Monthly Archives: March 2012

Real Estate Vail 2012 so far

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Good News!  The actual facts are even better than the projections for February real estate sales.  2012 is starting with a bang. Sales in Eagle County have had their best start since 2008! The number of transactions in January were 121% of January 2011 while February was 111% of the previous year. Vail Village saw a total of $20,113,000 in sales during the month of February.  The average price was $2,514,125.  The most exciting sale was a Solaris property at $6,400,000, reflecting $2,218 as the cost per square foot price.

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Vail Film Festival

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Yesterday kicked off Vail’s favorite weekend for seeing and being seen, the Vail Film Festival.  Running March 29th – April 1st, the Festival feature new works by both renowned Hollywood directors and virtual unknowns alike.  With films and events during the day, and the amazing Friday Night Concert tonight featuring Sara Bareilles, you should buy your tickets now!

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Taste of Vail

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The festival we all look forward to year after year is approaching! With three days of educational seminars and events, no one should miss Vail’s Taste of Vail! In addition to the new seminars offered during the 22nd annual Taste of Vail, popular signature events will return such as the 8th Annual Colorado Lamb Cookoff and Apres Ski Tasting, Mountaintop Picnic at 10,350 foot above sea level on Vail Mountain and the Grand Tasting. Tickets can be purchased for $75 for unlimited all-you-can eat and drink lamb and wine. The Mountaintop Picnic is $135 with tickets for the Grand Tasting at $175. An all-inclusive Festival Pass also can be purchased for $495, which includes all signature events and seminars.

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Vail International Dance Lineup Announced

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Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Vail International Dance Festival.  Performances will take place July 29 through August 11 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, while community events will be held in the streets and villages throughout the Vail Valley. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Damian Woetzel, the 2012 Vail International Dance Festival (VIDF) will host a total of 10 performances. Tickets are priced from $12 to $90 and available online at www.vaildance.org or via phone at 888-920-ARTS(2787). Series and student pricing is also offered. New York City Ballet MOVES opens the Festival with three completely different programs in Vail. NYCB MOVES will perform works from the company’s unparalleled repertory, including masterworks from legendary founding choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as contemporary works from William Forsythe, Ulysses Dove and NYCB Ballet Master-in-Chief Peter Martins and a new work by 24 year-old NYCB corps de ballet member Justin Peck. Peck’s work will be set to composer Philip Glass’ Four Movements for Two Pianos. Performances by NYCB MOVES take place on Sunday, July 29 and Monday, July 30…

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Beaver Creek celebrates Spring on the Slopes, live musical events

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For spring skiers and snowboarders at Beaver Creek, it’s time to celebrate and take advantage of great weather on the slopes, complete with live music and bands at Broken Arrow and Red Tail Camp for the next several weekends. Savvy skiers and snowboarders know that springtime in the mountains is a time to celebrate the sunshine with live music and food and beverages enjoyed on scenic outdoor decks. Broken Arrow and Red Tail Camp will play host to the following bands: Broken Arrow, 2 to 5 p.m.: March 24: Frogs Gone Fishing March 31: The Sessh April 1: The Laughing Bones Red Tail Camp, noon to 3 p.m.: March 25: Laughing Bones April 1: The Sessh For more information about Beaver Creek, Red Tail Camp or Broken Arrow visit www.beavercreek.com or call 970-754-4636.

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Vail a top ski resort in Barron’s survey: Vail ranks fifth in ‘20 Best Places For Second Homes’ story

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VAIL, Colorado — Most of us already think Vail’s a pretty special place. It turns out, the folks at Barron’s Online think so, too. A March 3 story, “20 Best Places for Second Homes,” puts Vail in the fifth spot on the list. Aspen is seventh. Given Barron’s appeal to Wall Street types, it’s no surprise that Hamptons, in New York, was at the top of the list. Filling out the top five were, in order, Kauai, Hawaii; Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; and Kiawah Island, S.C. Barbara Scrivens, of Ron Byrne and Associates, was holding an open house at the old Golden Bear site in Vail Village when she talked about the list. Asked why she thought Vail finished above Aspen on the list, her initial answer was simple: Vail Mountain. “Everything in Vail centers around the mountain. It always has, and it’s that simple,” Scrivens said. The size and variety of terrain available give Vail something other resorts just can’t match, Scrivens said, adding that families or friends can ride one lift out of town, ski down on beginning, intermediate or expert terrain and then meet up again for another ride up. “There’s good skiing at Aspen, but it’s spread…

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New Real Estate Brokers

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Vail, Colorado – Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate is pleased to welcome two new Vail real estate brokers to the team, Gina Dizon and Cristina Byrne. Gina Dizon brings to her clients a high level of professional integrity, enthusiasm, and solid business judgement.  Originally from Toronto, Dizon has a wide array of experience having sold real estate in Chicago, Geneva, Switzerland, and southern France.  She is a Certified Negoitation Expert (CNE), a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS).  Company President Ron Byrne notes, “To have agents represent us that have Gina’s experience and raw enthusiasm is a wonderful asset to our company.” Cristina Byrne was born in Brasov, Romania in Transylvania and began working in real estate in 2002.  With a background in interior design, Cristina Byrne has been actively involved with numerous development properties in Vail, Colorado including the Vail Mountain View Residences and the Manor Vail.  She has extensive experience in the acquisition and resale of luxury rental properties.  “We are so excited to welcome Cristina to the Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate team,” states company Vice President Barbara Scrivens. “Her discriminating eye and ability…

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Fashionably Vail

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On March 30th, the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon. The theme this year is “Anything Goes.”, and that is exactly what you will see. This nautical theme will transport every spectator on a voyage of European fashions, and will be a show the Vail  community will be talking about for years to come. Taking the opportunity to push their boundaries, this year’s show will be about more than fashion, and will feature stage performers from both Vail and New York.  And while the clothing may come from Europe, so do some of the models, all of whom now live here in the Vail Valley. “It is such an honor to be a part of this fundraiser each year,” says one of the event chairs, “This event has personally touched me and my family through all the medical enhancements we have been able to help purchase for the Vail Valley Medical Center and Shaw Regional Cancer Center.” The VVMC Volunteer Corps raises money throughout the year with various fundraisers, but the annual Fashion Show and Luncheon is always the largest of the year.  Amanda Visosky, VVMC Volunteer…

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Vail Real Estate

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Greetings from Vail, where skiing is just the tip of the iceberg.  Spring is in the air, and with weekly Street Beat concerts, the upcoming Vail Film Festival and our infamous Taste of Vail extravaganza, there is something here for everyone. The festive atmosphere has expanded into real estate, as Vail experiences market renewal and a high level of enthusiasm.  Over $100 million has gone under contract since the beginning of the year and we are still celebrating our success of over $1 billion in real estate sales in 2011, hitting this milestone for the 14th time in 15 years. As a company that develops, markets and sells the Valley’s most exclusive properties, Ron Byrne & Associates is pleased to have an interesting and diverse portfolio of listings.  We are currently looking to expand our repertoire of homes within the Vail Golf Course neighborhood.  Should you be considering a sale of your home, or desirous of a different property in the Vail Valley, we welcome your call.

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