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In a few of the statistically listed categories, not only did we see an appreciation in value, but the total units sold increased as well. The stats by category: 2011 Units Single-family — 210; Median Price — $302,000 Attached — 73; Median Price — $250,000 Land 30 — $131,000 Commercial 4 — Median Price — Not Available 2012 Units Single-family — 224; Median Price — $315,000 Attached — 105 — $252,900 Land — 37 — $127,000 Commercial — 10 — $415,000.

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Real estate market inching up

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he final statistics for 2012 have been tallied and there are signs of slight improvement across the board.

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www.325KiowaDr.info 325 Kiowa Dr • Price $429,900 • 3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2020 sq ft • New Like Home, $20,000 in Upgrades • Big Views, Garage, A/C, 2 Fireplaces

www.2119McGrawRanchRd.info 2119 McGraw Ranch • Price $599,000 • 1st Time on Market, 7 Acres • 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 2709 sq ft • Gorgeous Fireplace, Hardwood Floors

www.LongsPeakViews.info 76 Little Beaver • Price $825,000 • Views Everyone Wants! • 5 Bed, 4 Bath, 3758 sq ft • 4.15 acres, Garage, Office, Workshop

www.BeautifulHomeViews.info 1385 Deer Path • Price $1,090,000 • 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 5686 sq ft • Incredible Views, walk to Downtown • Main Level Living, Bordering Open Space

www.180CentennialDr.info 180 Centennial Dr • Price $1,280,000 • 4 Bed, 4 Bath, 5304 sq ft • 4.23 acres, Wow Setting and Views • Remodeled Home, 7 Car Garage

www.OverlookHome.info 305 Overlook • Price $290,000 • 2 Bed, 2 Bath 1296 sq ft • Great Rental or Live In Year Around • Stanley Amenities, Wow Views

www.EstesParkPrivateSetting.info 341 Davis St • Price $375,000 • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1922 sq ft • Private Setting and Huge Views • Bordering Private Open Space

www.1420StrongAve.info 1420 Strong Ave • Price $379,999 • Totally Remodeled Home • 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1932 sq ft • Big Views, Incredible Setting

www.635Waltonia.info 635 Waltonia • Price $275,000 • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1346 sq ft • Stream and Waterfall Next to Home • Gorgeous Setting and Views, Must See!
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970.586.3333 or 800.401.7750
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This 6BR, 7BA is located on a spectacular 2.69 acre treed lot with many rock outcroppings. Fully furnished and professionally decorated. Upscale features of: granite counter tops, SubZero fridge, double ovens, wood floors, custom trim and window dressings and large deck on the back with hot tub gazebo. Everything you are looking for in a custom mountain residence.

exquisite Rockwood Property

Incredible view at the top of this 35 acre land with great site to build. Existing well may be used to water livestock. 70 X 40 pole barn with 720 sq ft residence, or office, inside. Gorgeous kitchen, 2Bed/2Bath. Two horse paddocks and kennels for dogs with electrified fences.

Residence/Office/Building site!

$1,395,000 3321 Rockwood s Lane

$550,000 5607 Us Highway 36

This home is truly tucked into nature, with seasonal stream, circular drive and indoor/outdoor areas to enjoy the seasons. Lots of wood flooring, tile, and flexible floor plan, offering office/library spaces, bedrooms for guests or family with loft area. Main floor master and oversize garage. Come, see, and make it your own. www.926RockwoodLn.com

Paradise in the Pines

$519,000 926 Rockwood Lane

Historic, authentic, 1925 Craftsman. This home has been lovingly cared for and its unique details maintained. Come see the original fireplace mantle, Craftsman style built-in cabinetry in the dining room, wide hallways, and sun rooms off the living and dining rooms. Step back into a former era of grace and sensibility.

www.459Chapin.com

$775,000 459 Chapin Lane

Escape to Antlers’ Pointe Condos along Fall River, close to Rocky Mountain National Park. This cozy vacation condo includes a great room with gas fireplace, full kitchen, bedroom suite with king-sized bed, cable TV/DVD. The private deck has a hot tub and outdoor gas grill. Fully furnished with on-site property management. Rental history available – Motivated Seller.

Vacation Condo along Fall River

$179,000 1515 Fish Hatchery Road #6

Steps from the Big Thompson River and only 3.5 miles to downtown Estes Park. This 2BR/2BA home offers many possibilities as a full time residence, vacation home, or income property. Stainless appliances inside, a lovely deck and stone patio space outside. Stepping stones, gradual cement steps and additional landscaping add the finishing touches to this lovely property.

Beautiful neW Home Only $184,500!

The best view in Estes Park is from this duplex townhome. Great room and Master Suite have patio doors opening to covered decks facing the Continental Divide. Entertaining will be a delight! Two more upstairs bedrooms with a full bath. Walk-out to the lower level that has oversized laundry area and recreation room. Act now to customize this floor plan for you.

