Mountain Architecture Year in Review

January 8th, 2018

Mountain Architecture Year in Review: An Art Form of Compromise

Trends come and go, but for longtime Steamboat architect Joe Patrick Robbins, the client’s tastes are always the bottom line.

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It doesn’t take much to see where Steamboat architecture is headed. There are enough construction sites around town to know that more modern features like single-pitched rooves and clean lines with a lot of metal and glass have arrived in Steamboat, along with the kind of high-end, high-dollar homes that were once associated with upscale resorts like Telluride, Vail, and Aspen.

But one thing remains the same, according to Joe Patrick Robbins, an architect who has been deigning houses in Steamboat for 45 years: Regardless of the trends, good design is always going to be timeless. “It’s really important that an architectural design isn’t so tied to a trend or a fad that it then becomes easily identified as a house that’s built in certain time period. A really thoughtful design is going to have a certain timeless element.”

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO MARKET REPORT JAN 2018

January 8th, 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report for January 2018

Get the latest news and find out what is hot in the local market today!

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Thank you to the following companies for providing some of the statistics discussed:

Land Title Guarantee Company (click for full November report)

*S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices (click for latest figures)

Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors (click for November roundup)

Follow us at SteamboatsMyHome YouTube for a variety of fun video blogs. And if you have any real estate questions you’d like answered send me a text or email - 970-846-6435 or charlie@steamboatsmyhome.com

See you next time!

Charlie

 

Hunting for a Mountain Area Home?

December 28th, 2017

Hunting for a Mountain Area Home?

New to the market is this great townhouse on Hunters Drive – a quiet residential neighborhood with community pond, walking trails, on the city bus loop, and just a few minutes from the Steamboat Ski Area. The home lives like a duplex and feels spacious and private courtesy of the expansive decks, plentiful windows and thoughtful layout.

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The attached two car garage is a prime feature in this snowy mountain town. It also serves to add privacy between the two sides of the home.

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Vaulted ceilings, hickory wood floors, abundant natural light make for a warm and inviting living area. Opening to the dining area and onto the large and sunny decks, this is a great design for entertaining.

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The kitchen is discretely positioned to take advantage of the great views whilst remaining user friendly and hiding dishes from sight.

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO MARKET REPORT DECEMBER 2017

December 7th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report for December 2017

Welcome to our monthly Real Estate video market report!

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Talking Home Affordability. You hear that word a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? Well in a nutshell, it means how much house can you afford. And this varies for everyone.

Some of the key factors in calculating affordability are:

  • - monthly income
  • - funds to cover your down payment and closing costs
  • - monthly expenses
  • - Existing debt
  • - Credit profile
  • - Ongoing costs associated with property in addition to the home price eg. HOA dues, etc.

Housing affordability is an increasing challenge throughout the country, not surprising when you see figures such as 6.2% average year over year home gains in September*. But how does this look in our little mountain town? The Housing Affordability Index  calculated by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors indicates that home affordability for YTD 2017 is quite a bit harder than the same time last year. A number of factors go into this calculation and in all honesty I don’t have the equation, but it is based on interest rates, median sales price and average income by county.

What’s Happening in Steamboat Springs?

December 7th, 2017

What’s Happening in Steamboat Springs?

Looking for things to do in Steamboat Springs this winter besides snowsports? Here’s what’s happening in town this month:

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Dec. 8 & 9, The Nutcracker

Join Elevation Dance Studio for its winter production of The Nutcracker. This fun, family friendly performance will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Tickets are on sale now for each of the three performances being held at the Steamboat Springs High School. Click here for ticketing information.

Dec. 16,  Christmas Storytime at the Tread of Pioneers Museum

Hear about pioneer and Victorian holiday stories and traditions and will create a special Victorian holiday craft to take home. While you’re here, see the museum’s holiday decorations and get some holiday shopping done in the Museum Store. This is a free event for all ages from 11AM – 4PM.

Dec. 17, Holiday Festival @ Gondola Square

SEPTIC 101: TIPS & COMMON MISTAKES

December 4th, 2017

SEPTIC 101: TIPS & COMMON MISTAKES

Holy crap! Click on the image to view video.

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WITH A BOW ON TOP

December 4th, 2017

WITH A BOW ON TOP

How to make the most of your home décor over the holiday season.

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Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to blow a fuse or require enough Christmas lights to see your house from space. It doesn’t even mean having to stick to red and green. We caught up with Rumor Designs partner and interior designer Valerie Stafford to talk about ways to avoid the Christmas kitsch but still make your home warm and inviting for guests and family during the holidays.

Common Scents
Most people are so overwhelmed by Christmas decorations, they don’t even think about scent. “Smells are a great way to introduce that holiday feel,” Stafford says. “Candles and guest soaps can bring in a warm, inviting atmosphere to your home without being too overwhelming.” Stafford recommends stocking guest rooms and bathrooms with wintery scents like pine, cinnamon, thyme and rosemary to set the holiday mood.

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CITY 101

December 1st, 2017

CITY 101 APPLICATIONS OPEN!

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Have ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer in our city?  How about what it takes to pilot a snow plow or Steamboat Springs Transit bus?  What factors go into planning for future community growth? Or do you have the determination to go into a smoke filled building completely in the dark?

The City of Steamboat Springs is pleased to bring you the 4th installment of City 101! This is a series of 8 full day sessions combining field trips, forums and interactive activities, that offers in-depth insights into city operations, straight from the individuals responsible for them day-in and day-out. A combination of City employees and community members will be selected to participate in the program which aims to:

- create a shared understanding of the city’s mission and purpose

- increase community member and employee understanding of the city and its operations

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Update November 2017

November 10th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Update for November 2017

Welcome to our monthly Real Estate video market report!

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The real estate market in Steamboat Springs and Routt County remains strong. Limited inventory and strong demand in many areas of the market has created competition for new listings, consequently decreasing the number of days homes are staying on the market and creating favorable pricing conditions for sellers.

Federal interest rates remain unchanged this month however a rate increase is anticipated in December. So we may be seeing a bump in mortgage rates in correlation to this change should the forecast be accurate. Something to consider if you are looking to purchase in the near future, it may be worth your time to speak with your local lenders today!

Thank you to the following companies for providing some of the statistics discussed:

Land Title Guarantee Company (click for full September report)

S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices (click for latest figures)

LIFT TICKET FLASH SALE TODAY!!!

November 10th, 2017

LIFT TICKET FLASH SALE TODAY!!

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The Steamboat Ski Area is holding a FLASH SALE today! 100 early-season lift tickets for $49 per day.

BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/49FlashSale

Tickets valid Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. After $49 tickets sell out, they’ll offer 100 each of $59 and $69 tickets. Sale ends TODAY Nov. 10.

See you on the mountain!