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By Mike Periolat
(Real Estate of Winter Park)
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There are new temporary trail closures in the Arapahoe National Forest, just outside of Winter Park and Fraser. The Fraser Boundary Fuels Project has moved to Vasquez Road on October 31st, 2011. This is the logging operation to mitigate the pine beetle trees by removing fuels and reducing the chance of a wildfire near the towns of Winter Park & Fraser. Trails Closed: Twin Bridges & Surrounding Campsites - there will be a burn pile near the junction of Twin Bridges and Blue Sky   Elk Meadows Area (near CR 72)   D2   D4 (upper section)   WTB The Forest Service asks that everyone please respect these temporary safety closures so that loggers can complete their work and move on as quickly as possible. And for public safety, closures will remain in effect during evenings, weekends and holida...
If you live or visit Winter Park, CO, you have probably seen logging operations to remove the dead pine beetle trees from our National Forests.  The US Forest Service has been planning to clear the dead trees along the Winter Park boundary by Vasquez Road and Arapahoe Road for some time and it now appears this project is imminent!  It's our duty as US citizens to make sure they do a good job!   Since the area to be cleared is wetlands and old-growth forest, it is hoped that great care will be taken in the dead tree removal.  Although this section of the forest has had a lot of beetle kill trees, it is full of young growth and many varied species of trees as well as flowers and grasses that are specific and unique to this area!  The key to this project is to make sure that they do not ju...
By Mike Periolat
(Real Estate of Winter Park)
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  The New Year is a time to review production and create new goals for 2010.  Here are two Grand County Real Estate Market Share Reports from 2008 and 2009.  Real Estate of Winter Park is the ONLY major company that actually INCREASED in just about every category - especially Total Sales and Sales Volume.  And most importantly, we're achieveing these results with HALF the number of agents as Century 21 Winter Park Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, the two largest offices (by number of agents and multiple locations) in Grand County. Why is Real Estate of Winter Park doing so well in a "down economy"?  It's our dedication to our clients and helping them with all of their real estate needs.  It's our team mentality and support for one another.  It's our commitment to ch...
By Jean Wolter, GRI
(Real Estate of Winter Park)
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The new Winter Park based company, Powder Addiction, is officially opened for business!  My husband Jamie, aka "Ski Boss" runs the show so I, luckily, got to join him for his first tour yesterday.  It was fabulous! Powder Addiction's permitted area is on Jones pass which is accessed past Henderson mine on the south- east side of Berthoud Pass. The terrain is incredible. The snow cat transported us up to 12,500 feet.  We had fresh tracks every run.  I know that is hard to believe this year since we are all praying for snow but Jones pass actually had 8 inches new on Monday and a few inches on Tuesday.    Read more about activities in Jean's Backcountry skiing. Read more Real Estate of Winter Park blogs.  
By Marianne Snygg, ABR, ASP, GRI, SFR
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
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Speechless Sunday
By Cliff Anderson
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So be sure and keep doors shut during this time of year until early winter.  Not only are there flying insects that will get into your home, there are also other creatures out there as well.  My wife left our sliding glass door to the back deck of our home slightly open for the cat to come in and out.  Then my daughter showed up late afternoon from college.  When she came in the home, she heard some rustling upstairs.  When she came around the corner, she saw the bear standing up stairs.  She immediately dropped her phone, then picked it up and ran outside and called me.  When I arrived, rather than going in the front door, I went around to the back deck.  I stepped up to the sliding glass door, stuck my head inside and called the bear to come out side.  It slowly walked out, looked up ...
By Mike Periolat
(Real Estate of Winter Park)
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Sometime in late 2009 we will be opening the new Fraser Valley Recreation Center - which will be a great amenity for our area. But, until then, use the many outdoor parks in the area. Hideaway Park is located right in the middle of town and is the largest Public Park offering large covered picnic areas, children's  playground and an awesome skate park. Wolf Park, also near the downtown area is the Winter Park "locals secret" and located in the Alpine Timbers Subdivision.  Covered picnic area, children's playground, large grass areas and tennis courts. Rendezvous offers a small but very nice park near the entrance to their development. This is accessible via the main road or by bike on the Fraser River trail. This park is a great little stop and gets little use. The Hi Country Haus Condo...
By Julie White, Locally Owned. Locally Invested.
