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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:

 

Less is More: Simplify Your Life

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Less is More: Simplify Your Life

CLEAR THE CLUTTER and CLEAR YOUR MIND

Why do we have so much stuff? There are many factors that contribute to our lives, our minds and our spaces becoming cluttered, but did you know that hanging onto superfluous stuff can actually affect your well-being? It’s true. Studies have shown that in an organized space, people are more productive and they feel more accomplished, more in control of their life and more relaxed.  Check out this interesting infographic on The OKA Blog with stats about how clutter affects you, your work, your personal life, and even how others perceive you.

So, you want to simplify and get more organized. Where do you start? Whether you’re moving or just want to make the most of your home or your work space, the best place to start is by getting rid of clutter. “Clutter can cause chaos and stress in your life. We spend too much time looking for things, cleaning up, and rearranging our stuff,” says Jamie Wells, owner/founder of Simplify. “It gets to the point where your stuff starts to own you. The more time you spend trying to manage it, the less time you have to enjoy the things that are important to you.”

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.

Nest: Technology Changing Property Management

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Nest: Technology Changing Property Management

 

Nest Photo

Your Steamboat Spring property is the sanctuary you escape to whenever you get the chance, but busy schedules and distance can make it tricky to check in and make sure everything is just as you left it.  That tingling at the back of your neck or knot in your stomach telling you that something is amiss can drive you mad. Fortunately now you can make sure the mechanical room is warm and dry, the stove is off and your new ski’s were delivered wherever you have cell service or an Internet connection.

Many of you will already use or be considering using a property management company to monitor and maintain your vacation home. At a minimum, your home would be inspected on a weekly basis. But with the possibility of freezing pipes, leaks, flat alarm batteries, wildlife letting themselves through the open dog door, is that enough? Plus, these services don’t come cheap.

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 Springs Real Estate Report

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

 

Yampa Valley Fall Colors

Yampa Valley Fall Colors

 

I hope you were able to see the beautiful fall colors here in the Yampa Valley over the past few weeks. At this point, most of the leaves have fallen and the mountains are looking ready for snow.

Speaking of which, you know that Old Man Winter is just around the corner, right? Is your home ready? Click here for a checklist of things to do to prepare your home for the cold and snow.

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

August continued the trend of strong real estate numbers and transactions for Routt County. Gross sales for the month was $62.4M, up +24+% compared to August 2014 and up +11.79% year-to-date.  150 transactions were closed in August. That’s the most transactions August has seen in 5 years.


Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis

 

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Steamboat Spring Real Estate Report

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

The Real Estate Report for Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Camping along the Elk River

Camping along the Elk River

School has started here in Steamboat Springs and like many families, we are trying to squeeze in as much outdoor fun as we can before we put our flip flops away.

By the way, did you know that 4th graders and their families get free admission to National Parks until August 2016? Click here for details.

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

June was a great month for Routt County real estate but July was even better. Gross sales for the month was $80.6M, up +32.1% compared to July 2014 and up +9.68% year-to-date.  168 transactions were closed in July up +54.13% compared to July 2014.

Pending Sales UP

Pending Sales UP

 Sales and UP

Sales and UP

 


Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis

 

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# of transactions

% of transactions

Previous month % of transactions

% of volume

Previous month % of volume

Under $500K

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63%

70%

37%

41%

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

 

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Hay field in Steamboat Springs, CO

I love the ever-changing scenery of Steamboat’s agricultural country this time of year. All the moisture we got in the spring made for beautiful green fields which are now many bales of hay.

For questions about the Steamboat lifestyle and our real estate, please ask me. I am passionate about my community and real estate.

 

Search all Steamboat homes, townhomes and condos by clicking this link.

 

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

 

June was a great month for Routt County real estate with gross sales of $61.7M. That is up +67.5% compared to June 2014 and up +3.75% year-to-date.  144 transactions were closed in June which is the most transactions closed in 1 month in nearly 5 years, up +28.6% compared to the previous year’s month of June.

 


Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis

 

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

 

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Colorado summers are meant to be spent outdoors.

Summer in The ‘Boat is pretty special. I hope you have been out and about this summer soaking up the sun, reeling in the fish, floating in the river and lounging on the deck.

For questions about the Steamboat lifestyle and our real estate, please ask me. I am passionate about my community and real estate.

 

Search all Steamboat homes, townhomes and condos by clicking this link.

 

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

 

While May was the best month for gross sales of Routt County real estate thus far in 2015 at $47.6M, that is down -15.67% compared to May 2014.  103 transactions were closed in May down -15.57% compared to the previous year’s month of May.

 

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Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Steamboat Real Estate is often compared with other resort communities. Have you ever wondered how Steamboat’s prices compare to other resort towns? Wonder no more. Here is a break down of resorts and their median price sold for homes, condos and land. In the grand scheme of things, Steamboat Springs is quite affordable.
Steamboat Springs, CO compared to other resort markets

Steamboat Springs, CO compared to other resort markets

 

Local Steamboat Springs Market

It’s been a little slow for fresh snow and real estate this winter and the numbers reflect this.

February Real Estate Stats

February Real Estate Stats

 February was a slow month for Routt County real estate transactions with $16.2M in gross sales and 49 transactions.  This was down - 58.2% in total gross volume and down – 50% in transactions compared to February 2013.

> 40% of February transaction volume was under $500,000 (68% in January)
> 38% of February transaction volume was between $500,001 – $1,000,000 (21% in January)
> 22% of February transaction volume was over $1M – $3M (12% in January)
>  0% of February transaction volume was over $3M (0% in January)
 4 bank sales
> 48% of transactions were financed / 52% were cash