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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.

Best Free Events in Durango, COHave a great time without breaking the budget. Durango and Southwestern Colorado offers plenty of free activities and events for individuals, couples and families.

Founded in 1880, the railroad may have hauled precious metals but it was the views that continued to be the main attraction in Durango. The new west thrives in Durango's historic downtown and can be seen in the cultural offerings and experiences of Native Americans. Explore the unique history of the area when making the most of the best free events and activities being served up in Durango.

Free Kid-Friendly Events

Keep an eye out for free outdoor movie nights in Durango. Three Springs Plaza plans host to an outdoor movie night on June 7th, starting at 8:30pm. Younger children and

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.

Start Researching the Real Estate MarketWant to begin getting more information about the real estate market in a specific area? Any person with an internet connection can start the researching process. Know what potential home buyers can do to get a better idea of current trends in an area and what to expect from sellers. Explore a few ways to get a better understanding of today's real estate market.

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

Where to Start

Before getting in front of a computer, outline the areas that are a priority. Those looking to buy in a metropolitan area may want to investigate:

  • Income trends. Are incomes on the rise? What is the state of new job creation?
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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.

Where to Find Water Sports in Durango COBeing around rushing water is undoubtedly thrilling for most people. The sheer pace of it can make everyone feel exceptionally alive as they picture themselves being swept away by the rapid motion. Visitors and locals looking for water parks in Durango CO may not find conventional amusement park rides, but they will find plenty of water sports and rafting excursions that can turn any day into a special one. Learn more about which water locations top the list so everyone can find what they're looking for.

4 Corners Riversports

From kayaks to paddle boards, this company sets its guests up for some serious fun. Customers rave about 4 Corners Riversports because their guides are enthusiastic without managing to endanger anyone's safety on the trip.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, June 4th, 2019.

What You Should Know Before Opting for a Reverse MortgageA reverse mortgage is a type of loan that homeowners can use to pay off unexpected expenses or help fund their retirement. However, it's terms aren't the same as a standard loan from a bank. Instead of paying for a home, a lender will 'take' equity away from the homeowner in exchange for a standard mortgage payment. See how it works and whether it's worth it for a homeowner to take the risk.

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

Meeting the Criteria

Not every homeowner is eligible for a reverse mortgage. Here are the requirements every applicant must meet:

  • Homeowners must be aged 62 or older.
  • Homeowners must not have any outstanding
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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019.

Dancing in Durango: Where to Go for a Night on the TownDurango is a town known for its wild, western atmosphere and its rugged natural beauty. While it is filled with adventurers seeking out beautiful trails during the day time, the evening hours usher in crowds of people who know how to have a good time.

Those who are looking for a night of dancing will find that these are best places to go in Durango:

Colorado Pongas

Colorado Pongas is the type of place that attracts both local residents and travelers who are vacationing in Durango. This bar has a little something for everyone, ranging from billiards and great food to affordable drinks and an authentic atmosphere. Most of all, this bar is known as the best place to go dancing on the weekends in Durango. Colorado Pongas transforms into a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019.

Selling Your Home? Look Out For These Red FlagsThere’s countless pieces of advice telling buyers all the different red flags they need to be looking for when buying a home, but what about red flag for sellers to look for in buyers? Not every interested buyer is going to be the right buyer for a home, and there are several signs that sellers should always be on the lookout for when considering offers on their home. Here are some of the most important red flags to know and be aware of before accepting an offer to sell any home.

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

1. Too Many Contingencies

When used properly, contingencies can protect both buyers and sellers from a bad deal and give

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019.

4 Awesome Durango Dessert Restaurants to Try TodayTo answer the call of the sweet tooth, there is no better place to go than a restaurant dedicated to making great desserts—and residents of Durango, