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Change of Seasons...Maybe
So how many times have you washed your car and you think you caused it to rain?  Well in Steamboat Springs this past weekend all we had to do to make it snow is open a golf course (or two)!  Last Saturday both Haymaker and Rollingstone Golf Courses opened.

However, their openings were short-lived on Sunday from a tremendous amount of wind (gusts over 50 mph at the SS airport), and yes, snow.  However, hackers of all levels can grab their nine-irons and hit the links today, and hopefully, any day they want until late October.  Here's today's view of #11 green at Haymaker.

Ski season was a great success.  According to an article in the Steamboat Pilot, Intrawest, owner/operator of Steamboat, and who also operates Winter Park (CO), stated Colorado as a whole posted a 6.4% increase in skier visits, while Steamboat and Winter Park combined recorded a 10.3% increase.  Click here if you would like to read the entire article.

This success was in part due to Mother Nature, where the Steamboat area received more than our fair share of snow this year.  Below is a picture that was posted in the Steamboat Pilot of Hahn's Peak Ranger District GIS specialist Nick Bencke.  He was standing with a long measuring pole and a shovel in a deep hole in the snow cut with a series of terraces leading down to the bottom.  It was taken April 1 on Buffalo Pass and is a vivid demonstration of just how deep the snow was this spring.  He was 194 inches down.

The Price of Admission is Increasing
Whether you are looking for an inexpensive condo or single family home, the price of getting into the Steamboat Springs area real estate market is becoming more expensive.  In this quarter's Steamboat Real Estate Analyst & Newsletter I take a look at the entry level markets.  They're not where they were last year, nor were they the same as the boom times of the mid 2000s, but there are still some pockets in the market where opportunities exist.  To find out what is hot, click here
What Happened?
In my last newsletter I mentioned that Home & Garden Television (HGTV) is doing a new show called "New House, New Life" and clients of mine, Jim & Leagh Boyne, are featured, and I was going to have a short appearance in it, too.  Well, it got pulled from the March slot and we've been told it will air sometime in May or June.  Stay tuned...
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  Best Buys on the Market 


Today there are 1,595 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.


Slopeside Luxury at Spa at Storm Meadows  

Back on the market and at great price, this spacious 3 BR / 3 BA, 1,700 sf condominium offers stunning views overlooking the slopes and valley, an open floorplan and direct outdoor patio access to ski, hike, bike or let Fido out.  Beautiful health club with year-round pool, hot tub, workout facility, tennis and seasonal shuttle.  Very good condition and priced at only $370/sf, or $629,000.


Another Great 3BR Condo Slopeside Buy!
Norwegian Log is a small complex on the south side of the village, with beautiful down-valley views.  This 3 BR / 2 BA, 1,616 sf condo is priced at $359/sf and luxuriously upgraded with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, plaster walls, new carpet and steam shower to name a few.  Also comes with a garage.  Priced at $580,000.


Very Buildable, Very Beautiful! 
Park-like 8.11 acre Whitewood Drive parcel only 11 miles from town and spectacular ski area and south valley views.  Level and lending itself to a passive or active solar design and horse friendly, this is one of my favorite lots on the market.  Surrounded by nice quality homes, this is well priced at $279,000.

Great Place to Park Some Money!

Wonderful opportunity for an affordable house on the mountain with many upside possibilities.  Manufactured home in very good condition and on a duplex lot provides the investor with an options to either use as-is, build a second unit on the property, rent the current building out until the market improves then move the structure to a different location and build a nice duplex, or ???.  Located among million+ dollar homes, this is a rare opportunity and priced to move at $429,000.  



Beautiful Sanctuary Home at Only $314 / SF! 

Located on the 13th fairway of the Rollingstone Golf Course, this luxurious retreat offers magnificent views captured by a wall of windows and the perfect space for both living and entertaining a large family.  7 BR / 5+ BA and nearly 7,000 SF with a golf membership available.  $2.190m





741 Acre Hunting Ranch! 

Located approximately 90 miles west of Steamboat Springs, Rafter 5 Snake River Ranch is situated within tens of thousands of acres of BLM land and located in Game Management Units 2 & 11, known for trophy elk and mule deer.  A very nice 2+ BR / 1.5 BA, 2,325 sf log home that was built in 2011 is slightly above the Snake River.  Reduced $50,000 to $1.25m. 

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.
Please let me know how I can be of service!

Happy Trails,


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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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