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Mud Season in Steamboat - Perfect for Home Buying! - 10/27/11 01:36 PM
Mud Season in Steamboat - Perfect for Home Buying! Late October, early November in Steamboat Springs, CO is rather uneventful except for the hunters in orange who come from all areas of the country. It’s Mud Season in local terms defined as the time between crisp, clear fall days, and snowy winter nights followed by brilliant, sunny winter days. Beautiful fall weather has given way to pre winter weather where we get a little rain, a little snow and there’s not much going on. For this reason exactly, it’s a great time to look for a home in Steamboat Springs! The numbers support it – closings in (6 comments)
Steamboat Springs September 2011 Real Estate Report - Moguls, not groomed. - 10/25/11 05:39 PM
Steamboat Springs' September Real Estate Report - Still Bumpy Steamboat Springs' summer to fall transition is a mixed, bumpy ride both weather and real estate market wise. Real estate continued along its own bumpy ride with the number of transactions totaling the second highest all year at 140, but with gross dollar volume just over $35 million which only ranks 5th year to date with 9 months down. Makes sense when you dig deeper into residential home sales and see that 34% of them in September were for homes under $200,000. As September turned to October and mud season follows, we’ll see less real (2 comments)
Halloween - Steamboat Springs, Colorado Style *Video* - 10/25/11 05:20 PM
As a kid, I could not wait to run from house to house as fast as I could and fill my Halloween bag as fast as possible. It's a right of passage as a kid. Today, as a father of an 8 year old, I might have seconds thoughts about my kid running the neighborhoods trick-or-treating. But I don't have to make that choice. I live in the small mountain community of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It's a town of around 11,000 people and neighborhoods are rather spread out. So Halloween would be an endless run just to get 10 pieces of (1 comments)
Case Shiller's Home Price Index . . . August Top 10 - 10/25/11 03:40 PM
Case Shiller August Top 10 There’s no rule book that says a Top 10 list has to be all good, or funny, or interesting. The way the real estate housing market continues to struggle you’ll have some good, some bad and some ugly news to report, and that’s just what I have from the latest August Case-Shiller report. Case-Shiller August 2011 The Good News * Sixteen of 20 cities tracked showed annual rate of change improvements in August ’11 compared to July ’11. * Both the 20-City and 10-City composites are 3.8% and 3.9% respectively above their lowest points which were (0 comments)
Not in my back yard . . . Here we go Steamboat Springs - 10/25/11 03:00 PM
Most everyone likes progress. That is unless it effects them negatively. And so is the case in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where the local Ptarmigan Inn is proposed to pop its top. Neighbors have already objected and attorneys are already involved, but Steamboat Springs City Council showed initial unanimous agreement in favor of the conceptual development plan for a 10-floor condominium building replacing the existing 4-floor Ptarmigan Inn. This development project would take place at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area – a location that has seen its share of construction projects over the past 5 years. Ptarmigan Inn in Steamboat (0 comments)
Adding value to your Home through Outdoor Living Areas - 10/23/11 11:03 PM
It's not easy to add value to your home by making it larger. But you can add a lot of value by making the outside more livable and inviting. This is my 80 % complete back patio. 3 months ago I embarked on a project that's finally taking shape. I'm taking my rather bland back yard and leveling it and making it a more inviting area off my back deck. This is like adding 600 square feet to the home. Sure I can't sell it as a larger home but this outside living area will add a lot of appeal when we (4 comments)
2 Weeks on Apple.com - Home Page Tribute to Steve Jobs - 10/20/11 10:31 AM
Apple.com had an endearing picture of Steve Jobs on the home page of their site for two weeks. I found it a wonderful tribute to the legacy that Steve Jobs left. For roughly 14 days it wasn't about selling iPhone 4s, it wasn't about selling the iPad 2, it was about honoring the man that lead Apple down many roads to success. Every day I would visit the site just to see how long the home page would remain. And each day that the tribute remained made me appreciate Apple even more.
