Archive for the ‘Professional Services’ Category

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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CITY 101

Friday, December 1st, 2017

CITY 101 APPLICATIONS OPEN!

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Have ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer in our city?  How about what it takes to pilot a snow plow or Steamboat Springs Transit bus?  What factors go into planning for future community growth? Or do you have the determination to go into a smoke filled building completely in the dark?

The City of Steamboat Springs is pleased to bring you the 4th installment of City 101! This is a series of 8 full day sessions combining field trips, forums and interactive activities, that offers in-depth insights into city operations, straight from the individuals responsible for them day-in and day-out. A combination of City employees and community members will be selected to participate in the program which aims to:

- create a shared understanding of the city’s mission and purpose

- increase community member and employee understanding of the city and its operations

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

 

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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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# of transactions

% of transactions

Previous month % of transactions

% of volume

Previous month % of volume

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

 

Price Point

# of transactions

% of transactions

Previous month % of transactions

% of volume

Previous month % of volume

Under $500K

74

63%

70%

37%

41%

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report

 

agriculture, routt county, steamboat springs, western heritage, hay field, mountains, hay

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