Ouray, CO Real Estate News

By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Home Loans in Ouray Colorado. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Home Loans in Ouray Colorado and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education   The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Ouray, Colorado starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful. Y...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Ouray Highgraders' Holiday Mining Competition 2014 Colorado's mining history runs deeper than the mining holes left in the ground. Here mining isn't just a thing of the past. Small mountain towns still survive today because of their deep mining history, and to celebrate this, mining competitions are held all over the state.  Ouray hosted it's annual Highgraders competition this weekend...August 22nd to the 23rd. This is a 3 day event where both men and women compete for the title of top miner. It was held over by the hot springs pool in Ouray Miners Park. There are many different challenges the competitors face. I think the competition in the video is called jack drilling. We stumbled upon this event by accident while we were in Ouray for Grillin and Chillin. I'm glad we found it. The s...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2014 Ouray, CO Brewfest...Grillin & Chillin Brew and Music Fest. This is the 7th year for the Grillin' and Chillin' Festival. It's August 23 this year. This is a family and dog friendly event. It really is a great time for the whole family. There will be a bump and jump for the kids and bring your beach balls and fribees, too. These pictures were taken at last year's festival. Here's more pictures. Bring your blankets and favorite festival chairs and get ready to settle in for a great afternoon of music. You can't beat the scenery in Ouray. Just look up and you won't want to look back down. You are surrounded by rugged mountain peaks.  General admission is $5. That will get you an afternoon of live music. The music starts at 1PM and goes until 6PM. If you want the commemorative tasting ...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
90% financing and low Jumbo Home Loan Rates on Jumbo Loans in Ouray CO. Are you looking for a Jumbo Mortgage lender in Ouray CO? There has never been a better time than right now to take advantage of this program. We specialize in helping luxury home buyers who need higher balance jumbo mortgage financing. What is a jumbo home loan? A jumbo home loan in most counties is any loan with a balance greater than $417,000. There are some "high balance" counties in Colorado and they are listed at the bottom of this article or follow this link to the Fannie Mae County Loan Limits. These counties allow for "conforming" rates above $417,000 and up to the county limit. Are home loan rates higher on jumbo mortgages in Ouray? Not necessarily! Currently, we have jumbo rates available that are lower th...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Scenes From 2013 Grillin and Chillin Brew and Music Fest Ouray, CO. Ouray is known as Little Switzerland, and once you visit there you'll see why. The mountains surrounding this box canyon are absolutely beautiful and rugged. This scenery made a great backdrop for the 2013 Grillin and Chillin Brew and Music Fest Ouray, CO.   Grillin and Chillin Brew and Music Fest had a great turnout.  This was family fun for everyone, and there were people there of all ages. For the kids there was a bump and jump and zipline, but some kids managed to have fun on their own. The event is always held in August. This was the sixth year and it keeps getting more popular every year.                       Three different Colorado bands took the stage for well over 5 hours of live music. Various food vendors w...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2013 Ouray, CO Brewfest...Grillin & Chillin Brew and Music Fest. It's this Saturday, August 24th in Ouray, Colorado. This is the 6th year for this event. Dance in the park and enjoy beer and other beverages from Western Slope Breweries and Distilleries. Bring your blankets and favorite festival chairs. The 2013 Ouray, CO Brewfest...Grillin & Chillin Brew and Music Fest starts at 1pm at Fellin Park. The park is next to the hot springs pool and you can't miss it when you come into town. There's only two ways in and out of Ouray that don't involve using a four wheel drive vehicle, so you won't miss the park no matter which way you are coming from. The festival and music are free. Bring your dogs and your kids. Everyone is welcome. The tasting is $25 and includes a commemorative glass. Food...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Grammy Awards Trivia That Hits Close to Home...Ridgway, Colorado. Not too many people think about who actually makes the Grammy Awards and where they come from. Here on the Western Slope of Colorado, we probably think about it more than most people. That's because the Grammy Trophies are handmade in Ridgway, Colorado. Ridgway, Colorado has less than 1000 people and it's more famously known as The Gateway to The San Juan Mountains. It's also widely known as the setting for John Wayne's movie, "True Grit". Only the locals know about a little known company called Billings Artworks. In the small mountain town of Ridgway, Colorado, John Billings hand crafts each Grammy Trophy.   Billings Artworks, and owner John Billings, have an interesting history. Check out the Billings Arworks website fo...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Ouray Hot Springs, Ouray, Colorado...Relax and Soak in The Springs. The hot springs in Ouray, Colorado are probably the second biggest reason, most people come to Ouray. The spectacular country that surrounds Ouray is more than likely the first reason people come here. Then they find out about the hot springs and come back again and again to relax and soak in the springs after a day of fun in the San Juan Mountains. The Ouray Hot Springs offer a surreal soaking experience right at the Gateway to the San Juan Mountains. You can enjoy the relaxing benefits of the natural mineral spring water and 360 degree mountain views all at one time. Find out more about the Ouray Hot Springs here. Look around you, you never know when you might see a herd of bighorn sheep heading down a mountainside.  ...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
