: While 10,000-square-foot (and larger) homes used to be the norm, many luxury homeowners are settling for 6,000 square feet or so. “A lot of it is people’s understanding of energy efficiency,” Watson said.

Named the Spirit Center, this Mountain Star addition uses 50 percent less energy than a conventionally-built structure. Built by Beck Building Company and designed by Dave Argo, of No Name Architects.

Heavy hitters Not everyone has the good fortune of building from the ground up, so when Guida remodels a house for an energy “retrofit,” he starts with replacing windows — the biggest source of energy loss in a home. The good news: “They’ve revolutionized windows in the last 10 years,” Guida said. “It’s probably the biggest thing.” Advancement in glazing coatings on the glass has increased efficiency, he said. Within the coatings, tiny metallic particles reflect heat inside the home back into the home and reflect the cold air outside. In the summer, the coatings allow cool air to stay inside



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and warm air to remain outside. Though windows are still the largest area in a home that negatively impact energy efficiency, the improvement in modern windows is significant — they provide insulation as well as walls do in older homes. “Better windows can deliver R values we saw in walls 10 or 15 years ago,” Guida said. (An R-value is a unit of measurement relevant to the resistance of a material to defend against or offset the elements.) Beyond windows, contractors strive to “beef up” insulation in the walls. One way to do this is to remove the siding and apply exterior insulated boards, which can range from ¾-inch thick to 4 inches thick, before reinstalling siding. “Think of a cooler or ice chest — that’s essentially what you’re trying to create in your building envelope,” Guida said. Installing exterior insulation isn’t necessarily a do-it-yourself project. “It’s a science,” Watson said. “You really need to understand how that’s going to affect your house; it could trap moisture (if it’s not done properly).” Air flow also must be taken into consideration; based on information from blower door tests, experts set air exchange systems to manage fresh air.. “These homes have gotten much more complicated, much like a modern car,” Watson said. Once a home is “tight,” energy efficient heaters and boilers can work their magic. “We’ve come such a long way with energy efficient heaters and boilers within the last six to 10 years,” Watson said. “We’ve made leaps and bounds on how efficient you’re burning heat.” These days, 94 cents of every dollar in furnaces and boilers is devoted to heating a home, whereas a 15-year-old product may only be 60 to 70 percent efficient, Guida said. Solar panels also have come a long way. Newer panels

are smaller, more adaptive to homes and less of an eyesore. “We’re seeing a lot more homes with them, and a lot more payback is available with solar panels than there used to be,” Watson said. “The market has strengthened, and I think it will continue, especially in our state because of the (abundant) sunshine.” To LEED or not to LEED? Watson recently finished an addition to a home in Mountain Star that is LEED certified. While LEED-certified homes end up being top performers in energy efficiency, homeowners can achieve LEED standards without undergoing the rigorous review process. “It’s a bit challenging to make something LEED certified,” Harrison said. The benefits include boasting rights and the fact that “you can’t really falsify the fact that it’s LEED certified,” Harrison said. Plus, “from a marketing standpoint, LEED certified can be very good.” The disadvantages include the outside costs — homeowners must use LEED-accredited professionals and be regulated by the U.S. Green Council, which incurs “small costs,” Harrison said. Smaller homes usually incur minimal expenses for LEED certification, while a 10,000to 15,000-square foot home becomes more expensive. “As you create a larger home, you need more points within the LEED scale, and to achieve more points you have to search for ways … like using reclaimed timbers, (which are more expensive than new timber).” Guida Construction, a certified green builder, is raising the green bar with its Heritage Park development, a 24-unit development in Edwards. “Our mantra,” Guida said, “has always been energy savings.”

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From ski resort to high desert the valley’s 10 golf communities each boast a face of their own

By Shauna Farnell


There are more golf courses in Eagle County than ski areas in most states and each one houses a community all its own — a slice of paradise within paradise. Just like a home itself, each community has its own personality and, aside from having a golf course (or four), all 10 of Eagle County’s golf communities boast a unique character beyond their landscape. From views and neighbors to amenities and home costs, here’s a little snapshot of what to expect.



