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
Steamboat Springs Prudential Steamboat Realty agent Darrin Fryer recently was ranked first in Colorado for “residential units sold” for Prudential in the second quarter of 2011.
“Darrin continuously finds ways to set himself apart in our local market, and this award verifies that his hard work is being met with success. We are proud of him and his dedication to his profession,” broker/co-owner Cam Boyd said.
Sub-$300,000 homes dominate sales volume
Of the 43 homes that sold in Routt County in July, 27 sold for less than $300,000, representing 63 percent of the unit volume. And of the 27, 16 sold for less than $200,000.
The 43 homes that sold for less than $300,000 added up to a gross dollar volume of $5.05 million. In contrast, the three homes that sold for more than $1 million in July accounted for $5.45 million.
Routt County had seen the sale of 45 homes priced greater than $1 million through July 2011. A total of 143 homes priced below $300,000 have sold through the seventh month of the year.
Realtor foundation grants $400,000
The Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation donated $400,000 to more than 100 nonprofit and public housing agencies across Colorado. Since its inception, the foundation has donated $7.2 million to support homeless programs, crisis shelters, construction of affordable housing and down payment programs.
This year, the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors donated $3,000 to local charitable organizations for their housing assistance programs including: Routt County Habitat for Humanity, Horizons Specialized Services and LIFT-UP of Routt County.
“Area Realtors are honored by the opportunity to make continuing contributions to the community where we serve, work and live. Creating opportunities is what Realtors do.”
The foundation “lets our members help local organizations provide food, shelter, services and other basic necessities,” local chairman Tim McCarthy said.