Salida, CO Real Estate News

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
So you Want to know more about Salida Colorado and the Down Valley?   Salida Colorado has been called one of the 10 best kept secrets for great places to visit. An even better kept secret is what surrounds Salida. North and West of Salida, we have Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, Nathrop, Hartsel and Fairplay.  Southeast of Salida is called the Down Valley. Now that is the best of the best secrets. It is our pleasure to use this blog post (which is updated on a regular basis) to expose you the the happenings, communities and things to do in Salida and the Down Valley (Coaldale, Howard, Cotopaxi and Texas Creek). We have used blog posts we have written, chamber information and links to properties for sale if that is of interest to you. First of all, Colorado ranks #1 in the nation for Active...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Time to Winterize for Southern Colorado homes on acreage We had our first frost and I was reminded of the fall chores we need to do to prepare for winter for those of us who have a home or cabin outside of town. Protect your well pump if it is not one of the new, submersible pumps. If it is not insulated, do that now. Some folks use heat tape or a light bulb to keep heat in the pump house. Hose Bibs. If they are not frost free, buy bib protectors at your local hardware store. They fit right on top of the hose bib. Turn off the water line to the bibs.  If you have single glaze windows, either put up your storm windows or put plastic on the inside of the window. Outside water or stock tanks. Either add a heater or build a passive solar horse tank which is what I did.   Fertilize your lawn...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Salida Colorado Condos for Sale Although we don't have many, Salida Colorado DOES have condos for sale. This is a live link and updates daily as new condos come on the market. Condos for sale, Salida Colorado.  Living in a condo or townhouse in Salida Colorado is a lifestyle. It is a choice. To choose taking a walk or hike rather than fertilizing your yard. To play in the whitewater as the Arkansas River roars through town rather than pull weeds. To take off for a vacation without worrying about your yard. To come home and sit on the patio or deck without looking at the siding that you need to re-stain before winter. Salida has about a dozen condo/townhome complexes (all with just a few units). Here is a snapshot of what you can find No. of Bathrooms 1-4 No. of Bedrooms 1-3 Square feet:...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Creative Halloween Costumes:  Salida Colorado and Down Valley Ideas Those of us in Salida and the Down Valley know how to get creative. We live in a cluster of small towns with no malls and very few chain stores. When Halloween rolls around, we roll us our sleeves and have some fun creating. A group of us put our heads together and came up with seveal ideas for the best Southern Colorado Costume around and some suggestions on where to get supplies and materials. First your best source of supplies are consignment and thrift stores. Here are our local stores. Give them your ideas early and they can help watch for what you need or help you improvise. These shops also sell awesome pre-worn clothing so enjoy yourself! Ruby Blues. 110 W 1st St, Salida, CO 81201Phone: (719) 539-2268 Free the M...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Salida Colorado is Horse Friendly: Victory Hill Training Center Many folks are drawn to this area because of the white water. Others because of the premier fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking and downhill skiing. There is another group. The horse people. There is an active horse community in Salida that trail rides, ropes, competes in various horse events, trains, and knows how to have a good time on a horse. When I moved here, I brought Rio, my quarter horse and heard that Victory Hill Training Center also boards. I could not have made a better choice. I have taken lessons and clinics and adopted a rescue horse, Tucker. My riding has improved 100%, my horses are happy and I love the folks at the barn. Sandy and Mel Rose own Victory Hill Training Center just west of town. On every day ...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Salida Colorado Real Estate and Community InformationFind homes for sale in Salida Colorado. The link is a live feed and is updated multiple times daily.Salida is a river town along the Arkansas River Headwaters. We have earned the title of being one of the top 10 “undiscovered” resort towns in the United State. The two most used adjectives to describe Salida is Charming and Unassuming.  Salida is the largest town in Chaffee County, a whopping 5700 people. The small size does not limit what we have to offer. We have dozens of galleries, restaurants, places to stay and venues for plays/music. We even have our own Salida Circus!  Chaffee County is 85% public land so a place to hike, ride or camp is minutes away in every direction.For more detail about Salida, Click on Salida Colorado Real...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Salida Colorado Realtor Taking time after hours to "Clothes" the sale I work with Micheal Ramsey, my partner, buyer specialist and husband. We make a great team. I am the geek and make sure our sellers are getting all the internet marketing they need for their homes to sell and Micheal makes sure our buyers are in good hands. Marilou Casimiro, our administrative assistant, takes care of both of us by making sure everything gets done in our busy world. We are a good team.  