Archive for the ‘Buyers’ Category

New Listings Coming Soon!

Friday, April 6th, 2018

New Listings Coming Soon!

Here is a sneak preview of some of my new listings coming to the market within the next two weeks…

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Family getaway at Cross Timbers. Great location within walking distance of skiing, dining, shops.

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Endless possibilities await with this single family home in Old Town Steamboat. With 4 bedrooms, bonus room with kitchen, and 4 garage stalls, this move in ready home has great views and lots of sunshine!

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Architectural stunner in Strawberry Park. Nestled on 35 acres this home has seclusion, style and endless sunset views.

 

In the meantime if you’d like any further information on any of these homes give me a call – 970-846-6436.

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report for March 2018

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report for March 2018

Get the latest news in the local market today!

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For the full lowdown on the Ikon Pass click here!

Thank you to the following companies for their valuable information:

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

Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors (click for February roundup)

Follow us at SteamboatsMyHome YouTube for a variety video blogs. And if you have any real estate questions you’d like answered send me a text or email - 970-846-6435 or charlie@steamboatsmyhome.com

See you next time!

Charlie

 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO MARKET REPORT FEB 2018

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report for February 2018

Get the latest news in the local market today!

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Lets talk inventory!

Limited residential inventory has been an increasing issue since the end of the recession. With fewer homes for sale, competition for buyers is fierce, and homes spend less time on the market and prices are driven higher. Inventory shortages are becoming a national crisis and there is no single cause – and consequently no single solution. Here’s a look at some of the factors contributing to local inventory woes in a little more detail:


The migration slowdown. Americans are moving less than they have historically done.

  • - The widening price gap between starter homes and next level homes means that home buyers cannot afford to make the leap and upsize. The increase in housing costs and the equity built into inexpensive starter homes purchased years ago leaves would-be buyers at a loss. Thus home owners are staying put.

Hunting for a Mountain Area Home?

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Hunting for a Mountain Area Home?

New to the market is this great townhouse on Hunters Drive – a quiet residential neighborhood with community pond, walking trails, on the city bus loop, and just a few minutes from the Steamboat Ski Area. The home lives like a duplex and feels spacious and private courtesy of the expansive decks, plentiful windows and thoughtful layout.

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The attached two car garage is a prime feature in this snowy mountain town. It also serves to add privacy between the two sides of the home.

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Vaulted ceilings, hickory wood floors, abundant natural light make for a warm and inviting living area. Opening to the dining area and onto the large and sunny decks, this is a great design for entertaining.

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The kitchen is discretely positioned to take advantage of the great views whilst remaining user friendly and hiding dishes from sight.

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO MARKET REPORT DECEMBER 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report for December 2017

Welcome to our monthly Real Estate video market report!

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Talking Home Affordability. You hear that word a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? Well in a nutshell, it means how much house can you afford. And this varies for everyone.

Some of the key factors in calculating affordability are:

  • - monthly income
  • - funds to cover your down payment and closing costs
  • - monthly expenses
  • - Existing debt
  • - Credit profile
  • - Ongoing costs associated with property in addition to the home price eg. HOA dues, etc.

Housing affordability is an increasing challenge throughout the country, not surprising when you see figures such as 6.2% average year over year home gains in September*. But how does this look in our little mountain town? The Housing Affordability Index  calculated by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors indicates that home affordability for YTD 2017 is quite a bit harder than the same time last year. A number of factors go into this calculation and in all honesty I don’t have the equation, but it is based on interest rates, median sales price and average income by county.

SEPTIC 101: TIPS & COMMON MISTAKES

Monday, December 4th, 2017

SEPTIC 101: TIPS & COMMON MISTAKES

Holy crap! Click on the image to view video.

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Steamboat Springs, CO Market Update November 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Market Update for November 2017

Welcome to our monthly Real Estate video market report!

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The real estate market in Steamboat Springs and Routt County remains strong. Limited inventory and strong demand in many areas of the market has created competition for new listings, consequently decreasing the number of days homes are staying on the market and creating favorable pricing conditions for sellers.

Federal interest rates remain unchanged this month however a rate increase is anticipated in December. So we may be seeing a bump in mortgage rates in correlation to this change should the forecast be accurate. Something to consider if you are looking to purchase in the near future, it may be worth your time to speak with your local lenders today!

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

Land Title Guarantee Company (click for full September report)

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

HOME HEATING 101

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Home Heating 101

Home heating is likely the largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 45% of the average American family’s energy bills. Especially in a place like the Colorado mountains where snowfall can happen at any time and snow is our faithful friend. Making smart decisions on your heating can help you significantly cut your heating costs, and the Energy Saver infographic below from energy.gov is a great place to start:

 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO REAL ESTATE REPORT & Building Boom

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report for October, 2017

Click below for the latest Market Report brought to you by SteamboatsMyHome!

Screen Shot 2017-10-11 at 3.25.50 PMThe real estate market in Steamboat Springs continues to be strong. Primary residences are the area where were seeing the most activity. Low inventory and a strong demand has fueled prices to raise. As we head into ski season, we’ll see a transition from primary homes and town homes to more activity around second homes and ski area properties.

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

Land Title Guarantee Company (click for full August report)

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

Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors (click for August roundup)

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 charlie@steamboatsmyhome.com

See you next time!

A SMARTER RADON DETECTOR

Friday, October 6th, 2017

A Smarter Radon Detector

If you regularly read my blogs or have purchased real estate in Routt County, you probably know that radon levels are high in more than half of all homes here. Higher than the EPA recommends and higher than is safe for you and your families long term health (radon is considered to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US today!).

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*Image courtesy of www.airthings.com

If you don’t, then lets catch you up on the nitty gritty of radon. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown uranium in the ground. Trace amounts of uranium are located all around us, and therefore so is radon. Which just happens to be highly toxic. Outside in nature this gas is dispersed enough that our body can react accordingly. However when radon seeps into your well insulated, well sealed home, it essentially becomes trapped and concentrated in the air you breathe. Click here for more information on radon in your home.