Steamboat Springs Real Estate Blog

The good news for housing is that price gains next year are expected to be only about half as strong as in 2013, when sellers stayed on the sidelines. Yes, that's good news. "For a sustainable recovery you want to see more balance between buyers and sellers," says David Stiff, chief economist at CoreLogic Case-Shiller, which is forecasting a 6.8% rise in the median home value for 2014.

Inventory is already improving. Nationwide, the number of homes for sale in September rose 1.8% vs. a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's the first increase since late 2011. In Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Orlando, inventory was 10% or higher than a year earlier.

"It will still be a sellers' market in 2014, given how far we have

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A new website, SteamboatBikeTown.com designed and funded by the Steamboat Springs Bike Town USA Initiative, is an online bike guide filled with interactive trail maps, event calendars and image galleries and is the most comprehensive website dedicated to cycling in Steamboat.

Built by riders and for the riders, the online bike guide is organized into geographic riding zones within Routt County and is further segmented by riding type. Whether you're a family looking for a leisurely cruise, a full-face helmet downhiller, or a roadie looking to tackle a century - the bike guide has it all. Click the image below to access the website. 

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After a brief start, Storm Mountain officially reopened on January 12, 1963 with a double chairlift and an A-frame warming house.  The day's cash receipts were $13.75 and the temperature hovered around -25 degrees.  Since that January day in 1963, the Steamboat Ski Area has been continiously treating powder hounds to heaps of Champagne Powder snow and an experience unlike any other. 

Steamboat's 50th Anniversary Celebration will take place January 11-21, 2013, showcasing the following events:

January 11th 50th Opening Ceremonies & Caldron Lighting : Hazie's 50th Anniversary Dinner; Golden Gala in the Champagne Powder Room atop Steamboat Gondola

January 12th 50th Birthday Cake; Time Capsule; Free Concert & Fireworks Extravaganza

January

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When the nonprofit Urban Land Institute brings a team of development experts to Steamboat Springs this summer to assess how best to unleash the potential of Yampa Street, the people who have the biggest stake in the outcome will be in for an intense brainstorming session.

City of Steamboat Springs Planning Director Tyler Gibbs told a small gathering of business and property owners at Sweetwater Grill in March his experience with the Urban Land Institute, the panel members who come to Steamboat will be carefully selected for the appropriate background and their ability to build consensus.

“They are dedicated to creating great places,” Gibbs said. “I’ve found them to be a great catalyst for bringing people together and getting things done.”

He reminded

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Standing on a top story deck of Bristol Hall on Wednesday afternoon, it was easy for Brian Hoza to point to the concrete outline of the stairways, elevator shafts, hallways and auditorium that will be part of the Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus’ new 60,000-square-foot academic building.

Hoza, dean of student affairs for the Alpine Campus, also was able to point to a line of vertical steel beams that will reach up to the roof of the three-story building being constructed below him.

Construction crews on Tuesday started to erect the steel frame of what will be the front of the $18 million facility and are expected to finish pouring its foundation this week. Hoza, who attends weekly meetings about the building’s construction, said that after the

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The mission of the Friends of the Chief group to acquire and renovate the downtown Chief Theater as a performing arts center for the community:The Chief is currently under contract with the Friends of the Chief, with the stipulation that the group put down earnest money of $50,000 within the next three weeks. The group has raised $15,000 and is looking to donors to come up with the rest.Once the earnest money is secured, the group will be able to apply to the USDA for a grant to purchase and renovate the old theater as a small performing arts venue for the community.The Chief, along with the Steamboat Art Museum, can become a focal point for the arts in the center of downtown Steamboat.

They are in need of raising the earnest money to finalize this

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Steamboat Springs to Host USA Pro Cycling Challenge August 22-28, 2011 7 Days. 11 Cities. 600 Miles. 12,000 Feet of Altitude.The world’s best cyclists from teams such as Radioshack, HTC, Garmin, and Liquigas will be put to the test like never before. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be a high-speed endurance test on terrain unmatched anywhere else in the world. Lance Armstrong – the most famous cyclist ever, and the most influential athlete in America – is the visionary behind the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and his partnership and passion are a driving force behind America’s Race. Denver. Colorado Springs. Salida. Gunnison. Aspen. Avon. Steamboat Springs. Golden. Vail. Crested Butte. Breckenridge. The host cities of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge include…
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TGIF!  It's been a lovely ending to this first week of May here in Steamboat.  Blue skies and warm temperatures have everyone out on bikes, wearing shorts, and sporting big smiles.  It's also the first friday of the month which means its FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK downtown tonight!  Come stroll through beautiful downtown Steamboat, enjoy the fresh air, the art, and a glass of wine.  If that doesn't suit you, here is a list of all the happenings coming up this weekend:

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2011/may/06/routt-county-events-calendar-may-6-12/

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Check out this article from the KCM blog.  Statistics nationally show that homes are in fact selling, some distressed of course, but the majority are market rate and they are selling at nearly 14,000 per day.  Per day!  Homes must be priced well to sell but they will sell and it's great news to see when there's action in the market!

http://kcmblog.com/2011/05/03/almost-14000-houses-sold-yesterday/

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Courtesy of Land Title here in Steamboat:

Market Snapshot for the month:

Volume & Units Sold

  • The total sales Volume for March was $32,004,300, down 26% from the previous March 2010 Volume of $43,661,200.
  • Unit's sold were 142, a 13% increase than the previous March 2010 Unit's sold of 125.

By Area

  • For this month of March the Steamboat Mountain Area had the most number of sales with 24 and a Median Transaction Price of $250,000 with $8,059,300 in total sales volume.
  • Compared to last March 2010 the Steamboat Mountain Area had the most number of sales with 30 and a Median Transaction Price of $472,500 with $19,808,500 in total sales volume.

Interval/Fractional

  • For March 2011 their were 74 sales for a total sales volume of $3,236,100 with a Median
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