The Ice Climbing Season is Underway in Ouray, Colorado. The Ouray Ice Park is open for the season. This park is free to the public. Ouray, Colorado is considered one of the best ice climbing spots in the country, and the park gives visitors a chance to watch the ice climbers up close and personal.   The Ouray Ice Park was started by locals in 1994. Piping was strung up and water was sprayed in this mile long natural gorge to form the ice. It didn't take long for word to spread, and the the area soon became a favorite with local climbers. Now there are over 200 named routes, and the town hosts an Ice Climbing Festival every year. The festival is in it's 18th year. Get more information on the park and more history on the park, by clicking here.     The Town of Ouray really got behind the ...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
O'Brien's Pub & Grill Ouray, Colorado...Great Food and Great Drinks. There are a lot of dining choices in Ouray, Colorado, but many of the restaurants are closed during the winter season. That's how I started going to O'Brien's Pub. It was one of the few places open in the winter.   O'Brien's Pub and Grill has become my favorite place for lunch, dinner, or a snack, or to watch football and enjoy a tasty adult beverage, anytime of the year. The locals come here to warm up, or cool off, and many great conversations have started up over a cold beer and some tasty grub from O'Brien's. Check out the menu. O'Brien's has some really unique and great tasting appetizers.   Guinness Stout is always in season and on tap. There's also a fine line of other micro brews on tap or in bottle. The O'Brie...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Ouray, Colorado...There's Fun in the Sun and The Snow. Ouray, Colorado is know as the Little Switzerland of America. Once here you will see why. Ouray is located in a box canyon and is surrounded by rugged 12,000 and 13,000 foot peaks. While the town is more popular in the summer, Ouray, Colorado is a year around playground. Ouray, Colorado is gearing up for it's winter season. Ice climbing is the most popular winter activity, and the town hosts two festivals that bring ice climbers in from all over the world. Ouray is home to the world's first ice climing park. Snowmobiling and cross country skiing are also popular. The elevation is over 7,700 feet, and this area gets a lot of snow. The cross country ski trails around the old ghost town of Ironton are easy to get to and offer trails fo...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
The Historic Wiesbaden Vapor Cave, Hot Springs and Hotel, Ouray, CO. The vapor caves are another Western Colorado must see attraction. This is the most fantastic place to get it away from it all and relax. At the Historic Wiesbaden Vapor Cave and Hot Springs you can really melt all your cares away. The natural mineral hot spring water comes from deep underground and runs into the vapor cave. There it collects in a shallow pool and keeps the cave at a steamy temperature that will open every pore you have.There are several benches carved out of the natural rock for sitting. I like soaking in the cave's pool which can be as hot as 108 degrees. The natural spring water is heated somewhere way under ground and has many therapeutic benefits. Most everyone can tolerate the steamy temperature o...
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By Susanna Haynie, Colorado Springs Realtor GRI CNE MCNE ePro MRP
(CO-RE Group, LLC -Real estate sales and services)
In July we took off a few days to explore Colorado a little more. Among other things it took us to to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and then to Ouray. I was excited as I had heard so much about it - hence i was really curious. At the entrance of town we stopped at the tourist information center to get quick information on lodging. We decided on a medium priced hotel with hot springs hot tubs: Box Canyon Lodge. The rooms were modest but clean and the staff was friendly. Look at the pictures below. We had separate hot tub towels, a fridge, a microwave. All we needed. The hotel was booked and we got the last room. I was a happy camper. After unloading our truck and the motorbikes off the trailer, Tim [my husband] went for a bike ride and I was walking around town. Well, that was right a...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Ouray, Colorado is A year around playground. Ouray, Colorado is known as the Switzerland of American. There's no guessing why. The town is surrounded by tall rugged peaks reaching over 12,000 and 13,000 feet. This area is host to world class jeeping, hiking, climbing and biking in the summer. Ouray, Colorado is a gem on the Western Slope. This small mountain town got its start in the mining era in the late 1800s. Tourism keeps it going today. Somehow this town has managed to perserve it's history and you can see this in the buildings. Most of them are restored Victorian style structures. At this time of the year, the town is getting ready for it's winter time activities like cross country skiing, snowmobiling and of course ice climbing. Be sure to take some time to enjoy the Ouray Brewe...
