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Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 31st Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Yee Haw! It’s the 31st Annual Durango Cowboy Poetry gathering this week (October 3-7). As usual, it’ll be a time for poets and musicians to share their talent and Cowboy culture with Durango. The Strater Hotel is the headquarters for the duration of the event, and several of the shows will be held there. Events…
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Smart Downsizing and Baby Boomers

A recent The Washington Post article noted that Baby Boomers are “smart sizing” instead of “downsizing” their homes (https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/09/25/older-home-buyers-are-opting-to-smart-size-over-downsize). We have worked with many buyers over the years who are ready to downsize, and we have a few points to consider for what we think of as smart downsizing. Lifestyle communities are a draw for…
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Fabulous Fall Red Balloon Event

Durango is one of the most unique places to live and work—we are a small town filled with lots of community events and activities. Downtown Durango is filled with local shops, restaurants, galleries, and more. We have a beautiful town and visitors from all over the world enjoy spending time here. The Wells Group’s office…
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Townhouse, Condo, or Single Family Home?

With the low interest rates we’ve seen lately, there’s an opportunity for those who thought they were previously priced out of the market to afford a home. Entry level purchases are townhouse or condos, or single family homes. We oftentimes work with buyers considering the differences between each of these options. Sometimes the decision is…
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Durango Autumn Arts Festival

This weekend, September 21-22 is the 25th Anniversary of the Durango Autumn Arts Festival. It’ll be held downtown Durango on East Second Avenue, one block up from Main Avenue from 10am to 5 pm. This annual event is full of artists and craftspeople, and is a great way to support the Durango Arts Center. On…
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La Plata County Real Estate Stats

La Plata County Colorado Association of Realtors Numbers for August

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of August. 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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Fall in Durango: Enjoy the Mountains

Durango is well loved for the ability to pursue outdoor activities year-round. As we head into fall, this is the perfect time to enjoy high-elevation sports, such as camping, hiking, or fishing. At this point of the year, the days are still nice and snow isn’t a factor in most places. Also, hunting season picks…
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La Plata County Stats for August

August La Plata County Real Estate Statistics

This week we have the latest La Plata County residential real estate numbers for the month of August. With 113 total sales, it was a slightly lower month than July, but as we noted last month, July was the strongest month thus far of 2019, so we would expect August to slow a bit. Year…
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WholeExpo 2019

This weekend the WholeExpo comes to the La Plata County Fairgrounds. “WholeExpo brings together like-minded individuals and businesses and services that promote healthy, holistic, living and ecological awareness.” The event will be held Saturday and Sunday (September 7 and 8) at the Main Exhibit Hall. One of the key facets to the expo is focusing…
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The Short Shoulder Season

Last week we mentioned that many of our local schools are back in session, and you may have noticed downtown Durango is a bit quieter now. This is typical for our area—the end of summer and beginning of fall is often considered a “shoulder” season for La Plata County real estate. For the next few…
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