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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018.

Using Drones to Sell Your HomePhotography is an important part of selling a home. Good photographs are important for showing off a home's best features. However, standard photographs are not always adequate. Home sellers seeking a more creative marketing tool sometimes turn to drone photography and video. Here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Limitations of Standard Photography

Standard photography has limitations that can be troubling to some Dolores home sellers. While home traditional photography can show a buyer what a home looks like on the outside and inside, there are many details that tend to be lost in standard photographs. For

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.

Best Places to Go on a Date in Durango COThere's always a reason to indulge in romance, especially in Durango, CO. Tourists who visit the city often find a variety of date night activities to enjoy with that special person they are traveling with, while residents know that there is no shortage of unique and enjoyable activities to do with a significant other.

These are a few of the best date night locations in Durango:

Four Leaves Winery

Couples who know their grapes and those who simply like to sip on wine love to head to Four Leaves Winery for date night. This boutique winery is located in historic downtown Durango, just across the street from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station. While this winery does not grow their grapes onsite, they do import them from the

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

Best Ways to Boost Home Value with Bathroom UpdatesThe majority of home buyers agree that a great bathroom is desirable in their new home. However, perhaps surprisingly, a renovated bathroom doesn't even make the list of top features buyers mention, according to a 2018 update by Kiplinger. That doesn't mean, however, that a seller cannot reap financial rewards by renovating a bathroom that is seriously outdated. The old saying that you must spend money to make money is sometimes all too true.

Cortez new home buyers expect attractive, functional baths that have plenty of storage. Contemporary water-saving fixtures and faucets and good lighting are also desirable. But, according to some studies, spa features, luxury amenities, and customized improvements are less important and may actually be a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018.

Where to Grab Lunch in Durango COMost people begin dreaming about lunch the moment that they finish their breakfast. The mid-day meal is one filled with promise—the promise of delicious food, the expectation of enjoyable conversation with coworkers and friends, and the opportunity to refuel before finishing the day's tasks. Whether exploring Durango for the day or hoping to take a break from the office, locals and visitors alike prefer these Durango CO lunch spots.

The Lone Spur Cafe

The Lone Spur Cafe is the one spot in Durango where anyone can go to feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl. This western themed restaurant is known for its authentic atmosphere, as it boasts bear skins on the wall and antler chandeliers. Its lunch menu features soup, sandwiches, salads and a few

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Best Kitchen Renovations for Home SellersIt's well known that many home buyers routinely seek out homes with nice kitchens. For this reason, Bayfield home sellers who want to sell their home soon often take on kitchen remodels. Knowing what home buyers want in a kitchen upgrade can help sellers make modifications that home buyers will like.

Keep Color Unified

A united color scheme can bring the kitchen together and unify the space. It's well known among sellers that buyers tend to like neutral colors like gray, white, black and brown. White is a popular color for kitchens, so sellers who are catering to the interests of buyers often turn to white cabinetry or walls. To make the space pop, some sellers will add in accent colors like deep red, turquois or gold.

Make Space for Table

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.

4 Breweries to Try in Durango COColorado has always had a reputation for its beer. The eponymous river supplies some of the freshest water a city could ask for, and what is beer without a constant supply of great-tasting water? And while Durango, CO may not have anything as famous as Coors on its doorstep, there are still plenty of places for locals and tourists to if they're looking for a truly amazing glass of beer. Keep these local favorites in mind to get a full range of the talent and the tastes of this city's best brews.

Ska Brewing Company

This place is beloved for both the laid-back staff and the accommodating menu (so even a gluten-free patron can find something that suits them). As a visitor to this brewery might imagine, the whole establishment was inspired by a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018.

What to Expect When Going Through ForeclosureWhen homeowners can no longer make the payments on their mortgages, they may end up going through a foreclosure. This term refers to a series of steps that end in the lender claiming ownership of the home. The early stages of the process may begin as soon as a person starts missing payments, but it often can be reversed. Going through foreclosure may feel overwhelming or scary, and understanding can help lessen these feelings. This information helps Vallecito Lake homeowners determine their options and what they will be expected to do if their home is foreclosed.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Does Foreclosure Mean?

Foreclosure is a process

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, September 24th, 2018.

Durango CO Historic AttractionsHistory is preserved in the heart of Durango, CO, where visitors and locals have the opportunity to explore several different national historic monuments. These monuments offer a glimpse into what life was like nearly a thousand years ago in this same region of the world. Anyone who wants to learn more about the ancient civilizations who once called this region home should take the time to visit these historic monuments.

Four Corners National Monument

The Four Corners National Monument is one of the most unique historic locations in the entire country. At this point, the states of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona meet and form four corners. Potentially, a visitor can be in all four places at once if they place themselves strategically

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018.

Winterizing a home doesn't have to be complicated or expensiveGetting a Pagosa Springs CO home ready for the cold weather months can protect a property and prevent expensive future repairs. It can also save homeowners on energy bills. Some winterization projects can be relatively simple and inexpensive while others may be more involved. They all are worth considering.

Roofing, Gutters, and Downspouts

A quick walk around a house and a visual inspection of roofing can help determine potential trouble spots. A roof may have missing or uneven shingles that could be a problem. It is absolutely critical that gutters and downspouts are clean and cleared to allow for proper draining of water away from the home. Clogged gutters can lead to damage around the roof line and poor drainage can lead to expensive

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, September 10th, 2018.

Durango, CO: Check Out the Best Ice Cream ParlorsIt can get pretty warm in Durango, CO, and when it's hot outside there are few things that are better than ice cream. Of course, it's also important to choose the best ice cream parlor, in order to get the flavors and options that are really desired. There are sprinkles, cones, and a number of other things that come into play when getting just the right ice cream for any occasion, and some places simply deliver all of that better than others. Here are some of the best ice cream parlors in Durango to pick from, no matter what kind of ice cream experience is most important.

Cream Bean Berry

This uniquely named eatery is by far one of the best places in Durango, CO to get some ice cream. Anyone looking for a sweet treat should head over to try

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