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

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I hope you have been lucky enough to be in Steamboat over the past few weeks.  In the 30+ years I've been living in the Rocky Mountains, this has been one of the most beautiful Indian Summers I've experienced!  Even today (as pretty much the past +/- 20 days), the temp is in the low 70's with bluebird skies.

This past weekend Mary and I drove to Glenwood Springs for our daughter's high school volleyball match, and was able to take this picture of the Flat Top Mountains.  As you can see, it was a gorgeous drive...

  ...and yes, there was still some snow from last year. 
Is the Market Back to 2007?
We've not yet returned to 2007, but I must say that when I was preparing my quarterly report to present to the Steamboat Sotheby's agents and staff earlier this week, I was very surprised to find that the third quarter of 2015, which the MLS just completed, saw 318 transactions...the exact same as in the 4th quarter of 2007!
I never would have thought we would be thinking 2007 numbers again.  Next month's email will have a full report.
--- New Listings ---

Ideally located between the Steamboat Ski Area and Downtown, this four bedroom , three bath home has been immaculately maintained and incorporates a fantastic, open floorplan on the living level perfect for family living and entertaining. The spacious entrance has slate floors with a large coat closet and also a nearby bonus room that could be used as an office, study or fourth bedroom (with private bath). Most of the living for this home will be on the second level, with a spacious living room looking at Emerald Mountain, and opens to a chef's kitchen with gas cooking island and dining area. The main level master bedroom, with its cathedral ceiling, has an exquisitely finished bath which includes individual his & her shower heads and a steam shower. Two additional bedrooms, also with cathedral ceilings, are large enough to accommodate any bedding configuration the new owner would want. The large deck, with direct access off of the kitchen and master bedroom, provides a delightful location for summer enjoyment, and the recently fenced-in yard is the perfect play space for both kids and critters. Recent upgrades include hardwood floors in the bedrooms, interior paint consisting of cozy earth tones and accent lighting. Nearly all of the living level ceilings have knotty pine tongue and groove paneling, providing a warm feeling to the home. Although the width of the garage is two cars wide, it is also two-plus cars deep, providing a gracious amount of space for vehicles, toys, work space or storage. This is a beautiful home with quality finishes in a desirable in-town location.

One of the few remaining undeveloped lots directly on Stagecoach
Reservoir! Build your vacation getaway with lakefront access out your back door on this sizeable, .46 acre lot that offers breathtaking views of the lake, Greenridge, Blacktail and Flattop Mountains. This is an easily buildable lot right on the lake and provides a myriad of recreation out your front and back doors, including boating, fishing, snow and water skiing, hiking and biking.  The South Shore neighborhood at Stagecoach offers 'off-grid' living, giving the owners an environme
ntally desirable
way of life. The existing homes throughout the South Shore neighborhood prove that 'green living' with today's technology can be enjoyed as easily as those with public utility services. Gently sloping down as it approaches the lake, gives an ideal lower level walk-out design.  Listed for sale at only $118,900!
  Best Buys on the Market 

Today there are 1,587 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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As you know I will provide them with the utmost care, respect and diligence!
As you can see by the graph a few panels above, since the first quarter of 2009 the market has been slowly and steadily building momentum.

If you are a buyer, your window of opportunity may be closing.  I'd be happy to conduct a personal search for your Steamboat property now before things get tighter.

If you're an owner who is thinking of selling, we are in need of good properties.  Give me a call and I'd be happy to conduct a market analysis of your property.

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