The Balata terrace at Sonnenalp Golf Course

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Vail Golf Course Naturally, Vail is the first course that comes to mind for golfminded potential home owners. Who wouldn’t want a home on a golf course AND a street or two away from a chairlift to America’s largest ski area? Spanning from the Clubhouse (which features upscale full-service restaurant Happy Valley Grill) in Vail Village to the western edge of East Vail, the public Vail course’s homes are primarily single family and duplexes, most costing over $1 million. They are big on variety, some dating back to the town’s developmental days. And most come with a stunning view of the Gore Mountain Range. “You get everything — there will be the green construction with a sod roof to Southwestern and contemporary architecture,” said Vail native Brooke Gagnon, broker and partner at Keller Williams Mountain Properties. “You see homes built in 1974 tucked into the aspen groves that haven’t changed a bit. There is so much history behind the Vail course with the Gerald Ford Invitational they used to do. And nobody leaves without saying something about the amazing view.” This may be one reason more

golfers at Vail opt to walk the course rather than drive. Good for some, bad for others, there is also a recreational path between Vail and East Vail that runs smack through the course. It is teaming with cyclists, runners and dog walkers in the summer and doubles as a Nordic ski track in the winter, when the golf course — which has a short season because of its 8,100-foot existence — transforms into a Nordic ski center. As far as neighbors, several longtime Vail residents live in this community year-round, but at least half are second homeowners, living there only part-time. Beaver Creek Beaver Creek is the other option for owning the rare ski-in, golf-out home, but most of the homeowners are a bit older and the majority don't live in the area full-time. Still, the neighborhood not only puts world class golfing and skiing at your fingertips, but it also offers a variety of restaurants, shops, A-list concerts, dance performnaces and live theater at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Essentially, Beaver Creek — which is a gated community — offers all of their amenities of a resort. You could realistically

go all summer without traveling beyond the gate. While most homes are in the multi-million dollar range, there are sections along the golf course like The Fairways, an enclave of town homes near the base of Beaver Creek, where homes can be bought for less than $1 million. “I remember somebody calling Beaver Creek a ‘lights out’ community because people were only there part-time,” said former Beaver Creek resident Patti Brave, Branch Broker at Slifer, Smith & Frampton’s Cordillera office. “When we came to Beaver Creek, we came with the kids and our friends came. We weren’t socializing in the neighborhood. We had our life back in Maryland. A lot of second homeowners are not coming to have a social life in the Vail Valley, so it’s a different feel at Beaver Creek. But it’s ski-in, ski-out and the golf course is really nice.” EagleVail If you want to mingle with a true local crowd — everyone from 21-year-old waiters to 70-yearold golfers — and live in a place where homes range from $250,000 1980s condominiums to brand new, $2 million, single-family June 2013 | VAIL VALLEY HOME


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homes on Whiskey Hill, EagleVail is your place. The public, 18-hole course and Par 3 courses have been recently updated. The course hugs the ridge of mountains between Vail and Beaver Creek. In addition to golf, the neighborhood also has a new saline swimming pool, a community garden and a clubhouse, which brings every sort of gathering from junior high school dances to weddings to HOA meetings. The golf course spans both sides of Highway 6 but the neighborhood primarily rests on the south side, sprinkled with pocket parks, playgrounds and a trout pond. In the summer it is buzzing with neighborly warmth, bake sales and garage sales and is surrounded by hiking and biking trails, a couple of which end up on Beaver Creek’s ski runs. “It’s a great family community and there is some affordable real estate, for sure,” said Gagnon, who lives in EagleVail. “They made some nice improvements to the driving range, and you can chip and putt for free. It’s a very relaxed community atmosphere. You still see homes built in the ’70s but there are just a few lots left.”

