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Team Black Bear’s 

Real Estate Update Exceeding Your Highest Expectations in Service, Performance & Results! June 2014

Real Estate as a Retirement Vehicle

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eal Estate is definitely making a comeback in Eagle County and the Country. There is not just one explanation for this turn around. Of course, there is always a need for shelter for all families and individuals. And we are delighted to see increased job opportunities in our area, which has increased housing needs and desires.

of their real estate holdings, not to mention the Warren Buffets and Donald Trumps of the world that have become billionaires with their commercial real estate purchases! If you have not started to make real estate investments, other than your personal residence, and have a desire to do so, you might look into a selfdirected IRA. It is possible to use your Self-Directed IRA money to purchase any of the following: residential single family or multi-family property, commercial and industrial property, foreclosures, short sales, distressed and bank owned properties. You might choose to investigate this form of investment for possible tax advantages, more control over your own money and to diversify your retirement holdings.

“Americans Sold on Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment"

That being said, the reasons we would like to discuss here are more about how real estate is now perceived as a good investment, which often is part of a retirement strategy, no matter the age of the investor. In a Gallup Poll Article dated April 17, 2014, titled "Americans Sold on Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment", some interesting beliefs were uncovered. The Gallop Poll involved about 1000 people and what they thought was their best option for a long term investment. Real Estate was considered the best, then gold, then stocks, mutual funds, CD's and then bonds. Also, the Associated Press had an article on "Retirement Readiness" in the April 13th Denver Post paper stating that Homeowners were building equity in their homes again, which is important because their 401(k) plans are not sufficient to provide 100% of retirement needs. Now, something we have known for some time in our area was written up from a Better Homes and Gardens national survey. It stated that one out of four Baby Boomers surveyed said they will buy a second home. As you know, a second home is a place of joy and relaxation for the whole family, but it also can be a good investment for the future. Of course, many investors go well beyond a first and second home. Many active and retired individual investors live a very comfortable life off

Call or email any of the professionals at Team Black Bear, to find out more about opportunities in planning for your future with real estate investments. Joan Harned, Barbara Hogoboom, Laura Sellards and Angela Maxey are anxious to offer you our combined knowledge and show you are luxury service offered to all of our clients.

COTTON RANCH Impeccable  cra smanship in this builder's  personal residence. Main floor  master.   $625,000 

SWEETWATER 35 acres border‐ ing N.F. on en re Southern bor‐ der.  Water fall, water rights,  pond and hun ng.  $485,000  

MCCOY 80+ Acres, water rights,  COTTON RANCH Duplex w/single ponds, shop + apt & 2nd shop.  ‐family feel on The Gypsum  Creek Golf Course. 3 car garage.  Set up for hun ng. 2 pastures,    Custom finishes.  $450,000 barn, BLM on 2 sides  $995,000  

SILT Hunter’s paradise, grand  corporate getaway or serene re‐ treat on 216 acres. Backs to NF,  5bd lodge home, stunning views.   $3,250,000  

SILT  850 acres, 2 streams,  COTTON RANCH Main floor ma‐ water/mineral rights, 500 acres  ter, designer finishes through‐ irrigated, 2 homes, many out  out.  Ovrszd 3 car garage, a/c,  bldgs. 2 miles to Ntl Forest.                       great corner lot.  $595,000   $3,500,000  

CHATFIELD CORNERS 3 bd, 2.5  bath, single level home.  Builder  owned with custom upgrades.   Immaculate condi on.   $449,000 

MCCOY 2.5 acres, BLM on 3  sides, horses OK.  Sunny, views,  trees, Yarmony Creek.  Updated   2 bdrm mobile home.  $225,000  

EAGLE RANCH Spacious, immac‐ ulate, sunny end unit Redstone  townhome.  4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2  car garage.  $418,000 

CO RIVER RD 2 bed, 2 bath home  on 6+ acres with views of the  Colorado River. Bunk house,  smoke house, barn.  $319,900  

