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The South Park Basin

 


 

 

South Park is a grassland flat within the basin formed by the Rocky Mountains' Mosquito and Park Mountain Ranges[1] within central Colorado. This high valley ranges in elevation from approximately 9,000 to 10,000 ft (3,000 m). It encompasses approximately 1,000 square miles (2,590 km² or 640,000 acres) around the headwaters of the South Platte River in Park County approximately 60 mi (100 km) southwest of Denver. It is the largest and southernmost of three similarly named high altitude basins in the Front Range of Colorado, the others being North Park and Middle Park. The largest town in the basin is Fairplay, with a population of 681.

 

Geologically, the valley is a wide faulted syncline of sedimentary

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HISTORY OF THE CLINE RANCH

 

The main ranch house was built in 1928 by the ranch owner, Foster Cline, Sr., a prominent Denver attorney. The ranch was owned by and associated with Cline and his family for about 80 years and while the house was primarily used as a residence for the ranch managers, Cline and his family reportedly stayed in the house occasionally and spent most of their time on the ranch, during summers, in a smaller cabin across Highway 285 from the main house on Tarryall Creek.

 

The Tarryall Ranch was apparently the name given to the property by Foster Cline, the owner of the ranch from the 1920s until his death in 1969 at age 89. The ranch is also known commonly as the Cline Ranch. The ranch reportedly was known as the

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Home Inspection

How to Prepare Your Home For An Inspection

 Selling your home is more than just a financial transaction. A home is more than just land and walls, and most homeowners have an emotional attachment to their homes (except for a select few that can’t wait to move out). While this emotional connection is justified, it can be an issue when you are selling a home. As the homeowner, you won't see the house as another person sees it. Its small flaws and problems will just feel natural to you.

But that’s not how a buyer will see it, and nor will an inspector. A home inspector’s job is to analyze a property objectively in an unbiased way. They don’t seek to uncover every little flaw in the property, but it’s their job to look for potential hazards, costly

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  • For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent.
  • According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 35% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold as a FSBO according to Collateral Analytics.
  • Before you decide to take on the challenge of selling your house on your own, connect with a trusted real estate professional to discuss your options

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As the health crisis started making its way throughout our country earlier this spring, sellers have been cautious about putting their homes on the market. This hesitation stemmed primarily from fear of the spread of the coronavirus, and understandably so. This abundant caution has greatly impacted the number of homes for sale and slowed the pace of a typically busy spring real estate season. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American notes:

“As more homeowners are reluctant to list their homes for sale amid the pandemic, the supply of homes available to potential home buyers continues to dwindle.”

With many states beginning a phased approach to reopening, virtual best practices and health and safety guidelines for the industry are

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Improve your Property for Short Term Rentals

 Vacation House

Short-term rentals are becoming more and more popular by the day. No matter where you are on the planet, chances are there is a Short-term rental listing near you. Over 2 million people stay in a property listed with Airbnb per night. Airbnb is a famous short-term rental service, and there are over 660,000 listings just in the US.

So how can you be a part of it? It’s easy to list your home as for a short-term rental, but it’s not as easy to attract potential guests and start generating a decent amount of cash from this activity. There are two ways you can improve your short-term guest traffic. One is to improve your listing techniques and SEO to make sure your ad attracts most traffic. Secondly, you

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Is “South Park” A Real Place?

 

South Park is an American animated sitcom on Comedy Central television network. The series revolves around four boys and their exploits in and around the titular Colorado town. The show became infamous for its profanity and dark, surreal humor that satirizes a wide range of topics towards a mature audience.

South Park has received numerous accolades, including five Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and numerous inclusions in various publications' lists of greatest television shows. The show's popularity resulted in a feature-length theatrical film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut which was released in June 1999, less than two years after the show's premiere, and became a commercial and critical

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Which One is Better For You? About 97% of the total US land area is designated as rural areas i.e.; it comes under rural counties. According to a 2019 estimate, only about 17.5% of the total US population resides in these areas.

No wonder why there is no population density issue in the countryside. And even though it’s not as frequent as rural-to-urban migration, many people do relocate to the countryside. Scenic beauty, closeness to nature, and zero pollution aren't the only benefits of buying a home in the country. You get another benefit when you are buying a home in the countryside, and that's the USDA loan option. USDA Loan vs. Conventional Loan We can compare USDA Loan to conventional fixed-rate mortgage loans on a few different merits.

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