Douglas N Labor, GRI, RRP, ABR, ABRM, CEBA, e-PRO
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Happy Holidays from Steamboat Springs!

From my family to yours, Kelly (and Koda), Mary (and me), Nick (and Kobi) and Maddie (and Sadie) sincerely wish you and yours the very best during the upcoming Holiday Season and New Year! 
Is Buying a Slopeside or Non-Slopeside Condo a Better Investment?
In my 30+ years of real estate, one of the most frequently asked questions I have been:

"If I'm buying a condo as an investment am I better buying on the slopes or off?"

It's all about "location, location, location"...right?  Well, in this quarter's Steamboat Analyst & Newsletter, I pulled data from over 400 transactions over nine years and have finally came up with "The Answer."  To find the answer, click here.    
  Doug's New Listings  

Little Morrison Creek Ranch  


Located only 25 miles south of Steamboat Springs and two miles from Stagecoach Reservoir, Little Morrison Creek Ranch is an exquisite, 300+ acre ranch with some of the finest high country terrain around Steamboat.  The pristine mountain setting consists of a perfect mix of pine, aspen, ahd meadow, unique rock outcroppings with Little Morrison Creek running along the easterly boarder and direct USFS access to the west.  The centerpiece of the property is a thoughtfully crafted log sided ranch home consisting of over 5,300 sf (3,533 finished), with 3 BR / 3 BA and even gives the new owners 1,800 sf to finish to their liking.  With no covenants or restrictions, the property is well suited for a conservation easement, further subdivision (up to an additional seven 35 acre parcels), or a family legacy ranch for generations to enjoy.  Listed at $3.249m

Interested in listing your Steamboat property?  Please email me and I'll be back to you within 24 hours to discuss how your property can be strategically priced, positioned and advertised in our market. 
  Additional Best Buys on the Market 


Today there are 1,476 properties listed for sale in the Steamboat Springs MLS.  The following are more of my personal picks.


Virtual tours are available for many of these properties,

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


Short Sale Opportunity!  

Reduced $148,100 TODAY!  4+ br / 3 ba, 3,772 sf post and beam home is situated on 35 picturesque acres in Smith Creek Park and about 18 miles to Steamboat.  Panoramic views of both the Yampa and Elk River Valleys, as well as the Steamboat Ski Area and lush meadows below.  Property has a spring fed pond, substantial wildlife and a detached, rustic guest cabin.  $649,900

Best Slopeside Location in Ski Town, USA!
Just reduced an additional $95,000 this week, this 6 br / 5 ba home has the best location of ANY in Steamboat.  And not only is it adjacent to the Thunderhead Lift for easy ski in / out access in the winter, don't forget during the summer those slopes turn into hiking and biking trails with direct access to USFS lands.  Location, location, location, now at an attractive $2.5m.


Completely Upgraded for Immediate Sale! 
If you are looking for a nice, little and secure investment on the mountain, this may be it!  Warm and inviting 1 br / 1 ba income-producing Torian Plum condo right in the heart of the ski village, which has been enjoying many new upgrades over the past few years, and will be seeing more in the near future.  All you need to bring is your toothbrush!  $279,000

Listing Agent Says "Seller is Motivated"

Located in a smaller development, this 2 br / 2 ba townhome is being sold fully furnished and has an open floorplan with log accents, a spacious deck off of the living room, an attached one-car garage and is in excellent condition.  On the free city bus route, homes in the Enclave fit primary, second home or even rental property use.  $450,000 and looking at all offers!


Just Reduced $50,000 for a Quick Sale

Big Valley Ranch home on 35 acres with 4 br / 3.5 ba and 3,872 sf.  Vast mountain views and only 10 minutes to world class skiing!  Sellers want this sold before winter (it's here!) and are now offering a one year home warranty.  Priced at under $250 / sf at $899,000.


Foreclosures 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.
I Love Referrals!
Client referrals are one of the best compliments I can receive.

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 forward this email by simply clicking the icon below:

As you know I will provide them with the utmost care, respect and diligence!

Although the December snowfall is a bit below average right now, the snows we received in November have provided a good base and the nighttime temperatures have been excellent for snowmaking.  Nightime skiing began last night and we're supposed to get a good storm starting tonight and hanging around for the next several days.

In a meeting I was in earlier this week, lodging companies are reporting that their bookings are up substantially from last year at this time.  So now all we need is more of that white stuff.


If you are in downtown Steamboat over the Holidays, please stop by for some Christmas Cheer! 

Happy Holidays,

Doug Labor, GRI, RRP, ABR, ABRM, CEBA, e-PRO 
General Manager / Broker Associate 
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty
2014, 2005 Steamboat Springs REALTOR of the Year
2014 Best of the Boat Steamboat Springs Real Estate Agent