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May 2017

Found 8 blog entries for May 2017.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.

Durango Home ListingA close proximity to local Durango schools, highly upgraded interior finishes, and the kind of curb appeal that most home buyers only dream about, there’s not a whole lot to complain about when it comes to our newest listing over at 404 Arroyo Drive. 

Positioned up on Durango’s north side and literally only steps from Needham Elementary School, the area vibe and tight-knit community atmosphere is as good as it get in and around the location of 404 Arroyo, which as alluded to above, is just one of its many desirable qualities. 

Inside, the home is packed with countless upgrades, which include an oversized kitchen that features premium appliances, durable countertops, and plenty of open space to work freely. 

The master bedroom is also one of 404

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.

Buying a Home from a FriendHome buying can sometimes be a lengthy, drawn-out process. So, say a buyer is looking for a home and their friend just happens to be selling one that is right about what the buyer hope to get. What could be wrong with this scenario? Lots, if one isn't careful. With these tips, buyers can get the home of their dreams without losing friends or getting in trouble with the law.

Get the Details

Buyers know that any seller has an interest in persuading someone to buy the property, despite its flaws. With a friend or relative, they may be even more reticent to give you all the details about the condition of the home or the status of their mortgage. Make sure that everything concerning the mortgage is on the level. If they are late on payments or

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017.

Painting Tips to Upgrade Your Home After purchasing a new home, many homeowners choose to repaint their walls. If you've just bought a new property, these pro paint tips can help make the painting process easier and more rewarding.

Paint Samples on the Walls

The best way to know if you'll like a particular paint color is to paint a large sample of the color on your walls. Many paint stores will sell paint samples in small containers for exactly this purpose. Before purchasing paint for the entire room, apply a large square of paint to the walls to help determine whether or not a paint color is right for a house.

When in Doubt, Paint in Neutrals

Sometimes it’s hard to decide which paint color will work best in your home. When in doubt, select neutral shades for your

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Saturday, May 13th, 2017.

As first reported in The Durango Herald, development for the new Edgemont Meadows subdivision is now well underway. Located along County Road 240 on the northeast side of the Durango housing market, developers have started building out the community’s infrastructure, which should be fully installed before the upcoming fall season. 

Like more large-scale housing developments, Edgemont Meadows will be built in phases with phase one including 83 home sites that officially hit the market back in April. Lots in the nearby Edgemont Ranch neighborhood measure a quarter acre and are priced anywhere from $99,000 all the way up to $165,000, and it's suggested pricing in Edgemont Meadows will be relatively similar.  

As of now, duplexes and multi-family living

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017.

Selling to a Real Estate InvestorSelling a home, even in the current active real estate market, is easiest when the home is able to compete effectively with other, comparable homes on the market. Homes that need repairs or those that are dated or have location or other issues are often discounted or overlooked by qualified buyers who are looking for a home that is more ready to move in and enjoy. Sellers who have the time and resources to remedy condition issues can still position their homes to sell, but those who cannot often find themselves stuck with a home they no longer want or can't afford to maintain. Selling to a real estate investor can be an excellent alternative for homes that seem unable to compete in the marketplace. If considering the option of an investor sale,

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, May 8th, 2017.

Over the last couple years or so, newer construction homes have been red hot here in Durango and construction has hardly been able to keep up with demand. Since January of 2015, 76 homes have been sold in the new Edgemont Highlands community, which ranks among the top selling subdivisions in all of Durango. 

Within that same time span, the Edgemont Ranch community has seen 42 home sales, while 87 homes have sold in the new, and quite affordable, Three Springs development down on Durango’s south side. 

Forest Lakes, which is a slightly older community and is positioned up in nearby Bayfield, has also seen its fair share of movement since early 2015, tallying 137 home sales even despite it being the furthest away from Durango of the communities

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

With housing inventory all over Durango somewhat limited right now, developers of the new Edgemont Highlands community are seeing plenty of activity in the early goings of 2017. Earlier in the week, The Durango Herald reported that 15 new lots have been added to the market in The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands, which prior to that, adding to just the 7 that remained available from the original 50 lots. 

As alluded to by the husband-and-wife development team of Edgemont Highlands, land for sale in Durango is red hot right now with many buyers struggling to find what they want as Durango’s housing supply remains low. 

For anybody still unfamiliar with Edgemont Highlands, its location along Florida Road on Durango’s far northeast side is highly

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

Home Buying in a Competitive Market You want to buy a home, but listings are gone within a day for tens of thousands of dollars higher than the list price. Competition is everywhere, houses go fast, and the best properties go even faster. Here’s how to find a home and keep your head in a hot housing market.

Focus Your Search

The arrival of spring and summer often means that hundreds or even thousands of homes will be put up for sale in your area. Although that seems like a major glut of inventory, a hot market means there is a much higher number of buyers prepared to snap up those properties. Create your list of priorities and refine it as much as you can before you start looking at homes.

You should have some flexibility, since you may have to compromise on a few things to

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