Monthly Archives: June 2013

Good news in the housing sector

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In National economic reports of note last week, there was good news in the housing sector.  Existing Home Sales rose by 5.18 million units in May, an increase of 12.9 percent from May 2012 and the highest rate since 5.44 million units were sold in November 2009. Housing Starts also rose by 7 percent in May, and though they came in lower than expected, they are actually up a whopping 28 percent since May 2012.

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Explore Vail Summer Events from the Vail Farmers’ Market to the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival

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The summer season has descended upon Vail, and brings with it a slew of fun summertime events, including the Vail Farmers’ Market, Vail summer music festivals, and the Vail 50th Anniversary themed Fourth of July celebration. With the colorful wildflowers, green aspen trees, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, and Vail summer events, Vail in the summertime is a hive of activity. At the Vail Farmers’ Market, sample the finest Colorado produce and baked goods. Grab a juicy Colorado-grown peach, and peruse locally crafted items at the Art Show stands. Shop for home goods, one-of-a-kind clothing, and jewelry all made by Colorado artists. The Vail Farmers’ Market & Art Show runs from June 16 – September 22 on Sundays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Now in its 26th season, the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival welcomes celebrated orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, along with talented soloists, to Vail for a summer filled with inspiring musical performances. This year, the New York Philharmonic will explore the works of Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, and classic Broadway tunes. The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Mahler, and Verdi. Including a Patriotic Concert scheduled for the…

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Sweet Basil’s new deck now open in Vail

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Report a map error The team at Ron Byrne & Associates is thrilled Sweet Basil’s new deck is now open in Vail. VAIL — This summer Sweet Basil celebrates Vail’s most renown feature, the outdoors, with a new deck overlooking Gore Creek. The new, 240-square-foot deck seats 24 guests and is open now. It was created with glass railings to capture the the open-air feeling and maximize the spectacular views. Sweet Basil celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. “Our guests have always had great views of Gore Creek, but now they can actually dine outdoors; taking advantage of Colorado’s signature scenery — this is something we’ve wanted to do for some time,” said Matt Morgan, owner and managing partner of Sweet Basil. “When we opened Mountain Standard (which is located creekside, below Sweet Basil), the construction plans for the new restaurant created an opportunity for us to put a deck outside of Sweet Basil. It was an opportunity we couldn’t resist as outdoor dining in the summertime along Gore Creek is a premium in Vail Village; not many restaurants are able to offer such a unique experience.” Those choosing to dine indoors also will benefit from the addition, which includes…

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With Canyons, Vail now offers biggest ski areas in three states on Epic Pass

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Canyons Resort outshines nearby neighbors in Park City area Vail Resorts is adding ski areas to its Epic Pass as fast as Tiger Woods collected girlfriends back in 2009 or President Obama has been gathering second-term scandals this year. But the latest Vail addition, The Canyons Resort near Park City, Utah, is cause for some serious celebration. For powder pigs living in Colorado’s high country or along the state’s Front Range, it was nice when Vail earlier this year added Eldora to its season pass. It’s close to the state’s big cities and for Front Rangers offers a close-in alternative to battling Interstate 70 gridlock or for hitting big upslope storms. And it was pretty cool when Vail earlier this month added the Arlberg region of Austria to the pass. You never know, a rich uncle may die and leave you an all-expenses-paid European ski vacation, or you could hit your lucky numbers on Powerball. But The Canyons being added is a big-time boost for soft-snow seekers who know that Utah tends to get significantly more light, dry Rocky Mountain powder than Colorado and that its relatively affordable resorts are within reasonable drive time (six hours or so). A sun…

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