Wyoming Ranches for sale and Colorado Ranches for sale

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NOV
02
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University of Wyoming furthers work in conservation of ranches and open space.

 

Private lands in Wyoming are vital to open space and wildlife, as evidenced by the large group of collaborators involved in the Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative  The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources has a variety of programs to help and benefit private land owners and ranchers. Private lands are key open spaces in the west that we all enjoy. These lands produce food and fiber, provide wildlife habitat and migration corridors, protect rivers and streams, connect landscapes, and more. But the continued pressure of agricultural land prices driven up by amenity and development values, and difficulty recruiting younger generations to ranch life, all put pressure on landowners to sell to non-traditional ranch owners.  Private landowners need tools, information, and resources to keep agricultural operations viable, manage intergenerational ownership transfers, interact effectively with public lands and resources, and prepare for the future.

To further their work, the Haub School’s William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, has created a position of Fellow, Whitney MacMillan Program in Private Lands Management in the West.  To quote UW: “The Private Lands Management Fellow will support private landowners with tools for sustaining working landscapes, such as sound financial management and intergenerational transfer, emerging markets such as conservation banks, and collaboration with federal, state, and private land managers……. The Fellow will help to create a new program on private lands management in the Ruckelshaus Institute to complement existing research and outreach, including the long-running Wyoming Open Spaces Initiative.”  The initiative has long list of partners that Wyoming Ranchers are familiar with, including UW Ag Extension and the Wyoming Stock Growers.

Take a moment to visit the included web site links and learn what tools are available to help keep Wyoming’s working landscapes in open space for future generations.

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SEP
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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Loan Program with Wyoming State Farm Loan Board and USDA Farm Services Agency

The State of Wyoming initiated the Beginning Agricultural Producer Loan Program in 2009 to utilize lower interest rates and the USDA FSA Down Payment assistant Program.  It has been a great tool for many families looking into succession planning or aging ranchers looking to transition to a younger working rancher.  The application process is a long one and the time involved will usually exceed 6 months.  

While the program is a great tool to enter into ranching, I would like to stress that it has not very been successful for beginning ranchers pursuing properties on the open market.  The bulk of ranches advertised for sale are priced with a recreational component and most offer little to no return, and certainly will not service any kind of debt load.  Thus the program is more suited for 2nd and 3rd generation buyers of the family ranch.  Or those who have a long term relationship with a seller who is willing to sell below market price.  Another issue is the State of Wyoming requiring a contract for purchase be in place prior to submitting the application.  This creates a complicated situation for a ranch seller having the ranch “under contract” for 6 months and deterring potential cash buyers while the seller waits for word on whether there ranch will sell or not.  The ranch real estate market place does not function well under those conditions. 

 More information can be found at the following links:

https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/beginning-farmers-and-ranchers-loans/index

https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/osli/grantsloans/loans/farm

 Documents ca be found at:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0ahUKEwi-_IvL9s3OAhVDxGMKHdvjDaEQFghCMAY&url=http%3A%2F%2Flegisweb.state.wy.us%2F2009%2FIntroduced%2FSF0034.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHbps90OLeY4NKQvyRjcJ4h9GSsag&cad=rja

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JUL
22
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Gorgeous New Pinedale Property with Great Views and Numerous Recreational Activities!

Here at Western United Realty, we are eager to announce our new listing, the Three Peaks Ranch. Only an hour drive south of Jackson Hole, WY, and 30 minutes north of Pinedale, WY, on HWY 89, offering one of the most beautiful and historic drives in the nation- The Three Peaks Ranch consists of 640 acres of lush meadow grass and 360 degree mountain views where one can appreciate the three tallest peaks in Wyoming. A short ¾ mile drive to Bridger Teton National Forest. The 3,240 sf home with massive logs and wrap around porches is an asset to the property burrowed against the Wyoming Range in a grove of aspen trees. The home consists of 3 BR and 3 bath, large windows, cathedral ceilings, a hand crafted stone fireplace, and also offers WIFI and direct TV. Near the entrance of the home sits 2 fishing ponds stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout. Along with the abundance of fishing and water fowl, the Three Peaks Ranch offers trophy hunting, recreational snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ATV, and horse pack trips. The land is leased for 225 yearlings in summer, providing agricultural income and tax base for the land owner. The property is a quarter mile off the county road- Merna Butte-Beaver Rim County Road- and can be accessed year round.

$2,200,000

The Three Peaks Ranch is co-listed with Steve Duerr and Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates/Christie’s International Real Estate

 

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JUN
10
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Exceptional New Fishing Property- Two Bar Creek Ranch

Exceptional New Fishing Property- Two Bar Creek Ranch

We are excited to announce our new listing- the Two Bar Creek Ranch. 

