Archive for November, 2015

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

 

Sunrise over the Yampa River

Sunrise over the Yampa River

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Steamboat locals and snow-lovers alike are particularly thankful this time of year because this is the week that Steamboat Ski Resort opens for the season! The ski area will open with its annual Scholarship Day tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25. This opening day tradition at Steamboat Resort is a fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Scholarship Fund and has raised over $850,000 since 1991/92. Tickets are $30 for top-to-bottom access or $20 for the lower mountain. *Please note: season passes will not be accepted on Wednesday. The mountain opens for the season on Thanksgiving Day.

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

September was a good strong month for Routt County real estate transactions. Gross sales for the month were $58.9M, although that is down -27.6% compared to September 2014, that month last year was kind of anomaly with two $30M transactions. Overall, gross sales are up +4.2% for the year. 133 transactions were closed in September, up +3.69% YTD. 

Steamboat Luxury Ski Condo Not Your Average Ski Condo

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Steamboat Luxury Ski Condo Not Your Average Ski Condo

There is a difference between an average ski condo and a LUXURY ski condo. You know the difference the moment you walk through the doors, like at the Highmark Steamboat Springs.

 

Luxury [luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh-]:  a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity.

 

Luxurious Location

This luxury ski condo at the Highmark Steamboat Springs is the epitome of luxury. Located across the street from the world-class Steamboat Ski Resort, you can literally walk to the gondola for your first run of the day, but because this is luxury, there is no need for YOU to schlep your skis. Leave it to Highmark’s ski valet to transport your skis to the base of the gondola where they will be waiting for you.

 

Luxurious Amenities

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

snow and ski swap

 

Steamboat locals have packed away summer outdoor gear and are breaking out winter gear and clothing as we watch the slopes of the Steamboat Ski Resort being covered in snow, beautiful snow. Speaking of ski slopes, if you are still in need of gear or clothing, check out the annual Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Ski & Sports Swap.

 

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

Routt County is seeing resurgence in new home builds, echoing the national uptick in new home starts. According to an article in the Steamboat Pilot & Today on October 27, there were 5 new home building permits issued in September, all for homes with valuations of $829,000 to $1.4M. Two of those are for land initially purchased in 2004 before the market slowdown. Construction crews around town are busier now than they have been in years, not just with new builds, but also with remodels and additions. All good signs for the Routt County real estate market.

Steamboat’s Best Prices on Gear – SSWSC Ski Swap

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Steamboat’s Best Prices on Gear – SSWSC Ski Swap

Gearing up for this year’s ski and snowboard season? If you find yourself needing equipment, clothing and outdoor gear, don’t miss the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Clubs‘ annual Ski & Sport Swap. Here, local and regional vendors selling new gear and thousands of locals consigning their gently used goods come together to sell all sorts of outdoor equipment in this benefit for our local Winter Sports Club. I will warn you though, it gets crazy but it can be worth it.

 

SSWSC ski swap 2015

 

 

A few things to note:

 

  1. Go with a list. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the people, items for sale and deals. Have a list to keep yourself on track.
  2. Get there early. For $5 you can be among the first to pursue and purchase tonight, Friday, November 6, from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Depending on what you are looking for, it may be worth it.

The Makings of a Great Kitchen

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The Makings of a Great Kitchen

The hub of any home is undoubtedly the kitchen. Used for far more than just meal preparation, today’s kitchen serves as a gathering space, a work space, a relaxation space, the place where multiple cooks and helpers work together and a hospitality hub. Because of its multiple uses, good design is critical in order for this, the heart of the home, to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

4 things that make this a great kitchen:

 

gourmet kitchen, strawberry park, double buck, open, natural light, honed granite, lighting

1.  Open and bright

A great kitchen offers open space, not only for more than one person to be able to work together in the same room, but for guests to be able to gather around. Likewise, it is nice for the kitchen to open up to other rooms in the home so that the cook is not separated from others every time he/she is in the kitchen.