Archive for July, 2012

Two Blocks from World Class Skiiing at the Terraces at Eagleridge

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Two Blocks from World Class Skiing at the Terraces at Eagleridge

Terraces at Eagleridge Outside View

Terraces at Eagleridge Outside View

This three bedroom, two and one half bath corner unit is located just two blocks from world class skiing and snowboarding at Steamboat, rated as one of the top 10 ski resorts in the western United States for 2011-2012 by SKI Magazine. Complete with breathtaking ski area views and a walk-out patio and lawn, this unit has two covered balconies and is right next to the creek!

This unit is being sold fully furnished and includes fresh paint, new hardwood flooring, new carpet, and a gas log fireplace in the living room.  Lots of windows provide the unit with excellent natural light and at 1,651 square feet, it makes a perfect second home or vacation getaway.

Amenities include access to an outdoor hot tub and pool, owner’s ski lockers and storage closet, exercise facilities, a seasonal shuttle and a heated parking garage with assigned spaces for up to four vehicles!  HOA dues include heat, water, sewer, cable TV, trash, snow shoveling and plowing and building maintenance.

Steamboat Springs Market Report June 2012

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Steamboat Springs Market Report June 2012

As you’ll remember from my May 2012 Steamboat Springs Market Report, I reported some encouraging numbers in the local Steamboat real estate market.  Well, the June 2012 numbers have arrived and provide even further confirmation of definite improvement in the health of the Routt County real estate market.  Real estate is selling in Steamboat and it’s not just the bank owned. Now we’re starting to see inventories in some area shrinking and thus prices are on the rise.

Taking a look at dollar volume, the June 2012 data showed nearly a 65% increase over  June 2011, and compared to May of 2012, June’s dollar volume more than doubled.  With a great deal of speculation over the last few months as to which direction the Routt County Real Estate Market was actually headed, I think we can say with a good deal of confidence that Steamboat Springs Real Estate is on the rebound.

Bringing Your Dog To The ‘Boat- Dog-Friendly Steamboat Springs

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Dog friendly Steamboat Springs

Dog-Friendly Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado has a reputation for being one of the most dog-friendly little towns in the nation.  That’s excellent news if you’re planning a visit with your four-legged best friend. When beginning a new adventure with your pooch, it’s usually best to take a look around beforehand to see what kinds of activities, lodging and emergency care is available.  Keep reading to make planning your K-9 adventure a breeze.

Dog-Friendly Activities in Steamboat Springs:  Being a town with such an adventurous spirit, you would expect that there would be loads of dog-friendly activities in and around town.  Well, you won’t be disappointed.  The City of Steamboat Springs has a really nice trail network located within its boundaries, however, please be aware that the City does enforce leash laws within the Steamboat Springs city limits.  If it’s an off-leash dog park you want, we’ve got those too.  And, If you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten path, contact the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association or the Steamboat Springs District of the Colorado Forest Service for more dog-friendly hiking trail information.

Ski-In/Ski-Out Steamboat Springs Luxury

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Antlers ski in, ski out condo

Antlers ski in, ski out condo

Ski-In/Ski-Out Steamboat Springs Luxury

Elegance and sophistication are only two of the many words which can be used to describe the comfort and convenience of living directly adjacent to one of the nation’s top-rated world-class ski resorts. This 5 bedroom, 5 bath luxury condominium is located right at base of the Christie Lift complex and provides a rare opportunity at ownership of the highly sought after true ski-in/ski-out Steamboat Springs luxury experience.

Antlers ski in, ski out condo

Antlers ski in, ski out condo

At 2,642 square feet, this two-level unit is one of the largest available at The Antlers, Steamboat Springs’ premier ski-in/ski-out property.  This unit is also one of the only wheelchair accessible units on the property, as there are no stairs leading into or through the main level which contains the master bedroom suite, as well as an additional bedroom.  Three more bedrooms are located on the lower level.  As an added bonus, each bedroom has access to its own private bathroom.

Downtown Green Living at 197 Hill Street in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Friday, July 20th, 2012
197 Hill Street Video

197 Hill Street Video

Downtown Green Living at 197 Hill Street in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

As much as mountain biking, hiking and skiing, a big part of living the Steamboat Lifestyle is living in harmony with the beautiful mountain environment which brings you so much joy.  What better way to do so than by experiencing true green living just a couple of blocks from downtown Steamboat Springs.

