Its all about timing, time to watch the 3 & 4 bedroom ski-in condo market in Steamboat

Sunday, March 6, 2011

If I were a betting man and willing to pick a niche market where Steamboat has rounded the corner and say with some confidence that we have hit bottom: ski-in, 3-bedroom condos with newer finishes for under $1 million would be my 1st pick.

Torian Creekside is one property in this category. The best deals remaining there have a northeast view of the Steamboat Ski area. Absolutely fabulous views for now, but keep in mind a future development may get in the way of the view. Also, most of Torian Creekside residences built in 1999 could use some upgrading. Units 212, 312 and 418 have tile counters and cooks don’t like grout lines and ceramic tile counters. Replacing with granite or other solid surface such as quartz is a must. When the market rebounds in combination with a revitalized Ski Time Square, these are deals to watch from $650,000 to $1 million range.

Look past the Chateaux Chamonix check-in area which needs a bit of freshness and this property offers some options at or just slightly above the $1 million mark. 3 bedroom luxury condos in the C building range from just under $1m to $1.2m.

If you can afford more, now is the time to consider new construction while the deal is still on the table. Edgemont recently advertised 30% off the first 3 deals and they all sold. Then they offered 25% off the next 3 deals and those all sold. Now Edgemont is offering 20% off next 3. According to their sales staff one 3-bedroom is going under contract today. Prices reflect a discount off their pre-construction prices from 2007-08. Views, ski to the door, soak in the pool with one of the best views in the world, convenient, true ski-in/ski-out access to make shuffling the kids easier, this project lives up to its price with quality at around the $1.5 million mark.

If you don’t mind crossing one road to the slopes and looking for a bank owned real estate deal tax assessment value at around $2 million and newly listed at $794,000 you better hurry. Highmark at Steamboat is selling fast. I called today for an update to find out that 3 of the residences listed at bargain prices had offers submitted.

For more information on ski-in/ski-out condos, rental incomes and better values,

Contact:

Dean Laird
Broker/Owner
Colorado Group Realty
970-846-8284
Dean@mybrokers.com

March in Steamboat, fun in the powder and sun!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Grammy Award winning Sam Bush put on amazing show again yesterday and the fun doesn’t end there.

Today, kids and parent entertainment is rolled into one with the Mardi Gras Parade followed by the Cajun BBQ and Beer Festival, carnival festivities including stilt walker, free face painters, palm readers and a FREE concert from JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band, featuring JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic.

More Steamboat entertainment info Steamboat Mardigras

SnowAlarm tells me to expect great powder Monday through Wednesday.

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One Steamboat Place and bank owned, ski in real estate

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Looking for a deal on the highest quality luxury ski-in condo Steamboat has to offer? You’ll want to watch the progress on One Steamboat Place which is currently making news.
Steamboat Today reports:

$100 million in unpaid construction debt at One Steamboat Place is two weeks away, and the deadline has passed for the original investors to cure or redeem the matter.

The article further states that

One Steamboat Place has been vibrant this winter even with the overlying challenge we’ve been dealing with.

I can echo that comment as I have several clients with interest in fractional and full ownership at One Steamboat Place. Currently there are no active listings on the Steamboat Springs MLS.
I believe the developers of One Steamboat Place is having trouble negotiating their debt because there are 7 construction lenders, some who jumped into the hype of our bustling market in 2006-07 without any experience in resort properties, and are now wondering what they should do. If the 2 equity investors and 7 construction lenders could all see eye-to-eye and had allowed the sales team to make some deals as the market soured, they wouldn’t be in this position. More than a year ago I presented an offer to them for a 3-bedroom whole ownership. The developer would have liked to make the deal, but per the sales representative for Timber Resorts, the banks were not allowing the discount. This has been a typical process since the start of the national real estate decline several year ago; why can’t they learn from others’ past experience? Wildhorse lenders should take note! Buyers out there are looking for deals - take a cut out of the boat’s bottom without puncturing the hull and the boat still floats!
Steamboat’s luxury development Highmark had several distressed or bank-owned listings all of which have sold. Buyers with cash who have been watching our market for the past 2 years are jumping at the opportunity to scoop up the deals as soon as they hit the market. I’m currently in negotiations on 2 bank-owned properties and both are in multiple offer situations. Since January I’ve presented over 10 offers for buyers on various bank owned properties and all have either sold or are under contract.
I’ll continue to keep an eye on One Steamboat Place. Feel free to give me call to talk more about our ski in ski out real estate offerings. Or check out my Ski condo website.

Dean Laird
Broker/Owner Colorado Group Realty
870-846-8284
Office at the base of the mountain, specializing in mountain area real estate

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