Archive for the ‘Second Income Property’ Category

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:

 

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:

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

It’s Official! The Steamboat Ski Area Has Sold!

Monday, July 31st, 2017

It’s Official! The Steamboat Ski Area Has Sold!

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According to a story released Monday by the Steamboat Today, the sale of the Steamboat Ski Area, as part of Intrawest Resort Holdings, is now final. The new joint venture of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company (HCC) will combine Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, KSL, Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts into one company with a total of 12 mountain resorts.

The new entity’s resorts include ski areas in Colorado (Steamboat Ski Area and Winter Park), California (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain and June Mountain), Canada (Blue Mountain in Ontario and Mont Tremblant in Quebec), Vermont (Stratton Mountain Resort) and West Virginia (Snowshow Mountain Resort).

Winter 2017/2018 Flights to Steamboat Springs

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Winter 2017/2018 Flights to Steamboat Springs, CO

Attention Kansas City and Austin residents – you now have direct access to the snowy playground that is Steamboat Springs, Colorado! The winter 2017/2018 nonstop flight program has been released and now includes direct service to 14 major airports to link both our domestic and international guests and home owners. So, no matter where you are, finding a convenient route to Steamboat has never been easier.

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The addition of the Austin and Kansas City flights boosts the Steamboat airline program by 5% over 2016/2017.

VIEW THE COMPLETE WINTER 2017/2018 FLIGHT SCHEDULE

CHECK FOR FLIGHT AVAILABILITY

Regards,

Charlie

Want to learn more about me?

Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Change Your Experience
970-846-6435

Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com

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

 

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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

 

The Best First Home In Steamboat

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The Best First Home In Steamboat

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It can be tricky to buy an “entry level” home in Steamboat Springs. There is limited availably of homes in the lower price brackets, getting a loan can be tricky in developments which allow certain types of ownership, and condo’s can sometimes present a problem for lenders as well. Not to mention the fact that no matter whether a first time buyer or current homeowner looking for a change – everyone has a wish list!

But here we present to you a home that we think checks all the boxes to be deemed the “best first home in Steamboat!”

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A. It’s a townhome.

No more shoveling the walkways, ploughing the driveway, or dragging trash to the curb. The HOA will take care of all of that for you, meaning you have more time to do the things you enjoy most!

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The Magic of Fall in Steamboat Springs

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The Magic of Fall in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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Spectacular landscapes and crisp fresh air, possibly the most magical time of the year!

Fabulous color can be found throughout Routt County at the moment, and is there a better place to enjoy it than from the sanctuary of your own home? Well, certainly not if you are the owner of 2890 Bucks Path in Elkins Meadow. This 7,400+ custom home is nestled in the mountains, mere minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. Take a glimpse of fall from a new perspective:

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Whether inside the home or out, the varying hues of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown makes a dramatic statement. To put it simply, it’s breathtaking.

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The current owners describe the neighborhood and environment surrounding their home as national park-esque…  and we can certainly see why.