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Monday, September 6, 2010

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Morning frost, bears and fall trees at Storm Mountain Ranch, summer is ending in Steamboat.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

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A banging sound outside my window this morning awoke me about 3 AM. Rules to follow in the fall - don’t leave your window open next to the trash in the kitchen or you may just bump into a friend looking more than a fresh cup of Joe. storm-mountain-ranch-community6.jpg The bears are looking for food, the thermometer is registering at 32 degrees and below, and the aspen trees are turning. It is fall 2010 in Steamboat. Michelle, Nolan and I spent the past week as a guest of Storm Mountain Ranch. I can’t say there is a better way to wrap up summer, than staying home for a vacation, so to speak. I still worked all week, but it just didn’t feel like it. The hospitality, landscape and serenity of this majestic setting were beyond words. We rowed a boat at sunset, caught 9 or so 2+ pound trout on fly rods, fired up the BBQ at night and sat by the beachfront fire. The days were warm enough to play in the sand and water, and cool nights provided for a beautiful sunrise with steam rising from the ponds. There were no lights around you at night, so the stars reminded me my days camping outside civilization. However, this was just 5 minutes to downtown Steamboat Springs! And Nolan - my 3 year old son, reminded me of that - “Dad lets go get dessert at the gas station” - our new nightly routine. storm-mountain-ranch-community2.jpg In a week we saw just a fraction of the 1,063 acres. I had heard this is like your own National Park and having visited many in my lifetime, I must agree. The rushing waters of Walton Creek, the towering Walton Creek Falls - also referred to as June Falls, the granite canyons, old growth aspen and spruce trees, elk and deer, and sounds of coyotes at night was just the beginning, I live nearby and can say in all honesty, you had to be there to truly appreciate the lifestyle these 12 owners enjoy. Our sincere appreciation goes out to Mary and the staff of Storm Mountain Ranch for such a peaceful and enlightening week. If you would like more information on this “natural sanctuary away from the hectic pace of this world” - Contact- Dean Laird - 877-678-0884 Colorado Group Realty - Broker/Owner Exclusive Listing Broker for “A Log Home Retreat at Storm Mountain Ranch” storm-mountain-ranch-log-home4.jpg Coming Soon!

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Steamboat Springs Foreclosed Home Inventory Declines

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Single family homes in the immediate Steamboat Springs area, (with-in 15 minutes drive) has declined to under 5 homes. Sales for foreclosure condos, townhomes and residential homes has maintained a steady pace resulting in less choices for distressed property. Of 30 or so REO (Real Estate Owned = post foreclosure) homes, most are in Stagecoach, Oak Creek or Hayden areas. To watch the list, see Steamboat Springs Foreclosed Real Estate. or Contact Dean Laird, Broker/Owner Colorado Group Realty 877-678-0884.

Steamboat’s Alpine Mountain Ranch shows progress

alpine-mountain-ranch.jpg New [tag]luxury homes[/tag] offering the absolute best views [tag]Steamboat Springs, Colorado[/tag] has to offer, are showing up on the southern slopes of [tag]Alpine Mountain Ranch[/tag]. The ranch is a 1,216-acre [tag]land preservation development[/tag] with 63 five-acre homesites down the hill from the slopes of the [tag]Steamboat Ski Resort[/tag]. The southwestern exposure offers excellent views of the [tag]Yampa River[/tag] valley to the [tag]Flat Tops[/tag], Priest Creek, Walton Creek riparian corridors, downtown and [tag]Steamboat ski area[/tag]. The first home to be constructed is around 10,000 sqft, custom built for the home owner who has moved here with his family for full time residency. Seeing an increasing demand for newer construction, 4 or more bedrooms and a bit of land to breath, the owners of [tag]Alpine Mountain Ranch[/tag] felt the time is now to begin a beautiful custom home to be ready for the [tag]real estate market[/tag] by the 1st of the year. They are asking $4,600,000. To request a brochure for this [tag]luxury home[/tag] or more information on this newer [tag]ranch land community[/tag] just 5 minutes from [tag]downtown Steamboat Springs[/tag], call Dean Laird - Broker/Owner [tag]Colorado Group Realty[/tag]. 877-678-0884. Or visit my website for more photos and information on Alpine Mountain Ranch.