Arrowhead/Country Club of the Rockies Moving to the east side of Beaver Creek along Highway 6 lies Arrowhead, another exclusive, gated community and home to Country Club of the Rockies. Like Beaver Creek, the neighborhood is comprised mostly of residents 50 or older and more than half are second homeowners. The homes themselves are at least $1 million and several are ski-in, ski-out while others lie along the golf course (which is private and has a waiting list for new members) with the Eagle River on the other side. This means fly-fishing is a popular pastime as well as tennis. The public recreation path runs between Avon and Edwards, skirting the course, but not passing through the neighborhood gate. Also, Vista, a local’s favorite restaurant, is open to the public year-round and features live, après-ski music in the winter. “It’s a larger full-time crowd than at Beaver Creek,” Brave said. “They just have the one course, but the clubhouse is really nice.” A few Arrowhead homes date back to the ‘80s but there are newly constructed monster

homes valued in the doubledigit million-dollar range. “The whole idea of being connected to Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch makes it desirable,” Gagnon pointed out. Singletree/Sonnenalp The only local golf community lying north of Interstate 70, Singletree gets a lot of sun and is another neighborhood teeming with full-time residents ranging from young to old. While real estate is not as “affordable” as EagleVail, it still varies greatly. You can find both $350,000 condominiums and $2 million trophy homes higher up on the golf course. “Singletree might be a step up in terms of pricing, but sales of homes are comparable to EagleVail,” Gagnon said. “What people prefer there is they get more west-facing sunsets and views of Arrowhead.” The Sonnenalp Golf Club and pool are members-only, but Singletree has a classy public community center, rented for everything from weddings to AA meetings. There are also soccer fields, playgrounds, a number of

hiking and biking trails, and ATV roads, ascending not through pine trees, but sagebrush. Cordillera Brave is somewhat biased to Cordillera, but considering it’s the location of her branch office and where she has, after several moves around the valley, settled to live, it’s understandable. Cordillera boasts four golf courses — three 18-hole courses, of which the Valley, Summit and Par 3 courses are fully operational this summer. The Mountain Course is undergoing new improvements, but following two years of legal battles, the golf courses are again welcoming new members. The neighborhood is not only a golfer’s paradise, but also a close-knit community of neighbors who frequent the athletic facilities’ yoga and zumba classes, hold dinner parties, and sip coffee and chat at their own local post office. “There’s a party in the dog park once a week in the summer and group snowshoe trips in the winter. Whatever they can do that’s fun and bring people together is kind of the unwritten

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mission in Cordillera,” Brave said. “We have gorgeous views — you can see both the Sawatch and the Gore mountains, and we don’t have the highway noise you have in a lot of the other communities.” Spanning 13 square miles, Cordillera’s four districts — The Divide, Valley, Ranch and Summit — start at a low elevation of 7,100 feet and go up to 9,200 feet. Though gated,

plots along the course and home sites are separated in the aspens, along the fairways, meadows and lakes. As one might expect, the homes here fall into the elite category and most cost well over $1 million. “Most of the residents are second homeowners. They’re golfers. They chase the sun. They come in the summer time and are gone in the

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Most of the residents are second homeowners. They’re golfers. They chase the sun.

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exclusive and home to several $10 million or more mansions ranging in architecture from European monoliths to classic mountain cabins, the smallest property footprint is around 4,000 square feet, and there are a handful of homes priced just below $1 million. Also, of the 1,050 available lots in the neighborhood, only 700 or so are houses. Cordillera has been rated one of the best residential golf communities in Colorado and throughout the country. The popular Timberhearth restaurant is perched at the top of the neighborhood, as is Rock Resorts’ Lodge and Spa at Cordillera. Biking and hiking trails go on for 23 miles and double as snowshoe and Nordic ski routes in the winter. Red Sky Ranch Nestled in the Aspen groves and sagebrush above the town of Wolcott, the luxurious expanse of Red Sky is gated and includes two membersonly 18-hole courses — the Greg Norman and the Tom Fazio — that have been ranked among the top in the country. It’s possible to see both Beaver Creek and Vail in the distance from many

winter time,” said former Red Sky golf pro Kevin Denton, who is now the sales manager at Adam’s Rib Ranch. “It’s more of a seasonal place.” True. Red Sky is home to two sunny restaurants — Silver Sage and Summer Thyme — and its clubhouse offers a fully equipped workout facility, pool and tennis courts. But in the winter, the place essentially becomes a ghost town. Eagle Ranch It’s hard to believe two alpine ski resorts lie 30 minutes to the east of Eagle Ranch, because with its sage brush landscape and high dessert climate, it’s a true slice of the old West. The community has boomed in recent years, and now houses a vast majority of full-time residents, many of them families seeking better value down valley from the ski areas. In addition to the public, 18-hole golf course, the community is bustling in every way any community can be: the tiny main street has a movie theater and a couple of popular restaurants, a public swimming pool is the social epicenter in the summer, a community center regularly hosts art shows and dances, and