Micheal and I are building a home right now and are racing the clock to get the horse turnout area done so we can get our 2 boys out here. Right now they are 30 minutes away.. in very good hands (Victory Hills Training Center) .. but very far away.  We were digging fence posts and every 5 minutes, Micheal was on the ph...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Preparing your home for sale in and around Salida Colorado   What are some of the tried and true ways to get your home ready to sell?  It depends. Are you in town with a small lot? Out of town with large acreage? We will help with both. Declutter. Make sure the top of your refridgerator has nothing on it, take off magnets etc from all metal surfaces. Try to have almost nothing on countertops. Do some rooms have too much furniture? If so, it makes the rooms look small so store some pieces. Remove items so overstuffed pantries and closets are organized and NOT full (again... it looks smaller). Have your realtor look at it through the eye of a critical buyer to get the items you may have missed. Out of town: Be sure your grounds and outbuildings are organized and are free of loose parts, w...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Home, Shop, Views, 10 Acres and 3 minutes from Town Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $385,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 1,887 sqftLot: 10.89 acre(s) Location 6403 County Road 107Salida, CO 81201USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Paula Sue Bradfield Keller Williams Colorado Mountain Real Estate(719) 221-6108PaulaBradfield@kw.comhttp://www.SalidaHomesOnline.com   Listed by: Paula Bradfield Our recent listings Home, Shop, Views, 10 Acres and 3 minutes from Town24.8 acres, 2 barns, water rights and borders BLMCountry Home on 3.24 Acres with 360 Degree Mountain ViewsImmaculate 3 bedroom 2 bath Home with acreage, shop, and views to foreverHorse Property in the Woods...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Salida Colorado Yelp Review of the Week: Amicas Pizza and Microbrew   Amica's Pizza is popular with both locals and folks from out of town or out of state. It is one of our favorite places to eat. Their microbrew is sold there and around town and is excellent, as is their selection of wine. If you want a taste of something unusual, ask for a bottle of their green chili beer. Only in southern Colorado, right? Check out Amica's website and menu online. Get there early or be prepared to wait...they are full every night. I have included a few yelp reviews for you to explore below.   Kailua, HI Great thin-crust pizzas and stellar micros. Really good, ample-sized salads. Other stuff too, and all nicely priced. Very friendly and sometimes noisy ambiance. This is Salida's one-stop for VIPs, shr...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
  Country Bounty Restaurant: Salida Colorado Yelp Review of the Week   The Country Bounty Restaurant is located at 413 W HWY 50, Salida CO 81021. It is more than a mom and pop local restaurant. They serve locally roasted coffee, micro beers brewed locally, and great food prepared with local ingredients. My favorite is to eat breakfast there... varied and awesome. They have a Country Bounty card that can be used for their weekly specials...on those days you can eat for a substantial savings.    I wrote a blog post with more details about Country Bounty Restaurant that you may want to read.   With 14 Yelp reviews (remember, we are a small town!), their rating was quite high. Great job, Country Bounty!   Some of the reviews follow.    Bruce S. from Golden, CO wrote: Don't let the Denny's p...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Salida Colorado Home Prices for October 31, 2013 Salida Residential market activity is comprised of two distinct types of homes... those in town and those in the surrounding areas. Therefore, we divide them into two categories, homes with acreage (HWA) refer to homes that are sitting on an acre or more and residential (RES)  are generally homes in town...sitting on less than an acre.              Market Activity. This month, we have 214 residential homes  and 125 homes with acreage for sale. That number has changed. It used to be almost 50/50. Many more people are listing their homes in town. The days on market for residential homes is 181 whereas the days that the homes with acreage have been on the market is 321. This has been the case for a long time. The homes with acreage are price...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Meet Paula Bradfield...Your Central Colorado Real Estate Professional. Paula Bradfield covers a large, rural area of Central Colorado. This includes the river town of Salida, Buena Vista, Howard and the surrounding areas.  I think that's what first drew me to her blog. I know the time and commitment it takes to sell real estate in an extremely rural area, and I could relate to what Paula was writing about her area...the events, restaurants and her real estate experiences. She also has a passion for small town living and all of it's charms and uniqueness. Paula and I are currently working together to help a buyer find that perfect property. I knew right away when I called Paula, that I was talking to a professional. She is easy to understand and she truly listens to what you have to say....
