Archive for March, 2015

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Steamboat Real Estate is often compared with other resort communities. Have you ever wondered how Steamboat’s prices compare to other resort towns? Wonder no more. Here is a break down of resorts and their median price sold for homes, condos and land. In the grand scheme of things, Steamboat Springs is quite affordable.
Steamboat Springs, CO compared to other resort markets

Steamboat Springs, CO compared to other resort markets

 

Local Steamboat Springs Market

It’s been a little slow for fresh snow and real estate this winter and the numbers reflect this.

February Real Estate Stats

February Real Estate Stats

 February was a slow month for Routt County real estate transactions with $16.2M in gross sales and 49 transactions.  This was down - 58.2% in total gross volume and down – 50% in transactions compared to February 2013.

> 40% of February transaction volume was under $500,000 (68% in January)
> 38% of February transaction volume was between $500,001 – $1,000,000 (21% in January)
> 22% of February transaction volume was over $1M – $3M (12% in January)
>  0% of February transaction volume was over $3M (0% in January)
 4 bank sales
> 48% of transactions were financed / 52% were cash

The Perfect Steamboat Townhome

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The Perfect Steamboat Townhome

 

Real estate buyers today want it all – location, views, natural light, open floor plan, garage and do not want to have to do any work after they move in.

Lucky for some Steamboat Springs real estate buyers, there is such a home on the market.

1116 Longview Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO

Main exterior

Wake to views of the Steamboat Ski Area in this 3 bedroom townhome. Located close to the mountain on the edge of Fish Creek Falls neighborhood, this home is close to everything Steamboat has to offer.

 

dining to patio

Abundant natural light bathes nearly every room of this clean, contemporary, move-in ready home.

 

 

great room

An open concept design on the main floor provides a great space for entertaining. Hickory floors, solid wood trim and doors and a modern aesthetic add to the home’s rich feel.

 

Steamboat Springs Summer Camp Guide 2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Summer Camp Guide 2015

 

Rock Climbing in Steamboat

Rock Climbing in Steamboat Springs

It’s getting to be that time of year again, the time when parents turn their attention to planning the family’s summer. If you have school aged children, this may entail planning the kids’ summer camps and activities. To help in the time-consuming task of searching for and sorting through various camps, I have compiled a list of day camps, sport and other activity camps offered here in Steamboat Springs, CO. I hope these ideas ease the stress of planning activities to combat the dreaded words, “I’m bored”.

If you are planning to put your Steamboat home on the market or are looking for homes for sale in Steamboat Springs or  I am here to help.

 

Summer Day Camps

Kids’ Adventure Club at the Steamboat Ski Resort. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3-12 year olds.

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Steamboat Real Estate

Steamboat Real Estate

Real Estate in 2015 – Flat or Feverish?

Some experts believe that the 2015 real estate market will be more of the same slow and steady numbers like they were in 2014. But some experts, like Joshua Brown for Fortune.com, feel that “2015 may just be the year that the housing market goes ballistic”. I don’t necessarily think the market will go ballistic, but I do think we will see Steamboat’s market continue to its upward momentum.

Here are some of Brown’s reasons which I feel support our resort market’s growth as well:

1. Low interest rates are coming to an end.

2. Millennials do not want to stay home forever and rents are at an all time high.

3. Employment among college- educated people is secure.

4. Wages are increasing. Brown noted that, When people get one-time tax cuts or bonuses, they save them. When people get raises, however, they buy stuff and improve their standard of living.