The Two Bar Creek Ranch is a well-watered property with 6 private reservoirs and ponds located along the creek offering excellent fishing of Rainbow and Brook Trout larger than 5 pounds. This Ranch lies along the valley of Two Bar Creek and includes adjacent meadows, upland pastures intermixed with sage, pine and aspen trees, and granite rock features.  On 1,160 acres of private land and 640 acres of State Land, Two Bar Creek Ranch includes a functional 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home near the larger pond. 

-      Wildlife is abundant on the Two Bar Creek Ranch as a result of the privacy and large private ranches in the neighborhood.   The ranch has had limited hunting for the last 15 years, leading to ample resident populations of elk, mule deer, antelope, and moose, as well as the occasional bear.

      This exceptional property is located along Wyoming HWY 34, then accessed via Albany County Road 12. It is 40 miles north of Laramie, WY, and 40 miles south of Wheatland, WY. Both cities offer ample medical facilities, restaurants, retail shopping, employment and cultural activities. Several neighbors are in the area, so while a very private feel to the ranch, there are folks just around the corner.

-         The Two Bar Creek Ranch is an increasingly rare opportunity for the buyer who desires quality fishing and privacy.  While no conservation easement is in place, it is an outstanding opportunity to use conservation easements not only for tax benefits but also to keep this wonderful ranch intact.

 Visit our interactive satellite map to view the location.

Two Bar Creek Map

 

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MAR
25
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The AX Ranch

We are excited to announce our new listing, the AX Ranch!

Approximately 15 miles south and east of   Laramie, Ax Ranch was established in 1864 and offered for only the second time in its history. This unique 12,255+-deeded-acre hideaway offers excellent access on all-weather highways and county roads. Excellent views are afforded of the Colorado peaks of the Never Summers and Rocky Mountain National Park. This exceptional ranch follows the valley of Dale Creek and Texas Creek for a combined 6+ meandering miles through native hay meadows, across upland pastures dotted with sage, pine, aspen and cottonwoods, then through a scenic granite walls almost to the origin. The ranch provides excellent grazing and winter feed along with abundant water for easy ranch management. Several lakes are located on ranch. The AX Ranch is known for its large elk population and good deer population, where herds in excess of 500 head of elk can be seen. Improvements include a 2,800-square-foot main home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, a 1,000-square-foot guest home with 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Again it is well-appointed with a true Western ranch theme; it is the perfect size for long term stays. In addition to the owner’s residence, the headquarters consists of the typical barns, corrals, calving facilities, in addition to hired help facilities.

Visit our interactive satellite map to view the location.

 

AX Ranch Map

 

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FEB
10
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Water in the West and Wall Street

Investment funds begin the search for western ranch lands where the water rights can be sold and transferred.

Article 1

While Investment funds have been buying farms land for many years now, particularly in Colorado and more recently in Arizona, where water transfers and new well appropriations can be easier, the idea of buying ranches/farms as an investment vehicle to provide returns based on the future transfer or sale of the water rights is not new either.  It is simply gaining traction.  This article is rather long, but a very good read into the details of the past water transfers, and what is on the horizon.  At some point other states and water right holders will look at options, as California was successful in doing in the Palo Verde Valley.

Article 2

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FEB
04
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Two major Wyoming sales attract ranchers, investors

"Congratulations to James Rinehart, Broker at Western United Realty, LLC. Ranchbrokers.com and Jack Kavanaugh, Broker at Ranch Marketing Associates!" Visit the link below to read about two Wyoming ranches that were sold for nearly 10 million dollars- One by our very own broker, James Rinehart.

 

Farm Progress

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FEB
01
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Upcoming Events

The Safari Club International Convention is at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.  James will be attending the week long event showcasing the best in hunting and fishing trips, plus outdoor gear, and most anything geared towards the outdoor sporting life.  We will have our recent cover showcase Open Fences Magazine at the Open Fences booth.  Drop by to see the latest or contact us to catch up with James to discuss the latest in Ranch Real Estate. Also- check out the promotion of our "Coming Soon" property on Open Fences' Facebook page.

Open Fences Facebook Page

 

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JAN
22
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Wyoming is Top Place to Retire in the US

 Are you wondering if Wyoming is the right place to settle down? According to an article by Bankrate.com, Wyoming is the number 1 place to retire in the United States. The site analyzed numerous factors for each state, including weather, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, tax rates and "senior well-being". Colorado, Utah, and Idaho rounded out the top 4 in the rankings.

