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Real estate sales rise

VAIL, Colo. - Echoing the reports in recent months from mountain-town newspapers, The Denver Post says that real estate sales picked up in mountain resort-dominated counties of Colorado during the early months of the year. The comparison is to the previous year, often described as the darkest time of the night in the recession.

Eagle County, home of Vail, had a 190 per cent increase, followed by a 113 per cent increase in the Steamboat area, 53 per cent in the Telluride region, and 29 per cent in Summit County. With a Four Seasons hotel and several other major projects to be completed in Vail later this year, some real estate folks argue that sales activity should further accelerate there.

 

LEEDing the way

AVON, Colo. - LEED certification has been gaining traction in the Vail area. The Gore Range Natural Science School plans to build a centre on the outskirts of Avon, with enough environment-minded designs to justify a platinum certification, the highest of the four levels offered by the U.S. Green Building Council. A new fire station in Vail will aim for a gold certification, the third highest.

 

 

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