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July 2018

Found 5 blog entries for July 2018.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, July 30th, 2018.

Where to Find the Best Museums in Durango CODurango CO has a culture that's rooted in its history, and the museums in the city reflect how the residents feel about the past and the present. From railroads to log cabins to science, there's plenty to see and do for those who want to learn. Residents and visitors of the city who want to immerse themselves in a day of museums can visit the following destinations to find out more about how Durango CO came to be the way it is today.

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

Also known as the D&SNG, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Musem was made in the late 1990s to honor and share personal memories of how railroads affected the nation. In an age of cars and planes, it's understandable for people to discount

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018.

5 Things Home Buyers Should Know About Property TaxesIn the United States, most homeowners pay property taxes for homes that they own. Depending on the particular state and location, property taxes and be a large yearly or monthly amount for the homeowners budget. But what are property taxes, how are they paid and determined?

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a certified tax expert before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What Is the Purpose of Property Taxes?

City, county, state, and federal governments all rely on taxes to function. At the local and state level, taxes help to pay for salaries of public sector employees, like teachers and firefighters. Property taxes provide a significant portion of the tax money various government organizations need to run.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, July 16th, 2018.

Best Coffee in Durango COCoffee shops aren't just a reason to get out of the house in the morning; they can create a sense of community that Durango residents may not find anywhere else. The warm smell of roasting beans can warm even the stoniest of hearts and supply motivation to night owls everywhere. While the town may pride itself on its already close-knit heritage, there are certain institutions where coffee-lovers can really feel at home. See how the coffee shops of Durango stack up before deciding where to go next.

Durango Roasters

Known for their coffee, tea, and pastries, Durango Roasters supports all things culinary. They even sell gourmet cooking equipment to customers looking to step up their own kitchen skills. Customers rave about the homey atmosphere,

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018.

How to Buy a Home and Save for Retirement at the Same TimeFor people with 401k type retirement plans, a common question is; should a home buyer use part or all of a 401k for a down-payment on a home? Although dipping into retirement funds prior to retirement is usually not recommended, there are some instances when using a 401k for a home down payment makes good sense.

Withdrawing funds for any purpose can trigger a penalty as well as reducing principal, but there is as least one creative alternative that can help a prospective home buyer and still preserve the retirement nest egg. A borrower can sometimes tap into the accumulated balance and put the funds to use for other important wealth-building strategies, including a home purchase.

With a favorable credit score and stable income, a borrow can

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.

How to Stock a Home Tool KitA home tool kit is like having a home insurance policy. Small problems won't become major ones if you have the basic tools and know-how to fix dripping faucets, loose doorknobs or new lighting fixtures. It's important to have small tools on hand in homes or condos to take on those small repair projects.

At the very least, basic home repair and project tools will allow a homeowner to troubleshoot problems and better explain your needs to a professional service company.

Organize for Action

Rather than storing tools in a kitchen catchall drawer or on a shelf in the garage, it's more practical to gather them together in a portable carrier or soft-sided canvas bag. Keep tools organized, close-at-hand and ready for action.

Here are the tools

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