A few reasons you should retire in Wyoming include the tax friendly condition. There is no state income tax, and its total tax burden ranks 48th out of the 50 states. Cheyenne, at 3.9%, is the lowest tax rate of any large city in the US. Veterans also get an exemption on property taxes. Wyoming is the least populated state (just over 584,000 in 2014), and it has terrain ranging from the High Plains to ragged mountains. The scenery and recreation opportunities are outstanding. It is somewhat remote, although Cheyenne is only 100 miles from Denver. Skiing, hiking, and river sports are outstanding in Wyoming as well.

To read more about Wyoming’s many attributes, click on either of the links below.

Bankrate

CNN

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JAN
07
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Ranch Easement Funds Available

When a ranch is offered for sale, conservation easements remain a viable source of revenue to maintain ranches as open space.  The USDA has announced plans for $350,000,000 available through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). This program would be a good tool in succession planning for ranch families. Geared towards wetlands, range lands and farm land.  Please see http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD416615 for more information. 

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JAN
07
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Australia Bars Sale of World's Largest Ranch

Large agricultural lands for farming and ranching are being sought after by foreign investment groups and the latest move by Australia will have many investors, as well as sellers, rethinking their direction. Click the link below to read more.

http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2015/11/18/australia-bars-foreigners-from-buying-worlds-largest-ranch

 

Also a related story regarding Brazil: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/world/americas/tiaa-cref-us-investment-giant-accused-of-land-grabs-in-brazil.html?_r=0

 

 

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OCT
20
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Black-Footed Ferret Coming Back

Once again, the importance of private ranch lands and the open space they provide is showcased. A great program for wildlife, and still allow land use on private lands.
Next month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to announce that the entire state of Wyoming will be considered for a special listing under the Endangered Species Act, a 10J, which means private landowners who accept black-footed ferrets onto their lands without concerns that incidental deaths will affect their operations, a big step in a state where the prairie dog predators have been struggling to maintain a presence.

Black-Footed Ferret Coming Back

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OCT
13
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Cole Creek Fire near Evansville, Wyoming Brings to Attention the Wild-land Urban Interface when Buying a Mountain Property

13 homes and more than 10,000 acres have been destroyed by the Cole Creek Fire as of this morning.  An evacuation remains in place until 5 PM. High winds were the cause of the fires quick spread on Sunday and Monday, and the area remains under a red flag warning. The Wild-land Urban Interface, which refers to the transition zone between unoccupied land and urban development, are at a larger risk for wildfires and should be an element taken into consideration when shopping for mountain homes and land. Urban development is pushing further into the wilderness for primary and secondary residences, resulting in a larger number in damages from natural forest fires. Click on the link below to read more about the Cole Creek Fire.

 

Cole Creek Fire

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SEP
22
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Ranch Real Estate and Conservation

The importance of private ranch land to conservation is demonstrated by transactions such as The Nature Conservancy buying Plum Creek Timbers ranch. Ranch real estate and conservation go hand in hand as does the importance of the ranch broker knowing conservation transactions. With 25 years of experience in conservation, James is a ranch broker well known for working on these types of transactions. Click on the attached link to read more about conservation and the Plum Creek Timbers Ranch.

Mountain West News

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JUL
17
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Recently Sold- Shimmerhorn Ranch

Another local ranch was recently sold outside of Laramie, Wyoming. The Shimmerhorn Ranch is a delightfully diverse property with terrain including rolling grasslands, open range, timber, and various creeks. This property is the perfect rural setting to enjoy all aspects of an agricultural lifestyle and is located just minutes away from Happy Jack and Vedauwoo state parks in a highly sought after location.  Congratulations to the buyer!

The great state of Wyoming has many things to offer. A low population, low crime rate, a stable economy, great locations, and outstanding natural features are just a few to mention. Tucked in between many different mountain ranges such as Black Hills, Big Horn, Medicine Bow, Wind River, Owl Creek, Tetons, and the Absaroka Mountains (just to name a few), Wyoming offers opportunities for all types of outdoor recreation. There’s hunting and fishing; or hiking, biking, and rock climbing all within a few minutes’ drive of most towns. If you want a piece of the West to own for yourself, Western United Realty can help you.

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JUL
15
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Recently Sold

The summer market has proved pleasantly busy for Western United Realty. Clink on the link below to view a beautiful Wyoming Ranch recently sold to a conservation buyer.

The North Horse Creek Ranch is 25 miles west of Pinedale, Wyoming. This ranch borders National Forest and provides excellent views of the Wyoming range. Miles of Aspens and Pines line the Property for the ultimate privacy and wildlife habitat combination. Excellent hunting opportunities available. Congratulations to the buyer!

