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In a Community of Plenty…No One Should Go Hungry

“In a Community of Plenty…No One Should Go Hungry,” states the Manna Soup Kitchen of Durango. How true this statement is. One of the nonprofit organizations in Durango that we are proud to feature is the Manna Soup Kitchen. “The mission of Manna Soup Kitchen is to provide, in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, nourishing…
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Inexpensive Ways to Ready Your Home to Sell

Have you ever been in a position where you are finally ready to sell your house? Maybe you just upgraded to a new home, or you relocated to another place. As you look around your current home, you know you could spend a lot of money to stage it for selling, but wonder how necessary…
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Purgatory Ski Bike Festival

This weekend, Durango Mountain Resort hosts the 13th annual Skibike Festival. This is a noteworthy event because skibiking is a fascinating sport! A skibike is basically a bike with skis instead of wheels, and gravity pulls the skier down the mountain. The skier is able to turn the bike, ride the lift fairly easily, and…
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Mortgage Changes Allow More Flexibility for Purchasing

In the real estate market, home loans and home ownership typically go hand in hand. Generally, when a person looks to purchase a home s/he looks for a loan to accompany that purchase. Several factors combine to allow a person to take out a home loan. While there are multiple caveats and rules, we have…
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Community Cares 5K

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, come check out the sixth annual Community Cares 5K event at the Durango Recreation Center. This year the proceeds will go to Dean and Trish Walker, friends of ours. Trish has been battling brain cancer, and this community event will lend financial support. The event…
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Microbreweries Offer Local Craft Beer to the Durango Area

It’s no secret that microbreweries and craft beers have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. In the past, the large market share of beer has been held by a few prominent companies. However, in the last handful of years, microbreweries have redefined the beer industry.  As a loose guideline, microbreweries produce less than…
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Real Estate Off to Strong Start in 2015

We have officially completed the first month of 2015, and the results for the real estate market are strong. With 54 total sales in January, the year is starting off with more sales than last January, and a higher number than several of the previous years (January 2013 had 60 sales; other than that, this…
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Durango’s History Alive at Animas Museum

Durango is known as a favorite place for many. From outdoor adventurists to history buffs, from train riders to those looking for a quiet place of life, Durango appeals to all types of people. Rarely, however, do we look at the history of Durango and its rich stories—we are in fact the true essence of…
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Home sale may be sign of things to come

The big news in Durango real estate this week was the demolition of a home in Hillcrest at 205 Hillcrest Drive.  This is news because the home was listed for $585,000, and it sold on December 10, 2014 for $546,000, according to the public record.  This parcel is just over 1/3 acre, with views of…
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Drive Control App a Unique Safety Feature

This week, we want to share some exciting information from one of our friends and a former client. Joe Badal (author), recently let us know about a new app that is designed to monitor driving and cell phone usage. With all of the statistics, we know this is an area of utmost importance. His 16…
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