Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fort Collins Gentleman's Horse Farm Sells at Auction November 19

Thank you for your continued business and support! Facebook Fan Page The Estate of Prominent Fort Collins Dentist J. R. Astle Real Estate Auction Sale 5± Acres, Large Home With Offices, Shop, Barn, Water Rights & MORE! Larimer County Real Estate & Personal Property Sells at PUBLIC AUCTION! Saturday, November 19, 2011 Public Auction Starts At 10:10 AM With Personal Property. Real Estate Sells At: 1:10 PM. See separate personal property Auction page. Auction Conducted On Site At: 218 South Overland Trail Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 From College Avenue & Mulberry Street in Fort, Collins, Colorado go west on Mulberry Street to Overland Trail. Then go north on Overland Trail to 218 South Overland Trail. Do not enter the property prior to the Auction preview dates. There is a caretaker and security systems. Trespassers will be prosecuted. We have been hired by The J R Astle Trust to sell his entire remaining estate including this rare Fort Collins property. Dr. Astle was well known in the Fort Collins community and was extremely active in everything from the Elks to Fort Collins Little League. He purchased this historic Larimer County Property in the 1960’s and raised his family here on this Gentleman’s farm minutes from Old Town Fort Collins. There are few properties like this and even fewer are ever sold. Attend the Real Estate Auction Tours and come prepared to place you best bid. Real Estate Auction Tours & Previews. Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Saturday, November 12, 2011 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Friday, November 18, 2011 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Check back and click on the "Documents" menu above right for: Auction Terms & Broker Coop Form Property Information Packet & Auction Contract Posted Later And MORE! Can't Make It To The Auction? This Auction features online bidding. Bid from anywhere! $25,000 deposit and signed documents required to bid on Real Estate online. Click here to register to preview & bid online now! Auction Starts With Personal Property at 10:10 AM Real Estate Sells At 1:10 PM Personal Property Sells To The Highest Bidder! See separate Personal Property Auction Web Page. Dr. Astle purchased this property in the 1960’s. He and his wife raised their family here, in this little slice of heaven, minutes from old town Fort Collins, CO. Over the years, he made numerous improvements to the property. This property consists of fiver acres that are just outside the Fort Collins city limits in Larimer County Colorado that are zoned FA farming. A 1/8 share of Pleasant Valley Ditch Company irrigation water is also included in the sale. The main residence has been updated numerous times. One of the first things you notice about it is the large, enclosed wrap-around porch. It features a massive kitchen with new cabinets, beautiful hardwood floors and a commercial grade cook top. A quaint breakfast nook with windows overlooking the farm is right off the kitchen. The rest of the large main floor has brand new carpet and includes a large dining area, living room with fireplace and even a wall safe. A study/TV room is also on the main floor as is a ¾ bath. A massive oak curving staircase leads to the upper floor. This staircase was originally in the historic Stover Mansion in Fort Collins. Upon reaching the upper floor, you will be greeted by large, west facing windows. This comfortable sitting area includes built in cabinetry and large a window seat with storage. The upper floor includes three unique bedrooms that all have large windows. There is also a full bathroom on this level. There is also a full-unfinished basement under the original part of this home with tons of storage space. In 1986, Dr. Astle contracted for an addition on the original home so he could move his dental practice there. This addition was designed and planned for by an architect. It adds serious value to this property. This addition can be put to use and make you money in many ways. While you can enter it through the home’s kitchen, it also has its own entrance with wheelchair ramp. We believe the entire addition is ADA accessible. The main floor of the addition is where Dr. Astle ran his dental practice. It consists of a large reception/waiting area, two dental operatories with plumbing, a large lab area, a darkroom and one bathroom. The first things you will notice about the basement of the addition are the large windows that give you the feeling you are not in a basement. It features two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a full bath and a laundry/utility room. There is also a direct entrance to the basement under the main house so the entire basement level is connected. The house and attached office are an impressive structure but we are just beginning to see this property. Dr. Astle also had a wonderful 34’x36’ two-story garage/workshop built near the home. It built it with the quality of a high-end home. The main floor includes three overhead doors and two walk-through doors. The concrete floor is heated by in-floor hot water heat, as is the entire upper level. A ¾ bath on the main floor allows you to clean up after a fun day on the farm. There is hot and cold water plumbed to one of the exterior walls if you desire to have a wash rack for animals. There is also natural gas plumbed to an outdoor concrete pad so you can connect an outdoor barbeque grill. The upstairs is insulated, but unfinished, allowing you to create whatever you want in that space. The large windows give you spectacular views of your farm. One of the highlights of this property is the historic red barn. Not many of these barns, that are over 100 years