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LISTING: Costilla County CO San Luis North Estates Unit 7 Block 2 Lots 15 & 17 Cheap land
<B>This beautiful bird took off the property as I started walking across it! I believe it
This beautiful bird took off the property as I started walking across it! I believe it's a common nighthawk although I'm not positive. It's sure pretty with the big white stripes thru it's wings and it startled me as much as I probably startled them! The San Luis Valley provides an abundance of wetland areas for migratory birds and I've sure snapped a lot of photos here of some of the largest birds I've seen in my life.
Description: Two 4.82 Acre Lots For Sale in Southern Colorado Nestled High in the Rocky Mountains by San Luis and Fort Garland 1 Lot Apart From Each Other.

Investment Land Selling for Only 31% of the Costilla County Assessed Value of $7900!

About 45 Minutes SE of Alamosa, 3.5 Hours SW of Denver and 1.25 Hours N of Taos, New Mexico in the San Luis Valley.

Beautiful Views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Agricultural San Luis Valley!

Lots of Fishing in the Area: Sanchez Reservoir, Smith Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir and the Rio Grande, the 4th Longest River in N America!

About 10 Miles From the Sanchez Stabilization Reservoir Where I Watched a Man Catch a Big Trout the Day We Visited These Lots!

Call Char and Buddy Mon - Sun 360-550-8943
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Your Choice of Lots Sitting 1 Lot Apart From Each Other

San Luis North Estates Filing 7

Block 2 Lot 15 = 4.82 Acres Available

Block 2 Lot 17 = 4.82 Acres Sale Pending
Status: Available
Sale: $2,450.00 Cash Per Lot.

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms.

State: CO
County: Costilla
 
Parcels
APN: 70707543 Legal Description: San Luis North Estates, Filing 7, Block 2, Lots 15
APN: 70707544 Legal Description: San Luis North Estates, Filing 7, Block 2, Lot 17
City: San Luis San Luis is about 3 Miles S
Alamosa is 39 miles NW
Taos, NM is 67 miles S
Pueblo is 111 miles NE
Sante Fe, NM is 136 miles S
Denver is 224 miles NE
Parcel Size: 4.82 Acres Each See parcel maps.
Roads: Dedicated Easement, Dirt, Gravel County maintained bladed roads to all of the lots. See photos and maps.
Power: Area, Solar, Generator Power runs about 1/4 mile east of Highway 159 along County Road 19.5 aka 19.2 on some maps.

You would need to contact the local power company for the cost to bring it to the property.

We also suggest researching solar as we see quite a bit of it in this valley.

Water: Well, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click Here for the Guide to Colorado Well Permits, Water Rights and Water Administration.

To search the State of Colorado Div of Water Resources Well Logs Click Here

If you wish to obtain water for use free potable water (drinking) is available on the N side of Hwy 160, between mile markers 241-242, as you head to Alamosa, CO. It is also available on the SE edge of town in San Luis. Bring your own containers to both places.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Per the county code: a method of sewage disposal is available to that lot or development that complies with applicable standards of the Costilla County Individual Sewage Disposal System Regulations and of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

To search the State of Colorado's wastewater treatment systems click here.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Statutory Warranty Deed Title insurance available at buyer's expense.
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 120.20 Annually per lot. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: Estate Residential Allowing for homes, manufactured homes, mobile homes built after 1976, and some RV use.

You can get a conditional use permit for an RV for one year if you are planning to build.

Long-Term RV camping permits are valid for 60 days and shall not exceed 180 days in a 12 month period.

Click here to find and download the "Residential Development Procedures" on the Costilla County planning & zoning website which covers the 1 year permit and Long-Term permit.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Recreation: Click here for the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Click here for the Great Sand Dunes National Parks website - the tallest dunes in North America!

Click here for the Rio Grande National Forest recreation website for hunting, fishing, climbing, hiking and camping.

Click here for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife fishing page. Check out the fishing atlas!

Click here for the Alamosa & San Luis Valley Chamber of Commerce Things to Do webpage.
 
PROPERTY PHOTOS

Property Photos

All of the photos were taken in May 2018 of the San Luis North Estates Filing 7, Block 2 Lots 15 & 17.

To view larger maps/photos just simply click the thumbnail to expand. You can scroll by using the arrow keys on your keyboard as well.

To view the maps/photos in a larger window hover your mouse over the small image, right click and then choose "Open Link".

Make sure to check the map section to see where photos were taken in relation to the property being sold in case the above named property is not the property being sold in this listing.

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PROPERTY INFORMATION
 

2 lots for sale 4.82 acres each in Southern Colorado nestled high in the Rocky Mountains in the San Luis Valley. With a Costilla County assessed value of $7900 per lot, we're selling them at only 36% of that AV! They're about 45 minutes SE of the bustling town of Alamosa, 3.5 hours SW of Denver and 1.25 hours N of Taos, New Mexico. I think these are great investment properties located 1 lot apart from each other and it's your pick of lots at this price!

