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Steamboat Springs Year-End Real Estate Report

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Steamboat Springs Year-End Real Estate Report


Steamboat Springs Ski Area

Steamboat Springs Ski Area

Routt County Real Estate Analysis

December was a good month and a great way to end 2015. There were 142 transactions for $99.2M in gross volume. That’s up by +70% compared to December 2014. Transactions were up by +17% from December 2014.

In total for 2015, there was $700,083,935 in gross sales (up 17% over 2014) and 1,457 Transactions (up +7% over 2014)   Total sales were the highest it’s been since 2008.

  • 2008 = $725M

  • 2009 = $439M

  • 2010 = $512M

  • 2011 = $450M

  • 2012 = $483M

  • 2013 = $503M

  • 2014 = $598M

  • 2015 = $700M


Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis for 2015


Price Point

# of transactions

% of transactions

2014% of transactions

% of volume

2014  % of volume

Steamboat Springs Summer Camp Guide 2015

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Summer Camp Guide 2015


Rock Climbing in Steamboat

Rock Climbing in Steamboat Springs

It’s getting to be that time of year again, the time when parents turn their attention to planning the family’s summer. If you have school aged children, this may entail planning the kids’ summer camps and activities. To help in the time-consuming task of searching for and sorting through various camps, I have compiled a list of day camps, sport and other activity camps offered here in Steamboat Springs, CO. I hope these ideas ease the stress of planning activities to combat the dreaded words, “I’m bored”.

If you are planning to put your Steamboat home on the market or are looking for homes for sale in Steamboat Springs or  I am here to help.


Summer Day Camps

Kids’ Adventure Club at the Steamboat Ski Resort. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3-12 year olds.

Steamboat Springs, CO Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Among NY Times’ 52 Places To Go in 2015


summer overlooking steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Ski Area, Yampa River, downtown, Old Town, Yampa Valley, blue skies, mountains, Colorado, places to go in 2015

Overlooking downtown Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River in the summer.

Steamboat Springs was recently included in a New York Times article, “52 Places To Go in 2015“.   Our small Colorado mountain town is listed as #19 actually. Further validation for our community that we have something really special going on here.

It’s not just our world-class Steamboat Ski Resort or our naturally therapeutic hot springs. It’s not just the endless miles of mountain bike, skating and running trails used for any and every outdoor recreational activity you can think of. It’s not even having Colorado’s oldest continually operating ski area and winter sports club from which 88 Olympians have been produced, as the NYT article mentions.


Howelsen Hill at night, Steamboat Springs, night skiing, oldest winter sports club, places to go in 2015, Colorado mountain town,

Howelsen Hill at night.

Not Your Average Real Estate Video

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Not Your Average Real Estate Video

…..and certainly NOT a virtual home tour. Producing quality video for each of my listings is something I am committed to.

Real estate video has become the buzz phrase in the industry. After all, using video in an amazing tool in selling homes. And with roughly 50% of Steamboat’s real estate buyer’s coming from outside of the Yampa Valley, I believe that it is really important to give those prospective buyer’s as much of a feeling for homes on the market as possible and video is a great way to do this. If I have an out of town/state buyer that would like to see the inside of a home or wants to see how steep the driveway is, I will gladly grab my video camera and record a walk-through for them.

Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Steamboat Home – Video Blog

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Steamboat Home – Video Blog


870 Mauna Kea Drive in the convenient Fish Creek Falls neighborhood is a fantastic home for sale in Steamboat Springs. Here are 10 reasons why it’s the best one on the market at this price point.  Ok, so really there are 11 reasons. But in fact there are so many reasons to buy this home I just can’t list them all.

If you want to search all the MLS in Steamboat click the link.

For questions about this or any Steamboat Springs property, please contact me.


Charlie Dresen

Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
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Steamboat Lake Homes Provide Ultimate Relaxation

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Steamboat Lake Homes Provide Ultimate Relaxation

Sometimes the best thing for your body, mind and spirit is time in the mountains. The fresh mountain air, the sounds of birds singing and wind rustling the leaves on trees, stargazing without the interruption of city and street lights, and nature’s playground with its boundless opportunity for relaxing hikes and recreation are the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation. See all the real estate available in Steamboat here.

If you are looking for this kind of renewal, whether as a getaway a few times a year or full-time living, these two homes in north Routt county are perfect.

