Lone Eagle Land Brokerage believes the Western Slope of Colorado is headed toward a re-birth of Manifest Destiny. In case you don’t remember: Manifest Destiny is a phrase coined back in 1845, and it emphasizes the idea that the United States is ordained by God to expand His dominion.
“Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.” Joshua 1:6
We know that buying and selling magnificent ranches and farms is a business. However, it’s important for us to operate our business within our values and beliefs. That’s why at Lone Eagle Land Brokerage, you’ll receive honest, hard-working brokers that will help you navigate the most challenging transactions.
Welcome to God’s Country
When people say the famous John Muir quote, “The mountains are calling and I must go,” we believe it’s a Holy voice that’s urging his brethren to go back to our roots.
If you recall, the book of Genesis lays out the beauty of the land. “Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth (Genesis 1:11).”
We often refer to the Western Slope of Colorado as God’s country. If you’ve never witnessed the splendor of the San Juan Mountains, the plentiful fruit trees of the mesa, the tall grasses and wildflowers of the high country, then you are truly missing out. Even our high-resolution photographs and videos cannot capture the raw and natural draw of this rugged landscape.
Unlimited Useful Life
Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Buy land, they aren’t making it anymore.” We believe that Twain is referring to our Heavenly creator; He’s not making anymore. Land is a scant resource these days, and in terms of investment, you’ll easily discover that acquiring acreage is a versatile asset.
From an accounting perspective, land is an asset which holds an unlimited useful life. Therefore, the land associated with your farm or ranch will not depreciate. While buildings have a limited useful life, the wide open spaces of your farmland will always be considered useful; therefore, valuable.
Equally important is that land investments make the most sense in our current economic climate. While stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and 401K’s all fluctuate according to the market, land will always be a solid bet. Especially if you intend on holding onto your property for long-term. We at Lone Eagle Landing Brokerage feel that the benefits outweigh the consequences; there truly is no other luxury asset that can maintain the value like land.
Land is a Lifestyle
There’s a reason that many verses of the Bible pertain to land. One of our favorites is Proverbs 12:11, “The one who works his field will have plenty of food, but whoever chases daydreams lacks wisdom.”
For us, there is nothing more gratifying than working with your hands, spending time with your family, and reveling in the splendor of God’s handiwork. But let’s be honest: Land is a lifestyle choice. Whether you hire a ranch hand, or you roll up your own sleeves, land requires work. However, we still contend that working in the fields is the best medicine to quarantine or battling a worldwide pandemic. While the majority of the population is cooped up in their homes, ranches and farms are still operated with business as usual. Forget six feet, our social distancing on the ranch is more like six-thousand acres!
The Western Slope
When people think of the Rocky Mountains, they think about the Front Range near Denver or Colorado Springs. Yet, if you’re a fan of traditional westerns, then you might know about the Western Slope. Though it’s home to approximately 10% of Colorado’s residents, the Western Slope contains approximately 33% of the state’s land. Furthermore, the area spanning between Grand Junction to Durango holds some of the state’s most popular tourist and recreational areas, and encompasses approximately 70% of the state’s water. Without a doubt, the Western Slope is Colorado’s hidden gem.