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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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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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