Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate News

By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat  Nordic  Trails Go into Cyberspace Finding out the current trail conditions for Steamboat Springs' Nordic ski trails on Emerald Mountain just got easier! In fact, you can check them from the comfort of your home, or nearest computer or smartphone, with a new online interactive map developed by the City. Howelsen Hill Nordic Center in Steamboat Springs, CO The map shows the status of the trails, if they have been groomed and when you click on the trail more information is provided such as length of trail. The Howelsen Hill Nordic Center relies on natural snow for its 13+ miles of trails. Take a look at the Nordic trails map here. The interactive trails map is an example of the City of Steamboat Springs working to get more maps online and accessible to the public. More maps, inc...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Location, Schools, Location In real estate, we are always touting "location, location, location" when the fact is schools can be pretty darn important too, especially if your buyer has a family. Luckily for me, Steamboat Springs, CO is not only the epitome of location, our schools rock too!  Once again the Steamboat Springs School District was honored by the Colorado Department of Education as one of the best school district's in the state. The district was one of 16 awarded the "Accredited with Distinction" honor for overall performance. Photo courtesy of SteamboatToday.com I've blogged about it before but Steamboat has been recognized with this award since the Colorado Department of Education began labeling schools with it four years ago. To reach the "Accredited with Distinction" awa...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Real Estate Market Report for Steamboat Springs, CO October was another good month for the Steamboat Springs, Colorado real estate market. 129 transactions took place, even more than September 2013, making it the best month in 2013 so far for transaction numbers. A total of $54.8M in gross volume for the 2nd best gross volume month behind March's $55.8M. > October 2013 dollar volume was UP +26.18% over October 2012> Year-to-date dollar volume is UP +15.48%> Transactions were UP +8.40% from October 2012> Year-to-date transactions are UP +11.33%> 63% of the volume was under the price point of $500,000> 51% of the transactions were financed while 49% were paid with cash at the time of closing As we head into the ski season, we will see a natural shift in residential sales in Routt County. ...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
10 Outdoor Activities to do in Steamboat Springs This Winter While skiing or snowboarding is typically the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a ski town like Steamboat Springs, CO, those activities are clearly not all we have to offer for outdoor winter activities. That's me on my way to winning Overall National Championships in 2012   Here are 10 other winter activities to be enjoyed in The 'Boat: 1.  Breath in the beauty of the backcountry on cross country skis. The Yampa Valley offers hundreds of miles of nordic skiing opportunities, check out the Steamboat Springs Nordic Council for that list. Nordic skiing in Steamboat Springs, CO 2.  We dare you NOT to smile while tubing Howelsen Hill - it can't be done! Rides to the top of the hill via the magic carpet means no luggi...
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By Eliese Pivarnik, CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPS, Colorado Group Realt
(Colorado Group Realty, LLC)
The Olympian Condos in downtown Steamboat Springs The Olympian condos in Steamboat Springs colorado The Olympian is another newer downtown development in the same neighborhood as Howelsen Place, Alpenglow, and the Victorian that’s seen plenty of activity over the past two years and now there are only six residences remaining to purchase.   See all of the remaining condos for sale at The Olympian here.  And as a bonus, the sellers have lowered the prices on the remaining condos. The Olympian is located at 5th and Yampa in the heart of downtown Steamboat.  You are literally steps away from the future Yampa Street promenade, fly fishing in the Yampa, biking along the Core Trail, hiking on Emerald Mountain, and Howelsen Hill activities like the rodeo and ski jumping.  Walk a block to Linco...
