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131 N. Main, Gunnison, Colorado 81230
By Erich Ferchau
he first half of 2013 has been very
productive and we at RE/MAX
Community Brokers appreciate your
business! The real estate market has
seen a bit of an adjustment over the last
few years and it looks like we are
turning the corner. We work hard,
every day, to provide quality service to
Buyers and Sellers. Earning your
business is very important to us. Please
contact one of our agents to discuss any
interest you may have in the real estate
Photo by Francie Ivy
WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET?
By Erich Ferchau
he stars are aligning…it’s a “seller’s market” in Denver…Gunnison County “always” lags in the recovery…the momentum is building…buildings are
going up and some are coming down! So, what is really up?
The bottom line is, comparing the first six months of the year to the same period last year (MLS data through June 14, 2013), we have seen a market-wide increase in
real estate sales (units sold) of 4% and the dollar sales are up 12%. That is all markets, all types of real estate…land, condos, single family, multi-family, etc.
Depending on the day you look at the data, these numbers fluctuate a bit. The best general summary is: Sales are up, the dollar volume is up and, it appears that
more of that growth is occurring outside the central population centers (Gunnison,
Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte).
In Gunnison and Rural Gunnison…it appears as though sales above $300,000 were
stronger last year with 7 units sold last year (Jan 1 thru Jun 14) vs. 2 units sold this
year. Last year, total units sold of single family homes outpaced this year 31 to 24.
On the other hand, condominium/townhouse sales are up in 2013 compared to the
same period a year ago, 5 vs. 3
If there was one message I would stress to Buyers, the market is picking up and
prices will begin to rebound because of that demand. Interest rates are low and
will likely see some modest increase over the next year. If you see a property you
like, strongly consider making a purchase. Remember, there are very few
properties in our market (excluding Mt. Crested Butte condos) that are similar to
something else. If you are looking to sell and “move up” to a different property
that better meets your needs, I encourage you to come talk with us about possible
trades or purchases that are contingent on the sale of your home. With the market
increasing, Sellers are once again willing to go under contract subject to your
We enjoy spending time with you discussing the real estate market and looking at
homes. Do not hesitate to call and schedule showings with us. It is the best way for
you to decide whether or not it is time to buy or sell your home. We look forward to
working with you!
Classic homes like this charming bungalow are rarely on the market and
this one is located in the heart of Gunnison. This home is comfortable
inside and out, completely restored with modern features in the kitchen
and bathrooms. Enjoy the large, beautifully landscaped yard with white
picket fence. As a bonus, there is a two bedroom apartment in the
basement with a separate outside entrance. Contact Erich to learn more
about this and other unique properties in Gunnison and Crested Butte.
Gunnison Highlands $499,000
Log cabin, 5 Bed, 2 Bath, fireplace,
large deck, all on 40 Acres bordering
public lands. Excellent hunting
& high country retreat.
Tomichi Ranch $444,900
Ranch house with 6 Bedrooms &
includes a smaller rental house on
146+ acres, water rights &
borders public land.
27001 Highway 149 $521,250
Home on 8.23 acres bordering BLM
land & minutes to Blue Mesa Res. 4 Bed,
4 Bath, walk out basement, huge
271 Seneca Drive $780,000
Outstanding horse property on
35+ acres. Log home, 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath,
outbuildings, irrigated hay meadow
w/ deeded water.
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ON THE RIVER
By Jay Miller
wise man once said that the
best time to plant a tree was yesterday…
perhaps the same holds true with
acquiring property on the river. Those
elusive “river properties” never seem to
be available when the time is “right”.
Right now RE/MAX has several
exceptional properties that are “ on the
river” and are actively listed for sale.
One property in particular is 908
Camino del Rio which is pictured above. This four bedroom, three and one-half
bath home is located very near the Dos Rios Golf course. It features a nicely
appointed great room and first floor master suite. An oversized three car provides
ample room for vehicles, toys and your golf cart. The large deck is close enough to
the “West Fork” of the Gunnison River to fish or simply enjoy. This is one property
that you really do have to see to see to fully appreciate. Listed at $995,000
TROUT HOMES OF
THE GUNNISON RIVER
By Joey Micucci
he Gunnison River holds an astonishing number of Trout. Rainbow and
Brown trout are the more predominant species, along with a good number of
Cutbow, and here and there you will come across Brook, and Cutthroat trout as
well. The Gunnison’s abundant food sources, cool water, and ideal structure create
prime trout habitat, making it a highly regarded western river. Depending on the
season/weather, trout can be found in various areas of the river. Water
temperature is perhaps the most important factor that influences where trout
choose to live in the river, as it correlates with the aquatic insect activity and the
metabolic rate of fish. Some of the highest insect activity occurs when water temps
are in the 45 F – 65 F range, and this is also when trout will usually be most active.
