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Vallecito Lake – Durango’s Hidden Treasure

With beautiful weather this week, it is starting to feel like summer is on its way. We like to feature local activities and adventures, and one of our hidden gems is Vallecito Lake. Located just 18 miles from Durango, this beautiful location is about 8,000 feet above sea level. It has 12 miles of shoreline…
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La Plata County Opening

In the last week, there has been a different feel around Durango. As the county has begun the process of reopening, there is an optimism in the air. As a town that relies heavily on tourism, this is a positive step in making strides for our tourism industry. It seems that more people are in…
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Durango Farmers Market

For the last several weeks, we have featured ways to enjoy Durango despite the current Safer at Home phase in which Colorado resides. One of our favorite seasonal Durango traditions started recently: the Durango Farmers Market! The Durango Farmers Market operates on Saturday mornings from 9-12 in the TBK Bank Parking lot (259 W. 9th…
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April CAR Numbers

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of April. The below 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,…
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Animas Museum Online Exhibits

Are you familiar with Durango’s vast history? Our local Animas Museum in Durango offers rich details of past local events, people, and economy. With the COVID measures, they now feature an interesting and informative online exhibit! The first exhibit tells the story and history of Zaidee Rockwood Perkins’ wedding dress. Married in Durango in 1901,…
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La Plata County Residential Real Estate Numbers

This week we have the latest La Plata County residential real estate numbers for the month of April. As expected, the total sales were lower than March, and lower than the last handful of years. There were 79 total sales, compared to numbers in the eighties and nineties over the last several years. However, year…
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Mother’s Day Ideas

With Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s a perfect opportunity to support our local businesses. Tourism is one of the largest factors in Durango’s economy, and due to the Coronavirus implications, we have been trying to find ways to support those in our community. Buy a Gift Cards: Even if the mom in your life can’t…
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Real Estate in the News

This week, we wanted to share a few of the real estate headlines from the last week. This information is helpful on a national level, and also gives an idea of where our industry leaders see the market and its future, as well as trends in the market. Mortgage Rates Settle Near Lows: Mortgage interest…
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Take A Scenic Drive!

As we continue to highlight ways to enjoy our Colorado lifestyle, we once again are thankful for the great beauty in the Durango area. We have so much untouched outdoor space. Are you looking for a creative way to explore and still keep social distance measures? Take a scenic drive. We typically feature scenic drives…
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March CAR Numbers

Good news came out earlier this week; the Governor announced that starting Monday April 27th in person showings will be allowed again. They will be issuing more detailed rules around the showings and what other services will be allowed: i.e. photos, videos, etc. We will post those as soon as they are issued; we are…
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