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Sep 6, 2014

So you are ready to purchase your's a few questions you might want to ask yourself

You've decided to start looking for that home you have dreamed about for years. Maybe it's time to start asking yourself some questions.

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Color Fun Run in Steamboat Springs

Over the labor day weekend, Steamboat Springs held it's 2nd annual Color Fun Run....and this was the 2nd time my daughter ran in it.  Rain or shine, the participants run/walk in either the 1 or 3 mile event.  This year it was on September 1st and started at 11:00 am on the Rodeo Grounds.

The Color used is non-toxic colored corn-starch.  It's safe and...well...very colorful.  Most participants choose white to wear because the color shows up better on it.  My daughter wears sunglasses to protect her eyes.  Some people wear goggles. 

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Youth Soccer Practice Starts in Steamboat Springs

It's hard to believe it is already time for fall Steamboat Youth Soccer to begin.  My daughter started practice last night.  We have a great program for the young people in Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Soccer Club has competitive, developmental, and recreational teams for the children. They also offer skill clinics. Soccer is great exercise and the children seem to love it.  My daughter looks forward to it every year.



July 2014 Housing Stats

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced news in housing starts for July 2014. 

Building permits for privately-owned housing units authorized were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,052,000 which is 8.1 percent above the June rate and 7.7 percent above the July 2013 estimate.

Privately-owned housing starts in July were 15.7 percent above the revised June estimate and is 21.7 percent above the July 2013 rate.

Privately-owned housing completions were also above the July 2013 rate by 8.0 percent.

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Recently I read where 2 out of 3 people search for their real estate agents online.  And I'm guessing that those people have already looked for real estate online also.  So I wanted to tell you about a great APP provided by Keller Williams Realty that makes searching through real estate listings so much more convenient when you are on your phone.  I love it!  

It also makes it easy to connect to your "Southern-Style" Steamboat Springs Realtor if you choose Joan Connelly (that's me) as your REALTOR. 



Aug 24, 2014

Roll Tide!

I know that everyone in Steamboat Springs is NOT an Alabama Football Fan...but I sure am.  And my daughter enjoys wearing the manditory cheerleader outfit that comes in the mail every football season.  She has grown out of all the outfits I can find online, so this year she will be getting a spirit jersey.  (They grow up so fast)

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Aug 15, 2014

Touring Steamboat Springs


Sometimes it's fun to pretend to be a tourist in your home town...especially if your home town is Steamboat Springs!  There is so much to do here all year long.

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Tubing the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs

Well, I managed to enjoy another Saturday tubing the Yampa River.  This is a must-do activity if you are in Steamboat Springs during the summer months.

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Jul 29, 2014

Mountain Biking on the Spring Creek Trail

Mountain biking on one of Steamboat Springs' scenic bike trails is a great summer activity for the whole family.  Steamboat offers many mountain bike trails including the Spring Creek Trail.

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Jul 7, 2014

Another Great Independence Day Celebration in Steamboat

 What a GREAT weekend!  I am so thankful that Steamboat Springs is my home. 

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Jun 30, 2014

Celebrating Fourth of July in Steamboat Springs

In Steamboat, we start celebrating on Thursday and don't quit till Saturday night.

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Jun 25, 2014

Why I Love Steamboat Springs and You Should Too!

I moved from a small town in Alabama to the city of Steamboat Springs.  I was more than a little nervous about moving so far from home.  Growing up in a small town makes you appreciate how close a community can be.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Steamboat Springs with a population of around 13,000 people has the draw of a big city with the feel of a small town. 

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Jun 16, 2014

Click Here to read more about "A Home that Fits"

Not sure that this home is the "right fit" for this little fellow

When you are looking to purchase a new home, it's not just about the house plan and the amenities.  Finding a new home is about finding a new place to live.


Jun 11, 2014

How to keep your home neat for you and your pets

We all love our pets.  But they do make it harder to keep our homes clean.  Here's some tips that I hope will help.


May 29, 2014

2014 June Steamboat Springs Calendar of Events

Lot's of great events happening in Steamboat Springs this June.  Here's a few you are going to want to put on your calender.  


The Top 3 Factors in Selling Your Home

The Top 3 Factors in Selling a Home

An experienced realtor can tell you that the 3 most important factors of 
getting a home sold are location, price, and condition. There is not anything a seller can do about location, so lets look at price and condition.


May 14, 2014

Bears in my Backyard

This is what I saw in my backyard one summer day in June a few years back.  It's a Mama Bear and her baby cubs.  Yes, it can be exciting living in Steamboat Springs. They finally left...and no one was harmed...including the bears.


Apr 9, 2014

Summer in Steamboat Springs

When most people think about visiting Steamboat Springs, they think about winter.  True, we do have the best powder.  But Steamboat Springs is a great place to visit in the summer!    We've got fly-fishing, hiking, great restaurants and shopping, horseback riding, tubing, hot springs...and the list just goes on!

Here's a helpful list of things to do in the summer in Steamboat Springs put out by our Chamber of Commerce.  HELPFUL LIST

Steamboat is not just a great place to visit, it's a great place to live.  And if you are looking for a home here, I'd love to help you.

Joan Connelly - Your "Southern-Style" Steamboat Broker

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Apr 1, 2014

History of Steamboat Springs

A little history about my favorite town - Steamboat Springs.

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The Yampatikas were the first to inhabit the Steamboat Springs area. They hunted in the valley during the summer. In the 19th century, trappers moved in. The name of Steamboat Springs supposedly originated when French trappers thought they heard the chugging sound of a steamboat’s steam engine. Since the sound came from a natural mineral hot spring, the town began to be called Steamboat Springs.

The founder of Steamboat Springs was James Harvey Crawford. He moved to Steamboat in 1874, but his family did not get there until two years later. They were the only residents in the town for five years. But by 1885, there were five other families living in the area. A sawmill was established in 1883, which helped the area grow.

In 1900, Steamboat Springs officially became a town and James Crawford became its first mayor. Nine years later, the railroad arrived. Since cattle ranching was such a thriving business in Steamboat Springs, the depot became one of the largest cattle shipping depots in the West. And the railroad also brought people from all over to see the scenic Steamboat Springs.

By the 1960s, Steamboat Springs had become a resort ski destination. What had once been the only method of transportation in the winters, became a popular winter pastime.

If you are interested in finding a home in Steamboat Springs, Give Me A Call, Y'all!


Joan Connelly - Your "Southern-Style" Steamboat Broker

Steamboat Springs Realtor

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