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Mmmm….Rocky Mountain Chocolate

Did you know…the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory started in Durango? This is one of the most successful businesses to originate in Durango. Although some could assume, based on the name, that these chocolates originated in Colorado; many do not know Durango is the place it all began. Frank Crail and his wife moved from Southern…
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Music in the Mountains Serenades Audiences

Imagine spending a warm summer evening in the mountains with nothing but the sound of classical music interrupting the fresh air and clear sky. During summer, Durango Mountain Resort offers Music in the Mountains, a festival of professional classical music, where you can do just that. Music in the Mountains is primarily at Durango Mountain…
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Our Marketing Advantage

This week we wanted to take an opportunity to explain our office’s mentality behind the advertising and marketing efforts towards our listed properties. In short, we feel very strongly about the power of advertising to sell homes. The exposure, repetition, and overall word of mouth minimize time on the market and achieve quickest results. As…
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East by Southwest

To some, sushi and Durango seem like an oxymoron. It’s no secret that Durango boasts phenomenal restaurants that offer a variety of choices. Yet, we are fortunate to live in such a culinary location where even the sushi world competes nicely at East by Southwest. When we tried the restaurant (of course after hearing many…
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Iron Horse Bicycle Race Right Around the Corner

We are approaching one of our favorite Durango events. In just a week and a half, true athletes will test their endurance in the annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Since 1972, cyclists have ridden from Durango to Silverton in attempt to beat the train. The race occurs on Memorial Day weekend. We marvel at the…
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April’s Real Estate Numbers For La Plata County

The La Plata County April numbers are in; as we analyze this past month, we note strong, solid numbers equivalent to last year. We are not seeing the large swing in increases we saw last year, but that may be a sign of steady home sales in the county. As of now, the County total…
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Off And Running!

Runners are a breed all of their own. Most people seem to either love the sport or hate it. Max (of the Durango Team) and his wife Katie love it. They love it so much that they take turns running the various races offered in the Durango area. She runs the Telegraph Mother’s Day race,…
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The Importance Of Wildfire Mitigation

As we approach the summer season we have so much to love about living in the mountains. However, this is also the time of year that we need to be cognizant of the potential for wildfires and the destruction they can bring. Wildfire mitigation is one of the topics that tends to be misunderstood, and…
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