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2014 Catamount Lake and Ranch Membership Options

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 1:10pm. 87 Views, 0 Comments.

Catamount Lake and Ranch

  I just wanted to let you know the Catamount membership offers for 2014. As you may know Catamount is a private club that has both a first class golf course / clubhouse and an amazing Private Lake facility with a clubhouse and lake that is amazingly calm. The lake also has amazing fishing above and below it in the private tailwaters. Many people join the lake just because it is some of the best Fly Fishing in Colorado.

The membership options are as follows,  Call or email me for the details:
 1.  Full Premier Membership with Golf & Lake privileges: Membership Deposit = $55,000.  
 2.  JUNIOR Full Premier membership (golf & lake privileges) for those under age 45: $10,000 down, remaining   $45,000 spread out over the next

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Get Ready for Summer in Steamboat Springs - June 2014 Events calendar

Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 1:58pm. 204 Views, 0 Comments.

Summer in Steamboat Springs, CO

   Now that Ski Season has gone out with a Bang (and a powdery bang it was), it's time to start thinking about summer.  In addition to all of the great sports we get to do here in the summer there are a great variety of fun events.  I have attempted to list the key ones below. My favorites are anything bike related, the Rodeo, Farmer's Market, and anything with good food.  What are yours? 

   If you haven't checked out Steamboat in the summer yet you are missing the better half of the year. Have a great and then summer everyone!  Until then I'll be on my bike getting in shape.

June 1 - 33rd Annual Steamboat Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K - Are crazy enough to like running? :)
June 6 - First Friday Artwalk -

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Steamboat Real Estate: From Recession to Recovery - What's Next for You?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 1:25am. 276 Views, 0 Comments.


  It has been an interesting few years in Steamboat.  Now that markets across the country have strengthened the Steamboat Real Estate market is recovering too.  It is refreshing to see the change in people's mindset for both locals and second home owners alike.  Short sales and foreclosures are no longer driving the market. Supply is coming more into balance in more areas and is even short in several parts of the market.  Values are down after the recession but prices are increasing in more parts of the market, interest rates are low, and the outlook is better than we have seen in years.

  2013 finished by tapering down from a very strong summer and fall. Sales went from very strong double digit increases to flat in November and significantly down in

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Steamboat Springs is rated #4 on Smithsonian's Best Small Towns list

Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 9:44am. 254 Views, 0 Comments.

  Steamboat Springs was just rated #4 on this list of the 20 Best Small Towns in America. They focused on the music scene but as most of you know there are many more reasons than that starting with the amazing down to earth people that live here and the active lifestyle we get to enjoy.  Wendy and I have been  here 9 years full time now and are still finding more things to love about Steamboat all the time.  We are jealous the Alden and Neve get to grow up here but that's what we wanted. 

They must not have stayed here very long or Steamboat would be number one :)   What do you think?  See the article here - Best Small Towns in America . Give me a call if you would like to know more about Living in Steamboat Springs. I can talk through what you

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Steamboat Barn Village - 9 Homes slated to be built this Summer

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 7:40am. 174 Views, 0 Comments.

  Building activity is taking another step up this summer with 9 homes slated to be built in Steamboat Barn Village. 18 lots there have sold in the last ten months and the development is 50% sold. We are seeing interest in Steamboat land for sale pick up as the inventory of homes declines and overall building activity is likely to take a good step up this summer as a result.  The homes being built in Steamboat Barn Village are a mix of custom homes that the owner plans to occupy and spec homes to meet the demand for newer homes around town.  Of the 9 that are in line to build 6 are being custom built by the owners and 3 are for sale as spec homes. For the 20 lots that have sold to date 13 or 14 are for custom homes at some point and the rest are planning

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Why Choosing the right Steamboat Mortgage Broker is Important

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 5:28am. 250 Views, 0 Comments.

Should you use a Local Lender or your out of town Banker for a Steamboat Mortgage?

  Properties in Steamboat are unique and this can cause problems as you get a loan for your place in Steamboat.  Frequently clients have a trusted mortgage broker back home that they would use by default to purchase their place in Steamboat. This can work out but often doesn't.  Unfortunately when it doesn't it is 2-4 weeks into the process when the loan is submitted to underwriting and there is a problem because the mortgage broker doesn't know the unique twists that we encounter in a ski town. 2-4 weeks can be too late to recover. Some type of loans can only be done locally and with one lender in particular like 30 year Fixed condo financing.  We have a great broker

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Routt County Riders is taking Steamboat Trail building to a whole new level

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 3:24pm. 386 Views, 0 Comments.



What does this mean to you?  Even more amazing trails in and around Steamboat. Our local trails are one of the best things about Living in Steamboat for me and we will be seeing many more over the next few years.  How? Routt County Riders is close to getting the ST240 Single Track trail building machine. Watch the video, it is amazing what it can do.  This machine will allow them to build more trails more cheaply. They plan to use it for their own trail building efforts and to bid to build some of the Trails funded by the lodging tax for much less which would in theory allow them to build more trails.  RCR will have to bid against everyone else to build the trails but their research says that they can build the trails cheaper and faster with

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Trailheald Lodge Steamboat Condo Update

Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 12:54pm. 351 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

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2014 Steamboat Springs Sochi Olympians and TV Schedule

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 12:00pm. 772 Views, 1 Comments.