Living Steamboat Updates

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home?

Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED
Posted by Lee Calihan on February 10, 2017 in  Colorado Real Estate  Market Trends  Steamboat Realtors  Steamboat Springs  Steamboat Springs Real Estate
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored... read more
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According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2017 Rental Affordability Report, buying a home is more affordable than renting in 354 of the 540 U.S. counties they analyzed. The report found that “making monthly house payments on a median-priced home — including mortgage, property taxes and insurance — is more affordable than the fair market rent on a three-bedroom property in 354 of the 540 counties analyzed in the report (66 percent).” For the report, ATTOM Data S... read more
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All Buyers are stressed - but fear not!

Don't feel alone - here's what people are most concerned about.
Posted by Lee Calihan on January 13, 2017 in  Market Trends  Steamboat Realtors  Steamboat Springs  Steamboat Springs Real Estate
Does the thought of figuring out financing stress you out?  Did you know that most real estate buyers are stressed out, so you are not alone.  A new TD Bank survey of 135 real estate professionals nationwide reveals six stressors that are causing their clients the most anxiety: Confusion around paperwork required: 31.85% Unexpected costs: 22.22% Concerns over financing: 21.48% Appraisal and inspection: 11.85% Meeting and closing date: 6.67% Credit approval: 5.93% Not to worry!  While there... read more
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Who's Buying?

Posted by Lee Calihan on January 06, 2017 in  Steamboat Realtors  Steamboat Springs  Steamboat Springs Real Estate
Millennials and the baby boomer population will be demographics to watch in the new year, as the housing decisions they make will increase demand for the next 10 years, according to the 2017 National Housing Forecast report from Realtor.com which details the top housing trends and 100 largest metropolitan markets to watch.A demographic that is known for benefiting greatly from low mortgage rates, the millennial market's share of the buyer population has decreased to 33 percent due to the increase i... read more
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Get Smart

Some Facts on Smart Homes
Posted by Lee Calihan on December 30, 2016 in  Smart Homes  Steamboat Realtors  Steamboat Springs  Steamboat Springs Real Estate
Smart homes - sound confusing & super high tech.  Here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties, we try to break down what this means & we are helping to define the industry to create some standards of what a "smart home" actually means. A Smart Home is actually just this - “A home that is equipped with products or tools that aid in controlling functions such as temperature, lighting, security, safety, and entertainment either remotely via phone, tablet computer, or with a separate automa... read more
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