Sellers continue to rely on assuring their ranch is properly represented and the next owner knows the details of the ranching heritage. It's not about dirt for dollars. It's about family, heritage, integrity, hard work and honesty.

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JUN
11
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Recreational Opportunities at Kaisler Ranch

Our new listing, the Kaisler Ranch, is located only 15 minutes west of Laramie. This property provides outstanding recreational opportunities because of the combination of running water and several small creeks and sloughs that provide the ultimate environment for many fish. The Little Laramie River runs a mile and a half through the Kaisler Ranch, and the privately leased property offers a pond that is also ideal for trout fishing. Many different types of wildlife call Kaisler Ranch their home including an abundance of waterfowl, antelope, mule deer, and whitetail deer.

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MAY
22
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New Listing-Kaisler Ranch

New Listing-Kaisler Ranch

Laramie, WY

Located just 15 minutes west of Laramie on Interstate 80. With 610 deeded acres and a 420 acre private lease, this ranch provides opportunities of producing up to 500 ton of hay and is currently running 120 cows. A mile and a half of the Little Laramie River is on the property providing excellent fishing opportunities.

 

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MAY
14
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2014 Best Brokerages

2014 Best Brokerages

Western United Realty, Ranchbrokers.com, is a 2014 Best Brokerages as chosen by Land Report Magazine.  5 years in a row for outstanding sales results and customer service.  Thank you to our clients and customers.

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MAY
07
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Featured in the Land Report Shimmerhorn Ranch

Featured in the Land Report Shimmerhorn Ranch

The Shimmerhorn Ranch was recently featured by the Land Report Magazine. To view more information please visit the Land Report Facebook Page, The Land Report Twitter Page, or The Land Report Google Plus Page. We also have an interactive satellite map of the property. To view the map simply click on this link Shimmerhorn Ranch Interactive Satellite Map. To download a brochure with more detailed information visit the Shimmerhorn Ranch Property on our website.

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MAR
27
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Public lands, Vital to many Wyoming Ranches

Public lands, Vital to many Wyoming Ranches

Public lands are vital to many Wyoming Ranches.  Wyoming ranch land and Wyoming ranches for sale in turn provide the private lands that remain in large parcels and open for wildlife instead of housing tracts.  Click on the link below to review the story.

http://www.hcn.org/articles/obama-s-trying-to-hike-grazing-fees

 

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MAR
09
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Spring Approaching

Spring Approaching

With spring approaching, it will soon be time to review our ranches for sale in Wyoming and Colorado.  Ranches in Wyoming, particularly southern Wyoming are hoping for a wet spring to help the snow pack and pastures.  The Snowy Range between Laramie and Saratoga is only 80%+- of normal.  This could have an impact on the rivers and stream flows.  Let’s hope for a wet snowy spring to grow some hay this summer!

 

More details can be found here:

http://www.wrds.uwyo.edu/wrds/nrcs/snowprec/snowprec.html

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FEB
04
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Safari International Club Convention

Safari International Club Convention

James is at the Safari International Club Convention this week in Las Vegas. If you’re in the area stop by the Offgrid Outdoors booth to talk with him about hunting and Wyoming Ranches. If you would like to set up a time to meet with him please call the office at 307-745-6024 and Ashley will set up a time.

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JAN
26
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Wyoming Migration Initiative 2014 Annual Report

Wyoming Migration Initiative 2014 Annual Report

The Wyoming Migration Initiative focused on outreach in 2014, with films, talks, photo exhibits, and live tweets.  The interest these efforts have generated among people throughout Wyoming and the West shows the importance of Wyoming Ranches and the land that provides open spaces.   Big game migrations cross the backyards of Wyoming ranch land and their public land grazing permits. Thank you to Dr. Mathew Kauffman and the entire team for sharing this information with the state and beyond. 


For more information go to:

http://migrationinitiative.org/

 

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DEC
30
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Path of the Pronghorn

Happy New Year! Take a moment to visit Wyoming Migration Initiative and the latest on path of the pronghorn. Another example of how important open spaces are to Wyoming and its wildlife. Wyoming ranches offer the opportunity to conserve this vital open space.

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DEC
11
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Wyoming Migration Initiative

Wyoming Migration Initiative is beginning their deer capture today. They will be live tweeting and posting pictures on Facebook throughout the process. Their goal of tweeting and Facebook posting live is to educate followers of their study and their findings on things such as their biological information and their migrating habits.

http://migrationinitiative.org/content/week-wyoming-deer-capture

 

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NOV
25
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Mountain Pine Beetle Damage

Mountain pine beetle damaged forests have affected ranch land values in Wyoming and Colorado.  Now data from unique research in the Sierra Madres in Wyoming could help forest managers across the West understand how to deal with the aftermath of the mountain pine beetle. 

