Buyer's Resource Real Estate of Steamboat
Quick Links

 Steamboat Real Estate Analyst & Newsletters  

newsletter june 2012


Get the most in-depth analysis and data on the Steamboat Springs real estate market with my quarterly newsletter!

Click Here



Don't miss

the 'Boat!

 Join Our Mailing List


Click and join my Mailing List today for the most up-to-date and insightful real estate information on the Steamboat Springs market!

web header
Let Summer Begin!
Steamboat Springs' summer 2014 literally kicked off with a "big bang" last Friday with a 4th of July parade that had spectators lined up five deep on Lincoln Avenue, and later that evening, a half-hour fireworks show that rattled many windows around Old Town.

Sandwiched between those two events were the ski jumping competitions at Howelsen featuring some of our local Olympians and a root beer float bar hosted by the Tread of Pioneers Museum.  Saturday was anchored by a free concert at the base of Howelsen Hill with part-time Routt County resident Big Head Todd and the Monsters.  Estimates had the concert at 8,000 people!  The weather was beautiful. 

And there's more fun this weekend with the Balloon Rodeo and Art in the Park.

Market is Improving...Fast
Last week I was interviewed by The Steamboat Pilot about the changes the real estate market is undergoing.  In the article, real estate editor Michael Schrantz found it interesting that of the past four offers I made for clients, three were competing with other offers...something I have not experienced since 2007.  However, the one thing he did not mention is that all three of my clients were able to get their properties!  I was very happy for my clients.  We won the bidding war for various reasons, and I know in at least two of those instances it wasn't because we were the highest priced bidder.  There are a number of reasons an offer looks good to a seller, and with over 30 years of experience I would like to think that I have the ability to help clients get what they want without paying more than they want.  If you would like to read the article, click here

With good properties attracting multiple offers these days, the market is improving.  Average purchase prices hit bottom in 2012,and as shown below, have taken a nice bump this year nearing the $500,000 mark again.
And by throwing in a trend line (black), it shows how aggressive the market was in the latter part of the 2000's and how the market over-corrected in the early 2010's.  Being that we are still below the line indicates the market has more room to improve and good investment opportunities still exist.  
What Happened?
In my last TWO newsletters 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 were told it will air sometime in May or June.  Now that that has passed, we have now been told as soon as they have a good spot.  I didn't think I was that bad! 
I Love Referrals!
Client referrals are one of the best compliments I receive.  It tells me I offer a service that a client is happy with, and one that they recommend to someone important in their lives.

If you have a friend, family member or business associate interested in learning more about Steamboat Springs, or more specifically the real estate market and benefits of my services, please email me with their contact information or you can forward this email by simply clicking the icon below:
 As you know I will provide the best client services with care, respect and diligence!
  Best Buys on the Market 


Today there are 1,762 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.


Just Reduced!  

Beautiful Dakota Ridge home with straight-on views to the slopes, this 6 BR / 4 BA estate has nearly 5,000 sq ft.  The lot has over 8 acres and a pond.  Only 3 miles to the slopes, owners enjoy a fabulous kitchen with top end appliances, a main level master bedroom and plenty of room to entertain.  Now offered at $1.695m, which is an excellent price at less than $350 / sf.


Developer Says "Let's Make a Deal"
The developer of Trappeur's Crossing Resort, Steamboat's largest condominium project, has 5 condos remaining and wants to sell 2 this summer.  He's stating he will review and respond to 'any' offer.  Send me an email and I'd be happy to send you the MLS sheets on the 5 he has left, and let you know which ones I feel are the best to own. 
There could be a real deal here!


Spacious Stagecoach Condo! 
3 BR / 2 BA, 1,232 sq ft condominium with a very motivated seller and located in the recreational community of Stagecoach (huge reservoir for boating, fishing, water skiing, Forest Service access for hiking, biking, XC skiing) and just 17 miles to Steamboat Springs.  Top floor location with mountain and meadow views and in very good condition.  Excellent getaway or investment property (Rentals are hard to come by these days.)!  Won't last at only $69,000.

Above the Valley Floor

Spectacular 35 acre Timbers Preserve lot that is comprised of multimillion dollar homes, this lot just recently came on the market and is located only 10 minutes from town.  Views of the Yampa Valley, Lake Catamount and Flattop Mountains.  Timbers Preserve homes are valued between $1m to over $3m.  Listed at $395,000. 




Beautiful Horse Property

Breathtaking views from this 45 acre parcel just 20 minutes west of town.  Lot offers rolling hills and faces southeast for great passive solar and panoramic Flattop Mtn. views.  Aspen, oak, sagebrush, wildflowers, elk and deer cover this property.  $255,000




Only $168 / Sq. Ft.  

Large and vacant, this 3,422 sq ft, 5 BR / 3 BA home is just waiting for a new  family to move in.  In excellent condition, it offers unsurpassed views of the ski area (only a few miles away) and is located in the family-friendly neighborhood of Silver Spur, where you can cross country ski, play soccer, take a stroll around the neighborhood on the trail system, or just call a few neighbors together for a BBQ.  Asking $575,000. 

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.
Have a great summer.  Please let me know how I can put my 30+ years of real estate experience to work for you!

Happy Trails,


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

Offering 30 years of experience to help you locate the best property that meets your needs.  I will assist in negotiating the lowest price and best terms, while looking out for your best no cost to you!