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Is it a buyer’s market? Price reductions. Realtor reductions. High absorption rate. Yes, it’s a buyer’s market. - 01/31/11 02:01 PM
Price reductions: Every week the small community I live and work in has a "brokers MLS meeting". It's 20% filled with new listings and 80% filled with price reductions. Enough said. Realtor reductions: When real estate is going well - when jobs are good and the economy is strong, people are buying and selling and transaction numbers are high. There's also many eager buyers and sellers. And if people are buying and selling, that tends to make it attractive for others to buy and sell real estate. With strong transaction numbers, realtors are happy making deals and getting paid. Life is (0 comments)
These reports are from data collected up to November so I'm hoping the next report will show improvements from December and January. I know things have become a little better in my market. But the Steamboat Springs market is affected by what goes on outside our little bubble. We have a lot of second homes and that means the primary homes of (0 comments)
Like many downtown areas, Old Town Steamboat Springs is the center of Steamboat’s character. Within walking distance to Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street, living in Old Town makes it convenient to stroll down for morning coffee or browse at the public library, not to mention checking out one of 75 local restaurants and bars. My favorites might be Mambo for Italian around 5th and Lincoln and Ciao Gelato on Yampa Street & 7th. The Steaming Bean is my choice for coffee and treats. They are located on 7th and Lincoln. As far as the homes go, Old Town Steamboat is (0 comments)
---For more on this topic or questions regarding real estate in Steamboat Springs, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will answer your post or email promptly with candid and informed answers. Click here to view all properties in Steamboat Springs in "real time" --- This is one of the few real estate sites showing all foreclosed (3 comments)
What percent of the real estate is over-priced in your market? - 01/22/11 10:41 PM
I work with both buyers and sellers. So I know the market well and am able to accurately discuss values and prices with confidence. But as I show my local real estate I'm often discussing prices with clients and it's not often I say the words, "this home is well priced". Now in a downward or stagnate market this might be true for most because most agents / sellers don't typically adjust their prices every months. But even new listings I see over-pricing - a testing of the market. So I asked some other agents and they all agreed - a large (7 comments)
Procrastination and Real Estate do not mix - 01/17/11 06:45 PM
"We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood - it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and (3 comments)
Whatever I do, I’m driven to do it well. As I continue to excel and grow my real estate business in Steamboat Spring, Colorado, I still manage to find a way to train for telemark ski racing. Yes, I’m married and have an 8 year old boy as well. So the time I find to train is minimal. It’s a balancing act that’s extremely calculated. Quality over quantity. As a member of the United States Telemark “A” Ski Team, I compete at the top level of the sport. I race both in North America and in Europe. This year I’ll (1 comments)
Charlie Dresen: Providing localized and professional information about real estate and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat with his wife Carol and their son, Finn. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member with the Prudential Team here in Steamboat Springs. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate.
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