By Michael Schrantz
"Recent analysis from Zillow, a real estate website, shows that while the affordability of homes nationwide is better now than before the real estate bubble, prices in certain major metros are departing from what’s affordable with area incomes.
In Steamboat Springs, prices for single-family homes have faced upward pressure in the past year and increasingly are concentrated above the threshold for what’s considered affordable.
The standard definition for affordable is spending less than 30 percent of income on housing.
The area median income for Steamboat Springs is $64,400 per year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. At that income level, a mortgage payment would need…