Another Great Cedaredge Listing by Kim Taylor

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Two years ago, Kim Taylor did the unthinkable and left Golden Real Estate to live in Cedaredge, where she and Craig could experience more of what Colorado has to offer on the Western Slope. We still love them both and are happy to promote her listings in that wonderful part of Colorado. (Rita and I have visited them and can see why they love their new life.)

This new listing at 1047 SW Brook Lane is your opportunity to do what they did and live the good life in a quieter, more affordable part of our great state. It was just listed at $394,000. It’s a fabulous ranch-style 3-bedroom, 3-bath home on two irrigated acres. This home has it all — country living close to downtown Cedaredge, and 20 minutes to the top of the Grand Mesa with its 300+ lakes and extensive trail system for snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking and hiking. It has views of the San Juan Mountains to the south and the Grand Mesa to the west and will accommodate horses, pets and/or livestock with its two fenced and irrigated pastures and 3-stall loafing shed. This amazing property also has a 30’x46’ shop with 220v service and oversized garage door to accommodate an RV, plus a separate office area. The shop has natural light and is heated with natural gas or wood. There are a dozen fruit trees on the property and a fenced garden area. The intelligently landscaped yard provides shade in the summer and full sun to the sunroom in the winter, assisting in heating and cooling the home. The open concept main living and kitchen area has a beautiful moss rock fireplace with a natural gas, thermostat-controlled insert. Kim will be holding an Open House on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 9 & 10, from 2 to 4 pm. Or call Kim at 303-304-6678 to arrange a private showing. More exterior and interior pictures can be found at www.CedaredgeHome.info.

Great Western Slope Home Just Listed by Kim Taylor

This house at 740 N. Grand Mesa Dr. in the Western Slope town of Cedaredge combines the old with the new by using high-end upgrades but keeping the vintage look. It was just listed for $425,000. When this  4-bed/4-bath home was remodeled in 2010, it got a new radiant heating system and central A/C plus updated electrical and plumbing. The 1.22-acre property has it all — the creek, the private orchard, the garden area plus garden starts room, detached 3-car garage, additional detached 2-car garage with 240V service attached to a large shop with natural light and door access to the garden/orchard area, cute playhouse or gardening shed with carport, RV pad, creek side deck and hot tub! All this within walking distance to the quaint downtown area of Cedaredge. The surrounding 7.75-acre property and water rights are available for sale to the buyer of this fantastic home. Take a closer look at www.CedaredgeHome.info or call Kim at (303) 304-6678 for a private showing. Kim will be holding it open on Saturday, June 22nd, 11am – 2pm. 

Cedaredge Home Just Listed by Kim Taylor


This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 level, open concept home at 16874 Bull Mesa Road, Cedaredge, has been beautifully updated. You’ll find new carpet, tile, paint, light fixtures and ceiling fans throughout. The kitchen has new granite countertops, sink and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms have new granite countertops, tile floors and fixtures.  The 2 car attached garage is extra deep with storage closets and exit doors to the front and back yard. A creek runs along one side of the property, an ideal spot to sit and view the Grand Mesa. The 1.4 acre yard with the new 8 foot fence provides privacy and solitude A 1000 square foot storage building will hold ALL your “toys” including covered space for your RV.

Watch the video tour at www.CedaredgeHome.info then come by the Open House on Saturday, May 11 from 1-4 or call Kim (303) 304-6678 for a private showing.  $289,000

Western Slope Home Just Listed by Kim Taylor

Perhaps you remember Kim Taylor. She was our office manager and licensed broker associate before moving to the delightful Western Slope community of Cedaredge two years ago. Now she has a listing in that town which we’re happy to feature here. I haven’t seen it myself, but here’s how Kim describes it.  This charming 3-bedroom/2-bath home with oversized garage offers one-level living in a quiet neighborhood just 1.5 miles from Cedaredge’s main street with its shops, grocery store, restaurants and the new Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center.  Just a 15-minute drive north takes you to the top of the Grand Mesa with over 300 lakes, miles of trails for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and spectacular views of the mountains and valley! Just a 15-minute drive south takes you to the Gunnison River with its world class fishing, canoeing, and rafting and the modern Delta Rec Center for staying in shape “off season.”  The house sits on its lot in a way that maximizes the tranquil setting! Sit on the front porch and enjoy the views of the San Juan mountains with the wildlife running through the open pasture in front of you, then relax in the hot tub on the secluded back patio and view the abundant stars at night! You will love the open floor plan designed for entertaining. Learn more by visiting www.CedaredgeHome.info or come by the open house Saturday, April 6, 1-4 pm — or call Kim at 303-304-6678.

You Can ‘Sell High/Buy Low’ and Stay in Colorado

We Coloradans love where we live, and few of us would ever leave it for another place. Our climate appears to be responding less quickly than elsewhere to global climate change, which is, like it or not, yet another reason people are drawn here from other states.  This steady influx of new residents inevitably has the effect of raising local real estate prices.

But there are other beautiful places in Colorado which remain affordable and which are drawing metro area residents. Last fall, a client sold their Arvada home for $385,000 and bought a bigger home on two acres in Cedaredge for only $230,500. A colleague of mine bought a 6-acre parcel with a home and two outbuildings in that same town for $270,000.  If you don’t have to be in the metro area and like living in a quiet (and beautiful) rural community on the western slope, Cedaredge sounds like a great alternative.

I have a client who sold their Lakewood home for almost $600,000 and are currently renting. They’re looking at lower-priced homes around the state and are ready to pounce when the right one pops up. Now that our MLS (REcolorado) serves much of Colorado (including Cedaredge), I set up a search for this client based on price per square foot under $200, and they are considering quite a few properties outside our metro area.

As more and more out-of-staters find the Denver metro area to be a desirable (and more climate-friendly) alternative to their current home, more and more current residents are looking to leave for greener and more affordable locales. This is a trend that is likely to increase over the coming months and years.

For years I have explained to metro area homeowners that they shouldn’t be afraid of high prices if they are buying and selling in the same market. If prices are high, they’ll probably sell high and buy high. If they’re low, they’ll sell low and buy low. (That was my experience in 2012 when I sold a home for less than I had paid for it but also bought my current home for a fraction of what it is worth now). Ideally of course, you’d like to sell in a high market and buy in a low one, something that is certainly possible for those who are willing to relocate. It’s nice to know you can find that lower market within Colorado.