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children walk to elementary schools throughout and around the neighborhood. Also, home prices range from $250,000 for condominiums and $1 million and more for vast, Westernthemed ranch mansions. “It’s probably one of the only communities where kids can walk to school and then home from school and there is a home for everyone,” Gagnon said. “Golfers have a longer summer down there, too. Everything is a little newer so they are lower maintenance. Parts of Eagle Ranch remind me of Kansas with the barn-inspired architecture, manicured lawns and white picket fences. It’s a newer community that embraces small-town living.” Also, Eagle Ranch is home to a new hospital — Vail Valley Medical Center — making it more self-contained than just about any other local golf community. Adam’s Rib Ranch If privacy is your No.1 priority, look no further than Adam’s Rib Ranch. Tucked deep up the valley beyond Eagle Ranch and below Sylvan Lake, Adam’s Rib sprang into existence in the unfortunate financial downturn of 2008. With multi-million-dollar trophy homes and private fishing access to Brush Creek and private hunting access in the surrounding forest and wetlands, the community is comprised of a whopping two home owners. For the first time since opening, however, home prices have dropped. “Obviously our community is on the small end,” Denton said. But our home sites are large — 4 to 10 acres. The area was designed to be low density. We only have 98 lots.” The property includes an equestrian center and 1,600 acres for private hunting access, plus the clubhouse spa features six treatment rooms, a lap-sized pool with snack bar, clay tennis courts and five guest cottages with full kitchens. The property

is surrounded by BLM land, offering hiking, biking and hunting opportunities in the dry months and snowshoe, Nordic ski and snowmobile access in the winter. Unlike so many of the other communities, its location is blissfully far enough from the interstate that its possible to forget it’s there. “If people are looking for something tucked away — the pure Colorado lifestyle, where you’re surrounded by national forest and wild lands — this is the place for you,” Denton said. The golf course membership is capped at 300, but as of press time had only 28 members. “I do think it’s a hidden gem in the valley and has wonderful potential,” said Keller Williams Mountain Property broker and co-owner Kerry Brown. “I have heard from very avid golfers that it is one of the best courses in the valley.” Gypsum Creek Last but not least — the most west-lying golf community in Eagle County, located about 40 minutes west of Vail on I-70 — Gypsum Creek is another family-filled neighborhood with a variety of real estate options and has the longest golf season in the area. “It’s the banana belt down there. They have a two-monthlonger season,” Gagnon said. “I did an open house around Dec. 12 or 15 last year and people were still playing golf. From a real estate point of view, it’s very affordable.” Single-family homes, most of which are relatively new, start at around $325,000. There are several custom-built homes and the only place you will find within the vicinity of Vail where homes have air conditioning. Gypsum Creek is newly owned by the town of Gypsum and just outside of the golf course lies Eagle Valley High School and a number of restaurants and stores. There is truly not a pine tree in sight, but the area is replete with several dirt trails for hiking and biking.




EAGLE 465 Whiting Road #1 $240,000

AVON Lodge at Brookside #211 $225,205 Wonderful Town of Avon deed restricted unit with high end finishes, pool, hot tub, gym, ski locker, and close to everything the valley has to offer. At the base of Beaver Creek.

Remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bath townhome is a great place to start or end up. Quiet cul-desac and a great neighborhood.



Scott Marino, 970-390-7406,

Eileen Duke, 970.390.5998, RE/MAX Vail Valley

CORDILLERA 541 Saddle Ridge $3,495,000 Commanding Gore Range & Sawatch Mtn views create the perfect backdrop for this magnificent 5 bedroom residence situated on 1.4 acres & adjacent to open preserve. Found only minutes inside Cordillera’s private gate, superior attention to detail is evident throughout the generous 6300 SF floor plan.


