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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.

Everything to Know About Floor Plans When Buying a HomeIt's rare for home buyers to spend a lot of time thinking about the floor plan where they're going to buy a Cortez home. What many home buyers don't realize is how much the floor plan of the home they buy will impact their personal happiness once they've settled into their house. Knowing the pros and cons of different types of floor plans can help you decide which type of floor plan is right for you.

Traditional Floor Plan Vs. Open Floor Plan

Traditionally, living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens had distinct walls and doors that separated one room from another. In recent years, open floor plans have become more popular. Open floor plans have fewer walls between rooms, and fewer doors as well. In an open floor plan home, the living room, dining

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Durango, Colorado?Durango, Colorado is a community with so much to offer. From fun bars to museums, outdoor activities and engaging community events, Durango is the place to be for having fun with friends and family. If you're moving to the Durango, Colorado area, it's important to know the cost of living. Cost of living includes all the necessities like cost of transportation, housing, food and utilities. Knowing the cost of these basic items can help you decide how much you can expect to spend on a monthly basis, and how much you'll need to earn in order to live a good lifestyle.

What's the General Cost of Living in Durango, CO?

In most cost categories, the cost of living in Durango is not much higher than the rest of the United States. Cost of groceries and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

How to Maintain and Care for an HVAC SystemThe HVAC system in a home tells a story about how much Bayfield homeowners pay in energy bills and whether the air they inhale is safe. But despite these important factors, it's still easy for homeowners to ignore their duct work. Learn more about what it takes to maintain an HVAC system, so everyone can breathe a little easier.

Filters First

Pet hair, dust, dirt: these seemingly invisible particles can clog up a filter quickly. In fact, some homeowners may have to change their filters as often as once a month! Some homeowners can keep their filters for up to 6 months, but these are generally the people who are meticulous about cleaning. It's important to note the rate of accumulation in the first few months of homeownership to get a sense of how

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

5 Tips for Organizing Your GarageA garage can be a tremendous opportunity to store all those extra items that either won't fit in the home or aren't practical to keep there. From sports equipment to a classic car to extra groceries, garages are a safe, clean, and dry place that can open a world of possibilities to all.

Despite all this, so many Vallecito Lake homeowners end up with messy spaces that end up being more bothersome than helpful. People may not want to go out to the garage for fear of spider webs or dust. They may just avoid it because it's impossible to find anything without first searching for hours. Learn more about what it takes to organize a garage, so all residents can make use of the total square footage.

Bring in Shelves

The walls can be a great spot to

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.

4 Must-See February Events in Durango, COWhether you're a visitor or a new or long-time resident of Durango, this city has plenty of exciting events to get you out of your house and partaking in the city's offerings. This February, if you're looking for something to do, you'll be able to find events ranging from the local strongman competition to music events to a historic and colorful train ride. Here are a few of the best events happening in Durango, CO this February.

Snowdown Balloon Train

Date: February 1, 2020

Address: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

Get your ticket and don't be late for the Snowdown Balloon Train! The Durango & Silverton Railroad train is a coal-fired, steam-operated model from the 1920s, outfitted with

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

Where to Go at Night in Durango, COIf you're looking for something fun to do on an evening with friends in Durango, look no further. Durango's nightlife is lively and varied, with a little something for everyone. From old-fashioned saloons to neighborhood hangouts, there's plenty to see and lots of fun to be had. Below, we've listed the best bars in the Durango area.

The Bookcase and Barber

Address: The Bookcase & Barber, 601 East 2nd Avenue, Suite B, Durango, CO 81301

The Bookcase and Barber, located in Historic Downtown, is an upscale barbershop featuring something unique that most other barbers don't have: a bar hidden behind a bookcase. The cocktails have been named after (and custom-made to appeal to) famous authors. If you love books, reading or just want to enjoy a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.

Everything to Know About Buying in an Age-Restricted CommunityAge-restricted communities are developments specifically designed for seniors. Often, these communities have amenities designed to provide recreation and to promote a sense of community among residents. Knowing what to expect in an age-restricted community can help Silverton home buyers decide whether this type of development is right for you.

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

Make Note of Amenities

Age-restricted communities often have amenities for residents. Buyers thinking about purchasing a condo in an age-restricted community should find out what kind of amenities are available before making an offer on a property. Below are some

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020.

What Should I Know Before Moving To Durango, CO?While this quaint mountain town goes unnoticed by most of the world, those who experience its inspiring scenery and encounter the community's eclectic collection of friendly residents can easily get hooked. In fact, many feel so connected here, that they give serious consideration to moving to Durango, CO. Here's what one should know before packing their bags for a permanent move.

The Wonderful Weather

Every season in Durango has a unique charm and brings about a new set of activities along with a fresh set of scenic backdrops. Seasonal weather on average by season is as follows:

Winter in Durango: Snow graces the Rockies here for about half the year, and the average winter temps are between 13 and 47 degrees Fahrenheit (8.33 °C). While the

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

What You Should Know About Pre-Approval and Pre-QualificationWhen purchasing a Southwest Colorado Resort home, a buyer needs to decide how they’re paying for the loan: with cash or a mortgage. If going the mortgage route, the buyer needs to apply for their loan of choice. When the buyer goes to apply, they may see two different options: get pre-qualified and get pre-approved. These two terms may sound similar, but they mean very different things, and choosing the wrong one at the wrong time can throw a wrench into buying a home. Here is what all home buyers need to know about the difference between getting pre-approved and pre-qualified for a loan.

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

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, December 19th, 2019.

Where Are 4 Must-See Pizza Parlors in Durango, CO?Durango is full of great locally owned restaurants with delicious food, and the assortment of pizza parlors in the city are no exception. If you're looking for a delicious slice of pizza, here are some of the best pizzerias in Durango, CO.

Fired Up Pizzeria

Address: Fired Up Pizzeria at 735 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

Fired Up Pizzeria in Historic Downtown Durango prides itself on its use of high-quality ingredients and traditional methods to make a good pizza. Hand-made dough, a wood-fire stove, and a variety of local and imported ingredients are used to make every pizza as great-tasting as it can be. This pizzeria also offers sandwiches and salads for those who want something a little lighter to eat, made with the same dedication and

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