March 2013

There are 3 blog entries for March 2013.

Elk River Partners, the developers of Marabou Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado sold all of their remaining lots to the Stolz Group in a bulk sale.  Marabou Ranch is a luxury shared ranch community composed of 62 lots, with about 1,300 acres of shared common sense.  Marabou Ranch includes some amazing amenities including 2 miles of great fishing on the Elk River, extensive year round trails (hiking, biking, horseback and skate skiing), a stable of horses, 5 owner cabins, and amazing lodge, pool area and more. 

Lots in Marabou originally sold for $2-5M and have recently sold for around $1M with one higher sale.  They are pulling the listings for their lots, so there will be just two lots left on the market for now.  They plan to hold them for a while

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO— Kevin Dietrich and Nancy Westphale are the newest broker/owners at Colorado Group Realty, Steamboat Springs’ largest independent real estate company.

Kevin grew up in Buffalo, NY, skiing on the slopes of Holiday Valley Ski Resort in the Alleghany Mountains.  He moved to Steamboat Springs permanently, after spending several winter and summer vacations in Colorado, in 2002.  An Elementary Education and English major, from St. Bonaventure University, he spent time post-graduation in Ireland and traveling Europe. 

Prior to becoming a broker in 2007, Kevin worked with the Buffalo, NY school district before relocating to Steamboat.  After 4 years as a senior manager with the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, he chose to

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With interest rates so low, many homeowners are refinancing their mortgages, securing low interest rates.  In order to secure a refinance, which is essentially a new loan, an certified appraiser needs to prepare the appraisal report for your home.  Appraisals are based on recent sales prices of comparable properties. Here are a few ways to secure the highest possible appraisal for your property:

1.      MAKE SURE APPRAISER KNOWS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  You can request that your lender send a local appraiser; if that still doesn't happen, supply as much information as you can about the quality of your neighborhood.

2.      PROVIDE YOUR OWN COMPARABLES.  Provide your appraiser with at least three solid and well-priced comparable properties. You will

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