A Seasonal Market!
Regularly we hear the questions: Will more properties come for sale in the Spring? When is the best time to sell? To answer these questions we took a look at all the data in the Steamboat Springs multiple listing service and created the following charts:
As you can see the above charts show clear trends in when new properties come to market and when the majority sell. Thus if you are a buyer looking for a property, there is a good chance our inventory will get better in the next few months. A Look At Downtown Steamboat Homes: One of Steamboat's most popular locations to live, Downtown Steamboat is an eclectic, diverse
Before and After
While we love looking at the numbers, what we really like is looking at real life examples of what's happening in the market place and how it correlates to the date. Last week we saw a great example we thought would be fun to highlight.
37 Park Avenue Before - Sale Price: $517,500 Sale Date: 1/30/2014
37 Park Avenue After Asking Price: $1,550,000 Asking $/sqft: $449
How does this align with our past market analysis? A hot segment of the market is new, single family homes between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. We have previously mentioned how this category is the only area we are seeing real spec development. With
Mid-Winter Selling Season Update
Steamboat Aficionado - The second edition of the Steamboat Aficionado is out. Thank you to our editorial and design team and all of the contributors who worked on this magazine to make it such a success:
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Market Activity: After a very busy fall, its easy to lose perspective on the seasonality of our market. Is it busy or is it slow? Data tells the story without emotion:
Properties Under Contract
Properties Under Contract
Active contracts are 11.7% higher than the last two
Finishing With Some Firsts!
As 2016 comes to a close, last week saw some transactions worth noting. While the overall Steamboat "High End" or "Luxury Market" has struggled, here are a few interesting transactions which show some optimism in the market:
Wildflower Meadows goes under contract: Listed for $11,250,000, this might appear to be another large-scale home in a high priced ski town. For perspective, this is the first home within 6 miles of Steamboat priced over $6,000,000 to go under contract or sell since 2007. That's almost 10 years! And we have some very impressive properties for sale in the area.
Edgemont 2501 Under Contract: While we have seen Edgemont and One Steamboat Place
Ski Area Opening on Time!
Opening Day 11/23: Things feel a little different - white snow covering the mountain, the ski area opens this week, the Trump cabinet is being selected and we notice a subtle difference in the Steamboat real estate market. Our favorite metric to watch, "Total Number Of Properties Under Contract", is hovering at a very high number - 190+. Without historical context, this might not stand out:
As we've mentioned in the past, Steamboat's market is cyclical and activity comparisons need to be for similar dates each year. Clearly the supply/demand situation is moving in favor of sellers. The number of
The Market Is Different!
Steamboat Aficionado: cNot just the Steamboat real estate market is changing. Steamboat's experience is evolving with new restaurants and some major downtown capital improvements. As advocates for our clients' properties and representatives of the town, we decided to create a magazine focused on why Steamboat is so great, with selective advertising. Hope you enjoy our first edition. Let us know if you would like to receive a printed copy and we'll get one in the mail:
We created a select list of approximately 6,000 addresses of high end homes in our direct flight markets to receive this first edition.
Single Family Homes Continue to Lead:Pending Single Family Homes: In If you are searching for a single family home under $1,000,000 you are starting to experience the frustration of a sellers market. Supporting the data presented in our past newsletter, here is a chart showing the single family homes currently under contract. Of importance is the Days On The Market:
Look at the single digit days on the market for the last 4 homes.
Across the Street: What's it worth to be across the street? This weeks sales would suggest 100%. Here is a sale at One
Time To Pay Attention - 201 Properties Currently Under Contract!It's a different market: In our last newsletter we identified the percentage of properties under contract vs. the number of properties for sale was rising above last year. We concluded this was a precursor to the market heating up and prices rising. This newsletter, it is now clear the market has changed!
Absorption Rate: Typically we look at the absorption rate comparing the number of properties sold in a year vs the number currently for sale. With the market changing rapidly, we felt it was worth looking at the number of properties for sale vs. the number pending.
New Virtual Walk Through Technology!Check this out: We continue to push for the newest and highest quality marketing strategies for our listings. Check out the virtual walkthrough created below. This representation of interior spaces is so true-to-life that we are now using our traditional videos to explain why a property is special. This combination will allow us to offer clients the best digital presentation to potential buyers in the market.
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The Porches Offers 50% Ownership Interest: In an effort to create a more attractive offering, the Porches development located on
Offerings like Bella Vista come available once in a lifetime. This iconic Steamboat Springs, Colorado estate is deeply connected to the history and conservation of our beautiful valley and stands as a landmark for locals and visitors alike. Coming down from the Summit of Rabbit Ears Pass, the valley opens like a storybook and signifies arriving home. Bella Vista perpetuates this feeling from every corner of the property.
The estate is nestled on Rabbit Ears Pass, just 5 miles from the Steamboat Ski Area, perched above Lake Catamount with complete privacy and the best views of the Yampa Valley. With only 2 owners in the past 50 years, this is a unique opportunity to purchase a generational asset. Children and grandchildren spending summers and