Alpine Home Watch

Alpine Home Watch helps prevent small problems from becoming disasters. Let us Minimize the Risk and Maximize the Potential of your Investment Property.

Hi, We are Dwayne and Glori Cavin, owners and operators of Alpine Home Watch. We have been married since December 1989 and have lived in Colorado since 2001. Dwayne is a native of Colorado and Glori is originally from California. Choosing to live in Colorado allowed us to enjoy the outdoors, skiing/snowboarding, off-roading and hiking. About Alpine Home Watch Since 1995 we have invested in properties and personally maintained, remodeled and managed them. We created our home watch company, because we understand that owning a home is a big investment and every home needs upkeep. There are unique conditions that exist managing a home in the mountains of Colorado and vacant homes are more susceptible to weather, break-ins, and creature infestation. Any one of these can create small problems that if not caught in time, can become big disasters. As a long-distance owner, it can be stressful having to scramble to solve problems that you discover when you are on your vacation. You need experience and reliable help to care for your investment property. We hope that you will put our vast knowledge and experience to work for you. Alpine Home Watch knows that each of our client’s homes are different and we customize our home watch services to fit your needs. Alpine Home Watch services Breckenridge, Blue River, Placer Valley and the surrounding areas. We are licensed, insured and bonded. For more info about Alpine Home Watch, Contact us today! Let us minimize the risk and maximize the potential of your second home. www.AlpineHomeWatch.net (719) 334-3155

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Testing Drip Edge Installations on Roofing | Ask This Old House

Good to know when you replace the roof.

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the importance of a properly installed drip edge SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: http://bit.ly/Subs...

[06/01/20]   The Summit County government has announced that their request has been granted for the resumption of short-term rentals in Summit County starting June 1, 2020.

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open Wednesday, other county variance requests denied

Hope you have their pass!!

summitdaily.com ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s request for a partial reopening has been approved and will be effective on Wednesday. This was the only variance request from Summit County that was approved...

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Breckenridge 11-year-old catches 30-pound lake trout

How fun is this!!

summitdaily.com BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge local Tanner Wilson, 11, caught an estimated 30-pound lake trout, sometimes known as a mackinaw fish, while fishing with his father Tuesday, April 21, at a Summit County reservoir. It was a...

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Cancer patient's home not covered for flood damage because she was away for treatment | CBC News

AHW does regular weekly or bi monthly house checks. Don’t give 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 companies an excuse not to cover your loss.

cbc.ca An elderly cancer patient whose home flooded while she was getting treatment was denied coverage from Grey Power, because she left her house in Pembroke, Ont., unattended for more than four days.

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Summit County commissioners propose easing some restrictions in ‘roadmap to recovery’

Good start.

summitdaily.com FRISCO — The Summit Board of County Commissioners and the Recovery and Resilience Committee on Tuesday outlined a “roadmap to recovery” to ease restrictions and continue combatting the coronavirus. The proposal is in response to...

Happy Easter💕

[03/23/20]   We are still on the job! We are taking necessary precautions to protect ourselves and still check on our clients homes. Stay strong, take care and be smart. If you need our services, don’t hesitate to contact us.

[03/14/20]   Vail resorts are implementing some common sense precautions.

*We are reducing operations at our on-mountain, quick-serve dining facilities to avoid crowding. We will have limited pre-packaged food options available, but we will not be serving hot food. Please plan accordingly.
*We will ask guests to ride on chairlifts and gondolas with their parties only. We ask for our guests’ patience while we implement this new protocol.
*We will post signage with social distancing reminders and our employees will be on site to help encourage safe protocols.
*We are aware that there are event restrictions in place across many states, provinces and counties where we operate. We are – and will continue to – follow all official guidance and cancel or postpone events as directed. Updates will be posted on resort and event websites.
*We will continue following the most updated guidance and precautions from health officials, with attention to the cleanliness and the environment of our facilities.
*We continue to ask our guests and employees to follow public health officials’ guidance of frequent handwashing and to stay home if they are feeling ill. Health officials advise that people at higher risk of severe illness, including those who are 60 years or older, should stay home and away from larger groups of people as much as possible.

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Woman charged with wildlife harassment after touching moose in Breckenridge

Important to keep a safe distance from wildlife.

summitdaily.com BRECKENRIDGE — State officials are once again asking residents and visitors to leave wildlife alone after a video of a woman harassing a moose in Breckenridge went viral late last week. “We’ve seen the video,...

