Real Estate Market Report – Steamboat Springs, CO

Real Estate Market Report – Steamboat Springs, CO

Real estate transactions, both locally and national, continue to be steady thanks in part to low interest rates and stronger job creation.

Pending sales UP / interest rates DOWN

Pending sales UP / interest rates DOWN












Local Steamboat Springs Market

Routt County real estate transactions for the month of July were out-of-sight bringing in the best gross dollar volume yet this year with over $61M. This is +34.28% more than July 2013. Granted, there was a $9M commercial sale which certainly helps numbers but most of the 109 transactions were residential sales ranging from $28,000 to $3.1M.

Year-to-date we are down -0.93% in gross dollar volume and +4.42% increase in number of transactions. *** That said, August was a busy month with up to 195 “pending” sales at one time. That’s the most pending sales we’ve seen in over 6 years. So September and October should see high volume and transaction numbers.

> 36% of transaction volume was under $500,000 (75% in June)
> 28% of transaction volume was between $500,001 – $1,000,000 (18% in June)
>  36% of transaction volume was over $1M (8% in June)
>  Only 3 bank sales
> YTD transactions are up +4.42%
YTD dollar volume down -0.93%

July 2014 Routt County Real Estate Report 

National Real Estate Market

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for June 2014 reported another slowdown of home price increases. The national index, which covers all 9 census divisions, recorded a +6.2% annual gain in June 2014 while the 10-City Composite and 20-City Composites recorded an +8.1% increase over June 2013.  Gains are great but we continue to see them slow month over month. For example, one year ago the gains were 12.1%. Today those gains are 8.1% over the last year. This trend is healthy stabilization of the national real estate market.

Blitzer goes on to say, “Bargain basement mortgage rates won’t continue forever; recent improvements in the labor markets and comments from Fed chair Janet Yellen and others hint that interest rates could rise as soon as the first quarter of 2015. Rising mortgage rates won’t send housing into a tailspin, but will further dampen price gains.”

S&P Case-Shiller National Home Price Index – August 2014

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. 


Want to learn more about me?

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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