September Routt County Real Estate Report Holds Mixed News

September Routt County Real Estate Report Holds Mixed News

Fall swooped in and real estate sales in Steamboat Springs  continued swinging along its own bumpy ride with the number of transactions totaling the second highest all year at 140, but at just over $35M, gross dollar volume only ranked 5th year to date 9 months into the year. The numbers add up when you dig deeper into residential home sales and see that 34% of them in September were for homes under $200,000.

As September turned to October and mud season follows, we’ll see less real estate activity, and as you’d expect, January sales historically trend low with fewer ‘Under Contracts’ or ‘Pendings’ going on the books the last quarter of the year. But with the bad bounce, comes the good bounce: Steamboat Springs’ ski season is right around the corner. Three ski resorts have opened already, and as always this time of year, there’s winter excitement in the air. With all the Steamboat mountain area base improvements, and the impressive #8 ski resort ranking, we’re looking optimistically ahead and doing our best to ignore the bumps along the way.  

First Steamboat Snow 10.6.11
First Steamboat Snow 10.6.11

Highlights from the Routt County/Steamboat Springs’ September Real Estate Sales Report include:

* 7 transactions over $1M with the top 2 being from buyers residing in Texas and Illinois.

* 18 bank sales up only 1 from last month.

* The Mountain Area ranked #1 in sales volume at 22% of the Total Sales Volume, while Timeshare & Interval Unit Sales held the top number of transactions with 52.14% of the month’s 140 Total Transactions.

The highest priced sale and the highest price per square foot sale for September 2011, were as follows:

Highest priced sale for September 2011:

9/2/2011 $3,900,000, Dakota Ridge Sub 31665 Aspen Ridge Road – 5 Bedroom 5.5 Bath YOC 2008 with 7,654 SF Living Area on 5.3 AC Land.  PPSF is $509.54. This is a new construction sale located in the South Routt County Area.

Highest PPSF sale for September 2011:

9/29/2011 $665,000, 30750 County Road – 2 Bedroom 2 Bath YOC 1999 with 1,014 SF Living Area on 35.38 AC Land.  PPSF is $655.82.  NOTE: This PPSF is slightly misleading because there is also a 5,700 SF Barn located on site, and a 1,200 SF Utility shed that are not included in the living area sizing.  This sale is located in the South Routt County Area. (The second highest PPSF is the above Dakota Ridge Sale)

—For more information on buying real estate or questions regarding Steamboat Springs real estate or renting a home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, feel free to call Charlie at 970-846-6435 or write me an email at:





Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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