Monday, February 10, 2020
West Condos with 3 or more bedrooms for sale are rare. The last one posted to the MLS that closed was in April 2008 for $495,000. But not all deals are necessarily found online. Our local newspaper notes a 3 bed sale at The West condos for $385,000. I’m not sure if this was a Arm’s Length Transaction, but if so, the Buyer got a heck of deal. Value depending on quality finishes may be around $500k.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Steamboat Springs’ newest condominium development Fox Springs phase I nears completion. Owners will be moving into their homes soon. The 50-unit 2 bedroom condominium development, located on Hilltop Parkway between downtown and the mountain, is the latest offering from the family-owned construction outfit Kreissig Homes.
Fox Springs is six contemporary, three-story buildings set around a circular drive. Each of the units offers a private deck overlooking park-like grasslands with views of Mount Werner.
Most of the two bedroom, two bathroom homes come with a two-car garage and approximately 1,000 square feet of living space. Prices range from $415K to $475K per unit with a final completion date scheduled for 2021.
Buyers have the option of several interior finishes. Each property comes with stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry, shaker-style doors and quartz countertops. High efficiency and low maintenance exterior finishes will contribute to the promise of low homeowners fees. See the brochure.
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.
Fox 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.
Friday, December 2, 2016
All 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
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
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.
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!
Monday, August 10, 2015
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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Lake 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.
In 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.