Business briefs: The Olympian downtown sees uptick in sales |

Business briefs: The Olympian downtown sees uptick in sales

Co-listing broker Nick Metzler, of Colorado Group Realty, reports a sales uptick at The Olympian on Fifth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Meg Firestone, of Prudential Steamboat Realty, shares the listing on the project.

Metzler said three luxury condos near the bridge over the Yampa River have sold in three weeks and two more contracts are pending.

The most recent was a one-bedroom unit that sold June 13. The 900-square-foot, one-bedroom condominium sold for $270,000.

Construction company gets permit for 8-unit building

The Routt County Regional Building Department issued a permit valued at $840,355 this week to Calcon Constructors for an eight-unit apartment building to be built at 455 Eighth St.

There also was a building permit issued for a new single-family home west of the city limits on Silver Spur Street. The permit valuation is $481,000.

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Steamboat real estate agents launch own site

Steamboat Springs real estate agents John and Di James have launched with up-to-date listings for Steamboat, Hayden and surrounding areas; upcoming open houses; homebuying and selling articles and guides; and mortgage and financing information, according to a news release.

The site also includes a video blog with the James' insights on the current market conditions.

In 2012, the James Team won the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Marketing Innovator of the Year award and was honored by Haiku Deck as one of the Top 12 Presentations of the year, according to the release.

Colorado skier numbers up 4 percent but lag nation

The Associated Press

The trade group Colorado Ski Country USA reports there were about 11.4 million skier visits to Colorado resorts this season, up nearly 4 percent from last season, when there was lackluster snowfall.

The numbers released Thursday include 6.4 million skier visits to Colorado Ski Country's 21 member resorts, plus skier visits to the four popular Colorado resorts run by Vail Resorts, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone.

Nationally, skier visits increased 11 percent from last season to about 56.6 million, according to the National Ski Areas Association.

Colorado's ski season got off to a slow start with an unusually warm fall, though spring storms helped some resorts stay open for more weekends than originally planned.