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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019.

Which Events Are Best During the Holidays in Durango, Colorado?Durango, Colorado is fun and festive at this time of year. Whether you've got kids in the house or it's just you and a date, you can find a variety of places to go. This list of holiday events touches upon some of the most family friendly and enjoyable activities in the area.

45th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

The 45th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival is an event bringing together 100 creative vendors selling sauces, dips, jellies, treats, stained glass, clothing, art, Christmas decor and more. Whether you're decorating your house, buying stocking stuffers or Christmas gifts for loved ones, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival is the place to be. Door prizes make this event even more exciting. Bring friends and family!


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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.

Winter Fun in Durango, Colorado: Where to Be this DecemberDurango, CO is a fun-filled community at all times of the year, but it's even more enjoyable when December rolls around! Whether you're looking for a holiday shopping event or a fun-filled evening with friends and family, Durango has it all. If you're new to the area, here's what you need to know about community events in the Durango area.

Noel Night

The biggest Christmas party and shopping day of the year takes place at Noel Night, featuring local businesses from the Durango area. This event was started over 15 years ago and has since grown into an important tradition enjoyed by locals. People visiting the Noel Night event will enjoy discounts on goods and holiday refreshments. Live music will be provided. Bring your family and have fun!

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Friday, November 15th, 2019.

3 Must-See Yoga Studios in DurangoWith the natural beauty of the mountains and scenery in Durango, many of its residents want to focus on wellness. Yoga, with its gentle exercises and widespread health benefits, is the perfect complement to the lifestyle so many in Durango favor. Here are a few of the best yoga studios to visit in Durango, CO.


Address: Yogadurango, 1485 Florida Rd C-201, Durango, CO 81301

Yogadurango is a woman-owned small business and serves as a yoga community center for residents of Durango. Founded in 2006, Yogadurango serves yoga enthusiasts of all skill levels, providing foundational education for new attendants and advanced classes for more experienced members. They specialize in Ayurveda yoga and offer classes and private sessions, as well

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.

Real Estate Liens: Facts and Ways to Deal with ClaimsUnknown liens and encumbrances can derail a sale, so it's vital to know if there are claims against the property you want to sell. Typically, an owner will be aware of a lien at the time it is filed against the home, but not always. In some cases, the existence of a lien is discovered only during a required title search prior to closing.

A lien is essentially a notice attached to the property deed. It represents a monetary claim, which must be cleared or "satisfied," before the title can be transferred to a new owner. Property liens are public record. In order to be valid, they must be filed, typically with the clerk of the county in which property is located. A lien is valid only for a specified length of time; it varies with the type of lien and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019.

3 Best Hotels to Stay the Night in Durango, CO in 2019As a popular tourist town, Durango is a great stop for vacationers, whether you're interested in the view, the winter sports, or the city's charm and history. If you're visiting Durango or simply want to enjoy a luxurious night at a hotel, here are a few must-see hotels to visit in Durango, CO.

Strater Hotel

Address: Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

The Strater Hotel in Historic Downtown Durango has been serving the city since 1887. It is an iconic hotel in Colorado, enjoying historic status from its years participating in the Durango Gold Rush. The Strater Hotel is a living history museum—go into the lobby to see a showcase of the hotel's history, the old west and mining times, as well as about the Barker family who grew the

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019.

3 Sensational Ski Resorts Near Durango, CODurango is best known as the home of the Durango Narrow Gauge Railway and for having access to some exceptional ski resorts, which are more affordable and less crowded than most. If skiing the San Juan Mountains is on your bucket list, here are three incredible skiing locations around Durango, CO.

1. Purgatory Resort

By far the most popular and amenity-driven ski resort around Durango for skiers of all experience levels, Purgatory Resort is a winter paradise for vacationers and locals. Purgatory Resort boasts seven amazing terrain parks, snowcat skiing and over 1600 acres of skiable terrain that whizzes one through unmatched scenery. Equipment and gear rentals are available in Purgatory Lodge, as well as restaurants, shops, lap pools, a private

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.

Renting to Tenants? Here's What You Need to KnowRenting an Animas Valley home is a big decision. While renting can bring in a lot of needed income, it can also be a big responsibility. Rental properties must be properly cared for and the needs of the tenant must be managed.

If you've never rented a home to tenants before, you have a lot to learn before you can put your home up for rent. Here's what you need to know about taking care of a rental property.

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

Familiarize Yourself With Tenant and Landlord Laws and Rules

Laws that protect landlords and tenants vary from one state to the next. Landlords must be familiar with their own rights and the rights of

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.

The Best November Events in Durango, COWith the arrival of Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the bend, the community of Durango is brimming over with the spirit of giving, hopes of receiving and feelings of peace and joy. These three November events in Durango, Colorado are ideal for families and friends looking to embrace the season with some fun and frolic.

Polar Express Train—November 15 - January 2

The classic children's tale, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, has stimulated imaginations and brought holiday joy to readers for decades. Brought to the big screen in 2003 as a feature film, The Polar Express Train comes alive with all the favorite characters from this beloved Christmas Eve story right aboard the Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad, located at 479 Main Ave,

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.

What to Know About the 1031 ExchangeThe 1031 exchange is a way for owners and investors to defer capital gains tax when selling an asset. This is one of the more complicated transactions to successfully complete, especially now that the tax code has changed. Learn more about how 1031 exchanges work, how they can save Animas Valley homeowners in the short-term, and what can be done to maximize the efficiency of the exchange.

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

The Basics of a 1031 Exchange

A 1031 exchange occurs when an owner sells an appreciated property and simultaneously purchases property of the same value. When the owner completes a 1031 exchange, they are exempt from paying capital

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.

The Best Art Galleries in Durango, COThe art scene in Durango, CO has quickly established itself as a premier location in the Southwest for both art and art lovers. The scenery, crisp air and inspiration found in this community seem to bring out the best work in painters, sculptors, thespians and craftspeople alike. There are galleries across town, but these are arguably the best of the best places to purchase and enjoy world-class art in Durango.

Sorrel Sky Gallery

Sorrel Sky Gallery is a special place that aims to present western artwork through fresh eyes by exhibiting works boasting a timeless presence melded with contemporary craftsmanship. At this downtown gallery, patrons will find precious paintings of oil, acrylics and mixed media alongside custom pottery and ceramics.

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