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Animas Valley Balloon Rally

Durango offers a lifestyle unlike most places in the world—events and festivals, food and outdoor activities. This week, we celebrate the third annual Animas Valley Balloon Rally, October 18-20, 2019. It’s a special weekend to color the sky and watch these fascinating balloons. There are several opportunities to watch the balloons in the sky. On…
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Colorado Association of Realtors Numbers for September – La Plata County

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of September. 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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It’s Not Too Late—See the Fall Colors!

For many, fall is the best season in Durango. The weather turns slightly cooler, but it’s still possible to get outside and enjoy outdoor activities before snow covers the ground. This is also the time of year the leaves turn a gorgeous array of colors, and the mountains are picturesque. There is still time to…
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September Market Stats

La Plata County Residential Transactions for September

This week we have the latest residential real estate transaction numbers for the month of September. With 125 total sales it was a standout month! This was the second highest number of sales for any month thus far in 2019, and also higher than any other September since 2011. Year to date, we are at…
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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 31st Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Yee Haw! It’s the 31st Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry gathering this week (October 3-7). As usual, it’ll be a time for poets and musicians to share their talent and Cowboy culture with Durango. The Strater Hotel is the headquarters for the duration of the event, and several of the shows will be held there. Events…
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Smart Downsizing and Baby Boomers

A recent The Washington Post article noted that Baby Boomers are “smart sizing” instead of “downsizing” their homes (https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/09/25/older-home-buyers-are-opting-to-smart-size-over-downsize). We have worked with many buyers over the years who are ready to downsize, and we have a few points to consider for what we think of as smart downsizing. Lifestyle communities are a draw for…
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Fabulous Fall Red Balloon Event

Durango is one of the most unique places to live and work—we are a small town filled with lots of community events and activities. Downtown Durango is filled with local shops, restaurants, galleries, and more. We have a beautiful town and visitors from all over the world enjoy spending time here. The Wells Group’s office…
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Townhouse, Condo, or Single Family Home?

With the low interest rates we’ve seen lately, there’s an opportunity for those who thought they were previously priced out of the market to afford a home. Entry level purchases are townhouse or condos, or single family homes. We oftentimes work with buyers considering the differences between each of these options. Sometimes the decision is…
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Durango Autumn Arts Festival

This weekend, September 21-22 is the 25th Anniversary of the Durango Autumn Arts Festival. It’ll be held downtown Durango on East Second Avenue, one block up from Main Avenue from 10am to 5 pm. This annual event is full of artists and craftspeople, and is a great way to support the Durango Arts Center. On…
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La Plata County Real Estate Stats

La Plata County Colorado Association of Realtors Numbers for August

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of August. 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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