old, survive in Larimer County. The barn is in great shape for its age. Its main floor is 48’x48’ and includes several stalls, grain bins and a workshop. There is a large hayloft on the second level. There is also a cellar under the workshop if you know where to look for the hidden entrance. A nice set of corrals attaches to several sides of the barn. Whether you want horses, cattle, bunnies or goats, you will love the flexibility and charm the barn and corrals add to the property. This property is cross-fenced with three separate pastures or fields. Dr. Astle had an extensive well and sprinkler system installed with which to irrigate the property. He grew alfalfa for many years and was able to get several cuttings every year. The included irrigation water rights truly help bring this property to life every year. When you attend the property preview, you will notice the abundance of trees on the property. A cottonwood tree, that many people believe is several hundred years old, grows on the eastern edge of the property. When you own this property, you can raise anything from horses to rabbits. You can grow hay or anything else in the warm soil. The possibilities for this property are only limited by your imagination. The Astle Farm is minutes from Old Town Fort Collins and includes many of the amenities people living in the city enjoy. It has natural gas and City of Fort Collins electric, water and sewer service. The bathroom in the garage is serviced by a septic system. While the property includes irrigation water, Dr. Astle also planned ahead and had several freeze-proof water hydrants installed around the property. Numerous deciduous and evergreen trees surround the property. If you have been looking for the country life but did not want to leave the conveniences afforded by the City of Fort Collins, then this property is for you. Properties like this, this close to Fort Collins are rare. They seldom are offered for sale and stay in the same family for decades. This is the one opportunity you will have to purchase this property. Honestly consider the total value of a property such as this. Imagine what it would cost to replace the land so close to Fort Collins, the large home, the massive two-story garage, the historic barn, the corrals, the water rights, the irrigation system, all the trees, the public utilities and more. You will have one opportunity to purchase this property for your best bid on November 19, 2011. If you truly desire to acquire this property, do your homework and determine what this property is truly worth to you. Come prepared to place your very best bid as this is likely a once in a lifetime opportunity. Only one person will win at the Auction. Make your plans so you know you gave it your best shot. Good Luck! AUCTION INFORMATION AND TERMS: Buying real estate at Auction is fun, fair and easy. All potential buyers are urged to attend the property tours and inspect the property. A Property Information Package containing the contract to buy and sell, a sample title insurance commitment, property disclosure and other documents will be available at the property tours or it may be downloaded at It will be continually updated until the day of the Auction. The property sells with no contingencies for financing, inspections of any kind or anything else so arrange your financing now. If you desire to have any inspections or an appraisal completed, at your cost, we will assist you in any way we can. Make your inspections now and get ready to place your best bid. $25,000 in cash or a certified or cashier’s check, made payable to you, is required to receive a bidder’s number and to bid at the Auction. The successful bidder’s money shall be retained as a non-refundable deposit with the balance to be paid on closing in 30 days or less. All other bidder’s deposits will be immediately returned to them at the conclusion of the Auction. A standard 10% buyer’s premium applies to this sale. (10% shall be added to the high bid price to determine the contract price) Seller will convey the property by Special Warranty Deed free of all liens and encumbrances. Property taxes and utilities will be prorated to the day of closing. Full terms will be available in the Bidder Information Packet, at the Auction and the preview. All announcements Auction day take precedence over any other. The Trustee’s intention is to sell this property to the highest and best bidder on Auction Day but the Trustee reserves the right to confirm the high bid. See you there! BROKER’S & AUCTIONEER'S DISCLAIMER: This property sells As Is-Where Is with no guarantees or warranties of any kind. All information contained here was derived from reliable sources believed correct, but is not guaranteed. Buyer should verify all descriptions, condition reports, square footage, property boundaries, years of construction and anything else that may determine the value of this property. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own judgment and inspection. Announcements from the Auction Block take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made. RMEB Realty LLC, Robert Lee Johnson Broker, is handling all aspects of this transaction and has prepared and approved all advertising and marketing materials. Contact Bob at: 970-454-1010. Can't Make It To The Auction? This Auction features online bidding. $25,000 deposit and signed documents required to bid on Real Estate online. Click here to register to preview & bid online now! Call us for your Auction! Colorado Auctioneer Auction Company Rocky Mountain Estate Brokers Inc Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer Do you want true market value for your property; NOW? Tired of list, wait, drop the price and wait some more? 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Friday, October 16, 2009

