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November Numbers — Another Strong Month

The final November numbers for La Plata County real estate are out, and we see another phenomenal month. We have now had two exceptionally high months back to back for real estate sales (October and November), and are thrilled to note the 2014 market is now very closely in line with 2013. Year to date,…
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Local Holiday Happenings

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s a great time to take a look at several of the local holiday events and activities. Even though it hasn’t felt much like winter, we may have a white Christmas, think snow! The Polar Express is now running! It’s such a fun way to “visit” the North Pole.…
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Technology Trends on the Rise

Smart home technology is becoming increasingly more popular and functional in homes today. We recently came across an article noting some fascinating trends, and wanted to share. Experts expect homes to offer Light Fidelity (LiFi) as opposed to WiFi. This function contains information inside the walls of the building in which it is used. It…
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The Season For Giving

It’s the season for giving—truly. As we celebrate the holidays and the meaning behind them, it is such a reminder about the importance of giving to others. We bless others because we have been blessed. There are so many ways to help others, especially on a local level. On Saturday, December 6, the Wells Group…
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Cutting a Tree—Our Christmas Tradition

With Thanksgiving this week, the holidays are officially upon this. Even though this year gets so busy for most of us, some of our family traditions are so unique to our area, and we are grateful that we usually get a white Christmas and our kids will grow up with the natural beauty of the…
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Three Springs: The New Durango

Welcome to Three Springs, the new Durango.  It all started with great design; create a community based on traditional neighborhood design principles.  It is appealing, because it uses the lessons learned in towns like Durango.  Those features that add to the community design include walkable & rideable features, a neighborhood center, and eventually it will…
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Energy Efficiency

One of the popular trends and topics for both new and existing homes revolves around energy and resource efficiency. We see this topic in all areas—solar options, lighting, utilities, and the list goes on. Some changes are minimal, such as replacing lights. Others are more drastic, such as implementing solar roofing. Overall, these types of…
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Support Project Merry Christmas

Save the date! On Saturday, December 6, the Wells Group will be hosting a movie theater party to benefit Project Merry Christmas. This year, we will be showing The Hunger Games: “Mockingjay Part 1” and “The Penguins of Madagascar.” The movies will run from approximately 8:30-10:30 am at the Allen Theaters. The Box Office opens…
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Determining The Property Right For You

We oftentimes work with buyers considering the differences between condos, townhomes, and single family homes. Sometimes the decision is very simple for particular buyers, as one of these fits a specific need better than the other option. It is helpful to look at some of the defining characteristics of each of these in order to…
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Gardening Tips

The last few weeks we’ve noticed people outside preparing their yards before winter comes. It brings up a good point for overall home maintenance: the importance of winterizing your yards. In our area, a few key pointers protect lawns and gardens for an easier start in spring. It is important to rake leaves and excess…
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