Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report July 2013

Steamboat Springs Real Estate Report July 2013

 Routt County / Steamboat Springs

July was a great month for Steamboat Springs real estate.  The Market Report shows transaction volume was up +35.84 % from July 2012.  The Year to Date gross volume is  up +11.14 % over last year’s gross.  On a transaction basis, July was up +16%, while the Year to Date is up +14.54%.

Looking at the numbers below, August has been a very busy month. Pending sales are up dramatically. A couple weeks ago they were up to 183. So Pending sales are up, sales are steady and inventory is down slightly.

Five month snapshot

Steamboat Colorado Real Estate
Steamboat Springs, Colorado Real Estate

Prices: Over the summer we saw inventories go up. With this increase in supply, prices we up slightly but not dramatically like we saw in the spring time.   Although the market report shows sales continue to be strong in Steamboat Springs, prices are leveling off and we’re seeing more stability in the Steamboat real estate market.

Absorption Rate: A healthy real estate market is 5-7 months worth of inventory that’s on the market, meaning on average it would take approximately 5-7 months to sell all the inventory.  It’s a Buyers Market if inventory is over 5- 7 months and a Seller Market if is is below 5-7 months. But absorption rate varies with price ranges too:


All Price Ranges


TOWN HOMES = 8.21 months

CONDOS = 10.51 months

Under $500,000


TOWN HOMES = 4.6 months

CONDOS = 7.47 months

Overall, were a pretty healthy market with leaning towards a Buyer’s Market but for prices under $500,000, it’s a Seller’s Market.

Who are the buyers of Steamboat Springs real estate?

Steamboat Springs Buyers
Steamboat Springs Buyers

Click here to see full Steamboat Springs Market Report


Foreclosure inventories nationwide down 32 % in July compared to a year ago.

S&P Case-Shiller report for June, which tracks the health of the national housing market, reports that prices and value are up. Two are monthly statistics gathered from major metropolitan areas: the 10-City Composite and the 20-City Composite. And one reports on quarterly data based on the U.S. census divisions, The National Home Price Index.

Case Shiller June 2013
Case Shiller June 2013

The latest S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, showed that all 20 cities were up in home price.  It also posted a 12.1% increase of home prices in June 2013 compared to June of 2012.

Monthly, the 10- and 20- Composite Indices both saw an increase of 2.2% in June.

Click here to see the full Case-Shiller market report

Please contact me if you would like to discuss the Steamboat Springs housing market. I’m passionate about Steamboat and real estate!



Want to learn more about me?
Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker |Prudential
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure| Defining Service 
970-846-6435 |
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


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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