Archive for June, 2017

Outside the Box – William Krisel

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

There is no creativity without vulnerability. And in the 1950′s William Krisel saw a need and filled it with thousands of happy home owners. William Krisel, a pioneering architect who brought his vision of modernism to Southern California tract housing, died Monday at age 92.

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Krisel was a pioneer in what we call today, MCM Mid-Century Modern architecture. Krisel’s timeless, modernist approach to design, reproduced in more than 30,000 tract homes, condos and custom residences throughout Southern California and 10,000 living units elsewhere, progressed the style of low-profile dwellings that relied on nature’s landscape as much as walls and glass to set an aesthetic.

This type of building worked well in warmer climates back in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Ton of glass and open spaces. Today, you can build this way in colder areas like Steamboat Springs but you need to be keenly aware of insulation values and superior heating. But the end result is fabulous.


Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty partners with Yampa Valley Community Foundation to support local non-profits.

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In a continued commitment to support local charitable organizations, Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to have collaborated with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to create the Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty Community Fund. The company-wide fundraising effort will provide an opportunity for SSIR brokers, owners and staff to contribute to the collective fund, which will then issue grants to local non-profits.

“Our goal is to really make a meaningful impact in organizations within our community,” says Traci Smith, Director of Marketing for Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. “Almost all our brokers already contribute significantly to over 100 local organizations, either financially or through volunteerism, so our team is already making an impact in our community on an individual basis. We saw this as an opportunity for everyone within our firm to work together toward a common goal. The beauty of collective giving is that you don’t have to give a lot individually to create a situation where the group, collectively, can contribute significantly. It’s a perfect example of the old adage: ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’”

Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Style

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


Farm & Ranch to Table – Steamboat Springs Style

How to throw your own Steamboat-style BBQ using fresh, local ingredients.

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Coloradoans live for summertime – those 3-4 short months from June to September when fresh local produce is in abundance. But one thing we have year-round when it comes to fresh, local ingredients is meat. With several working ranches that sell product direct to market, it’s a meat lover’s dream when it comes to preparing some of the best quality meats available anywhere in the world. The best way to celebrate the bounty of seasonal produce and to let local ingredients shine is with a backyard summer BBQ. With the BBQ season upon us, we met up with local chef Lulu Cox, owner of Amuse Bouche, for some advice on how to create the perfect Steamboat summer BBQ.


Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

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Routt County real estate had a solid activity in April. Gross volume was $72.5M, +38.79% compared to last April, with YTD at +47.10%.  It’s important to note however, the transfer of a hangar at Yampa Valley Airport for $21.9M impacted the GV significantly. If we remove that transaction from our figures, April 2017 is mostly consistent with April 2016 Gross Volume.  There were a total of 98 transactions: -14.04% from April last year and +15% YTD.

Here is a closer look at the 64 residential transactions that took place in April:

Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis April 2017

Price Point

# of transactions

% of transactions

Previous month % of transactions

% of gross volume

Previous month % of gross volume    

Under $500K






$500,001 – $1M






$1M – $3M