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October 2021 DAR Numbers

The Durango Area Association of Realtors provides us with monthly reviews of the activity in La Plata County. With these statistics, we are able to identify trends and key metrics in the real estate market. La Plata County saw a 35% decrease in new listings and a 30% decrease in sales from October 2020; last…
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Fresh Cut Flowers

A gorgeous arrangement of fresh smelling flowers is a stunning addition to any event or just a daily centerpiece at the dining table. Here are some Durango options for your floral needs. April’s Garden is a local favorite with their timeless bouquets, wreaths, corsages, and gift baskets. They create vases for the holidays, Valentines Day,…
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October Marketplace Numbers 2021

Every month we get a statistics breakdown of the prior month’s real estate market activity so we can look at key metrics and review what’s been happening. October saw a lot of movement in properties while median and average sales prices are still on the rise. In La Plata County, 130 properties were sold in…
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 Denver Broncos

The NFL season is starting really take shape; it is hard to believe we are halfway through the season already. It has certainly been a roller coaster year for the Broncos; 3 straight wins, 4 straight losses, and now 2 wins back to back. The good news is that the Broncos have a winning record…
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Staging For Sale

Home staging can range from decluttering and reorganizing to adding homey touches or completely furnishing a house. An agent will help you decide what is best for your property based off the vacancy, layout, and your wants. No matter the level of staging, having the extra aesthetic boost has been proved to sell your home…
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Cream Bean Berry

As Durango’s first and only artisanal ice cream shop, owner Katie Burford has found a niche. The company started as an ice cream cart on the Animas River Trail in 2013 and settled into its Main Street location in 2015. Since then, the ice cream connoisseurs have been producing locally sourced, organic, and wonderfully delicious…
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Inflation Impacts

The real estate market has gone in ways nobody expected it to with attributes affected by multiple factors including the COVID-19 pandemic which cascades down through the supply chain in addition to record low interest rates for mortgages in the US. Would any normalization in the production line or increase in the price of homeownership…
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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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