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Old 06-12-2021, 04:02 PM
 
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https://gazette.com/news/the-10-chea...1ad8a9e2b.html

Take your guesses before reading the list - median prices and what counties? For many, there are obvious reasons, such as not having water rights needed for any kind of growth, etc.

"Homes are getting pricey in Colorado as more people set their sights on life in the Centennial State. That being said, there are still some parts of Colorado where cheaper homes can be found – some even under $100,000.

Here's a look at the 10 cheapest Colorado counties to purchase a home in, as of Q4 2020:

Editor's Note: This is based on data from the National Association of Realtors depicting the fourth quarter of 2020, which can be found here. It looks at median sale price. There are homes being sold for above and below the listed price. It is likely that home prices in most parts of Colorado have risen since.

1. Crowley County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $83,800

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $310

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $319

Location: Southeast Colorado

2. Bent County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $85,500

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $316

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $358

Location: Southeast Colorado

3. Baca County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $88,100

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $326

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $365

Location: Southeast Colorado

4. Kiowa County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $91,300

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $338

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $356

Location: Eastern Colorado

5. Otero County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $100,100

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $371

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $409

Location: Southeast Colorado

6. Sedgwick County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $102,500

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $379

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $388

Location: Northeast Colorado

7. Prowers County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $112,000

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $415

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $418

Location: Southeast Colorado

8. Cheyenne County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $114,000

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $422

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $462

Location: Eastern Colorado

9. Costilla County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $119,200

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $442

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $503

Location: Southern Colorado

10. Dolores County

Median Home Price (Q4 2020): $123,000

Monthly Payment (Q4 2020): $456

Monthly Payment (Q4 2019): $515

Location: Southwest Colorado"
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Old 06-12-2021, 04:12 PM
 
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I was curious so I looked at houses currently for sale in these counties. Very few properties and most are mobile homes. It makes sense as rural areas tend to not have a lot of standard houses due to location.

And I know prices have risen but standard houses were well above those median prices.
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Old 06-12-2021, 04:54 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Some things never change and the good old Gazette Telegraph remains as fallible as ever. Anyone reading this thread or that article in the Gazette should be warned that the TOWN of Dolores is in Montezuma County as are the towns of Cortez and Mancos. Real estate prices are much higher in Montezuma County than they are in Dolores COUNTY which includes the towns of Dove Creek, Cahone, and Rico. Dove Creek and Cahone are hard scrabble farming communities where the main crop is pinto beans. Rico is trying to become a more chic mountain community and may yet succeed one of these days, but so far - meh.

I don't know why the original officials in charge of naming things and drawing boundaries here in the Four Corners decided to make everything so confusing, but confusing it most certainly is to folks who have never been through here.

Caveat emptor
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:42 PM
 
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Yup, and then there are all the San Juan Counties. CO, NM, and UT all have them and they are all in the Four Corners. Let’s not forget the mountains and the river of that name. I eagerly await the creation of a town named San Juan—located NOT in a county named San Juan!

There’s also the San Juan Islands, but at least those are more than a thousand miles away.
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:13 AM
 
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There’s also the San Juan Islands, but at least those are more than a thousand miles away.
San Juan Is. - Beautiful area! Just have to deal with the 8 months of drizzle before the 4 months of awesome weather kicks in (like the whole NW).
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:53 AM
 
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San Juan Is. - Beautiful area! Just have to deal with the 8 months of drizzle before the 4 months of awesome weather kicks in (like the whole NW).
I lived in NW WA for a few years. The summer is predictably sunny and moderate, generally. But they get droughts, too. Spring and summer 2015 were unpleasantly hot and dry. Of course, compared with CO, it wasn’t a scorcher.

Even coastal SE AK gets real scorchy once in a while. June 2004 saw 95 degrees in Juneau, and on the water (where I was), it felt like only slightly less hot. Great combo, BTW: 50-degree water and 90-degree air. Took a big risk in wearing non-watersport clothing (not wetsuit or drysuit) while paddling on those days.
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Moffat County might be on that list in another 5-10 years once the power plant and coal mines shut down.
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Old 06-15-2021, 04:46 PM
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San Juan Is. - Beautiful area! Just have to deal with the 8 months of drizzle before the 4 months of awesome weather kicks in (like the whole NW).

I live in the NW.


Last year, we got 4 inches of precipitation.



But your right summer was awesome....not a drop of rain all summer long!!! It was actually 110 days without rain according to the National Weather Service.
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:15 PM
 
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Does affordable equal unattractive?
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Old 06-16-2021, 06:26 AM
 
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Does affordable equal unattractive?
Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but if they are a lot less in price than other areas in the state there are reasons for it.
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