Business briefs for July 9
Change at Clerk’s Office interrupt transactions
The Routt County Clerk’s Office is implementing a new system for recording and searching warranty deeds. The switch has interrupted the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s ability to report real estate transactions. The transactions are expected to return in the July 16 edition of the Steamboat Pilot & Today.
Antique store open in Ski Time Square
SIMZ; Antiques, Art and Unusual Things has opened in Ski Time Square next to Mother’s Deli.
The store offers glass china collectibles, estate jewelry, antique and contemporary rugs, furniture, art and nick knacks.
Lisa Simoes-Correia and husband, Chuck Correia, opened the antique store in late April with Sim-Co Financial Services.
The business offers free delivery to the Denver area and can scout for items to customer’s requests. The financial company offers mortgages, business plan advising and construction and commercial loans. The business is backed by 23 years of experience.
Farm Bureau decreases insurance rates
Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance, the largest Colorado based insurance company, announced effective June 30. It has decreased its homeowner insurance rates including outbuildings and personal property.
CFBI has reduced homeowners’ rates by an average of 3.1 percent, renters and condo rates by 10 percent and personal property rates by 3.3 percent. According to the Colorado State Division of Insurance, the average rate reduction for homeowners insurance, from 2005, was 2.5 percent.
The company has also recently reduced auto rates by an average of 4.9 percent.
“Our recent rate reduction is another example of how we’re always working to provide our customers with competitive and complete servicefor everything they need protected,” said Bill Benedetti, CFBI Underwriting Vice President.
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Though the city of Steamboat Springs saw a slight decline in 2020 sales tax revenue as COVID-19 hit Routt County, the city is expected to catch up to its 2019 revenues.