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Cotopaxi Colorado versus Salida Colorado Market Reports Cotopaxi Colorado, a small community about 24 miles southeast of Salida and 1000 feet lower, is our best kept secret. Prices are lower, the surroundings are more high desert than alpine and both Salida and Cotopaxi are beautiful. As you can see from the first graph, Cotopaxi home prices are significantly lower than Salida. For more about Cotopaxi, click on Cotopaxi Colorado, a charming area southeast of Salida. Cotopaxi has fewer homes and acreage to choose from, compared to Salida. I love the fact that this area has a total of 2 homes for sale without acreage! It is a big area but each home has acreage so the density is even less than Salida. In 2012, the average price of sold properties is also much lower in Cotopaxi. Average sol...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Real Estate in Salida Colorado compared to Buena Vista Colorado   In Chaffee County, our only 2 towns with populations over 1000 are Buena Vista and Salida, about 26 miles apart. Both are in the Arkansas Valley. Both are close to hiking, skiing, fishing white water opportunities and mountain biking.   Salida Colorado has a population of about 5500 and Buena Vista stands at about 3200. Salida's elevation is around 7000 where Buena Vista is 1000 feet higher.   Each has a charming downtown area. Salida has 39 restaurants and 27 motels. Buena Vista has 21 restaurants and 16 motels. Since Salida is a bit more of a destination town, our downtown area caters to both locals and visitors so we have more places to eat and stay.   Lets look at number of homes for sale in town, number of homes with...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Colorado Rockies and Dog Exuberance: What a match!   This time of year where we are in the Colorado Rocky mountains, our dogs have a plethora of places to play. They can leap and cavort in the snow or race around on no snow, depending on your elevation.   I have attached photos to get at the energy of January Dog Hiking in  Salida Colorado.   We hiked today just 15 minutes from town and my dog Jack found lots of snow. This area is about 1000 feet higher than Salida. The dogs played for 1 1/2 hours. Two hours later, my son Taylor took them out again to an area just SE of here and about 1000 feet lower. Can you believe it the difference?   We are definitely a dog friendly small town. Come visit and bring your pup! We can help you with places for training (Gone to the Dogs), hiking, dog pa...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Homes with Acreage: Our Strong Suit in Salida Colorado   Because of the natural terrain and the lifestyle of many who move here, many built homes out of town on acreage. Consequently, most of the homes for sale around Salida Colorado are out of town and have some acreage with them.   I have researched some of the best deals in the area and will present them here.I have included the surrounding areas for you to get a feel for the big picture. I used a minimum of 2 bedrooms and a minimum of 1 acre for the searches. Homes with acreage are used around here for 2nd or vacation homes, vacation rentals (with weeks reserved so the owners can come play in Colorado.and primary residences,   Homes with acreage: 150,000 to 300,000.   There are dozens of homes in this price range from 1 acre up. Act...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
Salida Colorado Real Estate: 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Homes   Thinking about Salida Colorado Real Estate? 3 Bedroom, 2  Bath homes? This is a live link and is updated hourly for you. Although most of our homes are 2 bedroom 2 bath or 3 bedroom 1 bath, we do have some. Remember, your agent can find someone to help you determine if another bathroom can be easily added so don't necessarily rule out a 1 bath home. Luckily, my real estate partner was an architect for 30 years so we have that kind of support built into our team. Even if your realtor does not have a team member to help, s/he is well networked and can find someone for you to ask those question. Bottom line-- don't limit yourself to the number of bathrooms at the beginning of your search.   3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Homes in Town.   I previewed...
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By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
New Year's Eve in Salida Colorado New years eve in Salida Colorado is festive time of year. As the New York Times put it, we have the "The Outdoors Life With No Attitude" (December 2008. So of course, we focus our celebrations with heavy emphasis on the outdoors.   We have hit the jackpot or should I say Snowpot this year. Monarch Mountain, 20 minutes outside Salida Colorado has 93" of snow today, 12 of which fell in the last 24 hours. Conditions are powder and packed powder.   New Years Eve, Monarch Mountain will be hosting their 32nd annual torchlight parade on skis. It will start at sunset so show up before then to make sure you don't miss the group. For more information, call 888-996-7669 x-5050. They will end the evening with fireworks.   Our Historic Downtown is a perfect place to...
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