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Owning a ranch in the breathtaking state of Colorado may feel like a dream as tall as the Rocky Mountains. However, what if we told you buying your own Colorado hunting ranch, cattle ranch, horse property, or fly fishing property in Colorado might be easier and more attainable than you think? Ranches for sale in Colorado can offer diverse landscapes of arid deserts, massive canyonlands, lush river corridors, and towering snow-capped Rocky Mountains. Many Colorado ranches are also close to world-class ski resorts, entertainment, and fine dining.

Winter is busy on the ranch for both work and play
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December 23, 2023

Winter is busy on the ranch for both work and play

Winter on a Rocky Mountain ranch might be considered a slow time for some. With livestock close to home and access to distant pastures difficult due to snow, it might be tempting to kind of hibernate and wait out the season. But owners of ranch real estate know that the work never really stops on... Read more »

Readying your ranch for the holidays
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November 27, 2023

Readying your ranch for the holidays

There’s nothing wrong with getting into the holiday spirit if you own ranch real estate. Decorating for the holidays is a good way to foment goodwill among your local community. It’s also a great way to showcase your ranch to prospective buyers. Often, large ranches, particularly legacy ranches, are sources of pride among locals. Working... Read more »

How to keep property taxes in check for ranch real estate
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November 17, 2023

How to keep property taxes in check for ranch real estate

Across the West, ranch real estate prices and valuation remain quite robust. Thankfully, taxes on ranches and agricultural land in the West are based on their agricultural values, not their real property value. But there are things that owners of ranch real estate can do to reduce their tax burden, even when property assessments rise.... Read more »

Is a 1031 exchange good for you as an investor?
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November 6, 2023

Is a 1031 exchange good for you as an investor?

With the right qualified intermediary and a knowledgeable ranch broker, it can be a great way to defer capital gains taxes Large ranch real estate has appreciated greatly over the last several years. That means prospective sellers could be looking at significant capital gains taxes once a sale is complete.  But, if you, as a... Read more »

Ranch real estate owners can earn tax incentives from conservation easements
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October 27, 2023

Ranch real estate owners can earn tax incentives from conservation easements

What is a conservation easement? In the simplest terms possible, conservation easements are development restrictions placed on a property in exchange for tax benefits that can be utilized by the grantor.   What kind of sacrifices should ranch real estate owners expect to make in order to achieve these tax incentives? In a typical conservation easement... Read more »

Ranch property owners can earn money on the carbon market
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August 17, 2023

Ranch property owners can earn money on the carbon market

Ranch property owners with significant acreage might be missing out on an important income opportunity. And, as a bonus, they could help sequester carbon dioxide and assist with the ongoing climate crisis. The carbon market is significant, and large corporations that, by simply doing their business, contribute carbon dioxide to the atmosphere are under increasing... Read more »

Spring is a great time to sell ranch property
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April 20, 2023

Spring is a great time to sell ranch property

For ranch owners and investors interested in selling, there’s no time like the present. Spring is the best time of year to sell ranches and farms. Buyers are motivated. Real estate markets are coming out of the winter doldrums, and prices are generally on the upswing. What’s more, the weather is better, allowing more people... Read more »

Why a ranch broker is the best choice to help you sell your ranch property
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April 6, 2023

Why a ranch broker is the best choice to help you sell your ranch property

Brokers understand the needs of their clients and the current market. They understand ranches, their resources and how those resources are used and replenished.

Four ways you can be taxed on the sale of your ranch
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March 13, 2023

Four ways you can be taxed on the sale of your ranch

Yup, it’s tax season.  If you sold your ranch in 2022, now’s the time to work with your tax advisor to help you preserve as much of your sales proceeds as possible and avoid steep tax penalties when you file with the IRS.  And there’s some good news — there are several perfectly legal and... Read more »

Three things buyers need to know about grazing permits
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March 7, 2023

Three things buyers need to know about grazing permits

Buying ranch property can be a complex endeavor. Prospective investors must consider a number of factors before making a purchasing decision. Water access, grazable acreage, the health of the property’s wildlife habitat, the condition of the property’s improvements … everything deserves a keen eye. For investors considering ranch property that comes with a public lands... Read more »

Why ownership structure is important for ranch buyers
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March 3, 2023

Why ownership structure is important for ranch buyers

Owning a ranch is a serious commitment, both in terms of time and financial resources. It’s important to make sure your ranch ownership structure is conducive to the goals you hope to achieve by buying and owning ranch property.  First, there’s a lot to consider when you buy ranch property. From a simple investment to... Read more »

Ten Best Flies for Fishing Rocky Mountain Waters
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June 9, 2021

Ten Best Flies for Fishing Rocky Mountain Waters

The goal for any fisherman is to catch a fish on every river he or she fishes. While some just have more luck than others, each fisherman’s success depends heavily on the type of fly and bait they use. If you’re planning a fishing trip out West this season, we have put together a list... Read more »

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