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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.

The Best Durango, CO Restaurants Offering Mexican FareDurango, Colorado is a community that prides itself on featuring the flavors and cultures of people from around the world. With this in mind, visitors and locals alike will find there are many Mexican restaurants to discover. From those who specialize in authentic dishes to those who make incredible street food, there's a restaurant for every person who appreciates flavorful Mexican food.

These are the best Mexican food restaurants in Durango, CO:

Zia Taqueria

Address: Zia Taqueria, 3101 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 and Zia Taqueria, 400 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301

With an emphasis on simple ingredients, fresh meals and local flavors, Zia Taqueria has quickly become a favorite Mexican restaurant among the people who live in Durango.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020.

4 Reasons to Purchase a Home With CashThere are many ways to buy a new home, but the most popular way to do so is by getting a mortgage. Mortgages are so popular that some people assume that they’re the only way to purchase a home, but this is incorrect. Purchasing a home in cash is another option that forgoes the home loan and pays for everything up front. It isn’t viable for everyone to use, but homeowners who can pay in cash absolutely should. Here are some of the reasons why home buyers should purchase their new home in cash if the option is available to them.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with an attorney, tax, or financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Sellers Love Cash Offers

If a seller has to pick between a cash offer and a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.

4 Must-See Swimming Locations in and Around Durango, COWhen the summer heat kicks in, there's nowhere better to beat the heat than in a refreshing pool of water. Whether you love water slides, swimming pools, or natural bodies of water, Durango is sure to have just the spot for a refreshing day of water fun. Here are our top picks for the best swimming locations in Durango, CO.

Swimming Pools in Durango, CO

While a natural water recreation activity can be fun, sometimes it's easier to enjoy a man-made swimming attraction. If you're looking for a swimming pool, water park, or other fun water attraction, here are a few options for indoor and outdoor pools in Durango.

Durango Community Recreation Center

Address: Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

For Durango

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.

Seller Financing De-Mystified: Everything You Need to KnowAccording to the Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends report in 2017, about 88 percent of home buyers finance their home purchase, with younger home buyers financing more often than senior home buyers. Often, this financing comes from a bank or federally regulated lender.

Unfortunately, not all home buyers are able to secure financing through traditional means. Buyers who are unable to qualify for standard financing will sometimes seek alternative ways to pay for a home. Sometimes, seller financing is one of the options available to home buyers. If you're thinking about purchasing a Dolores home and you're unable to secure financing through traditional means, here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.

Put These Durango, CO March Events On Your CalendarThroughout the year, the Durango community rallies together to host events and festivals that bring visitors and locals together. The month of March is no exception. In March, there will be plenty of things to do for active adults, families, artists, entrepreneurs and more.

Here's a list of some of the best events taking place this March in Durango:

Durango Film Festival

Address: Various venues in downtown Durango

Dates: March 4-8, 2020

This is the 15th year that the Durango Film Festival has been hosted in downtown Durango, and the theme for the event is 20/20 Focus on Film. The festival will highlight a variety of independent films throughout the week, focusing on those that offer cultural perspective and artistic interpretation of a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.

Durango, CO Indoor Activities to EnjoyAs a historic frontier town, Durango is often considered a rustic and rugged destination where there's plenty to do in the great outdoors. However, visitors and residents alike will be pleased to know that there's a lot of indoor activities to enjoy as well. These activities are perfect for the entire family, and would be an excellent addition to anyone's itinerary.

These are the best indoor activities in Durango, CO:

Visit the Powerhouse Science Center

Housed in a building that was once a coal-fired, steam-powered generating power plant, the Powerhouse Science Center is the premier museum of science in the region. It specializes in providing hands-on experiences and opportunities for visitors of all ages, allowing people to see science in

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.

Everything to Know About Floor Plans When Buying a HomeIt's rare for home buyers to spend a lot of time thinking about the floor plan where they're going to buy a Cortez home. What many home buyers don't realize is how much the floor plan of the home they buy will impact their personal happiness once they've settled into their house. Knowing the pros and cons of different types of floor plans can help you decide which type of floor plan is right for you.

Traditional Floor Plan Vs. Open Floor Plan

Traditionally, living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens had distinct walls and doors that separated one room from another. In recent years, open floor plans have become more popular. Open floor plans have fewer walls between rooms, and fewer doors as well. In an open floor plan home, the living room, dining

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Durango, Colorado?Durango, Colorado is a community with so much to offer. From fun bars to museums, outdoor activities and engaging community events, Durango is the place to be for having fun with friends and family. If you're moving to the Durango, Colorado area, it's important to know the cost of living. Cost of living includes all the necessities like cost of transportation, housing, food and utilities. Knowing the cost of these basic items can help you decide how much you can expect to spend on a monthly basis, and how much you'll need to earn in order to live a good lifestyle.

What's the General Cost of Living in Durango, CO?

In most cost categories, the cost of living in Durango is not much higher than the rest of the United States. Cost of groceries and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

How to Maintain and Care for an HVAC SystemThe HVAC system in a home tells a story about how much Bayfield homeowners pay in energy bills and whether the air they inhale is safe. But despite these important factors, it's still easy for homeowners to ignore their duct work. Learn more about what it takes to maintain an HVAC system, so everyone can breathe a little easier.

Filters First

Pet hair, dust, dirt: these seemingly invisible particles can clog up a filter quickly. In fact, some homeowners may have to change their filters as often as once a month! Some homeowners can keep their filters for up to 6 months, but these are generally the people who are meticulous about cleaning. It's important to note the rate of accumulation in the first few months of homeownership to get a sense of how

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

5 Tips for Organizing Your GarageA garage can be a tremendous opportunity to store all those extra items that either won't fit in the home or aren't practical to keep there. From sports equipment to a classic car to extra groceries, garages are a safe, clean, and dry place that can open a world of possibilities to all.

Despite all this, so many Vallecito Lake homeowners end up with messy spaces that end up being more bothersome than helpful. People may not want to go out to the garage for fear of spider webs or dust. They may just avoid it because it's impossible to find anything without first searching for hours. Learn more about what it takes to organize a garage, so all residents can make use of the total square footage.

Bring in Shelves

The walls can be a great spot to

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