Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Slopeside and spacious, this 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,450-square-foot condominium was pre-sold and one of the few the developer had to negotiate from the list price. Owners and guests of Creekside at Torian Plum can enjoy ski-in/ski-out convenience, conference and workout facilities, outdoor pool and hot tubs, and underground parking.
LIST PRICE $460,000 SALE PRICE $440,000
TIME ON MARKET 4 days
BUYER'S BROKER Douglas N. Labor, GRI, RRP, Buyer's Resource Real Estate of Steamboat; (406) 862-2579; www.buysteamboat.com.
MARKET COMMENT Steamboat Springs real estate remains one of the better values in the Rocky Mountains. In 1999, the average real estate transaction in Steamboat was $259,191—about 50 percent cheaper than most ski towns in the region.
This 4-bedroom, 4-bath mountainside home has at its doorstep breathtaking views of Big Mountain Ski & Summer Resort and vista views of Glacier National Park. A large gourmet kitchen and a bright, spacious floor plan make for great entertaining. Other amenities include a river-rock fireplace, two large decks for outdoor living, hardwood floors and an attached two-car garage.
LIST PRICE $685,000 SALE PRICE $643,500
TIME ON MARKET 8 months
LISTING BROKER Vic Workman, Century 21 Whitefish Land Office; (800) 933-9155; email@example.com.
MARKET COMMENT The Whitefish market is active in sales of second and retirement homes and in land sales for the same usage. Over the last few years, Whitefish specifically and Montana in general have become well-known for value.
North Conway, N.H.
This Sixties relic offers all of the necessities of a modern-day ski home. With 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a fully finished basement, there is plenty of room for guests. Amenities include a laundry room, a fireplace centered in the middle of the living room, a carport, a wraparound deck and plenty of windows to capture sunlight. And, it's just a couple hundred yards from the base of Mt. Cranmore.
LIST PRICE $94,000 SALE PRICE $89,000
TIME ON MARKET 6 months
LISTING BROKER Kevin Killourie, Badger Realty, (603) 356-5757.
MARKET COMMENT With the average price of real estate at about $120,000, the Mt. Washington valley offers affordable and convenient access to several ski areas, including Mt. Cranmore, Attitash and Waterville Valley.