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Colorado Fall Colors

There is nothing quite like a Colorado indian summer day. Yesterday I spent some time on Monarch Pass and took a few photographs of the changing aspen. There is noting quite like Colorado fall.  The colors this year range from brilliant yellow to reds and oranges. I recommend getting into the high country this weekend. […]

Mortgage Rates “WOW”

When the local Mortgage Loan Officer sends you an updated residential mortgage rate sheet with the tagline, “WOW!” you know the rates are something special. If you are thinking about buying a home, the time is NOW! Check these out: 40 year fixed: 4.25%, 30 year fixed: 3.75%, 15 year fixed: 3.00%. For more information […]

Cottonwood Meadows: Absolute Auction 9/30/11

The court ordered Absolute Auction of Cottonwood Meadows will be held at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Buena Vista on September 30th at 4:00 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to purchase a 274 acre ranch, or a portion thereof, bordering one of the last great Colorado Rocky Mountain towns. This property had extensive planning for […]

USA Pro Cycling Challenge

On Tuesday, the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge began in Salida. The world’s top male cyclists rode from Salida to Mount Crested Butte in a scant 4 hours, 29 minutes, and change. A first time event, as well as, a first for Salida in terms of an event of this magnitude, and I didn’t kow […]

Consensus Among Salida REALTORS: It’s a Buyer’s Market

New data out after the first quarter of 2011 have Salida Realtors all saying the same thing, “it’s a Buyer’s Market.” The average sales value of commercial, residential and land properties in Chaffee County decreased during the first quarter of 2011. The average price for any conveyance in the first quarter of 2011 was $187,961, […]


The week ahead promises to be a big one for anglers on the Arkansas River. Why? The Annual Caddis Hatch. The annual hatch was waylaid by cool temperatures at the lower end of Big Horn Sheep Canyon, which stretches from Salida to Canon City, but was anticipated to arrive in Cotopaxi early this week. The […]

Help for Conflicted Home Buyers

Thinking about buying a home in the Salida area, but feel like you are getting conflicting advice? You’re not the only one. First sales are up, then they’re down. The market is showing signs of renewed movement, but then that movement proves only horizontal. Signs point to a recovery, then oil prices rise, creating uncertainty. […]

Why Use a Realtor?

To use a REALTOR or not? That seems to be the question. Does a REALTOR better serve a buyer or a seller? and in what ways? Of course the decision to engage a REALTOR rests solely with the buyer or seller, but here are a few advantages to working with an agent, no matter which […]

The Arkansas River is Coming up, As is the Salida Real Estate Market

The river is coming up, as is the Salida real estate market. Last Saturday the Arkansas River was running 1,000 cfs through Brown’s Canyon and in spite of borderline temperatures we took the opportunity to float from Stone Bridge to Salida East. The trip was absolutely lovely, save for this newcomer, who left the keys […]

Salida’s Cycling Season

I started out titling this post, “Salida’s Cycling Season is on the Horizon,” but then realized it’s not, it’s HERE! Maybe it’s the opening of new single track trails on the outskirts of town, or the flurry of friends rushing to sign up for Ride the Rockies that makes me feel like we’re on the […]