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Old 02-17-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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Google Ouray Real Estate and you'll get a bunch of information.

 
Old 02-19-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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[quote=jim9251;12924536]I live 10 minutes from Ouray. It's a bit claustrophobic for me, but a neat little mountain town. There is no work in Ouray County, none. Ridgway is hiring for summer help at the town parks, that's it. You could live there and commute to Montrose IF IF IF you can find a job. A lot of people who live here work from their homes, or are retired.. or unemployed.


ARE THERE MANY RETIRED PEOPLE THERE?
 
Old 02-19-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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I live 10 minutes from Ouray. It's a bit claustrophobic for me, but a neat little mountain town. There is no work in Ouray County, none. Ridgway is hiring for summer help at the town parks, that's it. You could live there and commute to Montrose IF IF IF you can find a job. A lot of people who live here work from their homes, or are retired.. or unemployed.


ARE THERE MANY RETIRED PEOPLE THERE?
With relatively few exceptions, only ones who bring a lot of money with them. A pretty basic condo (1 or 2 bedroom) in Ouray will has been going for nearly $300K, with a lot of the houses at $450K plus--sometimes way plus. That may change as the economy continues to sicken, but Ouray is not an easy place in which to live unless you bring a substantial nest egg and continuing substantial income. Didn't used to be that way, but then the "beautiful people" discovered the place--with the usual result.
 
Old 02-20-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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I see your point!
 
Old 02-21-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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With relatively few exceptions, only ones who bring a lot of money with them. A pretty basic condo (1 or 2 bedroom) in Ouray will has been going for nearly $300K, with a lot of the houses at $450K plus--sometimes way plus. That may change as the economy continues to sicken, but Ouray is not an easy place in which to live unless you bring a substantial nest egg and continuing substantial income. Didn't used to be that way, but then the "beautiful people" discovered the place--with the usual result.
How many more years do you suspect it will take for the bust to wipe out the mess in CO?

My brother bought a two story cabin in west PA for $20k, that's the sort of price I was looking for.

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Old 02-21-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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How many more years do you suspect it will take for the bust to wipe out the mess in CO?

My brother bought a two story cabin in west PA for $20k, that's the sort of price I was looking for.
I don't think you'll ever see prices like that anywhere in CO, except possibly a few places in the east. CO is a pretty desirable place to live, especially beautiful mountain towns. Even some of the remote "ghost" towns are pricey by most standards.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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My brother bought a two story cabin in west PA for $20k, that's the sort of price I was looking for.
You are a funny guy, no question about that.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 11:35 PM
 
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You are a funny guy, no question about that.

hahaha, a man can dream, can't he? I'm still very optimistic, all these suckers were driving the prices up for quite some time. It's only a matter of time before the house of cards completely crumbles. They can only shift around that debt for so long before the sh*t hits the fan. Hell, with unemployment as high as it is the whole US should be priced like Detroit... well maybe not that bad.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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hahaha, a man can dream, can't he? I'm still very optimistic, all these suckers were driving the prices up for quite some time. It's only a matter of time before the house of cards completely crumbles. They can only shift around that debt for so long before the sh*t hits the fan. Hell, with unemployment as high as it is the whole US should be priced like Detroit... well maybe not that bad.
Yes well if the house of cards completely crumbles, none of us will have the money to pay for anything regardless of how low the prices go.

Colorado will always have higher real estate values due to the high desirability and the fact the US government owns a huge portion of the choice scenic parts of Colorado.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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We've answered the original question, about job opps in a certain career field in the Ouray area; consensus is zip. Only chance is some remote governmental outpost, so check USAJOBS just in case. Otherwise, we'll close this thread as we're getting way off topic.
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