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Local Fourteeners

As we all find creative ways to explore and practice social distancing, we are continually grateful to live in a place that offers space and distance for adventures. One of Colorado’s unique features is our Fourteeners—Peaks above 14,000 feet. Colorado has roughly 58 of these beautiful peaks, and we live close to a few. One…
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La Plata County June Real Estate

We have the latest real estate transactions for the month of June, and we are glad to note it was a solid month with 106 total transactions. In fact, this is the exact same number of sales as June of 2019. This indicates the activity in April and May picked up, allowing properties to close…
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Community Concerts Reimagined

One of the unique aspects of the pandemic we have all seen is the creative thinking and ideas of so many people. We have all had to make new traditions, think “outside of the box” for special occasions, and find new ways to entertain ourselves. On a local level, we have seen this with a…
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Home Ownership and The American Dream

June is considered National Home Ownership month, and as we head into the Fourth of July weekend, it’s the perfect time to consider the value of homeownership and the impact of owning a home as it contributes to the American dream. For much of history, owning a home has been considered part of the American…
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Fourth of July

Fourth of July week is upon us, and even though this year may look a little different, there are still plenty of options in and around Durango to celebrate the holiday. The annual fireworks show will not be occurring this year due to fire danger, but we’ve added some other ideas below to enjoy the…
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The Importance of Patio Staging

As we have all spent more time at home recently, there has been an uptick in home improvement projects during time staying at home. Along with that, this is the time of year homeowners spend the most time outside (summer in Durango is gorgeous)! One of the most important areas outside is a patio or…
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More Good News for Durango

Good news keeps coming for Durango’s reopening in the wake of Coronavirus. The Durango Business Improvement District has created a program that allows businesses to utilize outdoor space along Main Street and adjacent parts of right of ways. Named “Bump Outs for Businesses,” this is a way to allow downtown businesses to continue operating and…
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Potential Real Estate Market Changes

As the world returns to some semblance of normalcy after the COVID 19 pandemic, we are seeing ways real estate may be impacted, on both a national level and a local level. A recent article for Realtor Magazine notes that a third of employees now want to work from home. In fact, even though costs…
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Purgatory Opens for Summer Activities

June 20 marks an exciting day for Durango—Purgatory opens for the summer season! Each year, Purgatory hosts several fun activities for locals and tourists alike, and we are excited to see 2020 is no exception. Of course, most people know it as our local ski resort, but summertime is also a fun time to enjoy…
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May CAR numbers May 2020

This week, we have the latest real estate numbers for La Plata County for the month of May. The below 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,…
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