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An Affordable Condo with EVERTHING

The Villas at Walton Creek

The Villas $379,000. Bright, sunny and conveniently located away from the road, this home has a true mountain contemporary feel. The new paint, carpet, tile, flooring and fixtures paired with the open floor plan, vaulted ceilings and mountain views make this home as beautiful as it is functional. Designed to live as a primary home and set up for second homeowners alike, the Villa’s offers low HOA’s and minimal maintenance. Close to the bus stop, hot tub and community park, life is just easy at the Villas. Two bedroom, one bath, one car garage and close to everything. #steamboatsprings #steamboatrealestate #realestate
April 24, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Trailhead Lodge – Amazing Amenities & Donuts

Trailhead Lodge combines both comfort and practicality in a sophisticated alpine style. Most owners buy because this is the ski pad they have always wanted. The easy rental income, posh amenities and killer location is just a plus.

This stylish studio is complete with high-end fixtures, chiseled granite, knotty alder cabinets and hardwood floors throughout, making your R&R after hitting the slopes as luxurious as possible. The sun-kissed deck and living room is the perfect place to start and end your day. As is the heated pool, grotto hot tubs, and exercise room, which are just an elevator ride away. Even better, grab your skis and hop onto the Wildhorse Gondola and hit the slopes.

It’s an ideal location to soak up the magical atmosphere of Steamboat.

#steamboatsprings #steamboatrealestate #steamboatsmyhome

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Charlie Dresen 970-846-6435 or Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com

March 24, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

The PERFECT OLD TOWN home in Steamboat Springs $1,995,000

A CLASSIC 100+ year old home in Old Town Steamboat is for sale. UPDATED and EFFICIENT . 5 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 2 CAR | 3,860 SQFT. $1,995,000. #steamboatsprings #steamboatrealestate #steamboatsmyhome Crawford is one of the BEST streets in Steamboat Springs. It's a classic old town neighborhood and the best vibe in Steamboat. Kids and dogs all around and short bike ride to school, shops and everything Steamboat Springs. This is the one worth waiting for. See more videos on my website at the "video tab." http://www.Steamboatsmyhome.com Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyhome Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen 970-846-6435 or Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com
February 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Checks ALL the BOXES – A Vacation Dream Home $2,175,000

 
December 31, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Staging Brings Attention for Homes

A few months ago this great home sat vacant and lonely. Today, after some staging, it's inviting and welcoming to all. Staging it not the answer for all homes. But sometimes it makes a huge difference.Happy New Year - Charlie
December 31, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

For 105 Years Old – She looks great!! $1,995,000

Tucked in the heart of Old Town, above Soda Creek, this historic Steamboat home has a unique feel, with a stylish European flair. 180 degree views including the Ski Area, Howelsen Hill and west. Thoughtfully updated and opened up inside while preserving the authentic colonial look outside; features include a modern kitchen and dining area, 5 bedrooms and 5 baths with at least one on each of the 3 floors and views from all. A gracious overhanging roof protects the house from the Rocky Mountain elements while taking advantage of year round sun exposure. The garage is endlessly practical, for vehicles as well as a staging area for the day’s adventure. The back deck looks out over the quiet, private yard complete with fire pit and the sound of Soda Creek. A perfect family home in a tight knit, kid friendly community — next to open space. it is an easy walk or ride to school, the best croissant, best breakfast, or best cocktail in town… Easily fish the Yampa or mountain bike on Emerald. Enjoy the City’s fireworks displays from the backyard or windows; likewise for the Winter Carnival and other big events in Old Town. Living here, at 1051 Crawford…. you have a front row seat to everything in Town! Want more information? Take a look at the links below and check out my other vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen Change Your Experience Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's 970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com
November 20, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Privacy and View from this Single Family Home in Steamboat Springs

At the end of Clubhouse Drive, near the Steamboat Ski Area, is a home that seamlessly blends with the surrounding mountains. To the west, endless views over Rollingstone Ranch golf course. Beyond the back patio, the rugged Rocky Mountains. While secluded, this extraordinary custom home is just minutes from the Steamboat ski area. The open concept great room features vaulted ceilings, dry-stack stone fireplace, hand scraped pecan floors, and is warmed with radiant and cooled with AC. The spacious kitchen features a 48” Wolf range, pantry, granite counters and wonderful island. A private office shares the main level along with a luxurious master suite with large walk-in closet with personal laundry, soaking tub with forest views and vast steam shower. The Goods: SQFT = 6,543 BEDS = 4+ BATHS = 6 PRICE = $2,250,000 For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen Change Your Experience Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's  
September 7, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Fall Color on Buffalo Pass in Steamboat Springs CO | HOME $4,300,000

Fall colors above Strawberry Park on Buffalo Pass just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. $4,300,000 | 5 BEDs | 7 BATHs | 6,308 SQFT An architectural masterpiece nestled in a lush and private hillside oasis. Less than 8 minutes to downtown Steamboat Springs, the ultimate in luxury, serenity and convenience merge together right here in Strawberry Park. This mountain home is a delight of whimsical when thoughtful, expansive yet cozy. Light filters through the home on cue and windows are perfectly positioned to highlight the spectacular views. The expansive master suite is located on the main floor and includes a sitting area with floor to ceiling rock fireplace, private covered terrace, walk-in closet, and incredible bathroom. The elegant study features wood paneling, fireplace and recessed lighting while the four additional bedrooms each showcase their own distinctive style. Discretely nestled near the top of a ridge, the 34-acre property borders National Forest - wildlife is abundant and those who enjoy outdoor recreation can rejoice with the convenience of hiking, biking and snowmobiling right from the home.
October 18, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Life on Buffalo Pass $4,300,000

Buffalo Pass Home for Sale. A forest retreat minutes to Steamboat Springs. Enjoy a tour of this spectacular Colorado mountain home.

August 17, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

High Above Strawberry Park $4,300,000

High Above Strawberry Park...

An architectural masterpiece nestled in a lush and private hillside oasis. Less than 8 minutes to downtown Steamboat Springs, the ultimate in luxury, serenity and convenience merge together right here in Strawberry Park. This mountain home is a delight of whimsical when thoughtful, expansive yet cozy. Light filters through the home on cue and windows are perfectly positioned to highlight the spectacular views. The expansive master suite is located on the main floor and includes a sitting area with floor to ceiling rock fireplace, private covered terrace, walk-in closet, and incredible bathroom. The elegant study features wood paneling, fireplace and recessed lighting while the four additional bedrooms each showcase their own distinctive style. Discretely nestled near the top of a ridge, the 34-acre property borders National Forest - wildlife is abundant and those who enjoy outdoor recreation can rejoice with the convenience of hiking, biking and snowmobiling right from the home.

