Justin Osborn


Originally from Rockwall, Texas, Justin moved to Durango in August of 1999. He currently resides in Durango, CO with his wife and 2 children. He attended Fort Lewis College where he received a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, and a minor in Agribusiness.

Justin received his real estate license when he was a junior in college in 2002. He worked at Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors for seven years. During his time at Coldwell Banker he received numerous top producer awards, some as high as the state level. He joined The Wells Group in 2010, and has consistently been a top producer in both volume and total number of deals closed since his arrival. His accomplishments include recognition by America's Top 100 as being included in the top 1% of all Realtors in America, Real Trends Award recipient awarded to only the top 1,000 producers in the United States, Apex Award recipient by the Realtor's Land Institute as recognition of one of the top land agents in the entire country, and receiving Colorado's Land Realtor of the Year Award as the top land broker in the entire state of Colorado. He has also been awarded the Education Award from The Wells Group multiple years in a row.

Justin currently sits on the board for the Colorado Chapter of the Realtor's Land Institute, and is a recent past president. Justin is also involved in the Realtor’s Land Institute at the national level, as he is currently a board chairperson of both their Future Leaders Committee as well as their Chapter Development Task Force.

Justin is also a national real estate instructor that has taught classes in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Illinois. He's known mostly for his Recreational Land class, but also teaches Land 101 and Transitional Land through the Realtor's Land Institute. In 2016 Justin was honored as the Colorado Land Realtor of the Year Award.

His community involvement includes being an assistant coach for his son's DYSA competitive soccer team, recent past president of the Durango High Noon Rotary club, and past area chairman of the La Plat County Ducks Unlimited. He is also a certified PSIA Cert 2 ski instructor at Purgatory in both alpine and telemark skiing. He was recently awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by both the Durango Area Association of Realtors and The Wells Group, and was a top three nominee as a Volunteer of the Year with the Durango Chamber of Commerce.

$1,495,000  •  45.6 acres
4,000 sq ft custom log home, heated shop, barn, greenhouse, carport, all sitting on 45 acres bordering National Forest. Enjoy the 400,000+ acres of the San Juan National Forest right out your back door via the Boggy Draw Recreational Area. Shop measures 30' x 48' with an additional 8' x 48' covered area for equipment storage. It has three 8' overhead doors, a concrete floor, and a wood stove. Barn has 4 stalls, water, and 220 electricity. Located at 7500' elevation amongst the deer, turkey and elk. Multiple ponds in the draw on the west side of the property hold water for livestock and wildlife. This property offers fabulous southern exposure and some of the best views in Dolores. You could spend a morning hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking, be back at your log home after a morning adventure, and then be hanging out at the Dolores River Brewery, which is only a few miles away in downtown Dolores. Annual taxes are $2,650.76. Be sure to check out the 3D floorplan in the virtual tour field.
$1,275,000  •  70.16 acres
2 homes, shop, hay barn, riding arena, all on 70 private acres with excellent water rights, located on a paved county road only 10 minutes from downtown Cortez, CO. No Covenants, No HOA, No Conservation Easement, offering fabulous development potential down to lot sizes as small as 3 acres. The custom 2 story farm house is 3218 sq ft and offers one level living with 2 covered porches. Separate guest quarters consist of a 443 sq ft barn apartment attached to a 20' x 40' shop with a 12' overhead garage door. Water rights consist of 35 shares of MVI (with their own private head gate) plus 1/3 CFS junior right from Young Ditch. Well established perennial hay pasture will provide feed for your livestock or give you the opportunity to make some additional income. The pond also holds irrigation water all year long and is frequently visited by the local wildlife. Located at 6200' elevation with fabulous southern exposure, offering a more extended growing season than other ranches in SouthwestColorado. Rock driveway will help keep your vehicles clean during those transition seasons. Several mature trees have recently been planted around the home and driveway.