Barbara Scrivens, 970.471.1223 Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate, Barbara@



BEAVER CREEK Elkhorn Lodge #310 $1,492,000 This ski-in/ski-out single level 3 bedroom residence is a great example of Elkhorn Lodges’ timeless architecture. Lodge amenities include a fully equipped exercise room, heated underground parking, outdoor hot tubs and a staffed owners’ services desk. Property is offered furnished.

NEW CASTLE 345 Mid Valley Lane - Tari Farms $2,500,000 CONTACT:

Kevin M. Kenney, 970.331.6037 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

Remarkable horse property! Incredibly remodeled farmhouse, guest cottage and barn blend with the 21 acre horse ranch. Senior water rights, irrigated pastures, divided by 1 mile of white fence - this is a multi-generation diamond. Can satisfy the serious horse breeder too! Absolute best location in Colorado - in between Vail and Aspen.


Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

EAGLE 1662 Salt Creek Rd. $849,000 Colorado at its finest! Stunning views, incredible privacy, sunsets that make you stare in wonder...All on approx. 10 acres with water rights and the ability to make a private pond. Just under 4,000 sq foot this 3 bedroom, den plus loft and family room feels out on its own and is just 6 minutes to town and 15 minutes to the airport.




Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

EAGLE RANCH 64 N. Penstemon Lane $1,325,000 Eagle Ranch’s finest! From the home site to the views, to the floor plan down to the finishes - this home is far above average! Personal, custom built residence of a builder who constructs $10 million dollar homes in Bachelor Gulch with the same levels of finish and design! Gorgeous yet lives very comfortably. Great views and privacy.


Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

MINTURN 1151 Main St. #1B $499,000

GYPSUM 94 Talus $459,000 There are gorgeous views from every window of this 4 bedroom 3 bath home! 3 bedrooms are on the main floor for a ranch home feel with the 4th bedroom upstairs.

Minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek Ski areas. Steps to White River National Forest. 3 bedrooms 2 baths on the upper level and mother in law on the lower level with 2 bedrooms 1 bath.



Eileen Duke RE/MAX Vail Valley 970-390-5998

Eileen Duke RE/MAX Vail Valley 970-390-5998

WOLCOTT 514 Jouflas Ranch Road $2,985,000 Picture yourself in a true Colorado Property. Surrounded by Douglas Firs, this home is the epitome of luxury and privacy. A mountain getaway that features 2 master bedrooms with large walk-in closets, a separate family suite, 4 fireplaces and north and south facing decks and patios. 6 heated garage bays for car and toy storage.


Kevin Kenney, 970.331.6037, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty



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ASE Real Estate (970) 328-3792

Carl H. Luppens, Broker (303) 394-1400

Crystal Watson, Broker (970) 509-9664

Backhus & Associates (970) 471-0440

Cary Realty (970) 926-2567

D. O’Neill Enterprises, Inc. (970) 390-8228

Beaver Creek Mgt./CO. Ranch (970) 926-1122

Century 21 Mountain Luxury (970) 333-9318

Dalco Realty, Ltd. (970) 328-7272

Berg Real Estate, Inc. (970) 376-0215

Century 21 Mountains (970) 668-2121

Beth Runyon, Broker (970) 390-9991

Chateauneuf Realty LLC (970) 479-7333

Beveridge Real Estate (970) 328-7444

Christiana Realty, Inc. (970) 477-7850

Dantas Colorado Properties, Inc (970) 376-6111

Beveridge Real Estate (970) 328-7444

Christine Pearson Real Estate (970) 544-4057

Dauphinais Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-9112

Churchill Real Estate Co. (970) 471-0420

Davos Group (970) 390-6070

Clink Inc. (970) 748-0971

Davos Group Vail (970) 376-8245

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Prop. (970) 476-2113

Dean A. Johnson - Broker (970) 949-4338

Black Diamond Real Estate, LLC Alliance Real Estate & Dev. (800) 862-5105 (970) 926-6226 Black Diamond Realty Alpine Mgmt. & R.E. (970) 476-4414 Services Bold Real Estate (970) 855-0083 Solutions, LLC Alpine Real Estate (970) 949-6070 (970) 376-0111 Bradley & Associates R.E. Alpine Resort Real Estate (720) 733-8888 (970) 845-9599 Brandess-Cadmus Real Alpine Vail Realty Estate (970) 331-6606 (970) 476-1450 Altima Group Brokerage Professionals, (970) 390-7020 LLC Antlers At Vail Real Estate (970) 222-2492 (970) 476-2471 Buyer’s Investment Group, LLC AP Resort Concepts (970) 926-2305 (970) 390-3703 Ascent Sotheby’s Realty (970) 476-7944

