Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Report

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Steamboat Springs Blanketed in Snow. Courtesty Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Steamboat Springs Blanketed in Snow. Courtesty Steamboat Pilot & Today / Taken by John F. Russell.


Routt County Real Estate Analysis

February was a strong month for real estate sales in Routt County. Gross sales for the month totaled $32.3M, up +99.45% compared to February 2015.  This comprised 63 transactions, an increase of +28.57% compared to last February. Almost half of the months sales were properties sold under $400K however it was 2 sales of over $3M which made up 34% of gross volume.

Currently there are 169 pending sales.

Residential Transaction Price Point Analysis February 2016

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






Over $3M







This chart notes single family and multi family residential sales, 30 total transactions for the month of February. Not shown here are the 17 timeshare transactions, 8 land, 6 commercial and 2 miscellaneous transactions for a total of 63 transactions. There were 3 bank sales for the month.

Here’s three plus years in INVENTORY / PENDING / SALES. See the trends?  Inventory is DOWN, sales are UP.

Routt County Real Estate Stats
Routt County Real Estate Stats
Routt County Real Estate Stats
Routt County Real Estate Stats


View full February 2016 Routt County market statistics here


National Real Estate Market

“While low inventories and short supply are boosting prices, financing continues to be a concern for some potential purchasers, particularly young adults and first time home buyers”, says David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. In the recently released January 2016 S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexthe 20-City Composite showed home prices rose 0.7% from the prior month, after seasonal adjustment.

A lack of homes for sale continues to push up prices especially in the starter home segment. Trulia recently released an article relating to the shortage of home inventory – down more than 40% since 2012. First time buyers are currently finding it hard to buy into the real estate market and this is not anticipated to change in the near future.


Case Shiller Real Estate stats
20 City Composite Home Price Changes By Metro Area




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