Click here for the property website with additional photos, information and a Matterport 3D Virtual Home Tour!

You can also click here for listing details.

June 12, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

BUYING TIPs for the COLD WINTER in Steamboat

Key buying tip for real estate in Steamboat Springs and other mountain towns. Top 10 reason to buy real estate in the winter months. See more video about Steamboat on my Lifestyle Channel and at http://www.steamboatsMyHome.com #steamboatsprings #SteamboatsMyHome #mountainliving #SkiTownUSA Cold weather can show you how well a home is constructed, insulated, heated and maintained. This has an impact on the value. Here are some warning signs to look for: - Large icicles - Uneven snow on the roof - Shoveling the roof - Driveway size and orientation All of these things and more reveal good and bad things about a home. In the warm month, these items are never revealed. For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
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February 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Septic Systems – The HOT SCOOP on POOP

Living with a septic system requires maintenance. Here's some common mistake and things to keep your septic system healthy. Tops Tips -
  1. Don't bury it in the winter. Unless it's clean and pumped.
  2. Don't drive over it with anything heavy. A crushed drain field is cost to fix.
  3. Don't flush or drain anything you're not supposed to. Make sure your TP is septic safe. And limit the grease you put down your drain.
Thanks to Nordic Pumping for all the great information. http://nordicpumping.com Music by https://soundcloud.com/jeff-kaale Music by https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Music by https://soundcloud.com/the-chemist-10 Want more? Take a look at the links below and check out my other vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/
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February 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

VAN LIFE – 2020 Winnebago Revel

The 2020 Winnebago Revel pick-up and road-trip from Forest City, Iowa to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. First impression, thoughts and many sights in between.
January 13, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Drone Over Downtown Steamboat in the Winter

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Private Water Fly-Fishing in Steamboat Springs

Private water fly-fishing in Steamboat Springs with Steve Henderson...

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Fly fishing the Yampa and Elk rivers

February 19, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Top Three Reasons to Live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Top Three Reasons to Live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado...
February 19, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Thank You Friends – 2018

Thank you to all my wonderful clients and associates for a great 2018! Here is a shout out to you all from SteamboatsMyHome...

January 20, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Snow Removal in the Routt County – Bobcat Toolcat

February 28, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Summer Fun in Steamboat

February 28, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Moster Trout on the Tailwaters

February 28, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Thank You 2015

February 28, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Bear Cubs in the Back Yard

February 28, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Marabou Ranch in Steamboat Springs

February 28, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Pulled by a Horse Down Main Street

February 28, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Big Moose in the Back Yard

February 28, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Mud Season in Steamboat Springs – BEST

May 1, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Flash Mob in Steamboat Winter Carnival 2013

February 10, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Top 3 Reasons to Live in Steamboat

January 15, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Living in Steamboat – A tough life . . .

March 3, 2011 | by Charlie Dresen

Halloween in Steamboat Springs

December 2, 2009 | by Charlie Dresen

When Outside is Just as Important as Inside – You go to South Shore

24375 Arapahoe Road

SOLD - South Shore at Stagecoach - Let the outside in. Just south of Steamboat Springs situated above the southern end of Stagecoach Lake is a beautiful, light filled contemporary home. The wall of south facing windows are filled with views of the lake, Blactktail Mountain and the Flat Tops Wilderness. Sitting on 1/2 acre, neighbors are near, but not next door providing space, privacy and room to breathe. The soaring vaulted ceiling in the great room feels as big as the landscape and the open floor-plan allows you to see the outside no matter where you are. The kitchen features stainless appliances, an island with bar seating and a gas range. There’s plenty of outdoor living space as well – some covered just off the kitchen as well as a patio with fire pit a short walk from the deck. A 2-car garage keeps cars and toys out of the weather. But yes, it’s all about the views. Stagecoach is a residential community located approximately 20 miles from the town of Steamboat Springs, adjacent to Stagecoach Lake State Park. This area offers a myriad of recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, ice fishing, biking, hiking and more. This is a beautiful area overlooking the Stagecoach Reservoir where several subdivisions include a little bit of everything: condos, townhomes, single family homes, small ranches, “off-grid” properties, rural vacant land, and large acreage parcels. Real Estate Videos help SELL in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
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February 11, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

My Favorite Real Estate VIDEO of 2019 SELLS FAST

This home beckons the modern-day adventurer and epitomizes the Steamboat lifestyle. Nestled between the top of the Fairview neighborhood and Emerald Mountain, the location doesn't get any more convenient for hiking, mountain biking and skiing with trails right out your front door. It’s also just a stroll away from fly-fishing sweet spots on the Yampa River and the heart of downtown. Built with energy efficient, premier SIPs panels and remodeled with top notch details and finishes; this home combines traditional charm with modern efficiencies. The 3-car garage/shop provides shelter and workspace for your 1, 2 and 4 wheel vehicles, while the main house' easy floor plan and caretaker offers functionality and space and potential income. Real Estate Videos help SELL in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/
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February 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Steamboat Point Home SELLS with VIDEO and Proven Marketing

3 BED / 2 BATH / 1 CAR / 1,430 SQFT It’s no secret that a nice home in a great location, spectacular views, nice updates and the right price are hard to come by in Steamboat. And when those homes appear, they don’t last long. 434 Emerald Court is located at the edge of Downtown and Fish Creek, yet secluded by aspens and evergreen trees. The large entry welcomes kids, pets, and guests alike to shed their gear, before entering the heart of the home. As you enter, the open plan kitchen and living area with warm bamboo floors immediately draw you in, the gas fireplace gives you a reason to stay. The kitchen opens up to an outdoor deck overlooking Spring Creek with rolling mountains as the backdrop. The views and location match the thoughtful updates, from all new exterior, garage, windows, light fixtures, paint and carpet. This house has it all. No jumbo loan required. #steamboatsprings #steamboatrealestate #steamboatsmyhome See more videos on my website at the "video tab." http://www.Steamboatsmyhome.com Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMy... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen 970-846-6435 or Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com
February 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

HIP CONDO near the SKI AREA in Steamboat SOLD

2 BEDS 1 BATH 1 GARAGE Could it be true? A two-bedroom property with an open floor-plan, updated finishes, one-car garage, fireplace, close to the bus stop, low HOA dues with HEAT included. Well, this might be the one for you. It’s sophisticated and subtle, a corner unit, with vaulted ceilings, granite counters, plus updated flooring that even Rover won’t scratch. The natural materials and white and gray color scheme offers a clean canvas for any style of décor. Functional, fresh, and just minutes from the ski area. For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
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February 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD – Summer Months Around Elkins Meadows $5,200,000

