On the Market: Lake Village subdivision in Hayden is set to close

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— Steve Caragol and partner Stephan Baden, of Steamboat Springs, hope to announce next week that they have closed on the purchase of the balance of the Lake Village subdivision in Hayden from Vectra Bank of Colorado.

The sale would include 72 undeveloped lots and five new developer spec homes that were within 30 or 40 days of completion three years ago when the original developers ran into financial difficulties.

Caragol said one of the homes on Little Bend Road is under contract and set to close within three weeks.

Baden, of Prudential Steamboat Realty, also is one of the co-listors with Vonnie Frentress, of Colorado Group Realty, on the property.

The asking price on the project was $2 million. Caragol, the developer of Coyote Run in Stagecoach and Waterside Village in downtown Steamboat, did not reveal the purchase price of Lake Village on Thursday.

Baden previously told the Steamboat Pilot that all of the government entitlements — including the final subdivision plat — are in place, outstanding liens have been cured and prospective developers can expect to obtain clear titles to the lots.

Caragol said the fact that all of the municipal infrastructure including paved roads, water and sewer are completed to a high standard was a critical piece to his interest in the property.

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Jim Funk

Coldwell banker adds property management

Coldwell Banker Dist­inctive Properties has formed a strategic partnership with Steamboat Home Mana­gement to add property management to its list of client services. The partnership will provide Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties clients with home care, concierge services, association management and rental services in the Steamboat and surrounding areas.

Owner of Steamboat Home Management Jim Funk has ties to Steamboat that go back to his childhood while visiting his Great Aunt Lucille Bogue, who founded Colorado Mountain College. He became a full-time resident in 1974 after obtaining a degree in math, physics and chemistry Western State College in Gunnison.

“I love the Steamboat area and have served in the real estate community as a property manager and broker for more than 30 years” Funk said. “I have extensive experience managing commercial properties, homeowners associations and individual residential properties on both a nightly and long-term basis.”

“The addition of property and association management, short- and long-term rentals, and concierge services to our sales and marketing efforts is the next step in our commitment to being a full service brokerage to our luxury clientele in the Steamboat area,” Todd Conklin, CEO, said. “With more than 20 years of management experience in Sun Valley and now the addition of 30 years in the Steamboat area, we feel like we are uniquely knowledgeable about what luxury clients need and want out of their management staff.”

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Joanne Erickson

Joanne Erickson earns an international rating

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Realtor, Joanne Erickson, was awarded the designation of Certified International Property Spec­ialist. She joins a worldwide network of global real estate professionals with proven expertise in working with international clientele.

“Members of the CIPS Network are the top players in today’s very important global real estate market,” Todd Conklin, CEO of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties said.  “Joanne has both the life and real estate experience to aid the many International Buyers looking to take advantage of the US buying opportunities.”  

In today’s global world, foreign investment in US residential real estate is growing. For the twelve months ending April 2010, foreign purchases of U.S. residences totaled $64 billion, almost double the amount for the prior twelve months.

Erickson grew up in Spain and Portugal, graduated from the American School of Madrid, ran an adventure travel company in Nepal and Bhutan, and volunteered as a Humanitarian Aid worker in Afghanistan and Uganda. She speaks a number of languages, including fluent Spanish and conversational French.

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