Beetle killed trees impede elk and elk hunters

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OCT
24
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New Listing-North Horse Creek Ranch

New Listing-North Horse Creek Ranch

Pinedale, Wyoming

Held by the original family since first homesteaded, this mountain ranch is 25 miles west of Pinedale, Wyoming. 1,760 deeded acres and 1 mile of National Forest boundary creates outstanding recreational opportunities. The hay and winter headquarters is 1,120 acres and a 640 acre summer pasture with a small BLM permit for 65 AUM’s. The improvements consist of a newer modular home with barns, shop and cattle handling facilities. $2,850,000

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SEP
26
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Riverbend Ranch SOLD

Riverbend Ranch SOLD

SOLD! University of Wyoming Foundation’s Riverbend Ranch Off the Market
New Owners to Oversee Agriculture, Livestock Operation on the Gorgeous 6,700 Acres of Land

LARAMIE, WY (September 26, 2014)—The University of Wyoming’s Riverbend Ranch has been sold thanks in large part to local ranch broker James Rinehart of Western United Realty, LLC. The listing sold on September 26, with proceeds going to the University of Wyoming Foundation. 

Rinehart’s extensive knowledge of the ranch and the area helped the buyers feel confident in their transaction. “After three years on the market, the entire ranch closed with great clients of mine, Reb and Molly Clark, who are looking forward to being the agricultural stewards of this fine Big Laramie River property as a working ranch and being actively involved in Wyoming’s agricultural community,” says Rinehart.

The Riverbend Ranch is 15 miles west of Laramie and consists of 6,700 acres with 6.5 miles of the river. It’s an excellent hay ranch and winter headquarters for livestock. It is permanently protected by a conservation easement held by Wyoming Game and Fish, which added some extra complexities to the sale.

Luckily, Rinehart has in-depth experience with conservation easements and was up to the challenge to benefit the buyer’s long-term investment and value of using the ranch for agriculture and recreation uses for generations to come. That’s music to the ears of all hunters, fisherman and anyone interested in the preservation of our Wyoming agricultural landscape.

Needless to say, when there is a significant ranch that needs to be sold—sellers call specialists in ranch brokerage to get it done. Western United Realty, LLC has been brokering these beautiful properties in Wyoming and Colorado for more than 30 years. Mike Jorgenson of the Jackson office of Fay Ranches in Montana was the listing broker, and played an important role in facilitating this purchase throughout the process.

FOR THE MEDIA: Interview opportunities and other resources are available upon request. Contact Erica Boniface at 303-717-8246 or e-mail Erica@ColoradoMediaNetwork.com.

ABOUT WESTERN UNITED REALTY, LLC:
For over 30 years of focus on ranches, Western United Realty, LLC, have come to know what to look for with properties and how to help make the right transaction for the buyer and seller. They offer exceptional service in ranches for sale in Wyoming, Colorado and other smaller properties in the two gorgeous states. For additional information, visit www.ranchbrokers.com or call 307-745-6024.

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SEP
24
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Premer Ranch SOLD

Premer Ranch-SOLD
Laramie, WY.  2,520 deeded acres offering a great opportunity as Laramie and Wyoming continue to grow.  Power and phone are at the ranch. Excellent well water and easy access 6 miles from town on US Highway 30/287. Varied topography would provide for excellent small ranch sites.    640 acres State of Wyoming lease. Well known for outstanding gains on cattle.  $995,000

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SEP
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The Importance of Wyoming Ranches to Wildlife

The importance of Wyoming ranches to Wyoming’s wildlife and open spaces is  once again illustrated by the article link below.  Throughout Wyoming, wildlife depends on private ranch land for migration corridors and winter range.  Having those lands secured by conservation easements or purchased by conservation groups to find a conservation buyer later is a vital program for Wyoming’s diverse wildlife. 


http://wyofile.com/angus_thuermer/group-launches-2-1m-drive-save-mule-deer-migration-parcel/

 

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SEP
10
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Colorado – A State Not Devoid of Culture

When people think of Colorado, they think of ranches, farms and the Rocky Mountains. Colorado is perceived in some people’s minds as characterized by the Gold Rush, mining and rough Western towns where justice came at the hands of a gun or a rope. The more sophisticated may think of the ski slopes of Aspen and Vail. The idea of buying one the Colorado ranches for sale to enjoy the wealth of culture that is available would seem ludicrous to some.