February 2, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

BEAR CLAW Condo Sells in Steamboat Springs

#steamboatsprings #steamboatrealestate #steamboatsmyhome While other Bear Claw condo sit on the market for months and years, I had great success selling in days. Marketing with video and 3D tours is all it takes to get Bear Claw condos sold. Marketing Real Estate is what I do best. Give me a call if you are thinking about selling a Bear Claw condo in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/
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January 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Affordable Ski Condo SOLD

It's not often an affordable ski condo hits the market. Add views, 2 bedrooms, updated, and direct access to the slopes. Well, this one didn't last long. Want more information? Take a look at the links below and check out my other vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen Change Your Experience Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's 970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com 610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
November 19, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Old Town Home with Modern Lines

Want more information? Take a look at the links below and check out my other vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen Change Your Experience Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's 970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com 610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
November 19, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Majestic Townhome in Steamboat Springs SOLD

Let's market real estate with a story. A story about a family who lived in the home and can best describe what it's like to live there. Who better can tell that story? Do you ski, fish, or like to ride a bike? Do you have a dog, like to go on walks, or on a run? What about drinking coffee as the morning sun crests over the Steamboat ski area - relaxed, on your deck, newspaper in hand, looking over the open-space with the Yampa river just beyond as the sandhill cranes fly nearby? Do you like heated floors, tall ceilings and natural light? Are you looking to sell your lawnmower, snow blower, or never weed again? If you answer yes to some or all of these, then this Majestic Townhome, with 4 bedrooms and a heated two car garage just might be the perfect place to call home. Or a second home. Mostly owner occupied but great for second homes or even a nightly rental. Either way, Majestic is a great option. Call Charlie @ 970-846-6435   For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen Change Your Experience Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's  
October 7, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Oldest Home in Craig Colorado

September 19, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Heritage Park Home SELLS Multiple OFFERS in Steamboat

AGAIN, Real Estate Videos SELL HOMES. This one sold with multiple offers. Light, bright, modern and inviting; this lovely open concept 3 bedroom/2 bath home is move-in ready. Built in 2017 in family friendly Heritage Park is just minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. Not lavish, just logical. Open kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace, master suite with walk in closet, low maintenance outdoor spaces, hot tub, mud-room and a 2 car-garage with overflow parking for the camper or guests. Nice finishes throughout with hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, in-floor bathroom heat and a centralized cooling fan. Wired Sonos to keep the beat. All on one level in a quiet neighborhood near everything the Yampa Valley has to offer. For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
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September 7, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Fireside, slopeside, poolside, courtside, trailside…SOLD!

Fireside, slopeside, poolside, courtside, trailside – keep the cash on your side in this true ski-in/ski-out one bedroom Storm Meadows condo. Many original features in this unit but heck, you’re here for the lifestyle and not the granite counters. Adjacent to the slope, this unit offers convenience, ambience and value from every side. There’s a seasonal shuttle, large pool and hot tub, tennis court, fitness room, and yes, skiing, hiking, and biking right out your door. It’s a great rental unit as well. Perfect location on the mountain. The “Mountain Area” is just what it implies. These are the neighborhoods in the closest proximity to the Steamboat Ski Area. If you enjoy being just a few blocks away from your hot tub after a long day on the slopes, or if you are looking for a vacation property that will generate good nightly rental income, the mountain area is the place for you! The mountain area offers a wide variety of year-round activities ranging from World Cup ski events, professional mountain bike races, and a large amount of fantastic concerts all surrounded by a vast amount of restaurants and local boutiques. For your convenience, several properties offer seasonal shuttle service to get you from the mountain area to downtown, and the free bus offers year-round service. There are a multitude of different types of properties to choose from in this area. From luxury ski-in/ski-out condominiums to smaller vacation rentals, from primarily owner-occupied condominiums & townhomes to multi-million dollar second homes, the choices include a wide range in the level of services and amenities offered. For more information on Real Estate or Steamboat Springs, check out my website and vlogs!Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com
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August 10, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD – Ultimate VIEWS Over Stagecoach Lake near Steamboat

South Shore at Stagecoach - Let the outside in. Just south of Steamboat Springs situated above the southern end of Stagecoach Lake is a beautiful, light filled contemporary home. The wall of south facing windows are filled with views of the lake, Blactktail Mountain and the Flat Tops Wilderness. Sitting on 1/2 acre, neighbors are near, but not next door providing space, privacy and room to breathe. The soaring vaulted ceiling in the great room feels as big as the landscape and the open floor plan allows you to see the outside no matter where you are. The kitchen features stainless appliances, an island with bar seating and a gas range. The 2 bedrooms on the main floor and the spacious master with attached bathroom and walk in closet makes for a very family friendly design. Downstairs has a private guest suite and a spacious family room both with French doors to the outside patio. There is plenty of outdoor living space as well – some covered just off the kitchen as well as a patio with fire pit a short walk from the deck. A 2-car garage keeps cars and toys out of the weather. But yes, it’s all about the views. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/steamboatsmyhome Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyhome Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen 970-846-6435 or Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com
June 5, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD – 951 Paloverde Way in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 4 BED | 4 BATH | 2 CAR | $759,000

February 13, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD The Lodge @ Steamboat Springs 3 BED | 3 BATH | $545,000

February 13, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD -A Top Floor Pines Condo $415,000

February 13, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD -FULL PRICE WEST END VILLAGE – $729,000

Single Family Home in the West End Village, Steamboat Springs

June 17, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD 5 Bedroom Home on Meadowbrook Circle $1,885,000

Located on a quiet residential street in the Fish Creek Area, this single family home is the ultimate year round or vacation residence. Remodeled in 2014 by noted local design-build firm Gerber Berend, no detail was overlooked. Take the tour and see for yourself why 695 Meadowbrook Circle is a great place to be: Click here to tour the property website! Click here to take the Matterport 3D Home Tour!
June 17, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD old town HOME sold in 4 days in Steamboat Springs

Old Town Home for sale in Steamboat Springs, CO. In high demand, this home nestled in downtown Steamboat Springs went under contract in just 4 days!

June 12, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD – Cross Timbers Ski Area 2+ Bedroom $699,000

Cross Timbers Condo: The price was just reduced on this great investment property just a short walk from the Steamboat Ski Area. Amenities for all ages and abilities, desirable location, rental revenue in your account. It doesn't get much better!
June 12, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

SOLD -1885 Hunters Drive | 4 Bedroom In Steamboat Springs $759,000

4 bedroom home for sale in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

NOW SOLD

Spacious duplex on quiet residential street with ski area views. Hickory hardwoods and vaulted ceilings compliment the gas fireplace and west facing views. Large dining area and an open living floor-plan on the main level. All with radiant in-floor heat so efficient and comfortable in the winter. Three bedrooms upstairs with a large master suite with walk-in closet and one bedroom in the lower level in addition to a large family room. Plenty of space in this townhouse, and with a wrap-around deck, there's loads of outdoor living and BBQ opportunities. Local pond and walking trails across the street, city bus stop a short walk away. Ideal for full-time residence, part-time home, or potential rental income. Basement level of home can be locked off internally and has its own garden level entrance.

