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The Wells Group Monthly Marketplace Numbers March 2022

Every month the Wells Group compiles residential statistics from the prior month’s real estate activity so that we can look at key metrics and trends. In La Plata County, March had 81 sales which is increased from January and February. So far 2022 has a total of 213 sales, 44 less than the first quarter…
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Parks and Recreation

Being surrounded by mountains and a river running all the way through town is a wonderful start to the recreational opportunities our town offers. In addition, the City of Durango’s Parks and Recreation programs and assets have contributed almost $40 million annually to the local economy. Having these parks, rivers, lakes, mountains, and more benefits…
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Creating a Unique Feel With Interior Paint

There is a lot of wall space within a home creating a wonderful blank canvas. Adding paint, wallpaper, and décor makes the home special and feel like your own. There are an unlimited number of colors and designs to chose from, here are some tips on how to coordinate the whole house. First, find inspiration…
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Durango 9R and LPEA Electric School Bus

Tesla, Ford, BMW, Hyundai, and many more companies have produced electric cars and they’re making a huge “green” statement across the globe. Now, Durango 9-R School District has collaborated with La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) and launched an electric, full size, Blue Bird school bus. The project started in early 2021 with a $328,803 grant…
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February DAAR Statistics 2022

The Durango Area Association of REALTORS (DAAR) compiles monthly reports reviewing La Plata County and individual town’s listings, sales, prices, and more. With these statistics, we can evaluate the current market and potentially where it’s headed. La Plata County as a whole had 58 new single-family listings in February 2022. This was slightly down from…
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April 2022 Events

Spring is officially here and there are plenty of events to welcome the new season. From music to wine and more, Durango never fails to host exciting events. The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown is back from April 22-24. The line up includes 21 bands all bring live string plunking, barn dance, and boot-tapping bluegrass music. Since…
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The Wells Group February Numbers 2022

Every month, we compile numbers from market activity to compare, contrast, and find key metrics. With the second month of 2022, we can already start to see this year follow a similar trend to 2020 and 2021. There were 66 sales in February, the exact same as January. In 2020 and 2021, January and February…
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Pinkerton Hot Springs

Traveling north towards Silverton from Durango on Highway 550, you will pass Pinkerton Hot Springs about 12 miles from town on the east side of the highway. While this spring is not available for relaxing and soaking, the natural formation makes it an interesting stop on your drive. Hot springs are formed deep under the…
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Renewing Old Houses

Matt Lavinder, president of New Again Houses in Bristol, TN., addresses how the pandemic changed our view of a home, “A house is no longer just a place to sleep. It’s become a school, an office and a movie theater.” Having these alternate necessities for a home opened up creativity for many families in how…
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Buyer’s Remorse

The current competitive market has put more pressure on buyers to make quicker decisions, sometimes leading to buyer remorse. With elevated prices, not getting carried away with the market and losing sight of your own budget is important. When supply is limited and sale prices increase, the odds of finding your dream home at a…
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