Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate News

By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Springs real estate sales reported by the Steamboat Pilot on Sunday were 21 whole ownership closed transactions.  The dollar volume was $12,593,995 for those 21 Steamboat real estate sales.  Add in the 2 reported fractional sales at One Steamboat Place and the total for the past week is $13,208, 995.  Of the whole ownership Steamboat Springs real estate sales, 4 were single family, 13 were condo/townhome sales, 4 were lot/land and there were no commercial/industrial closed transactions. The Steamboat Springs MLS reported 132 pending transactions Sunday with  pending list price dollar volume of $70,934,634, an average pending list price of $537,384 and median of $329,450.  Of those Steamboat pending sales, 11% are pending with a list price over $1 million, 5% are pending betwe...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Racing Between Transactions Charlie Dresen representing the U.S. Telemark Ski Team in the 2015 FIS World Telemark Ski Championships in Steamboat Springs, CO    This week Steamboat Springs, CO is playing host to the 2015 FIS World Telemark Ski Championships. This is a big deal for us tele skiers for 2 reasons: 1. This is only the 2nd time that the U.S. has hosted the World Telemark Ski Championships and 2. Since Telemark skiing is not an Olympic sport (don't get me started), THIS event serves as our Olympics.   It is also a big deal for me because I am racing in it! I'm not winning, mind you, but I am having a hoot being part of the event. If you are interested, the event is streaming live at: www.telemarkworldchampionships.com   Oh and did I mention, I'm handling real estate transaction...
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By Eliese Pivarnik, CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPS, Colorado Group Realt
(Colorado Group Realty, LLC)
Curious about the sales activity at your favorite Steamboat condo developments?  Here are links to the most popular Steamboat Springs area condos: Steamboat ski in ski out condos at Torian Torian Plum and Torian Creekside Condos in Steamboat Sold in 2014 Highmark Condos in Steamboat 2014 Sales Villas at Walton Creek Condos in Steamboat sales in 2014 Ranch at Steamboat Condo Activity in 2014 Mountain Vista Townhomes Sold in 2014 Snowflower Condos 2014 Sold Stats Alpenglow Condos and Townhomes sold in 2014 2014 Sales at Quail Run in Steamboat Eagle Ridge Lodge Condos sold in 2014 Herbage Townhomes in Steamboat Sales in 2014 The Antlers at Christie condo sales in 2014 The Phoenix Condos 2014 Sales Eagle Ridge Townhomes in Steamboat sold in 2014 2014 Sales at The West Condos The Rockies Con...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Ski Area wearing two feet of new snow well! Vacations are good for the soul! Apparently as I took a two week sabbatical, so did the Steamboat Pilot on reporting Steamboat real estate sales.  I'm back...and so is the Steamboat Springs real estate sales report from the Pilot newspaper.  There were 20 Steamboat Springs real estate sales these past two weeks with a dollar volume of $8,322,900.  Four sales were single family, 10 were condo/townhome, 4 were lot/land, and 2 were commercial/industrial. The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors MLS reported 125 pending sales on Sunday with a pending dollar volume of $67,432,439.  The median pending list price is $311,000 and the average is $539,459.  Of those pending Steamboat transactions, 10% are pending over $1million, 3% are pending...