$299,900  •  0.29 acres
One level park model on a permanent foundation with year round creek frontage. Located on the confluence of West Grimes Creek & EastGrimes Creek, this parcel goes across the creek and encompasses approximately 2,000 sq ft of an island! Huge, covered wrap around porchgoes around the entire cabin and provides plenty of space for outdoor entertainment or for simply relaxing and listening to the water. There's anadditional bunkhouse with electric that provides overflow sleeping quarters. Low taxes at only $410.08 a year. Shared water well (located onsubject property) with neighbor is recorded at 15 gallons perm minute! Annual fee for the water well to Pine River Irrigation District is $273.70split amongst both parcels. Located at 7800' elevation with good year round access. Exceptional recreational opportunities are right out thedoor including both lake and stream fishing, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, and fabulous big game hunting for elk, moose, bighornsheep, mountain goat, and mule deer. The Weminuche Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in Colorado at 499,771 acres, has multipletrailheads located just up the road.
$1,500,000  •  80 acres
McMenimen Ranch consists of 80 acres (approximately 70 are irrigated), a 3255 sq ft custom home, a 2300 sq ft heated shop measuring 48' x48, a 4000 sq ft hay barn, and a 3,696 equipment barn that measures 88' x 42'. Home has free natural gas from the gas pad at the north property line. The entire property is both fenced and cross fenced, making it completely turn key for your farming or ranching operations.Located only 20 minutes southeast of Durango and 10 minutes southwest of Bayfield, this ranch offers great year round access on a well maintained county road. There are fabulous 180 degree views of both the Needles & the La Plata Mountains to the north. 4 shares of irrigation in King Ditch will transfer at closing, along with all side roll sprinklers, K-line sprinklers, 2 big gun sprinklers, and hand line sprinkler with trailer.Central water is provided to the improvements through the La Plata Archuleta Water District. Located at an elevation of approximately 6,741' with excellent southern exposure. Part of the 80 acres includes a separate adjacent 10 acre tract that is included with this sale. Municipal waterruns past that parcel and it would make another fabulous building site. In order to maintain the integrity of this beautiful ranch, and to help ensure low property taxes, there is a conservation easement in place. Annual taxes are only $1,918.80 for both parcels.
$1,500,000  •  172.61 acres
Barndominium on 172 acres with direct access to the San Juan National Forest. No Covenants/No HOA/No Conservation Easement. Building size is 40' x 120' with half of that accounting for the 3700+ sq ft home and the remainder being a 2 car garage and a 40' x 60' heated/insulated shop with a 14' overhead door. Tons of wildlife frequent the property including elk, mule dear, turkey, and black bear. This is Colorado GMU # 75 where bull elk tags are available over the counter and buck tags can be drawn with 1 preference point. Annual taxes are $1,108.40. There are 2 natural gas well pads on the property. Beaver Creek cuts through the northwest corner of the property and runs seasonally in the spring and early summer. Showings by pre-approved and cash buyers only as this property will not go conventional financing.
$11,900,000  •  262 acres
Spring Hollow Ranch Equestrian Park & Event Center consists of 5 residences, 70 RV sites, 200 covered horse stalls, a 140' x 240' heated indoor arena that is set up for Western as well as English disciplines, an outdoor arena, multiple outbuildings, miles of riding trails, and construction is currently under way for a 175' x 300' rodeo arena with grandstands. Located only 18 miles from Durango, CO, this is the newest premier event center in the Four Corners Region. Recent events this top of the line center has hosted include but are not limited to cutting, show jumping, dressage, team roping, barrel racing, dog agility, and the USA Vaulting National Championships. It has capacity of seating 1500 people in an indoor heated setting for dinner banquets. The 5 residences are all very successful vacation rentals. They include a gorgeous one level 4,128 sq ft Southwest ranch home with 4 master suites, two 2 bedroom condos, and two studio condos. The heated indoor arena offers LED lighting, removable cattle pens, a hospitality suite, kitchen, ADA bathroom, and a vet clinic on site. This ranch is located at 7000' elevation on a well maintained county road offering excellent year round access. Taxes are just under $10,000 a year. No Covenants, No HOA and No Conservation Easement.