Located just 25 minutes from Steamboat Springs, the quiet mountain town of Clark and surroundings offer year-round outdoor recreational activities as well as solitude that you expect in the mountains.


26805 Placer Place, Clark, CO

cabin, Steamboat Lake home for sale, mountain home

Steamboat Tops Another List – Best Small Town

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Steamboat Tops Another List – Best Small Town

I’ve written before about Steamboat Springs topping lists of greatest ski areas and such. Like last summer Dog Fancy Magazine named Steamboat “Dog Town USA”, stating that our community is “a mile-high mecca for dogs and their owners, embracing a love of canines in daily life and activities year-round.” I must agree, we are dog people here in Ski Town USA.

Does this photo need a caption?

Dogs love Steamboat, mud or snow.

Most recently, however, named Steamboat one of America’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit. For this particular list, the Smithsonian was looking for places where at least per capita “cultural opportunities abound”. They highlighted the fact that Steamboat, in addition to our world-class black diamonds at Steamboat Ski Area, offers orchestral concerts and operas, a world-class music festival, free concert series, and great music year-round.

"I can't believe all the talent on that mountain," Lee Ann Womack tweeted of her January appearance at MusicFest in Steamboat Springs. (Photo by Todd Purifoy courtesy of

“I can’t believe all the talent on that mountain,” Lee Ann Womack tweeted of her January appearance at MusicFest in Steamboat Springs. (Photo by Todd Purifoy courtesy of

Online Resource for Steamboat’s Land Owners

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Online Resource for Steamboat’s Land Owners

Colorado State University (CSU) Extension are experts in Colorado agriculture, horticulture, range, forestry, water, 4-H youth development and more. As the name implies, it is an extension of Colorado State University where the entire state is their campus. Lucky for us, the Extension readily shares their knowledge for free through their website. So, why is this a big deal?

Steamboat pastures

Photo courtesy of Steamboat Today

To start with, Steamboat Springs has a longstanding ranching heritage. Did you know that in the early 1900′s cattle ranching was the primary industry in the Yampa Valley? In fact, Steamboat Springs once served as the largest cattle shipping points in the west. Makes sense to us; once the snow melts off in the late spring, lush grass greener than Ireland’s covers the valley making for perfect fodder for livestock.

Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

Winter Carnival Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs Foreclosures

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Steamboat Springs Foreclosures

Foreclosures are down in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Foreclosure filing are also down nationally. A year ago there were roughly 40-50 bank owned properties for sale in Steamboat Springs / Routt county.



Today there are 14 bank owned properties for sale in the Steamboat MLS. Short-sales in Steamboat Springs have dropped as well. Today there are 27 Short Sales in the Steamboat MLS.   Rising real estate values and declining unemployment is a major factor in the improvements. And with these low interests rates, people are able to refinance and lower their mortgage payment.

National Foreclosure Snapshot

National Foreclosure Snapshot

Unlike national numbers, foreclosures in Steamboat Springs show a wide range in values. Lower priced properties tend to see higher numbers in foreclosures but in Steamboat Springs, but we’re not immune from seeing high-end bank owned properties. As bank owned properties drop, this help stabilize local real estate values which is great news for home owners in Routt county.  If you want to search foreclosures in Routt county and Steamboat Springs, you can search Steamboat NED foreclosure filings here. 

2013-2014 Steamboat Ski Passes on Sale

Friday, May 24th, 2013

2013-2014 Steamboat Springs Ski Passes on Sale

The flowers are blooming-go buy your ski pass! The 2013-2014 Steamboat Ski Area passes are on sale until June 1st so hurry up and go online to reserve your pass. After June  the prices go up.

Powder Skiing

Powder Skiing

A season’s pass will be $979 until June 1st.  Between 6/1/2013 and 9/2/2013 the price rises to $1,089. I’m not sure what happens after the September 2nd deadline but I’m sure it’s not going to be cheaper.

A variety of other passes are available. The 6 and 15-day passes are quite popular, especially for out-of-town skiers and riders. Additional days can be purchased after you use up your days for $55 and $45/day respectively. To make it easy for everyone, Steamboat Springs Ski Area has a system set up for you to download your own photo to create your pass. They will mail it to you or you can pick it up when you arrive. Alternatley, you can always show up in person for your mug-shot. I think this is a great benefit to our out-of-town guests.