Craftsman Cottage style duplex

2568 B W. Highway 34

$459,000 1235 timber Mountain Lane

This is one of the rare three bedroom units in the Northridge community, overlooking open space on the East end of Estes Park. Great for watching full moons rising and wildlife. This spacious 1,896 sq. ft. unit has two large BRs, and a third that makes a great office or another BR. Well maintained, some furnishing available. Great home or getaway. Double Garage! www.1861Raven.com

MOtiVated seLLeR

$285,000 1861 Raven avenue C1

Within the boulders and towering trees of The Black Canyon Inn...Truly Spectacular views of snow-capped peaks... Endless adventure into RMNP... Rustic and luxury combine in this spacious retreat, offering an open greatroom w/stone fireplace, granite kitchen, three bedrooms & two luxurious baths, plus a relaxing private deck... Pure Rocky Mountain.

Pure Rocky Mountain

$399,000 800 MacGregor avenue F4

Pride in ownership is evident in this 4 bed 2 bath home on 1.35 acres w/rock outcroppings & seasonal spring, 2-car oversized garage w/guest area. Bring your green thumb to tend the garden beds or relax on private deck w/hot tub & fire pit. Located just outside Estes Park, can be used full time, 2nd home or rental. Motivated Seller ~ Make An Offer

LOCatiOn VieWs COnVenienCe

Beautiful 3 BR upper unit with private decks & views to golf course and mountains. Vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile, French doors, heating & plumbing upgrades and wood burning FP. Excellent HOA. Easy access to golf course, bike & walking trails. A popular project! www.1010StVrainLn.com

Rare 3-Bedroom at eagles Landing

Features include an open design with lots of sunshine and views of a tranquil forested hillside from two private decks. Spacious kitchen with generous cabinetry, pantry, huge island and hardwood floors; Great room with warm fireplace, vaulted ceilings, great windows and private main deck. 2br/2ba/1-car garage. Excellent condition throughout!

ideal estes Park Condo

$315,000 71 Pinyon trail

$229,000 1010 saint Vrain avenue F5

$225,000 1861 Raven avenue a7

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knowledge that spending more than you earn is not the path to financial strength and freedom. Who would have thought that a looming disaster might have a constructive consequence for future generations? In the go-go years of the 1980s and 1990s, borrow-and-spend was the mantra of the day. Financial education in the schools wasn’t even close to the radar screen, since all we needed to do was produce our credit card to buy anything we “wanted.” But now the financial press is abuzz with the concept of managing financial resources with care, thinking about the future consequences of today’s spending, saving for upcoming needs and mitigating today’s wants in lieu of future prosperity. Financial literacy is back in

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Tues.: Texas Hold ‘em. Wheel Bar. 7 p.m. Thurs.: Dennis-Tobias Band. The Estes Park Resort. 6 p.m.. Thurs: Dick Orleans. Marys Lake Lodge. 6 p.m. Thurs: Bluegrass Jam. Rock Inn.6 p.m. Fri.: James Davis. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6 p.m. Fri.: Friends of Folk Hosted by Jan. 5: Shaefer Welch. Rock Inn. 6 p.m. Jan. 9 & 16: Brown Bag Jam. Highland Music & Minstrel’s Gifts. 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11: Chain Station. Rock Inn. 9 p.m. Jan 12: Joe Gallo. Rock Inn. 6 p.m. Jan. 19: Neal Whitlock. Rock Inn. 6 p.m. Dick Orleans. Marys Lake Lodge. 8 p.m. Fri & Sat.: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m. Fri. & Sat.: Ray Young. Jazz piano. Nicky’s Restaurant. 6 p.m. Sat.: Dennis-Tobias Band. Marys Lake Lodge. 8 p.m.

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FIRST COLORADO REALTY When you want to know about Estes Park area real estate, call the experienced professionals at First Colorado Realty. We specialize in primary and vacation homes and condos, vacant land and commercial property. Call 586-3333 or 800-401-7750.

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BETTS REALTY Offering experienced personal and professional service for your Estes Park area real estate needs. Call Dianne Betts, CRS, GRI, e-Pro Broker/Owner at (970) 586-0611 or 1-800-447-0305. Email: Dianne@DianneBetts.com PEAK REALTY When you are looking for your perfect ‘piece of the Rockies,’ get the power of Peak Realty. Call us at 800- 530-8812 or, locally, 970-586-9551. Stop by our new location at 433A West Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park. COLDWELL BANKER - ESTES VILLAGE PROPERTIES Where the Estes Valley has been coming for real estate solutions for over 25 years. We combine Coldwell Banker’s global resources with our local expertise and small-town way of doing business to make your real estate transactions both successful and enjoyable. For the most complete and current listings in the Estes Valley, visit us at 320 E. Elkhorn, call us at 586-4425, or toll-free at 1-800-726-1405. Or visit us at www. estesparkrealestate.com. ESTES PARK REALTY Estes Park Realty is the premier real estate agency for the Estes Park Valley area. We’re the only agency in town that offers buyer and seller performance guarantees! We’re also your best source for luxury and ranch properties. Visit our websites at www.EstesParkFineHomes.com and www.EstesParkRealty. com. Call us at 970-577-0040 or 1-877-577-0040. MOUNTAIN PARADISE REAL ESTATE For 32 years of real estate experience in Estes Park, call (970) 586-0713 or visit