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May 19, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

The Best Investment in Town – SOLD

Best Investment in Steamboat Springs, Colorado - Mtn. Vista Townhome 777 Mtn. Vista Circle Prime Mountain Vista location! Considered a true locals neighborhood, this is a family friendly and well maintained community. Positioned on the uphill side, this home has great views, additional privacy and plenty of sunshine. Inside the home has been extremely well cared for and it shows. There are 3 bedrooms, with a master on the upper level and two bedrooms on the main level with walkout access to the back yard. The open concept living areas are spacious and airy, and open up onto a huge front deck which is perfect for alfresco dining! And what makes this home the complete package you've been searching for - the attached 2 car garage of course!
February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Cammie & Dave Give You a Tour : The Personal Side to Selling Real Estate

The Personal Side to Selling Real Estate: Cammie & Dave Give You a Tour

Real estate is an emotional business. Homes are where meals are shared, laughter is loud, and memories are made. Helping a buyer connect to a home on an emotional level is key when selling, and here's a perfect example. Cammie & Dave are selling their Cascades at Eagleridge townhouse and they are going to give you tour of their home...

Want more info? Click here to view listing.

Click here to see how I can help sell your home.

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Blue Sage Log Home Sells – Welcome to the Hood

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Seller Interviews WINS – A personal Approach to a SOLD Home

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Single Family Home in the Whistler Area Sells FAST

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Elk, Trout, Bears, Views, Firewood, & Privacy – SOLD

 
February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Bears. Yes, Real Live Bears help sell this Home

Sometimes when you are shooting real estate video you get real lucky - like when mama bear comes to visit...
February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Super Fun Drone Shot – SOLD

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Olivia Sells Real Estate – Olivia’s Home Furnishings

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Best Views in the Fish Creek Area – SOLD

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Dog Friendly Mtn. Vista – SOLD

DOG FRIENDLY MOUNTAIN VISTA TOWNHOME!

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Enjoy a fabulous location and rather private setting within the highly desirable Mountain Vista neighborhood! This 2 bedroom townhome has lots to offer with an airy and open layout, plenty of natural light, vaulted ceilings and a two car garage. The covered front deck affords lovely south/west views of the Steamboat Ski Area and Emerald Mountain. A private covered courtyard from the main level master offers additional outdoor living and a serene space to retreat. This home has been recently remodeled and no details were overlooked. Beautiful German beech kitchen cabinetry with soft close features, custom laundry storage, bamboo flooring, and contemporary bathroom design are just a few of the thoughtful features included in the home. There is plenty of storage throughout the home including ski tuning area in the garage area. Conveniently located between downtown and the mountain, and just a short walk to Rita Valentine park, this is a wonderful opportunity for a savvy buyer.

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Silver Spur Home Sells in 6 Days

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Sold in 1 Week – A Rare 5 Bedroom

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

How to sell Real Estate on Day 1

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Holy Cow Views – SOLD

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Idyllic Ranch in Morrison Divide Ranch – SOLD

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Groovy Music Sells this Fish Creek Home – SOLD

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Spectacular Remodel in Old Town – Great Seller Interview – SOLD

February 28, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Winter at Bucks Path in Elkins Meadows

Bucks Path, where every season is a true delight...

WWW.ELKINSMEADOWS.COM

February 26, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Home in Elkins Meadows

Spectacular home within Elkins Meadows in Steamboat Springs This stunning home set on 2.06 acres in Elkins Meadow is the Creme de la creme. Originally crafted with post and beam construction with aged timbers, and extensively redesigned in 2014 by Gerber Berend, no detail was overlooked from the hand crafted iron work to the bespoke light fixtures. The great room has two story cathedral ceilings affording unobstructed views of the meadows, stream fed pond and the Steamboat Ski Area. The towering stacked stone, wood burning fireplace is accentuated by a custom iron screen. The kitchen is a chef delight, with custom reclaimed timber cabinetry, multiple work areas including a baking station, top-of-the-line appliances, walk in pantry, and pass through access to the outdoor kitchen area. Listen to the sounds of the stream and pond waterfall from the the master suite, located on the main level and showcasing spectacular wood detailing. The upper level has a sitting area overlooking the great room and two spacious bedrooms, plus a large bunk room with its own seating area, bathroom and kitchenette. The lower level features two additional bedrooms, oversize recreation area, home gym, yoga room, and walk out access to patio entertaining area. Three levels of thoughtful design has resulted in an expansive house of over 7,000 sqft, that retains a cozy and intimate feeling. A rock climbing wall on the rear of the main fireplace spans all 3 levels, for the ultimate workout and family entertainment. Outdoor fun is spread over two linked levels complete with outdoor kitchen, covered and open seating areas, fireplaces, custom in-ground spa with waterfall, sauna, and outdoor shower. And just beyond is a sandy beach setting on the private pond for your own recreation as well as the perfect setting to showcase our Colorado wildlife. A gated community surrounded by mountains and wildlife Elkin Meadows feels miles away, yet it is less than 3 minutes from downtown Steamboat and has city services. A fabulous opportunity to have the lifestyle you've dreamed of and create memories that will last forever. Visit the homes website at www.ElkinsMeadows.com.
February 26, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Summertime Lifestyle at Bucks Path

July 14, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Wine & Dine in Elkins Meadows

July 14, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Buffalo Pass Contemporary Home with Jaw-Dropping VIEWS – sold

June 26, 2015 | by Charlie Dresen

Luxury Townhome with Ski Area Views – Ready for a Party?

June 16, 2015 | by Charlie Dresen

Ski in/out Condo Top 10 SOLD

January 22, 2015 | by Charlie Dresen

Super Cute Log Home in Fairview – SOLD

December 23, 2014 | by Charlie Dresen

Highmark at the Base of the Ski Area – SOLD

October 3, 2014 | by Charlie Dresen

Top 10 Reasons to Buy this Fish Creek Home – SOLD

September 16, 2014 | by Charlie Dresen

Can an 8 year old Sell Real Estate?