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Breckenridge surpasses 25 feet of snow this season | OutThere Colorado

Great season!!

outtherecolorado.com More than 25 feet of fresh powder and counting – Breckenridge Ski Resort officially hit more than 300 inches of total snowfall so far this season, while

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'60 hours' of snow to hit Colorado bringing multiple feet of powder | OutThere Colorado

FYI

outtherecolorado.com While Colorado Springs and Front Range residents woke Tuesday to the most snow they’d seen in a while, the state’s ski slopes were awaiting their bounty.

Beautiful chilly morning!

Evolve Vacation Rental

Alpine Home Watch assists clients do short term rental, by being their required local contact, help find and monitor service providers...

If we’ve learned anything from challenging the vacation rental status quo for the last seven years, it’s definitely this...the ‘ALL-or-NOTHING’ management approach most homeowners take is showing its age…

...And the solution is deceptively simple…

We saw it seven years ago...and it led us to an entirely new ‘hybrid’ approach to vacation rental management that is now more than 10,000 properties strong...

See if you qualify: www.evolvevrn.com/now

So what exactly did we see?

The ‘ALL’ approach...Do It Yourself [DIY]...owners do everything themselves…success [and failure] is completely tied to owner effort and knowledge...

ALL of the responses to guest inquiries that aren’t guaranteed to result in bookings…

ALL of the rate setting...guest screening...arguments over security deposits...

ALL of the hours trying to stay on top of the latest tips and tricks for getting a property listing to perform on sites like Airbnb and VRBO...

...seeing individual property owners [and even some companies..but we’ll get to that] struggle while we worked in the industry just reinforced the hard truth:

Not many people can run a successful business in their spare time...which is exactly what the DIY approach is…

...No wonder the NOTHING approach to vacation rental management caught on...

The ‘NOTHING’ approach is to sign a long-term contract with a local property manager to do it all [from marketing through maintenance...can anyone really do all of that well?]...In return, the owner has nothing to say about any of it…

NOTHING to say when bookings are lagging…[well, you can try but…]

NOTHING to say about how guests are treated or issues are resolved...

NOTHING to say about giving away up to 50% in booking fees…

...seeing individual property owners paint themselves into a corner by turning everything over to a local Jack-of-all-trades reinforced another hard truth:

Not many [if any] companies can be as good at marketing, rate optimization, and customer service as they are at cleaning, maintenance, and all the other physical demands of managing a vacation rental...

In both cases, ALL or NOTHING falls short...because it’s the same thinking that has been around for decades...

Until now.

Owners know the potential of their rental properties...they know that when guests stay, they will leave happy...they know there has to be a better way to manage their property….

But there are only so many hours in a day…DIY rental management is a JOB...

And when they look around...they’re making one fundamental and WRONG assumption...

They THINK their only other choice is NOTHING....signing everything away and paying for the ‘privilege’ of full-service management by the local property manager...

That’s when we realized that there could be another ‘third’ way...and it’s the reason we started our company.

See if you qualify: www.evolvevrn.com/now

It’s the way we unlock the true potential of vacation homes…

It’s how a single vacation rental property can actually have teams of professionals working on getting it booked year-round, every day...

It’s how a company headquartered in Denver, CO can generate over $500 million in rental income for homeowners throughout North America…

It’s a hybrid approach unlike anything that came before…

...and it’s ‘deceptively simple’...

We ‘unbundle’ vacation rental management by separating marketing, booking, and customer support from the on-the-ground servicing of the physical property.

[give that a moment to sink in]

To put it another way, no one person or company has to master the entire spectrum of managing a vacation rental...

Not the owners [who are probably self-taught]...

And not the traditional property management company [which is probably spread too thin]...

Instead of choosing between ALL [DIY] or NOTHING [local property management company], owners can choose a company focused on driving customers to the property and maximizing revenue…

...and then work with a vetted local service provider [without paying excessive commissions] to clean and monitor the home...

That simple change to the traditional model of vacation rental management has taught us a lot.

We can reach more travelers because we are laser-focused on distributing and optimizing property listings across top booking websites like Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and others [and we cover the cost for owners]...

We can charge an industry-low 10% booking fee because we’re so confident in our ability to perform...

We can handle all inquiries, bookings, and guest communications, making the whole experience feel as professional as a hotel stay...