PRUDENTIAL TEAM REALTY Dating back to 1875, the Prudential name, along with the “Rock” logo, has stood for strength, stability and integrity. When home buyers and sellers see a Prudential Team Realty sign in your yard, they will link the “Rock” with remarkable service, quality and trust. Prudential Team Realty in Estes Park adds to this image with over 165 years of combined Broker real estate experience. Visit our office in the Stanley Village Shopping Center. RE/MAX MOUNTAIN BROKERS RE/MAX Associates average twice the experience & three times as many sales per agent than other real estate professionals. When it’s time to sell or buy, it’s time to turn to RE/MAX. The hometown experts with a world of experience. Call today. 970-586-5324 or 1-800-827-8780. Tour our listings at www.remaxmountain- brokers-estes-park-colorado.com. RANGE REALTY We are the oldest real estate company in Estes Park, offering you professional and friendly service for all your real estate needs. Please call us at 970-586-2345, or
visit our website, at www.rangerealty.com

ESTES VALLEY 8z REAL ESTATE To know Estes Park is to love Estes Park. Living here along with working here allows us to know Estes Park like the backs of our hands. We Specialize in personalized service, offering Buyer and Seller agency. We are your complete solution for ALL of your real estate needs. For our listing clients we have one of the most searched web-sites in Colorado. This web-site has more than 80,000 registered buyers and more than 300,000 visits in the last month. Just go to www.bretfreedman.com to search for your dream property or call Bret Freedman, Broker/Owner, at 970-586-1700.

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enough chores. When he was about 8, one of the cows dried up. As we were a large family, we needed the milk, so my dad agreed to break a neighbor’s cow to milk. We got the milk, they got a gentle milk cow. She was a small black cow, didn’t give as much milk as the other, and was really easy to milk. My dad used kick hobbles to train her, and spent time teaching her to move her foot back so he could reach the udder, and gentling her. Since she was small, easy to milk and became very gentle, he decided my brother could start milking. You always milk from the same side. All the people I knew milked from the right. Other people have said they milked on the left. But we all agree you don’t change sides. You sit on a milking stool. Ours was a 10 inch piece of 4x4 with a board nailed across the top. You lean your head into the cows flank, which helps you balance. You

IDEAL MOUNTAIN LIVING huge ML area, 3 lrg bedrooms + office, 3 car garage, ½ acr landscaped & fenced, deck, hot tub, private courtyard, RV parking, mtn views. Public utilities, home warranty. Perfect Main Level Living. $328,900 1147 BROOK DR

BEAUTIFUL LOT with great views & easy access. 1.59 acres. Rock outcroppings on gentle sloping wooded lot only 3 mi from town. Build that mtn cabin you have always wanted. $79,500 19 Juniper Ln

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970-586-4425 • 800-726-1405 • 320 East Elkhorn, P.O. Box 4130. Estes Park CO 80517

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hold the bucket between your knees and after a bit, you set it on the floor. By having your head in the flank you can feel the cow tense if she is about to kick and you move the bucket out of the way, usually. My brother had a smaller bucket, since the cow gave less milk, that was about half the size or maybe a bit smaller than the 2 gallon one I used. He cleaned the udder, sat down and began to milk. The cow moved her right rear foot ahead just enough that he couldn’t reach her teats. He asked her to move her foot. She didn’t. He nudged her foot with his, as she had been trained, but she wouldn’t move her foot. He picked up his partially filled bucket, his stool, moved to the other side and sat down. He adjusted the stool to just the right place, placed the bucket between his knees and reached to begin milking again. She kicked him hard enough the sound made me look up. He was sailing across the barn toward the wall about eight feet away. He must have been worried about spilling the milk because he was holding the bail of the pail with both hands. When he hit, his arms bent upward and back, and placed the half bucket of milk on his head like a soldier’s helmet, the bail resting just underneath his nose. The milk poured down his face, then tapered off. Of course I immediately started to ask if he was all right, but the giggles overcame me. He was alright and I think he has forgiven me for laughing. Ride Easy Pards. . . Vic mtyodeler@hotmail.com.
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601 Park River Place, Owner financing available! Main level living in almost 1900 sq ft condo with tons of upgrades including private deck & 2 car garage.

