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The Real Estate Market

The last few years have produced unforeseen changes in the real estate market from record breaking sales, record breaking low mortgage rates, high inflation for homebuilding, and now low inventory with high mortgage rates. Heading into 2023, Fannie Mae’s economists share their expertise and predictions for the next two years. “A modest recession” is what…
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Noel Night 2022

This year marks the 20th anniversary of this wonderful community event. Noel Night began in 2022, in response to the tragic Missionary Ridge Fire. Beads and Beyond, a local bead, jewelry, and trinket store started this event in support of all the local businesses affected by the fire. Just in time for holiday shopping, December…
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December 2022 Events

December has so many holiday themed events including many art classes for ornaments, wreaths, jewelry, cards, and more. While you can’t go wrong with any of Durango’s events, here are a few of our favorites! December 9, 10, and 11 the State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara shares the magical story of the Nutcracker live…
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The Wells Group October 2022 Statistics

Monthly, The Wells Group compiles statistics in order to gain further understanding on the current market in relation to years past. After another busy summer, our local La Plata County real estate market is following a past trend of a slower winter season. October 2022 had 85 sales bringing this year to a total of…
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Durango Holiday Markets 2022

Every year, various Durango venues host holiday markets featuring home baked goods, handcrafted gifts, and showcase local artists. These not only provide an excellent source for gift buyers, but also support local organizations and artists! Starting this weekend, three markets will be held Saturday, November 19th. The Methodist Women United in Faith will hold their…
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Home Security

Technology is ever changing and there are now multiple options for security cameras, door locks, home comfort, and much more. Many of these can also be controlled from afar through smart phones! After buying a new home, changing the door locks is a simple yet effective step to securing your new home. By doing this,…
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The Polar Express

‘Tis the season for the infamous Polar Express! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad offers this incredible immersive experience based on the award-winning classic book by Chris Van Allsburg. Hop on board and travel to the North Pole, see Santa Claus, and warm up with hot chocolate and cookies all in the comfort of…
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Colorado Affordable Housing

Property will naturally appreciate in value over time; this growth was exponential during the pandemic. Homeowners sought to change location, and/or upgrade to something with more space in order to work from home. With the interest rates at an all-time low, many saw this as an opportunity to get into the market either as a…
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Ski Swap 2022

2022 marks the 59th annual Hesperus Ski Swap! This Durango tradition means that winter is here and it’s time to sell and buy winter gear. Selling your items is easy and only costs $1/item but must have a minimum sales price of $5. The venue at the fairgrounds opens to the public on Saturday November…
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Colorado Association of Realtors® September 2022 Statistics

The Colorado Association of Realtors® releases statewide numbers every month allowing us to understand a larger scale of the real estate market, and compare to our local La Plata County market. There were a total of 8,219 new listings in September 2022; a 15% decrease from September 2021. However, there have been 83,996 new listings…
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