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By Eliese Pivarnik, CRS, GRI, ABR, RSPS, Colorado Group Realt
(Colorado Group Realty, LLC)
Steamboat Barn Village Barn Village in Steamboat Springs, Colorado is a new development with a great location close to just about everything.  It’s the site of the famous Steamboat Barn, the image that many Steamboat Ski Resort marketing promotions were designed around and lots of families use as a backdrop for photos.   See all available Steamboat Barn Village real estate for sale here. Barn Village in Steamboat is a planned community with walking trails, a clubhouse with a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center, and a park featuring The Barn.  Homesites include single family, duplex, and single family with caretaker residences. The photo below shows how centrally located Steamboat Barn Village is to shopping and transportation.  It’s literally across the street from the City Market a...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Snow returns to Steamboat Mother Nature chose perfect timing to accommodate our need for snow and moisture in Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley.  Snow arrives just in time for the 102nd Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival too! Last Sunday's Steamboat Pilot reported 7 whole ownership closed real estate transactions for a dollar volume of $2,946,400 along with 2 fractional sales and several time share sales for added volume of $778,799.11.  Of those reported Steamboat Springs whole ownership transactions 1 was a single family sale, 5 were condo/townhome sales, no lot/land sales closed and 1 was a commercial/industrial transaction. On Sunday, the SSBR (Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors) MLS had 107 pending transactions.  The list price dollar volume of those pending transactions was ...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Lifestyle Videos: Showcase Your Community & Your Expertise   Video, video, video. Are you tired of hearing about the importance of video in your real estate marketing plan? Are you using video to market yourself? I am not just talking about videos of property listings, I'm talking about neighborhood videos, lifestyle videos, educational videos, etc. Today, video is key.   Buyers want to see a video of  listings. But they also want to know what the home feels like.  Buyers also want to know the vibe of a neighborhood. Buyers want to know what the community is like - what are the fun things to do and where are the best places to go.   In my latest Steamboat lifestyle video I divulge secrets, spill the beans, share privileged information with viewers about our special mountain town. Top 10...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate Market Report Happy New Year! I hope that your holidays were joyous and the new year prosperous. As we head into 2015, let's talk real estate and absorption rate. This is the rate at which available properties are sold in a specific real estate market during a given time period. A normal healthy real estate market has about 6 months of inventory. More than 6 months is a "buyers market" and less than 6 months is a "sellers market."As you see, for most of our market, we are seeing good improvements.   Single Family Absorption Rate Townhome Absorption Rate Condo Absorption Rate    Local Steamboat Springs Market November was a decent month for Routt County real estate transactions with $41.4M in gross sales and 106 transactions.  While this is down from wha...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Protecting Your Family Against Radon             January is National Radon Action Month so what better time to discuss what radon is, why it matters, and what you can do if your home has high radon levels. I blogged about radon a couple of years ago but it is worth covering again because of the health risks associated with high radon levels and the preventability of those risks. Have you tested your home's radon levels? What is radon?                               Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. It is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. Where is radon? Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building — old and new homes, offices...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Fun snowshoe with friends! Steamboat Springs snow arrived as only a dusting this morning, but the day was glorious for a snowshoe with our friends from Grand Junction.  Steamboat real estate sales for this past week were reported by the Steamboat Pilot to be 13 closed transactions for $6,854,500.  Of those closed Steamboat real estate transactions, 5 were single family, 5 were condo/townhome, 3 were lot/land, and there were no commercial/industrial closed sales. The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors MLS reports 95 pending sales with a pending dollar volume of $52,793,140.  The average pending sale price is $555,717 and the median is $299,350.  Of the current pending Steamboat area sales, 12% are pending with a list price of over $1 million, 4% are pending between $999,000 and $800k, ...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Going Places in 2015? Overlooking downtown Steamboat Springs and the Yampa River in the summer. Steamboat Springs was recently included in a New York Times article, "52 Places To Go in 2015".   Our small Colorado mountain town is listed as #19 actually. Further validation for our community that we have something really special going on here. It's not just our world-class Steamboat Ski Resort or our naturally therapeutic hot springs. It's not just the endless miles of mountain bike, skating and running trails and boundless utdoor recreation. It's not even having Colorado's oldest continually operating ski area and winter sports club from which 88 Olympians have been produced, as the NYT article mentions.   Howelsen Hill at night. It's the people, the wildlife, the majestic Rocky Mountain...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Fresh snow...yippee! Broncos lost but 8 inches of fresh snow looks great!  The first week of the year posted $8,958,000 in Steamboat real estate sales on 8 transactions.  Most notable was a downtown retail mall that sold for $3,783,000.  There were 2 single family sales, 3 condo/townhome sales, 2 lot/land, and the aforementioned commercial transaction. The Steamboat Springs MLS reports 92 pending real estate sales today with a pending dollar volume of $53,573,890.  The average pending price is $582,324 and the median is $314,500.  Of these pending sales, 14% are pending with a list price of over $1 million, 4% are pending between $999k and $800,000, 10% are pending between $799,999 and $600k, 17% are pending between $599,000 and $400k, 5% are pending with a list price in the $300,000s ...