Year-End Market Report for Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate

Year-End Market Report for Steamboat Springs, CO Real Estate

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2014 is a wrap and the real estate market here in Steamboat Springs, CO continues to improve.  I think 2015 will be another good year with strong number in transactions, nothing drastic. Slow and steady is good for real estate.

Local Steamboat Springs Market

December was a great month for Routt County real estate transactions with $58.17M in gross sales and 121 transactions.  This was up +69.29% in total gross volume with  +10% more transactions compared to December 2013. A great way to end the year.

Total gross dollar volume for 2014 was $598+M with 1,360 transactions. This was the best year we have seen since 2007.

December by the numbers

> 28% of December transaction volume was under $500,000 (35% in November)
> 30% of December transaction volume was between $500,001 – $1,000,000 (41% in November)
> 30% of December transaction volume was over $1M – $3M (24% in November)
> 12% of December transaction volume was over $3M (0% in November)
 3 bank sales
> 47% 
of transactions were financed / 53% were cash

2014 Real Estate Volume

2014 Real Estate Volume

2014 by the numbers

> 29% of YTD transaction volume / 62% of transactions were under $500,000
> 32% of YTD transaction volume / 26% of transactions were between $500,001 – $1M
> 28% of YTD transaction volume / 11% were over $1M – $3M
> 10% of YTD transaction volume / 1% were over $3M
>  YTD dollar volume is up +18.79%
YTD transactions are up +6.42%

2014 Real Estate Transactions

2014 Real Estate Transactions

> Average price for single family homes up 10% from 1 year ago
> Average price for multi-family homes up 11% from 1 year ago
> Average price for residential land up 2%

Keep in mind, these are averages for the entire county which can be misleading. Specifically, prices in the Fish Creek area are up +28%, up 15% in Old Town, up 19% on the mountain and down -28% in South Routt.

Who's Buying Steamboat Real Estate

Who’s Buying Steamboat Real Estate

Who is Buying Steamboat Homes

Who is Buying Steamboat Homes

December 2014 Routt County Real Estate Analysis by Land Title

National Real Estate Market

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for November 2014 reported continued slowdown of home price increases across the country, although nine cities saw price increases. Among the nine cities that saw price increases is Denver which has had steady price increases all year partly due to lack of inventory. Denver is one of the few metro areas that experts are forecasting to have strong price gains in 2015.

As of November 2014, average home prices for the metropolitan statistical areas within the 10-city and 20-city composites are back to their autumn 2004 levels.

While low inventory levels and strict mortgage qualifications pose difficulties in the housing recovery, the improvement in the rest of the economy – continued job creation, lower unemployment levels, lower gas prices – fuel consumer confidence which is a plus for the housing market.

November 2014 S&P Case Shiller Home Price Index

For questions about Steamboat’s real estate market and the Steamboat lifestyle, please ask me. I am passionate about my community and real estate. Search all homes, townhomes and condos here.


Want to learn more about me?

Charlie Dresen
Real Estate Associate Broker |Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge | Global Exposure| Defining Service
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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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