Museums and Historic Sites

Colorado is not a cultural wasteland. While it may not have the glamor of New York City, it certainly knows how to preserve and present its past. With over 174 museums and historic sites, it can wow any resident or tourist. You can travel across the state and visit some of the best museums in the country. Among the more prominent are:

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AUG
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The importance of Wyoming ranch lands to Wildlife

The importance of Wyoming ranch lands to wildlife and open space is again highlighted in an article about Wyoming Mule Deer and the open space ranches provide.  In addition to those private ranch lands that comprise Mule Deer habitat, the BLM and State grazing permits are very important also.  Ranchers maintain these allotments for their livestock and in turn wildlife benefits.  Please take a moment to visit the article:

Feature: Development, CWD weigh on diminishing deer

 

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AUG
21
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Come take a look while the elk are bugling!

As summer draws to a close, our activity on these Wyoming ranches for sale has been good.  Every year it seems that time goes by faster.  It has been a great year for moisture and the warm season grasses are doing well.  The springs and creeks are in good shape. Come take a look while the elk are bugling and before these are sold or the snow flies!

 

 

 

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AUG
14
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Western United Realty App!

We have the Western United Realty app built and it is ready for you all to download! It is available on the google play store for android devices, as well as the app store for IOS/apple devices! Simply go to your device's app downloading system, and type in Ranchbrokers and download the app to stay up to date with us, and what we are doing, no matter where it is that you are! You can see all the Wyoming and Colorado ranches for sale, and get linked to all of our social media connections as well!

 

 

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JUL
31
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Importance of Public Lands Grazing to Wyoming Ranches

Many Wyoming Ranches rely on public land grazing for their operations.  These Federal and State lands and permits benefit from the ranching activities also.  Wildlife and the ecosystem in general benefits from sound stewardship offered by these Wyoming Ranching permittees.  John Ritten, a University of Wyoming Agricultural Extension Economist, wrote a good  article regarding the importance of grazing on public lands to the financial well-being of Wyoming Ranches.  Please follow the link to read the details.  CLICK HERE

 

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JUL
30
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Cattle Prices

Cattle prices remain at all time highs after a brief reduction.  This continues to provide strong demand for Wyoming ranches and land for sale.  We do see increased activity, so long as the pricing seems affordable and “makes sense” from a cattle and market standpoint.  Read more at  Cattle prices move higher, while natural gas prices continue downward

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JUL
23
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Interested in the Diamond Peak Ranch?

 

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The Diamond Peak Ranch is just south of the Wyoming border consisting of 1,540 acres. Currently, the water on the property is high, the grass is growing tall, and the flowers make the property just that much more beautiful. If you are interested in this gorgeous private-mountain-setting property, complete with fish and large game populations, this would be a perfect time to see the Diamond Peak Ranch! $2,930,000

 


#wyomingranchrealestate #wyomingranchesforsale #westernunitedrealty #ranchbrokers

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JUL
22
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Google+

We have also expanded our social network reach to Google+, so make sure you go and join our circle! #westernunitedrealty #ranchbrokers #wyomingranchesforsale #coloradoranchesforsale #wyomingranchrealestate #coloradoranchrealestate
 
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JUL
22
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Coming Soon..... an app for your android/iOS devices!

We are working on building an app for your smart phones, android, and iOS devices! Check back in a couple of days for an update on how to look for the app! #wyomingranchesforsale #coloradoranchesforsale #westernunitedrealty #ranchbrokers #wyomingranchrealestate #coloradoranchrealestate

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JUL
16
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Updates

Ranch sales activity is picking back up after the 4th of July holiday.  As more people travel out to Wyoming the dreams of having a Wyoming Ranch come to the top of people’s minds.  Looking for that escape from the big city or just a certain part of the country. 

Recently the Premer Ranch had a price reduction to $995,000.  An aggressive move for this Wyoming Ranch for sale, this presents a great opportunity for outstanding grass with upside potential only 6 miles to Laramie.

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JUN
12
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Water resources for that Wyoming Ranch for sale or Colorado Ranch for sale

As buyers search for that perfect ranch, it is important to have expert help in reviewing the water rights that come with that property.There are extensive issues that must be investigated. Please see the following on our web site to learn more about water resources and buying a ranch.

http://www.ranchbrokers.com/buyers-guide.html

http://www.ranchbrokers.com/images/resources/wyomingwatersummary.pdf

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MAY
13
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Snow Storm

The snowstorm over the weekend has accumulated close to 3 feet of snow in the Snowy Range Area. As far as the properties that we have listed in the area where there was epic snow fall, properties like the Shimmerhorn, the Diamond Peak, and others, will be difficult to get to until the snow melts away. To see what the snow fall looks like, visit this link (http://dayweather.com/keystone/foxpark.htm)

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APR
25
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The Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Wyoming has been working on migrationinitiave.org and recently presented the Red Desert to Hoback Mule Deer Migration study.  A fascinating compilation of work regarding Mule Deer in western Wyoming.  It shows the importance of Wyoming’s open spaces of which Ranches are such an important part of.  Our work over the years has been to strive towards conservation of vital ranch open space while offering our Wyoming ranches for sale.  The ownership may change but the importance of large private ranches never will.  Thank you to all our ranchers, new and old, for the open space and wildlife habitat they provide.