So where exactly might trout of the Gunnison River prefer to live and why?
Shelves, Drop Offs, and Buckets: The Gunnison River is well known for
these river structures and they are best characterized by apparent color changes in
the water. When the riverbed drops, making the water depth suddenly increase,
the water will appear a darker green color, making the riverbed less or no longer
visible. Shelves, drop offs, buckets, and a minor decrease in the grade of a river
usually make sections of water that appear to have a light chop, or “riffles”. Good
oxygen and insect flow, and sometimes cooler water make a comfortable place for
trout to hang out and feed. Trout will most often be found here during times of
increased bug activity, or hot weather from late spring through autumn.
Structure: Like many fish, Trout can often be found in and around structure.
Structure commonly found on the Gunnison River includes: Fallen or hanging
trees, willows, boulders, cut banks and bridges. All structures provide the trout
shelter from predators and fishermen. Fallen trees, hanging trees, and willows also
attract certain insects that trout eat. Boulders, whether on the bank or in the middle
of the river, help create “pockets” and “seams” which are water structures. A
pocket is a small piece of still or very slow moving water, which provide a place for
trout to escape faster currents and save energy. A “seam” is where the faster
current meets slower moving water. Often times, trout that are holding in a pocket
will quickly move to the seam to feed, and then return to the pocket to rest again. A
cut bank occurs when the river has carved under the bank, and flows underneath
it, providing perhaps the best cover for trout. Though not visible, you could be
standing on a cut bank and have a few fish right below your feet.
Ohio Creek Valley: This is an outstanding 1,227 acre ranch nestled
in the Ohio Creek Valley…not much more needs to be said.
Overlooking the lush, 300+ acres of meadow is a modest home,
barn and log cabin with exceptional views. The upper, more heavily
timbered ground has thick aspen and pine forest, beautiful wild
flowers, and a whole lot of wildlife! Every season offers special
beauty and a new adventure. $6,500,000
Fishing on the Taylor River is among the best in the world. This
rustic, yet elegant log home is situated among tall lodge pole pine
and spruce trees. Crystal Creek is a gated fishing community that is
nestled in the rocky canyon of the Taylor River. With crisp mountain
air in the mornings, bright starlit skies in the evenings along with
dedicated caretaker services, owners can relax and enjoy the
outdoors from the moment they arrive. $5,250,000
On The Water
101 CR 742 $890,000
Unique property located right on the
Taylor River. Features 5 Bed, 4 Bath,
garage, full walk out basement &
so much more!
16287 County Road 730 $599,000
Remarkable 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath home on
Ohio Creek, year around access, fishing
rights, Forest & West Elk Wilderness
529 Tomichi Trail $965,000
Beautifully remodeled 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
home on the Gunnison River. Private
setting across from Dos Rios Golf Course.
466 Chinook Trail $589,000
This beautiful 3 Bed, 3 Bath home is
situated on a 2 acre wooded lot along the
creek with great views & privacy.
215 Park Drive $389,000
Spring Creek $179,000
Wonderful 5 Bed, 3 Bath home on the west This original, 2 BR/1 BA cabin is very well
branch of the Gunnison River. Sun room
maintained and shares in all the glory
& screened porch overlooking the lot &
with the other homes at the Cabins on
Spring Creek (old Char B Resort).
TBD Red Tail Lane $225,000
Tomichi Creek Preserve! 4 Acres of lush
meadows, great fishing habitat & outdoor
recreation. Near Hartman Rocks.
Chinook Trail $99,900
1.97 Acres close to town. Wonderful Gunnison
River Subdivision Lot on Clark Stream! 1.97 Acre
building site located just north of Gunnison.
555 Tomichi Trail $575,000
Beautiful 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath home on the
Gunnison River. Situated on 2.55 acres
across from the Dos Rios Golf Course.
Horse River Ranch & Elk River Ranch
35 Acre Parcels
Colorado living w/ enhanced stream
fishing, stocked trout ponds, breathtaking
views, adjacent to Federal lands.
Hidden Mine Ranch $179,900
35 Acre parcel located just south of Crested
Butte at the base of Whetstone Mountain. 300+ feet
of Slate River frontage & spectacular views.