This exquisite three bedroom, three and one-half bath home is located right in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the Old Town neighborhood.   Douglas Fir, Elm and aged Redwood were melded with natural stone and steel to create the structure of a home that is completely in tune with its natural surroundings.

Radon Level are High in Steamboat Springs: 55% of Routt County has HIGH Levels

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Danger!  Radon Gas

Danger! Radon Gas

Radon Level are High in Steamboat Springs: 55% of Routt County has HIGH Levels?

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium that can be found in nearly all soil types. Great! But now that you know what radon is, why is it important to you?  Radon happens to be highly toxic and according to the Surgeon General, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the nation today.  That’s pretty scary stuff!  So, how do you know if radon might be a problem in your home and what can you do about it? Well, if you live in Steamboat Springs or Routt County, there’s a 55% chance your home exceeds the recommended levels.

Radon in Routt County

Radon in Routt County

Radon becomes a problem when it gets into the air you breathe. It does so by seeping in through cracks in walls and solid floors, construction joints, gaps around service pipes, cavities inside walls and the water supply.

Ponderosa Trail Ranch-Rustic Luxury and Majestic Mountain Views

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

As you turn into the drive that leads you to the large wraparound deck and slowly open the custom-designed oak door, you are greeted by a warm and inviting entryway filled with an abundance of the exquisite natural light that is so much a part of what Colorado is famous for.  Immediately your heart says “Welcome Home.”

Ranch for sale in Steamboat Springs

Ranch for sale in Steamboat Springs

You’ll find the Ponderosa Trail Ranch located just outside of Steamboat Springs in Oak Creek, Colorado behind the gated community of Morrison Divide Ranch.  The property, situated on 35 acres of fertile fields and surrounded by National Forest, offers outstanding views of the mountains and valleys the Ute Indians once called home.

This four bedroom, four bath custom designed home, hand-crafted of beautiful stone work and robust wood siding, includes luminous wide-planked hardwood flooring throughout.  The two stone fireplaces located in the kitchen and living room provide the home with ample warmth during the long Colorado winters while the vaulted ceilings visually enlarge the home to create an open and inviting living area.

U.S. Housing Passes a Milestone

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Steamboat Springs Real Estate

Steamboat Springs Real Estate

U.S. Housing Passes a Milestone

Source: The Wall Street Journal

The housing market has turned—at last.

The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing “experts” that housing is bottoming. The numbers are now convincing.

Nearly seven years after the housing bubble burst, most indexes of house prices are bending up. “We finally saw some rising home prices,” S&P’s David Blitzer said a few weeks ago as he reported the first monthly increase in the slow-moving S&P/Case-Shiller house-price data after seven months of declines.

Nearly 10% more existing homes were sold in May than in the same month a year earlier, many purchased by investors who plan to rent them for now and sell them later, an important sign of an inflection point. In something of a surprise, the inventory of existing homes for sale has fallen close to the normal level of six months’ worth despite all the foreclosed homes that lenders own. The fraction of homes that are vacant is at its lowest level since 2006.

Video in Real Estate-An Interview

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Video in Real Estate

If you know anything about me you’d know I love using video in real estate. It’s just an easy tool to bring homes and lifestyles to the world of what Steamboat Springs is like. Well, seems others are catching on. He’s a interview I had with Wellcomemat.com.

The Best of Both Worlds-Condominium at the Meadows at Eagleridge

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Main Living Area

Condominium at the Meadows at Eagleridge

If you can imagine yourself coming home to this beautiful condominium after an exhilarating day skiing in Steamboat’s famous champagne powder snow to après ski in front of the fireplace at your own wet bar, this is the property for you!  This beautiful 1,454 square foot condominium offers an abundance of natural light and exceptional views.  Within walking distance of a world-class ski resort, this unit contains a full complement of luxurious amenities.

One of the best values in Steamboat at only $300,000, this one level, double master suite, two and a half bath unit is offered fully furnished. Each handsomely appointed spacious master suite features an ensuite bathroom with custom tile work, a spa tub and steam shower.  The bedroom area includes a fireplace, open sitting area and owner’s closet with access to your own private balcony.