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The Wells Group August 2021 Numbers

Last month’s activity reports have been compiled and released for us to be able to review the movement and trends in La Plata County real estate market. Here we will highlight key metrics that we see happening as well as compare August 2021 to years past.   August 2021 added 124 property sales to the…
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Moving Dos and Don’ts

Moving day has arrived; it’s time to recruit some friends, rent a moving truck, and make the move! Here are some tips and tricks on how to make the day go smoothly.   Pack ahead of time! Marking boxes as you go and spreading out the process makes the official moving day a lot less…
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DAAR July 2021 Statistics

Durango Area Association of Realtors provides us with the month’s and year-to-date key metrics for the real estate market. We can compare this information to 2020 and understand more about the market. In La Plata County for the month of July, there were 114 new single-family listings which is just slightly under July 2020’s 121.…
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Marketplace Numbers July 2021

The Wells Group released La Plata County year-to-date statistics and July did not disappoint. Last month there were 149 properties sold, making 807 the new total from January 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021. While there were less sales in July 2021 than July 2020, the year-to-date sales total is 167 more than last year.…
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Is it a Bad Time to Buy a Home?

It is undeniably a seller’s market. But, does that mean it’s a ‘bad time’ for you to buy a home? Marian McPherson wrote an article in Inman outlining Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). While the HPSI stayed the same, and increase of 8% of respondents reported they believe it’s a ‘bad time’ to…
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June 2021 CAR Numbers

Durango Area Association of Realtors released 2nd quarter numbers outlining the market activity through June 2021, as well as 2020 vs. 2021 comparisons. New listings in-town Durango saw a dip in June with just 19 new single-family listings compared to 39 listings in June 2020. Despite less inventory, sales are still 18.3% higher that last…
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2021 Animas River Days

A highly anticipated Durango event is back! June 3-6, 2021 river rats from far and wide will join us on the Animas River for events such as river surfing, stand-up paddling, freestyle and slalom kayaking, and an inflatable rodeo. To end it in comradery, the festival finishes with the local favorite costume parade where floaters…
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2021 April Numbers

The April residential real estate numbers for La Plata County are out and what a great month it was! With 117 residential sales we are up by 38 from the previous year, not to mention that is the highest number of sales for the month of April since before 2013. With a total of 374…
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Airbnb and VRBO

Do you have an extra room in your house? Or maybe you are looking at investing in a rental property?  Here is some insight to Colorado and La Plata County’s short-term rental (STR) regulations. A STR is defined as a privately owned unit or room being rented for less than 60 days at a daily…
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Durango – A Must-Visit Colorado City

Colorado.com listed Durango as a “must-visit Colorado city”, which comes as no surprise to us, but in case you needed a reminder here are 7 reasons Durango should be at the top of your list. It is the Hollywood of the Rockies – This unique landscape has been used in 30 different films and movies.…
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