$2,250,000  •  183 acres
Income producing 183 +/- acres with senior water rights and over 1/2 mile of Florida River frontage. No HOA, No Covenants, No Conservation Easement. Industrial zoning in the Florida Mesa District Land Use Plan. Located on Airport Road with excellent paved year round access and a county approved turn lane already installed. Gravel pit lease brings in $75,000 a year and the income from the tenant in the home is $15,000 a year (way under-rented in today's rental market). Land Bankers, where else can you find land in SW Colorado generating $90,000 a year? This is a prime development property adjacent to one of the fastest growing airports in the West. Historic water rights include irrigation rights, surface rights, groundwater rights, storage rights, and a plan for augmentation.
$199,900  •  248.4 acres
248+ acres bordering public land and covered up with wildlife in Colorado GMU # 711. In addition to the over the counter rifle bull elk tags that are available, this acreage qualifies you to apply for the highly coveted Private Land Owner tags as well.Over 30,000 acres of BLM land can be directly accessed right across the south property line of this acreage. Located at7600' elevation with good year round access on a well maintained county road. This land will always benefit from extremely low taxes (only $65.12 in 2021) thanks to a conservation easement that runs with the land. This is an off grid property with electricity being about 2 miles away. Well and/or cistern, as well as septic, would need to be installed by buyer if building a home. State of Colorado has confirmed this HOA has disbanded and no covenants are being enforced. See associated documents in MLS for confirmation.
$228,000  •  240 acres
240 acres located at 6580' elevation. No covenants, No HOA, and no conservation easement. Low ag taxes of only $320.56a year. Off grid rural property consisting of mostly native grass. Lots of wildlife in the area including mule deer, elk and turkey. This is Colorado GMU # 741 where you can purchase bull elk rifle tags over the counter. Buck rifle tags can typically be drawn with no preference points. Neighboring properties are under contract at $1,250 and $1,300 an acre. Buy land and subdivide!
$249,900  •  240 acres
240 acres with electricity bordering public land and covered up with wildlife in Colorado GMU # 711. In addition to the over the counter rifle bull elk tags that are available, this acreage qualifies you to apply for the highly coveted Private Land Owner tags as well. Over 270,000 acres of BLM land can be directly accessed right across the southeast property line of this acreage. Located at 7300' elevation with good year round access on a well maintained county road. This land will always benefit from extremely low taxes (only $183 in 2021) thanks to a conservation easement that runs with the land. This is extremely rare to find acreage of this size with electricity in this part of Southwestern Colorado. Well and/or cistern, as well as septic, would need to be installed by buyer if building a home.
$250,000  •  198.65 acres
Coalbed Canyon Ranch consists of almost 198 acres with a State Wildlife Area as the eastern boundary and BLM as the west boundary. Owner carry terms available with 25% down. No Covenants, No HOA and No Conservation Easement.Willow Creek runs seasonally through the valley floor and attracts all kinds of wildlife, including trophy mule deer, huge elk that feed in the neighboring fields, mourning dove, and sage grouse. Located at 6700' elevation, this location is known for it's mild winters and 300+ days of sunshine a year. There are fabulous views of the Abajo Mountains to the west. There is excellent year round access on a county maintained gravel road. Electricity is at the property. Well and septic will be required if buyer decides to build. Annual rangeland taxes are extremely low at only $36.18 a year. If you're up for an adventure, you could walk right across your property line to the west onto the 2 million acres of BLM land and eventually end up at Bears Ears. Walk out your east property line onto the 1,000+ acres of State Wildlife Area if you want a lesser adventure. Property consists of 3 different parcel #'s all in San Juan County Utah with the state line of Colorado as it's eastern boundary.
$260,976  •  217.48 acres
217 acres of very private recreational land with no covenants, no HOA, and no conservation easement. Isolated but not remote, this property is located only 15 miles from downtown Durango at 7100' elevation. This land is covered up with wildlife including elk, mule deer, and turkey. This is Colorado GMU 741 that offers over the counter rifle bull elk tags. Rifle buck tags can typically be drawn with no preference points. No utilities are in place which is why this land is only $1,200 an acre.