$362,900 696803

609 Park River Place, Gorgeous New Condo in Park River West, 3bd, 2.5ba condo with oak hardwood floors, granite countertops, fireplace. Owner financing available!

$358,900 696900

611 Park River Place, Owner financing available! 3 bd, 2.5 ba. Oak hardwood floor in kitchen, black granite countertops, tile, 2 car garage, gas fireplace.

$364,900 651855

800 MacGregor Avenue, F10, Premier condo at Black Canyon. 2 master suites, great room w/ fireplace, views in all directions. Sold furnished, great rental history.

$338,000

1934 Bradley Lane, Exquisite Uplands home offers warmth & style, absolute attention to detail. Featuring an open floor plan, Great room w/window wall framing Longs Peak.

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$699,000 689262

37-45 Dripping Springs Lane, Active resort near Estes Park, on 5 acres with 1/4 mile private river frontage. This resort has 5 B&B units and several cabins and duplexes.

$2,195,000 679403

508 Promontory Drive, Like new home with a floorplan ideal for everyday living. One owner, this was a model home with many upgrades. Big views, beautiful setting.

$525,000 688864

2311 Pine Meadow Drive, Nice value! Well cared for and maintained 4 bedroom Estes Park house. Horse property with barn, 2 garages. Great condition.

$398 500 $398,500

1241 Country Club Drive, Quiet location for this .89 acre rolling lot with mountain view. Access to city utilities, great rock outcroppings, variety of trees, and more.

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$125,000 685574

515 Driftwood Avenue #4, This is a quiet upper level condominium with spectacular views of Lumpy Ridge. This well cared for condo has 2 bedrooms and 1.75 baths.

$155,000 684284

293 Homestead Drive, Custom built log cabin. Great room with wall of windows, vaulted wood ceilings, loft, plus 3 bedrooms. Hickory floors, granite counters. A must see!

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35 Mink Court, Awesome location, outstanding views. Rolling 2+ acreage that is partially fenced, a beautiful building site for a custom home. Natl. Forest access.

$30,000

302 Overlook Lane, Great views of Lake Estes, Longs Peak and the Continental Divide. We will build or choose your own builder and plans. Private setting.

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$200,000 680338

0 Elk Trail Court, 2 acre lot in The Reserve. 0 Jug Ct., 7.47 acre parcel at the end of a cul-deViews of Twin Sisters, Lumpy Ridge and sac. It offers immediate access to the Roosevelt Mt. Olympus. Trim a few trees and see the National Forest, privacy and mountain views. Continental Divide too!

$299,000 650678

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818 Dunraven Glade, Just outside of Glen Haven. This lot has multiple building sites, medium tree cover and rock outcroppings. View of Mt. Crosier.

$78,000

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LOCATED CLOSE TO LAKE ESTES, walking paths and the 18-hole golf course, this 2 BR, 2 BA mountain home is in excellent condition. Located at Solitude Condominiums, this “stand alone” cabin with open cathedral ceilings, large deck and all furniture included has on-site management. A perfect vacation home for you and your family.

1801 SKETCH BOX LANE UNIT 2

$299,500

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ATTENTION NATURE LOVERS. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,136 s.f. home with fabulous upgrades plus a separate apartment above the garage with an open floor plan and private deck. Seclusion, the river and 1/2 mile to the north entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park! Plus “eagle-high” views for only

2840 FALL RIVER ROAD

$585,000 470 MOCCASIN CIRCLE DRIVE

HISTORIC 2 BR, 1 BA HOME on nearly 1.2 gently sloping acres. Wrap-around porch with views of Lumpy Ridge, Twin Owls and landscaped patio. Greatroom with wood-burning moss rock fireplace. 3-car garage with heated bay used as a studio. Major remodel completed in 2006. Zoned R-2 and suitable for a duplex subject to approval.

$375,000

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Tom adams
Broker/Owner GRI, MRE.
970-481-5188 303-823-5022

introducing a new independent brokerage! After almost 16 years as one of Prudential’s top producers. I am anxious to give you the same attentive service and earn your business once more as Colorado Mountain Home realty. Marketing will concentrate heavily on the internet to bring you the most buyers and get your home sold.

Beautiful move‐in ready home with completely new plumbing, electrical, fixtures & hi‐end stainless steel appliances. Master suite boasts a whirlpool tub & tiled shower w/walk in closet. Fabulous theatre room upstairs wired CAT5 w/7.1 surround sound/media & hardwood floors throughout! Deck overlooks The Stanley Hotel & Lake Estes. Mountain views of Twin Owls the Mummy Range. Granite counters, maple cabinets, walk to town. $299,000

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ESTES INSIDE & OUT

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013

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