Steamboat Springs Real Estate Market Report 2016

Year-End Real Estate Market Report for Steamboat Springs, CO


Steamboat Springs Real Estate Market Report

NO DISAPPOINTMENTS WITH THE 2016 REAL ESTATE MARKET

2016 was the fifth best real estate market ever recorded for the Steamboat Springs Multiple Listing Service. 1,193 transactions posted (+10% over 2015) and nearly $618 million in dollar volume (+16% over 2015). Listings, which may be the Achilles Heel in the coming years, declined 6% from the prior year (1,447 in 2016), marking the market’s sixth straight drop.
With listings (supply)to decrease and purchases (demand) increasing, properties may experience added pricing pressure. This supply/demand dynamic (aka Absorption Rate) is supported in 2016 by the 8% average price increase to $534,000.
The path that the market has taken since 2008 has been improving at a fairly consistent rate. Although interest rates may be creeping up this year, they typically do not have a drastic impact on resort markets. Although they do impact entry level buyers where every point makes it more difficult to qualify.

The lack of vertical supply is going to be more of an issue in 2017 (and even in 2018). There are no new multi-family projects on the near horizon. Due to shorter supply and increased demand, expect the 2017 market to make a move to more of a seller’s market. And post 1,260 to 1,285 transactions with total dollar volume between $725m to $750m resulting in an average price increase to $575,000.

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Steamboat Springs Real Estate Market Report

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