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June 23, 2020

Living the Mountain Life

 

 

How many times have you traveled to the mountains and looked at a real estate app to scope out the local housing market? Living in the mountains does not have to be only a dream while you’re traveling. What if you could have it all - live, work, and play where you vacation? There’s nothing quite as special as waking up to catch the first chair on a powder day or hitting the trails on your bike surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.  

 

The number of people leaving urban areas is at an all time high. People are prioritizing quality of life and the mountain lifestyle is pretty special. These last few months our world has experienced higher than usual stressful times. We are very fortunate to have a mountain lifestyle we can “escape” to and destress while surrounded by natural beauty. But do you really have to go back? We’ve compiled our top reasons why mountain life might be your next best move. 

 

Quality of Life

 

It’s no surprise with all the fresh mountain air, exercise, and laid back lifestyle that quality of life is so high in the mountains. In fact, Colorado mountain towns boast some of the longest longevity in the country. Summit County has the longest life expectancy in the entire United States at 86.86 years old. If you weren’t already health conscious before moving to the mountains, expect a health revolution and major boost in quality of life. Most residents in mountain towns are health “nuts” which helps them power up the ski resort on their morning trail run or take endless powder runs after a foot of new champagne powder. 

 

Plenty of exercise opportunities

 

 

The exercise opportunities of living in the mountains are endless. You can easily get your daily exercise in while having a blast doing it. One of the toughest decisions you will have to make in a day is whether you want to go for a lunch ski run, go for a hike, or hit the trails for a mountain bike ride. Living in a mountain town will encourage you to “level up” your amount of activity, get out of your comfort zone, and seek adventure with like-minded people all while reaping the health benefits. 

 

Natural Social Distancing 

 

Our mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado has hundreds of miles of trails for walking, running, and mountain biking. While some trails are busier than others, it’s common for most of them to be the only soul in sight, giving adventurers plenty of room to “social distance.” You may be sharing the trail with wildlife but if you come across another person, you will have plenty of room to give at least 6 feet, most likely much more. We cannot say the same about a trail in a crowded city. 

 

Family Friendly

 

 

If you’re craving a safe atmosphere where your children will grow up to be strong, independent, adventurous, community driven human beings, then mountain town living is for you. Since mountain towns tend to be small, everyone knows each other by name. They all look out for the community members. You and your kids will have forever adventure buddies. It is also common for mountain towns to play hooky from school one day per week to go skiing. We call it “ski PE.” Not to mention, your kids will have the best mountain views from their school while enjoying the endless opportunities mountain towns provide. 

 

The Community

 

Photo credit: Library of Congress

 

We cannot emphasize enough the great, tight-knit community mountain towns offer. The people tend to be relaxed, adventurous, creative, spontaneous, diverse, and fun loving folks. It’s common to head to the store and run into 5 people you know - your child’s teacher, neighbor, yoga instructor, best friend, and possibly the mayor. This means you will have friends everywhere you go! People all flock to the mountains for the same reason - to have adventures, make connections, and live the dream. 

 

Hopefully this article has convinced you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and head to the mountains. I have walked, biked, and even driven through every inch of my hometown, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. My love for Colorado began when I was 10 on my first ski trip to the mountains and has only grown through the years. I thoroughly enjoy sharing the dream with other locals, visitors, and new residents. If you need more convincing, I am here to answer all of your questions. Reach out today. 

 

Angela Ashby, RE/MAX Partners 

Posted in Community
Aug. 23, 2019

3 Day Steamboat Pass | Buy Now!

SKI AND RIDE STEAMBOAT

Steamboat

For those of you traveling here or just want a few days to ski, Steamboat is now offering their 3-day pass for $199. You have until Aug 26th to purchase online, so don't delay.

Click here to purchase

HURRY, PRICE IS GOOD THROUGH 8/26 - $199

SKI OR RIDE 3 DAYS AT STEAMBOAT DURING THE 2019/20 SEASON FOR $67/DAY

• Days do not have to be used consecutively.

