Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 12:54pm. 242 Views, 1 Comments.
How time changes things and this is definitely true for Trailhead Lodge. It's been a little over a year since the second auction and the Steamboat Real Estate Market has stabilized and some properties are going up in value including Trailhead Lodge Condos. We can't get ahead of ourselves as I am seeing in some cases but we are moving ahead.
Trailhead Lodge is the flagship building of the Wildhorse Meadows development on 42 acres at the base of the Steamboat Ski area. It is rare to have 42 acres in the city limits of Steamboat Springs much less at the base of the mountain or any other premier ski area for that matter. This allows a clean slate to do something nice and it also happens to represent most of possible the non-ski in ski out…
Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 12:00pm. 655 Views, 1 Comments.
Photo courtesy of Steamboat Resort
Steamboat Althetes in the 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS
Needless to say we get excited to watch our local Olympians in the Olympics but it is just as exciting to stand on the sidelines at local events and see the kids who will be our future Olmpians absolutely ripping it even at a young age. Possibility is compelling and we have lots of it here in Ski Town USA(R). Steamboat Springs has produced 79 Winter Olympians that lived and/or trained here with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. This year 15 athletes who have lived here and trained with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (SSWSC) are headed to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi!
Steamboat is the best place in the world to live and train if…
Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at 3:39pm. 692 Views, 1 Comments.
The SSWSC is one of the many things that make Steamboat a special place to live. The kids get to free ski and train with incredible coaches who raced in College, the US Ski Team and often the Olympics along with a team of great friends who truly want to be there. The kids are amazing in how they support and encourage each other. I am impressed with how they interact and what great kids they are everytime I see them at training or races. The SSWSC isn't all about skiing, they also put a lot of thought into how they can convey valuable life lessons to the kids and do a great job at it.
This message from Caroline Lalive yesterday will give you a small taste: "First, I have to tell you all what an incredible job your kids are doing. There is…
Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 5:07pm. 2,959 Views, 3 Comments.
A Celebrity Chophouse in Steamboat Springs, CO? Yes, indeed. Steamboat could use a Chophouse so a Star studded group has come together to bring one to Downtown Steamboat Springs. I've seen the menu and it looks like they have put together a great menu with reasonable prices (email me for a copy). I'm not affiliated but I am looking forward to checking it out when it opens next week. It is located on the banks of the Yampa River and backs to Howelsen Hill / Emerald Mountain the oldest continously operating ski area in Colorado, home of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and some of the best Mountain Biking you can find.
Steamboat isn't much of a celebrity town since we are not a great place to be "Seen" and it is too down to earth for much…
Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 3:14pm. 191 Views, 0 Comments.
We hope that all of you have a wonderful Holiday season. We are grateful to live in Steamboat Springs and appreciate it more every year. Thanks to all of our friends, family and clients who make our life so amazing. Lets all raise the bar and have even more fun in 2014. Cick "Read Full Post" below then the picture above to see what we were up to in 2013.
Monday, November 25th, 2013 at 5:31pm. 295 Views, 0 Comments.
The Official Land Title Steamboat Market stats just came out today and it was a great month. We have been busy all summer with 4 of the 5 best months we have ever had (even compared to when the market was nearly 4 times bigger) and the broader market is picking up it's pace now too. The Steamboat Real Estate Market grew 26.2% over October 2012 and 15.5% YTD vs. 2012. Transactions were up +8.4% over last October and were up 11.3% YTD. For a little perspective the market was down nearly 75% volume wise from the peak in 2007 so we have a ways to go both sales and value wise.
There were $54.8M in gross sales and 129 transactions in October making it the second biggest gross volume month this year along with the highest number of transactions in…
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 11:22pm. 1,126 Views, 0 Comments.
I wish all the time that I grew up in Steamboat but I feel lucky that Alden and Neve can instead. This is Alden with a couple of his SSWSC buddies before they head up the lift for their first day of U12 training at Howelsen hill. Any kid who is safe, well fed and loved is lucky. That said I never lose my sense of amazement of how lucky kids are that get to grow up in Steamboat.
Nearly every day I notice something small or big that is "normal" here but improbable or vacation worthy most other places. It may be cool things about the weather, something they talked about in school, powder days, mountain biking or other things I could only dream of doing when I grew up. They or their friends and likely their coaches ski raced in the US Ski Team or…
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 3:05pm. 1,411 Views, 0 Comments.
It's an interesting news day for Steamboat Springs. Intrawest filed to go public today in an IPO and plans to list their stock on the NYSE. They registered to sell $100M in stock but this number often changes. I don't think it will quite like Twitter. For some background Intrawest was bought by one of the Fortress Funds in 2006 or 2007 and then proceeded to buy Steamboat in March of 2007 for $265M. They have sold off some resorts since then including Whislter / Blackcomb through a public offering and Copper Mountain to restructure their debt during the recession and moved their headquarters from Whistler to Denver. Their revenue was $524M in the year through June so Intrawest is still a formidable player in the ski business.
I have had it from…
Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 7:37am. 2,117 Views, 1 Comments.
The transition from summer to fall in Steamboat has brought more than just a change in seasons. The conversations about the market are changing as well. People looking to buy tell me that they see this as the time to either move to Steamboat, own in Steamboat or upgrade because they see Steamboat set to improve with the national market. People looking to sell tell me that they see this as the time to move forward to their next home or investment while it is available at a good price. They are more cognizant of current values. I hear, "what makes sense?" more than "I have to have this price."
I can now say with confidence that the Steamboat Real Estate market is recovering. Until July, it was tenuous, now with a strong summer & early fall under…
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 10:30am. 666 Views, 0 Comments.
The September Stats just came out and they show that the Real Estate Market in Steamboat Springs continues to improve. The numbers show ups and downs so far this year some of which makes sense and some doesn't. I called my firend Melissa who runs Land Title and does the stats to ask her if the decrease in August and big jump in September makes any sense beacuse it doesn't correlate for me at all. She agreed that August was busier than September closings wise. I asked her if things may not be gettting recorded at the end of busy months like August. This can definitely be the case so we are looking into if it explains it this time.
See below for Melissa's report from Land Title. If you would like to know more about the market or what is happening…