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By Gayle Buske
(Team Double-Click and VirtualAssistingUSA)
If you're like most small businesses in today's economy you're probably looking for new and innovative ways to cut costs while still maintaining your day to day business activities.  This is a common problem that we hear every day from small business owners and entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries. Many small businesses, self-employed individuals, and even large corporations are turning to a virtual office assistant to stay on top of administrative tasks while eliminating the need to fund a full-time staff. As USA Today wrote, "The savings come from being able to concentrate efforts on building the business instead of balancing the checkbook and typing envelopes." Your time and money are worth more when you are able to concentrate on what you do best and leave the rest to an as...
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By Gayle Buske
(Team Double-Click and VirtualAssistingUSA)
In today's economy small businesses are looking for new and innovative ways to cut costs yet still maintain their day to day business activities. Many small businesses, self-employed individuals, and even large corporations are turning to a virtual office assistant to stay on top of administrative tasks while eliminating the need to fund a full-time staff. As USA Today wrote, "The savings come from being able to concentrate efforts on building the business instead of balancing the checkbook and typing envelopes." Your time and money are worth more when you are able to concentrate on what you do best and leave the rest to an assistant. What exactly is a virtual office assistant? "Virtual Assistants (VAs) are independent entrepreneurs providing professional administrative, creative, manag...
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By Gayle Buske
(Team Double-Click and VirtualAssistingUSA)
Want your business to grow? What kind of question is that, right? Of course you do. Unless of course you're already making all the money you want and have all the free time you need. But then who in business ever has enough of either? That's right - business owners are ambitious people who are always looking for more, more, more.  And correctly utilizing your virtual assistant is just the way to get it for you! So what can you do to make more money and gain more free time? How about putting your virtual assistant to better use for starters? Quite often we find that even though our clients are very interested in and concur with the virtual-working concept, they don't quite know how to use their virtual administrative assistant to his or her fullest potential. Avoiding the "it's-easier-to...
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By Gayle Buske
(Team Double-Click and VirtualAssistingUSA)
Matt FeinFein Properties What industry do you work in? How many years have you been in that industry? Real estate, 5 years How long have you been Team Double-Click®?About a year and a half. Why did you choose Team Double-Click®? How did you learn about us? Was referred by another agent in my office - Lorita Kimble Was it difficult getting started with a Team Double-Click® Virtual Assistant? It took a little time to get the VA trained on some things, but it was much easier than when I had in-house assistants How do you get work to your VA? Email/fax What work is the VA managing for you? Listings and closings management. Returning some calls. Coordinating advertising. Vendor management Is there any special software you use to manage your VA's tasks? Top Producer What systems did you have ...
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By Gayle Buske
(Team Double-Click and VirtualAssistingUSA)
Here is a great article that I came across!   Organize and Search Twitter Tweets Quickly and Easily© Shelly Hokanson Twitter is a fantastic communication tool, but it is easy to be overwhelmed with messages. Organize tweets with TweetDeck and never miss another message. Twitter is all the rage - the micro-blogging service that allows users to post short messages online and on the go via text messages. Its simplicity is apparent. Users are encouraged to answer one simple question: "What are you doing?" The trouble is, Twitter's interface is purely chronological. Whether accessing Twitter via the web or via text messages on a mobile phone, users see nothing more than a chronological list of messages (or "tweets"). TweetDeck was designed to make it easier to organize, search, and post twee...
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By Gayle Buske
(Team Double-Click and VirtualAssistingUSA)
Want your business to grow? What kind of question is that, right? Of course you do. Unless of course you're already making all the money you want and have all the free time you need. But then who in business ever has enough of either? That's right - business owners are ambitious people who are always looking for more, more, more. So what can you do to make more money and gain more free time? How about putting your virtual administrative assistant to better use for starters? Quite often we find that even though our clients are very interested in and concur with the virtual-working concept, they don't quite know how to use their virtual administrative assistant to his or her fullest potential Avoiding the "it's-easier-to-do-it-myself" syndrome It's important to first remember that your vi...
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