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Old 03-01-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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We are going up next week to take a look- ironically there are not many homes for sale in our price range, which is not THAT low! (900-1.2) and see there is anything. Going look at a couple of schools and hoping I'll just get a 'feeling' when I am there. Thanks so much for your comments!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Oddly there seems to be more inventory in the 800 range for single family homes. I'm sure your realtor will be able to show you where the good buys are. Hope you have a nice visit up here and get some skiing in too.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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We are going up next week to take a look- ironically there are not many homes for sale in our price range, which is not THAT low! (900-1.2) and see there is anything. Going look at a couple of schools and hoping I'll just get a 'feeling' when I am there. Thanks so much for your comments!
Yep. When it comes down to it there really are not that many neighborhoods with regular detached homes outside of the gated communities down valley that have $2 million plus properties and the larger home neighborhoods in Vail. Most of the real estate is structured around tourism, 2nd home owners and seasonal workers.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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We are going up next week to take a look- ironically there are not many homes for sale in our price range, which is not THAT low! (900-1.2) and see there is anything. Going look at a couple of schools and hoping I'll just get a 'feeling' when I am there. Thanks so much for your comments!
East Vail may have what you are looking for in your price range.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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One of my close friends from childhood lives in Glenwood Springs with her kids and hubby who telecommutes.They moved there to make their dreams come true - kayaking and snowboarding, which all their kids participate in. Not sure if it'll be helpful, but it's proof that you can/should make ur life and ur kids' lives an adventure....thinking outside the box like it sounds you are is the way to go...here is a link to their blog, which you may find interesting.They have a youtube channel as well. This is NOT to advertise anything but to show you IT CAN BE DONE!!! Have faith and be positive!

KelloggShow.com | Living Off the Grid with Eleven Kids
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Well, I thought I would update you all (since it is my pet peeve when people come here and post, we all give them tons of advice and then they go MIA).. I do not want to jinx myself, but our house down here went under contract in less than one day. Things really are moving quickly- i can't wait to see the real estate sales numbers for Q2- there is very little for sale down here. And we found a great place and a great school up in Edwards. So it seems to be coming together. We've lived here for 13 years in Denver so it is scary but also exciting! I am excited to stop spending 50% of weekends in the mountains and dealing with I-70 traffic and be up there full time.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Well, I thought I would update you all (since it is my pet peeve when people come here and post, we all give them tons of advice and then they go MIA).. I do not want to jinx myself, but our house down here went under contract in less than one day. Things really are moving quickly- i can't wait to see the real estate sales numbers for Q2- there is very little for sale down here. And we found a great place and a great school up in Edwards. So it seems to be coming together. We've lived here for 13 years in Denver so it is scary but also exciting! I am excited to stop spending 50% of weekends in the mountains and dealing with I-70 traffic and be up there full time.
You'll have to post your experiences and impressions on here as time goes on. It's always interesting to hear from people about how the reality of it turns out.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Congrats and I hope it all goes well! If you need anything specific to the area let me know, I'm just in Avon and work in Edwards.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Wink Vail area as home

Best of luck with the move. It can be lovely in the mountains, and certainly different.

Thanks also for the update. As this is often the dream of so many, updates on thoughts and feelings and how it is all working out would be interesting.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Well we did it everyone! We have been in Edwards for 3 weeks, it still feel surreal and like vacation b/c we talked about it so long. I keep calling my old house in Denver "home". I do like it, but it feels wierd. It is so busy now and great to have moved in the summer, there is so much going on. I am trying ot accept that it will take time,but the locals seem friendly and I think once school starts and other activities for my daughter, we'll meet more people. I haven't really had to "get out there" and make friends in a long time, and it feels a little wierd when you are in your late 30s versus right out of school. Edwards is fantastic, and I love Singletree, which is where we ended up buying. The Riverwalk area seems to be livening up a bit now, you can sense that the economy is getting better as several new businesses and restaurants have opened up.
It's been a hot summer though, and we don't have air (no one seems to), i've found Singletree/Edwards weather in this "banana belt" to be very similar to Denver, but we've been cooling off at night and getting more rain.

So far, don't really miss the old hood or house too much! But we'll see.
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