Vail, CO Real Estate News

By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
The latest Vail Valley Real Estate Market Update is now available to read on line.  Please click below to see the recent sales activity in the Vail Valley during the month of June.   Vail Valley Real Estate Market Update June 2011   June is typically a slow month for real estate sales here in the Vail Valley as it is what we locals refer to as “mud season”, the time between the end of the ski season and the start of the summer season.    The sales data from the County has been reported for the month of May.  Read the full report by Land Title Guarantee here: Land Title Market Analysis May 2011.  According to their data, properties in Eagle County selling for $500,000 or less have accounted for more than half of the transactions year-to-date in Eagle County.   From Land Title:   “Propert...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
What an amazing weekend in the VailValley.  There were fireworks displays of magnificence in Avon, Beaver Creek and Vail, outdoor concerts, farmer’s markets and so many people EVERYWHERE!  I’m always surprised at the turnout here in the Valley for the 4thof July.  Everyone thinks of Vail as a winter ski destination.  But, wow, you should see this place in the summer!    The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and I’ve never seen so many people on bicycles cruising around the neighborhoods.  Thanks to everyone who visited our mountain communities this holiday weekend.  We hope to see you again soon!  
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Happy Independence Day weekend everyone!  I hope you are having fun wherever you are and celebrating this great nation we live in and all it has to offer.  If you are in the Vail Valley, I know you will find this calendar of events helpful.  Whether you are looking for the fireworks displays, and there are many, or deciding where to catch some live music or good food, you will definitely find it in the Vail Valley this weekend! Have fun tonight and all weekend, and be sure to make it safe!        
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Are you ready to hit the mountains for some summer fun?  Well, the sunshine we’ve been experiencing these past few days is just a preview to all the fun, sun-filled days you’re going to have in the VailValleythis summer.  Just check out the forecast for this weekend in Vail: If you're ready to start planning your on-mountain fun, check out this info just in from Vail Resorts… Early-Summer Operations on VailMountainBegin Friday, June 3 As the snow continues to melt, summer operations are heating up at VailMountainand a new season of activities gets underway on Friday, June 3. Scenic rides on the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) in addition to limited on-mountain dining and Adventure Ridge activities will be open for weekends-only, Friday through Sunday, and daily operations will begin Thursday, ...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
I hope you’re enjoying some beautiful Spring weather wherever you are.  We’ve had a handful of sunny days, a little rain, and a few snow showers up here in the high country.  Tulips and daffodils are blooming… Summer is just around the corner!   If you’re looking for some fun in the mountains, the May Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate May Newsletter is out with some great suggestions!  Included in this month’s newsletter are:   -         The top 5 things to do in the VailValleythis Spring -         YTD Market Trends in EagleCounty -         Free App Download enabling your iPhone to have all the properties for sale in the Vail Valley at your fingertips! -         Final snow report from Vail Resorts   To receive a copy of this exciting newsletter simply click on the image:     
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
The newest issue of the Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Update is ready to view.  Be the first to see it here on here my blog!  Click the image below to open the April 16-22 online Real Estate Update magazine.  If you see any properties in this Update issue, feel free to contact me or stop by my office in the Solaris building in the heart of Vail Village.   Vail is still buzzing with the fun spirit of the spring season.  “Taste of Vail” was a huge success last week.  I was able to attend the Lamb Cook-Off which was fabulous!   Tonight is the big kick-off for “Spring Back to Vail”, April 15-24.  Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be performing live tonight (right in front of my office!) at Solaris in the heart of Vail Village.  Go here for a full list of events for this fun-filled ...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
It’s that time of year again; The Vail Film Festival is almost here!  Below are the latest updates from the great folks at the VFF.  Be sure to click through to the You Tube EpicMix commercial contest.  Please “like” EpicMix Ad #7on You Tube.  Some colleagues of mine created this ad.  They are great photographers and film artists, so help them win!     Vote Now For Your Favorite EpicMix Ad! The Top 10 EpicMix Finalists are now on the Vail Film Festival YouTube Channel. Vote for your favorite ad by visiting the VFF YouTube Channel and "Liking" your favorite ad. The ad with the most "Likes" will win the $10,000 grand prize! Visit the VFF YouTube Channel now to LIKE your favorite.     The Hotel Cafe Is Back! We are pleased to announce this years tremendous line-up. The Hotel Café will be ...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
CARNIVAAAAAAIIIIILLLLL!    That’s right, its CarniVail time in the Vail Valley.  After wrapping up an amazing weekend of music at the celebrated Snow Ball Music Festival held in Avon at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, everyone is now gearing up for CarniVail week in Vail.  Be sure to swing by my office at Solaris while you're in the Village celebrating!   Via buzz.snow.com :  “Mardi Gras”, “Carnival”, or “Fat Tuesday” are celebrations that end the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of lent. Traditionally a carnival was the last blowout before a long period of penitence. In Vail, Fat Tuesday is called CarniVail. The difference between CarniVail and many other Mardi Gras blowouts, is that not only can you participate in world famous festivities, like those in Rio or th...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
The Vail Real Estate Market has welcomed 2011 with great real estate opportunities and positive results.  The Beaver Creek area had 7 closings in January.  Two of those properties, one in Bachelor Gulch and the other in Beaver Creek sold at over $10,000,000 each.  Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate participated in 6 of those 7 closings.  Vail Village had 5 closings in the month of January ranging in price from $2,560,000 to $9,195,000. The question everyone asks is “Has the market hit bottom in the Vail area yet?”  Though we won’t know what the bottom is until we’re looking at it in the rear-view mirror, I can report that the feeling among my colleagues is that we are currently “bumping along the bottom.”  The properties that are in top-notch condition and are priced competitively are ...
