Archive for September, 2015

Winterize Your Home: Checklist and Video

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Checklist & Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter 

It’s getting cold.

Winter in Steamboat Springs

Winter in Steamboat Springs

Anyone who has lived in Steamboat Springs, or anywhere in Colorado for that matter, know that cold night leads to cold days. Snow will be upon us in no time and once the snow starts falling here, it piles up pretty quickly over the next few months. That means Steamboat Springs residents are hustling during these gorgeous fall days to get our homes and yards ready for winter.

I put together a checklist and a short video with tips to help prepare your home for Old Man Winter.

  •  Lawn, Garden & Deck
    •  - Mow short and fertilize lawn prior to snowfall
    •  - Put away outdoor cushions, furniture & toys
    •  - Drain & winterize outdoor faucets & irrigation systems
    •  - Trim branches that hang over house or near home
    • -  Drain and put away hoses

Steamboat Spring Real Estate Report

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

The Real Estate Report for Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Camping along the Elk River

Camping along the Elk River

School has started here in Steamboat Springs and like many families, we are trying to squeeze in as much outdoor fun as we can before we put our flip flops away.

By the way, did you know that 4th graders and their families get free admission to National Parks until August 2016? Click here for details.

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

June was a great month for Routt County real estate but July was even better. Gross sales for the month was $80.6M, up +32.1% compared to July 2014 and up +9.68% year-to-date.  168 transactions were closed in July up +54.13% compared to July 2014.

Pending Sales UP

Pending Sales UP

 Sales and UP

Sales and UP


Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis


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# of transactions

% of transactions

Previous month % of transactions

% of volume

Previous month % of volume

Under $500K






Free National Parks Pass for Families of 4th Graders

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Free Pass for Families of 4th Graders into National Park

Do you have a 4th grader this 2015/16 school year? If so, your family is eligible for a FREE pass to our nation’s outstanding National Parks!


My boy and an elk at Rocky Mountain National Park, #everykidinapark

My boy and an elk at Rocky Mountain National Park

The program is part of the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, an administrative-wide effort among the National Park Service, Forest Service, Dept. of Education, Fish & Wildlife Service, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and others, to get all children to visit and enjoy the outdoors and inspire a new generation of Americans to experience their country’s unrivaled public lands and waters.

As of September 1st, every fourth-grader in the nation will receive an “Every Kid in a Park” pass that’s good for free admission — for them and their families — to all of America’s federal lands and waters for a full year. Students just need to sign up online and they will then get a voucher that grants entrance to the student and a carload of passengers to federal recreation areas for one year.