1. WHERE IS THE PROPERTY LOCATED?
This development is located just 1 mile west of the city of Walsenburg, Colorado on Highway 160 and borders the Lathrop State Park and Walsenburg golf course.
2. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ELEVATION OF THE PROPERTY?
The average elevation is approximately 6,047 feet.
3. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
47° 49° 56° 64° 73° 82° 87° 84° 78° 68° 55° 46°
4. WHAT DOES THE PROPERTY LOOK LIKE?
Surround yourself with rolling hills, majestic mountains, and fabulous panoramic vistas and great landscape views. All are the perfect setting for the unspoiled foothills of Huerfano County. With every breath of fresh, clean air, you'll know this pristine unspoiled property is for you - especially since it has been thoughtfully master-planned to exist in harmony with nature and wildlife.
5. WHAT TOWNS ARE CLOSEST TO THE PROPERTY?
This scenic property is approximately 1 mile west of Walsenburg, Colorado, 19 miles northeast of La Veta, 49 miles south of Pueblo, Colorado, and 92 miles south of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
6. WHAT IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE?
All roads are maintained by the developer providing legal access to your property. All of the lots have been surveyed, staked and marked for identification by the developer. Black Diamond Park Plat Map.
7. WHAT ARE MOST PEOPLE PLANNING TO DO WITH THEIR LAND?
Most property owners feel that it is a good opportunity to own a nice lot, yet affordable piece of Colorado. The unique proximity of this property to Walsenburg will allow owners to enjoy a country lifestyle while living just minutes away from the amenities a city has to offer. Some owners plan to make their property into a second home, while others plan to move to their property after retirement. Many plan to pass it down to their children or grandchildren. Many of the property owners also plan to utilize the property as a permanent home or a recreational retreat or getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. These lots are ready for you to build your dream home or just enjoy the good feeling of land ownership.
8. WHAT ABOUT WATER?
Water supply is provided by the City of Walsenburg with 8 inch underground water mains. The water system is state of the art and completed, and has been accepted for ownership and maintenance by The City of Walsenburg. Each Black Diamond Park Home site within the subdivision has one 3⁄4 inch water tap installed to the property. There is a one time tap fee, currently $4,000 to the city of Walsenburg, payable at the time of water hook up. Sewage disposal will be by individual on site systems such as septic tanks and leach fields. A specific approval for individual septic disposal systems has been received from the Las Animas – Huerfano Counties Health Department, 119 e 5th Street, Walsenburg, CO 81089. Prior to obtaining a permit you must have a percolation test made on your lot by a person authorized to do so by the district health department. The cost of a permit is $450.00 and includes the percolation test. Compete septic and leach field systems are currently costing approximately $3,500 in the area.
9. WHAT ABOUT UTILITIES?
The original Developer constructed underground electrical transmission lines at its sole cost and expense to a street boundary corner to all lots within the subdivision without additional charge to the purchaser. Electricity is provided with a $100.00 deposit by San Isabel Electric Association, Inc. PO Box 892, Pueblo, CO 81002. Rates for service are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado. Approximate cost to extend underground transmission lines within the lot boundaries is $9.00 per linear foot. Underground telephone service has been extended to one corner of each lot in the subdivision at no further charge to the purchaser.
Telephone service is provided to the subdivision by Century Link. Cost to extend underground telephone transmission lines within the boundaries of each lot is approximately $4.50 per linear foot. Satellite and Internet are available through the following: Verizon via a HotSpot www.verizonwireless.com 800-922-0204, SECOM wireless terrestrial 402 Santa Fe, Suite 101, La Junta 81050 www.secom.net 719-384-8583, Wild Blue internet satellite www.wildblue.com 855-627-2554, Hughesnet satellite www.hughesnet.com 866-293-8945. Natural Gas is not available in the subdivision. Propane is available from San Isabel Propane Gas Service, 1930 East Street, Trinidad, CO 81089.
10. WHAT IS THE PROPERTY ZONED AND WHAT ARE THE PROPERTY TAXES FOR A PARCEL?
The zoning is Urban Residential (Single-Family homes). Currently, the approximate annual property taxes calculate to approximately $200 per year and current.
11. IF I FINANCE THE PROPERTY, TO WHOM DO I MAKE MY PAYMENTS AND HOW WILL I KNOW I HAVE RECEIVED PROPER CREDIT FOR MY PAYMENTS?
Your payments will be made to Black Diamond Park, LP. We have our own in house financing available.
12. MAY I USE THE LAND WHILE I'M PAYING FOR IT AND WHEN DO I RECEIVE A DEED TO MY PROPERTY?
Yes, beginning the very day you sign the purchase contract, the land is yours to use and enjoy.
13. CAN I RESELL MY PROPERTY IN THE FUTURE AND MAKE A PROFIT?
While there is no guarantee of profit from any land sale, historically land prices have increased in value. We believe there are many reasons for this upward trend, including inflation, population growth, a decreasing supply of land, the public's desire for a more natural environment, trend toward movement away from urban areas and the increasing popularity of outdoor recreational activities.