All of the photos were taken in May 2018 of Block 2 Lot 17 around the middle of the lot and the video was shot on Lot 15.



Jasper Road is a bladed county maintained road along the E that was an easy drive from the highway 159 which sits about 1.7 miles NE. This is a paved highway which takes you S 5 miles to San Luis or N 14 miles to Fort Garland.

Lot 17 sure has quite a bit of yucca on it and that was prickly against my legs when I got too close but it sure is a pretty lot! I had never walked thru such thick yucca before and it must be beautiful when blooming!



I liked the view of the San Luis Valley off the hill as it falls down to the SE. You can see in the aerial photos that it falls off more off lot#15 opening up that view even more! It's a pretty view of the town of San Luis across the distance to the SE!



These lots have a 360 degree views! To the north is Blanca Peak, the 4th highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet. She sits N of Fort Garland but is so huge she towers across the valley!



The view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains continues from the NE down to the SE to the small town of San Luis!



From the NW to the SW you can see for miles across the San Luis Valley to the interesting mesas of San Luis Hills. This is near the Rio Grande where I always see the wild horses. Beyond them is the San Juan Mountains which had a bit of snow in her peaks still.



Ute Mountain sits to the south in New Mexico and gives you an idea of just how close to the border of New Mexico this is.



Power sits about 1/4 mile east of Highway 159 along County Road 19.5 aka 19.2 which is about 3/4 of a mile so a ways away still. I suggest you look into solar as you sure see a lot of solar in this valley.

No one has developed their property in this area yet and the closest neighbor sits across the other side of the highway to the east so plenty of privacy for now!

The Rio Grande is the 4th longest river in N America and originates in the San Juan Mountains and flows thru the valley by the San Luis Hills. I frequently spot herds of wild horses in this area which is about 17 miles W of San Luis.





There are 4 fishing lakes in the area: Sanchez Reservoir, Sanchez Stabilization Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area and Smith Reservoir State Wildlife. Buddy and I stopped by Sanchez Stabilization Reservoir in May 2018 which sits about 10 miles S. A man was fishing in a boat and said he was using spinners to catch trout. After a few minutes he landed one in his boat - how cool was that! The reservoir is fed by Culebra Creek and is a favorite watering hole for wild horses and fishing for large trout!





Other close by recreational activities are the Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area, Blanca Wetlands, the Rio Grande, and skiing to the south in Taos and Red River.

These lots are zoned for a home or manufactured home and some RV use. I sure think this is a heck of a deal on lots that have a county assessed value of $7900 per lot! What a great place to enjoy the great outdoors! Char the Explorer : )


Financing Price: $6000 Per Lot

Terms with $0 down payment: $6000 at 8% interest with approximately 58 monthly payments of $125.

Any down payment made Smile4u will match off of the balance.

90 Days Early Bird Payoff with $0 down! If $3,000 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

180 Days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $0 down! If $3,750 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

We will write both of the early payoff options into the contract. If at any time during the 90 or 180 day period you hit those amounts we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing.

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PROPERTY MAPS

Property Maps


Google Maps and Bing Maps links for those customers who would like to research the street and aerial views further:

Bing Maps link showing both properties.


Google Maps: We suggest clicking on the "Tilt the view" button located on the bottom right side twice so it rotates the earth until you see the blue sky.

Block 2 Lot 15:
Google Interactive Map at the N corner of the property.


Block 2 Lot 17:
Google Interactive Map at the NW corner of the property.


Bing Maps: We suggest clicking the "Bird's eye" link on the top and then aerial.

Block 2 Lot 15:
Bing Maps link at the N corner of the property.


Block 2 Lot 17:
Bing Maps link at the NW corner of the property.

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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Costilla County - San Luis Valley Area Photos and Information

A video I made in 2014 of several of my favorite photos from my journey’s thru the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.




The San Luis Valley is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains in the Sangre de Cristo Range. The valley sits at an elevation of 7544 feet. It's one of the largest high desert valleys in the world at an altitude of over 7,000 feet. It is approximately 125 miles long and over 65 miles wide.

The high plains and flat valleys stretch for 722 square miles and is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the E and the San Juan Mountains to the W. The Rio Grande, the 4th longest river in N America, originates in the San Juan Mountains and flows through the San Luis Valley.

Mt. Blanca, the fourth highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet, looms large over the historical town of Fort Garland. It can clearly be seen for miles on a typical sunny day!

San Luis, the county seat for Costilla County, is about 210 miles SW of Denver, 175 miles E of Durango and 60 miles N of Taos. Established in 1851, it's the oldest town in Colorado, with a population of about 750. It's predominately Hispanic, with strong ties to Spain's religious, cultural, and artistic traditions. The town has interesting architecture and several murals that catch your eye as you drive thru!