(Real Estate of Winter Park)
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Get your bike tuned up for the 2009 Winter Park Mountain Bike Series!  The first race to kick off the summer is the Hill Climb on Jun 13th.  It's a 5.3 mile steady uphill (click here for a map of the course).  They tell you at the starting line that "If at any point you're going donwhill, you made a wrong turn!"  This race always seems to be dreaded for those of us that are not in great shape yet - that was me last year!  I will not let that happen this year.  I am working hard to beat my time of just over 1:06.  I want to do it close to 53 minutes.  I will let you know how it goes race day!  In the mean time, I will be riding The Phases, back roads & down in the Front Range until more of the snow melts.Register for the Series or just for the Hill Climb click here.  There's a discount i...
By David Abernathy, Palm Beach County Real Estate
(Waterfront Properties & Club Communities)
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Bear Quarters   Today I had the chance to meet with the developer of Bear Quarters in Winter Park Colorado.   It is interesting to find in today's market what you can still purchase as a fractional ownership for under two hundred thousand dollars. Here is a sampling from the site describing the area.  -  Great for me is I have been invited to go see the project. Long a quiet hidden secret, Winter Park is the last ski resort area in Colorado to be developed. Winter Park has two ski areas: Mary Jane and Winter Park, home to Intrawest's ski resort. Long before Winter Park became a world class mountain resort and venue for both winter and summer activities, it was famous as a silver mining town, and boasts a lively and colorful past. Remnants of the mining past dot the surrounding area. In ...
By Cliff Anderson
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Well everyone wants to know what the real estate market is doing in Winter Park, CO!  So here's the skinny:  Yes, the number of closings are down, no there are not a ton of foreclosures, but there are some seller's that are willing to negotiate.  Yes, the average sales price is down, but is not as much as you would think.  Prices are still climbing as they have in past years, just at a slower rate.  Bottom line: this is the best "buyers market" that I have seen in the past 5 years!  PLUS, interest rates are down.  So if you would like to invest in real estate, Winter Park is a great place to start!  Call me at 866-804-2060 ext 102 toll free or email me at cliff@rewinterpark.com if you're interested.  Hope to talk with you soon, Cliff Anderson
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Given the current economy, it's no surprise that the Winter Park real estate market has been a little slower as of late.  The current market statistics support that assertion with June sales of all properties in Grand County being 61% lower than they were last year.  Still, we have reason to be optimistic about the future.    1.  The Denver market is picking up.  Most of the realtors in the Denver area that I've talked to have been busier this summer than they have been in the past 3 years.  Since about 80% of our buyers come from the front range, an improving market down there bodes well for Winter Park and Grand County.   2.  Capital Development continues to make the area more desirable.  In fact, Intrawest is expecting to complete the new base village and open-air gondola by the end ...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Since Intrawest has been the catalyst for an amazing amount of growth in Grand County already, I thought it might be of interest to see the progress that has already been made on the new base village, due to complete by this December.  I think it is safe to say that no other development has had such a resounding impact on Winter Park Real Estate as Intrawest's management and development of the Winter Park ski Resort. It looks like they've been making the best of the warm weather and have already gone vertical on one half of the village (thankfully covering up the new parking garage).  With this new village I am sure that the "light will go on" for more than just a few vacationers and skiers.  The new village definitely helps to create the "mountain village" ambience that vacationers are...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Below is a recent article we published describing recent happenings in the world of Winter Park Real Estate. Condos in Winter Park ride the Intrawest Wave Drive through any part of Grand County and it’s hard to miss all the new developments springing up alongside highway 40.  From $100,000 condos to $1 million plus single-family homes, you can’t deny that in Winter Park and Grand County, to quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a-changin’.”  What’s the cause of all this change?  Well, if you didn’t know already, back in 2002, the City of Denver partnered with Intrawest Resorts to develop the base village of Winter Park that included a commitment to provide $50 million dollars worth of on-mountain improvements. So what’s happened so far?  Intrawest has already begun the on-mountain impro...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Dear Reader,Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be reviewing different condominium complexes, neighborhoods, and subdivisions in Winter Park and the surrounding areas.  I hope that these reviews will give you a better understanding of the Winter Park real estate market and all that it has to offer in addition to helping you find your dream home, be it a second home or a place for you to settle down permanently.  