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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.

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Routt County real estate saw strong activity in May:

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Here is a closer look at the 103 residential transactions that took place in May:

Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis May 2017

Price Point

# of transactions

% of transactions

Previous month % of transactions

% of gross volume

Previous month % of gross volume    

Under $500K

 63

61%

46%

30%

20%

$500,001 – $1M

 24

23%

36%

27%

32%

$1M – $3M

 15

15%

19%

36%

40%

Over $3M

 1

1%

2%

7%

8%

This chart notes single family and multi family residential sales. Not shown here are the 8 timeshare transactions, 27 land, 6 commercial and 4 miscellaneous transactions for a total of 148 transactions. There were 4 bank sales in May 2017.

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

 27

46%

38%

20%

17%

$500,001 – $1M

 21

36%

46%

32%

43%

$1M – $3M

 11

19%

17%

40%

40%

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

As many of you know there has been a lot of buzz around the recent acquisition of the Steamboat Ski Area by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Partners. And now that the the dust has settled a little, many of you are probably wondering what this might mean for the real estate market here in Steamboat Springs. My thoughts on the subject are that this is a positive step for the future of the community. The esteemed new owners will almost certainly have a positive impact on improvements and development in and around the base area. Real estate, especially that which focuses on second home and holiday investors, should see some growth as buyer confidence rises. This may have been the nudge that on the fence buyers were looking for. However Steamboat Springs is a destination town and growth is largely limited by employment. The sale of the Steamboat Ski Area does not directly bring jobs to our valley. For this reason it is unlikely to have a direct impact on primary residences.

Buying Real Estate From Your Couch Just Got Easier

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Buying Real Estate From Your Couch Just Got Easier

Evolving technology is continually changing the real estate landscape. Thanks to the latest imaging systems, selling and buying a home has now gone 3D. I recently invested in a Matterport 3D camera which thanks to its unique 9 lense design, can capture even the tiniest details in a space. Specialty software then pieces together the images to create an interactive 3D model. A buyer can then view the home in a number of formats:

Dollhouse – this showcases the entire home layout including multiple floors.

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Click to view the 3D home tour for 260 Storm Peak Ct

Floorplan – select a floor and get an overview of the entire layout of that level

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Click to view the 3D home tour of 31635 Aspen Ridge Rd

Walking Tour – move from room to room as you desire, and see incredible detail from floor patterns to views through the windows.

2 Homes, 2 Styles, 1 Creek

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

2 Homes, 2 Styles, 1 Creek – Ready for 2 Buyers!

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In a quiet street just a short stroll to the Steamboat Ski Resort is Cascades at Eagle Ridge. An enclave of townhomes where you can enjoy privacy or conversation, where you can walk or bike to ski instead of drive, and where you can enjoy life all four seasons of the year. And with little turnover of home ownership, the time is now – we have just listed 2 very different styles of homes at Cascades. So sit back, imagine the soothings sounds of Burgess Creek, and enjoy the tour
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Rainier #2  - $629,000

4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Car Garage

 

Click to view Cascade #2 video

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Click to view Cascade #2 Photo Gallery

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Take a private home tour with 3D!

Click to take a private home tour in 3D!

View Full Cascades #2 Listing

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Who Doesn’t Love A Retro Mountain Lodge!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Who Doesn’t Love A Retro Mountain Lodge!

Some homes ooze charm, and this is one of them! From the outside we see a classic mountain lodge design: wood siding and stone detailing, sharp rooflines set in a pristine natural landscape.

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From the inside, channel your inner 80′s and enjoy the warmth and coziness of a bygone era.

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And if retro isn’t your thing, just imagine the possibilities! From the 2.81 acre block to the stunning views of Fish Creek Canyon and the Steamboat Ski Area, some things never go out of style.

View full listing here.

Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure | Defining Service 
970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

 

Mountain Vista Town Home = The Perfect Place

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Looking for the perfect starter home or second home? This Mountain Vista has the perfect mix of size and features. 2 Beds, 2 baths, 2 car garage and ski area view. Not to mention is recently remodeled and move in ready. $432,000

Mtn Vista

Mtn Vista

Living Area in Mtn. Vista

Living Area in Mtn. Vista

Vaulted ceilings in Mtn. Vista

Vaulted ceilings in Mtn. Vista

See more information here: http://www.steamboatsmyhome.com/170252/2-fish-creek-area/mountain-vista-townhome