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A Reunion at El Palenque in Argentina

Our final stop in Patagonia was at Estancia El Palenque, a historic ranch situated just outside the small town of Corcovado, Argentina. Our family had been here ten years previously, so we were excited to revisit the property. The ranch manager … Continued

The Appeal of a Turnkey Ranch

Like any real estate asset, ranches come in all shapes, sizes, and conditions.  Some ranches are “fixer-uppers”—rundown properties bought on the cheap that require an additional investment of cash and hard work to get them to a reasonable level of … Continued

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The Upside of Ranch Investment in Eagle County

With its miles of private fishing, trophy big game, water rights, productive agricultural operations, adjoining private land, and nearby ski resorts, the 1,540-acre Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch is, by any standard, a once-in-a-lifetime ranch offering.  However, all of these desirable recreational, … Continued

Fire on the Ranch: A Ranch Broker’s Experience

This post is written by Woody Beardsley, Ranch Broker for Mirr Ranch Group. In the day-to-day “quiet enjoyment” that is the great privilege of the rural landowner, it is easy to forget that fire is an integral part of the … Continued

Greater Sage-Grouse Will Not Be Listed as Endangered Species

This past week, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell announced that with a combined effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), western landowners, and state governments, a new landscape-scale conservation effort to protect the “Sagebrush Sea” will be … Continued

Hardscrabble Fishing Report

Up in the high country, the very first signs of fall are in the air – mornings are cooler, aspens and cottonwoods are showing hints of fall color, and days are getting much shorter. My favorite time of year. On … Continued

Covenants and Restrictions on Ranches for Sale

When most people think of real estate covenants, they envision residential neighborhoods with strict, lengthy rules governing all aspects of life in the development: architecture, landscaping, paint colors, and even what type of recreational vehicles a homeowner can and cannot … Continued

Exciting Summer News from Crested Butte, Colorado

Crested Butte Mountain Resort has been hard at work for the last few years, methodically improving the resort for both summer and winter recreation, while steadily increasing the number of visitors to the mountain. In just the past three ski … Continued

1031 Exchanges Explained

If you’ve spent any time in the world of investment real estate and ranches, then you’ve certainly come across the term “1031 exchange.” While the overall concept of a 1031 exchange is simple, some of the specific details and timelines … Continued

North American Mule Deer Hunting at Its Finest – Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch

For all of its impressive attributes – large acreage, 2 ½ miles of private fishing, water rights, hay production, and proximity to a commercial airport – one of Hardscrabble Mountain Ranch’s most remarkable features is its world-class trophy mule deer … Continued

Ranch Due Diligence – An Overview of Access Issues

In most sectors of real estate, the ability to legally access a property is a basic assumption that rarely receives significant consideration during the due diligence process. When purchasing either residential or commercial real estate in a town or city, … Continued

Centaur Meadows Ranch: Conservation + Responsible Development

Given the population growth of the Denver metro area, the number of large acreage, multigenerational ranches in the Front Range foothills are quickly fading. As ranches are subdivided, we not only lose some of the character and heritage of the … Continued

Conservation Update: Senate Bill 206 and Colorado Landowners

Over the past several years, the pace of land conservation in Colorado has slowed due to the lack of sufficient incentives and uncertainty in the existing tax credit structure and the State’s commitment to the program. This changed on May … Continued

Colorado Ranches: Who Owns the Mineral Rights?

Despite current sluggish oil prices, the issue of understanding mineral rights on Colorado ranches for sale continues to be a hot topic.  A decade ago, few mountain-area landowners considered oil and gas development to be a threat to their properties’ … Continued

New Offering: Vail Valley Property Now Three Parcels

Originally listed as Tepee Creek Ranch, this Colorado ranch near the Vail Valley is now being offered as three separate parcels: Cottonwood Bend Overlook, Tepee Creek Ranch, and Antelope Creek Ranch. These scenic properties offer wonderful views of the Colorado … Continued

Should I Survey My Ranch?

