Many of us Colorado natives have been to Steamboat Springs either skiing or in the summer, biking, fishing and hiking. There is a hidden gem up there that I highly recommend that is about 20 minutes out of town and worth the drive. From the Denver metro area it is a little over a 3 hour drive. Strawberry Park Hot Springs is a one of a kind that is off the beaten path. Take a look.....
I have posted an excellent video talking about the new home sales forecast for the coming year. There are several factors that look to be driving the coming year and lack of inventory is still a large driving force. Most of the new home builders are still producing around 1 million new homes per year according to the National Association of Realtors with 1.5 million being the target to keep up with growth. With an economy that is growing at a slower pace than normal this should balance things out to create modest growth in the coming year for both real estate prices and volume. The attached video LINK FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS provides some excellent insight into the coming year.....CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO
Depending on the area you live in you may experience issues in your new home with hard water. This is a condition of the city or well water that is very high in mineral content. It is very common in Colorado. When you buy your new home you will have some options to combat this. The best way is to install a water softener system that will cover the entire home. This will not only protect you dishes, silverware and glasses but also add longer life to the water pipes in your home. If you have glass shower doors you will also notice spotting on the glass surfaces and tile if it is a darker color. There are two ways to combat this that I have found. One is keep a squeegee in the shower to pull the excess moisture off the tile and glass after using. The second is a handy trick using Rainex on the glass surfaces. You can buy it in the auto parts store and makes the water bead off the surfaces much better rather than sticking and leaving a residue.