Douglas N Labor, ABR, ABRM, CEBA, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, RRP

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What a FUN Two Weeks
With the all of the 4th of July festivities (farmers market, free concert, parade, ski jumping competitions, fireworks, etc.) attracting over 12,500 visitors to town, followed this past weekend by the Hot Air Balloon Festival, Art in the Park, Rugby and Volleyball Tournaments that attracted over 14,500 visitors, summertime in Steamboat has certainly kicked off with a bang.  The Balloon Rodeo was a big much in fact that the Weather Channel made a visit, and here is what they reported about the event:
And summer is not even half way over!  We still have...

Steamboat Wine Festival! 
All Arts Festival! 
USA Pro Cycling Challenge! 
Labor Day Weekend & Wild West Air Fest! 

Don't forget to visit the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's website that is full of information on these events and more.

Not only have the colors from the special events been spectacular over the past few weeks, but Mother Nature has also blessed the Steamboat Springs area with a show of her own.  This past weekend I went camping on Buffalo Pass with my wife Mary, daughter Maddie, Alaskan Malamute Koda, and mix Sadie, and was simply amazed at all of the wildflowers that were out.  With just our cell phones, we were able to capture some beautiful pictures, and decided to put it in a slideshow.  If you would like to see what we found, click here then click "The Wildflowers of Buffalo Pass".

First Half is In the Books.  So What's Happening in the Market?
With 2015 half over, I thought it would be a great idea to see how the market has fared for the first half of the year.  I've heard some brokers say it has been crazy, but my sense was somewhat different.

Here's a little insight into how the first six months of 2015 has compared to 2014, which was our 5th Best Year in the Steamboat Springs real estate market.  Click Here.

--- New Listings ---

Trailhead Lodge Luxury 
As an owner in Trailhead Lodge Condominiums, you'll enjoy luxury living with high end accommodations, quality services and some of the best recreational amenities in the USA right outside your door.  This includes the Wildthl gondolahorse Gondola, offering direct access to the world famous slopes of Steamboat and the Wildhorse Athletic Club with a 25 meter lap pool, grotto-style hot tubs, a fitness roo
m, game room, fire pits, lobby lounge, on-site check-in and underground parking.

The individual condominiums are
tastefully appointed with warm mountain tones.  The kitchens come complete with GE Profile stainless appliances, chiseled granite counters and knotty alder cabinets. The living areas boast floor-to-ceiling natural ledge-stone fireplaces, wide plank flooring, sectional sofa with queen pullout sleeper and flat screen TV's.

 Condo 3110 - Boasting the largest one bedroom / one bath floor plan in the complex at 767 square feet, this ho
me also has a spacious master bath complete with marble flooring, Kohler satin nickel faucets, rain showerhead, plus your own soaking tub to enjoy after a day of mountain activity.  The seller just leased the property to a year long tenant, which will guarantee the new owner $1,550 per month of income until the end of July in 2016!  Listed at $378,000.

Condo 4108 - Studio / 1 bath and comfortably sleeps four with a pull out sofa.  420 square feet with a fully equipped kitchen and private balcony looking towards Emerald Mountain.  This property brought in an amazing $20,234 in gross rental income last year!  Listed at $216,000 

Rock Solid Investment 
41 unit storage business conveniently located under one roof in a highly visible location and steadily leased from 92% to 100% for past nine years. Excellent
income stream with low overhead and minimal time requirement. Good upside potential remains for the next investor of this low maintenance business priced close to a 7% cap rate. Owner is a Colorado real estate broker.
  Best Buys on the Market 

Today there are 1,645 properties listed for sale in the Steamboat Springs MLS.  The following are some of my personal "best buys". 


There's a new look for my Best Buys!


To provide you with more information on properties (including pictures), and a greater selection of properties, I've decided to change up the format of my Best Buys.  You can now click on the various property types for best buys in that category, then make sure you click thru all of the properties listed on the left hand side of that website page to see all of the selections. 


* Requirements to Make the List * 

 Location | Scarcity | Quality | Value | Marketability |Comparative Analysis | Upside Appreciation 


Single Family Homes 



Town Homes






Ranches & Recreational Property






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.
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Client referrals are one of the best compliments I can receive.

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Do you like the new look and functionality of the Best Buys?  I'd very much appreciate knowing your opinion, so please let me know by sending me an email!

Let me know how I can put my 30+ years of experience to work for you!

Warmest Regards,
Doug Labor, ABR, ABRM, CEBA, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, RRP 
General Manager / Broker Associate 
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Downtown
2014, 2005 Steamboat Springs REALTOR of the Year
2014, 2012 Best of the Boat Steamboat Springs Real Estate Agent