After living in Steamboat for a couple decades it’s become evident that what happens with the weather in the winter directly corresponds with what happens with the weather in the summer. The most concerning contributing factor is water. Did the Yampa and White River basins get enough to ward off the wildfires that we experienced last year? With the 2018/2019 winter looking more like the old days, where Steamboat averaged over 300” of snow, one would think that the snowpack levels are back to normal and ... read more
When it comes to selling your home there are a few simple steps you can take to get top dollar for your listing. Although these may seem blatantly obvious, we find that even glaring discrepancies can be easily overlooked. Be sure to look over and check off each of the items below before anyone sets foot in your home for a showing.
Keep it clean. Yes, a simple step that goes a long way. Remove cluttered clothing in the corners, wipe the fingerprints off the windows, scrub the toilets, you know the drill. If you c... read more
Luxury Home Sales AccelerateOne statistic that jumped out to us for April was a 77.8% increase on listings sold over $1,000,000 in 2019 vs 2018. This represents a huge jump in luxury home contracts in the first 4 months of 2019. The graphic below shows the monthly closed contracts for properties over $1mm with April 2019 showing 16 closed units vs 9 for the month in 2018.If we look at the same data over a rolling 3 month period it is clear that 2019 is showing increased luxury activity to start the year, conti... read more
For years people have argued that there is a housing crisis in Steamboat and it’s becoming harder and harder for working class families to own a home. The majority of these people are teachers, law enforcement, nurses and EMTs that play important roles for our community. If this trend continues, these workers and families won’t be able to afford to stay in Steamboat Springs.
The answer seems simple. Build more houses and expand. Not simple in a town where the price of a lot is higher than the average p... read more