Posts Tagged ‘downtown Steamboat Springs’

Steamboat Springs Absorption Rate Shows Healthy Market

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Steamboat Springs Absorption Rate Shows Healthy Market

Absorption rates are a strong indicator in determining the health of a Real Estate Market. For those of you who have heard us use this term but aren’t sure what it means: absorption rate is defined as how many months it would take to sell all the homes currently listed for sale, at the current rate that homes are selling.

A healthy real estate market is 5-7 months worth of inventory e.g. if there were 60 homes listed for sale and on average 10 homes sold per month, the absorption rate would be 6 months. An absorption rate much less that this would suggest a sellers market (demand exceeds supply, higher prices) while a rate much greater indicates a buyers market (surplus supply, greater negotiating power).

In Steamboat Springs the absorption rates have shown some fluctuation, but the latest figures indicate a healthy market overall:

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Opportunity in Old Town Steamboat

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Opportunity in Old Town Steamboat

 

Located near downtown Steamboat Springs, close to Stehley Park, Butcherknife Creek and Butcherknife Trail, this legal duplex is a great opportunity. With both units rented it generates $3,800 per month or live in one half while offsetting mortgage payments by renting the other half or move Grandma and Grandpa into one half so that you can keep an eye on them while living in the other half. The possibilities are plentiful.

Unit 161 sits over a 2 car garage and workshop. The large open floor plan, vaulted ceiling and natural light create an inviting space, great for entertaining and families.

 

The kitchen offers plenty of counter space done in butcher block and cherry wood cabinets.

 

Stainless steel appliances, appliance storage cubbies and abundant natural light.

 

Gas cooktop and cool designs in the butcher block countertops.

Old Town Home – Views and Location

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Old Town Home – Views and Location

Want to live within walking or biking distance from downtown but don’t want to give up the views? You don’t have to! Get the best of both worlds with this uniqueOld Town home perched on the hillside. Walk-out decks and windows open up to outstanding views of the Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill. Walk the kids to school or bike to restaurants and shops downtown.

Old Town home for sale

Old Town home for sale

Deck with views of downtown Steamboat

Walk out deck off of living room. Perfect for watching fireworks on Steamboat Ski Area and Howelson Hill.

Dry stack rock fireplace in living room.

Dry stack rock fireplace in living room.

There is plenty of room for family and guests with 4+ bedrooms and 4 baths. Beautiful hickory hardwood floors cover the living and dining rooms and kitchen. Rich wood trim, doors and beams throughout. The upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances including double ovens, granite countertops and breathtaking views leave nothing to be desired here and is spacious enough for entertaining.

Historic Werner Family Home For Sale

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Historic Werner Family Home For Sale

Werner Home For Sale in Steamboat

Werner Home For Sale in Steamboat

The historic Werner family home located in Old Town Steamboat Springs, Colorado is on the market.  Former home of Hazie and Pop Werner, who raised three Olympians here in Steamboat Springs, the Werner family definitely made an impression upon this community.  In fact, the town changed the name of Storm Mountain (a.k.a. Steamboat’s ski mountain) to Mt. Werner because they were such a big deal here. A home this rich in history, charm, modernity and solitude simply do not exist here anymore; and yet, here it is!

The Craftsman-style home, built in 1920 and respectfully remodeled in 2005, sits upon a lush serene landscape. Located on a 1.47 acre oasis, the property is bordered with mature pines, aspens and blue spruce. Soda Creek flows on three sides of the home creating a private oasis.  The sound of the babbling creek combined with the soaring trees will make you forget that you are a mere 3 blocks from local schools, restaurants and shops downtown. This type of seclusion is just unheard of in the heart of Old Town.

Hope for Downtown Steamboat Springs Performing Arts Venue Still Alive

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Chief Plaza Theater (photo by Matt Stensland)

Chief Plaza Theater (photo by Matt Stensland)

Hope for Downtown Steamboat Springs Performing Arts Venue Still Alive

According to an article published yesterday in the Steamboat Today, Friends of the Chief Has New Plan to Finance Theater Purchase, there is renewed hope that the purchase and renovation of the formerly fabulous (and notoriously haunted) downtown Chief Plaza Theater into a performing arts venue might be for real this time.

After months of difficulty with obtaining the financing necessary to close the deal and a failed USDA loan application, it seemed as if this deal was as good as dead.  A local non-profit group, Friends of the Chief, had been working for some time to finalize plans to purchase the building and each time success was close, everything seemed to fall apart.

For a great piece about real estate agents and their community, read my blog, Real Estate Agents Sell a Community, Not Just a Home.

Downtown Green Living at 197 Hill Street in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Friday, July 20th, 2012
197 Hill Street Video

197 Hill Street Video

Downtown Green Living at 197 Hill Street in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

As much as mountain biking, hiking and skiing, a big part of living the Steamboat Lifestyle is living in harmony with the beautiful mountain environment which brings you so much joy.  What better way to do so than by experiencing true green living just a couple of blocks from downtown Steamboat Springs.

This exquisite three bedroom, three and one-half bath home is located right in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the Old Town neighborhood.   Douglas Fir, Elm and aged Redwood were melded with natural stone and steel to create the structure of a home that is completely in tune with its natural surroundings.

No Firework in Steamboat Springs on the 4th?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

No Firework in Steamboat Springs on the 4th?

Who knew that the lack of powder days in Steamboat Springs last winter would spoil the best fireworks show in Colorado on the 4th of July. Well, that might be the case.

**Updated information is not good news either. Our dry summer looks like it will remain dryer according to the Steamboat Today.

The Steamboat Pilot has reported that because of the extreme low snow year and dry conditions, that our 4th of July fireworks just might be a big fat dud this year. That’s right, Steamboat Springs 4th of July fireworks might get cancelled.

Steamboat Springs gets fireworks. They put on a spectacular fireworks show that people talk about for months. It takes place right in downtown Steamboat Springs or just on the other side of the Yampa river on the Howelsen Hill ski area.

Finally, A Real Donut Shop in Steamboat Springs!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Finally, a real Donut Shop in Steamboat Springs! They make them there fresh everyday.

Milk Run Donuts in Steamboat Springs

Milk Run Donuts in Steamboat Springs

 On the east coast you have Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme donut shops in every town…sometimes more than one. Here in Steamboat Springs, finding a donut used to mean heading to the bakery department in our local City Market or Safeway. For those of us who know just how good a freshly baked donut from a “real” donut shop can be, let’s face it, super market donuts just don’t cut it.

Fast forward to Saturday, August 6th when a new donut shop quietly opened in The Victoria building in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO.  Milk Run Donut Cafe…what a cool name; visions of multi colored sprinkled donuts came to mind immediately!

Milk Run Donut Cafe Logo

New Steamboat Springs Donut Store