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Happy Holidays from 
Steamboat Springs! 

I certainly hope you and your family have a very Happy Holiday Season and a healthy, joyous and prosperous New Year.

There are plenty of reasons to be grateful in Steamboat Springs.  Our public  schools continue to rank as one of the best in Colorado.  Steamboat continues to receive recognition as one of the best small towns to live, with the most recent coming from  Our award winning hospital is expanding to provide additional quality health care.  Our economy has continued to improve, from both a retail and real estate perspective.  The momentum to improve Yampa Street is continuing on it's steady path.  And Mother Nature has bestowed upon us a substantial amount of snowfall thus far this year.

The following two images of downtown Steamboat were taken a little over 36 hours apart.  The first is from Saturday afternoon and second was shot at 8:30 AM this morning.  You can see the dramatic change in such a short time from literally the same location...

As of 5 AM this morning, the Steamboat ski area reported six inches of new snow.  This has added to the 100" inch season snowfall mark that was exceeded early last week.

The ski area has developed a really cool LIVE "Snow Cam" showing their measuring station at the top of Sunshine Peak, at 10,384' above sea level.  Once on this site, you will not only see the current weather, but also go back in time and see past weather.  If you want to see some massive accumulation we've already had, go back to 12/15 between midnight and 6 AM to see what Mother Nature can do in such a short period of time.  Click here for the web page.  

The week-long forecast shows snow in our future until Saturday (12/26), so combined with the Season, there will be plenty of smiles around Steamboat Springs over the Holidays for a variety of reasons.
Win a Limited Edition Winter Carnival Poster!
As part of Steamboat Sotheby's support of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, we are holding a "Build Your Own Gingerbread House Contest", based upon Steamboat's historic Howelsen Hill Tow House.  You can build your own replica of the iconic structure, take pictures of it, and enter it via Sotheby's Facebook Page.  The recipe, cutout forms and helpful hints can all be found on our website by

Once you're done, send us a photo of your creation to
The best designed house will win a Signed Limited Edition Print of the 2016 Winter Carnival Poster!  All entries will be featured on our blog and Facebook page.

Next Issue:  2015 in Review!
Look for next month's newsletter to not only find out the ups, downs and surprises the Steamboat Springs real estate market produced in 2015, but also how I came out with my 2015 predictions and what my crystal ball is saying for 2016!
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Absolutely gorgeous 1 bedroom / 1 bath Trailhead Lodge condominium is your ticket  for luxury living with high end accommodations, quality services and some of the best
recreational amenities in the USA right outside your door. Tastefully appointed with warm mountain tones, the kitchen comes complete with GE Profile stainless appliances, chiseled granite counters and knotty alder cabinets. The living area boasts a floor-to-ceiling natural ledge-stone fireplace, wide plank flooring, comfortable sectional sofa with queen pullout sleeper and flat screen TV. The large master bedroom has a queen size bed, flat screen TV, and 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. Completing the interior package is a laundry, air conditioning and a large, private balcony with views of Emerald Mountain. Trailhead Lodge owners also enjoy a  plethora of on-site amenities including the Wildhorse 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 room and game room, fire pits, lobby lounge, on-site check-in and underground parking. Within an easy walk from Trailhead Lodge are several additional amenities, including the Steamboat Springs Tennis Center (recently voted the USTA Facility of the Year) as well as a playground and athletic fields. With the largest one bedroom  floorplan in the complex, an incomparable amenities package, excellent management and the option of placing the condominium in the rental program, this condominium offers numerous benefits any owner will enjoy. Guaranteed income from the long term tenant paying $1,550 per month until July 31, 2016.  Now only $363,000. 
  Best Buys on the Market 

Today there are 1,480 properties listed for sale in the Steamboat Springs MLS.  The following are some of my personal "best buys". 
* Requirements to Make the List * 
 Location | Scarcity | Quality | Value | Marketability | Comparative Analysis | Upside Appreciation 
Not only is the Holiday season a wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a bit hectic and stressful.  That's why there is no better gift for the entire family than the present of a lifetime...a new home in Steamboat Springs!  A home in Steamboat Springs provides you and your loved ones quality time and new and exciting experiences together, while leaving distractions, chores and work behind.  It invigorates the soul and body and rebuilds relationships that are lost in day-to-day routine.

What a better present for the Holidays than a new home in Steamboat Springs for the entire family to enjoy!
One of the following properties could be where you'll be spending the Holiday's next year...

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!
On a personal note, I am very thankful for my clients and the friendships that I have been fortunate enough to have with them.  I want to sincerely thank you for the opportunity to offer my time, expertise and devotion to you.

In appreciation, I would like to invite you to visit my downtown office at 56 9th Street and enjoy some holiday cheer:

Wine & Cheese Reception 
on Monday, December 30, between 3:30 and 6:00

It would be wonderful seeing you and catching up!

If you are unable to make that time, but still in the neighborhood, please stop by any time.  We've got a great tree decorated this year, as well as warm and cold beverages and snacks waiting!

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