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November Events 2021

Fall is met with colder nights and the rapidly approaching holiday season. Here are a few November events to attend to enjoy live music and get in the holiday spirit. Artsy Crafty Studio is hosting a 4-week long holiday adult class. The owner, Deborah Everton, will show you how to make a wool felt wreath,…
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The Wells Group September 2021 Statistics

September was another great month in the local real estate market! The month had 134 sales in La Plata County for a year-to-date total of 1,067. 2020 ended with 1,449 sales and it looks like we’re on track to meet that goal. The average sales price is $664,760 which is about $136,000 higher than in…
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Chocolate & Coffee

While walking around downtown, Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company is the perfect spot to stop in to warm up. The small-batch artisanal chocolatiers have perfected their craft and have made award-winning chocolate. They start by sourcing organic and fair-trade cacao beans from small farms in Belize and other cacao hot spots. Then, the magic happens…
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September 2021 DAAR Numbers

                                  The Durango Area Association of Realtors compiles reports comparing the real estate activity in 2021 to 2020 so that we can look at key metrics and statistics. In September, La Plata County saw 85 new single family home…
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Durango Outdoor Exchange

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or just like to paddle around on a stand up paddleboard it’s no secret that gear can be very costly. At Durango Outdoor Exchange locals can bring in their used gear, apparel, and more and if it is usable, put up for sale. The prices are based on the…
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Natural Disasters in the Real Estate Market

In light of Hurricane Ida, natural disasters make a huge mark on civilization in a detrimental way. Sadly, this enormous storm caused seemingly irreversible damage to cities from Louisiana and Mississippi up to New York and New Jersey. How can we learn and prepare from these terrible events to reduce loss or property and life…
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One Foot in Front of the Other

A healthy balance of work and play is exactly what Durango provides. RunRepeat compiled a list of livable towns with the most extensive and beautiful in-town hiking. Key judging components were based on trail head proximity to downtown, local economy and job opportunities not 100% based on tourism, a niche score, and the local culture.…
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Home Preparations for Winter

The forecast says Southwest Colorado is not in for a huge winter, due to a smaller La Niña, this year. That being said, Mother Nature may have something else in store, so The Durango Team advises completing winterization tasks on your home, which can save a lot of hassle down the road. HGTV prioritizes preparing…
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Fort Lewis College Athletics

Blue and gold reign in Durango as the Fort Lewis Skyhawks take the field, court, track, and more! The NCAA Division II college in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference lets students participate and flourish in their sport. They have men’s basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, cycling, and track and women’s basketball, cross country, golf,…
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Tiny Homes vs. Mansions

The tiny house movement came about in the 1970s when carpenters first became interested in building small, compact homes. The movement posed rewarding architectural and personal challenges of simplifying and living with less. By definition, a tiny home ranges from 100 to 400 square feet. In comparison, a typical single-family home averages 2,500 square feet.…
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