Steamboat yet again makes a top 5 list. This time, best place to own a vacation home

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Steamboat’s popularity continues - Ikon Pass got us going even stronger this year with skier visits and now another recent article and Bloomberg study shows Steamboat Springs ranked 5th on the list of best places to own a vacation home.

One problem with a vacation “home” comes vacation “maintenance”. This is why you may consider the low maintenance option of a townhome with a well managed home owner association (HOA) such as the townhomes at Fox Willow.

Steamboat Fox Willow TownhomesFox Willow townhomes are a smaller complex of only 8 residences, so there isn’t the excitement during popular vacation times as most other condos and townhomes in the mountain area of Steamboat. The development also has 1.4 acres of common area designated as green space.

As popularity of Steamboat Springs continues, so does the idea of owning a vacation home here. Don’t wait until inventory is less as we often see in summer. Less inventory pushes higher prices. 

My new listing at Fox Willow available as of 4-19-19 is worth a look as the inventory under $725,000 for a 3 bedroom home with a 2 car garage is limited.  

Inventory for homes downtown Steamboat is up over last summer

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Downtown Steamboat Springs by Michelle IdeusSingle family home listings in downtown Steamboat are up over summer 2018. Is our market cooling off or maybe just a sign of Seller’s over reaching?

Summer 2018 we were down to under 10 single family listings in downtown Steamboat Springs.  There are currently 24 homes listed in the downtown area

The result of more inventory is welcomed news to buyers that were seeing very few choices last year and not so good news for Sellers who priced over what the market could tolerate.

With new inventory in Sunlight and other new developments coming on the market west of Steamboat and the mountain area, combined with the Denver market showing signs of slower sales, the opportunities to find a home in Steamboat Springs Colorado under $1 million are increasing. 

 

 

 

Wildhorse Meadows Homestead - newly constructed condos are under contract or sold by Dec 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wildhorse Meadows Homestead condosAll 5 condos at Homestead at Wildhorse are either sold or pending contracts before December 1st. Homestead at Wildhorse Meadows are mountain contemporary designed condos that live more like a townhome or single family home. Contemporary finishes, oversized windows highlighting views of the Yampa valley and use of amenities at Trailhead Lodge was just a few of the features that were unique to the Wildhorse Meadows development. Townhomes are 3 & 4 bedrooms w/ 3+ baths from 1751 SF to 3130 SF and 1 or 2 car garages depending on unit. HOA dues in 2016 run from $7500 to $12,000 per year. More photos and current updates can be found at SkiCondos4Sale.com

Downtown Steamboat Springs Olympian condo sales up 26% over 2013

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Olympian downtown Steamboat Springs Colorado

Steamboat ski area views, unit size, and location in the Olympian building are some factors that effect pricing. A 3rd Floor 3 bed, 2 bath Olympian condo with private patio space and great light recently closed 4/29/2016 for $836,000 or $545/SF. Prices are up 26% over sales in 2013. The Olympian is located downtown on 5th st. across from the Yampa River bike/pedestrian (Core Trail). Walk to dinner and nightlife, Howelson Hill skiing and Emerald trails and all that historic downtown Steamboat has to offer. Olympian condos include parking space in the lower level garage plus storage space. All buyers are subject to a 0.5% transfer fee to the SSWSC upon transfer of title.

Lots and land deals for single family home in downtown Steamboat Springs hard to find

Monday, May 2, 2016

Steamboat land downtownDowntown Steamboat Springs area has 9 lots for sale with prices from $182,900 to $875,000. 4 out of 6 lots for sale are in a business /industrial areas more suited for live / work type buildings, 2 are located in the center of town and ideal for a luxury townhome, another is a very small building envelope in Fairview neighborhood and a commercial lot on 11th St.   
 
If looking for a single family homesite, the choices near downtown Steamboat Springs are slim. This 2.45 acre lot in Emerald Village neighborhood is at the base of Emerald Mountain near Howelsen Hill. Privacy, acreage, trail access and a new neighborhood of mountain modern homes close to downtown makes this location one of the most unique you will find.  There isn’t anything like it near downtown Steamboat Springs. See land for sale in downtown Steamboat Springs Colorado.
 
 

Enjoy Christmas at the Porches in Steamboat Springs

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Porches Steamboat SpringsKeep life simple and let someone else care for your luxury home in Steamboat Springs. Just show up and ski, the conceirge staff helps take care of the rest. 

If your vacation times are a bit flexible, a fractional ownership just may be your ticket to fun in owning a ski home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

The Porches in Steamboat is a private home ownership club for 6 weeks of vacation use every year.  This year (2015-2016 ski season), the featured listing for $249,000 includes Christmas and you can reserve additional weeks when space is available. If you can’t make it out one year, then rent out for a maximum of 4 weeks out of the year which helps pay the HOA fees! Families love this concept for the convenience, great floor plan and ease of getting to the slopes and other activites in Steamboat. 

Steamboat skiing

Skiers with a flexible shedule to chase the powder can’t find a better deal for the use of a luxury home in Steamboat. Trading weeks to fit your schedule is commonplace and easy bookings of the shuttle service or dinner reservations makes it easy to get on with what you’re after - great skiing!

Townhomes and Condos on the golf course still a bargain compared to ski in real estate in Steamboat Springs

Monday, August 31, 2015

Golf course 4th teeGolf season rounds the corner to Ski Season and temps are dropping to the low 40s in the morning. We may be feeling a cool off with the weather, but the market is hot as ever.

This is especially true for homes and townhomes priced under $700,000.  Since June 1, 2015, 147 Condos or Townhomes in the mountain area have either sold and closed or are pending sales.  Same search for active listings yields only 83 properties as of today’s date.  

When you narrow your search to 3+ bedrooms for under $700,000, there are only 25 Steamboat condos or townhomes listed for sale in the mountain area. Factor in HOA fees and try and find dues less than $3000/year and now you have 5 choices. 

Location, location, you won’t find anything close to the ski slopes for under $700,000 with 3 or more bedrooms and low HOA dues, but you can live on the 4th tee of Rolling Stone Ranch and Golf course. 

Currently, the following listing is the lowest priced townhome or condo on the golf course. This property is next to homes from the low millions to  homes from $2 million and up.  The complex has only 5 units and its the lowest priced on the golf course.

Redwoods golf course property Steamboat Springs CO

The Redwoods, MLS 141376 pictured left is priced at $550,000. There are no other choices in that price range on the course. 

Contact Dean Laird, Colorado Group Realty for more information on the Redwoods in Steamboat Springs Colorado. 

970-846-8284

DeanLaird@gmail.com

Condos priced under $230,000 with lower HOA fees is limited inventory in Steamboat Springs

Monday, August 10, 2015

Whistler Village Townhouse for saleA search for 2 bedroom condos in the mountain area of Steamboat Springs with HOA dues under $5000 per year and priced less than $230,000 yields less than 5 results as of today’s date.  

Whistler Village Townhomes has 2 active listings fitting this search - prices from $218,000.

It was an active market this year for Whistler Village with 13 sales ranging from $169,900 to $264,000 for a 968 Sq. Ft. 2 bedroom condo. 

Finishes have varied greatly as did the prices and as the inventory shrank to 1 this summer, list prices were driven up a whopping 65%.  A sudden burst of inventory drove prices back down to the low $200s mid summer and now in August 2015, the inventory is once again limited under $230,000.  A recent new listing at Whistler Village townhomes for $219,000 has gone under contract in under 2 weeks. 

Nicer finishes typically reflect a higher price, Cedar Ct. #9 (pictured) is one of the best deals now on the market fitting the search desribed above, priced at $229,000. 

 

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