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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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Condos -VS- Townhomes

As we have noted in the past few weeks, 2014 was a great year for La Plata County real estate in several categories. This week we want to take an in-depth look at the number of condos vs. townhomes sales in 2013 and 2014. Here are the year-end numbers: Condos: Durango In-Town:              …
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Steampunk Snowdown Rolls to Durango

It’s that time of year—we are coming up on Durango Snowdown! Now that the holidays are past and winter is settled in, we are all excited for the monotony to change as we embrace the winter festival for a week of celebrations, contests, a parade, and multiple other events. This year’s Snowdown theme is Steampunk…
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A Solid 2014; A Bright 2015

Sellers are rejoicing with the improved real estate market, and the growth in value of their homes during 2014.  Buyers have continued to come into the market recognizing the affordability offered with the historic low interest rates.  These low interest rates have negated some of the challenges of a higher priced market, and made it…
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2015 Looks To Be A Great Year For Real Estate

With 2015 underway, it is looking to be a great year for real estate. A few factors strongly impact the current real estate market. Nationally, the stronger job market correlates to the increase in real estate activity. In the Southwest Business & Economic forecast held last week by Wells Fargo, the economy is expected to…
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Mercy Regional Medical Center—a Backbone of Durango

We often talk in our blogs about our community, and how Durango’s lifestyle makes is such a unique place to live. There are so many great things to enjoy here, that we tend to forget about noting the infrastructures and support systems we have in place for emergencies and difficult situations. One of the best…
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The year ended with fireworks!!

During the last quarter, the number of homes sold in La Plata County increased by 18.7%, following the lower sales during the summer months.  With the big increase, the total number of home sales ended the year almost even with last year, 1,030 homes sold in the County compared to 1,036 last year. The median…
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Durango Joe’s

During the cold winter season, nothing feels and tastes better than a hot cup of coffee. Most people across the country tend to stick with the “big chain” coffee shops. Of course, there is not anything wrong with big chains, but we have so many local options that offer fresh coffee and a true community…
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Stage Set For The Return Of 1st Time Homebuyers

Below is an article that we found noting the trend, Nationally, towards the return of the first time home buyer.  Although the article takes a broad view of the market, there are certainly similarities within our local market. http://rismedia.com/2014-12-04/realtor-com-2015-housing-forecast-stage-set-for-the-return-of-first-time-home-buyers/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and we strongly encourage all area homeowners to have their home’s radon level checked and mitigated if necessary.  We are including a special below from Housemaster that offers a $50 savings on a Radon test this month.