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A Night with Minister Muñoz

This week Ken and Haley had the opportunity to attend the inaugural launch of the Latin American Center at Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Given Mirr Ranch Group’s extensive work in Patagonia, and specifically … Continued

Changing Seasons in Crested Butte, Colorado

As the valley meadows begin to slowly green up and the tops of the surrounding peaks are still covered in a heavy layer of wet spring snow, we’re entering the time of year affectionately known in the Rockies as “mud … Continued

Depreciation of the Chilean Peso

The United States dollar (USD) has been rising at a higher rate than the Chilean Peso (CLP), and as a result, the prices of property in Chile have decreased by over 30%. This is the perfect time to invest and … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Future of the Cattle Market for Wyoming Ranches for Sale

Ranch broker and cattleman, Jared Souza, is also Assistant Ranch Manager of Cottonwood Land and Cattle in Wheatland, Wyoming. An expert in Wyoming ranching and Wyoming ranches for sale (click here), he offers his opinion on the future of cattle … 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

Hiring a Ranch Broker? Look For These 6 Essential Characteristics

Whether you are buying or selling a ranch for sale, the sales process can be a complicated and lengthy affair, usually involving multiple stakeholders, lots of moving parts, and millions of dollars.  For owners of legacy ranches throughout the American … Continued

Mirr Ranch Group Named One of America’s Best Brokerages

Mirr Ranch Group is proud to announce that the company is named one of America’s Best Brokerages in the Summer 2014 issue of The Land Report. With sales exceeding $100 million in 2013, this is the fourth year in a … Continued

Colorado Land: Front Range Ranch Assemblage Opportunity

Given the expansive population growth in the Denver metro area, it has become extremely rare to find large, private, mostly undeveloped ranches for sale within a 30-minute drive of downtown.  Even in the foothill communities of Evergreen, Conifer, and Indian … Continued

2014 Farm Bill: Its Effect on Ranches for Sale and Conservation

Over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about the ongoing congressional battles related to the Farm Bill and how those fights affected ranches for sale.  At that point, the passing of a new Farm Bill had already been … Continued

Colorado Ranches for Sale Case Study – Jensen Ranch

Late last week, we closed the sale of the Jensen Ranch, a 174-acre National Forest inholding located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.  The following is a description of the property and our customized marketing strategy that led to the sale. … Continued

Ranch Marketing Tools, Part 2: Website Design

In my last post, I discussed several of the mapping applications that Mirr Ranch Group uses to effectively market ranches for sale.  This week’s post will cover the importance of a well-functioning website as a tool for marketing high-value and … Continued

Ranch Marketing Tools, Part 1: Mapping

Ten years ago, if you asked any run-of-the-mill ranch brokerage how they went about ranch marketing, their answer would be fairly simple: place a few print advertisements in farm and ranch magazines, have the property listed on a very basic … Continued

What is a Colorado Conservation Tax Credit?

As ranch brokers assisting buyers and sellers of Colorado ranches for sale, we are commonly asked to explain the basics of Colorado’s conservation tax credit program.  For conservation-minded investors and landowners, Colorado’s tax credit system can provide a practical method … Continued

Bark Beetles & Forest Fires – A Common Misconception

One of the major ecological issues facing the Rocky Mountain Region, particularly for buyers and sellers of working and recreational ranches, is the current beetle infestation that is taking place in many large forests throughout the west.  As anyone familiar … Continued

Trend Watch: Income-Producing Properties

Ranch brokers Ken Mirr and Jeff Hubbard discuss the increase in demand they are seeing for income-producing properties for sale. These ranch experts suggest that this type of ranch, coupled with recreational values, makes for a truly special property. Thunder … Continued