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Four Wheel drive required!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Right.

Today showed a home in the foothills west of Fort Collins.  The actual address is Bellvue, CO.

The listing office gave me the direction that I must have a 4 wheel drive vehicle and the home was .75 miles off the road.  No Problem.

I have been driven in the backcountry in northern Colorado for years, Fishing and hiking, driving into remote and inaccessable locations.  But this was quite the test of me and my machine!  Not to mention the Mid american couple that started the day thinking they wanted a Mountain home with grand views.  Well they loved the views but one of them said they would be too afraid of the road to drive home.

The road was in fair shape, but pretty much up.  Pretty rocky.  and did I mention up.  And rocks loose rocks.

They like the house alot!  The road not so much.

It was a good drive.  We will have to find them something closer to the road, but it really did have a great view.

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Dawn Rueger
Beiser Realty - Oshkosh, WI

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Being from Wisconsin the most I deal with is showing properties with 3 feet of snow on the ground. I can only imagine having deal with CO terrain. 

Sep 17, 2009 02:40 PM
Cory & Michelle Beeson - (951) 526-8298 Serving the entire Temecula Valley
The Beeson Group, Inc. - Temecula, CA
Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide

I know the feeling David.  We have a large estate listed on 21+ acres that is all the way up a rough dirt road at the top of a hill.  Michelle told me the road was bad, but I had no idea how bad it really was until last week when I went up to take pics for the MLS.  The road is just over 2 miles long with rocks and and crevasse's everywhere.   After bottoming out my car on a rock, I decide that from here on out I'll be taking our 4X4 up there from now on.  The home is beautiful and has views for miles, but why it was built up there... I'll never know.

Sep 17, 2009 04:54 PM
Jen Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL

David, Fort Collins is a great area. We visited out there a few years ago and I remember riding in the back of a huge 4 x 4 to get to the top of some mountain. It was a really rough ride, but worth it once we stopped.

Sep 18, 2009 04:04 PM