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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 19th, 2020.

Are You Flipping a Home? What You Need to Know Some people flip homes for fun, while others flip homes as a business. Whether you're flipping your first Los Ranchitos home just to try it, or you're planning to start a business, you'll need to have the right skills and a plan to make home flipping a success. Knowing the market in your area, having a firm budget in mind, having the ability to make repairs and partnering with a capable real estate professional are all things you'll need to do to flip your first home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Know the Market in the Area

Before purchasing a home, it's important for home flippers to know the market in their area. Markets vary

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 12th, 2020.

Discover the Past in Durango, ColoradoModern-day Durango is a city influenced by its history. Historic downtown Durango reflects the era of centuries ago, while there are many businesses, museums and art galleries dedicated to the stories of the native people who lived in the region for hundreds of years prior to European settlement. People who live in the city cherish its history, and those who are visiting are fascinated by the stories of the past.

Here is what everyone needs to know about the history of Durango, Colorado:

Native Tribes Were the First Inhabitants of the Region

The area that is considered Durango today as well as the surrounding region was first inhabited for thousands of years by native tribes. Some tribes who once inhabited Durango and heavily influenced the

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.

4 Must-See Chinese Food Locations in Durango, COA hearty plate of Chinese food is a fantastic pick-me-up any day of the year, especially when it's your favorite Chinese dish. If you're looking for a new Chinese restaurant to try, this list is here to help. Each of these 4 restaurants, all right here in Durango, offers their own unique touch to their dishes, and each one is well worth the visit.

Rice Monkeys

Address: Rice Monkeys, 1050 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Rice Monkeys is a creative Asian restaurant dedicated to taking a fresh approach to a variety of Asian dishes. The comfortable setting inside the restaurant is ideal for a comfortable chat with friends or for taking a moment to treat yourself to your favorite dish. The chefs on staff have served at restaurants around the country,

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.

What Happens When Your Mortgage Payment Is LateThere are many reasons why a homeowner may miss one of their monthly mortgage payments. They may have been laid off from their job and not have the money, or they may have just forgotten to enable auto-payments, leading to a missed mortgage payment. Missing a mortgage payment may seem like the end of the world at first, but mortgage lenders can actually be more lenient than most homeowners expect. Here is what homeowners need to know if they miss a mortgage payment and how it will affect them.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage or home loan professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Payment Is a Few Days Late

Most mortgage lenders have a policy in place for a grace period that

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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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