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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.

4 Must-See February Events in Durango, COWhether you're a visitor or a new or long-time resident of Durango, this city has plenty of exciting events to get you out of your house and partaking in the city's offerings. This February, if you're looking for something to do, you'll be able to find events ranging from the local strongman competition to music events to a historic and colorful train ride. Here are a few of the best events happening in Durango, CO this February.

Snowdown Balloon Train

Date: February 1, 2020

Address: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Get your ticket and don't be late for the Snowdown Balloon Train! The Durango & Silverton Railroad train is a coal-fired, steam-operated model from the 1920s, outfitted with

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

Where to Go at Night in Durango, COIf you're looking for something fun to do on an evening with friends in Durango, look no further. Durango's nightlife is lively and varied, with a little something for everyone. From old-fashioned saloons to neighborhood hangouts, there's plenty to see and lots of fun to be had. Below, we've listed the best bars in the Durango area.

The Bookcase and Barber

Address: The Bookcase & Barber, 601 East 2nd Avenue, Suite B, Durango, CO 81301

The Bookcase and Barber, located in Historic Downtown, is an upscale barbershop featuring something unique that most other barbers don't have: a bar hidden behind a bookcase. The cocktails have been named after (and custom-made to appeal to) famous authors. If you love books, reading or just want to enjoy a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

Everything to Know About Buying in an Age-Restricted CommunityAge-restricted communities are developments specifically designed for seniors. Often, these communities have amenities designed to provide recreation and to promote a sense of community among residents. Knowing what to expect in an age-restricted community can help Silverton home buyers decide whether this type of development is right for you.

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

Make Note of Amenities

Age-restricted communities often have amenities for residents. Buyers thinking about purchasing a condo in an age-restricted community should find out what kind of amenities are available before making an offer on a property. Below are some

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.

What Should I Know Before Moving To Durango, CO?While this quaint mountain town goes unnoticed by most of the world, those who experience its inspiring scenery and encounter the community's eclectic collection of friendly residents can easily get hooked. In fact, many feel so connected here, that they give serious consideration to moving to Durango, CO. Here's what one should know before packing their bags for a permanent move.

The Wonderful Weather

Every season in Durango has a unique charm and brings about a new set of activities along with a fresh set of scenic backdrops. Seasonal weather on average by season is as follows:

Winter in Durango: Snow graces the Rockies here for about half the year, and the average winter temps are between 13 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8.33 °C). While the

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

What You Should Know About Pre-Approval and Pre-QualificationWhen purchasing a Southwest Colorado Resort home, a buyer needs to decide how they’re paying for the loan: with cash or a mortgage. If going the mortgage route, the buyer needs to apply for their loan of choice. When the buyer goes to apply, they may see two different options: get pre-qualified and get pre-approved. These two terms may sound similar, but they mean very different things, and choosing the wrong one at the wrong time can throw a wrench into buying a home. Here is what all home buyers need to know about the difference between getting pre-approved and pre-qualified for a loan.

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

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, December 19th, 2019.

Where Are 4 Must-See Pizza Parlors in Durango, CO?Durango is full of great locally owned restaurants with delicious food, and the assortment of pizza parlors in the city are no exception. If you're looking for a delicious slice of pizza, here are some of the best pizzerias in Durango, CO.

Fired Up Pizzeria

Address: Fired Up Pizzeria at 735 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Fired Up Pizzeria in Historic Downtown Durango prides itself on its use of high-quality ingredients and traditional methods to make a good pizza. Hand-made dough, a wood-fire stove, and a variety of local and imported ingredients are used to make every pizza as great-tasting as it can be. This pizzeria also offers sandwiches and salads for those who want something a little lighter to eat, made with the same dedication and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.

What to Do in Durango in JanuaryJanuary in Durango is a time when the streets tend to clear out. Some people head further south for winter, tourists plan trips to sunnier climates, and even residents have a tendency to hibernate. But while there may not be something going on every day of the week, there are still opportunities to get out and about. Starting with the main event, visitors and locals alike can learn more about how the city of Durango celebrates the first month of 2020.

Snowdown

Snowdown is by far the main event in the city of Durango. Held every year by a non-profit committee and taking place in Historic Downtown, the Snowdown is meant to promote the city during one of its less-popular months and give attendees a thrill they won't soon forget.

This event is

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.

Financial Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a MortgageIt's not uncommon for Pagosa Springs home buyers to spend a good bit of time finding the perfect home at a reasonable price. However, during all the excitement and anticipation of being a homeowner, it's all too common for buyers to make a few mistakes when getting a mortgage into place. Here are a few errors that should be avoided.

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

Failing to Factor the True Cost of Owning a Home

Even buyers that stick with the concept of ensuring their mortgage payments are less than 30 percent of their pre-tax income quickly discover that there's more to ownership than monthly payments. Forgetting about

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.

How to Improve the Look of Your YardRenovating a backyard doesn't have to be difficult or expensive for most homeowners, but it will require some advanced planning and a little ingenuity. Those who want to spend more time outdoors can consider the following tips for getting their yard back in shape.

Consider the Climate

One of the more common tips homeowners receive is to install a fountain or add a birdbath to their backyard. A rain barrel or rain garden can be a good way to preserve water while highlighting a pleasant element in the yard. Plus, these options can help conserve a homeowner's budget while doing the same for the environment.

For those who want to cut out the need for water altogether, adding more succulents to the yard can improve the aesthetics without soaking

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.

Homeowners: Everything You Need to Know About Window CareYour windows can have a big effect on your comfort and happiness at home. If your windows are well-maintained, your home will be more energy efficient and more attractive overall. If your windows need more maintenance or need to be replaced, your home's value could suffer. Here's what Ignacio homeowners need to know.

Wash Windows and Screens Once Annually

Windows will get dirty if they're not washed regularly. Inside your home, use glass cleaner or water mixed with vinegar and a microfiber cloth.

Your window's exteriors may be more dirty and thus may need extra help. Wash your windows first with water mixed with a few drops of dish soap, then spray down your windows with a hose. Once you're done, wash the windows again with the vinegar and

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