 

For more info see:  http://migrationinitiative.org/

Watch “Mule Deer Migration” by Joe Riis Photography: http://vimeo.com/88619272

 



 

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Price reductions, Market activity and What the upcoming summer might bring

Premer Ranch reduced to $1,250,000  

Diamond Peak reduced to $2,930,000 

Our print media advertising is in full swing with spring and summer not too far away.  Activity to date on Wyoming ranches for sale has increased and we are seeing more prospects looking for IRC 1031 exchange properties.  That is a good sign that the large tract and development real estate activity is picking up.  Some real estate customers are looking for a Wyoming get away from tax and political issues in other states.  I recurring theme is “the old west is alive and well in Wyoming”.   We hope to get more people “on the ground” looking this summer than last year.  Please give us a call or email to get ranch real estate updates.

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Tom Grieve and James Rinehart

For sellers, optimal representation and excellent knowledge of the product is what buyers are looking for in a broker. While our website and other advertising sources are very competitive at reaching the target market, it is important to know that marketing is not the only way to go. Today’s buyer is more sophisticated and spends a great deal of time researching the area and the property. Buyers count on a knowledgeable broker to answer questions for their multimillion dollar purchase.

While a large firm sometimes has the perception to the seller of a larger market reach, many buyers ultimately reach out to our company as the local knowledge base to insure they are making informed decisions. Experienced in ranching, hunting, and fishing, Tom Grieve and James Rinehart, have guided buyers to their perfect ranch for 30 years. Trusted individuals a seller needs to make sure the ranch not only sells, but will go to a great next steward of the land.

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Forum to Enhance and Recover Sage Grouse

Ranching in the Rocky Mountain West entails many aspects, one of which is the ability to manage private land for the betterment of many species.  It is important for the prospective and new ranch land owner to be involved in the environmental topics coming to the forefront in the west.  For many years the Greater Sage Grouse has been discussed as a possible endangered species candidate.  That could be a blow to ranch in the west.  To combat that threat, many private and government efforts have been made to enhance and recover the Sage Grouse. 

 One source of information is The Sage Steppe Partner Forum.  They have announced eight-week webinar series. The forum aims to share knowledge around Greater Sage-grouse, sagebrush habitat, and management across the species’s historic range. Sponsors of the webinar series are the Great Northern, Southern Rockies and Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.  Please take a moment to review the Sage Grouse conservation work and how it may impact your ranch or your decision to purchase a ranch for sale.

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Sage Grouse, Ranching and its Future in Wyoming

Sage Grouse, Ranching and its Future in Wyoming.

Of critical concern to Ranchers in Wyoming and the West, the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management has released its Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments & Draft EIS.  Public comment is now open.  Please follow to the below links and have your voice heard.

 

News Release:

http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/news_room/2013/december/27sgrouse-9plan-deis.html

 

BLM News Letter:

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wy/programs/planning/rmps/sgamendment.Par.98616.File.dat/Jan2014.pdf

 

BLM Sage Grouse E-Planning:

https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=renderDefaultPlanOrProjectSite&projectId=9153&dctmId=0b0003e8801367ca

 

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Historic Ranch has been bought for open space

Down in Colorado there is a 137 acre property that was just bought by Pitkin and Eagle counties for $5.9 million. The ranch, until recently, had been owned by Freda L. and Fred L. Glassier and had been in their family since the 1800s. They are not planning to split the property up, but to keep it like it was. To read more on this story, please click here.

 

 

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Preservation of the Medicine Bow Ranger Station

The U.S National Forest Service plans to burn down the old ranger station and the bunkhouse near Centennial, Wyoming after it has been around since the tie-hacks in Encampment in 1920. Centennial resident Malanie O'Hara heard about this in 2010 has been circulating a petition to save the station and search for potential buyers. There have been a couple offers made, but the Forest Service has declined them.

To read more about this issue click here.