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By Eliese Pivarnik, CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPS, Colorado Group Realt
(Colorado Group Realty, LLC)
Cascade townhomes are, on a square footage basis, one of the best values for larger townhomes in Steamboat Springs within walking distance to the Steamboat Ski Area.   See all of the available Cascades Townhomes for sale here or call us at Cascade Townhomes in Steamboat Springs is finishing up a long-awaited exterior remodel. The Home Owners Association voted to replace the roofs and add stone, wood, and paint accents to the 28 townhomes in the development.  The best news–the project is funded in a way that the dues will not increase for current and future owners. 970.819.6372, Cascade Townhome Remodel Cascades Townhomes Steamboat Springs  
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By Eliese Pivarnik, CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPS, Colorado Group Realt
(Colorado Group Realty, LLC)
Edgemont and One Steamboat Place 2013 Sales July 2014 update:  Edgemont is sold out although there are still whole ownership and fractional ownership residences available.  Please call us at 970.819.6372 for a current price list. Edgemont and One Steamboat Place  have been popular with buyers in 2013 because they have just about everything on a buyer’s wish list:  a fabulous slopeside location, new luxury finishes, and great rental returns.  Both developments will have newly furnished residences ready to view during ski season (which happens to start in about a week!)–One Steamboat Place is furnishing six and Edgemont is furnishing one of their last remaining condos for sale.  If you would like to schedule a time to see Edgemont and One Steamboat, please call us at 970.819.6372.  See al...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Springs - Producing More Winter Olympians Than Other Towns Did you know that more than 79 Winter Olympic athletes since 1932 have called Steamboat Springs, CO their hometown? That is more than any other city in the United States, or so I'm told. And if all goes well, we could be sending over 30 more athletes to compete in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Olympic Skier, Skeeter Werner, born and raised in Steamboat Springs, on the cover of 1955 Sports Illustrated. (Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated) Some of those 30+ athletes vying for the upcoming Winter Olympics came here specifically to train for their sports career while most were born and raised here. Either way, Steamboat offers great training facilities, good terrain and weather for year-round athletics, fan...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Early November snow in Steamboat Springs Sometimes life gets busy....travel, golf, work, snow. Steamboat is ready for skiing...almost. Real estate in Steamboat Springs last week continued the trend of strong closed transaction numbers with just over $11 million in whole ownership sales and 28 units. Of those, the condo/townhome category scored the highest with 14 units, single family, 11, land/lots, 1 and 2 commercial/industrial. Interest rates seemed to have fallen off the summer highs to around 4.25% for a conventional 30 year fixed rate. Thanks, as always, to the Steamboat Pilot and Today for the transaction information. Interested in Steamboat Springs real estate? Call or email....Anne Mayberry 970-846-1425 ■ 820 Colorado Highway 131 McCoy #Seller: Alpine Bank #Buyer: Trout Land LL...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Market Report Routt County/Steamboat Springs Real Estate Market Update September was a great month for the Steamboat Springs real estate market. 122 transactions took place, more than any other month in 2013 so far, to the tune of $48M in gross volume.  As Colorado resort towns saw record tax revenues this summer,  real estate was setting records as well. September volume reflects increased activity during July and August.        > September 2013 dollar volume was UP +86.15% over September 2012        > Year-to-date dollar volume is UP +14.09%        > Transactions were UP +45.24% from September 2012        > Year-to-date transactions are UP +11.75%        > 44% of the volume was under the price point of $500,000 There were 72  residential sales with s...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
bull moose hanging in the yard Steamboat Springs real estate whole ownership sales last week were almost as large as this moose that played in my yard on Sunday......$14,225,250. 21 properties closed with single family representing the largest category of units with 13, followed by lots/land with 4, condo/town home 3, and commercial/industrial had 1. As of Tuesday afternoon, October 29, there is a total of $61.4 million in pending real estate sales with the average pending price at $454,951 and the median at $292,500. The breakdown shows 6% of pending sales are $1 million or over, 9% are under $1 million but above $700,000, 7% are pending between $500k and $699,000, 8% are in the $400,000's, 14% are in the $300k's and 56% are pending for a list price of under $300k. It snowed today and...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Outside Magazine is Playing Favorites Steamboat Springs has it all. I'm always talking about what an incredible place Steamboat Springs is. From the performances at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School, to riding bikes on the Yampa River Core Trail to ski jumping at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club there is so much to do and see here. Steamboat really does have it all. But don't take my word for it, well-respected publications have taken note of our bounty of fun, beauty and activities too. Last month, Dog Fancy Magazine named Steamboat Springs "Dog Town USA" stating that we are a "mile-high mecca for dogs and their owners". Every year it seems we get recognition for being one of the best ski areas in the nation, and rightfully so. Last year National Geographic ranked Steamboa...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