May 14, 2014 | by Charlie Dresen

Amazing Old Town Custom Home

January 15, 2014 | by Charlie Dresen

Buddy Werner’s Home Sells in Steamboat

September 9, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Iconic Werner Home Sells

August 29, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Contemporary Gem in the Heart of OLD TOWN – Sold

July 18, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Large Ski Area Townhome SOLD

December 24, 2012 | by Charlie Dresen

Cool Modern Home in Fairview

April 17, 2011 | by Charlie Dresen

COVID-19 and Real Estate

COVID-19 and what might happen to the Real Estate Market

(Updated) Beginning next week, April 27th, real estate showings will be allowed. This is going to give a small boost the real estate business. This is one of the more difficult Vlogs I’ve ever prepared for because my opinions change daily. But over the last few weeks, I’ve become more resolute in my thoughts on the real estate market and how it’s going to be affected going forwards. This is nothing like the 2008 real estate crash. This is a health crisis and not a housing crisis. But, real estate will be affected. Housing market doesn’t always contract during recessions but with 70% of the economy being consumption, well much of that is on hold. I’m going to focus on two markets, primary homes and second or vacation homes. Primary Residences With real estate, and I believe this to be true for Steamboat and the rest of the country, if we isolate out primary residences, then those value will likely go down, but not as much as one might think. Short-term Inventory is still very low. Even lower today because many owners have withdrawn their listing to reduce their exposure from the virus. Another reason is we are living in our homes for twice as long as we used to. In 2019 the average person living in their home is 8 years, 3 months. Back in 2000, it was just 4 years.  We also have less buildings of new homes. So, supply remains low, both in Steamboat and nationwide as a whole. Now, over the last month demand has slowed considerably. But once we begin to emerge out of the current crisis, I see demand picking up. However, with so little demand, many sellers who need to sell will likely begin reducing prices to attract those willing to step forward with a purchase. I see values dropping between 5-10% over the next few months. The sooner this crisis ends the better. But I don’t see prices rebounding anytime soon. There’s a lot of financial uncertainty we need to get through first. Long-term It’s projected that the location neutral work-force might increase by as much as 30% as we’re seeing companies accommodating these work-from-home measures. I also feel that smaller town, communities like Steamboat that offer so much, will be sought after as a more healthier lifestyle becomes a priority. So long-term, towns like Steamboat Springs will grow and more people will want to make Steamboat their home and thus, real estate values will go up. Secondary Residence Roughly half of the properties in Steamboat are second homes or ski condos. I believe this market is in for a rougher ride. Since many of these owners look to generate income from short-term rentals, the outlook on tourism and rental income is up in the air. Given much of the Steamboat economy relies on tourism, it’s really hard to predict when we’ll see capacity numbers again. These secondary residences are also discretionary purchases and with the economy going though turbulence, I feel we’ll have less buyers today over the next year or two. And while interest rates are at an all-time low, the jumbo loan market (loan over 625,000) have pretty much evaporated with most lenders not able to offer such loans. Demand for jumbo mortgages has dried up as investors turn to mortgage bonds for government-backed loans where they’re assured of receiving payments. Another reason the second home market could see decreases in value is because a higher percentage of our buyers come from Texas. And we all know there’s oil in Texas and oil prices are significantly low right now. To conclude, the Steamboat Springs economy relies on tourism and consumer spending. Sure, locals can keep this town going but we’ll need to see people getting out and vacationing to see real estate number rebound. So not only will it take for jobs to return, but travel and tourism needs to get back to normal or Steamboat will be a quiet town.   Regards, Charlie Want to learn more? Check out the links below for more insight into the Steamboat Real Estate Market. Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen 970-846-6435 or Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com              
April 22, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

YEAR-END Steamboat Real Estate Report VLOG

December was another great month for Steamboat Springs Real Estate sales in Routt county with total sales volume of $113.9M compared to $78.5M last year (+45.09%). This was the highest gross volume month of the year due in part to the sale of Motherwell Ranch. Total transactions were up with 128 compared to 119 December 2018 (+7.56%). We rounded out 2019 with a total gross volume of $905,923,688 which was up +4.46% compared to 2018. Transactions totaled 1,388 which was down -6.03% compared to last year. Some highlights: Average residential price was $731,251 for 2019 compared to $686,781 for 2018. Average price per square foot $373 YTD (new unit sales are $455 on avg) There were 3 New Unit Sales in December Local buyers made up 48% our sales in December in Routt county There were a total of 193 loans in December with 62% of purchasers closing with financing at the time of sale while 38% closed with cash. There were 117 refinances! The Steamboat Springs real estate market continues to be active with most prices on the rise. Inventory in low for all types of properties which is causing prices to go up a little faster than normal. If you have a single family home you're thinking about selling this springs, start packing your boxes now. The real estate market is that HOT.  
February 7, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Property Valuations

September 19, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

A SLOW DOWN

July 11, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

2019 Routt county property assessments going UP $$$$$

If you own property in Routt county, you likely just received your 2019 property assessment. And you in shock . . . right? But first, thanks for watching the May market report reporting March numbers. It’s spring time in Steamboat. My favorite time of the year. Everything is turning green and there’s just a fresh clean smell in the air. I miss the skiing and snow and all but it’s biking, rafting and paddle board season.
  • March 2019 Gross Volume. $39.1 million.  Down 21% from 2018   //  YTD  Down 13%
  • Transaction down 18% from last year  / /   YTD down 12%
  • Total Listings Down  (EVERYTHING SF, condo, land, commercial) continue to drop 999 today / compared to 2,200 in 2011. Inventory drops = price go up.
  • What’s not dropping are pending sales. We have 184 Pending sales totaling over $153 Million (May 2018 we had 132)
  • And your 2019 assessed value are not going down. In fact, I’ve heard from a lot of you already and I’m seeing a 25-35% increase in 2019 assessed values. So has your property increased 30% in one year?  NO.  But in the last 10 years, from 2009 -2019, the average appreciated for real estate has been about 4% per year. Now these assessment don’t change every year like a home does, so 30% in one year is high. Really high. And this doesn’t necessary mean your taxes are going up the same 30%. We won’t that for several months. Taxes are based on Actual value /  assessment rate  /  mill levy. The mill levy is multiplier that fluctuates. So again, even though your assessed value went up a huge amount, doesn’t necessarily mean your real estate taxes are going through the roof.  You can appeal the value of this new assessment by sending in, before June 1, comparable sales of like-kind properties that show your place is worth less than the assessed value. Send me an email if you need help with that.
So, what the market doing?  Values are still going up but not as fast as they were in recent months. In fact, to give it some context, October 2013 we were seeing national home values appreciate around 13% per year.  In Jan 2018, we were at around 6.3%  Today were around the 3 to 4% appreciated per year. And that is a good thing. The market is moving closer to an equilibrium.  Where were not seeing real estate value outpace inflation and salary growth. Which over last serval years we have seen this disparity. When you think about it, it seems that long-term appreciation rates would have to be pretty close to the general rate of inflation.  Because if appreciation were much higher than inflation, then it wouldn't be too long before no one could afford to buy a house.  If workers make 3% more each year on average, but the price of homes goes up by 6% per year, then pretty soon homes become widely unaffordable.  I'll be keeping this in mind as we go through the appreciation data below. 2009 -2019 inflation rate =1.95 2009 - 2019 appreciation rate = 4% United States Wages and Salaries Growth = 4% The market is moving closer to an equilibrium.  A very good thing.  We're getting back to more moderate appreciation.   Charlie   Charlie Dresen Change Your Experience Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's 970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com 610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487    
May 13, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