14. IS THERE A PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OR ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE PROPERTY?
There is a property owners association and the original developer established Black Diamond Covenants.
15. WHAT WILL THE ROAD SURFACE BE LIKE?
HOA maintained paved roads.
16. DOES A BUYER HAVE TO BUILD A HOUSE WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME?
A buyer is never obligated to a timeframe to build on their property.
17. WHY ARE SOME PROPERTIES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHERS?
The properties have been priced according to our "A B C" analysis and consideration of the proximity of the parcels to existing electric. "A B C" stands for Access, Beauty and Character. In other words, how good, quick or easy is the access to the property from the main highway or county road, etc. The beauty of the property mainly pertains to the vegetation and scenic views etc. The character of the property refers mainly to its topography. For example: Is the parcel flat, rolling, steep, etc.
18. IS THERE A PENALTY FOR PAYING OFF MY LAND EARLY?
There is absolutely no prepayment penalty. Your monthly payment is applied to your account balance using simple interest on the unpaid balance. Any and all extra monthly payments will be applied directly to the principal. All extra payments will directly lower your balance, reducing the overall interest you pay on your purchase.
19. WHAT IS THE LEAST AMOUNT I CAN PUT DOWN TO BUY?
A minimum of $3,000 (or 10% of purchase price whichever is greater) down payment is required for financing.
20. WILL I BE PRESSURED TO BUY?
Absolutely not! Our "no pressure" policy is always in effect. Our prime properties practically sell themselves. We won't be hounding you to buy. However, our friendly representatives are always available to take your call and answer any questions you might have and we welcome those calls. Be assured you'll always be treated with respect and there will be absolutely no pressure to buy. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to give us a call at (844)-BDP-LOTS and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to assist you.
Huerfano County, Colorado
Welcome to Walsenburg Colorado located in Huerfano County in Southern Colorado. Huerfano County covers 1,560 square miles. Eastern Huerfano County is mostly open plains with the Huerfano River and Cuchara River running thru it. Beautiful canyons, rolling foothills, Maria Reservoir and the Cuchara Dam are all located in Eastern Huerfano County.
The Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range runs North and South thru the West side of the County. The Sangre de Cristos and the Spanish Peaks have some really challenging hiking trails.
San Isabel National Forest, Spanish Peaks, East Mount Blanca Peak, Mount Meastas, Silver Mountain, Greenhorn Mountain, Copper Bull, Slide Mountain in western Huerfano County. Elevation is between 14,000 ft at the tipof Mount Blanca to 5,050 in the eastern plains. We are 160 miles south of Denver and about 60 miles north of the New Mexico state line.
Things To See And Do in Walsenburg
Owned and operated by The City of Walsenburg, Walsenburg Wild Waters was completed and opened for the first time in the Spring of 2007. The water park has two 35-foot high water slides, a diving well, zero-entry pool, and a concessions stand. The park is open annually from Memorial Day weekend to the end of August. For more information, and pictures of the park, see the Walsenburg Wild Waters page.
Lathrop State Park
Lathrop State Park, which is located about 2 miles west of Walsenburg on Highway 160, is Colorado's first state park. The 1,594 acre park has two lakes which offer a variety of water activities. Martin Lake offers fishing, water skiing, boating for both power and sail boats, and, because Martin is a warm-water lake, great swimming opportunities. Horseshoe Lake offers a more peaceful setting for kayaking, sailing, and power boating at wakeless speeds. Both lakes have thriving populations of catfish, bass, walleye, trout, and bluegill. Horseshoe Lake is also known for its large tiger muskies.
The park has two campgrounds with a total of 103 camp sites which can accomodate motorhomes, trailers, and tents. All campgrounds offer basic and improved camping facilities. The recently upgraded Pinon Campground is well suited to large camping units.
Lathrop State park is the only Colorado State Park with a golf course.
The Spanish Peaks
The Spanish Peaks, are located about 35 miles southwest of Walsenburg in the 3 million acre San Isabel National Forest. Both the 13,636 foot West Peak and the 12,683 foot East Peak offer a multitude of outdoor recreational activities.
Walsenburg started as a settlement on the North side of the Cucharas river which was establshed by Don Miguel Antonio Leon and another family by the name of Atencio in the mid-1800's. The settlement was initially named La Plaza de los Leones after the Leon family.
In 1870, Fred Walsen relocated to the area and built a large mercantile near La Plaza de los Leones. Rich deposits of coal were known to exist in the area and in 1876 Walsen opened the area's first coal mine. For the better part of the next century, coal mining would heavily influence the development and growth of the area.
On June 16th, 1873, Walsenburg was incorporated as the first statutory city and seventh incorporated municipality in the Territory of Colorado. In recognition of Fred Walsen's part in the founding of the city and encouraging the growth of the town and surrounding area, a suggestion was made, and accepted, to name the new city after the Walsen Family.
Walsenburg is the county seat of Huerfano County which is named for Huerfano (orphan) Butte, a volcanic dome and local landmark located about 10 miles North of Walsenburg on Interstate 25.