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Lifestyle is what we do outside our homes.  And that's important in real estate.  Location, location, location.  Lakefront and ski properties always sell for more. My new listing just happens to be next to miles of open space used for mountain biking, hiking, skate skiing and more.  So I went about this new real estate video highlighting the location and lifestyle of the area.  Yes, we’re selling real estate but we’re also selling the lifestyle that comes with the location. And when I asked the owners / sellers what’s the best thing about the home?  – They said,  “living so close to the trails. ”   So I just had to create the video with lifestyle in mind.  Does it work?   Charlie Dresen Real Estate Associate Broker |Sotheby'sLocal Knowledge | Global Exposure| Defining Service970-846-643...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Rockin' Free Concerts at Steamboat Ski Resort    Steamboat Springs Ski Area Bud Light Rocks The Boat Concert Series For the 16th year, the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. will be hosting its Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Music Series. The line-up of musicians has just been announced and, as always, the bands look like they will rock the house...or Gondola Square actually. The music series kicks off on January 19, 2015 at the Cowboy Downhill with the contemporary country band the LoCash Cowboys. Steamboat's Mardi Gras celebration on February 14, 2015 features a 10-piece band from New Orleans, No BS! Brass Band. No BS! Brass Band kicking off Steamboat's Mardi Gras celebration on February 14, 2015   A funky family band and Steamboat favorite, Groovetrotters, will be returning to Gondola Squar...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report So much to be thankful for: the ski area is open, a wonderful holiday meal with my family, strong growth in the Steamboat real estate market and more importantly, pending and home sales have settled into a predictable pattern. Pending and sales December 2014  Steamboat Springs Market October proved to be another great month for Routt County real estate transactions with $75.1M in gross sales and 131 transactions.  In part, this was due to a high number of upper end sales; 11 transactions over $1M including an $11M ranch sale.  Even without the $11M sale, this was the best gross volume October we have seen since 2007. Compared to October 2013, total gross volume was up +36.94% and transactions were also up +1.55%. Year-to-date gross dollar volume is u...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
More Direct Flights to Ski Town USA This Winter Non-stop flights to Steamboat Springs, CO from 11 major hubs For being such a small town, Steamboat Springs does a good job of securing direct seasonal flights to and from our local airport (Steamboat/Hayden Airport - HDN). In fact, our resort economy depends on it. Mt. Werner, aka Steamboat Ski Area, from downtown Whether you live outside of the state of Colorado and are anxious to experience our vast champagne powder for yourself or you are lucky enough to call the Yampa Valley home and are hoping for visits from the grandchildren over the holidays, the newly expanded nonstop air service should assist in making your dreams come true.   Direct flights to Steamboat/Hayden (HDN) Winter 2014/15 The 2014/15 winter flight program provides nons...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat Springs' Opening Day Ski Season Tradition  We are one week away from the official opening of our ski season here in Steamboat Springs! Since 1991 the Steamboat Ski & Resort has so generously supported the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club by giving its opening day, also known as "Scholarship Day", revenues to the local Club. Since 1991/92, the Ski Resort's Scholarship Day has raised nearly $850,000 for the Winter Sports Club. Pretty impressive, don't you think?                                                 Opening Day / Scholarship Day Wednesday, November 26, 2014Lifts start at 8:30amPasses not valid on Scholarship DayFREE Opening Day t-shirts to the first 100 in line at the GondolaFREE hot chocolate on the Steamboat Stage provided by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports C...
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Mountain bike cruise in Grand Junction yesterday! One last glorious weekend before the Arctic Express arrives...an alleged strongest storm on record (since the '70's) in the Bering Sea.  This storm is a remnant of Typhoon Nuri and is promising some heavy snows for Colorado as it pushes inland.  I'm sad to see this exquisite fall weather depart...but it is time for ski season at Mount Werner!!!! Over $38 million in real estate sales were reported closed in the past 3 weeks by the Steamboat Pilot and Today.  That dollar volume represented 77 closed Steamboat Springs area real estate transactions. This past week's numbers included $15,860,055 in dollar volume and 38 closed transactions.  14 sales were single family homes, 16 were condo/townhome, 5 were lot/land and 3 were commercial/indus...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Introducing Steamboat's Friends & Family Music Series   Steamboat Springs may be a bit remote, located in Colorado's NW region just west of the Continental Divide, but cultural opportunities in the quaint mountain town are not void. In fact, Smithsonian.com recently named Steamboat its #4 Best Small Town for its wide offering of music. From the highly acclaimed Strings Music Pavilion, hosting international phenoms and award winning bands, to a variety of music festivals and free concert series, Steamboat Springs provides a great number of quality music concerts per capita. Friends and Family Series at the Chief Theater A new music series that I am excited about and is completely affordable is the Friends and Family Series at the Chief Theater. While I love the Strings Music Pavilion, it...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Free Monthly Film Series Featuring Ski Town USA The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO is hosing its first Winter Film Series which will highlight the mountain town's snow-loving roots. Donated vintage films, promotional videos and home movie footage will be showcased over the next few months via free showings at the Chief Theater downtown. Every third Tuesday from October through March at 6 p.m. a different film will be shown, so if you are in town, check it out.    See you there! Charlie Charlie DresenReal Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby'sLocal Knowledge | Global Exposure | Defining Service970-846-6435 |Charlie@SteamboatsMyHome.com SteamboatsMyHome.com610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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