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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.

Looking for a New Year’s Eve Celebration?

Are you looking for a fun and safe New Year’s Eve activity? Durango Mountain Resort offers an evening for the whole family! DMR will host fireworks, a torchlight parade, buffet, and live music. Childcare is also available so the adults can enjoy an evening “out.” The torchlight parade is an awe-inspiring experience. A group of…
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Year End Reflection on 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s a great time for reflection. What a blessed year this has been, on so many levels! From a real estate perspective, 2014 was a phenomenal year. Although the total number of sales lagged behind 2013 for a good amount of the year, at the end the total sales…
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Ken and Sue’s Restaurant: a Local Favorite

We’re not sure about your family, but for us, anytime we have family in town for the holidays we tend to have lots of home cooked meals. At some point during every holiday season, we get tired of cooking and want to go out to eat! Or, we have visitors and we want to take…
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Holiday Home Safety Tips

During the holiday season, so many homes are decorated in the season’s best. That makes it a crucial time to consider home safety tips throughout the holidays. Generally, fire safety is of utmost importance. From trees to lights to candles, these are all areas that must be watched carefully. The National Fire Protection Association recommends…
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It’s Time To Ski!

Just in time for Christmas, we are officially embracing the downhill ski (and snowboard) season. We have several awesome options in the area, and depending on what you’re looking for, each of our local ski areas appeal to different preferences. Durango Mountain Resort is now open for daily runs. After receiving over a foot of…
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November Numbers — Another Strong Month

The final November numbers for La Plata County real estate are out, and we see another phenomenal month. We have now had two exceptionally high months back to back for real estate sales (October and November), and are thrilled to note the 2014 market is now very closely in line with 2013. Year to date,…
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