Best of all, we learn from supporting thousands of properties, improving over time in a way that no single owner or property manager could ever master…

No one is forced to choose ALL or NOTHING again…

In fact, we’ve flipped the whole model and created a new choice: the Evolve way...or the hard way...

DIY is a LOT of work…

And working with traditional property management companies means ZERO control with ridiculous fees...

Evolve is a risk-free service with no upfront cost or ongoing commitment…

To truly unlock the potential of a second home...owners need to Evolve.

And it starts with a simple phone call.

See if you qualify: www.evolvevrn.com/now

Now is the time to check out Breckenridge ice sculptures, as they are being created.

[12/25/19]   I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

Longfellow

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FloLogic - Smart Leak Control to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Take Preventive Steps to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Winter is officially upon us and that means many homeowners will be paying a hefty price for not protecting their property against frozen pipes.

Water's power in both liquid and solid states can wreak havoc on the unprepared home. Water can unleash a double whammy where freezing causes a breakage and thawing causes destructive flood. But frozen pipes and water leak damage are completely avoidable when homeowners follow some practical guidance, and with the help of technology designed to detect and arrest leaks automatically.

* Turn up the heat. Whether home or not, keep thermostats in the 55-60-degree range, or higher, to ensure pipes in basements and crawl spaces don't freeze up. For extreme cold protection, opening sink cabinets is advised to expose pipes to additional warmth.

* Insulate. Pipe insulation wraps will increase resistance to freezing ambient temperatures, while insulating structure cracks and openings will help keep the environment surrounding your pipes at a safe temperature. To avoid exposure to deep freezes, a UL-listed heat tape or cable wrapped around pipes will electronically generate warmth to prevent freezing.

* Inspect and update. Be sure outdoor hoses are removed from spigots. Periodically replace supply hoses to washers and toilets - a primary cause of water leaks beyond frozen pipes.

* Let it trickle. When temperatures are especially frigid on homes with exposure, leave faucets open to a steady drip or trickle. The constant flow will help prevent freezing, but also wastes water.

* Install leak control technology. Leak detecting smart water valves, like the one offered by FloLogic (www.flologic.com) will flag a broken pipe leak anywhere in a plumbing supply and automatically shut off the water before the ice dam completely melts. FloLogic qualifies many for insurance discounts, since it virtually eliminates the risk of catastrophic water damage year-round.

* Shut it down. If you don't have a leak detection auto shutoff device, the most prudent protection when you're away is shutting off the water supply and draining pipes. Even a small two drips-per-second leak from a cracked pipe will produce 77 gallons in a week - enough to cause costly damage.

flologic.com FloLogic is the smartest leak control system for protecting you from water damage. Stop leaks of virtually all sizes anywhere in your plumbing supply.

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-44º temperature reported overnight in Colorado...and that's not a wind chill | OutThere Colorado

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outtherecolorado.com Winter is almost officially here, Colorado. Temperatures plunged around the state Tuesday morning, with -34 degrees reported in Waverly (5,321'), -32

I never get over how beautiful my commute is. Incredible!!

Over 2’ of snow this weekend!!

Can’t wait to ski tomorrow

3-4 semis were stuck on Hoosier pass causing traffic jams from Breckenridge to Fairplay that lasted over 4 hrs. Very proud of our communities for taking care of all those stranded. Semis should be banned from using the pass in bad icy conditions, even with chains.

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Breckenridge Happy Hour Deals for families + Fav Breckenridge Restaurants

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Aurora Borealis Observatory

Can’t wait for another great season!

Snowboarding in a winter wonderland 😍😍

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Thank you Veterans!!

They’ve saved the free world more than once. And they’re on the job preserving the peace right now. When it comes to making the world a more secure place for good and decent people everywhere, this one group deserves the bulk of the credit. Who is this group, and how can we ever thank them? Pete Hegseth, U.S. Army Major, has the answer.

Oru Kayak

Very cool

A kayak you can take anywhere? 🤔
✔︎ Ultra Portable
✔︎ Easy to Setup
✔︎ Super Lightweight

Make time to enjoy the outdoors! OruKayak.com

One of my favorite times of the year!!

Love Fall!!

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Giant troll reappears in Colorado, and here's how to hike to it | OutThere Colorado

Fun!

outtherecolorado.com Sitting at 15-feet tall, the massive troll dubbed Isak Heartstone is back and once again, you're able to reach him with a short hike through the woods.

Big Boy!!

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