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

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. 

 

Mountain and modern attracting more buyers in Steamboat Springs

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Modern ArtAntler chandeliers and elk art prints increasingly have some competition with metal lamp shades and abstract photography. The desire for the Colorado standard of rustic log and stone is falling to the simple color schemes and clean lines of a contemporary home design.  If you are looking for that Colorado nostalgia and you favor the subtle feel of a modern home, mountain meets contemporary for a “Mountain Modern” home at 3407 Apres Ski Way in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

 

Mountain modern home for salePost and Beam construction with handscribed pine for that slightly rustic log look. Rock accents, rusted metal roofs and beautiful contemporary interior finishes fill the desire for a mountain modern home. When you enter the front door, you’ll most likely mumble “Wow!”. The great room spans 30ft with very tall exposed beam ceilings. The kitchen has 2 dishwashers and a 6 burner gas range - again “Wow!”.

Recent sales and modern designs in new speculation homes being built today, are further proof this change has taken hold. Not to soon for my wife and modern artist Michelle Ideus (painting pictured above) who was fortunate to kickoff this trend when One Steamboat Place purchased her paintings and prints to be displayed in most every condominium unit.  One Steamboat Place is now very close to selling out. 

Looking for a mountain modern home in Steamboat Springs, contact Dean Laird with Colorado Group Realty 970-846-8284. Art by Michelle Ideus -
 website for modern paintings and photography

 

 

 

 

 

The last home for sale in the Lake Catamount neighborhood is under contract.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lake Catamount home viewsLake Catamount located 9 miles south of the Steamboat Ski resort - 15 minutes driving, has seen a lot of activity in the past year. Today, the last home offered for sale is under contract. 

Since 2007, there have been 12 single family homes sell in this lakefront neighborhood. The homes ranged from 2300 Sq.Ft. up to 8000 Sq.Ft., all beautifully constructed with the majority capturing spectacular views of the Lake. 

 

Lake Catamount luxury homeIn the past year, there have been 6 sales. One single family home and all 5 of the townhomes offered for sale have sold.

32625 Hudspeth Lane on 35 acres offered privacy and views of Lake Catamount. The 4 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath home with a 3 car garage featured a wide open living room with vaulted ceilings, large windows, and a cozy three-sided fireplace.  Asking price was $2,450,000. 

 Lake Catamount location

Edgemont resale prices on the rise but still a bargain in comparison to the height of Steamboat’s real estate market

Monday, January 26, 2015

Edgemont ski in condominiumsEdgemont developers Bear Paw LLC had 3 residences for sale early in 2014 and all closed as of May 2014. January of 2015, there are 3 active resales with prices from $699,000 for a 1 bedroom to $3,600,000 for one of the best ski in / out condos Edgmont has to offer - a 5 bed, 4.5 bath with decks on three sides. The condo residence #2201 was purchased from the original developers in December of 2010 for $3,224,000. The views overlooking the ski area combined with south valley views over the swimming pool and private slopeside access is why this condo was priced at a premium in 2008 for $4,956,000.  

If you are doing the math, the price for a 5 bedroom Edgemont condo with ski in access is up by 10% from late 2010, but the current list price is still down 27% from their pricing at the height of our market in late 2007 - early 2008.

Edgemont pool in Steamboat Springs COSki in isn’t the only selling point at Edgemont, summers in Steamboat are even better when hanging out in their pool. My wife shot the photo to the left during our visit in summer 2013 with family.  I think there was one other person in the pool our entire 2 day stay.

Don’t miss what’s currently on the market at Edgemont

 

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