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Albany County Stock Growers Association

The Albany County Stock Growers association is a great asset to all of the Ag producers in our area. Not only do they support the sale of meat and meat products, but they want to improve and promote meat and meat products in the State of Wyoming. The Albany County Stock Growers association is a non-profit organization that deals with those in the community, industry and in national and state officials to heighten the views, and thoughts of the public on the cattle industry. The ACSG association does many things within Albany County, such as sponsoring the awards at the county fair, supporting the 4H and FFA kids with all of their endeavors, and getting the word out to people of the community about what is going on with the agriculture of our county. If you would like to keep up with them, or see what is going on with the Albany County Stock Growers association, you can find them on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyCountyStockGrowersAssociation.

 

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Tax Breaks

The Fish and Wildlife commission in Montana voted last week proposing the idea of giving private landowners, with access to parcels of Montana state lands, a tax break by being able to introduce 20 black-footed ferrets back into the lands at UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge.

We wonder what implications this would have on Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado ranches that would be for sale, and the values of those ranches... What do you think?

 

[To read this article, click here.]

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High End Real Estate Market

We thought some of you would be interested in information about the high end real estate market. While this refers to luxury homes, it can be argued that this segment can include the recreational lifestyle ranch that is a luxury purchase, not a return on investment type purchase.  It indicates what we have been seeing, a slowdown in high end activity with sales being properties that show a great reduction in market price. The right property and the right buyer match is as important as ever, but the last 6 months have shown a resistance to this asset class in our opinion. Sales of ranches has been slow, and closed sales are for properties reaching a value of 10-12 years ago. Other sales included an influence from impressive water and river fishing resources, strong agricultural production values, mineral right considerations, neighbor considerations or a IRC1031 exchange that results in time pressure to buy. 

 

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/7530294-113/million-morris-aspen-auction

 

The recent sale of the Buckeye Ranch http://www.ranchbrokers.com/Wyoming-Ranches/Buckeye-Ranch.html is an example of price reductions and a competing listing of the Twin Mountain ranch showed a 25% reduction from sellers original cost in 2008.

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Today's Business World

A comment about today's business world:  We've been noticing a change in the dynamics of how businesses, customers and clients choose how and who they do business with.  While many people and companies continue to work towards relationships and understand relationships should remain long term in certain types of assets and investments, such as Ranches and the communities they belong to,  many are falling into the short term outcomes and results.  Mr. Larry Fink of Blackrock Capitol was recently interviewed on CNBC and underscored this trend and the potential problems of it continuing http://sys17.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=3000171875&play=1 .  People and businesses used to look for an outcome that would result in achieving a goal and maintaining the long term relationships.  They would realize that at some point down the road, you may have a need or desire to do business with someone again and that the immediate short term outcome was not worth the long term ramifications.  As Mr. Fink points out, and as we have seen in the real estate world, that is the norm now.  While the ranching world, and some other sectors and individuals, realize the importance of long term relationships and “The Cowboy Way”, it is unfortunate to see the increase in the short term mentality.  The attitude of whatever it takes to get my money now.

 

We will continue to realize the importance of these long term relationships and working with those we’ve known for so long.  And we feel that this will benefit our company and us individually in the long run and we won’t change our ways at the cost of long term relationships, ranching heritage, and Cowboy Ethics.

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Rancher Relief Fund

Earlier this week we received an email about helping South Dakota producers get back on their feet by donating to the Ranch Relief fund. There was a storm in and neighboring South Dakota that was accompanied by freezing temperatures and high winds that caused devastation to many ranchers in the area. The Wyoming Stock Growers Association had been told that the losses of cattle may exceed 200,000 head. Making any kind of donation to help re-populate the heard would be greatly appreciated by many. The press release below has information on how you can help. We urge you to contact any of the South Dakota livestock organization if you are interested in making any kind of donations.



Western United Realty

 

 

NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 9,  2013

 
 

 

Donate to Rancher Relief Fund & Help South Dakota Producers Devastated by October Blizzard

 

 

 

BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota Cattlemen's Association, South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and South Dakota Sheep Growers Association established the South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund Oct. 8, 2013 with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to those in the agriculture industry impacted by the blizzard of Oct. 4-7, 2013.

 

The fund will be administered by the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association and the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association for the direct benefit of the livestock producers impacted by this devastating blizzard.  

 

To Donate

To donate to the Rancher Relief Fund visit, www.giveblackhills.org and search "Rancher Relief Fund" or click on this link: https://www.giveblackhills.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Organizations.Overview&Organization_ID=27677. Donors can also mail checks to Black Hills Community Area Foundation/SD Rancher Relief Fund made out to the "Rancher Relief Fund." Address: PO Box 231, Rapid City, 57709.

 

More about the sponsoring organizations