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Top 5 Considerations When Buying a Cattle Ranch in the Intermountain West

When it comes to cattle ranches for sale in the Intermountain West, ranch buyers have different considerations than ranchers residing on the plains. At the end of the day, every rancher’s goal is economic viability and sustainability. So what goes … Continued

Recreational Properties with Exquisite Improvements

Many of our recreational ranch buyers prefer land with unique or luxurious improvements. These properties are a getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and allow landowners to pursue recreational pursuits such as fly-fishing, horseback-riding, hiking, trophy hunting, … Continued

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Mirr Ranch Group Presents the First Rockies Edition of The Land Report

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to present the first Rockies edition of The Land Report, the magazine of the American landowner. The issue is a guide and resource for landowners and ranch buyers in the American West, and features photography … Continued

8 Incredible Tracts of Land for Sale with Ecological Values

When dealing with land for sale, we throw around a lot of terms like conservation and ecology to describe the ranch. These terms can be confusing. So what is the difference between conservation values and ecological values? We draw a … Continued

7 Considerations When Buying a Ranch Encumbered by a Conservation Easement

When buying a ranch, buyers are often concerned about the impact a conservation easement (CE) will have on the land. What should a buyer consider in evaluating an easement? Beyond the conservation easement tax deduction, how will a conservation easement … Continued

Top 7 Factors Affecting Ranchland Prices

The valuation of ranches and finding the price per acre is substantially different than other types of real estate. While residential and commercial real estate prices typically rely on MLS data based upon numerous transactions within a defined market area … Continued

11 Iconic Properties Adjoining Public Land

As we’ve discussed before, adjacency to public land, such as a National Forest, National Park, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, state land or wilderness areas, adds incredible value to a ranch. Neighboring public lands can give you private access … Continued

Preparing to Sell Your Land in 6 Steps

Upon making a decision to sell land, make sure you update and organize all pertinent property records and upgrade the property to avoid signs of deferred maintenance. Making smart improvements, and having information readily available to buyers, brokers and attorneys … Continued

12 Outstanding Fly-Fishing Properties on the Market Today

One of the most highly sought after features of a ranch or recreational property is water for fly-fishing. While some just want a small fishing hole, others are looking for high-end river frontage. Here is our round-up of top fly-fishing … Continued

What to Look For in a Fly-Fishing Property

When searching for a western property with private fly-fishing, there are many considerations to keep in mind. Evaluating a truly premier fly-fishing ranch requires a comprehensive look not only at the attributes inside the boundaries of the property, but also … Continued

10 Impressive Ranches with Valuable Water Rights

As we have noted in the past, water rights can be one of the most valuable components of your ranch. Operating throughout the Rocky Mountain region, we run into water rights stemming from several different river basins. Here’s our round-up … Continued

Top 3 Considerations When Hiring a Ranch Broker

Whether you are buying or selling a ranch or sporting property, the sales process can be a complicated and lengthy affair, usually involving millions of dollars, multiple stakeholders (family, managers, public land and water rights officials), numerous legal and title … Continued

7 Compelling Turnkey Ranches in the American West

All too often, new landowners find upgrades and renovations are needed on their recently purchased working ranch or sporting property. Whether the necessary improvements pertain to the home, working facilities, fisheries, wildlife habitat, or access, this can be hampering for … Continued

Irrigated Land for the Budget-Conscious Ranch Buyer

For buyers seeking smaller-acreage ranches under $1 millon with irrigation sufficient to keep meadows lush throughout the summer, water rights values are reaching levels that can make such ranches unobtainable. Because of Colorado’s fast-growing population and a healthy agricultural land … Continued

5 Valuable Features of Ranches & Sporting Properties

We all want to make wise investments when it comes to buying a ranch property. When you are ready to start your search, here are five of the most valuable features of land to consider in your selection. 1. Water … Continued

Opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture

For decades, it has been no secret among ranchers that strategic grazing can improve not just a ranch’s financial bottom line, but also the overall ecological health of the landscape. Through grazing, cattle or other livestock defoliate the grass, disturb … Continued

9 Intriguing Agricultural Properties in the Western US

Our nation was built on the backs of those who worked the land to feed the hungry masses. Between breeding and raising livestock and cultivating crops, farmers, ranchers, and producers are the reason you have food on the table. Here … Continued

4 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Ranch

We receive the call daily. On the other end of the line is a hopeful ranch buyer wanting to get started on his ranch search. He’s been thinking about buying a ranch for a long time as owning land is … Continued

7 Smart Investment Properties on the Market Today

Investing in land has always been a wise investment strategy since the creation of property ownership. As the great John D. Rockefeller once said, “The major fortunes in America have been made in land.” Owner/Broker at Mirr Ranch Group, Ken Mirr, … Continued

Winter Access on Mountain Ranches

Ranches in the Rocky Mountain West are often times located at high enough elevations where snow accumulation can make vehicular access a real challenge during winter months. For those properties that are off the beaten track or not directly on … Continued

Ranching the Northern Great Plains: Holistic Planned Grazing

The Cinch Buckle and Antelope Springs Ranches are stellar examples of the significant positive impact that holistic planned grazing can have on ranches’ capacity, profitability, resiliency, and overall ecological health. Grasslands LLC, the manager of both ranches, has not only … Continued

Sold: Sandstone Ranch Sells to Douglas County Open Space

Iconic Property to Be Protected as Open Space Sandstone Ranch, a scenic 2,038 property between Denver and Colorado Springs, was recently acquired by Douglas County Open Space. This unique landscape, with its brilliantly colored red rock formations, creeks, irrigated meadows, historic … Continued

Cattle Ranches for Investment-Minded Buyers

When purchasing a legacy ranch, most investment-minded buyers are focused solely on the land’s appreciation potential. By harnessing the expertise of experienced brokers, buyers are able to understand markets and analyze trends with the age-old goal of “buying low”, and … Continued

Landowner Hunting Tags Explained

When purchasing a big game hunting property in the West, the availability of landowner tags can be an important factor. Landowner programs were established to acknowledge the contribution of private lands to support wildlife and provide a form of compensation … Continued

Montana & Mirr Ranch Group

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we are expanding Mirr Ranch Group’s representation in the Montana ranch real estate market. Having grown up in Bozeman, the landscapes of Southwest Montana were the backdrop of my youth and are what … Continued

An Alternative to the 1031 Exchange?

Recently, the United States Congress has considered many different strategies for cutting taxes as well as ways to recover lost revenue from those cuts. One of the possible measures to get the boot may be the 1031 exchange. Section 1031 … Continued

Sold: Cielo Vista Ranch Marks Largest US Ranch Sale in 2017

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce the sale of Cielo Vista Ranch. With over 80,000 deeded acres encompassing life zones ranging from foothills to alpine—including Culebra Peak (one of Colorado’s fourteeners) and eighteen 13,000 peaks–Cielo Vista is one of the … Continued

The Economic Return of Conservation Easements

Colorado State University (CSU) has come out with a new study that focuses on the economic return of conservation easements funded by the Easement Tax Credit Program and Great Outdoors Colorado (both state-based conservation easement incentive programs). The study concluded … Continued

Sale of Fundo Los Leones, Future of Market in Patagonia

We are pleased to announce the sale of Fundo Los Leones located in the Aysen Province of Chile.  Once owned by Douglas and Kris Tompkins, this ecological jewel rests between the Palena River, Pitipalena Fjord and the Pacific Ocean and … Continued

Wilderness Area Adjoining Singing Elk Ranch is a Boundless Playground

One of the premier features that today’s recreational ranch buyers are looking for is adjacency to public lands. Sharing a border with National Forest, BLM, or State owned lands can drastically increase the value and usability of a recreational property. … Continued

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