C & B Real Estate Co., (970) 926-8709

Colorado Country Realty (970) 274-7033 Colorado Mtn & City Homes (303) 841-0345 Commercial Broker Associates (303) 771-4500 CORE Realty Advisors (720) 833-5933 Crossroads Realty (970) 476-4300

Dan Zabel Realty (303) 688-8825 Danielle Stoltz, Broker (970) 977-0560

Destination Resort Prop., LLC (970) 390-8895 Distinguished Properties Realty (970) 926-3777 DMG Appraisal Services (970) 569-3911 Donald L. Horst, Broker (970) 471-1737 Driver Development (970) 904-5708 Eagle Valley Realty, LLC (970) 328-9519

EagleVail Realty & Management (970) 306-7767

High Country Realty, Inc. (970) 476-5328

Emshwiller Residential R.E. (970) 618-1495 Equitana Realty (970) 328-5455

Homestead Prop. of Colorado (970) 688-0721

Field of Streams (970) 390-7565 Four Seasons Realty, LLC (970) 926-5990 Fuller BCV Sothebys Int Realty (970) 845-0400 Garton Real Estate (970) 524-4116

Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc (888) 566-7737 Inn at Riverwalk (970) 926-0606 Intermountain Properties (303) 674-6587 International Prop Specialists (970) 479-0295

Gateway Land & Development-Vail (970) 790-6777 Gateway Land and Development-Edwards (970) 926-6777 Genesis Marketing Group (303) 662-0155 Grimaldi International R.E. (970) 926-0029 Heather Hutto, Broker (970) 260-3779

Helen M. Gies, Broker (970) 390-3455

Highmark Real Estate (970) 343-0703 Hoffman West Real Estate (970) 926-6000

Faststart Real Estate (406) 544-3482

Heather Stolz, Broker 970-376-4778

High Life Properties, LLC (970) 926-6097

J.F. Real Estate (970) 904-2002 John Krueger, Broker (970) 926-1858 Jon Reid Lindner Real Estate (970) 331-6111 Joni Taylor & Company R.E. (970) 390-1402 Katherine McCarty, Broker (970) 471-2276 Keller Williams Mtn Properties-Eagle (970) 328-2327




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Nancy Lipsky & Co (970) 328-5551

Robert I. Law, Inc. (970) 390-0900

Nancy Powell Real Estate (970) 376-5833

Robert M. Kendall Real Estate (970) 470-3953

Nancy Schmidt, Broker (970) 445-7796 Navarro Lowrey Properties, Inc (970) 390-5302

KKS Property Mngmnt & RE Sales (970) 328-6890

North South Properties Inc (970) 328-6258

Leslie Hindman Real Estate Auc (312) 334-4205

Parliament Properties (970) 470-2384

Lifestyle Realty (303) 232-0305

Patricia Nixon RE Sales & Rent (970) 476-7582

Lindvall Mountain Real Estate (970) 390-2695

Patricia Whetham (720) 312-2948

Lion’s Gate Real Estate LLC (720) 289-6338 Lodge Real Estate (970) 754-7814 Lynn Gregg (970) 390-0681 Majestic Real Estate (303) 877-5645 Mayer Properties, L.L.C. (303) 579-2167 McKinley Sales (970) 927-7676 McNeill Property Management (970) 479-6047 Michelle Hayes, Broker (970) 390-9095 Minturn Real Estate & Development (970) 376-2167 Morningstar Mountain Prop. LLC (970) 328-3456 Mountain Management Group, LLC (970) 390-5942 Mountain Properties Real Estate (970) 949-5474 Mountain Valley (970) 926-5692 Mountain Valley Property Management (970) 390-9664 Mountain West Real Estate (970) 476-0500 Mountain West Real Estate Services (303) 715-8719 My Mountain Realtor, LLC (970) 477-1984 NAI Mountain Commercial (970) 476-6415

