Archive for October, 2014

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

For starters, I want to thank everyone out there who voted for me in the Best of the Boat. I am honored to be a recipient this year.  Thank you.

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Now, on to the business at hand……

Here is what a real estate recovery looks like in Steamboat Springs.

Pending Sales

Local Steamboat Springs Market

As expected based on the number of pending sales over the past few months, Routt County real estate transactions for the month of September were outstanding! The best month of 2014 so far with 137 transactions and the best gross dollar volume ($81.4M) we have seen since 2009 – for any month.  Compared to September 2013, total gross dollar volume was up +69.47% and transactions were up +12.30%. Year-to-date gross dollar volume is up +11.07% and number of transactions are up +7.51% for the year.

A Very Steamboat Halloween

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

A Very Steamboat Halloween

One of the things that makes Steamboat special is the sense of community fostered here. And one of this community’s favorite times of year is Halloween. You won’t find us in our neighborhoods knocking on doors on Halloween night though. We, and I mean ALL of us whether you have kids or not, will be at the Downtown Halloween Stroll on Lincoln Avenue. That’s where, for over 30 years, our community has gathered to trick-or-treat at downtown businesses. Men, women, children and dogs congregate in costume and celebrate on Lincoln Avenue, which is closed for the event. See all real estate for sale here.


Downtown Halloween Stroll schedule:

Ages 6 and younger are encouraged to take part in the Stroll from 5:00-5:30p.m.
Ages 7 and older are welcome from 5:30-7:00p.m.

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Located just 20 minutes from Steamboat Springs adjacent to the recreational offerings of Stagecoach Lake is an opportunity for someone to bring to life their NW Colorado mountain dreams.

Here, at 31045 Lynx Basin Way, sits a foundation and infrastructure…

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…for a wonderful home to take advantage of incredible views of Stagecoach Lake and…..

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….Woodchuck Mountain.

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Plans for a beautiful home with main level living and a walk-out lower level are included. This home was designed to capture the views and serenity.

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This 3.58 acre lot (#11) is flat and extremely private surrounded by Gambel oak trees. This is the best lot for views in Lynx Basin Estates.

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Bring your builder and start living your mountain dreams today at Lynx Basin Estates. Imagine wildlife out your window, fishing just yards away and world-class skiing within 20 minutes. If you would like more information, please contact me.

Ski Town USA’s History Comes to Life in Film Series

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Ski Town USA’s History Comes to Life in Film Series

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat is hosting its first Winter Film Series which will highlight the mountain town’s snow-loving roots. Donated vintage films, old school promotional videos and home movie footage will be showcased over the next few months via free showings at the Chief Theater downtown. The first showing, Ski! A Century of Skiing in Colorado, will premier tonight at 6p.m. then every third Tuesday of each month through March a different film will be shown.

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See you there! If you want to look at everything listed in Steamboat Springs click here. 


Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure | Defining Service
970-846-6435 |
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Not Your Average Real Estate Video

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Not Your Average Real Estate Video

…..and certainly NOT a virtual home tour. Producing quality video for each of my listings is something I am committed to.

Real estate video has become the buzz phrase in the industry. After all, using video in an amazing tool in selling homes. And with roughly 50% of Steamboat’s real estate buyer’s coming from outside of the Yampa Valley, I believe that it is really important to give those prospective buyer’s as much of a feeling for homes on the market as possible and video is a great way to do this. If I have an out of town/state buyer that would like to see the inside of a home or wants to see how steep the driveway is, I will gladly grab my video camera and record a walk-through for them.

#1 Rated Ski Condo in Steamboat For Sale

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

#1 Rated Ski Condo in Steamboat For Sale

The Highmark at Steamboat is rated #1 on out of 80 lodging destinations in the area. Here’s why this premier ski property has held its ranking for 6 years:

From the moment the Highmark’s shuttle, a Cadillac Escalade, picks you up from the airport and walk through their doors, you will be well taken care of. The staff makes it their mission to treat owners and guests like royalty. But guest service is just one reason why Highmark has such fantastic ratings.

Exceptional accommodations is another reason. Take residence 4E at the Highmark for example, fine furnishings, exquisite finish details, harmonious floor plan, walk out patio and a gas fireplace.

The kitchen boasts granite countertops, solid wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances including double ovens.