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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

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

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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

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