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April 2017

Found 8 blog entries for April 2017.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

Bayfield CO Real EstateLocated just 18 miles east of Durango and offering the same kind of charm and friendliness as its neighbor to the west, Bayfield real estate is quickly becoming an attractive alternative for home buyers looking for a more affordable option. 

Like Durango, Bayfield and its respective neighborhoods, such as Cedar Hills and Fox Farms, features a stunning mountainous landscape and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities that are truly what attract newcomers to the region. Perhaps best described as a simple Colorado mountain town, it’s hard not to love the unique mix of awesome community amenities with a quaint, laid-back atmosphere that defines small town living. 

It’s certainly no secret that home values in and around Bayfield are on the rise,

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, April 27th, 2017.

With the spring season in full swing and summer right around the corner, home owners in Durango are once again starting to think about sprucing up their outdoor living spaces in order to take full advantage of the upcoming warm weather. And Given our town’s unbelievably gorgeous natural scenery that will no doubt never get old, it’s no wonder why most of us living in Southwest Colorado love spending as much time outside as possible. 

But before you begin making all your outdoor patio preparations this year, we’ve scoured the web to see what some of the design experts are saying are the hot new trends in outdoor living in 2017, and here’s a brief look at what we found:

Keep it low-maintenance  


Much like many of the features inside your

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, April 24th, 2017.

While downtown Durango is often praised for its quaint small town vibe and supreme walkability, it’s also widely criticized for its poor lighting and the lack of street lights on some of its most-used roadways. According to recent reports, however, the city of Durango is planning to upgrade its downtown lighting in early 2018 by adding additional lamp posts in parts of the city and replacing all the LED bulbs in existing downtown light posts, which are apparently approaching the end of their usable life. 

While the improved lighting will make downtown Durango much safer for pedestrians, part of the motivation behind the improvement plan is to also make it easier for drivers to spot wildlife on the side of the road as they start making their way out of

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

If there’s one thing about the Durango real estate market that remains constant, some might say that it’s area’s variety and market diversity that stands out most. And like in most markets across the country, the range of options and opportunities you’ll find listed on the market only expands further. 

But what if you’re a local home buyer, or maybe even a vacation home buyer, who isn’t working with a sizable budget that allows you to be a bit more selective? Well, depending on how low you can go, Durango is still a town that presents buyers with a relatively diverse selection of properties at just about any price point.

For vacation buyers specifically, or maybe even first-time home buyers, Durango’s condo market is actually quite robust for a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017.

Tips to Sell a Home in the Mountains Mountain homes tend to be in remote locations, and often the land that the home is built upon is steeply pitched. This can make staging and showing the home somewhat tricky. Taking into account weather, climate, road conditions and the particular details of the land can help homeowners sell a mountain home quickly and efficiently.

Sell At The Right Time of Year

Depending on the location, many mountain properties can be difficult to reach from fall into the early spring. Ice, snow, and other conditions can make the roads difficult to navigate. For many mountain properties, the best time to sell is when the weather is warm and the roads are in good condition.

If your home is up for sale during the colder, wetter times of the year, have your

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Sunday, April 16th, 2017.

High-quality, custom finishes will almost always capture the attention of home buyers looking for a well-appointed living space with a lot of upside. But when you combine all the move-in ready features and the unmatched attention to detail with a premium location with superior mountain views, our newest listing over at 19 Lizard Head Drive in Sky Ridge is one of those rare opportunities in the Durango luxury market that truly has it all. 

Having just officially hit the market, the basics relating to 19 Lizard Head Drive are listed as follows: five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,847 square feet of total living space in all. But as just alluded to above, this fabulous single-family home just outside of Downtown Durango is anything but basic. 


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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017.

Buyer Tips and Guidelines for Doing a Home Inspection The home inspection process offers buyers the opportunity to learn detailed information about the home they are planning to purchase in order to make an informed decision. Unlike a property appraisal, the home inspection process is designed to be used for informational purposes only and not as any sort of determination of value. Gaining a good understanding of the home inspection process can help buyers feel more confident in the home they have selected, as well as help them avoid making a home purchase that leaves them to deal with expensive repairs or dangerous safety issues. 

Buyers Choose the Home Inspector and Are Responsible for Paying for the Inspection

Home inspections are often called "third party inspections" because they are

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017.

Timing is important when you're trying to sell a home. Knowing the popular times to buy and what needs to be done before listing your home can help you have a better experience with the sale of your property. 

Benefits of Selling in Late Spring or Early Summer

Late spring and early summer tend to be the best times of year to sell a home. There are many reasons this is true. 

  • Lots of motivated buyers: Many home buyers typically wait until spring to start looking at homes. Better weather makes home shopping easier. In addition, people who work full time can go see properties after work and still have enough daylight to see the exterior of the homes they visit. Finally, a sale in late spring means a move in early summer, which gives home
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