Steamboat Real Estate Blog

 

  For the next several days, the roads and streets of Routt County Colorado will once again be filled with the exciting sounds of Cowbells ringing, people cheering, and the shifting of bikes into sprint mode. Steamboat Springs Colorado will once again take center stage and for two brief days, the world will be watching as the 5th annual USA Pro Challenge begins it's epic journey through the mountains of Colorado. Cycling's top athletes, both men and women, will race more than 850 miles in just 7 days through some of the most breath taking scenery culminating in the streets of downtown Denver. It will be amazing to watch this year's race unfold and Steamboat Springs is where it all begins. Good Luck to our local pro Amy Charity, racing for the

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  This Saturday we are celebrating the 9th Annual Steamboat Springs Parade of Homes. Seven extraordinary residences will open their doors and welcome you in for a tour. This self guided journey is a unique opportunity and perfect way to spend the day with friends and family viewing some of Routt County's finest homes.

 The Steamboat Group is proud to sponsor Elegance on the Pond. Located at 1184 Anglers Court, this masterfully crafted Contemporary home sits on a 2 acre sanctuary in the heart of Steamboat. Step out your back door and onto your paddle board or fish for rising trout from the private dock. Lush gardens and flower beds grace the property on the outside, but the true beauty lies on the inside. Both the construction of this home and the

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  Colorado's summers may be short, but for a few weeks, starting in mid-July and running until the end of August, we are treated to a wildflower extravaganza. As the last remaining snow drifts melt and the sun reaches it's pinnacle, the high country surrounding Steamboat Springs Colorado is transformed into a rainbow of colors. This site is to hard to explain and must be seen for yourself. Fields of green suddenly burst alive with splashes of reds, yellows and purples. Behind every rock, growing out of old stumps and sprouting up from seemly barren ground there seems to be a flower growing. There are many places around Colorado to witness this brief miracle, but one of the most popular destinations is Rabbit Ears Pass. Located a short drive from

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  In less than 24 hours our skies over Steamboat Springs Colorado will be filled with the colorful and creative hot air balloons. The 35th Annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo will once again be held at the Bald Eagle Lake, located just outside the city limits. One of our favorite events for the summer, this spectator friendly event can be view from just about anywhere around Steamboat Springs. Simply set your alarm for 6am, grab a chair and some coffee and look to the heavens or better yet, head down to the event and watch launch close up. You can get up close and personal with the pilots and who knows, you might even catch a ride.

After the balloons are launched head down to the 41st Annual Art in the Park. Over 140 vendors from across the country will

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 For over 100 years Steamboat Springs Colorado has been celebrating the Fourth of July in true Western form. From our 112th annual Cowboy Roundup Days to the Parade down Lincoln Avenue, we celebrate things a little differently. Where else can you have a Pancake Breakfast, run a 1/2 Marathon, Nordic skate down the center of Main Street and launch yourself off the 50 meter ski jump, all by noon! This weekend is one our favorite weekends of the year. The trails are in perfect condition to ride or hike and the river is in prime fishing condition. Feeling lazy, float the afternoon away and spend the heat of the day in the "C hole" swimming and relaxing. There are plenty of fun activities to do this weekend and we can't wait to celebrate our Independence

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I often say that everyday is a Powder Day (Epic) on Emerald Mtn since it doesn't require fresh snow to be amazing. Emerald Mountain is one of the places that makes Steamboat truly special. It is just across the river from downtown Steamboat and an easy bike ride from just about anywhere in town.  I was dragging all day today and my knee was a bit weaker than it has been lately. Somehow after having Elk Tacos for dinner I felt like I needed to head up Emerald. I think I justneeded to see if I could I make it to the Quarry. I had been saving Emerald for June 30th when my goal was to get up the Lane of Pain to the cell towers since Emerald is my favorite place to bike.


I hopped on my bike and rode into town, down Yampa Street, then up Blackmere (since I

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Spring has sprung in the Yampa Valley and its time to start thinking about life after skiing. Judging by the weather it, looks like summer might be coming a little early to Steamboat Springs. We are already staring to see to grass turn green and the buds start to bloom. The Tulips and Daffodils have emerged from their winter hiding spots and the birds have started their early morning singing. Mud season is a wonderful time to be in the valley. The town gets a few weeks of rest before the summer season kicks into high gear. Many people say, “I came to Steamboat for the winters, but stayed for the summers!”

If you are just staring to make your summer plans or need a little help deciding what weekend to come and visit Steamboat, we have put together

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“March comes in like a Lion and out like a Lamb.” The old proverb might not hold true in many parts of the country, but it's never more apparent than in the mountains of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As the days grow longer and the sun shines a little brighter in the western hemisphere, spring begins to kiss the cheeks of the folks in Routt County. This time of year divides us between the sun seekers and the winter holdouts. There are many that won't let go of the skiing and will make turns on the last flake of snow until it has drained into the river.  On the opposite hand, the sun seekers will search for anything warm and dry. 

March can be some of the best skiing there is all year. As the lion roars in, the early spring storms usually create large

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 Great News!  The Steamboat Real Estate Market hit an inflection point in the fall of 2014 after 6 years of tough times. 6 straight months of strong growth in 2H '14 restored the health of our market to the best it has been since the Great Recession hit.  Did you know that Single Family Homes have appreciated 10-20% in the past year? So far in 2015 growth has moderated some but the oulook is good.  Some parts of the market are stronger than others but the overall trend is favorable. Is this the time for you to make your next move in Steamboat?

Click here for: The Steamboat Report - Insights into what is really happening in the Steamboat Real Estate Market

Key Points:
  • Single Family Homes sales under $1M grew 10% in 2014, we are back to a normal
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  In Curve Plaza on the west end of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, sits a quaint little breakfast joint tucked between a liquor store and a gas station. Hidden in the shadows of it’s bigger brother, Big House Burgers, you will find Lil’ House Country Biscuits and Coffee. They serve up some of the best biscuit sandwiches outside the state of North Carolina.

While out early this morning running some quick errands and before the day kicked into high gear, I decided to stop in for a quick bite. The sweet smell of freshly cooked biscuits greeted me at the door and I immediately knew what I wanted.  Lil’ House serves a vast array of breakfast goodies, but it was the biscuit sandwich with egg, cheese and bacon that was calling my name. Not a biscuit fan;

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