Archive for 2011

Stagecoach State Park- Dog Sled Race!

Stagecoach State Park- Dog Sled Race!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED; WE WILL UPDATE YOU WITH FUTURE DATES FOR THIS GREAT CELEBRATION OF WINTER! Season’s Greetings! I hope everyone is enjoying the final days of 2011. I want to invite you all to this new event at the Stagecoach State Park/Reservoir next weekend, Jan 7-8. It is a Read More

Are You Moving During The Holidays?

Are You Moving During The Holidays?

Monday, December 05, 2011 Moving can be stressful. Moving with children can be more stressful. Moving with children over the holidays…is there even a word that accurately describes what that feels like? It happens of course. There are just some things that you can’t plan for, even when you have been planning for months. We Read More

Your Question Answered: Can A Seller Change His/Her Mind?

Your Question Answered: Can A Seller Change His/Her Mind?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Q: If you make an offer on a house and the owner comes back with a counter offer and you agree to it, can the owner still change his mind and sell to someone else? A: In Colorado, if a buyer agrees to a counter proposal, signs the counter and delivers it Read More

Happy Halloween, The Snow Is A Little Late…

Happy Halloween, The Snow Is A Little Late…

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 It is almost a given that every year, on Halloween Night, the skies above Steamboat will open with a flurry of snowflakes. This year, it actually seemed to be one of the warmest Halloweens we can remember. Main Street was closed from 5-7 for the annual Trick or Treat Town Stroll Read More

Foreclosure V.S. Short Sale- Homeowner Consequences

Foreclosure V.S. Short Sale- Homeowner Consequences

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 In almost all cases, it is better to attempt a successful Short Sale than to Foreclose on your home. The Steamboat Heritage Title Office gave us some great information to share with you about what effects foreclosures and short sales will have on future loans, credit score and even your current and future employment. It is Read More

HUD Homes

HUD Homes

Monday, October 10, 2011 Your Question: What are “HUD homes,” and are they a good deal? Answer: HUD stands for U.S. Housing and Urban Development. The homes that HUD sells come into HUD’s possession as a result of defaults on FHA (HUD) insured mortgages, so they are like bank owned/REO homes but the bank in this Read More

What Costs Do I Need To Consider When Buying A Home?

What Costs Do I Need To Consider When Buying A Home?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Question: In addition to the mortgage payment, what other costs do I need to consider when buying a home? Answer: When you purchase a home, the majority of the costs are associated with your loan.  In addition to your loan fees (origination fee, appraisal, credit report, flood certification, tax service fee, pre-paid interest Read More

It’s A Buyer’s Market Out There….

It’s A Buyer’s Market Out There….

Monday, October 03, 2011 From the Steamboat Pilot and Today:  Steamboat Springs — The Routt County real estate market has produced some noteworthy values in 2011, but perhaps nothing to match this week’s sale of a family home in Elk River Estates. The 3,814- square-foot home was sold for $405,000 out of foreclosure by Wells Fargo Bank. That’s Read More

Your Questions Answered!

Your Questions Answered!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Do zoning laws prevent you from living in certain areas?I want to buy land in an industrial area of town and build a workshop with a live space above it.Are there any zoning laws that would prevent me from living in an industrial area without being in a designated live/work complex Read More

What Is A Buyer’s Agent?

What Is A Buyer’s Agent?

Monday, September 19, 2011 A:  A buyer’s agent is a Realtor working for the buyer. To be specific, a buyer’s agent works solely on behalf of the buyer to promote the interests of the buyer with the utmost good faith, loyalty and fidelity. The buyer’s agent negotiates on behalf of the buyer and acts as Read More


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