When to BUY & SELL in STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO

  • $35.1 Million in Gross Volume for February 2019  / up 1.5% from 2018 - we’re still down 9.3% YTD
  • 67 transactions for February 2019 / down 2.9% from 2018 and we’re still 8% from 2018 YTD.
  • Average Residential Price continues to climb. Last month it was $710,000. This month, now YTD (2 months) it’s climbed to $728,000. (Up 2.5% in one month)
  • In almost every price point, Average Residential Prices are up. In fact, we’re headed into our 5thstraight year of price increases.
    • Let’s back up to 2014. Average Price was $567,000 for Improved Residential Sales.
    • 2015 it was down 3.1%to $549,000.
    • 2016 it reboundedup 3.3%to $568,000
    • 2017 saw a 4% increaseto $592,000
    • 2018 whoa – Up 13.7%to $686,000
    • 2019 YTD (ONLY 2 months) $728,000 is UP 5.7%from average 2018 in just 2 months.
  • In 4 years and 2 MONTHS – the average residential price has seen an increase of 26.7% ---  7% UP
Want more information? Take a look at the links below and check out my other vlogs!   Charlie Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/
April 9, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

SNOW IKON SNOW WHOA – A Real Estate Vlog

Big SNOW + IKON Pass = more people coming to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. How does Steamboat rank against other resort town in the west for AVERAGE SALES PRICE? Find out by watching this video. The real estate market in Routt county started 2019 with the same trend as the end of 2018. We are seeing fewer sales, but on average, higher prices. Total dollar volume for January was $46.43M compared to $55.38M last year. Total transactions were 81, down from 92 last January. Some highlights (note that we are early in the year and there was a sale of a high end property with acreage that can skew the numbers): Average Residential price is $710,330 - up from the 2018 average of $686,781 Average Residential price per square foot $374 up from $350 year-end average in 2018 YTD Gross volume -16.16% YTD Transactions -11.96% There were just 2 New Unit Sales in January - both in Hayden Local buyers made up 59% of sales in January in Routt county. There were a total of 89 loans in January with 55% of purchasers closing with financing at the time of sale while 45% closed with cash. There were 50 refinance transactions. UPDATE - https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/no-houston-flight-expanded-denver-service-among-changes-at-yampa-valley-regional-airport-this-summer/   Want more information? Take a look at the links below and check out my other vlogs! Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/
March 11, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

It’s OVER . . . Year-End Report

December was a good month for Real Estate in Routt county. Total dollar volume was $78.5M compared to $73.73M last year - up 6.48%.  There were 13 residential transactions over $1M. Total transactions were 119, down from 126 last December.  We ended the year with total sales of $867,253,468 - up 7.18% from $809,183,833 in 2017.  Total transactions for the year were down -8.15% with 1,477 compared to 1,608 in 2017.  These overall numbers are in line with the general idea of less inventory and higher prices. Some highlights:
  • YTD Average Residential price is $686,781 up from $592,745 in 2017
  • YTD Average Residential price per square foot $350 up from $317 in 2017
  • YTD Gross volume +7.18%
  • YTD Transactions -8.15%
  • There were 7 New Unit Sales in December with 4 of those being new homes in the Sunlight Subdivision
  • Local buyers made up 51% of sales in December in Routt county.  We ended the year at 52% of all sales being local - great for a resort town!  This truly speaks to our sense of community in the Yampa Valley.
  • There were a total of 127 loans in December with 56% of purchasers closing with financing at the time of sale while 44% closed with cash.   There were 62 refinance transactions.
Thanks, Charlie
February 18, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Sights Around Town and Market Statistics

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS REAL ESTATE MARKET NEWS and the Top 5 things WE LOVE. The latest market report is up for your viewing pleasure, if you haven't already. But if you couldn't hear the figures over our chattering teeth here is the low down on what the market did in November 2018:
  • Gross Volume was $63.33M  - up 2.77% from November 2017, up 7.2% YTD.
  • This included a ranch property sold for $15,875,000. Without this figures would have been down.
  • November transactions totaled 99, down from 132 last November.
  • 60% of residential transactions were properties sold for $500,000 or less.
  • Median residential price for SF is $617,900. YTD 2017 was $559,500, a 10% increase.
  • Average residential price per square foot $353 YTD. This time last year it was only $292, that’s a 19% increase.
  • Local buyers made up 40% of sales in November in Routt county
  • 55% of November purchasers closing with financing while 45% closed with cash. Strong upswing in owner carry deals – owner carry was the second largest “lender” in November.
The full Land Title November Market Report can be found here. Featured locations from our video include: Thanks again for tuning in to SteamboatsMyHome. AND - Leah and I are so appreciative of your support. We are so thankful and your loyalty means the world to us. Charlie & Leah
January 14, 2019 | by Charlie Dresen

Drone Tour over Steamboat Springs, CO

December 16, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Fake News? Charlie debates Charlie on the Steamboat market stats

November 9, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Get a hair cut . . . & Market Report Vlog #14

October 9, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Home Owner Insurance & Market Report VLOG#13

Don't get burned with low home insurance coverage!

SteamboatsMyHome Market Report for September 2018

Latest market news plus how to not get burned on your home insurance policy. Charlie chats with local Statefarm Agent Debbie Aragon for what to do and what not to do!

A standard homeowners insurance policy insures your home's structure (house,) and your belongings in the event of a destructive event, such as a fire. In addition, homeowners insurance policies are generally "package policies." This means that the coverage includes not only damage to your property, but also your liability—that is, legal responsibility—for any injuries and property damage to others caused by you or members of your family (including your household pets). DWELLING PROTECTION One of the basic coverages of a homeowners insurance policy is dwelling protection, which helps cover the structure of the home in which you live, as well as other structures that are attached to it, such as a garage or a deck, against certain risks. OTHER STRUCTURES PROTECTION Most homeowners insurance policies also include coverage for other structures that are on your property but separate from your home, like a detached garage, tool shed or fence. PERSONAL PROPERTY PROTECTION Homeowners insurance doesn't just help cover damage to your home. It may also provide coverage for the personal belongings you keep within it. Suppose your electronics are stolen from your home or your furniture is damaged by a fire. Personal property protection may help pay to repair or replace your belongings if they are damaged or destroyed by a covered risk. Many insurers offer optional coverages that may further help protect the stuff you own. For instance, you may be able to purchase extended coverage for items such as jewelry, watches and furs that have values above your personal property coverage limits.
September 6, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Kitec Plumbing Issues / August Market Report – Real Estate Vlog

The Market's Hot, Kitec's Not.