To learn more about my background, please visit my website at www.JoePenta.com.To your happiness,JoeFor a free over-the-net home evaluation, please visit http://www.grandcountyinfo.comTo be enrolled in my VIP buyers program, visit my site at www.JoePenta.com Condominium Review: Railyard CrossingRailyard Crossing is one of the newest condo developments in Downtown Winte...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Dear Reader,Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be reviewing different condominium complexes, neighborhoods, and subdivisions in Winter Park and the surrounding areas.  I hope that these reviews will give you a better understanding of the Winter Park real estate market and all that it has to offer in addition to helping you find your dream home, be it a second home or a place for you to settle down permanently.  To learn more about my background, please visit my website at www.JoePenta.com.To your happiness,JoeFor a free over-the-net home evaluation, please visit http://www.grandcountyinfo.comTo be enrolled in my VIP buyers program, visit my site at www.JoePenta.com Condominium Review:  Snowblaze CondominiumsSnowblaze Condos are located on the west side of Highway 40 as you en...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Dear Reader,Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be reviewing different condominium complexes, neighborhoods, and subdivisions in Winter Park and the surrounding areas.  I hope that these reviews will give you a better understanding of the Winter Park real estate market and all that it has to offer in addition to helping you find your dream home, be it a second home or a place for you to settle down permanently.  To learn more about my background, please visit my website at www.JoePenta.com.To your happiness,JoeFor a free over-the-net home evaluation, please visit http://www.grandcountyinfo.comTo be enrolled in my VIP buyers program, visit my site at www.JoePenta.com Condominium Review:  Beaver Village CondominiumsBeaver Village Condominiums is a large condominium complex locat...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Dear Reader,Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be reviewing different condominium complexes, neighborhoods, and subdivisions in Winter Park and the surrounding areas.  I hope that these reviews will give you a better understanding of the Winter Park real estate market and all that it has to offer in addition to helping you find your dream home, be it a second home or a place for you to settle down permanently.  To learn more about my background, please visit my website at www.JoePenta.com.To your happiness,JoeFor a free over-the-net home evaluation, please visit http://www.grandcountyinfo.comTo be enrolled in my VIP buyers program, visit my site at www.JoePenta.com Condominium Review:  Zephyr Mountain LodgeZephyr Mountain Lodge consists of two buildings located at the base of...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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Winter Park Utility InformationThank you for visiting my blog.  If you have just bought a home or are thinking about buying a home in Winter Park, the following information will no doubt be very helpful to you.  Below you will find information on all utility companies in Winter Park.  If you would like to know more about Winter Park Real Estate, please feel free to give me a call.  I can also share with you which neighborhoods tend to be more "four-season" oriented, discuss the real estate market in general, and assist you in finding your dream home.  I can be reached at (303) 601-8785 or at jpenta@gmail.com.  Please visit my website at www.JoePenta.com.Utility Companies: Mountain Parks Electric:    (970) 887-3378 Excel Energy:                        1-800-895-4999 Qwest:               ...
By Joe Penta
(Joe Penta Real Estate)
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 Winter Park, CO Real EstateAs a realtor, I make it a priority to continuously monitor local real estate statistics in order to keep my clients informed and ahead of the current trends in real estate.  Below you will find real estate statistics for Winter Park and Fraser, CO for the month of October. New homes on the market: 62Number of homes closing escrow (sold):35Average Sold Price: $365,256Number of homes expiring: 5Avg Days on Market: 166To find the value of your home with a free, over-the-net home eval, please visit: http://www.joepenta.com/request_cma.aspIf you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area or others, including Tabernash, Granby, and Grand Lake, or would like be the first to know about hot new listings before other buyers do then give me a call at (303) 60...
By Christian Infantolino, RSPS
(Century 21 Winterpark Real Estate)
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 With the real estate market having so much variation with what is selling and what is not selling, my question is just because you are licensed in the state does that mean that you should try to sell property in a market you are unfamiliar with?  I currently work in second home/investment market that is located in a ski town and about 1 hour from Denver.  My market is extremely different than the Denver market and yet we have agents from Denver trying to sell property up here without even doing there research.  Just recently I had an out of town agent set up a showing on one of my listings and then leave me and my sellers negative feedback because they were unable to locate the property.  Please note that if they were even the slightest bit familiar with the area they would have found ...

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