Fall is here and the bright colors of yellow and orange are making it's appearance around the Vail Valley. We even had our first dusting of snow on top of Vail Mountain on Monday, which means excitement for the upcoming ski season.
Plan a scenic drive this weekend to enjoy the fall colors as they will probably be peaking this weekend. Here are some scenic drives you may want consider:
Battle Mountain and Tennessee Pass: Take I 70 to Highway 24 through Minturn and head south along the scenic byway. I have always thought this is one of the prettiest drives to enjoy the brilliant shades of gold and orange with a splash of red.
This bright and newly updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath Singletree residence has sweeping views of Arrowhead mountain and is in one of the nicest locations of Singletree. Located on the Ninth Fairway of the golf course and a short walk to the Clubhouse, tennis courts and chipping green. This end unit condo is 1,514 square feet and features cathedral ceilings in the great room to provide open and comfortable living, slab granite counter tops in the kitchen and new carpet in the great room and bedrooms. A Sonnenalp golf membership is also available. The price has been reduced to: $399,000.
The real estate market is finally showing signs of steady, persistent improvement as both properties sold and dollar volume are up so far for 2012.
In April, real estate sales in Eagle County were the best so far this year and the best in sales volume since November. There were 135 closed transactions, which accounted for $124.4 million sales volume. These numbers significantly exceed those reached in April 2011.
75% of the sales were made up of properties priced at $1 million or less and the most expensive single sale was $9.35 million (in Vail Village). Eagle and Gypsum accounted for 32 of the sales in April with the average sales price of the two towns was $212,000. The sales combined for a dollar volume under $7 million. Vail Village accounted for $38 million of April sales volume with an average sales price just over $3.5 million. The valley's resorts combined (Vail Village, Lionshead, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead) reached 33 sales.
As summer arrives in the Vail Valley, one of the most prestigious areas in the valley offers a variety of homes for sale. Bachelor Gulch, located in the Beaver Creek Ski Resort is one of Vail's most sought after communities due to the luxurious ski in, ski out homes, the magnificent views, and the option to join the valley's premier golf course, Red Sky Ranch. Buyers looking to have all the Vail Valley has to offer can choose their price range and style of home from the 47 homes currently on the market in Bachelor Gulch. There are 16 single family homes for sale ranging in price from $4,695,000 to a whopping $14,600,000. Along with the 16 single family homes are 28 condos and 3 townhomes ranging in price from $574,000 to $4,995,000.
See my contact information for any real estate information on homes in Bachelor Gulch and the entire Vail Valley.
Real estate sales in the world class ski resort of Beaver Creek, Colorado increase in 2012 over the same time period from 2011. From January 1, thru May 28, 2012, Beaver Creek saw 33 transactions close with an average price per square foot at $705.42. Compare that with the same time period of 2011 where there were only 29 real estate sales with an average price per square foot of $658.52 and you see a slight increase in real estate value and number of sales. Currently, there are 112 units on the market in Beaver Creek with a price range from as low as $395,000 to $1,095,000. Most of the current properties have also reduced their price over the last few months. For more information on the real estate market in Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley, see my contact information.
It's time to get geared up for the summer activities that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer and one of my favorites is whitewater rafting. With the low snowpack and early runoff, river enthusiasts are enjoying the water early this year. Don't wait for the water to start raging this year. You should be out on the rivers now! Class 1 to Class V trips are available on the Colorado and the Arkansas Rivers. Both the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers are running at 100% because they are fed from reservoirs and the reservoirs are full from last years snow pack. Take a day to enjoy the thrills of a 1/2 day, full day or multi-day river trip designed for the beginner to advanced paddlers. For more information on rafting, please go to www.timberlinetours.com or www.novaguides.com.
It is not every day that your back yard is recognized by Conde Nast as the number one ski mountain in not only the nation, but in all of North America. As voted by readers, the best of the best list is determined by numerous factors, including terrain, speedy lifts, apres ski, and accomidations, to name just a few.
January real estate sales for Vail Valley rang in the New Year with the best January since 2008. Good news for sellers as ninety transactions for the month averaged about 1.2 million dollars. Vail Village saw sales in January averaging the highest price per square foot beating out such areas as Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch. For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, see my contact information.
Few family-oriented resorts combine the charm, breadth of activities and beauty quite like Beaver Creek resort. Now you can live all the spectacular resort has to offer everyday at the extremely competitively-priced single family home at 133 S. Fairway in Beaver Creek.
602 Bachelor Ridge Road in Bachelor Gulch is truly one of the nicest properties I have seen in this awesome on-mountain community. Tucked away privately on a large lot right off of the ski slopes, this wonderful single family home has big views to the Gore Range yet is close to the Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and all of its amenities.
Built in 2005 and origianlly selling for $14,200,000 in 2007, it set the high mark for Bachelor Gulch and you can see why when you spend time in this amazing home. Large and open, yet with many intimate spaces, this meticulously designed home flows well for relaxing or entertaining. Gorgeously furnished and finished with the best of best, this 7 bedroom 9900 SF luxury residence is currently offered at $14,600,000.