Steamboat Real Estate Blog

Steamboat Springs, CO- When it comes to selling your house there are a lot of steps to take. Some of these are easier than others, but as professionals that have helped a client or two with the preparation selling a home we thought we could help with the items you may not think of when preparing your home for the sale.   
  • When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
  • There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

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Steamboat Springs, CO-Top 10 Moments of 2016 for Colorado Group Realty

As 2016 comes to an end we are flooded with media about what happened in 2016 and things we hope for in 2017. Every year people look to the past and see the ups and downs and hope for more ups in the upcoming year. For Colorado Group Realty 2016 was a year for growth and innovation, it was a year to remember and a year we would like to share with all of you. Here are the top 10 moments of 2016 for Colorado Group Realty:

  1. Remodel

If you haven’t stopped by our office in the past six months, you truly are missing out on a hidden gem in downtown Steamboat Springs. In the spring, owners Tom and Marci Valicenti took it upon themselves to begin the long anticipated “office

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DOG SLEDDING

Enjoy the rush of a true adventure with dog sledding. You will learn the ropes of commanding an amazing team of Alaskan Malamute's through Steamboat's winter wonderland.

 SNOWMOBILING

Be the first to rise and soak in the freshies on Buffalo Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass  or  North Routt with first tracks on a snowmobile. Rip through the open fields and feel the powder brush against your face.

 

Strawberry Park Hot Springs

After hitting the slopes or the outdoors all day, treat yourself to a nice soak in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs. The pools are naturally heated by  104 degree mineral water.  Warning; clothing is optional after dark!

HELICOPTER SIGHTSEEING

See what the birds see as you soar above Routt…
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Steamboat Springs, CO-As you watch the snow fall inch for inch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado only one thing is running through your mind, POWDER DAY. You dream of waking up in the morning and hitting slopes whether it be for “freshies” or for the freshly groomed “corduroy” runs, and then you remember you are faced with the drive to the resort. This is where a lot of buyers are dreaming of owning their very own ski-in, ski-out single family home, townhome or duplex, however they are still facing a tight market.

Recently Steamboat Homefinder conducted an interview with area experts on ski-in, and ski-out properties. They found that apart from condos and townhomes only a few ski-in, ski-out properties are available each year, this search was even

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Steamboat Springs, CO-Ashley Walcher has joined the Colorado Group Realty team.  She is the newest Associate, which includes a group of over 60 Owners and Associates. 

Ashley, a Colorado Native, is originally from the Littleton Foothills area. In 2009 Ashley searched for the right mountain town that encompassed everything there is to love about Colorado and she easily found that here in Steamboat Springs. Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to her career in real estate Ashley spent time working in marketing and coaching gymnastics.

Ashley is lucky to come from a big family with a big love for the outdoors and for real estate. Her parents are both longtime successful real estate industry experts, that

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Proceeds from event will go to the LiftUp Coat Distribution

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO— On Saturday October 8th Colorado Group Realty and Young Professionals Network(YPN) will be collecting lightly worn coats in a Coat Drive for LiftUp of Routt County. Volunteers will be in front of Natural Grocers from 8 am- 6 pm. The coats donated will be distributed to those in need in Routt County during LiftUp of Routt County’s upcoming coat distribution.Photo detail

The goal of this year’s Coat Drive is to receive 500 lightly worn coats. There is a high demand for children’s coats in all shapes and sizes. In addition, donations of winter hats, gloves and snow pants will be accepted.  Company branded apparel cannot be accepted nor can torn items, ripped, stained or

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Colorado Group Realty's Charitable Foundation Donates To STARS from Steamboat Springs Parade of Homes Event

Parade of Homes Committee and Charitable Foundation Committee stand with Executive Director of STARS Julie Taulman when giving donation from Parade of Homes. Steamboat Springs, CO - Steamboat Adaptive Recreation Sports (STARS) was recently the recipient of a bigger than anticipated check from Colorado Group Realty’s Charitable Foundation.   For this year’s 10th annual Colorado Group Realty Parade of Homes, the local real estate firm chose STARS to be the beneficiary.   Through ticket sales, sponsorships and contributions from the company, $10,000 was donated, more than double the initial fundraising goal. 

Julie Taulman, Executive Director of STARS, was thrilled to participate.  Colorado Group Realty reached out to Julie Taulman and asked, “What did it mean to STARS to have Colorado Group Realty

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Steamboat Springs, CO- It's the 5th of May and the sun is shining, the tacos are sizziling and the margaritas are blending it's CINCO DE MAYO! Every year people around the world celebrate May 5th, some knowing exactly what it means others using it as an excuse to indulge in their favorite Mexican treats. I must admit I would be the latter so this year I took it to the internet and looked up some facts on this joyous occassion. I hope you find these 10 facts as interesting as I found them to be, and cheers! 

1. Not a celebration of independence
Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexico’s Independence (which is actually September 16th), but rather a celebration of Mexico’s victory in the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war.

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Steamboat Springs, CO- As the snow melts and the grass starts popping out, land becomes more attractive to potential buyers, but finding the right land has proved to be difficult. Broker and owner Dean Laird, helps share some information on some of the best land listing in the Downtown Steamboat Springs area.

Downtown Steamboat Springs area has 9 lots for sale with prices from $182,900 to $875,000. Four out of six lots for sale are in the business /industrial area more suited for live / work type buildings, two are located in the center of town and ideal for a luxury townhome, another is a very small building envelope in Fairview neighborhood and finally a commercial lot on 11th St. 

If you looking for privacy, acreage, trail access and a new

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