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November 2017

Found 9 blog entries for November 2017.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017.

When to Repair or Replace Your RoofRoof damage can leave a structure vulnerable to rot, mold and pests. Homeowners looking to protect their investment need to make a plan to address potential damage to a roof and underlying structures. However, how do homeowners know when only small repairs are necessary or if more serious work is required?

Missing shingles after a storm can be quickly addressed but a damaged valley may need more attention and resources. Understand when to make repairs and when to replace a roof today.

Your Roof Is Near the End of Its Projected Lifetime

Depending on the material and design of a roof, a homeowner's roof has an estimated roofing cycle. At the end of this roofing cycle or lifetime, it will be necessary to replace a roof. Traditional roofs and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Saturday, November 25th, 2017.

Vallecito Lake Real Estate From its cozy cabins to its quaint surroundings, there are plenty of things that make living in the Vallecito Lake real estate market so special. The tranquil setting allows for a peaceful, laid-back lifestyle, where the rustic charm of the area is easily complimented by the options in real estate.

The cozy log cabins in the area effortlessly blend in with the natural surroundings. Encircled by wilderness, the cabins allow you to virtually get away from it all, with the option of lakefront or lake view cabins, making it easy to enjoy nearby fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or hitting one of the open trails by foot or by horseback.

Enjoy fantastic views from inside and outside of the cabins, with walking paths that lead you to enjoy the lake setting for

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.

Foundation Damage: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions Foundation damage can be a very costly problem for homeowners. Knowing how to identify foundation trouble and what to do about it can help you solve your problems early, before they become more serious. In many cases, early identification and quick action can help prevent the problem from having catastrophic results.

How To Identify Foundation Trouble

Symptoms of foundation trouble can be subtle at first, so many homeowners don't recognize these problems when they first become an issue. Some of the most common symptoms of foundation trouble include:

  • Cracks in the walls and floors, especially cracks over doorways and windows.
  • Windows and doors that suddenly stick in their jams.
  • Doors that will no longer close or doors that no
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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 21st, 2017.

Durango Holiday Season Events 2017The holidays are in full swing, and that means plenty of holiday entertainment to enjoy in the Durango area.

Community Christmas Tree lighting- Nov 24

The day after Thanksgiving is the time to make plans to usher in the Christmas season. That evening Santa will be on hand in Downtown Durango for a round of Christmas carols, then the community Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Buckley Park.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival- December 1

To get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season, you’ll also want to head out to the La Plata County Fairgrounds on December 1. The Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival has been a tradition for more than four decades, filled with jewelry and artwork, Christmas goodies, unique gifts and furnishings.

The Polar

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Friday, November 17th, 2017.

It’s certainly not one of the largest communities in Colorado, but we’re sure you’ll find plenty to love about living in the tiny community of Hesperus.

With close proximity to the additional offerings of nearby Durango, Hesperus luxury real estate and equestrian properties maintains an identity all its own. This family-friendly community is rich with natural beauty, with a scenic landscape accented by plentiful wintertime recreation.

Just a few minutes drive from Downtown Durango, Hesperus is perhaps best known for its affordable skiing, with 26 trails available at the Hesperus Ski Area. The hill is popular with locals, plus there’s also a snow tubing hill for even more winter fun.

In addition, prospective buyers in the area will find that most

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017.

Everything Home Buyers Should Know about Closing CostsWhen purchasing a home, all buyers have to deal with some form of closing costs. When compared to all the others costs buyers have to keep track of, closing costs can seem like one more thing to be intimidated by, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here is what all home buyers and sellers should know about closing costs before they buy.

What Are Closing Costs?

Closing costs are the collection of fees that come with purchasing a home, and they are not the same as a down payment. Closing costs are paid in addition to any down payment the mortgage provider requires, so it’s important for home buyers to know how much money they need to set aside for all of these payments.

Who Pays for Closing Costs?

The buyer of the home will almost

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017.

Five Tips For Home Selling Success For HomeownersSelling a home may be one of the most significant decisions a homeowner can make. While there are many components to a successful home sale, there are a few that are the most important, and ones in which the right licensed real estate professional can help with the most! Here are five keys to success whenever you decide to sell your home; especially for homeowners looking for a quick turnaround.

1. Know Your Paperwork

Real estate transactions encompass a lot of paperwork! Knowing which documents are for what and when the right time it is to sign off are integral to a smooth closing. Your professional real estate professional can help navigate through all of these legal requirements and essential documentation. Just a few of the standard home

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Saturday, November 4th, 2017.

Durango Home Improvement If you’re hoping to cash in on the busy spring housing market, now is the time to start prepping your home to sell. From simple ways to spruce up your home to calling in the professionals, starting early can really pay off.

Improve curb appeal

The first thing that needs your attention is the curb appeal of your home. Curb appeal can definitely make or break a sale, well before prospective buyers even step through your front door.

Make sure the landscaping is in tip-top shape and cut back on overgrowth before the next growing season sets in. Also, clean out gutters and add some paint. Even just a pop of color on the front door can help.

Call the professionals

If you have any major repairs that need to be taken care of, now is also a good

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.

 

What Is A Home Warranty?When you're trying to buy a home, one of the terms that you might hear come up from time to time is home warranty. Knowing what a home warranty policy is, whether or not you need a home warranty and how you can use your home warranty to take care of your new home is important.

A home warranty is a policy that provides repair or replacement of various systems in the home.

How does a home warranty work?

When a covered system breaks down, the homeowner places a call to the home warranty company to request service. Typically the home warranty company will collect a service fee then send a technician to the property. Home warranty companies often contract with local repair shops, in Vallecito Lake or elsewhere, who come to make the

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