Vail, Colo. – The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation has announced the recipients of its inaugural scholarship. Five scholars were awarded $2,000 each to attend a college, university or accredited academic institution of higher learning.
The honorees include students applying to or returning to college. Emma Lathrop is attending the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Alix Thurston and Elizabeth Constien are enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Nathaniel Badger studies at Bates College in Maine, and Connor Wilson attends the University of California at Berkeley.
Donation will bolster Eagle County Loan Fund for down payments
Since the 1998, home buyers in Eagle County have used the down payment assistance program called the Eagle County Loan Fund. This revolving loan fund has provided more than $6.6 million in loans to more than 535 home buyers.
In 2018, there was a demonstrated need for down payment assistance in Eagle County, with 50 loans made to county home buyers in. The average year is 20 to 26 loan applicants. In 2019 to date, the fund has already seen 18 home buyers applying for the assistance.
In a show of support for housing initiatives in Eagle County, the Vail Board of Realtors recently granted $30,000 to support down payment assistance programs.
EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation has created an annual scholarship fund. The scholarship is open to any Eagle County residents enrolling in or returning to an accredited academic institution.
"We are so excited to be launching our new academic scholarship this year," said association executive Erica Kirk. "Our members appreciate giving back locally and supporting our community, and this scholarship is the perfect opportunity."
Vail- Wildfire season started early for Eagle County in 2018, with the first wildfire of note burning in Edwards on Sunday, April 1. Following a mild winter, the conditions were extraordinarily dry and prime for fire outbreaks, and experts express concern for the upcoming summer months due to dry conditions.
Fortunately, no lives or property were lost in the April fire, but wildfire danger is ever-present in Colorado mountain communities. It is critical for homeowners to protect their property and to be advocates for fire prevention.
VAIL — Kyle Denton, broker associate for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties in Vail, was recently named 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Vail Board of Realtors, an honor he shares with 11 of his associates at the brokerage firm. Denton is also the group's 2017 Chair of the Board.
In addition to his recent honor, Denton was also the recipient of the 2016 Chairman Circle Diamond Award, given to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokers whose sales volume is in the top one half of 1 percent nationwide.
Born and raised in Eagle-Vail, Denton joined Berkshire Hathaway in 2014. He has been involved in Vail Valley real estate for the past 12 years, including working with his father and mentor, Craig Denton, another Vail Valley real estate industry leader for the past 40 years.
"This honor is testimony to Kyle's high standard for exceptional customer service, integrity and market expertise," said Michael Slevin, owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. "We feel very fortunate that Kyle joins 11 of our other broker associates who have also been named Realtor of the Year and led the Vail Board."
Denton is a graduate of the University of Montana, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in business management. Outside the real estate arena, Denton enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running, hiking and surfing. He is married to Nikki Denton, and they have two sons.
EAGLE COUNTY The Vail Board of Realtors and Vail Multi-list Service, installed new officers and directors at the group’s recent Annual Installation Cermony at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail.
“I’m honored to be a part of this strong organization, and it has been my privilege to serve as a director on behalf of our membership,” said Kyle Denton. “We continue to make great strides as an association on behalf of our members and the public that we serve. A key goal of the Vail Board of Realtors will continue to be to increase our members’ market knowledge, ethical standards and overall professionalism.”
At the celebration the organization recognized its sponsors, past presidents, thanked its 2016 leadership team and appointed its new officers and directors.