Pattison Mountain Properties (970) 476-9124 Peak Service Realty & Mgmt. (970) 949-4886 Playground Destination Prop. (970) 748-6432

Robinson Mitchell & Assoc. LLC (970) 477-2153 Rocky Christopher Real Estate (970) 476-7990 Rocky Mountain Luxury Properties (970) 477-1770 Ron Amass - Broker (970) 390-5827 Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate (970) 476-1987 Sadler Real Estate, Inc. (970) 926-3300 Sandy Apps Real Estate (970) 926-8548 Scanlan Real Estate Group, LLC (970) 331-4292 (512) 740-7762

Slifer Smith & Frampton Red Sky Ranch (970) 754-8411 Slifer Smith & Frampton Westin (970) 748-5420 Slifer Smith & Frampton Hyatt (970) 845-9400 Smith Eaton Real Estate & Property Mgmt (970) 926-7930 Solaris Real Estate, LLC (970) 479-6000 Sonnenalp Real Estate, LLC (970) 477-5300 SPI Property Management Inc. (970) 479-5444 Steve Hill Mtn. Properties (970) 926-7701 Stockmans Land Exchange (970) 328-7500 Sullivan/Nicholas & Co. (970) 476-4405 Sun N’ Ski Properties, LLC (970) 949-4840

Prudential Colorado Beaver Creek (970) 845-8440

Slifer Management Co., Inc. (970) 926-7911

Prudential Colorado Edwards (970) 926-8440

Slifer Smith & Frampton - Bridge Street (970) 476-2421

Swanepoel Enterprises LLC (970) 376-2201

Prudential Colorado Eagle Ranch (970) 328-2482

Slifer Smith & Frampton - St. James (970) 845-9900

Terry Krueger, Broker (404) 840-2952

Prudential Colorado Gypsum (970) 524-1150

Slifer Smith & Frampton - Vacation Ownership (970) 949-5811

Prudential Colorado Lionshead (970) 476-2482

Slifer Smith & Frampton - Eagle Ranch (970) 328-2550

Prudential Colorado Villa Montane (970) 845-8700

Slifer Smith & Frampton - Lionshead (970) 479-0245

Ranch Creek Land Company (970) 476-7051

Slifer Smith & Frampton Highlands (970) 845-8053

RE/MAX Vail Valley (970) 766-7355

Slifer Smith & Frampton Bachelor Gulch (970) 845-2300

Real Estate Consulting Svcs (317) 374-6700 Redtail Realty (970) 390-4598 Renee Wettlaufer, Broker (970) 390-0292 Resort Development Marketing (970) 376-0708 Retopia (619) 546-5172 Richard Howard and Company (970) 926-8328

Slifer Smith & Frampton The Charter (970) 845-3815 Slifer Smith & Frampton Avon (970) 845-2000 Slifer Smith & Frampton Arrowhead (970) 926-3000 Slifer Smith & Frampton Cordillera Divide (970) 926-3505 Slifer Smith & Frampton Solaris (970) 477-5720

Suzanne J. Dugan, Broker (970) 376-4994

The Kleimer Company (970) 471-1425 The Mercury Alliance Mountain Properties (970) 949-8133 The Valley Home Store, LLC (970) 328-8776 Tim Cashin, Realtor, Inc. (970) 390-8462 Timbers Real Estate Co. (970) 477-8030 Todd M. Keleske, Broker (970) 390-0070 Torrey Tulley Benson, Broker (720) 284-8045 Trombetta Mountain Real Estate (970) 390-1115 Trotter Real Estate LLC (970) 524-8323 Turner Real Estate Group (970) 926-4910 Two Rivers Village Realty (970) 337-2300 United Country Colorado Mtn Property (970) 328-6600 Vail Buyer Brokers (970) 471-1190

Vail Holm Brokers (970) 471-3333

Wynton Homes Realty (970) 328-4226

Vail Holm Brokers (970) 471-3333

Your Castle Mountain Prop, LLC (303) 962-4272

Vail Home Rentals, Inc. (970) 748-5016


Vail Homes & Properties, LLC (970) 977-0315

Alpine Appraisers Tom Griffin, (970) 331-3737

Vail Mountain Real Estate (970) 949-6349 Vail Properties Unlimited (970) 331-6042 Vail Property Brokerage, Inc (970) 476-8850