Wilderness Streams Starting at $99,500
Gated community in upper Ohio Creek Valley
with private fishing, National Forest & West Elk
14487 W. Highway 50 $285,000
16+ Acres with great views up Soap
Creek & Blue Mesa Reservoir. Building
sites, well, pond, year around access.
Roaring Judy Ranch $350,000
Tract 10 Roaring Judy Ranch, 38+ Acres with
good southern exposure, amazing views &
well in place.
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253 Lochlaven Rd $99,900
Big views of Blue Mesa Reservoir. A mostly level, 2.31 Acre parcel of land
to build a cabin or to camp.
W Mountain Lots Starting at $79,000
Nice building sites in W Mountain subdivision in Gunnison.
Near rec fields, easy access to trails & much more!
1130 N. Colorado $29,900
Building site in Gunnison close to WSCU, Rec Center and shopping.
Adjacent to a city park.
100 Buena Vista Drive $62,900
360 Degree Views on 1.54 acres in Gunnison Heights with year around
access. Septic is required & is on a shared well.
813 Fairway Lane $150,000
Build your dream home right on the 11th Fairway of Dos Rios Golf
Course. A nice flat lot with good solar possibilities.
TBD Ute Lane $300,000
2.8 Acres East of Gunnison near Tomichi Heights. Unique well & water
rights come with this parcel.
E. Highway 50 $1,500,000
6.65 Acres of U.S. Highway 50 Frontage. Just East of Gunnison near
720 N. Colorado $675,000
Development potential on 2+ Acres & walking distance to WSCU.
City will allow up to 16 units per acre.
E. Tomichi Ave $550,000 & $650,000
Development potential on 2 commercial
Lots located near WSCU, McDonalds & Holiday Inn.
Highway 149 $155,000
33+ Acres overlooking Blue Mesa Reservoir and very near the Iola boat ramp.
Tomichi Creek Loop Starting at $134,900
Beautiful meadow lots in a newly developed community adjacent to the
Golf Course with Tomichi Creek access.
Chance Gulch $150,000
80+ Acres with excellent views. Have contacted adjoining landowner to
sell & assemble 160 acres for private land owner vouchers.
76 Mackinaw $28,500
Views of Blue Mesa Reservoir from this 0.71 acre lot. Seller is motivated!
Located off Hwy 50 & easily accessed via gravel road,
Mining Claim $95,000
20.66 Acre site at the top of nine mile on Hwy 149, views in all directions.
Two mining claims, well in place.
TBD CR 76 $49,900
13.3 Acres Quartz Creek area, located in the heart of hunting, fishing &
hiking. A great place to enjoy the Rocky Mountains.
Forest Rd 3048d $995,000
240 Acres Rock Creek Park, GMU 67 with historic cabin. This is a rare
opportunity to acquire one of the old “homestead” inholdings.
Highway 149 $89,900 - $174,900
Two contiguous 40 Acre parcels or purchase the entire 80 Acres in the
Milk Gulch area. Borders BLM/public lands & in GMU 67.
his charming 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
home was fully restored by Mark Lucas in
2010, capturing the country charm in the
original hardwood floors, wide baseboard
trim and classic doors and handrails. The
modern, spacious kitchen, in floor heat,
energy package and new windows add to
the overall efficiency. Enjoy the Colorado
sunshine all day with large windows and
south facing bonus room. Beautifully
landscaped, fenced yard includes gazebo
and patio with expansive views and privacy.
This historic ranch headquarters property
consists of 20.57 acres allocated among 5
deeded parcels. The home is situated on one
acre and there are four additional parcels
with wells, sewer and utilities already in
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310 Meridian Lake Dr
Remarkable 4 Bed, 3 Bath Log
home in excellent condition.
Great views & located in rural
Mt Crested Butte with year
311 N. Taylor
Historic 5 Bed, 2 Bath home,
modern kitchen. Situated on 3
lots w/option to purchase 2
129 Aspen Trail
Well maintained 3 Bed, 2 Bath
home close to town & Hartman
Rocks rec area. Large back deck
& private back yard.
126 N Main $315,000
Located in the first block of Main Street, downtown Gunnison. Building is 1,970 square feet.
270 Industrial Park Rd $185,000
1.03 Acres in the Industrial Park with 2,092 sq ft building & 864 sq ft attached garage. Two
separate living quarters.