80 Larimer County Colorado Acres For Sale At Auction. Tours Sunday 1-3 PM

Well last weekend we had eight inches of snow for our Absolute Auction preview of 80 acres of Larimer County Colorado Land and we still had numerous people brave the weather to come see this great property. The weather forecast for this Sunday says it is going to be a wonderful Colorado fall day with a high of 74. We will be conducting an Auction preview at the property located at the Northeast corner of Owl Canyon and Terry Lake roads from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Come and check out this great Larimer County Colorado Property we will sell at Absolute Auction on Saturday October 24, 3009. It has great access and is close to Fort Collins and Wellington. Check it all out here. This property and one share of North Poudre water sell at Auction to the highest bidder. Do not miss this opportunity to purchase Colorado land and auction.

Let us all be thankful the little boy was not really in the balloon! Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Longmont Colorado Develpment Property Sells At Absolute Auction November 12

We have another great Colorado Absolute Real Estate Auction coming up soon. It is 11.33 acres of prime development ground in Boulder County Colorado annexed to the City of Longmont. Check it out.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Larimer County Colorado Farm - Ranch Land Auction Near Fort Collins

If you have been looking for a country home site with great access we have an auction coming up soon you need to check out. On Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 11:10 AM we will sell at ABSOLUTE AUCTION with NO MINIMUM BID and NO RESERVE PRICE a wonderful 80 acre parcel of Larimer County Colorado land. The out of area owner of this wonderful Colorado Property has decided it is time to get it sold. We have been hired to sell it to the best and highest bidder at ABSOLUTE AUCTION with NO MINIMUM BID and NO RESERVE PRICE. This property will sell Auction Day. The property is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Owl Canyon Road and County Road 15 (Terry Lake Road) which is a little over 4 miles west of I-25 on the Owl Canyon Road. This property has great access with paved county roads to I-25, Wellington and Downtown Fort Collins.

Seldom does anyone get the opportunity to purchase Larimer County land at Absolute Auction. This property is in an excellent location with wonderful views and great access. Whether you are looking to expand your land holdings or purchase your dream home building site, make plans to attend the auction. This property will sell to the highest bidder or bidders on Auction Day. Somebody could get a Fantastic deal. That somebody should be you!

This property is split by an irrigation ditch and will be offered in two separate parcels. The west parcel is 39.5± acres and the east parcel is 40.4 acres. One share of North Poudre Irrigation Company water will also be sold. The two parcels and the water will be offered individually and in combinations and sold in the manner that realizes the highest price. Do your homework now and be prepared to buy on Auction Day. Do not miss this Absolute Auction.