• Limit one pass per person.

• Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable.

• Pass not valid December 26 - 31, 2019

Posted in Winter
Aug. 19, 2019

New Construction! Steamboat Lofts at Riverside

Exterior Steamboat Lofts

Modern. Contemporary. Fun.

Recently, you might have seen on my newsletter that we have launched the project Steamboat Lofts at Riverside. This is exciting new boutique project on the west side of Steamboat is going to be a great addition to that side of town. 

This project offers a realistic ownership opportunity to live or work. It includes 9 residential condos and 5 separate professional office spaces. Condos start at $370,000 and Offices start at $99,000.

Whether you are a professional, creative or someone who wants to get into the housing market, this is THE spot! The project incorporates the contemporary design of loft construction with attention to clean lines, contemporary kitchens and baths, outdoor living, garage and a large community rooftop deck. For those seeking a more urban feel, this is for you! Nearby access to restaurants, breweries, retailers, the Yampa River, the Core Trail, free transit makes this a prime location to live or work and the price point is amazing!

We have broken ground, so reserve your spot now for spring 2020 completion! 

It's super easy to reserve your spot: 

  • $5,000 reserves your choice of condo, $3,000 for offices and this money goes towards the 5% earnest money and is held by Land Title.
  • You have a document and loan review period of approximately 30 days and then the balance of the 5% earnest money is due. 
  • We will have finish options available soon for you to choose.
  • There are 6 garages available, so first come first served. We will have storage areas for the 2 condos without garages
  • There is one ADA compliant unit available with 618 SF, 1-car garage and is priced at $275,000
  • Offices will have sealed concrete floors and drywall, but if you would like a tenant finish we can bid that for you

RESIDENTIAL FEATURES

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

1-Car Garage (first come first served)

Gas Fireplace, Gas Range / Oven

Quartz Countertops

Stainless Steel Appliances

A/C Units

"LVP" Durable Flooring

Porcelain/Ceramic Tile in Bathrooms

Plenty of Storage in units

Vaulted Ceilings in 3rd floor units

Spacious Outdoor Living / Rooftop Deck

OFFICE SPACE FEATURES

Sealed Concrete Floors

A/C Unit

Common Area Kitchenette, Bathrooms, Deck

 

The website www.SteamboatLofts.com is a great resource. Currently, we have 3 under contract so don't delay as this is a small project and the good ones will go fast.

Contact me for additional details! angela@yoursteamboathome.com or 970.819.4897

 

Live. Play. Own.

Posted in Local Real Estate
April 8, 2019

Trailside Village in Steamboat

The new condo project, Trailside Village in Steamboat is getting some traction as we have 13 under contract and a few more in the works. It's been a long time since we have seen new condo construction in Steamboat and this first phase will bring 46 units to the market. The property will have 1,2 and 3 bedroom condos. All of the 2+ bedroom units will have a garage and carport and there are two more one bedroom condos left with a carport and storage unit. Groundbreaking this spring and completion summer of 2020, don't miss out on pre-construction pricing. I have all of the details, so let's talk soon about securing your spot in Steamboat. www.trailsidevillagesteamboat.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YourSteamboatHome.com

Posted in Local Real Estate
Jan. 22, 2019

Real Estate Numbers for December 2018-Steamboat Springs

Here is some data that provides a snapshot of the state of real estate in and around Steamboat Springs from year-end December 2018 numbers. We are seeing steady activity across most sectors and find that we still need inventory in the $400-800k range of single family and duplex properties with garages. Buyers are actively looking and we are witnessing multiple offers when the property is priced right and fits the criteria. In other words, it's still a great time to sell.

Live. Play. Own.

YourSteamboatHome.com

Posted in Local Real Estate
Nov. 16, 2018

Opening Day at Steamboat! 5 Day Countdown

Steamboat ski area is opening next Wednesday November 21st. This isn't going to be your ordinary opening day! They are pulling out all the stops. The festivities begin at 7:30 am, so get your coffee on early. Meet up at Gondola Square and toast to the 2018-19 ski season with complimentary mimosas, donuts and the most exciting part of the celebration is the "Snow Dance" performed by the Northern Ute Indian Tribe.

