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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019.

Put every advantage to use when selling a home including virtual reality.Imagine if a prospective buyer could walk through your house, without having to travel to get there. Imagine if you could show your home without having to clean it each time and disrupt your family's schedule? Imagine if more people could see your home, in detail, even if they lived out of the state or the country? These are just some of the benefits virtual reality can bring to the sale of your home, especially in a buyers market.

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality is an immersive technology that allows users to “walk through” an entire home and property. Virtual visitors can look up, down and around each room, “move” from room to room, and even take a tour of the front and backyards. It is as close as one can get to being in the house as

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Friday, July 12th, 2019.

Where to Go Shopping in DurangoRetail therapy has long been known to cure the ailments of the heart and soul. From residents who are looking to spend a day shopping in their hometown to visitors who are searching for the perfect souvenir to remember their trip by, there's always someone who is looking to spend a bit of money on something fun in Durango.

These are the best shopping locations in Durango, CO:

Durango Antique Market

For more than 10 years, the Durango Antique Market has been providing travelers and residents alike with the opportunity to purchase vintage items and authentic antiques from local vendors. This market is consistently rated as one of the best antiques stores in Durango, and it often boasts a full supply of jewelry, glassware, home decor, antiques

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.

Adjustable or Fixed-rate MortgageThe average homebuyer financing their home may only be focused on getting approved for a mortgage loan by their mortgage lender and know little about how interest rates may impact them over the lifetime of their home loan. When it comes to home mortgage loans, there are a number of options available with homeowners eligible for an adjustable rate or fixed-rate mortgage.

Homeowners need to make timely monthly payments on their home loan. However, some types of home loans may lead to financial stress in the future, as when the interest rates on a sizable home loan increase. Learn more about adjustable and fixed-rate mortgage loans to pick the best option for specific homeownership needs.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.

Best Free Events in Durango, COHave a great time without breaking the budget. Durango and Southwestern Colorado offers plenty of free activities and events for individuals, couples and families.

Founded in 1880, the railroad may have hauled precious metals but it was the views that continued to be the main attraction in Durango. The new west thrives in Durango's historic downtown and can be seen in the cultural offerings and experiences of Native Americans. Explore the unique history of the area when making the most of the best free events and activities being served up in Durango.

Free Kid-Friendly Events

Keep an eye out for free outdoor movie nights in Durango. Three Springs Plaza plans host to an outdoor movie night on June 7th, starting at 8:30pm. Younger children and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

Start Researching the Real Estate MarketWant to begin getting more information about the real estate market in a specific area? Any person with an internet connection can start the researching process. Know what potential home buyers can do to get a better idea of current trends in an area and what to expect from sellers. Explore a few ways to get a better understanding of today's real estate market.

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

Where to Start

Before getting in front of a computer, outline the areas that are a priority. Those looking to buy in a metropolitan area may want to investigate:

  • Income trends. Are incomes on the rise? What is the state of new job creation?
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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.

Where to Find Water Sports in Durango COBeing around rushing water is undoubtedly thrilling for most people. The sheer pace of it can make everyone feel exceptionally alive as they picture themselves being swept away by the rapid motion. Visitors and locals looking for water parks in Durango CO may not find conventional amusement park rides, but they will find plenty of water sports and rafting excursions that can turn any day into a special one. Learn more about which water locations top the list so everyone can find what they're looking for.

4 Corners Riversports

From kayaks to paddle boards, this company sets its guests up for some serious fun. Customers rave about 4 Corners Riversports because their guides are enthusiastic without managing to endanger anyone's safety on the trip.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019.

What You Should Know Before Opting for a Reverse MortgageA reverse mortgage is a type of loan that homeowners can use to pay off unexpected expenses or help fund their retirement. However, it's terms aren't the same as a standard loan from a bank. Instead of paying for a home, a lender will 'take' equity away from the homeowner in exchange for a standard mortgage payment. See how it works and whether it's worth it for a homeowner to take the risk.

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

Meeting the Criteria

Not every homeowner is eligible for a reverse mortgage. Here are the requirements every applicant must meet:

  • Homeowners must be aged 62 or older.
  • Homeowners must not have any outstanding
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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019.

Dancing in Durango: Where to Go for a Night on the TownDurango is a town known for its wild, western atmosphere and its rugged natural beauty. While it is filled with adventurers seeking out beautiful trails during the day time, the evening hours usher in crowds of people who know how to have a good time.

Those who are looking for a night of dancing will find that these are best places to go in Durango:

Colorado Pongas

Colorado Pongas is the type of place that attracts both local residents and travelers who are vacationing in Durango. This bar has a little something for everyone, ranging from billiards and great food to affordable drinks and an authentic atmosphere. Most of all, this bar is known as the best place to go dancing on the weekends in Durango. Colorado Pongas transforms into a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019.

Selling Your Home? Look Out For These Red FlagsThere’s countless pieces of advice telling buyers all the different red flags they need to be looking for when buying a home, but what about red flag for sellers to look for in buyers? Not every interested buyer is going to be the right buyer for a home, and there are several signs that sellers should always be on the lookout for when considering offers on their home. Here are some of the most important red flags to know and be aware of before accepting an offer to sell any home.

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

1. Too Many Contingencies

When used properly, contingencies can protect both buyers and sellers from a bad deal and give

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.

4 Awesome Durango Dessert Restaurants to Try TodayTo answer the call of the sweet tooth, there is no better place to go than a restaurant dedicated to making great desserts—and residents of Durango, Colorado, have definitely lucked out in this realm. They have many different dedicated dessert restaurants to consider on their search for tasty treats. As these restaurants range from artisan bakeries to frozen yogurt houses, there is definitely something for everybody in this region. Here are four amazing Durango CO dessert restaurants that everyone has to try.

Jean Pierre Bakery and Wine Bar

With their arrival in 2004, Jean Pierre Bakery and Wine Bar has served as the place to go for fresh baked goods in Durango. The restaurant space has a French flair to reflect their dedication to serving

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