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By Matt Grohe, Serving the metro since 2003
(RE/MAX Concepts)
Sure is fun to be the early bird at Vail. February 12th. 7:55 am. A few others show up...8:00 am. By 8:15 am the secret is out, Vail is a blast in the morning! Time to grab a cup of hot coffee...... And hit the slopes!
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
You can’t beat a FREE ride to Vail, CO!    The snow is just so good that Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is giving away a roundtrip voucher for Colorado Mountain Express good from Denver to Vail on Facebook. We want people to get out and enjoy Vail and Beaver Creek.1) To enter, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vailrealestate 2) “Like” us on Facebook and post a comment on our Wall under the promotion3) Promotion ends 2/18/11While you’re on Facebook, be sure to ‘like’ my page as well:  www.facebook.com/vailvalleycoloradorealestate   Thanks and good luck!  
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Wow!  Check out the great news from Vail Resorts: VAIL MOUNTAIN HITS FOURTH BEST SEASON-TO-DATE SNOWFALL; MORE THAN 50 PERCENT ABOVE AVERAGE AT 270 INCHES Season-to-date snowfall is more than 50 percent above the mountain’s average More than four feet in the last week VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 23, 2011 – Consistent winter storms have brought incredible powder to skiers and snowboarders at Vail with more than 270 inches of snowfall reported at mid-mountain this season, including more than a foot of fresh snow reported this morning, Sunday, Jan. 23. As of today: this is the fourth best season-to-date snowfall in Vail’s history, snowfall this season to date is at more than 50 percent or nearly eight feet above Vail’s average at the top of the mountain, dating back as far as records exist to the 1...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Is there any snow left to ride in the Vail Valley after all the holiday traffic?  Well, yes there certainly is.  A LOT!  Check out this great little video from Vail Resorts below to see just how great the New Year got started here in the Colorado Rockies.   It’s going to dry up here for a few days, with some much needed sunshine.  So get out there for some beautiful blue sky days while they last.  More snow to arrive on Sunday!  
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By Mark Gordon
(Christiania Realty, Inc)
Cold day here in Vail.  But if it is too cold to ski today feel free to drop by my listing at 387 Beaver Dam Circle.  Ski-In home, right next to the Gondola in Lionshead.  The home was built in 2000 but it feels brand new. 5 bedrooms including a caretaker studio. I've had early morning open houses before in the Summer, but never during Winter.  I'll let all you readers know how it goes. Happy New Year.
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
In case you are out wandering the streets of Vail, CO this holiday season with tired ski-legs… head on over to the Solaris complex and rest your bones here.  This beautiful fire pit is right outside my office door at Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate located in Solaris.  You can’t beat the view of the sculptures, ice skating rink and the mountain by moonlight.  And if you get a little chill, just pop in my office and I’ll set you up with some hot chocolate!
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
I have volunteered for the Vail Film Festival in the past, and just received this great newsletter with some updates and offers for the 2011 Festival.  Read below to see these awesome offers, such as discounts on the 2011 passes, and the iPad give away!  WOW! Looking forward to the Festival!  Plan your trip to Vail this winter with this amazing event in mind.  You won’t be disappointed.     Happy Holidays from the Vail Film Festival! Special Holiday offer from VFF: 25% discount on all Festival Passes until December 31st, 2010. Go to the VFF Passes page, Click Here! The 2011 Vail Film Festival will take place March 31 - April 3, 2011 in Vail Village. The 2011 Festival will showcase the best independent films from around the world, and will include Features, Documentaries, Short Films, Ad...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Vail is getting hit with snow like crazy this last week, with more on the way.  It is a pure winter wonderland here in the mountains.  Be sure to check out the deals below from Vail Resorts, and head up to the Colorado mountains for some holiday fun this week.  There's enough snow to last so if you'd like to plan a post-holiday trip, don't hesitate!VAIL, Colo. – Dec. 19, 2010 – Old Man Winter is at it again in Vail, blanketing the resort with more than a foot of fresh powder over the weekend, two feet in the last week and more snow continuing to fall, just in time for the holidays. Skiers and snowboarders currently have access to more than 5,000 acres of terrain on Vail Mountain.     Palmer Hoyt enjoys another powder day in Vail with more than a foot of fresh snow over the weekend and m...
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By Mark Gordon
(Christiania Realty, Inc)
Here is a video showing the amazing snow on Vail Mountain. The Mountain is 97% open and we've had almost 150 inches of snow so far.  This is the season for a Vail trip or the purchase of a Vail home.  On the real estate front, as opposed to the skiing front, there is a noticeable uptick in activity in the market.  The three new projects in town, the Ritz Carlton,  The Four Seasons, and Solaris, are all open and looking great.  After all the years of construction, Vail is looking better than ever.  I'm actually crazy busy right now.  Closing on Tuesday....offers submitted....another closing mid January.  What I'm trying to say is please forgive the lack of details in this blog post.  I basically just wanted to show you the video.    
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Wow, there are days when I simply can’t believe I’m lucky enough to live in this amazing place.   This was the view of the Vail, CO setting sun from my office last night…  
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
There’s a concert right outside my office tonight!   Are you ready for some fun tonight in Vail?  Head to the Village for Mix Master Mike who will be kicking off Vail Snow Daze!  The concert, which is being held at the corner of Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road, in front of the all new Solaris building, starts at 6:00pm.  Since my office is located at the Solaris building, if you’re in the area, give me a call.  I might just have a hook-up for a great spot to sip some hot chocolate and listen to the tunes!   What: Mix Master Mike, Rolling Stone's Club Vail Street Party. Where: Vail, CO Intersection of Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road (in front of Solaris) When: 6 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday Cost: Free!! More information: Visit www.vailsnowdaze.com  
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