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Good News For La Plata County!

Last week we highlighted a few numbers from recent real estate transactions in La Plata County. This week, we have the full breakdown through June, compared to numbers from the previous years. We have good news for La Plata County! Activity has picked up in the last month. June closed with a total of 139…
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Local Wilderness Areas Offer Beautiful Land to Explore

In Southwest Colorado, we have the unique benefit of vast, wide, open and uninhabited spaces called Wilderness Areas. In fact, we are blessed to explore two federally protected areas in our own backyard. In 1964, the Wilderness Act became law. Its short definition outlines the goals for a wilderness area: “An area where the earth…
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A Brief Market Update

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! With a holiday weekend around the corner, we want to send a brief, preliminary market update for those wondering about the status of the La Plata County Real Estate market. Next week, we plan to offer a more in-depth analysis, so here is a snapshot of current activity, compared to…
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Fourth of July Celebrations in Durango this Weekend

It’s that time of year again—the Fourth of July! To many, this holiday is the epitome of summer. With BBQs, pool parties, and fireworks, it’s a great time to celebrate our nation’s freedom. We are fortunate to live in Durango, where a full day of activities is available to celebrate. With our small town and…
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Radon: Why It Matters in Homes

One of the most significant inspection issues we work with in the real estate market is radon. While we have written about this in the past, it is an important topic to refresh. We find that we encounter this frequently with our clients, and providing a basic overview is helpful to understand the impact of…
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Local Fish Hatchery: Educational and Fun

One of Durango’s hidden treasures, and a great family activity, is our local Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Located just past downtown, its convenient location makes it a great activity for kids and parents alike. Best of all, the admission is free! On the Hatchery premises is also a wildlife museum that shows local wildlife.…
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How Hot Is It?

The weather and the real estate market have something in common.  Both are hot right now.  How hot is it?  For the State of Colorado, median price is up 12.1%, the number of active listings are down 28.4%, and sold listings are up 7.6%.  These statewide numbers are driven by the strength of the front…
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Lake Powell: A Family Tradition

This past weekend, my family and I were able to do one of our favorite activities: spend a weekend on the boat at Lake Powell. For almost twenty years, we have made the trip to Powell. Our kids have grown up waterskiing and wakeboarding, and now all grown and gone; they still come home for…
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A recipe that took 30 years to bake.

It started with three equal owners (John Wells, Jim Wotkyns & Trent Wagenseller) and they added two big personalities (Joe Bob & Maddie) to open a real estate office in Durango.  They added flavor to the culture with more people willing to call the Wells Group home, and they allowed it to “raise” to the…
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Tennis, anyone?

Tennis is one of my personal favorite ways to spend a few hours in Durango. It’s a sport I’ve loved for a long time, and in the past twenty years or so, I have taken lessons from Jim Mayer at Tennis II. While age takes away some of the benefits, I am more of a…
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