House of Cards: Losing a Home

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Routt County's booming real estate market during the better part of this decade attracted buyers of all sorts, many with an interest in capitalizing on the investment potential of mountain resort property. Former Steamboat resident Marcus Williams was no different. House of Cards, a five-part series by the Steamboat Pilot and Today, debuts Friday.

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House of Cards Part 1: Steamboat goes all in

Fueled by a retiring baby boomer generation with an affinity for mountain resort property, Routt County's real estate market ballooned to unfathomable levels in the middle part of this decade. But the housing bubble has burst, and the real estate development market in Steamboat and ski towns like it might never be the same.


Chris Elliott 7 years, 9 months ago

This guy has left nothing in the house. He has taken out the entire kitchen, the toliets, sinks cupboards and all of the fixtures. He may have built it to keep it but he certainly didn't leave anything but a skeleton for the bank.


David Stone 7 years, 8 months ago

Wow! How could he possibly have been so naive.He indicates that Steamboat is kinda a boom,or bust town,yet he marches straight in with a housing market that had appreciated over 50% during the previous 3 years.He suggests that the house represents him and that he had planned to live there.Yet he seemed to have no idea as to how to decorate the house.Perhaps he was just planning for the bigger fool to come along.When the music did finally slow down,it just seems that he wants to blame Steamboat for his own serious bad judgement.At least,I hope that he did enjoy his own 15 minutes.


greenwash 7 years, 8 months ago

Come on this is the best you could come up with???This guy was destined to lose before he ever got started.


blinger 7 years, 8 months ago

Like he said Go big or go home...oh yeah you don't have a home. I didn't learn anything. Can I have my 2min 20sec of my life back please. Thanks


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