Posts Tagged ‘Buying a Home in Steamboat Springs’

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






$500,001 – $1M






$1M – $3M






Emotion, The Key To Selling Real Estate

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Emotion, The Key To Selling Real Estate

Whether we realize it or not, it isn’t logic that drives most of our life decisions. We make decisions based on an emotional response and then use facts to rationalize our choices. Successful businesses have one key factor in common – they market their products to tap into peoples emotions, whether it be selling an image, a lifestyle, or our own personal values.


Buying a home is one of the biggest investments one makes in their lifetime. And being that a home is a personal escape, a place to raise our family, to be part of a community – or not to be, it is also one of the biggest emotional decisions one makes. Before purchasing a property buyers might have a checklist of wants and needs. But after looking at looking at 10 or 30 homes, it is the property they felt the strongest connection to that will get the offer. And this connection needs to begin the moment the buyers see that listing, so when they walk through that door a psychological link has been established.

Not Your Average Mountain Home

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Not Your Average Mountain Home

Sure its got stone and wood and aspen trees, all desirable things. But that’s where average ends at 2890 Bucks Path, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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Some stats:

  • 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms
  • 7,401 square feet, thoroughly renovated in 2012 using local architectural firm Gerber Berend Design Build
  • 2 story great room with cathedral ceilings showcasing stunning reclaimed wood detail
  • Gourmet kitchen with no appliance, storage or style needs untouched
  • Lower level recreation area with wet bar and billiards area
  • Mezzanine style reading room overlooking the great room





How about:

  • Home gym plus separate yoga room
  • Extensive temperature controlled wine storage
  • Drive in storage area under the 3 car garage
  • Hand forged iron work throughout home including range hood, fireplaces and railings
  • Crestron home automation system



5 Reasons to Love 1076 Steamboat Blvd

Monday, June 13th, 2016

5 Reasons to Love 1076 Steamboat Blvd


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.


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.


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.


4. Storage

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

With the warmer weather of late, it feels like its almost time to say goodbye to another winter in Steamboat Springs. But hold onto your hats, we aren’t there yet! There is still plenty of snow and lots of adventures to be had before the melt, so enjoy it while it lasts!

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air!

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

It has been a strong start for Routt County real estate in 2016. Gross sales totaled $37.2M, up +12.36% compared to last January.  This comprised 77 transactions, an increase of +8.45% compared to last January. Fun facts: almost two thirds of buyers were local to the community and 37% of sales were cash transactions.


Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis January 2016


Price Point

# of transactions

% of transactions

% of gross volume

% of transactions 2015

% of gross volume     2015

How Many Porches On Your Dream Home?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

How many porches on your dream home? How about a wraparound veranda, an open terrace, and a romantic master balcony?


Just listed is a delightful stone and timber home on 35 acres of undulating pastures and montane scrubland. Located within a gated enclave consisting of just a handful of properties, prepare to be surrounded by stunning views and meandering wildlife.

Be smitten by the mountain architecture, multiple wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, sun drenched reading nook, and the vistas from every room.


Three bedrooms, three bathrooms in the main home plus a fully decked out one bedroom caretaker suite above the three car garage mean there is plenty of space for friends and family. Clearly good things come in threes!


A feeling of isolation and complete privacy evokes images of the wild west, however you are only 35 minutes to Steamboat Springs and 5 minutes to Stagecoach reservoir. The National Forest is accessible nearby to satisfy the outdoorsman/woman in you.

The Importance of the Internet and Accurate Information in Homebuyer Searches

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Looking for Something?

Looking for Something?

On the Inman News website this morning was a very interesting article about the way that potential homebuyers search for properties.  The article, MLS most used Internet resource for homebuyers, stated that multiple listing service (MLS) websites were used by more homebuyers when searching for their home than any other source of online information, including third-party listing sites and mobile apps, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2012 survey of 8,501 homebuyers and sellers.

According to the article, fifty-four percent of the homebuyers who used the Internet (90 percent of respondents) to help them find a home used their local MLS site, according to the survey, conducted in June 2012 and representing the 12 months spanning July 2011 to the end of June. All respondents had purchased a home in that time period. An important point to add, however, is that some communities’ MLS sites don’t allow the public to access their information.  That’s the case in Steamboat Springs.  In a situation like this, both individual real estate agents’ websites and real estate company websites become really important in helping potential homebuyers find the home they’re looking for.

Steamboat Springs Snowfall Forecast Remains Unpredictable

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Snowmaking at Steamboat-Photograph by John F. Russell

Snowmaking at Steamboat-Photograph by John F. Russell

With a little bit of snow on the ground and Scholarship Day at the Steamboat Ski Area less than two weeks away, thoughts of the upcoming ski season and, after a winter like last year, snow levels have begun to consume the brains of many of us who have chosen to make our homes here in Steamboat Springs.  I even got excited and wrote a blog about our first expected snow of the season back in early October.    An article published this morning in the Steamboat Today titled Uncertainty in short-term, long-term forecasts for Steamboat Springs attempts to bring some answers.


Strawberry Park Horse Lover’s Dream For Sale in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Sunday, November 4th, 2012
Watch The Video

Watch The Video

Strawberry Park Horse Lover’s Dream For Sale in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Located in the heart of Strawberry Park in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, this spacious 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home is truly a site to behold.  This home combines the convenience of being just minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado while still remaining tucked away in its own blissfully content little pocket of privacy, peace and tranquility.  This home is also just around the corner from Steamboat Springs Middle School, part of the Steamboat Springs RE-2 School District, which recently received the highest level of accreditation from the state.  You can read more about that here.

Main Living Area

Main Living Area


Prudential Real Estate to Become Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Prudential Real Estate to Become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs

Prudential Steamboat Realty to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  As some of you may remember, big news hit the real estate world back in December of 2011 when Brookfield Residential Property Services announced its acquisition of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services.  Since that announcement, those of us involved in real estate both locally and nationally have been wondering just what was to become of the Prudential Real Estate brand, arguably one of the most well known real estate brands in the world.  With Prudential Steamboat Realty to become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, it looks as if this might be a bright new beginning.

From the Inman News website this morning comes the exciting news we’ve all been waiting for.  Prudential Real Estate, along with the Real Living brand, will come online sometime in early 2013 with a fresh new name:  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  According to the article, HomeServices has formed a joint venture, HSF Affiliates LLC, to operate the Real Living and Prudential Real Estate affiliate networks and the future Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. HomeServices is the majority owner of HSF Affiliates, with with Brookfield Asset Management retaining joint ownership.