Alpine Resort Appraisals Angela Servies, 970) 390-4670 Angelo’s Appraisal Angelo Loria, (970) 845-5056 Anthony Sears Appraisal Anthony Sears, (970) 376-7226

Vail Property Sales & Mgmt (970) 926-5252

The Appraisal Office, Inc. Kurt Lemme, (970) 376-1771

Vail Real Estate and Homes LLC (970) 315-0326 Vail Realty - Beaver Creek (970) 949-9200

Appraisal Services of Vail Rich Reeves, (970) 471-1761

Vail Realty - Vail (970) 476-8800

Buckner Matthews (970) 331-3377

Vail Sales and Rentals (800) 720-1831

C & S Appraisal Services Christopher Scheer, (720) 435-2907

Vail Valley Land & Dvlpmnt. Co (970) 376-0228

Colorado Appraisal Group Todd Serwatt, (970) 390-2450

Vail Valley Properties (970) 476-6789 Vail Valley Real Estate, Inc (970) 331-1110 Vail Valley Resort Properties (970) 376-4337

Colorado Valuation Consultants Gary Tucker, (303) 238-8626 Commercial Valuation Consult. (970) 704-6171

VailSmith Properties (970) 904-0970 Valley View Realty, Inc. (970) 470-1441

Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin, (970) 471-3985

Valuation Consultants, Inc. (970) 949-4898

Elizabeth D. Macleod, Appraiser (970) 926-7817

Valuations, Inc. (303) 582-5668

Forsythe Appraisals, Inc. (516) 238-6495

Villages Real Estate (970) 390-6125 Vistar Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-6223

Gary Shields, Appraiser (970) 328-7735

Walter Realty Group, Inc. (970) 926-5748 Warner Developments, Inc. (970) 949-4360 Wells Fargo Bank (303) 329-2129 West Valley Real Estate, LLC (970) 524-0344 Willows Real Estate (970) 476-2233 Wirth Management, Inc (970) 479-1082

James Trudeau, Appraiser (970) 390-0961 Nancy F. Maxon, Appraiser (970) 926-2262 Rocky Mtn. Valuation Services Jamie Humphrey, (970) 390-5143 Steven J Pier, Appraiser (970) 328-2066 Sturm Financial Group (720) 314-5161 The Appraisal Office, Inc. (970) 926-1650





Red Sky ranch

While the two golf courses at Red Sky Ranch are often touted as the best in the valley, the fiery sunset views are the neighborhood's real claim to fame. The town of Wolcott sits at 6,990 feet above sea level (more than a thousand feet lower than Vail), giving it a longer summer season than Vail and Beaver Creek.



Photo by Alan Kennedy


CORDILLERA | 21 Stag Gulch Court

$2,895,000 | 5-bed | 6-bath | 5,839+/- sq.ft. Jake Roberts | Dana Correia 970.376.2099 | 970.390.3141 |

CORDILLERA VALLEY CLUB | 1512 Beard Creek Trail

ARROWHEAD | 331 Aspen Ridge Lane

$3,900,000 | 5-bed | 6-bath | 6500+/- sq.ft. Matt Iverson | Kathy Iverson 970-390-9198 | 970-390-8366 |

$3,900,000 | 6-bed | 6.5-bath | 6,232+/-sq.ft. Ed Levy | Scot Webster 970.471.1622 | 970.331.4932 |

VAIL GOLF COURSE | 1835 Sunburst

$4,500,000 | 5-bed | 5.5-bath | 4,295+/- sq.ft. Victoria Frank | 970.390.4091 |

BEAVER CREEK | 97 Borders Road

$5,995,000 | 5-bed | 6.5-bath | 9,057+/- sq.ft. Cathy Jones Coburn | 970.390.1706 |

CORDILLERA VALLEY CLUB | 392 Legacy Trail $1,995,000 | 5-bed | 4.5-bath | 5,424+/- sq.ft. Liz Leeds | 970.331.1806 |




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