5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying Land in Colorado
by Caroline Kirby
Colorful Colorado is a large and diverse state that has everything from rivers, plateaus, mountains, and valleys making it an attractive location for those that love the great outdoors. Whether you’re a Centennial State native or you’re looking to become one there are some great options for property across the state.
Here are some important things to consider when it comes to buying land in Colorado:
- What’s your end goal with the land? Whatever you plan to do with your land will heavily influence whether you’re looking at buying mountain terrain to build a home or a large flat plain for ranching. Whatever your land use may be, you should have a firm decision before starting your search.
- Are you familiar with the terrain? One thing that many out of state residents don’t realize is how big the mountains actually are and the time it will take to travel between point A and point B. Before buying any property do a few test drives rather than just assuming how long it will take you to get places. A good practice is to stay within 2.5 hours from Denver, Boulder, or any other large city for sure access to amenities and airports.
- Is there road maintenance during winter? No matter what part of Colorado you’re in the winter months will make the roads difficult to navigate. This is especially important if you’re not accustomed to snow or ice. Check with the current owner or the Home Owners Association to see if the area has snow removal and road maintenance services.
- Does the lot have electricity? While you may think this is only important for buyers looking to build you should still inquire about access to electricity. Mountain real estate will go up in value if there’s the possibility to have public electricity.
- What amenities are there? If you’re trying to go off the grid you still need to consider your distance from medical care. Consider how far hospitals and pharmacies are from the property you’re considering in addition to access points to National Forests for fun outdoor activities like canoeing, hiking, fishing, etc.
Great Colorado Properties
LandHub currently has over 900 Colorado properties listed, but we wanted to highlight a few today. Check out the following listings below to get an idea of what Colorado has to offer!
- Commercial property near I-70 and suitable for hotel, retail, restaurant, or even offices.
- 56-acre horse property with two existing homes.
- Heavily treed Cripple Creek Mountain Estate in Teller County.
See something you like? If you want to keep looking, then check out this link for access to all of our Colorado properties.
We hope these simple questions and listings will be helpful as you begin the search for land in Colorado. If you’re interested in selling your own property find out more info here!
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