Category: Durango Real Estate Blog

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La Plata County Real Estate Stats thru May

La Plata County CAR Numbers for May

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of May. The attached charts show a detailed breakdown of several market segments in La Plata County, showing La Plata County as a whole, Durango In-Town, Durango Rural, Bayfield In-Town, Bayfield Rural, Ignacio In-Town, Ignacio Rural, and Durango Mountain…
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Let’s Help Our Neighbors to the North!

As you might have heard earlier last week, Silverton has been suffering significantly from the “indirect” effects of the 416 Fire/Burro. The smoke, road closures, lack of train, and National Forest closure have essentially shut down the town; businesses are not able to stay open and families are without jobs and income. Melanie Russek, the…
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Downtown Durango

Activities in and Around Durango—Not Impacted by the Fire!

At The Durango Team, we write a weekly lifestyle blog that highlights features, events, and activities in and around Durango. With the 416 Fire impacting our local area, we want to address the concern that Durango is not open for business or tourism, or there is not anything to do if you come visit. In…
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June La Plata County Residential Stats

May La Plata County Residential Real Estate Transactions

This week we have our La Plata County residential real estate transaction numbers for the month of May. With 118 total sales, we see the same trend we’ve noticed the last few months: solid numbers, but the total falls slightly behind last year’s numbers (last May had 122 total sales). With 413 total sales thus…
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The Importance of Wildfire Mitigation

Durango has made national headlines this week as the 416 Fire has erupted just north of town. This fire is the stark reminder that it’s crucial to employ fire mitigation strategies, especially if you live in an area that is surrounded by forest. Many local properties border undeveloped land, or contain high levels of trees…
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Winding Road

Navigating the Road to Closing

Last week we discussed common contingencies in the Colorado Real Estate Contract, and the importance of the date calendar in the sales process. This week we want to focus on some strategies to successfully navigate the moving process through to closing. It is not unlikely to have a scenario where there is only one week…
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Animas River Days

35th Annual Animas River Days

One of our favorite summer celebrations is here! The 35th Annual Animas River Days kicks off this upcoming weekend, Saturday, June 2. The Wells Group is one of the event sponsors, and it is one fantastic weekend. Santa Rita Park hosts vendors, kid activities, and food while daring enthusiasts enjoy a variety of river sports.…
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Common Contingencies and the Date Calendar

We’ve been working on a series of blogs that detail the home-buying/selling process. We recently looked at the negotiation of an offer. This week we take a look at a couple common contingencies once a property is under contract, and the importance of the date calendar. In general, the most common issues or cause for…
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Memorial Day Weekend Welcomes the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! It’s the unofficial kickoff to Durango’s summer season, and also the weekend locals welcome the 47th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s a weekend filled with tradition, challenges, and lots of events for all ages. There’s the Durango Coca-Cola Road Race, which is 47 miles and 6,700 feet of…
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La Plata County April Stats. Real Estate

La Plata County Colorado Association of Realtors Numbers for April

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of April. The attached charts show a detailed breakdown of several market segments in La Plata County, showing La Plata County as a whole, Durango In-Town, Durango Rural, Bayfield In-Town, Bayfield Rural, Ignacio In-Town, Ignacio Rural, and Durango Mountain…
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