November 2011

Found 7 blog entries for November 2011.

 

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  Steamboat schools may not be the first reason that people consider living in Steamboat but the quality of the schools here along with the overall context of growing up in Steamboat Springs will definitely get your attention once you dig a little deeper.  Steamboat is a small town where kids can grow up closer to the way many or us parents did, our lifestyle attracts great teachers that inspire our kids and people are just a little more involved here because it is easy to be.

From the Steamboat Pilot "For the second consecutive year, the Steamboat Springs School District has received the state’s highest accreditation rating. It’s an honor Steamboat Springs High School Principal Kevin Taulman credits to the district’s staff.
“We can have the best

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Many thanks to all of those that make life great! To Wendy, Alden and Neve for making every day special. To each of my friends and family. To all of those I have to good fortune of working with to reach your goals in Steamboat. To living in America and all the opportunity it provides, we don't understand how lucky we are to be here or what so many go through to keep us safe.

I feel thankful every day that we get to live in Steamboat Springs and I couldn't be more grateful that Alden and Neve get to grow up here. I am thankful for all of the challenges that make me be better and all of the wonderful people that are with me along the way. I'd like to be thankful for getting beyond a few more but still feel lucky everyday that I am up to the challenge.

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Mt. Werner is now officially open for the winter!  Everyone was out this morning and excited to be a part of 2011-12's inaugural day.  The Winter Sports Club passed out candy and hot cocoa in the lift line while everyone was serenaded by The Yampa Valley Boys, a country western band, as they boarded the gondola.  Hearing the excitement from groups of people as we skied around the mountain reminded us of how fortunate we were to be on the mountain for opening day and we added a few whoops and hollers of our own as we took to the slopes. The conditions were great.  It was obvious the crews worked hard to get the perfect corduroy ready for the first runs of the season.  To our surprise there were even a few un-groomed runs that were open, which put our legs

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  Here is a nice video on Steamboat from HGTV, they hit some nice points but don't reveal the spots that really make Steamboat Special. The best way to find those it to come and explore of ask me.  I am happy to give you the local insights you need to make the most of your time in Steamboat Springs.

 

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  The latest statewide stats show continued improvement in Colorado. People from Denver and front range make up about half of our real estate market in Steamboat Springs so increasing confidence statewide makes more people comfortable to look more seriously in Steamboat. I have 5 people from the front range looking seriously or under contract and most mentioned improvements in their local housing markets as a reason they got serious. While we are not out of the woods yet inflection points in Colorado and other key markets for Steamboat are a great sign and people from these areas have gotten more serious about securing their home in Steamboat as a result.

  From the Denver Post "Colorado foreclosures fell more than expected last month to a 42-month low

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screen_shot_2011-11-15_at_3.46.23_pm_746It is  great to see more good signs of recovery. You have to love our local priorities with Sporting Goods up 13% compared to  overall sales tax increasing 5%. That's an admirable lifestyle multiplier on my book. If you would like to know more about anything just give Jon a call at 970-879-0879.  See the September 2011 Steamboat Springs Sales Tax report here.

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From Judge Gooding who moved here in 1905.  "Fame & fortune are out of my line, there are still too many hills to climb and too many trout to catch.  He measured success a little differently and we stiull do in Steamboat today.  I just finished putting the climbing skins on my skiis for a hike up Buffalo Pass and saw this when I sat down to read the Sunday paper.  That is a pretty great connection to make across the years.  I will think about what life must have been for judge on my way up and I hope that you can make time to live a little more like Judge too.   Let it Snow ^3 
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