The west parcel, Parcel 1 includes 39.508± acres including right of ways and is where the original farmhouse and outbuildings were. It is in the northeast corner of Owl Canyon Road and County Road 15, which are both paved and county maintained. It has level terrain with a gentle slope to a small hill in the center of the parcel. The hill would make a wonderful building site for a home with a walk out basement that would have fantastic southern exposure and great mountain views. This parcel is large enough that, in the long term, you could possibly split the four acres that border the corner off and develop it. This parcel has at least two springs on it including one that was used for water at the original dwelling. There is currently electric and telephone service on the property. Come see it for yourself.

Parcel 2 is directly east across the irrigation ditch from Parcel 1 and includes 40.410± acres including right of ways. It is bordered on the south by paved and county maintained Owl Canyon Road. It appears that this parcel was never built on and that it was used as an irrigated farm field. It has level terrain that slopes gently to the south. This parcel has several wonderful locations to build your dream home with southern exposure. There is currently electric and telephone service on the property. Attend the previews and fall in love with it as we have.

This property will be sold at Absolute Public Auction on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 11:10 AM. It will be offered as a complete unit with Parcel 1, Parcel 2 and 1 share of North Poudre water. The two parcels and the water will also be offered separately and in any combination you desire. The bidding will continue until there is no increase in the total price of the two parcels and the water. It will be sold in the manner that realizes the highest return for the seller, whether that be separately or combined. Attend the Absolute Auction and make your best bid. See complete details at

Thursday, July 2, 2009

25 Colorado Mountain Home Sites On River Sell At Auction July 11

The owners of Little River Ranch have decided it is time to get some of their wonderful Colorado mountain home sites SOLD! Rather than have sales or special promotions they decided to let you place your best bids at PUBLIC AUCTION. They are committed to the Auction. Five of these home sites will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price on Auction Day. The others will be sold subject to the owner’s confirmation of the high bid. There will be many opportunities to purchase these home sites at never before seen prices. Home sites in this community have sold for up to $212,000.

Little River Ranch is located South of Salida and east of Poncha Springs, Colorado. The South Fork of the Arkansas River, known to locals as “Little River”, runs through the middle of it. When you buy a home site at Little River Ranch, you get access to the close to two thirds of a mile of the river. If you ever wanted to walk out your back door and fly fish this is the place for you. This is Colorado Mountain living at its finest. With the manageable lot sizes and infrastructure, you can spend your time enjoying the Salida area and not worry about septic systems, wells and propane tanks.

Little River Ranch is annexed by the Town of Poncha Springs and each home site has full city utilities. The streets and roads are paved or will be as each phase is sold. The Town of Poncha Springs even plows when it snows. Many have tried the country life before with the 5, 10 or 15 acre home site and found they spent all their time taking care of the property. The .25 to 1.5 acre home sites here are perfect. At Little River Ranch, you can spend your time exploring the surrounding San Isabel National Forest, the Arkansas River, the 14 nearby 14,000-foot mountains and historic downtown Salida.

Little River Ranch invites you to become a part of its community. Whether you plan to build this fall or in five years, take the time to investigate this rare opportunity. In good times and in not so good times location is still the number one ingredient in property value. Little River Ranch is seen by many as the nicest community of its type in the area. If you have ever dreamed about owning a Colorado Mountain home site your dreams may just come true on Saturday July 11, 2009. Opportunities like this, with today’s economic conditions, may only come along once in a lifetime.

If Little River Ranch sounds like it might be right for you please attend a preview and see the amenities it, and the Salida area, have to offer. You will probably have only one chance in your lifetime to buy a home site in Little River Ranch at your best bid. Only those who attend the Auction on Saturday July 11, 2009 and bid will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Please attend a property preview and tour. Download the Property Information Package and check out the other information and photos we have posted here. If you have any questions, please contact us. If Little River Ranch is right for you, come see us at the Auction.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Alpine Mountain Ranch, 56 Acre Colorado Mountain Property Sells at Auction February 28

Did you ever go to a dude ranch or summer camp as a kid and wish you could one day own it? Well now you have that opportunity. Rocky Mountain Estate Brokers Realty LLC will sell, at Public Real Estate Auction on February 28, 2009, Alpine Mountain Ranch. Alpine Mountain Ranch is a fantastic Colorado Mountain Property with numerous potential uses. It could be used as a guest ranch, fantastic mountain home, corporate retreat, family reunion center, wedding facility, church camp, conference center, health and beauty spa, hunting camp and more.

