Routt County, CO Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Hayden ColoradoIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves you mon...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 Coming to Steamboat Springs this time of year is fabulous.  The weather was in the mid-70's to 80 degrees, less visitors and less traffic, especially during the week.  There were still tourists, just not as many as they saw over the Holiday weekend. I like to walk the shops downtown and see all the unique things - and this was one of them.   It was at a gallery, which I thought was fitting. The gondolas were not running today, nor were many shops open in the Village at the base of the ski resort.  I went into the Steamboat Grand Hotel just to walk around, and Liv Sotheby's had an office, and a rack of properties in the hotel available.   The highest was $829,000 for full ownership of a 3 bedroom/4 bathroom unit with 2673 sf.   That really wasn't that bad, thinking of how much our condo...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 I love making last minute plans and go somewhere, OK anywhere.   Especially this year, when vacation plans were canceled.    The other day I noticed 4 days free (well, had to move one thing), so I had been thinking of going to Steamboat Springs to get away.    Had not been for years, and just far enough away, but not so far.   The only hazard was - there is a wildfire just to the north of the town, causing some air quality issues, and a bit smoky.  BUT, so was Denver. This was Fish Creek Falls about 5 minutes out of town.   Gorgeous day, and a beautiful waterfall.   
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in Yampa Colorado. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Home Loans in Yampa Colorado and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education   The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Yampa, Colorado starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. Y...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Oak Creek Colorado Home Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Oak Creek Colorado Home Loans and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education   The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Oak Creek, Colorado starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaning...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in Oak Creek Colorado. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Home Loans in Oak Creek Colorado and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education   The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Oak Creek, Colorado starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not m...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a Hayden CO First Time Homebuyer makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a Hayden CO First Time Homebuyer greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in value the older the...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Being a First Time Homebuyer in Clark Colorado makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that just increases after every lease you renewBuying your own home first is one of the happiest times of your life! However, a lot of paperwork and time goes into it and finding a lender with great reviews will ease much of the stress. But, the satisfaction you get from your first home closing is something you will never forget! The benefits of being a First Time Homebuyer in Clark Colorado greatly outweighs renting for the following reasons:          Greater privacy.          Homes typically increase in val...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Statistics can often be misleading. Especially when there's just not that many numbers comprising of the stats. I live and work in a small resort town in Colorado. Each month I'm torn between reporting the stats or digging up the truth. This month I did both. ; )  From Ski Town USA - the debate about the stats. Charlie DresenReal Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby's970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487      
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Dogs and Real Estate are pretty much two things I love. So why not make a video about both. Would love your comment about content, delivery, ideas, etc.  Charlie  
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Good coffee, music and a creative environment helped in the making of our latest marketing vlog. Real estate markets are crazy these days. In particular, this Steamboat Springs, Colorado market is seeing low inventory, record absorption rates, and buyers paying high $$$ for real estate. Here's a video on why >>> Here's a link to the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz_nlau-MfY&t=24s Would love to hear what you think. Thanks, Charlie
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
We all love a good book. But giving clients an entertaining video blog updating them about the Steamboat Springs real estate market and additional information is just plain more entertaining. Let me know what you think?Thanks - Charlie 
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
From 9,863 Feet Above Sea Level - A Video Market Report from Colorado. High above the town of Steamboat Springs, here's a real estate video market report from the Steamboat gondola. 
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
I've used video for years now to market my listings and market myself.  I can emphatically say video works. Not only does video have the capacity to elicit more emotions in a buyer than a photo but you can really tell the story and get buyers emotionally attracted to your listings. Time and time again my properties draw more attention than a listing with some bad photos and a sign. Get with it gang – it’s worth every dollar spent.  Plus, it's content for marketing in SOCIAL MEDIA.  
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By Anne Mayberry, Living the Steamboat dream since 1978!
