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Whether you intend to build a home or re-sell it, later on, vacant land is always a good investment. Routt County in Colorado is an excellent place to invest in land, partly due to strengthening real estate sales and major attractions like the Steamboat Ski Area.

Vacant Land in Routt County

When looking for vacant land in Routt County, you’ll find numerous home sites in gated subdivisions and land preservation subdivisions.

The latter refers to developments wherein a significant amount of land is protected, sometimes creating a network of interlinked conservation lands. These subdivisions can be found in low-density locations near metro areas.

Creek Ranch is one such subdivision – just 20 minutes away from Steamboat Springs, the development has been laid out with minimal impact on the surrounding environment. Here you’ll find residential lots that measure from six to 17 acres.

But some of the most coveted home sites can be found in the city itself. Steamboat Springs is a great place to buy land – residential lots are prized for their convenient location.

Home sites in the luxury subdivision of Elkins Meadows are sought after for their proximity to Downtown Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Ski Area, Fish Creek Falls, and National Forest. Many of the residential lots in this enclave are surrounded by pines and aspens.

There are also a limited number of home sites in the subdivision, affording residents a great amount of privacy.

Outside of Steamboat Springs, Hayden is another prime location for vacant land. Large residential lots with ponds, natural springs, mature landscaping, and other stunning features can be found here.

Ranches and hunting properties are also available just outside of Hayden. These properties contain acres of vacant land featuring rolling hay and alfalfa, which are excellent for livestock grazing. The surrounding areas teem with wildlife, and private land game like elk and mule deer can be found here.

Why Buy Vacant Land?

Buying land is often less complicated than buying a home; one only has to determine if it is suitable for building. You won’t need to deal with home inspections, renovations, and property management – not immediately at least, and only if you intend to build on the land yourself. As such, vacant land is considered a hands-off investment.

Moreover, vacant land owners are usually absentee owners who are motivated to sell. They might have less of an emotional connection to the property, especially if it doesn’t serve as their primary residence. That means that you’re more likely to get an incredible deal.

There’s also less competition in raw land investing, with the majority of property investors focusing on commercial properties.

Why Routt County?

Real estate sales in Routt County have increased steadily over the last few years, and the presence of major tourist attractions like the Steamboat Ski Area and Old Town Hot Springs generates interest in buildable land. Even outlying markets like Yampa and Oak Creek benefit from annual tourist spending and activity.

The scenic beauty of the county is also unmatched, with vacant lots commanding breathtaking views of the Colorado landscape. The sight of snow-covered slopes, glistening creeks, and rolling acres populated by pines and aspens are sure to attract buyers and developers who see great potential in these lots.

If you’re buying vacant land, work with an agent who understands the process. I, Mark Stine, would be happy to assist you. Call me at (970) 879-7883 or send an email to mark(at)markstine(dotted)com.

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