One of the more common questions we receive from buyers of ranches for sale is “Do I need to have the ranch surveyed?” In a perfect world with unlimited time and resources, it would always be beneficial for a buyer … Continued

Ranch Broker McWhorter Now Located in Cody, Wyoming

Mirr Ranch Group announced today that the company has increased its presence in Wyoming. With brokers already in Cheyenne, Sheridan and Wheatland, ranch broker Mac McWhorter is now located in Cody, Wyoming. Mac reports, “Representing ranch buyers and sellers in Wyoming has … Continued

An Overview of Leases on Ranches for Sale

Whether you are an experienced member of a multi-generational ranching family or an out-of-state landowner who visits your property several times a year, understanding and managing leases on ranches for sale is a vitally important part of ranch ownership. Leasing … Continued

Centaur Meadows Ranch – A Wildlife Sanctuary

Centaur Meadows Ranch is one of those rare ranch properties with a wide variety of contrasting attributes: steep rocky outcroppings countered by lush open meadows. Privacy and seclusion, yet located within thirty miles of downtown Denver. Dramatic, wide-open views of … Continued

Water on Colorado Ranches for Sale – Four Basic Definitions

When evaluating Colorado Ranches, it is important for buyers to fully understand a ranch’s water resources and water rights. The presence or absence of water on a ranch can affect a wide spectrum of issues, including land values, agricultural production, wildlife enhancement … Continued

Promontory Ranch Receives GOCO Funding

This past Tuesday, Great Outdoors Colorado (“GOCO”) announced its biannual funding decisions for conservation and community projects throughout the state. Using funds collected from Colorado’s lottery, GOCO will distribute $6.8 million to protect more than 40,000 acres of private land. … Continued

Top 5 Reasons JE Canyon Ranch is the Most Distinguished Legacy Ranch in the American West

In Colorado, there’s a place hidden away in the heart of endless canyons, red rock formations and vast open space that captures the heart like no place on Earth.  Embrace the sweeping stretches of short grass prairie that vanish from … Continued

Crested Butte Makes Rare Offering Amongst Influx in Ski Resort Sales

Four well-known ski resorts have recently changed ownership, proving to make 2014 an active year for the ski resort market in the Rocky Mountain region. Park City, Durango Mountain Resort, Solitude, and Snowbird have all been sold since the beginning of this year. In … Continued

Centaur Meadows’ Rural Cluster Plan Explained

At first glance, it’s easy to see why the Centaur Meadows Ranch, a Colorado ranch for sale in Evergreen, is such an attractive offering – its lush meadows, spectacular Front Range views, healthy forests, resident wildlife, and accessible yet private … Continued

Ranch Broker Essential Characteristic #6: Passion for the American West

When hiring a ranch broker to facilitate the sale of a Rocky Mountain Ranch for Sale, it is important that the broker be experienced and educated, have a deep understanding of the issues and ranch values, and have a strong … Continued

Ranch Broker Essential Characteristic #5: Professional Network

The purchase or sale of a Rocky Mountain Ranch can be an enormously complex process with many moving parts.  While an experienced and educated ranch broker can solve most issues that arise, there are times that it is necessary to … Continued

Ranch Broker Essential Characteristic #4: Understanding of Ranch Values

Assuming a ranch broker is experienced, educated, and has a deep understanding of the issues related to ranch ownership, the next most important characteristic is having a thorough Understanding of Ranch Values.  Knowing what a ranch is worth and making informed … Continued

Ranch Broker Essential Characteristic #3: Understanding of the Issues

As discussed in the first two parts of our ongoing series, it is extremely important that ranch buyers and sellers evaluate ranch brokers based on their experience and their education.  Extensive, proven experience and a commitment to ongoing education are … Continued

Ranch Broker Essential Characteristic #2: Education

As discussed in my previous posts, the sale or purchase of a legacy ranch is a complex and high-stakes process that concludes with millions of dollars changing hands.  Because of the significant size of the typical ranch investment, as well … Continued

Ranch Broker Essential Characteristic #1 – Experience

In the ranch brokerage business, as in any profession, there is no substitute for experience gained through focused, consistent, hard work.  No two ranches are alike and every ranch deal is different; so it is vitally important that brokers have … Continued