On the Market: Edgemont progresses on pool, other projects

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On the Market

Tom Ross' On the Market column appears Sundays in the Real Estate section of the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Contact him at 871-4205 or e-mail tross@SteamboatToday.com.

— The Edgemont condominium project is on track for closings in January, and developers have decided to advance the timetable on construction of a "free-form," or non-rectangular, pool and hot tub facility. Allison Finn, spokeswoman for The Atira Group, said this week the pool was originally scheduled for Phase 2 of the project, but because the timing of Phase 2 is uncertain, the developers decided to make it available for use by the project's first homeowners.

In addition to fast-tracking the pool, construction crews at Edgemont paved the parking lot and entrance this week, Finn said.

Under an access easement between Edgemont and Bear Claw II, the old Bear Claw parking lot is being reconfigured and repaved, allowing more parking spaces and better access for both developments.

Bear Claw is taking the opportunity to refurbish its entryway.

The Porches extends Web offer to Facebook friends

People contemplating a Steamboat ski vacation this winter can receive a 30 percent discount on luxury accommodations at The Porches of Steamboat by becoming a fan of the resort's Facebook page.

The Facebook name for the community of large duplex homes off Steamboat Boulevard is The Porches of Steamboat Springs, CO.

The offer previously was available to the general public but was reserved for Facebook members as of Sept. 1. The current offer continues through Oct. 1.

Homebuyer tax credit expires in November

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding first-time homebuyers that the deadline to take advantage of a federal tax credit of $8,000 is 63 days away.

In a news release, the IRS stated that homebuyers must complete their first-time home purchases before Dec. 1 to qualify for the special credit. The deadline means the last day to close on a home is Nov. 30. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act extended the tax credit, which has provided a tax benefit to more than 1.4 million taxpayers.

The credit is available to homebuyers with qualifying income levels who have never owned a home or have not owned one in the past three years, according to the IRS.

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