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MRG News: October 15, 2019

What a busy time of year! Here’s what’s happening at Mirr Ranch Group so far this week: NEW: The BX Ranch is now on the market. A spectacular expanse of shortgrass prairie located east of Pueblo, Colorado, the 26,018 acre … Continued

Top 5 Things to Know About Southeastern Wyoming Ranches

Southeastern Wyoming ranches may not be as famous as its glitzy counterparts to the north and west in the state, but to the ranchers, farmers, and sportsmen that work and live there, it’s one of the West’s best kept secrets. … Continued

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Regenerative Agriculture: Ranch Management at the TomKat Ranch

In the world of ranch management, good stewardship practices in regenerative and/or sustainable agriculture are popular with modern landowners because of its ecological and economical viability. This August, Ken Mirr, Owner/Ranch Broker at Mirr Ranch Group, had the chance to … Continued

The Top 7 Colorado Ranches for Sale Near Steamboat Springs

Commonly known as Ski Town USA, the mountain town of Steamboat Springs is a world-class destination resort town surrounded by many Colorado ranches, including legacy working ranches, fly-fishing properties, and coveted trophy hunting properties. Well known for its year-round recreation … Continued

Land for Sale in Montana: The Top 5 Things You Need To Know

With summer fast approaching we are gearing up for another busy season of strong activity representing land for sale in Montana and other markets across the Rocky Mountain West. Mirr Ranch Group services a wide geographic area in order to … Continued

International Conservation Series: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

This past winter the Mirr family had the opportunity to travel to Kenya, visit three different privately owned conservancies throughout the country, and learn more about international conservation efforts. Africa, has long impacted Ken since his previous trip in 1989. … Continued

As seen in the Wall Street Journal, Mirr Ranch Group has a solid track record selling iconic Utah ranches

The Trees Ranch, one of  Mirr Ranch Group’s cherished properties to market and sell, was featured in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the many properties owned by the late Paul Allen. This southwestern Utah ranch is … Continued

Good News for Cattle Ranches: BLM and USFS Grazing Fees Lowered in 2019

There are 610 million acres of public lands in the United States, a majority of which are located in the West. Many of our clients operate cattle ranches that also rely on public land leases for forage for their cattle. … Continued

As Seen on CNN: 2019 Ranch Market Update

This month, CNN Business reported ranch values are outpacing other real estate with an 11% increase in median asking prices for ranches for sale over 1,000 acres, according to Realtor.com. Our very own Ken Mirr was contacted for his ranch … Continued

12 Spectacular Ranches Near A Resort Town

Buying a ranch near a resort town is a whole different kind of ranch investment than buying ranch properties located elsewhere. As we reviewed last week, there are certain attributes about these kind of properties that you need to know. … Continued

6 Things to Know When Buying a Ranch Near a Resort Town

Mirr Ranch Group works with buyers and sellers of a lot of ranch properties across the Rocky Mountain West, often near famous ski resort towns like Aspen, Vail, Steamboat, Jackson, and Park City. Being in close proximity to such special places … Continued

Elk Creek Ranch – Fall 2018 Update

The market at Elk Creek Ranch, one of our Colorado ranches for sale, is heating up with multiple sales occurring over the past year. “Mirr Ranch Group has been proud to represent this elite fly-fishing and sporting community for almost … Continued

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recent Sale Indicator of Strengthening Market Along Colorado’s Western Slope  

In December of 2017, Mirr Ranch Group closed a benchmark transaction at Elk Creek Ranch just outside Meeker, Colorado. This sale, combined with another dozen large transactions on Colorado’s western slope in 2017, is significant for a number of reasons … 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

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