Steamboat Springs, CO Market Report

Steamboat Market Update

Steamboat Market Update










How’s the real estate market, is a common question real estate advisors get asked. In a complex market like Steamboat Springs where the real estate varies from small vacation condos to multi-million dollar homes the answer is, “it depends on the property in question.”

In the article How’s the real estate market? I summed up which properties and at what price point these properties are currently favoring buyer’s and which are currently favoring seller’s, written for the Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty newsletter.  

Local Steamboat Springs Market

Inventory is the highest we’ve seen since Nov. 2012. (1,754 listings) = Bad

Pending sales are the highest we’ve seen in over 5 years (158 pending sales) = Good

Bad / good / bad / good. And this trend continues.

Real estate transactions for June 2014 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado  were -20.69% lower than June of last year with $36.8M in sales and about -$20M less in sales compared to last month. While the number of transactions were up +3.7% over last June with 112 transactions, 75% of those were for properties under $500,000.

75% of transaction volume was under $500,000 (17% in May)
> 18% of transaction volume was between $500,001 – $1,000,000 (46% in May)
>  8% of transaction volume was over $1M (38% in May)
>   6 Bank sales
> YTD transactions are up +6.50%
YTD dollar volume down -7.35%

June 2014 Routt County Real Estate Analysis


National Real Estate Market

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for May 2014 reported annual gains of +9.4% for the 10-City Composite and +9.3% for the 20-City Composite, down from the +10.8% and +10.9% returns reported last month. In the month of May, the 10- and 20-City Composites posted gains of +1.1%. For the second consecutive month, all twenty cities posted increases.

David M. Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, sums it up by saying, “Housing has been turning in mixed economic numbers in the last few months. Prices and sales of existing homes have shown improvement while construction and sales of new homes continue to lag. At the same time, the broader economy and especially employment are showing larger improvements and substantial gains.”

S&P Case Schiller Home Price Indices – May 2014

With the continued improvement of the economy and the job market and low interests rates, I anticipate seeing continued improvements, albeit slow, in the housing market.

interest rates July 2014

Mortgage interest rates remain low.









For questions about Steamboat’s real estate market and the lifestyle we enjoy here, please ask me. I am passionate about my community and real estate. 



Charlie Dresen

Real Estate Associate Broker |Sotheby’s
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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