Steamboat Springs sold real estate statistics for June 1st to August 31st 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Following are some some statistics for [tag]Steamboat Springs[/tag] [tag]real estate[/tag] sold this summer compiled by [tag]Colorado Group Realty[/tag] Total Sales

  • 60% of the properites sold closed at at price which was between 90% to 100% of asking price
  • 32% of the properties sold closed at a price which was between 75% to 89% of asking price
  • Only 8% of the properties sold (8 in total) closed at a price which was less than 75% of asking price

Sales by Property Type

  • [tag]Condos[/tag] and [tag]Townhomes[/tag] sold for 90% of asksing price
  • [tag]Single Family[/tag] [tag]homes[/tag] sold for 84% of asking price
  • [tag]Land[/tag] and [tag]Lots[/tag] sold for 76% of asking price

Underpass work for Fish Creek Falls Road at 3rd Street begins in Steamboat

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Construction season in [tag]Steamboat[/tag] is still humming! Along with the [tag]promenade[/tag] at the base of [tag]Steamboat Ski Area[/tag], the [tag]Spring Creek[/tag] Trail soon will run uninterrupted from Amethyst Drive to the [tag]Old Town Hot Springs[/tag] after a pedestrian underpass is completed underneath [tag]Fish Creek Falls[/tag] Road. City workers were busy Monday beginning preparation work for the project that they expect to complete by the end of next month. See the full story here.

Steamboat base area revitalization continues

Friday, August 27, 2010

[tag]Apres ski[/tag] at Steamboat keeps getting better! I was wondering what all the bustle was outside my office window yesterday and come to find [tag]Steamboat Resort[/tag] tearing into my favorite deck. Favorite, because the Bear River deck provides a birds-eye view of the many free concerts all winter season, the [tag]Cowboy Downhill[/tag], the fireworks display and Torchlite Parade on New Years Eve, the [tag]Cardboard Classic[/tag] and crazy bathers trying to ski across a pond on closing day. Drinking beer while taking in the events outside in the winter does have its drawbacks though. Well, it appears [tag]Steamboat[/tag] has come up with a solution for us warm-weather party goers. The deck is being transformed into a new terrace, featuring an umbrella bar which will be a heated and a glass-enclosed facility.

Visitors will be able to take in everything that’s going on outside on the mountain from inside the new terrace.

said Ski Corp. spokeswoman Loryn Kasten in the Steamboat Today Add to that an outdoor fire pit, a new [tag]promenade[/tag] stretching accross the base of the [tag]ski area[/tag] (completion is scheduled for next winter) and heated sidewalks outside my office door and I’m really looking forward to this leisurely winter lifestyle.

Another foreclosed condo at Steamboat’s Highmark equals a deal for the luxury condo buyer.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Highmark at Steamboat has suffered some ups and downs - evidenced by being recognized as filling an unmet high-end niche while also sporting a couple of foreclosure condos just listed on the Steamboat Springs MLS. Tough times are hopefully ending as Steamboat sales pick up and the developer hands over the management keys to a local property management company - Mountain Resort. Financial troubles hit early in construction and The Highmark was a swimming hole for Steamboat ducks because the foundation sat filled with spring run-off. A drawn-out construction process followed and the building was finally finished with an exterior color scheme you either love or hate. The Highmark first opened as a luxury rental property but recently succumbed to an unsuccessful auction by a marketing plan that couldn’t produce sales. Indeed, The Highmark has had a checkered history to date. However, the change has been good. The friends and clients I’ve sent there to stay, love the place for the luxury finishes, ski resort views, convenience to the slopes and world-class service, all at a bargain price. And The Highmark is on track for more success with new management…

Mountain Resorts President Steve Frasier said it was the recent sales that contributed to the developers’ decision to seek a locally based property management company that was focused solely on the Steamboat market as they anticipate turning the property over to a homeowners association. “We have the ability to transition from the developer to the HOA smoothly”.

- Steamboat Today Over 1500 square feet, newer construction, a few minutes walk to the Steamboat gondola and only $625,000 as of today’s date, these 2 newly listed foreclosure condos are bank owned real estate and worth a closer look. 

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