Archive for August, 2017

The Takeover Continues – Deer Valley added to KSL Portfolio

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Takeover Continues – Deer Valley added to KSL Portfolio

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The new owners of the Steamboat Ski Area continue to make news in the ski industry, announcing today that they have reached an agreement to acquire Deer Valley Resort in Utah. This takes their growing portfolio to 13 resorts in the U.S. and Canada. The purchase is anticipated to be completed prior to the 2017-18 ski season.

The new company, which has yet to be named, is a partnership between KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Co. The company came together earlier this year in the effort to purchase Intrawest Resort Holdings and Mammoth Resorts – deals which were finalized back in July.

There has been some confusion regarding the affiliation between Aspen Skiing Co. and the purchase of Steamboat and Intrawest. While Henry Crown and the Crown Family own Aspen Skiing Co., Aspen Skiing Co. is separate from the new partnership between Henry Crown and Co. and KSL Capital Partners. So the ski resorts acquired under these recent deals were not purchased by Aspen Skiing Co., as many had previously thought.

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Join us for a lively discussion about the local real estate market!

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Thank you to the following companies for providing some of the statistics discussed:

Land Title Guarantee Company (click for full June report)

Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors (click for full July Report)

S&P Core Logic Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices (click for latest figures)

Tune in next month for another fun discussion. And if you have any real estate questions you’d like answered send me a text or email - 970-846-6435 or

See you next time!


That Place Where The Locals Roost

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

That Place Where The Locals Roost

Every town has that neighborhood, that development that people flock to and becomes knows as “a locals favorite”. Steamboat Springs has a few of them, but perhaps the most well know is Mountain Vista. Let us explain why:

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Just Listed: 777 Mountain Vista Circle

Nestled on a quiet hillside between the Steamboat Ski Area and downtown Steamboat Springs, is a quiet and friendly neighborhood known as Mountain Vista.

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This collection of townhomes was quickly considered to reflect the quality and style that the locals desired, affordability, as well as the ultimate in convenience. The free City bus travels past the entrance and for the dog friendly or athletically motivated, Rita Valentine park is an easy walk.

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And now you too can get in on the towns worst kept secret. Just listed is 777 Mountain Vista Circle. Located on the uphill edge of the neighborhood, the light is abundant and the views are pretty.

What Makes a Home Stand Out?

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

What Makes a Home Stand Out?

Let us take a stand out Steamboat Springs home and see what makes it so special. Say hello to 1076 Steamboat Blvd:


1. Location (and view!)

Beautiful Sanctuary neighborhood, overlooking the Rollingstone Golf Course, stunning views towards Fish Creek Canyon, close to Steamboat Ski Resort, and only a few minutes to shops and restaurants. But best of all the home backs up to a dedicated trail system for easy hiking, biking and cross country ski access.


2. Master Suite

The master suite IS the upper level. A spacious sitting area with fabulous views and natural light, gas fireplace, large walk in closet, and gorgeous bathroom with a tub to celebrate.


3. Kitchen

The kitchen in this home is huge and perfectly laid out whether you are cooking for 2 or 20. Custom cabinetry, green marble counters, and top-of-the-line appliances set the tone.

The Writing is on the Wall

Thursday, August 10th, 2017


Artist Jeff Roth, the man behind some of the most well-known murals in downtown Steamboat, talks about what it means to become part of the Steamboat landscape.

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From Sleeping Giant to the Yampa River and Mount Werner, the Steamboat landscape is practically iconic; its sense of place is defined by its surroundings.

For artist Jeff Roth, becoming part of the Steamboat landscape in a more literal sense, by painting murals on two of its most visible downtown buildings, was not only a highlight of his career but the perfect ending to his Steamboat chapter.

Roth recently moved to Flagstaff, but his works “Yampa River Flow” a 130-foot mural on the side of the Natural Grocers building and “Wings” on the Bank of the West and Kali’s Boutique building, have left their mark. As a photographer, graphic designer and teacher, Roth’s approach to art is about more than paint and a brush.

The Evolution of Smart Home Technology

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The Evolution of Smart Home Technology, taking the term “remote control” to a new level.

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It wasn’t that long ago that home entertainment systems required loading DVDs or VCR’s into huge drives, storing 2-foot-deep televisions into large entertainment media consoles, managing a stock pile of remote controls, and mounting speakers to walls.

Well, those days are over. Smart home technology has evolved to allow homeowners to control everything from thermostats, lighting, and door locks, to monitoring media and security remotely. Even the term “touch of a button” is obsolete when homes are being controlled with customized apps that are loaded onto smart phones and tablets—so it’s really the “touch of a touch screen.”

According to Thomas McKenzie, owner of Steamboat-based Cloud 9 Integrated Systems, a smart home is, “a way to use technology to enhance your living experience.” Primarily, that means being able to create a home environment you enjoy and to control a home remotely, which is a huge benefit to anyone, especially a second home owner.