Welcome to our August Real Estate Report!

Kitec plumbing was a plumbing system widely used for residential use in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Over the past several years it has been discovered that these fittings are failing and causing leaks and burst pipes. Kitec plumbing consists of plastic-coated aluminum pipes and brass fittings. Kitec brass fittings are defective because they dezincify. Dezincification is a process whereby zinc leaches from brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc, thereby creating a white powdery buildup on the inside of the fitting and a weakening of the brass fitting. Dezincification can lead to, among other things, restricted water flow and an increased likelihood of the brass fitting leaking or breaking. The Kitec pipe is typically blue in color for cold water and orange in color for hot water. The pipe is usually marked with one of the following brand names; Kitec, PlumbBetter, IPEX AQUA, WarmRite, Kitec XPA, AmbioComfort, XPA, KERR Controls or Plomberie Améliorée. Where the fittings are visible look for the words Kitec or KTC on them. The terms CSA B137.9/10 or ATSM F1974 could also indicate that you have a Kitec system. Often, the best places to look for the Kitec system is near the hot water tank or in the mechanical room where the pipe is connected to or exits the walls. Also look under kitchen sinks or bathroom vanities, where the pipe and/or fitting exits the wall.
August 17, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

July Market Update – MAJOR OBJECTIONS = $$$ VLOG #11

Steamboat Market Report for July 2018 Welcome to our July Market update. Watch here for current market analysis as well as a look at some major home objections that we see here in Steamboat Springs. Remember, houses can be renovated but location stays the same. Take the time to think about what you can live with and more importantly, what is a deal breaker.
July 20, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

June Market Report & Core Trail Info VLOG#10

Welcome to the June Market Report VLOG! All your real estate news right here, just a single click away. Being informed has never been so easy!
June 15, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Market Update Vlog #9 – FROM AUSTRALIA

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Market Report for June 2018
June 12, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Dogs and Real Estate – Woof VLOG #8

Steamboat Springs has gone to the Dogs! Get the local dog talk here.

April 19, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

IKON PASS & Market Report March 2018 VLOG #7

Ikon Pass & Market Report for March 2018

March 20, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Market Report 2017 YEAR-END REAL ESTATE VLOG#6

February 6, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Market Report Jan 2018 VLOG#5

January 8, 2018 | by Charlie Dresen

Market Report November 2017 Real Estate VLOG#4

November 10, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Market Report October 2017 VLOG#3

Real Estate Market Report for October 2017. Latest news on the market and the BOOMING construction industry...
October 9, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Market Report Sep 2017 VLOG#2

How the Steamboat Springs Real Estate Market is coasting, Sept 2017

September 11, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Market Report Aug 2017 VLOG#1

Real Estate Market Report for Steamboat Springs August 2017. Welcome to our new monthly Market Report VLOG!
August 1, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

COVID-19 and Real Estate

COVID-19 and what might happen to the Real Estate Market

(Updated) Beginning next week, April 27th, real estate showings will be allowed. This is going to give a small boost the real estate business. This is one of the more difficult Vlogs I’ve ever prepared for because my opinions change daily. But over the last few weeks, I’ve become more resolute in my thoughts on the real estate market and how it’s going to be affected going forwards. This is nothing like the 2008 real estate crash. This is a health crisis and not a housing crisis. But, real estate will be affected. Housing market doesn’t always contract during recessions but with 70% of the economy being consumption, well much of that is on hold. I’m going to focus on two markets, primary homes and second or vacation homes. Primary Residences With real estate, and I believe this to be true for Steamboat and the rest of the country, if we isolate out primary residences, then those value will likely go down, but not as much as one might think. Short-term Inventory is still very low. Even lower today because many owners have withdrawn their listing to reduce their exposure from the virus. Another reason is we are living in our homes for twice as long as we used to. In 2019 the average person living in their home is 8 years, 3 months. Back in 2000, it was just 4 years.  We also have less buildings of new homes. So, supply remains low, both in Steamboat and nationwide as a whole. Now, over the last month demand has slowed considerably. But once we begin to emerge out of the current crisis, I see demand picking up. However, with so little demand, many sellers who need to sell will likely begin reducing prices to attract those willing to step forward with a purchase. I see values dropping between 5-10% over the next few months. The sooner this crisis ends the better. But I don’t see prices rebounding anytime soon. There’s a lot of financial uncertainty we need to get through first. Long-term It’s projected that the location neutral work-force might increase by as much as 30% as we’re seeing companies accommodating these work-from-home measures. I also feel that smaller town, communities like Steamboat that offer so much, will be sought after as a more healthier lifestyle becomes a priority. So long-term, towns like Steamboat Springs will grow and more people will want to make Steamboat their home and thus, real estate values will go up. Secondary Residence Roughly half of the properties in Steamboat are second homes or ski condos. I believe this market is in for a rougher ride. Since many of these owners look to generate income from short-term rentals, the outlook on tourism and rental income is up in the air. Given much of the Steamboat economy relies on tourism, it’s really hard to predict when we’ll see capacity numbers again. These secondary residences are also discretionary purchases and with the economy going though turbulence, I feel we’ll have less buyers today over the next year or two. And while interest rates are at an all-time low, the jumbo loan market (loan over 625,000) have pretty much evaporated with most lenders not able to offer such loans. Demand for jumbo mortgages has dried up as investors turn to mortgage bonds for government-backed loans where they’re assured of receiving payments. Another reason the second home market could see decreases in value is because a higher percentage of our buyers come from Texas. And we all know there’s oil in Texas and oil prices are significantly low right now. To conclude, the Steamboat Springs economy relies on tourism and consumer spending. Sure, locals can keep this town going but we’ll need to see people getting out and vacationing to see real estate number rebound. So not only will it take for jobs to return, but travel and tourism needs to get back to normal or Steamboat will be a quiet town.   Regards, Charlie Want to learn more? Check out the links below for more insight into the Steamboat Real Estate Market. Website: http://www.SteamboatsMyHome.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatsMyHome Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charliedresen/ Charlie Dresen 970-846-6435 or Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com              
April 22, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Tips and Tricks to Prepare Your Home FOR SALE

