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10 acres and house for sale, Western Colorado

Thekla McDaniels


Joined: Aug 23, 2011
Posts: 246
Location: Grand Valley of Colorado's Western Slope
    
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Hi All,

I just wanted to mention a property I know of for sale.  It is 10 acres with shares of water to go with it.  It is in peach and cherry orchards.  The woman who lives there is in her mid 80s and wants to be done with the orchards.  "I always wanted a little house on a hill" she said to me.

This is prime agricultural land, in orchards probably 50 - 60 years.  It comes with the equipment ot run the orchards.

She has been trying to sell for more than 2 years, and probably would take any offer that would get her a little house on a hill in this local market.  She told me she was considering taking the back hoe and knocking all the trees down, as it would make the place more sale able. 

For someone who wants to farm this is ideal.  A house to live in and a job to do.  True it is not in permaculture yet, but eventually the conventional farms will go to more sustainable methods. could be converted, same way a person converts raw land to permaculture.

Anyone seriously interested I could get more information. 

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Joined: Oct 05, 2011
Posts: 2
hi i am wondering if the property is still available and where it is
                                


Joined: Oct 05, 2011
Posts: 2
oops ! any how i am looking for a small parcel with water to start my experiments on.......thank you thekla, christin
Thekla McDaniels


Joined: Aug 23, 2011
Posts: 246
Location: Grand Valley of Colorado's Western Slope
    
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Hi CCChristin,

As far as I know the property is still available.  It is 10 ACRES of commercial orchard, peach and some cherry.  The soil is good, been irrigated / fruit farmed for at least 40 years.  It has irrigation water (that's how we do it in the western Colorado desert, you own the share of water, and you pay a yearly fee for 6 months of water.  The water I get is from the Gunnison,  I think the Orchard Mesa water is from the Colorado-- there is not much industry up river.  It is good water.)

This is a good value for what it is.  A business, land and a home.  I think the asking price is about  $400,000.  Sounds like a lot of money, but it is a grand opportunity.

I have two  interests in it, ONE, I would hate to see the owner knock down all the trees so that the land would be more salable.... a subdivision perhaps?  TWO, the seller is a tough and spritely woman in her 80s who wants to be done with farming.  She wants to sell while she is still able to live independently.  She wants to "live in a little house on a hill", but she said with a twinkle, if the property doesn't sell, she may have to go to a nursing home when she finally does sell.  A nursing home is no place for her, or anyone!
 
 
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