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Many Things a Buzz Around Steamboat

Boy, are there some wonderful things happening in Steamboat!

This past weekend Steamboat Springs celebrated its 101st Winter Carnival.  The town was filled to near capacity and visitors and locals alike flocked downtown to see the Street Events Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday evening's fireworks show was so big that the sponsors (the SS Winter Sports Club) had to get the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to shoot its grand finale, which lit up the Steamboat sky at over 3/4 of a mile high!

Another buzz around town is about our Winter Olympians.  There are no fewer than 14 who have Steamboat ties, and the town could not have been more proud than to have our own Todd Lodwick lead the USA into the Sochi games as Team USA's Flag Bearer.  This is Todd's 6th Olympics at Nordic Combined.
Photo courtesy Steamboat Pilot

Another topic of conversation is SNOW...and lots of of it. Steamboat's average ski season total is 349".  Thus far we've received 294" and there are two more months to go!  The last I've heard is the moisture content at the Buffalo Pass reporting station east of town was at 139% of average.

To give you an idea of just how much snow we've had so far, here's a picture taken of the front of my house.  The snow along the driveway is about five feet high and I'm now having a tough time blowing the new stuff over the top with my snow blower.

Hollywood Here I Come?  
Another 'buzz' around town is that Home & Garden Television (HGTV) was in Steamboat two weeks ago shooting a story for their new show called "New House, New Life".  Each episode highlights a family making a life-changing decision by bucking their current lifestyle, career and home and moving to a totally different location and beginning a new life. 
A while back I helped Jim & Leagh Boyne purchase a home in Steamboat Springs.  Jim is the new Executive Director for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.  Before accepting that job Jim and Leagh lived in Chicago where Jim managed a hedge fund.  HGTV heard about the Boyne's 'new life and new home' and asked them if they would be interested in starring in one of their episodes.

They accepted.  Their move from Chicago, Steamboat home search and eventual move to Steamboat will be featured in the show...and guess who's showing them around Steamboat to help them find their new home?  Yep..yours truly.  Of course the home search was all staged, for they purchased prior to shooting, but their story is true.  The show is scheduled to air on HGTV March 27.

Please keep in mind that have not seen any previews and my guess is that my part will be small (and boring).  They were filming here for several days and I know at least Steamboat Springs and the Boyne's will look great!  But just in case you are thinking about purchasing in the next few years, you may want to let me know now before I, too, make a life-changing move to Hollywood. 
More Media...
If you are interested in knowing more about the Steamboat condo market, I was interviewed last week by the Steamboat Pilot & Today, and they had the article in their Sunday edition.  To link to the article, click here.

Being that we've touched on TV and print media, why not hit the airwaves?  This Saturday, February 15 I've been asked by American Real Estate Media to appear on another one of their radio shows.  The title of this show is "What Does Your Agent Know That You Need To Know?".  The entire show is from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, and the panel discussion I'll be on is from 10:06:30 to 10:17:30.  The show will air in the Denver area on AM 760 and streamed live at  
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A goal I have for my clients is to "Buy Smart".  One of the best ways I do this is by conducting extensive research on the market and making it available to clients.  I'm pleased to announce that my market research and trends dating as far back as 1995 is complete and available for viewing so you, too, can Buy Smart!

Whether you're interested in a single family home, town home, condominium, ranch, land parcel or luxury property, you will appreciate the research that I have prepared for you.

I have put forth countless hours to compile this information, so it is not available via public view on my website.  If you would like to have access to this proprietary information, I would be happy to provide you with the secure link.  Just email me by clicking here.

  Best Buys on the Market 


Today there are 1,557 properties listed for sale in the Steamboat Springs MLS.  The following are my personal picks, and remember I do not list properties for sale. I am an exclusive buyer's broker.  These properties have to earn their place on my Best Buy list.  Please give me a call and I'd be happy to further discuss their merits and how these properties deserve to be included in this elite group.  Together, we can develop an offer strategy to make one of them your Steamboat home.


Virtual tours are available for many of these properties,

so email me and I'd be happy to send you the link.


Beautiful Home Close to Ski Slopes!   

Only a few blocks from the Steamboat Slopes, this 3,409 sf, 3br / 4ba home of excellent craftsman-style quality is priced at only $308/sf!  Floor-to-vaulted ceiling living room fireplace, cherry cabinets, natural stone and custom wood accents, wine room and over an acre of land with wonderful down-valley views.  Priced at $1.05m.


Slopeside Penthouse!

Rarely on the market, this 2br + den / 3ba top floor Torian Plum condo has commanding ski slope views, a private balcony and is impeccably furnished.  On site amenities include a swimming pool, shuttle service, exercise room, concierge, shopping and underground parking.  Gross rental income for the past four years has averaged over $32,000!  Currently listed at $649,950.     



Beautiful Steamboat Home Less Than $200/SF! 
Located in Silver Spur, 4br / 3ba, and over 3,330 sf, this home made my list for it is a high quality home with an excellent dollar-per-square foot price.  Wonderful family home on a .4+ acre corner lot bordering open space, 2 car garage, open floorplan, high vaulted ceilings, big picture windows with ski area views, generously sized bedrooms, and many more features.  Asking $644,900.

Porches at More's Corner Steal!

Developer has all of his 5 bedroom townhomes priced over $2.27m and unfurnished.  This one is a resale and is priced at $1.595m, is partially furnished and includes many upgrades.  Over 5,000 sf, 5br / 5+ba, two car garage, game room and some of the highest quality construction you will find anywhere.  Pool, clubhouse, shuttle, concierge are just a few of the HOA amenities.  Just reduced an additional $105k to $1.595m.



Stagecoach Condo Under $50,000!

2br / 1ba Wagon Wheel foreclosure in Stagecoach.  Needs some work but worth the price.  864 sf and a good floorplan with a newer private deck with mountain views.  Enjoy all of the recreation Stagecoach has to offer, including boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, XC skiing and more!  New owner may be able to purchase for as little as 5% down payment.  Could be an excellent investment at $49,900


Land Is Rebounding! 

I can't believe this property is still available.  100 treed acres 5 miles south of Stagecoach and 25 miles from Steamboat Springs.  Rugged and very scenic with rock outcroppings and diverse terrain just made for a plethora of recreational opportunities.  Bank owned and priced at only $2,990 per acre at $299,000. 

for residential properties are down substantially from last year!  If you would like to see a list of what is currently available before they are gone, click here.

These are just a few of the wonderful opportunities that currently exist in Steamboat Springs.  I would be happy to conduct a personal search for you.  Please send me an email and you'll have properties to look over within 24 hours.
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I hope you had a great start to 2014.  Please keep your positive thoughts for our Olympic athletes over the next several days.

And please don't forget, with the market beginning to turn, the time may never be better to purchase a Steamboat Springs property.

Warmest regards,


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Doug Labor, GRI, RRP, ABR, ABRM, CEBA, e-PRO
Broker / Owner 
Buyer's Resource Real Estate of Steamboat
2014 Steamboat Springs Board of REALTORS Chair
2014 Colorado Exclusive Buyer Agents Association President
2005 Steamboat Springs REALTOR of the Yearbest of the boat
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