$269,900  •  320.16 acres
320 acres bordering public land on two sides and covered up with wildlife in Colorado GMU # 711. Elk, deer, and turkey all loves this property thanks to the cover and varying topography that it offers. Seasonal water holes help hold them on this land as well. In addition to the over the counter rifle bull elk tags that are available, this acreage qualifies you to apply for the highly coveted Private Land Owner tags as well. Over 300,000 acres of BLM land can be directly accessed right across the east property line of this acreage. There is an additional 40 acre piece of BLM land access offed the west property line.Located at 7600' elevation with decent year round access on a county road. This land will always benefit from extremely low taxes (only $183 in 2021) thanks to a conservation easement that runs with the land. This is an off grid property with electricity being about 1 mile away. Well and/or cistern, as well as septic, would need to be installed by buyer if building a home.
$300,000  •  35 acres
Private financing available with 25% down. These wooded 35 acres have a water well already installed and approved for up to 3 single family dwellings. Well is recorded to be 240' deep and 6 GPM. There are multiple options for building your futureColorado home in the pines on this property. Build at the bottom near the county road for great accessibility, or take advantage of the rock road that is already installed to a beautiful lookout on the upper bench (owners had their RV parked at this location for several years). This listing consists of two parcels, one of which is 7 acres of dedicated open space.Located at 7200' elevation on a well maintained county road with excellent year round access. Well pad in the southeastern corner of the property ensures good winter access to the upper bench. Electricity is available to be tapped into at the southwest corner of the well pad.
$425,000  •  603 acres
603 acres covered up with wildlife and 4 water taps reserved. No covenants, no HOA, no conservation easement. Located near the Colorado state line and the new Long hollow Reservoir, these 603 acres offer year round access, excellent views, fabulous privacy, tons of wildlife, and diverse topography consisting of pinon & juniper woodlands, canyons and draws. This is an off-grid property so plan on solar, propane, well & septic. Up to 4 water taps available through La Plata West WaterAuthority. Contact LPWWA for any questions regarding when the water line will actually be brought to this property. Low agtaxes of only $107 a year. Elevation is 6500'. COGCC is currently reclaiming the land from abandoned gas pads. See letter in Associated Docs.
$569,900  •  71 acres
71 acres with good water rights already with preliminary approval for a 7 lot subdivision. Located only 1.3 miles east of downtown Mancos in the fertile Mancos Valley at the foothills of the La Plata Mountains. No HOA, No Covenants, NoConservation Easement. Tiny homes, RV's, modular homes, etc...are all allowed. Easy access to public land with lots ofNational Forest and BLM nearby. Low ag taxes under $254.80 a year.
$700,000  •  280 acres
280 acres with senior water rights, tons of wildlife, No HOA, No Covenants & No Conservation Easement. Located off of a quiet county road southeast of Ignacio, this ranch is for the buyer that wants to put some elbow grease into the land for some great equity. While it is extremely private, and isolated from it's neighbors thanks to the plateau that it sits on, it's not tooremote by any means. Priced at only $2,500 an acre, this is one of the best valued properties you'll find with water rights inall of Southwest Colorado. The ranch is located at 6300' elevation in the Banana Belt Region of Southwest Colorado where there is 300+ days of sunshine a year. 80 shares of Pine River Canal are included. Note that in September of 2021 when all the other irrigation districts in Southwest Colorado were already shut down for the year, this ranch was still getting it's water.Annual taxes are under $1,000 a year! Old homestead is abandoned and sellers make no representation regarding the infrastructure or the improvements. There are two gas pads on the property. No mineral rights included.
$1,500,000  •  14.8 acres
An amazing opportunity to own spacious land bordering National Forest with remarkable panorama views and easy access toPurgatory Ski Resort! These 14.785 acres bordering the San Juan National Forest have spectacular scenes of TwilightPeaks, Engineer & Spud Mountain, and the ski runs at Purgatory. Accessible through Engineer Village, this elevated plateau provides stunning scenery with majestic trees. The owner has worked with SEH Engineering to do all the preliminary work for recording the plat for this development. Phase 1 consists of 12 lots ranging in size from .36 - 1.28acres. Phase 2 would consist of the remaining 6.48 acres. This is a great opportunity for a developer to come in and create a subdivision, or for somebody to have a large estate parcel directly across the road from Purgatory. A paved road, underground electric, central water and central sewer are only 100 yards away from the southern property line.
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