December 2011

There are 4 blog entries for December 2011.

Four Colorado Group Realty brokers received top honors for demonstrating leadership and strength within the firm and community.  CGR is one of the Yampa Valley’s premier real estate companies, and, once a year internally recognizes its brokers with three different awards.

This year’s Rising Star is Martin Dragnev, an award given to a broker or brokers who are new to CGR. Dragnev joined CGR in 2008. “As a broker who got into this business in a recessive market, Martin is now reaping the benefits of his patience and ability to listen and learn from the brokers around him whose advice he has sought over the past few years,” noted Mike Autrey, CGR Board Member.

The Top Producer award was presented to Nick Metzler. “The firm is fortunate to have a guy

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With the last of its five-bedroom penthouse condominiums in Edgemont under contract, the Atira Group will launch the sales effort for the second phase of its luxury project adjacent to the Steamboat Ski Area slopes with the intent of beginning construction on four $2 million-plus townhomes in 2012.

“We think these will be unique residences with all the attributes of single-family homes plus the amenities of Edgemont Ridge and on-site property management,” Atira Group Vice President of Marketing Garrett Simon said.

Atira Group is pre-approved under its final development permit with the city of Steamboat Springs to build the two townhome buildings on a steep south-facing slope across the entry drive from the Edgemont Ridge condominium building.

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There aren’t many places where an investor can purchase the entirety of a 19th-century Colorado gold-mining camp, but the historic hamlet of Columbine four miles north of Steamboat Lake is the real deal.

For $1.6 million, a buyer can obtain 35 acres of aspen forest, 14 furnished guest cabins, an active general store, barn, commercial kitchen, sauna building and a new bathhouse about 29 miles and 120 years from Steamboat Springs.

Each of the log cabins has its own distinct personality, from the tiny Honeymoon cabin to Burton, with its own bathroom and freestanding tub.

For people who want to escape the 21st century with its smartphones and all-knowing tablets, Columbine is well-suited to make the world go away.

Families come in summer to

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Ryan Heckman said he faced two problems when he drove in 1990 to Steamboat Springs in a white pickup. The 16-year-old aspiring Olympic Nordic skier had no place to live and no money to afford his education at The Lowell Whiteman School. But that all changed when he met Ed and Jayne Hill, who allowed Heckman to live in their country home rent free for six years while he strived to become the youngest member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Ski Team.

“Having my own family, I know now what a big deal it was for them to take me in,” Heckman said last month. “They were role models for me, and they had a profound impact on my life. It nearly brings tears to my eyes to think about the situation. My life and the Steamboat community wouldn’t be the same without them.”

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