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Feng Shui, Per Say

The phrase comes from an ancient Chinese system; “a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy.” Over time, the term has been related to interior design and the specific feel of a home. Historically, feng shui had three essential principles: the commanding positing, bagua, and…
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Slice of the Pie

Pizza party or a night out, pizza is always a great go-to option! There are so many possible combinations, it is a win for everyone! In our laid-back mountain town, Durango has many local pizzerias to enjoy a slice and a brew after a long day in the mountains. Here are a few top picks.…
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June 2021 Market Insights

Statistics for January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 have been released and we also have data to compare them to the prior eight years. The following information provides key metrics and trends as well as our insight into these numbers. There were 176 listings sold in the month of June which is the most…
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Cup O’ Joe

Durango is known for the many restaurants spanning the streets and among them rest quaint little cafés offering a wide variety of coffees, teas, smoothies, and more. No matter the season, there is always a good drink. Whether it’s a cold brew to cool you down or a hot pumpkin spice latte when it’s snowing…
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Increase to Building Costs

The housing supply is limited and one attributing factor is the increasing building costs affecting new construction. Currently, lumber prices are at a record setting high which has caused a hurdle in the construction industry. Contractors are reporting that prices have risen 377% since the spring of 2020, severely decreasing their profitability and margins, and…
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July 2021 Events

Summer is a time full of activities and fun in Durango for locals and tourists alike! Here are three happenings going on this month to mark on your calendar! Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is not new here; but rather quite historic. Founded in 1880 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the 141…
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Wildfire Mitigation

Every location is at the mercy of nature whether that be­ tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, or in Colorado’s case: fires. While they can be devastating, there are steps that homeowners can take in order to prevent damage and ways that the community as a whole can contribute to a safer environment. In 2002, one of Colorado’s…
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Lake Nighthorse

What’s a better way than to spend a hot summer day on a crystal blue lake? Even better, Lake Nighthorse is located only 10 minutes away from downtown Durango! An approximate 5,500 acres is dedicated to this recreational amenity. Motorized and paddle boating is allowed as well as fishing following the Colorado Parks and Wildlife…
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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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