I suspect it will be something similar to Northern Ute Indian Tribe-Snow Dance that was performed in Park City. I can't wait!! 

Keep up with the latest in snow conditions and activities on Steamboat.com

I hope to see you 'round the mountain!

Live. Play. Own.

Posted in Events
Oct. 30, 2018

Halloween and Housing in Steamboat Springs

It's that fun time of the year around here, when most of Steamboat congregates downtown for the Halloween Stroll. Adults and children are busy trying to figure out their costumes and let me say, Steamboat has some of the most creative people on the planet. If you haven't experienced this event, get it on your books for next year.

 

 

The latest real estate transaction are posted here. If you want to see them every week, then please like my facebook page

 

Until next time, have a wicked fun Halloween and let me know if I can assist with your real estate needs!

 

Live. Play. Own. 

July 2, 2018

Steamboat Springs named 3rd in best small towns to visit!

US News and World Report just released an article on top small towns to visit in the US and Steamboat Springs showed up as 3rd! I know I know, many of us already understand this but it's always cool to get national recognition. Whether it's the western heritage, world-class skiing and mountain biking, fishing, hiking or just hanging out by the river we have it all. Constant bluebird skies and thousands of acres of nearby wilderness make this small town something special. Then, there's the town itself, the people, the beauty, sense of community and endless activities available for people of all ages. 

For article, click here.

If you haven't visited here lately, get on up here! 

 

Live. Play. Own.

Posted in Community
May 28, 2018

Kick Start Your Summer With The Yampa River Festival

 

Who else is super excited for the 38th annual Yampa River Festival? The event is set to kick off on tomorrow May 31st for the State of the Yampa Address at the Chief Theatre.


This three-day event is a fun filled weekend which aims to raise awareness about how you can help protect the mighty Yampa River adorning our beautiful valley. The event is organized by a passionate group of individuals who go by the name of “Friends of the Yampa”.


Here are just a few of the events that will take place throughout the weekend:

  • Race at Fish Creek - Friday 6pm - Must see event!

  • Kayak Slalom

  • Downriver Races

  • The SUP cup

  • River dog contests

  • Tubing

  • Raft Races

  • And of course, plenty of great food and beverages to be enjoyed


Seriously, you don’t want to miss out on this! It is hands down one of the best weekends of the year.


I hope to see you 'round the river!

 

Live. Play. Own.

Posted in Events
May 16, 2018

April Market Statistics- Steamboat Springs, Routt County

My goodness, has the valley greened up. You can't believe how gorgeous it is up here! Shades of green everywhere, river is flowing and the kayakers, paddleboarders and fisherfolks are having a blast and many of our mountain biking trails are open. 

The market continues to clip along and we could definitely use a bit more inventory for summer shoppers. So, if you are considering a real estate move, now is the time to call me so we can get it in motion!

Melissa Gibson with Land Title reports: "April numbers in Routt county were in line with April of 2017.  Total transactions were 101 compared to 98 last year.  While our gross sales volume is down at $57.5M compared to $72.M last year, that is due to the large $21M airport transaction last April.  Removing that, this April would be the best volume in April we have seen since 2008. I think that speaks to our higher average residential prices we are seeing due in part to our low inventory.  Our average residential price is $697,016 YTD.  Overall, the YTD volume is down -12.36% and transactions are down -8.18%

There were two New Unit Sales in April.  We are definitely in construction mode in the valley so hopefully we will see more new units sales as we go through summer.  There are a lot of new developments in the works and we hope to see those come to fruition to help our dwindling inventory.  

There were a total of 128 loans in April 2018 with 40% of purchasers closing with financing at the time of sale while 60% closed with cash."

April 2018 Market Analysis   

 

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Posted in Local Real Estate