S. 11th Street $69,000
Two Industrial Lots with perimeter fence. Convenient in town location.
304-306 W. Tomichi Ave
Commercial two story office building in
a prime Hwy 50 location.Many recent
upgrades. Good occupancy history.
200 N. Spruce $375,000
Move your business into this commercial
building located near downtown. Off
street parking, reception area, break
room, public restrooms.
211 E. Tomichi Ave
Prime Highway 50 location in Gunnison
with 8 Lots, 5512 sq ft building. Ready
for a new business or reopening the
Building Only $380,000
The prime retail corner in the first block
of Main Street. Four quality tenants in
place. Priced to offer an attractive Return
on Investment for the new owner.
700 N. Main $700,000 short sale
Commercial building & businesses located on the corner of E. Denver &
Main/Hwy 135. Remodeled inside & out.
TBD Belleview, Crested Butte $325,000 $250,000
Commercial in town location for a business in Crested Butte.
Includes gas pumps & tanks in place. Lot size is 50’ x 125’
W. Highway 50 $350,000 & $600,000 $275,000 & $375,000
Prime Industrial/Commercial location in town. Large metal building,
small metal shed, fuel tanks pumps. Buy all or part.
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794 Sioux Road $595,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath Lindall Cedar home on 3+ acres in Wilderness
Streams. Big, unobstructed views of The Castles.
330 Ute Lane $327,500
Completely remodeled 5 Bed, 4 Bath home on 2.5 acres.
Small horse property with fenced pasture & small shed.
121 N. Taylor $399,000
Recently remodeled 5 Bed, 3 Bath home
Situated on a corner lot. Large space above
the 3 bay garage for multiple uses.
506 N. Colorado $247,500
Nice 5 Bed, 2 Bath log home with lots of character. Well
maintained and located adjacent to WSCU.
302 Van Tuyl Circle, Unit A $141,500
1 Bed, 1.5 Bath Townhome, quality construction, private
storage unit, covered porch & good southern exposure.
298 S. 5th $125,000
Well-kept 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath Westhaven Condo with
1 car garage. Hardwood floors, granite countertops
& remodeled cabinets.
704 N. Boulevard $320,000
4 Bed, 2.5 Bath home features many
upgrades. Located on a large corner lot &
close to schools & shopping.
412 & 414 S. 11th $135,000
This duplex has 2 Bed, 1 Bath in each side. Both units have
been recently remodeled. Great rental history, good
43191 Highway 50 $850,000
5 Bed, 3.5 Bath home on 20 acres, borders public land, 2 car
att. garage, det. 3 car garage & large shop building.
222 S. 7th $365,000
Well maintained 4-Plex. Each unit has 2
Bed, 1 Bath & wood stove. Two units
upstairs & two downstairs.
415 E. Georgia $139,900
A great “starter home”, 1 Bed, 1 Bath,
close to WSCU. Perfect for a student or as
a rental. Back yard with nice deck.
102 CR 13, Unit B $220,000
Unit B of a duplex located in a newer
Subdivision. 3 Bed, 3 Bath, attached garage
& is close to the Gunnison trail system.
130 CR 742, #37 $26,900
Fully furnished 2 Bed, 1 Bath mobile home near
3 Rivers Resort. Ideal home for someone wanting
to be near hunting, fishing & hiking.
125 Taloga Road $425,000
Rustic Mountain Retreat with big views of The Castles!
2 Bed, 1 Bath cabin on 31+ acres, hunting &
private fishing access.
755 CR 40 $699,500
Nice 3 Bed, 3 Bath home on 280 acres & bordered on 2 sides
by BLM. Great water, hunting & views.
Beautiful meadow ground.
404 N. 7th $179,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath family home close to schools. This home is
situated on a large lot with a fenced front yard.
110 Evelyn Lane $269,000
This 3 Bed, 3 Bath home has a well thought out floor plan.
Views from your sunny deck. Large garage/shop.
258 Rainbow Road $175,000
Completely renovated cabin in Taylor Park
on 2 lots with utilities. Fishing, big game hunting,
hiking, 4-wheeling, all right out your door.
323 S. Teller $399,900
Excellent in town location! Large fenced lot, 4 Bed, 3 Bath
brick home with lots of space. Nicely remodeled kitchen.
77 Brookside Drive $395,000
Exceptional 3 Bed, 2 Bath home on the Gunnison River.
Recently remodeled, fenced yard, fishing!
