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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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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.

4 Red Flags You Need To Know When Buying a New HomeBuying a new home is a huge undertaking that can change lives for better or for worse, and buyers need to be on the lookout for things that can potentially harm them so they can protect themselves from a bad deal. Knowing the different red flags can help buyers decide if the home they’re looking at is the home of their dreams or if it’s actually a nightmare in disguise. Here are some of the big red flags all home buyers need to be looking for when attending home showings so they can protect themselves from a bad investment.

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

1. The Listing Has Few or No Photos

Photos are extremely important when trying

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.

The Best Movie Theaters in Durango, COWhen the urge to see a film strikes and the options at home aren't fitting the bill, head to one of these top movie theaters in Durango, CO. While the options in town are somewhat limited, these three cinemas are favored by locals and visitors alike.

Gaslight Twin Cinema—102 E 5th Ave, Durango, CO 81301

This is a modest two screen theater in downtown Durango that is conveniently located adjacent to the famous Narrow Gauge Railway station. Gaslight Twin Cinema shows a variety of the most current movies and occasionally features special showings of throwback movies and foreign films. The theater seats fully recline, so one can literally lay back and watch the show in comfort.

Gaslight has a fully stocked snack bar with fresh popcorn, sweet

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

Should I Pick a 15 or 30 Year Mortgage?When buying a new home, most people will need a loan or mortgage. So deciding between a 15- and 30-year mortgage is an exercise in future planning that not all home buyers want to complete. Overwhelmed at the expense of the down payment, a homeowner may choose a 30-year without really thinking. But before choosing the more budget-friendly payments of a 30-year mortgage, it may be time to consider what that will spell for a person's overall finances. Here are a few key points to keep in mind before opting for a mortgage type.

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

Remember the Interest

For some home buyers, there's no question between the two

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019.

Designing a Home Office? Tips to HelpWhen buying a new home, many people look for one with an office space. Working from home is the dream of many people, but it's only possible with a proper home office. If you're a homeowner who works from home and you would like to create a functional home office, these tips can help.

Create a Peaceful Working Environment

Many people are most productive in a peaceful and serene working environment. There are many things homeowners can do to create a peaceful work environment. Painting the walls in soft, soothing colors can reduce feelings of anxiety. Decorating with calming images can help as well. Homeowners who want to create a calming work environment can install peaceful pictures of birds or landscapes to make the office as soothing as

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019.

Where to Catch a Comedic Performance in Durango, COThose who are in search of comedic relief won't have to look far in Durango. The city is home to a small but growing comedy scene that is quickly gaining traction around the state. While there are no specific comedy clubs in the city, many of the most hilarious comedians find themselves at nearby establishments to crack their jokes and perfect their sketches.

These are some of the best places to catch a comedic performance in Durango:

The Henry Strater Theatre

Comedy Showcase Durango is a local organization that strives to bring comedy to Durango residents. It partners with the historic Henry Strater Theater and hosts many comedy shows throughout the year. For most people who are familiar with the comedy scene in Durango, the Henry Strater

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

Practical Tips for Refurbishing CabinetsNot everyone can afford to refurbish a whole kitchen. That is not necessarily bad news. In fact, the ROI on simply refurbising existing kitchen cabinetry can be better for those looking to refurbish the entire kitchen. With many options available to homeowners, it is possible to achieve more attractive and functional storage spaces without a big budget. Learn more about easily refurbishing kitchen cabinets today.

Stick with Good Bones

There is little reason to replace kitchen cabinetry made of high quality materials. Replacing cabinets can cost homeowners a significant sum and it is easier to stretch those dollars with some refurbishing. While overall costs may be lower, homeowners may need to put in a little sweat equity to achieve desired

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, March 28th, 2019.

The Best Night Life Locations in Durango, CODurango Colorado is the place to be all nights of the week. Whether you're seeking good food or a little of action, you and your friends can have fun until late into the night in Durango. Got a good date coming up? You're in the right place! Here's what you need to know about nightlife in Durango CO.

The Rusty Shovel Saloon

Serving a different special every day of the week, the Rusty Shovel saloon is a hopping place to be all year round. Open until 2AM, the Rusty Shovel is the place to have drinks and listen to music on a fun Friday night. Meet your friends for billiards or gather around the piano for a night of singing and having fun. You'll love the chaos and spirit at this rip roaring little bar in Durango.

El Moro Spirits and Tavern

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