It appeared that the Centennial School received a new paint job when I drove by in 2017. When checking out the schools website I found this little jewel. It's a tribute to their local veterans on Veteran's Day 2016. It reminds me that no matter where I wander free in America, people from even the smallest of communities in the middle of no where have sacrificed. In this crazy world it's nice to be reminded of our heroes! Cheers to the students who took the time to gather this historical information - love the young ones at the end! : ) Whoop Whoop!



The biggest attraction is the Stations of the Cross Shrine which sit atop the mesa that looms large above town! The surrounding area is mainly a farming and agriculture area.



In May 2018 Buddy and I stopped by Sanchez Stabilization Reservoir in May 2018 which sits about 5.5 miles SW of San Luis, Colorado. A nice man was fishing in a boat and said he was using spinners to catch trout. After a few minutes he landed one in his boat - how cool is that! The reservoir is fed by Culebra Creek and is a favorite watering hole for wild horses and fishing for large trout!



The bustling town of Alamosa sits about 50 miles NW and is the largest town in the valley. It's home of Adams State College, the Alamosa County Offices, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and other major shopping and services. It has a population of about 8800.

I try my hardest to make it to the big town of Alamosa at least one night for a fabulous dinner at True-Grits Steakhouse. It’s an old building decorated in John Wayne memorabilia and the food is 2 thumbs up!



The valley boasts an average of 280 sunny days per year! Summers are considered mild with daytime temperatures occasionally reaching 90 and cool summer evenings. Winters are very cold with average snowfall about 40 inches. The mountain passes are well maintained through the San Luis Valley and are all weather roads.

There are 3 fishing lakes in the area: Sanchez Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area and Smith Reservoir State Wildlife.

In February 2012 I stopped by Smith Reservoir long enough to dip my toe and watch the bald eagles take off and land! Brrr was it a cold weekend and the wind off the water was even colder!



Later that evening as the sun was getting low over the valley I spotted a HUGE herd of wild horses. It took a moment but I noticed in the short distance another huge herd - oh they were stunning with the glow of the sun on them! That is the largest group of wild horses I have ever seen! They were nervous and took off running their tails flying in the wind!



Other close by recreational activities are the Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area, Blanca Wetlands, the Rio Grande. and skiing in Taos and Red River, New Mexico.

In March 2013, I was driving up thru Taos, New Mexico and stopped by the Rio Grande River. There I spotted Dan the Man out doing some fishing. Oh he was such a great sport, very patient with me as I asked him what he was using to catch fish with. I shot about 30 photos of him and these were my favorites!



In September 2017 Buddy and I made the trek up the side of the mesa to the Stations of the Cross Shrine in the early morning. It is a series of 14 bronze sculptures depicting the last hours of Christ's life, his judgement, sufferings and death. It was built as an act of faith and love for the parishioners of the Sangre de Cristo Parish.

I've made several videos over the past few years and this is by far my favorite. From the beginning with my beloved companion Buddy as we encountered the turkey vulture, to the views over the fertile San Luis Valley with her yellow and green crops.



The art by sculptor Huberto Maestas is quite graphic and moving. The sun was so bright in the early morning and seemed to increase the intensity of the sculptures. I unexpectedly felt tears flowing down my face when I reached the last few and was moved to place my only piece of jewelry upon one of the shrines, saying a prayer for my family.



The turkey vulture is a symbol of danger and death to many cultures as well as a protector and guardian. Looking back it seems to have foretold the story that lay ahead of us that morning. It truly was a moving experience for my soul and I am left with an even greater appreciation of the beauty of the San Luis Valley.

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SALE TERMS & DISCLOSURES

Sales Process and Terms

Please conduct your due diligence research and be sure to ask all questions prior to hitting the "Buy Now" button below.

All of the maps and information provided in this listing are intended to assist you in your due diligence research. We try and include many resources that we use ourselves. Over the years we have found information to be incorrect like a road that shows on an aerial photo or street map that we can't find because it is overgrown or doesn't exist or a difference in GPS settings. So while we try and include as much of this information as possible we greatly encourage you to carefully do your research to be sure the property suits your needs.

If you would like to purchase this property click on the "Buy It Now" button at the bottom of the listing. A form will ask for your name, email address and phone number. There is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. Once you click submit it will change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending". We will hold it for you for 3 days. We will then send you an email that confirms our agreement and our process to complete the transaction. Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving that email from us and we will continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made. You can either send a cashier's checks or money orders, or you can call the office with a debit or a credit card. We often have several interested buyers in the same property and in fairness we keep the property available until someone is 100% prepared to complete the transaction.

If purchasing for cash, once we have received payment we will prepare all documents necessary to transfer ownership and even include a check to cover all recording fees and transfer taxes as well. It's all part of the non-refundable $150 doc prep fee!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO CLICKING THE BUY IT NOW BUTTON FOR CONTRACTS!

With our sincere thanks,

Charlotte and Amber : )

Please feel free to call Char at 360-550-8943 with any questions!

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