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Since the first sale reported by the Steamboat Pilot this past week is a Townhome at Walton Pond, I'll update you on overall sales at that project. Five of the townhomes have closed and one additional is under contract. Activity remains brisk, and this new project is coming into its own with Spring finally arriving. The ponds are open, the leaves are budding, as is the grass, and over 40 more plants are in the process of being planted at the Townhomes at Walton Pond.Call me for a showing or more details.  Anne Mayberry   970.846.1425Steamboat Springs real estate sales were brisk this past week with 33 reported closed sales by the Steamboat Pilot for a dollar volume of $17,497,195. Of the Steamboat closed real estate sales, 13 were single family, 16 were condo/townhome sales, 4 were lot/...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Even before the ski area closes, many Steamboat Springs locals are preparing for the summer running season. Road or trail, full or half marathon, recreational or competitive, whatever your running preference the town has something for you. I guess its not that surprising when you think of how many outdoor and athletic oriented companies are based here - Big Agnes, Honey Stinger, Smartwool, PowerICE, and Point 6, just to name a few.Rocky Peak Ultra Fun Run, Courtesy of Endurance Changes TimeIf you are local or if you are thinking of bringing your running shoes on your summer vacation, here's some events that might pique your interest:If you are looking for some motivation, the Twisted Trails Beer Runs are a great chance to get a run in and enjoy a beer afterwards. Typically the run is ab...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
When you think of flooding, images of rivers breaking levees and cars submerged in water come to mind. But what many people don’t realize is that everyone is at risk of snow melt spring flooding, even if you don’t live near a body of water.Yampa River Flooding in Steamboat Springs, ColoradoWe have a lot of snow in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Spring in the mountains is unpredictable – warmer sunny weather mixed with snow, sleet and rain; a perfect cocktail for flooding in Steamboat Springs. The frozen ground is slowly thawing but the rapidly melting snow and rain cannot be absorbed so creates runoff. Storm drains are often backed up, water levels are rising and streams are flowing fast. It only takes a few inches of water to cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. And in addition to...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Steamboat's Fun Things to do with KidsIt's Facebook Friday! Check out SteamboatsMyHome on Facebook and while you're at it, follow me on Active Rain too! I will return the favor. Now, on to fun things to do in our winter wonderland..... So, you plan on visiting Steamboat Springs, CO with the family this winter and are looking for things to do with kids? Or you live here and are not sure how you are going to keep your children entertained while out of school for the holidays? Here are a few suggestions for kid-friendly activities and events: The Steamboat Mascot StampedeWhen:  December 11 - 13Where:  Gondola Square at the Steamboat ResortWhat:  College mascots from around the country come to Steamboat for a weekend of friendly competition and rivalry. They are basically giant stuffed anim...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
 What Makes a Great KitchenThe hub of any home is undoubtedly the kitchen. Used for far more than just meal preparation, today's kitchen serves as a gathering space, a work space, a relaxation space, the place where multiple cooks and helpers work together and a hospitality hub. Because of its multiple uses, good design is critical in order for this, the heart of the home, to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.  4 things that make this a great kitchen:                      1.  Open and brightA great kitchen offers open space, not only for more than one person to be able to work together in the same room, but for guests to be able to gather around. Likewise, it is nice for the kitchen to open up to other rooms in the home so that the cook is not separated from others every tim...
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By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Halloween Fun in Steamboat Springs, COHalloween is one of our favorite holidays here in Steamboat Springs, CO. We never know if it will be unseasonably warm or freezing temperatures and pounding snow, but the latter does not stop this community from gathering in the streets of downtown for our annual Halloween Stroll.This time-honored trick-or-treating tradition is fun for the entire family. In fact, you don't need to have kids to enjoy this one. Dress up, or don't, head downtown and stand in awe at the costumes, displays and shenanigans. Last year, Phoenix, Routt County's fire-breathing dragon made an appearance, along with a brigade of green Army soldiers and two Planet of the Apes characters on horseback no less. Steamboat's Halloween Stroll is fun for all.              Other spooky,...
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