Archive for July, 2010

Home Prices on the Rise in Several Major Cities

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Home Prices on the Rise in Several Major Cities

July 27, 2010 — Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are showing signs of improvements. This is the Standard & Poor’s leading measure of home prices for U.S. real estate. This is great news.

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home prices going up

home prices going up

For more on this topic or questions regarding real estate in Steamboat Springs, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at: charlie@steamboatsmyhome.com. I will answer your post or email promptly with candid and informed answers. Click here to view all properties in Steamboat Springs in “real time” — This is one of the few real estate sites showing all foreclosed and all short sale listings in real time and updated every few minutes.

Do Foreclosure Sales Hurt Real Estate Values ?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Do Foreclosure Sales Hurt Real Estate Values ?

Many people are told that appraisers cannot use distressed sales as a comparable – thus these sales will not impact prices. This is incorrect.

real estate values

real estate values

It’s common to hear real estate agents say “appraisers cannot use distressed sales to value a property”. This used to be somewhat true but the rules have changed. And here are several examples of how and why distressed properties do have negative impact of properties.

New Listing and Real Estate Video in Steamboat Springs

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

This is a new listing in Steamboat Springs Colorado. It’s a 3 bedroom home close to town and the ski area. It’s also very close to great fishing at the Yampa river. It’s right on the core trail which is a wonderful walking, biking trail that runs through Steamboat Springs. Real Estate videos help sell homes. See more real estate video on the video tab on my website.

For more on this topic or questions regarding real estate in Steamboat Springs, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at: charlie@steamboatsmyhome.com. I will answer your post or email promptly with candid and informed answers. Click here to view all properties in Steamboat Springs in “real time” — This is one of the few real estate sites showing all foreclosed and all short sale listings in real time and updated every few minutes.

The Wine Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The Wine Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Good coffee is important too

Good coffee is important too

Thursday, Aug. 5: 5-7:30 p.m. Tasting at the top of the Gondola

Friday, Aug. 6: Fishing Group, Biking Group (Mt. Werner), Hiking Group (Mt. Werner) 10a.m. – 1p.m.; Book Club downtown 11a.m. – 3p.m.; Stroll of Steamboat downtown (Lincoln and Yampa) 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 7: Fishing Group (3 Forks Ranch), Horseback Ride Group (3 Forks Ranch), Hiking Group (Mt Werner), Bike Group (Mt. Werner) 10a.m. – 1p.m.; Seminars downtown and at the Grand, 11a.m. – 4p.m.; Grand Tasting at One Steamboat Place 4-7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 8 – no activities schedule

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For more on this topic or questions regarding real estate in Steamboat Springs, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at: charlie@steamboatsmyhome.com. I will answer your post or email promptly with candid and informed answers. Click here to view all properties in Steamboat Springs in “real time” — This is one of the few real estate sites showing all foreclosed and all short sale listings in real time and updated every few minutes.

Consumer Confidence is a Barometer for the Real Estate

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Consumer Confidence is a Barometer for the Real Estate

More and more the telltale sign for a recovering real estate market has to do with consumer confidence. Rightly so for employment and financial security are rooted in the confidence of Americans. A new study has just been released showing signs of improvement in consumer confidence.

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“We all know how important a role consumer confidence plays in any economic recovery, and most definitely in home buying decisions. Now a new national poll of consumer attitudes offers some encouraging news for the months ahead.

Stunning article about Real Estate in The Economist

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Stunning article about Real Estate in The Economist

I’m a realist 1st. An optimist 2nd. A pessimist 3rd. This is clearly rooted in my 3rd. I feel it does affect Steamboat’s real estate, but not as much as other parts of the country.

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Double-dip drama
Feeble figures fuel fears
Jun 24th 2010 | Washington, dc

“MORE than the European debt crisis is keeping American economic policymakers awake at night just now. Despite a year of government effort, a tentative recovery in the housing market appears to be on the verge of stalling.