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After access is assured, assessing the feasibility of utilities is next. If
electricity is on or near the property, lines could be run to the building site.
Current cost for this is approximately $3,500 per 200 feet of line, including
the poles and installation. In some areas, electric lines are far away or not
available at all. In these situations alternative energy is an option. Solar
energy and generators are popular choices and are widely used in the area with
great results. A solar system capable of powering a 1500sqft home will cost
about $20,000 today. Considering the price of running power lines 1000 feet and
the future savings of no pay a power bills, solar energy is a great option
economically and environmentally.
Public water and sewer are sometimes not available, so a well and a septic system will need to be installed on the property before building a home. Wells vary greatly in depth, but on average in this area we see depths of 300 - 600 feet. Well drilling costs on average about $15 per foot deep. Septic systems involve a below ground tank and a leaching field. With excavation and installation the system goes for about $13,000 to $16,000.
Horses are allowed on claims in accordance county requirements. However, in order to legally water them, you must have a domestic well. To get a domestic well permit in Colorado, you must have at least 35 acres of land. Usually, the only way to legally water horses on smaller acreage is to haul in water.
In Clear Creek County, there are two different zonings for mining claims; M-1 & M-2. M-1 is mining and residential while M-2 is mining only. M-2s have lower taxes, but you can't build on them.
Despite all the challenges, mining claims make great building sites, often offering panoramic views, seclusion and sometimes a bit of history. Some of the most desirable mining claims are the ones that are surrounded by open space, National Forest, BLM, or county owned land. In these situations you are assured (to varying degrees) of having few neighbors, light traffic, and the enjoyment of the open space without the tax bill for owning large acreage.
Potential land buyers would be well advised to consult a real estate agent who is familiar with mining claims before buying, and contacting the county offices about the specific restrictions and laws. At Stonegate Realty we have a full understanding of the area and the vacant land market. We can now offer maps, GPS co-ordinates, and claim location for all of our customers.
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