Archive for April, 2015

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

A Real Estate Slow Down – But don’t freak out!

The absorption rate is a strong indicator of the health of the real estate market. It’s measured in month of inventory and how long it takes for real estate to sell.

A healthy real estate market has 5-7 months worth of inventory.  But Steamboat Springs has such diverse properties that we have to look closer. I broke it down by price-points and Single Family | Townhome | Condo.  This is only properties within the city limits. Yes, we’re seeing a bit of a slow down. But it’s also mud season and a slow time for real estate – so don’t read too much into this.

Single Family Homes

Single Family Homes

 

Townhomes

Townhomes

Condo

Condo

7 Reasons to Love Steamboat’s Sundance Creek Condo

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

7 Reasons to Love Steamboat’s Sundance Creek Condo

 

It is not often that a Sundance Creek Condominium in Steamboat Springs comes on the market and when it does, it’s not long before it’s sold.

As you can see from the video, 580 Anglers Drive #307B is a spectacular place. I would like to point out 7 solid reasons why this condo is so special. In no particular order:

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1. Location – This condo is conveniently located between the Steamboat Ski Resort and downtown Steamboat Springs. Can’t decide whether you want to live on the mountain or downtown? No worries! Enjoy the best of both places by living in the middle of them.

 

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2. Views – Enjoy 180 degree views from the deck and great room. From Mt. Werner (aka Steamboat Ski Resort) to Emerald Mountain and everything in between, take it all in from this condo.

 

Snow, Water, Rivers and our Environment – VIDEO

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The ski area just closed. And there’s still snow on the mountains- but less than there was last year.  Snow and water are big deal Colorado. Water brings life to the Yampa valley and without it, Steamboat would be a lot different.  The Yampa and Elk rivers flow through Steamboat Springs creating great recreation for everyone. But cold water is something we need to think more about and get involved in keeping it here.

Here’s a great video that touches on our climate, water, and trout.

COLD WATERS from Conservation Hawks on Vimeo.

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Steamboat Mud Season – What to Know

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Steamboat Mud Season – What to Know

Steamboat Springs locals and visitors enjoyed a fun closing weekend at Steamboat Resort as legendary reggae band, Steel Pulse, ​ brought our ski season to a close with their incredible music. It was awesome!

 

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Steel Pulse on stage for Steamboat Resort’s closing day

 

Now that the mountain is closed for skiing, our town enjoys a little “mud season” before the Resort opens again for mountain biking and festivities and our summer fun begins. Mud season, our unofficial 5th season, is when many of our businesses take a little time off before the busyness of the next tourist season. Locals enjoy this time because the town is quiet, parking is plentiful and businesses run outstanding specials.


Some years we really do have mud to contend with but not so much this year. Our trails have dried out quite a bit already, flowers are in bloom, and the sandhill cranes are back in the valley to raise their young.

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Do you remember being 11 years old?

A good friend of mine at Slantyhouse Productions made this great video about life through the lens of one 5th grade class on the last day of elementary school. What it’s like to be 11; a tween.

This 37 minute documentary short is incredibly well done, charming and heartfelt. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

 

And if you are still looking for summer camps and activities for your tweens and elementary school aged children, here is a guide to summer camps in Steamboat Springs. Our town is a lot of fun anytime of year but summer in Steamboat Springs, CO is really special. Thankfully, there are many options for childcare in Steamboat Springs, whether you are a resident or not, which make it easier for parents to enjoy an afternoon to themselves.