A snowy Sunday in Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs had a great week in closed real estate sales. The Steamboat Pilot reports total sales of over $12 million with $11,831,500 whole ownership transactions. Condos represented the majority of transactions with 8 units sold, single family homes had 4, land sales were 3, with the highest priced transaction this week of $5 million, and commercial/industrial with 2 Hayden airport garages. There are 142 pending sales currently reported by the Steamboat Springs MLS with an average pending price of $463,724 and a median of $310k. 7% of pending sales are over $1 million, 7% are between $999,999 and $800,000, 6% are below $800k and above $600,000, 15% are between $599k and $400,000 with the remainder pending sales, 65% under $400,ooo. Its snowin...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
The Home Depot Ain't Got Nutin' on The Milner Mall Most cities across America have The Home Depot or Lowe's or other big building supply stores, but we in Steamboat Springs, CO have "The Milner Mall". At least that's what locals refer to it as, but it's official name is Home Resource and it's basically an area of "organized chaos" at the local landfill. Don't get me wrong, we have great hardware stores. But the Milner Mall is not a hardware store. Home Resource is a non-profit subsidiary of the landfill, selling salvaged materials at a discounted price and keeping them out of the landfill.  I was amazed at what all I saw there! doors Home ReSource was started a few years ago in an effort to divert reusable materials from the landfill. This keeps our valuable land from becoming bigger du...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Community Recycling Collection, Oct. 12, Steamboat Springs It's that time of year again when the color of the leaves are changing, the air turns crisp and I get to clean out the garage! Well, my entire garage may not get an overhaul but the recyclable items that I have collected and stored there for the past year will finally be taken to their new home and I will have that valuable garage space again. This Saturday, October 12 from 9am - noon at Howelson Hill (Steamboat Springs, CO) the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) and Yampa Valley Recycles will be hosting their 5th annual Community Recycling Drop-Off Day. Numerous materials will be accepted for free recycling while some of those hard-to-recycle items, like electronics, paint, and appliances, have a small fee. You know you...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Video Tips to Winterize Your Home and Garden Getting your home ready for winter is important, but with the low temperatures and heavy snowfall that Steamboat Springs, CO endures, it’s even more important to winterize your investment. I put together a short video and a checklist with some tips to prepare your home for Old Man Winter. Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter in Steamboat Springs, CO   Checklist to Winterize Your Property Lawn, Garden & Deck  Fertilize lawn prior to snowfall  Put away outdoor cushions, furniture & toys  Drain & winterize outdoor faucets & irrigation systems  Trim branches that hang over house & power lines Windows & Doors  Seal gaps & cracks with weatherstripping & caulk  Put up storm windows & doors if you have them  Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Katy Perry's Next Home? Old Town Steamboat Springs One thing is true about real estate in downtown Steamboat Springs, aka Old Town, it is highly sought-after and the cool place to live. If you're a hipster and like being close to the action, downtown Steamboat is for you. Here homeowners enjoy walkable and bikeable accessibility to schools, downtown's restaurants and shops, Howelson Hill, the library, Core Trail and more. With the year-round free bus system making frequent stops downtown to shuttle passengers to the Steamboat Ski Area and areas outside of downtown, who needs a car? Cruiser bikes are a fun and easy way to get around in Old Town. (Photo courtesy of Steamboat Chamber Association) Homes in Old Town are in limited supply and high demand, making the price of real estate here ...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Market Report Routt County / Steamboat Springs August 2013 was still a decent month for Steamboat Real Estate.  While the real estate Market Report shows transaction volume was down -10.70 % from August 2012, the Year to Date gross volume is still up +8.06 % over last year’s gross.  On a transaction basis, August was down -21.01%, while the Year to Date is still up +8.00%. Looking at the numbers below, September was a great month for sales. That means July and August were busy months for properties going under contract.  Pending sales remain strong and inventory is dropping slightly. Six month snapshot Solds in Steamboat Springs Prices: Over the summer we saw inventories go up. With this increase in supply, prices were up slightly but not dramatically l...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
A reminder of the season to come! The first full week of fall  in Steamboat Springs showed strength in real estate sales along with a reminder of the season to come.  It snowed off and on all day Friday. Closed Steamboat real estate sales this week were 23 whole ownership transactions at just under $10 million.  7 single family, 8 condo/townhome, 6 land, and 2 commercial/industrial transactions comprised the week's total sales. Pending sales average price remains constant at $442,531 as does the median at $299,000.  Of the 148 pending real estate transactions in the Steamboat Springs area, 68% are under $400,000 list price and 9% are over $1 million. Enjoy the report compliments of the Steamboat Today.   Anne Mayberry     970-846-1425 ■ 37625 Aspen Bluff Terrace #Seller: Liberty Capita...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Moose duel in the yard I've had a great summer of moose encounters at my home in Steamboat Springs; all of them, I am happy to say, were safe and enjoyable for me and my dogs! This last is worthy of sharing. 21 real estate transactions were reported by the Steamboat Pilot Real Estate section this past week for a total of $14,533,237 in whole ownership sales. 9 were single family, 9 were condo/town home, 2 land sales, and 1 commercial. 5 of the closed sales were for $1 million or over. With Steamboat Springs pending real estate sales at 154, as of this morning, the average pending price has returned to the mid $400's and the median remains just under $300k. Pending sales rank as follows: 9% over $1 million, 6% under $1 million and above $800,000, 3% are between $799,999 and $600,000, 6%...
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