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May 2021 CAR Numbers

May brought spring flowers as well as an interesting real estate market. Every month the Durango Area Association of Realtors provides a breakdown of key metrics to our La Plata County area real estate activity. We will be looking at May 2021 activity versus May 2020 as well as year to date statistics. In La…
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Food Truck Rendezvous

Aptly named for it’s location on the corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango, 11th Street Station is the retro “truck stop” meet-up place featuring drinks from Ernie’s Bar and food from a variety of food trucks. Seating, primarily outside, makes for a great community space to enjoy the Colorado summer weather…
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La Plata County Real Estate May Statistics

This week we have exciting statistics to share with you. From January 1 to May 31, 2021 there have been 482 property sales. Just under half of the year and 253 more properties under contract means we are on track to meet or possibly succeed 2020’s 1,449 total sales. May added 106 sales to 2021…
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Durango Creative District

In December of 2019 Durango became the 26th Creative District in Colorado. The program launched in 2010 under Governor John Hickenlooper, created a certification process through Colorado Creative Industries, honoring towns that create an atmosphere where artists can thrive. Haley Kirkman, the Executive Director of Durango’s Creative District (DCD), outlines the mission Hickenlooper initiated, “The…
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Smart Home

New technology is coming out seemingly daily. The modernization of these everyday items add sleek aesthetics, touchscreens, and phone accessibility to your home. From doorbells to robot vacuums, here are five ways to add technology into your home life! We may only adjust it a couple times a month, but the thermostat plays a big…
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June 2021 Events

The days are getting hotter and town is ramping up its events! Here are some top picks on events to add to your calendar this month. The Bar D Chuckwagon is in full swing. Open from Memorial Day weekend through September, this family friendly western comedy and music show goes great with your Chuckwagon BBQ.…
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Will the Bubble Pop?

It is apparent that the state of the current real estate market is unprecedented. It has been shaped by supply shortages, major increases in building costs, and the Covid-19 pandemic, causing prices to rise and bidding wars which are leaving buying disappointed. But, does this mean that we are in a bubble just waiting to…
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Alpine Weddings

Durango offers magnificent nature-scapes like the Animas River and the many mountain ranges all around. Is there a more beautiful place to get married? Here are some lodging, venues, and reception area ideas featuring everything Durango represents! Purgatory Resort is 30 minutes north of town and, while known for its ski runs, it also offers…
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CAR April 2021 Numbers

The Colorado Association of Realtors provides us with an overview of the month in comparison to the previous years and April’s numbers are here! Overall, La Plata County was up 47% from April 2020 with 84 single family home sales. Townhouse/condo sales were also increased by 8 homes from 2020. More properties are entering the…
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2021 Animas River Days

A highly anticipated Durango event is back! June 3-6, 2021 river rats from far and wide will join us on the Animas River for events such as river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle and slalom kayaking, and an inflatable rodeo. To end it in comradery, the festival finishes with the local favorite costume parade where floaters…
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