Today, Apple.com is back to selling, at least promoting the (2 comments)
Perhaps College Uniforms Could Use Some Staging Every weekend I catch the scores and updates on ESPN like every other sports enthusiast. It’s been hard not to notice the hubbub around the Maryland Terrapins football uniforms this year. Some fans love them and some fans hate them while both The University of Maryland and Under Armour have gotten a lot more press coverage for uniform design than the team’s win column deserves to date. Some think it’s a great marketing and PR strategy, while others just wish coaches and apparel companies would leave traditions in place and let the game (0 comments)
Third Quarter Foreclosures Jump - Good for Real Estate? - 10/17/11 01:30 PM
Third Quarter Foreclosures Jump - Good for Real Estate? Nationally the Associated Press reported third quarter first time default notices increased 14% over second quarter. Routt County Colorado, where Steamboat Springs is located, is trending upward as well with 86 new foreclosures documented from July-September which nets a 39% jump from 62 foreclosures in the second quarter. The Steamboat Springs’ real estate market saw 104 default notices in the first quarter of 2011. Routt County Treasurer's Office Chart This latest spike in foreclosure notices signals that Steamboat Springs’ home owners who are delinquent on mortgage payments will likely see their homes taken back by (0 comments)
Steamboat Springs Ranks 8th by Ski Magazine - 10/15/11 10:01 AM
I live and work in a ski resort. So a fair share of my business comes from people coming to Steamboat Springs and investing in our community. Colorado is known for great skiing. The elevation of most Colorado ski areas is much higher than other areas in the country so we tend to get more snow and better snow than other areas. Steamboat Springs is known for Champagne Powder. In other words, it's light and airy and wonderful to ski. Today, Ski Magazine named the best ski areas in the country. And I'm here to say that the Steamboat ski area ranks (5 comments)
Balance . . . the key to longevity - 10/13/11 10:33 PM
Balance is the key to longevity as a realtor. The real estate business is tough. It's an emotionally draining, often frustrating, and at times extremely rewarding. But the longer you're in this business the more adaptive you become to not becoming too emotionally tied to the business on a daily basis, the sooner you can live a relatively normal life. I'm not there yet but I'm getting better. I work all the time. When I'm not working I feel as though I should be. I never have it all done. Well that means I'm busy, so that is good. But I (17 comments)
Steamboat Springs, CO - New Season, New Look Almost Here! - 10/13/11 12:55 PM
Steamboat Springs, CO - New Season, New Look Almost Here! It's more than just botox, it's a whole face-lift going on at the ski mountain base in Steamboat Springs, CO. It's amazing what they've done over the summer and how the landscape has changed. Depending on where you enter, you might be greeted by the new promenade walkway system that now directly connects the Torian Plum retail stores and restaurants to Gondola Square. The landscaping along the way is impressive and while it’ll be snow covered in the winter, it will be beautiful in the summer and fall. Walkway from Gondola Square to Torian Plum (0 comments)
Twelve Months of Shadow Inventory Projected for Colorado - 10/11/11 03:18 PM
Twelve Months of Shadow Inventory Projected for Colorado Steamboat Springs, Colorado has seen an increase in bank owned home sales, and according to the latest National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Economists’ Outlook it might take a year or so for Steamboat Springs to see the Shadow Inventory work through the system. But as with any numeric estimate, you need to be aware of how the numbers were calculated. First a quick reminder of what Shadow Inventory is in case you missed my blog earlier this month: Shadow Inventory consists of homes not yet for sale that are distressed and will be on the market in (2 comments)
Steaks with Under Armour Ties in Steamboat Springs - 10/10/11 04:43 PM
Steaks with Under Armour Ties in Steamboat Springs Sure you know there are ranches and farming in Steamboat Springs, CO. It's a true western town that just happens to be a world-class ski resort too. You'll also find Smartwool, BAP, HoneyStinger and Sweetwood Cattle Company – Steamboat Springs, CO is home to all these great companies. So where does Under Armour come in? Under Armour Under Armour is still headquartered in Baltimore, MD with no plans of moving west, but moving west is exactly what Ryan Wood did after he left Under Armour, a company he helped start back in (1 comments)
Gauging a Town by its Art. I remember being in Crested Butte, Colorado several years ago and walking through the ubiquitous galleries and thinking for a small town, this place has some good art. Every small town will have its share of local art that isn't so pleasing or interesting, but people who tend to live in small towns also tend to live there for a reason. Small ski-towns are usually beautiful and thus lending to lush and interesting landscapes.
Now the art in Crested Butte seemed to thrive of nature scenes and had a real textural feel. Makes (3 comments)
It’s official – fall is quickly turning to winter in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and all eyes are on the ski mountain that is white on top for the first time since well, early July to be honest. Well over 400 inches of snow fell last winter and it kept falling through June, but now let’s fast forward to Saturday morning, October 8th and it’s snowing again – big snowflakes. The first official snow came on Thursday and after the afternoon snow squall ended, everyone drove home later that day with eyes (5 comments)
Snow is Falling in Steamboat Springs, One Look Back at Summer - 10/06/11 04:07 PM
Snow is Falling in Steamboat Springs, One Look Back at Summer Steamboat Springs had snow through mid June and now it's snowing for the first time since as I type on October 6th. So it only seems fitting to take a look back at the events that brought visitors to Steamboat Springs this past summer. We know that skiing in Ski Town USA on champagne powder is the main draw to Steamboat Springs in the winter, but summer-time offers a wide variety of options for week/weekend get-aways. Whereas the early August weekend that holds the Wine Festival, Ride 4 Yellow and Triple Crown events (1 comments)
Steamboat Springs Has Shadow Inventory, But What's That? - 10/05/11 04:12 PM
Steamboat Springs Has Shadow Inventory, But What's That? If you're thinking Shadow Inventory in Steamboat Springs has anything to do with the sunshine we enjoy here many days of the year...well you're definitely not thinking in real estate terms. Shadow Inventory in real estate has nothing to do with sunshine. But yes Shadow Inventory is in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and quite frankly it’s across the country, not just in big cities hard hit by the real estate downturn. So now that we know it’s here in Steamboat Springs, let’s dig in further and understand what it is. Shadow Inventory Defined: It’s the inventory of homes not (4 comments)
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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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