GLENWOOD CANYON 5+ Acres  with 965+ feet of beach front  acreage on the Colorado River.  Phone, Electric & Well. Easy     access to I‐70.  $137,000  

SILT   2 homes, fenced w/12 pas‐ tures. 3 NF In‐Holdings. 850 acre  main ranch is 13 miles South of  Silt. Water & Mineral rights.   $5,100,000  

COTTON RANCH .88 of an acre,  On 2nd tee At Gypsum Creek  Golf Course. Views Of golf,  mountains and Gypsum Valley.  $80,000  

GYPSUM  Car Wash w/1 auto  DOTSERO  1.782 Acre lot over‐ wash bay & 2 self‐service bays, +  looking the confluence of the  3 vacuums. Sale includes real  Colorado River and Eagle River.   estate and all equipment.                      Backs to open space & BLM  $87,000  $499,000 

DOTSERO  1.8+ acres commercial  near I‐70 truck parking , new  boat/ra  launch across the  street. Last stop in/out of Glen‐ wood Canyon. $1,500,000 

COTTON RANCH  0.60  an acre  Gypsum Creek Golf Course home ‐site, Wonderful views.  Walk to  clubhouse, pool, golf and tennis  courts.  $79,000  

EAGLE RANCH  Main level mas‐ ter, 2 living areas, finished base‐ ment, new appliances.  Associa‐ on takes care of front yard.   $435,000 

COTTON RANCH  Custom with 4  car overszd garages. 5,409 sq    on golf course. 6 bds, 4.5 bths,  media, exercise & family rooms.  Main floor master.  $799,000  

GYPSUM  3,200 sf light‐industrial  space.  3‐12x12 overhead doors.   26’   ceilings, 5,000 sf fenced  storage yard. Currently leased.   Separate $285k (West), $210k (East)  or $475,000 for both units.  

SKY LEGENDS Adjacent to Gyp‐ sum Creek Golf Course.  A rac‐ ve na ve vegeta on. Build year ‐round. Sits high above the val‐ ley. Adjacent Lot Also Available.   $90,000 

SKY LEGENDS Private home‐site  at end of quiet cul‐de‐sac; over‐ looks 16th fairway at Gypsum  Creek Golf Course.  Great views!  Adjacent lot also availa‐ ble   $95,000 

BRUSH CREEK End unit town‐ home, nice and bright loca on  overlooking the park area. Single  car garage. Unfinished base‐ ment. $326,900 

MCCOY Backs up to BLM, Ante‐ lope Crk runs thru prop. 3 bed,2  bath with views of the back of  Castle Peak.  $275,000  

VAIL Racquet Club Condo with 1  bed, 1 bath. Overlooking Gore  Creek.  Across from tennis  courts.  Fresh paint!  $255,000 

BLUFFS Great 3 bed end‐unit  townhouse in the desirable  Bluffs neighborhood with 1 car  garage.  $305,000 

EAGLE RANCH Fabulous contem‐ porary Village Home, 4 beds, 3  baths & lovely features too nu‐ merous to men on!  $589,000 

Eagle County  |  Vail Valley  |  Colorado 

Joan Harned, Barbara Hogoboom, Laura Sellards, Angela Maxey P.O. Box 1651              Eagle, CO 81631                   

(970) 337‐7777 

InformaƟon contained in this newsleƩer is not guaranteed to be accurate. Prices subject to change without noƟce.

# of Closed Sales By Price Range  YTD thru April 2014  $10M and Above 3 $5M to  $9.9M 6

$2M to $2.49M 4

$2.5M to $4.9M 12

$299,999 and Below $300,000 to $599,999 $600,000 to $999,999 $299K and Below 20

$1,000,000 to $1,499,999 $1,500,000 to $1,999,999 $2,000,000 to $2,499,999 $2,500,000 to $4,999,999 $5,000,000 to $9,999,999

$1.5M to $1.9M 6

$10,000,000 and Above

$1M to $1.49M 16

$300K to $599K 38

$600K to $999K 25

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June 2014  
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