May 2010

There are 10 blog entries for May 2010.

WSJ: Mortgage rates drop below 5%

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 at 10:33pm. 1,001 Views, 1 Comments.

   It looks like the housing market will get some more help from low interest rates. The Fed started to ease some of the measures that were keeping rates low this spring. Now before rates got a chace to rise much the issues in Europe are bringing back the US's status as a safe haven and cash is flowing back into 10 yr Treasury Bonds which in turn drives lower mortgage rates. The mortgage market is also improving as private investors return offering more different products and better pricing than Fannie Mae.  This is good news nationally as it will make sense for more people to buy homes easing the strain on troubled borrowers and their banks along with allowing more room in the budgets of those that refinance. 

  Needless to say this is good news for

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Resort occupancy rises in Steamboat

Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 2:41pm. 874 Views, 0 Comments.

  There is only so much time to spend with your family and friends outdoors so people are starting to get back to play.   The demand for lodging in ski towns is trending upward for summer. Reservations are beginning to turn around and we are seeing it in Steamboat  Overall lodging demand in resorts across Colorado is showing signs of a rebound this year, mirroring the national upward trend projected to continue this summer and into 2011. 

"We're starting to see that demand is coming back and occupancy is coming back," RRC Associates Director David Belin said during Economic Summit 2010 at The Steamboat Grand. "For the week ending May 15, nationwide occupancy was again up 4.4% from the same week the year before," Berlin said. "The fact that we're seeing

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Easy MLS Search for Steamboat Springs

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 12:18pm. 3,379 Views, 0 Comments.

Did you know that there is a new easy one button search for any property you may have in mind or just starting your search? Searching online for a specific place in Steamboat Springs can be sometimes very confusing or just time consuming on your part. With this new easy Steamboat MLS Search you can browse by areas, maps, streets, subdivisions, zip codes, cities or even by the MLS number.  We have created a website to guide and help you through all of your search options and to help answer any questions you may have along the way.

 This site designed this site with your needs in mind. You can find every property in the Steamboat MLS through our IDX feed, find them several different ways and see the details available. This easy search option is the first

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The Settlement of Steamboat Springs, Colorado!

Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 12:38pm. 865 Views, 0 Comments.

James Crawford staked his claim to land in the Yampa Valley because of its mineral springs, lush grasses, river and streams. Today, in the 20th Century it really hasn't changed much. He was convinced the land's abundance would provide comfort and security for his family. He was not alone in that belief. By the end of the Crawfords' first year in the Yampa Valley, pioneers were gathering. Within ten years, the settlement had a newspaper. By 1900, residents were electing their first town council, having established its charter. Electricity, automobiles and the railroad ended Steamboat's frontier outpost era. Neighbors came together to bring refinement to their rough-hewn town, nurturing churches, schools, art, dance and entertainment. Throughout its first

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Rolling on the River...Paddling Life Invitational, River Fest celebrate all things Yampa!

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 12:55pm. 4,878 Views, 1 Comments.

Just because the mountain is closed and snow has stopped falling "well kind of", that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy gravity and precipitation. No one knows this better than local canoeists, rafters and kayakers, who take to the Yampa River in droves every spring when the snowmelt descends from Mount Werner and beyond. The number of river runners continues to grow in Steamboat and adds a unique flavor to our community. People come here for it from around the state once word has spread about the river.

The Paddling Life Invitational is on Monday, May 31st, 2010, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. While the Yampa River Festival is on Saturday through Sunday, May 29th-30th, 2010, a water-based version of its winter cousin, commemorates its

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Living in Steamboat Springs, CO

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 5:21am. 17,143 Views, 18 Comments.

  Living in Steamboat Springs is a dream for many.  Click here to learn more about living in Steamboat! Every day I walk out the door, look straight up at the mountain and consider myself lucky to be here.  The town of Steamboat Springs is a unique combination of a small town, in an incredible valley, surrounded by mountains and having amenities many would consider luxious for a town twice our size. That said the people in Steamboat may be the best reason to be here. Most are incredibly down to earth, low key and caring people that are great to be around. Steamboat was a ranch community first and everyone is committed to keeping it a great place to live.  A few quick places to learn more - 

**We added in the below video on 7/21/14 to give you a quick

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Home Prices Gain in 91 U.S. Cities in First Quarter

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 5:09pm. 666 Views, 0 Comments.

   More good news on the housing market to match some of the economic news we have been seeing the last few months.  Despite the headline prices actually fell slightly, 0.7% nationally, but that is still very good news compared to what we were seeing only a few months ago.  It is nice to read the Wall Street Journal and see increasing profits, hiring starting to kick back in and other signs of a solidifying economy.  

   We are seeing many good signs in Steamboat too with volumes showing 2X increases vs a year ago for 5 months in a row now and buyer interest increasing.  During this transition period we will continue to see some good opportunities here in Steamboat as people begin to adjust to current market realities.  Give me a call at

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The Steamboat Group Sponsors "Routt County Riders Jersey"!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 1:35pm. 2,013 Views, 0 Comments.

routt_county_riders_jersey_10_1920   "The Steamboat Group" are big supporters of cycling and ride a lot ourselves. We are proud to sponsor the 2010 Routt County Riders jersey! Steamboat is a huge biking town and has an incredible network of trails.  Steamboat has also been designated as a bicycle friendly community .
 
If you are an active biker, like having a group look out for your interests and stage events along with actively building trails we highly recommend joining Routt County Riders. The club is focuses on the following areas: Development and maintenance of sustainable mountain bike trails; Grant writing for trail projects; Annual Steamboat Bike Swap; Bike To Work Week; Bicycle Friendly Community Initiative; Steamboat Springs Stage Race; Junior Cyclist Development; Promotion of…

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First Friday Artwalk Steamboat Springs, CO!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 2:21pm. 965 Views, 0 Comments.

Come to Steamboat's Mainstreet for the First Friday Artwalk of May 2010. The appreciation of local art here in Steamboat is fostered by those who visit downtown along with supporting the growth of the local arts community. Twenty four galleries and other venues will show their art of a self guided tour down mainstreet, refreshments are served. There is always something new to see each month! This Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 5- 8pm come downtown to enjoy some of Steamboat's finest local art!

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Welcome to our new Steamboat Real Estate website

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 10:43pm. 2,206 Views, 0 Comments.

  Thank you for stopping by to check out our new and improved website.  It is designed to provide the most types of searches and  detailed information on each property availible.  Check back for improvments and drop us a note if you have suggestions.  Jon will award gift certificates for $25 or more to Slopeside Grill, Freshies or Steamboat Ski and Bike Kare to the ones he likes the most (email jon@mybrokers.com).  We will be adding much more information across the site and improving what is already here over the next month while we work it into shape before summer.  Have a great spring and we hope to see you back soon.

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