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How Are Property Taxes Determined?

It’s the time of year many of our clients inquire about property taxes and how they are figured. While this seems like a complicated formula, it’s fairly simple once you understand a few of the basics. In the state of Colorado, we have what is called the Gallagher Amendment, which basically divides the state’s total…
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48th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and for locals in Durango, that means one thing: it’s time for The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. This year is the 48th Annual bike race, and the weekend (May 24-26) is full of activities. The featured race is from Durango to Silverton, heralding back to when one brother challenged another to…
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La Plata County Stats

La Plata County CAR Numbers

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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Taste of Durango This Weekend

This Sunday is a favorite event among locals—the 2019 Taste of Durango! On May 19 from 11-4 Downtown Durango will feature a full festival with food, craft beer, artisan cocktails, and samples from our phenomenal local restaurants. The event even has music and dancing, and is the perfect way to enjoy an early summer afternoon…
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May Real Estate Numbers

La Plata County April Numbers

We have the latest La Plata County residential real estate transactions this week. With 93 total sales, it was a strong month. There were more sales than April of last year, as well as the highest number of sales so far in 2019! Year to date, we are at 285 total sales, compared to 296…
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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Weekend Suggestions in Durango

As we approach Mother’s Day this weekend, we have some fun suggestions for the moms in your life (or just some great ideas to take advantage of time in Durango this weekend)! Gallery Walk: This weekend is the annual Spring Gallery Walk, on Friday from 5-9. Durango features many art galleries, and there is such…
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Real Estate in the News

For our communication this week, we want to share a few of the recent headlines in national real estate news to give our clients a pulse on the national market. Mortgage Rates Rose Again Last Week: Mortgage rates have had an interesting year. Last week they rose again for the fourth straight week; however, they…
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Durango Wine Experience

This first weekend of May ushers in a favorite local event—The Durango Wine Experience. Thursday through Sunday, Durango will be filled with educational seminars, wine tastings, dinners, and more. Wines, artisan spirits, and craft beers will all be present, and top chefs feature their creations at the Grand Tasting Restaurant Showcase. Some of the unique…
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Tips to Go Green at Home

This past Monday, the world celebrated Earth Day, which is the perfect time to consider some green living tips for our homes. According to the latest REALTORS & Sustainability report, 69% of real estate professionals say promoting energy efficiency in listings is “very” or “somewhat valuable” in a home sale (https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/04/22/6-ways-to-go-green-this-earth-day). While there is a…
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Home and Ranch Show

2019 Durango Home and Ranch Show

This weekend the 2019 Durango Home and Ranch Show returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds. It’s the 25th Anniversary and is the perfect place to come for information and displays on all facets of home décor and projects. Whether you’re looking for home items, a complete remodel, landscaping or even insurance, vendors will be…
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