Explore Salida, CO

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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 Historic Downtown Salida CO Downtown Salida is on the National Register of Historic Places and is Colorado's largest historic district. The homes are generally smaller, mostly Victorian in design, and brick with lovely wrought iron fences. The area is bicycle and dog friendly so you can take you...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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FibArk Festival, Salida Colorado: Everything White Water! From the seriously competitive to the seriously funny, FibArk has it. Salida Colorado fills up with athletes and spectators for the annual white water festival: FibArk (First in boating on the Arkansas or, as I say, Fun in Boats on the Ark...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado is Horse Country Victory Hills Training Center (see the article below the collage) Victory Hills Training Center, Salida CO: A place for both horses and riders. Sandy and Mel Rose own and run the Victory Hill Training Center in Salida Colorado. It is a place for horses and riders ...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado Home Buyers:Tips for Buying a Short Sale First, What IS a short sale? A Short sale means the buyer is offering the seller an amount that will not pay off the loan at closing. The bank will come up "short". Some call the home upside down. For a short sale to occur, the bank has to...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado Frequently asked Seller Questions: When is a good time to sell my home? The most common question I hear from people who are thinking about selling is this one. Before I answer it, I will provide a bit of background for our area. For the past 4+ years, we have been in a declining m...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado First time Buyers Step 8: The Closing We call the closing/funding the Celebration. All the hard work is done. All you have to do on the day is show up and be ready to sign, sign, sign. Details:In our area, your realtor will receive the HUD statement (a document with all the calcul...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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 Salida Colorado First Time Home Buyers Step 7: Contract to CloseContract to close can best se summed up by the following 4 items. Each will be dealt with below. 1. Buyer's remorse 2. Loan application and appraisal3. Inspections4. Final Walk through Buyers RemorseOr.... I can't believe I just spe...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado First Time Buyer Step 6: Time to make an offer  You have found the place your Realtor is going to write an offer for you. What does that entail? 1. Your Realtor will provide you with comps (homes that are similar to compare prices) so that your offer is not too high or too low.*  ...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado First Time Buyer Step 5: Previewing & Viewing Homes. So far, so good. Many of you have followed every post so far in this series for first time buyers. If you missed any of them, see below for a list. Previewing: Previewing a home has two parts: 1) Previewing the home online 2) Do...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado First Time Buyer Step 4: Tips to focus your search -- wants, needs and location Wants and needs. If you have never purchased a home before, it is a good idea to start without the computer in front of you and really look at your lifestyle, wants and needs. Make a list of everything...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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 Salida Colorado First Time Buyers Step 3:Shopping for a LenderYou are now ready to go lender shopping. It should not matter if your lender is local or national as long as they are licensed in Colorado but it does. Time after time, we have seen loans tank because the lender did not have a feel fo...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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  Salida Colorado First Time Buyer Step 2: What can you afford? The good news is that you found a REALTOR. Congratulations!Now... how much house can you afford? This is a numbers and credit score dance. Much of this can be taken care of before you call your lender (remember, your REALTOR can help...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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 Salida Colorado First Time Buyers Step 1: Find a GOOD RealtorLooking for real estate for sale? Never bought a home before or have not purchased in a long time? This will help. Step 1: Find a Good RealtorFrom the day you begin to search, most folks settle on a REALTOR in two weeks. Don't just set...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado - Bluegrass on the Arkansas and Having Fun in the Summer. There is one thing our town knows how to do in the summer.... play. We play on the water, make music, bicycle and we have created festivals for just about everything. From May to October, almost every weekend has something ...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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  Yesterday, I was out showing land (an old mining claim) to a client. Since this is an all day event and often physically ardurous, I qualify my clients thoroughly before we go. I also ask what remote means to them. I could mean anything from over 20 minutes from a mall or 3 hours in by horse, f...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Within one year, I lost 2 amazing horses, Prophet and Magic. Magic was my first horse over a span of 35 years. I had horses when I was younger but since married to a non horse man and moved to a non horse location. 35 years later, I remarried and moved to Silver City NM. The first thing that occu...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Are you looking for a pet in the area? Support our local pet adoption agencies/contacts. We have several for a small area. First, our no-kill shelter is right here in Salida. Come visit Salida Colorado Ark Valley Animal Shelter. Or, if you want a delightful place to volunteer, this is it!   Assoc...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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                 There are so many places in and around Salida Colorado that are Dog friendly. The area is surrounded by national forest with trails abounding. Some of the trails near town are leash only but further out, you and your dog can do a miriad of off leash walks. If you want help gettin...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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  For those of us with dogs, cats, or birds that mean a great deal to us, we don't generally think of what happens when they are terminally ill, very old or have passed. This post is to assist you with resources in your time of need. Pet End of Life Care. We have to extend our reach a bit since ...

By Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team
(Bradfield Ramsey Group)
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Salida Colorado Things to Do: Take a Hike with Me  By now, many of you know that we love to spend time outdoors. Now that spring is seriously in the air, hiking is back on the burner. One of our favorite things to do is to hike with our dogs. I was feeling introspective the other day, wishing I h...

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