82 Rockey River Lane $395,000
Beautiful Custom Crafted 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath home with private
Gunnison River access. Innovative floor plan.
“One of a kind property”! 3 Bed, 1 Bath on 0.85
acre, access to Willow Creek. Shop building, attached
garage, guest cottage, 2 storage buildings.
5634 Highway 135 $129,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath HUD home on one acre of
land, near Rocky River Resort. Year around access.
113 Shavano Dr. Unit 209C $59,900
This second level 1 Bed, 1 Bath Condo in Dos Rios is perfect
as an affordable home or investment property.
101 Shavano Dr. Unit C-1 $149,900
Nice 2 Bed, 1.75 Bath Fairway Condo. Near Dos Rios Golf
Course. Great end unit with furniture package available.
Move in ready!
900 Camino del Rio $265,000
Darling 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath home on 1+ acre across from the
Dos Rios Golf Course & adjacent to a pond.
8717 CR 887 $250,000
Back Country Retreat! 3 Bed, 1.5 Bath
cabin, bounded on 2 sides by Nat'l Forest,
in GMU 55, deer & elk abound.
1466 Sioux Trail $899,000
Beautiful 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath, fully furnished Log home overlooking a lake in Wilderness Streams, a gated community.
6 Emmons Loop $64,900
Studio condo in The Grand Lodge.
Conveniently located just a short walk to the
ski lifts, dining & shopping.
201 Pitchfork $159,900
Townhome located in Mt Crested Butte. 2 Bed, 3 Bath in
good condition & convenient to the ski lifts.
350 Country Club Drive $88,500
Great price for a ground floor, end unit in
the Skyland Lodge Condos. 1 Bed, 1 Bath,
located in Crested Butte South.
180 CR 742 $239,900
Private 2 Bed, 1 Bath home on 1.73 acres right in the heart of
fishing & hunting country in Almont. Includes a spring.
620 N. 12th $325,000
4 Bed, 2.5 Bath, open sunny floor plan with plenty of solar
gain. Landscaped fenced yard, garage, greenhouse & hot tub.
400 N. 11th $227,000
This 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath Townhome has upgraded features, in
floor heat & is on a nice corner location close to schools.
Buying or Selling? Call RE/MAX Community Brokers 641-1188
RE/MAX SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
It is with great pleasure that we honor a student from the
local school district each year with a $2000 scholarship to
attend Western State Colorado University. We at RE/MAX
Community Brokers believe it is a great way to support the
community that supports us. Here are the four recipients
currently enrolled … good luck at WSCU, a great University in
Anna Marie Ferraro
At least for the time being my major is
biology with an emphasis on pre-allied
health. I chose Western because it is an
affordable school, it’s in a beautiful place,
and it’s the perfect size.
I am a Senior studying Psychology and
Sociology. I came to WSCU because I love the
community in Gunnison, and I have really
enjoyed the diversity of opportunities that
Western presents to students - there is
something here for everyone!
By Erich Ferchau
RE/MAX is a powerful brand that extends our listings around the
world. The local market is exposed to brokers and buyers throughout the
country and beyond. RE/MAX provides the tools to assist people considering
a move to Gunnison and Crested Butte. When consumers find real estate
online, "remax" is the most used search term among real estate brokerages.
At RE/MAX Community Brokers, we provided dedicated, reliable
service, ALWAYS! All of our agents share the philosophy that we must
support one another to ensure that you, the buyer or seller, receive the best
possible service. We are available every day, whenever you need assistance.
Nancy Ross, our office manager, will direct you to the broker best suited to
answer your question.
The INTERNET and SOCIAL MEDIA are critical elements to our overall
marketing plan. Behind our local business is an astonishing franchise system
that provides a number of tools and resources that benefit you! REMAX.COM
is an online search engine used by buyers all across the country. Leads
generated by that system automatically receive feedback and we communicate
that activity to you monthly. Our listings are featured on many other websites
and search engines, including Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, and more! The
internet, coupled with our local print advertising and national television
exposure help ensure maximum exposure when selling your property.
I am pursuing a degree in Professional Land and
Resource Management. I have loved my time at
Western, daring myself to experience all this
Valley has to offer. My favorite part of the
University has defiantly been the professors.
Each professor I have encountered not only cares
about the criteria they teach, but they also have
a commitment to this Valley. Being a local,
this means a lot to me.
I am attending WSCU because they
have a great biology program. I plan to
get a degree in zoology or wildlife
photography, or both and have a career
working with people, animals and
traveling the world.