Real Estate Market Report – Steamboat Springs

Real Estate Market Report – Steamboat Springs

October was another good month for the Steamboat Springs real estate market. 129 transactions took place, even more than September 2013, making it the best month in 2013 so far for transaction numbers. A total of $54.8M in gross volume for the 2nd best gross volume month behind March’s $55.8M.

> October 2013 dollar volume was UP +26.18% over October 2012
> Year-to-date dollar volume is UP +15.48%
> Transactions were UP +8.40% from October 2012
> Year-to-date transactions are UP +11.33%
63% of the volume was under the price point of $500,000
51% of the transactions were financed while 49% were paid with cash at the time of closing

As we head into the ski season, we will see a natural shift in residential sales in Routt County. The month of October we saw 76 residential sales with single family homes seeing the most activity. Condominiums sales should be picking up as the ski season heats up.

> Single Family sales = 36

> Condo sales = 27

> Townhome sales = 10

> Farm & Ranch sales = 0

> Mobile= 3


> Average price for single family homes up +10% from 1 year ago. 

> Average price for Multi-Family (condos & townhomes) down -4% from 1 year ago.

> Average price for vacant Land in Routt County was down -20% from 1 year ago. 

 Click here to read the full market report 

National Real Estate Market Update

Home prices are up.  The latest S&P Case-Shiller show National Home Prices posting a 13.3% increase in September 2013 from September 2012 and a 3.2% increase from the previous quarter.

See Case-Shiller report here

Case-Schiller National Housing Indices thru September 2013
Case-Schiller National Housing Indices thru September 2013

S&P/Case Schiller 10-City and 20-City Composite Home Price Index measures the value of residential real estate in 10 or 20 metropolitan areas of the U.S..

Current home prices at 2004 levels according to Case-Schiller's Home Price Indices
Current home prices at 2004 levels according to Case-Schiller’s Home Price Indices

As we see home prices go up, that could have a negative effect on the market. Pending home sale have been dropping nationally for 5 straight months.  So as rising interests rates and real estate prices climbing, the affordability of real estate is declining. Thus, it’s expected to see a softening of the real estate market in the coming months.

If you would like to learn more about Steamboat’s real estate market and the lifestyle that we enjoy here, please contact me or follow me on FacebookGoogle+YouTubePinterest and Twitter. I am passionate about this community and real estate, let me show you why.

Starting January 1st, 2014, Prudential will become Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. Elevating my already high level of service, I’m looking forward to the change.


Want to learn more about me?

Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker |Prudential
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure| Defining Service 
970-846-6435 |


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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