Tips and Tricks to Prepare Your Home FOR SALE Do you have a little extra time? If you’re thinking about selling your home anytime soon, here’s 9 tips and tricks you can do to sell your home faster. Minor projects can go a long way towards making a favorable impression on potential buyers — and perhaps cinching a deal. Love at first sight – Curb appeal. Curb appeal and first impressions are the first thing a buyer sees so make it count.  Take the time to spruce up the yard, fertilize the grass, mow the lawn, plant flowers, buy a new doormat or bright red chairs, and generally clean-up the front of your home so when a buyer drives up, your home is looking fresh and ready. Total turn-on - Lights – We all know to turn your lights and open all blinds before all showings if you can, but in anticipation, let’s talk about brightness and Kelvin temperatures. Replacing dull light bulbs with brighter light bulbs is very important. The difference between 30 watts and 100 watts it huge. So, brighten those darker areas in your home with brighter light bulbs. Don’t forget about kelvin color temperatures.  Kelvin temperature are often labeled right on the box.  Trends today are leaning towards brighter and cooler temperatures.
  • Soft white/warm white (2700 - 3000 Kelvin): Best for bedrooms and living rooms; providing a traditional warm, cozy feel to them.
  • Bright white/cool white (3500 - 4100 Kelvin): Best in kitchens, bathrooms or garages; giving rooms a whiter, more energetic feel.
Saying goodbye - Declutter - The goal is to make it easy for a potential buyer to see the house as their future home. So, de-cluttering, de-personalizing, and generally getting rid of a lot of items is necessary. Yes, it might be an inconvenience while you live there, but your goal is to sell, so tidy up, go room from room and do a big purge. Have a garage sale or post on Facebook marketplace. Remember, most people can’t see themselves living in a home that’s cluttered, overly personalized with tables full of family photos and endless dog toys. Don’t forget to dust and maybe hang some art and invite a prospective buyer to see themselves there. Double shot espresso – Paint.  No, coffee not required, but heading to Starbucks might help.   Over time, wall colors can lose relevance or become outdated like a kid’s bedroom painted their favorite sports team. So, why Starbucks? Well, because Starbucks does a really good job with interior design.   So, if you need ideas, Google “Starbucks interior paint colors” or get a coffee and take a look around. The colors are inspiring and calming all at the same time. You don’t have to paint the entire home but if you have some rooms that need addressing, take some time and paint the walls a neutral color but don’t forget to patch any holes or blemishes in the drywall joint compound.  Warm, welcoming, earthy colors that are not too bright, will welcome prospective buyers and allow them to see the home, not future projects. Getting comfortableThe living room. The living room is where a lot of decisions are made. And providing a buyer a place to sit down your home will give them time to sit back, relax, and take in the home. Let them see and feel the home as you know it. So, make sure there’s room in the living room on the sofa, without personal items around, and let them “move-in.” Recipe for success - The Kitchen.  Amazing things happen in the kitchen and this in one place buyers are looking to be inspired. Decluttering is taken to a new level here. Mail, books, keys, item for the junk draw, well fill it up. Also, make sure all countertop appliances are removed so it frees up counters showing more workable space. This will also show caulk repairs needing to be made. Don’t forget to use the correct caulk, sanded or non-sanded.  Then there’s the cleaning: stove, oven, fan, make sure it sparkles. And make sure the kitchen sink gets scrubbed as well. Top if off with some staging. Use colorful dish towels, or maybe even buy some fresh flowers and have them in a vase. Replace dull lights with brighter lights and your kitchen is a recipe for success. Put the seat down – Bathroom.   The bathroom needs to be cleaned and tidy. Clear off the counters, clean every inch, caulk the cracks around the shower and countertops, replace light with brighter bulbs and a higher Kelvin temperature, and put the toilet lid down. The Nose Knows No - Smells.  Don’t lets buyers say NO to your home because of smells. Let’s start in the kitchen. Make sure the stove is clean and pay close attention to the fan above the stove. There tends to be a lot of grease around the fan.   We love our pets, but pet odors are strong. Have your carpets cleaned, or sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and furniture before vacuuming. You can also sprinkle baking soda in the litter box if you have a cat. Dog beds hold a lot of smells so remove the cover and wash them. Open windows and let the fresh air in. And if you have forced air heat, replacing the furnace filters will help as well. Smells – a “no” from the nose is avoidable. Let the light shine in - Windows Don't underestimate the importance of keeping your windows clean. After location, light is the second most quoted reason a buyer chooses a house, so let the light shine in! Clean windows can boost your home’s natural light and curb appeal immensely. In fact, according to Money Magazine, the number one pre-sale improvement that generates the best return on investment is having clean windows.  If you want to boost your light even more, remove your screens if you’re not using them.  It’s a good idea to wash those screens while they are out.  Beyond enjoying a better view, clean windows will help your home appear fresh and ready for new owners. So, let the light in with clean windows. Want to learn more? Check out the links below for more insight into the Steamboat Real Estate Market.

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Charlie Dresen 970-846-6435 or Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com

 
April 15, 2020 | by Charlie Dresen

Septic Systems – What YOU Need to Know

  If you live in the county, you're going to have a septic system. Here's what you need to know before you live without sewers. A septic system is a highly efficient, self-contained, underground wastewater treatment system. Because septic systems treat and dispose of household wastewater onsite, they are often more economical than centralized sewer systems in rural areas where lot sizes are larger and houses are spaced widely apart. Given how expensive it is to replace a septic system, proper maintenance is an important step to keeping your septic system (and your finances) healthy. The more proactive you are in caring for and maintaining your septic system, the longer that septic system will last. When maintaining your septic tank, the goal is to prevent the accumulation of solids, as well as any groundwater contamination. How often should I have my septic system pumped? The size of your household, total wastewater generated, amount of solids present and tank size will all determine how often your septic system will need to be pumped. The EPA reports that while the average septic system is pumped every three years, those with “electrical float switches, pumps or mechanical components should be inspected more often.” In general, we recommend having your septic system inspected and pumped once a year to be safe. Below is an easy four-step maintenance program, which, if followed carefully, will prevent solid build-up and ensure that your system will operate at peak efficiency for many years to come.
November 28, 2017 | by Charlie Dresen

Don’t Buy a Home Until you WATCH this Video

January 31, 2016 | by Charlie Dresen

Preparing your home for the WINTER – Tips

October 5, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Mortgage Information & Home Affordability

July 6, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Home Affordability . . . Get the facts

June 2, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

How to Price a Home / Real Estate in Steamboat Springs

When it comes to pricing a property, there are many factors you need to consider. Take a look at the market. Is it a buyers market or a sellers market. How motivated are you. Then look at the competition. It's a detailed process but getting the price right the first time is critical. How to Price a Home / Real Estate in Steamboat Springs.
March 6, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

Buying Tips – Heating Cost – Look Out!!

February 1, 2013 | by Charlie Dresen

HOA (Home Owners Association) Dues – What do you get for your $$$

November 5, 2012 | by Charlie Dresen

Finn’s Advice on Buying a Home in Steamboat

May 18, 2012 | by Charlie Dresen

Tips on selecting a real estate agent

February 29, 2012 | by Charlie Dresen