The Colorado property includes 56 beautiful acres that border the Roosevelt National Forest. If you pack a lunch, you could leave this mountain property walking north and never leave National Forest land until you reached Wyoming. It has spectacular, panoramic Rocky Mountain views not to mention the secluded valley with a stream, beaver pond and many quiet spaces. The property is located about one mile east of Allenspark, Colorado, which is about 16 miles south of Estes Park, Colo. Alpine Mountain Ranch is easy to get to from Denver, Boulder, Loveland, Longmont, Fort Collins and Cheyenne, Wyoming. There is a paved road into the property right off state maintained Highway 7. Denver International Airport is only about an hour and a half drive. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase at Public Auction, a Colorado property like this, at a fire sale price.

The property includes a three story lodge with guest rooms totaling over 12,000 square feet, a 28 stall barn with office, tack room, lofts and turn-out pens, Four cabins, a recreation building and covered picnic area and a wonderful below ground swimming pool, hot tub and sauna building. The views from the property are breathtaking. There is direct access to the National Forest as well as a stream on the property. Bring you hiking boots and come see what could be yours.

This property was purchased in 1999 for over $1,300,000.00. The new owners then spent close to $1,000.000.00 building a new barn, adding fencing and corrals, drilling a new well, adding landscaping, completely remodeling and updating the large lodge and more. It was appraised in 2002 for $3,000.000.00. The real property will be sold at Public Auction subject to a minimum bid of $1,100,000.00 including the buyer's premium. The contract to buy and sell real property will contain no contingencies for financing or anything else. The property will be sold in its present as-is condition. Closing will be on or before March 13, 2009. Brokers can earn 2.8% on this transaction.

The owners spared no expense in outfitting this property. The lodge is furnished with Mission and Rustic style furniture. There is a complete commercial kitchen. We will also sell all of this high-end personal property separately at the auction. You will now have the opportunity to purchase these items at your best bid. This is an extremely short notice auction. Visit our websites at or for updates, photos and much more information.

Mountain property like this seldom is available to purchase at auction let alone at a minimum bid like this. Do your homework and see what this property is truly worth. Someone is going to get a super deal on this property at the auction. We hope it is you. See complete information, auction bidder's packet and updated auction terms at or Online bidding is available
here. All information contained here was derived from reliable sources believed correct, but is not guaranteed. Check it out at or and then come to the auction.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

RMEB Auctioneer David Whitley Elected CAA President

David P. Whitley, President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Estate Brokers Inc. was elected President of the Colorado Auctioneers Association at its 2009 Convention recently held in Denver, Colorado. Whitley has served as a board member and officer of the CAA for the past eight years. Whitley stated, “It is an honor to be elected to serve as President of the Colorado Auctioneers Association. I know the many benefits I have received from my membership in CAA.”

The CAA has over 140 member auctioneers in Colorado. Its members subscribe to a code of ethics that protects consumers and helps to regulate the business. The CAA promotes its members and their auctions at It also offers numerous educational opportunities for its members so they can stay in the lead in the Auction profession in Colorado. It also works to increase the use of the auction method of marketing as a time sensitive, fair and open way to market assets. Whitley said, “I hope to further promote the benefits of membership in the CAA and the auction method of marketing here in Colorado.”

Rocky Mountain Estate Brokers Inc. is a full service Auction & Real Estate company that conducts successful Auctions, estate sales & liquidations in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley and the entire states of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska onsite or at our Auction house located in Eaton Colorado using award winning Auctioneers. We auction and sell real estate and personal property including industrial equipment, vehicles, trucks, tools, antiques, coins, fine art, firearms, cars and complete estates. Check out our websites at and Call us at any time at 970-454-1010 or toll free at 866-888-4875 to learn more about our successful auctions.