Archive for January, 2015

New Video: Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Ski Condo

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

New Video: Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Ski Condo

I am really enjoying shooting these “Top 10 Reasons to Buy…” videos. They are a great way for me to highlight the very best features of my listings. I hope you enjoy them too.

This Top 10 video highlights a beautiful slopeside condo here in Ski Town USA:

 

This Antlers at Christie Base luxury ski condominium is pretty special, don’t you think? Steamboat is somewhat limited on true ski-in/ski-out properties but this is a great one, and a large one at that.

 

Looking for something close to the ski area but not necessarily slopeside? This Highmark at Steamboat condo is a beauty! Located just a block from the ski area gondola, with the best ratings of all Steamboat ski lodging properties, you will truly be pampered at the Highmark.

 

Protect Your Family Against Radon in Steamboat Springs

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Protect Your Family Against Radon in Steamboat Springs

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January is National Radon Action Month so what better time to discuss what radon is, why it matters, and what you can do if your home has high radon levels. I blogged about radon a couple of years ago but it is worth covering again because of the health risks associated with high radon levels and the preventability of those risks.

What is radon?

Danger! Radon Gas

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. It is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

Where is radon?

Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building — old and new homes, offices, and schools — and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.

Steamboat Springs, CO Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

 

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Overlooking downtown Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River in the summer.

Steamboat Springs was recently included in a New York Times article, “52 Places To Go in 2015“.   Our small Colorado mountain town is listed as #19 actually. Further validation for our community that we have something really special going on here.

It’s not just our world-class Steamboat Ski Resort or our naturally therapeutic hot springs. It’s not just the endless miles of mountain bike, skating and running trails used for any and every outdoor recreational activity you can think of. It’s not even having Colorado’s oldest continually operating ski area and winter sports club from which 88 Olympians have been produced, as the NYT article mentions.

 

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Howelsen Hill at night.

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were joyous and the new year prosperous.

As we head into 2015, let’s talk real estate and absorption rate. This is the rate at which available properties are sold in a specific real estate market during a given time period. As you see, for most of our market, we are seeing good improvements.  Keep in mind, a normal healthy real estate market has about 6 months of inventory. More than 6 months is a “buyers market” and less than 6 months is a “sellers market.”

Single Family Absorption Rate

Single Family Absorption Rate

Townhome Absorption Rate

Townhome Absorption Rate

Condo Absorption Rate

Condo Absorption Rate

 

 Local Steamboat Springs Market

November was a decent month for Routt County real estate transactions with $41.4M in gross sales and 106 transactions.  While this is down from what we’ve seen over the past few months, it is still good for this time of year and the best November we have seen since 2009.