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Top 16 Big Game Hunting Ranches for Sale

The leaves are changing, a chill is in the air, and we’ve seen our first snow of the season already. For many, the fall season means pumpkin spiced lattes, kids back in school, and prepping for the upcoming holidays. However, … Continued

Top 4 Considerations When Buying a Big Game Hunting Property

Mirr Ranch brokers are often called upon by seasoned hunters to help them find the best big game hunting property for sale in the region. Whether they are an archery or rifle hunter, we know a thing or two about … Continued

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Find Your Equestrian Property for Sale: 7 Breathtaking Ranches

Many horse lovers have the dream of someday finding an equestrian property for sale to purchase and call their own. Our equestrian buyers are looking for wide open meadows, trail systems, adjoining public land, and nice improvements to board their … Continued

4 Steps: Access Issues When Buying Land for Sale

A consideration unique to buying farms, ranches, and land for sale is access. When we think of residential and commercial real estate in town, access to the property is almost always assumed. However, when dealing with rural real estate, access should … Continued

Top Cattle Ranches on the Market

For working ranch buyers, finding economically viable, as well as ecologically sustainable cattle ranches for sale is the name of the game, as we noted in our article last week on what to consider when buying a cattle ranch. Here … 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

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

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

Top 20 Ranches for Sale: Best Vistas of the West

Nothing beats a gorgeous view on or from your property. It’s no secret that some of the best views are on ranches for sale in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, and Nebraska. Here is a round-up of available Mirr Ranch Group … 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

Late Season Turkey Hunting on Moonshine Ranch

Written by Jeff Hubbard Pat Lancaster and I visited Moonshine Ranch last week for a quick late season turkey hunt. Arriving after daylight, we spotted three gobblers strutting in one of the irrigated meadows from about a mile away. Using the … 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

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

Trophy Hunting: Moonshine Ranch Delivers Big Time

Written by Jeff Hubbard 2017 was, as usual, a terrific elk hunting year at Moonshine Ranch. For years I have tagged along with and assisted my good friend and Moonshine owner Lud Bohler for the archery hunt. In spite of … Continued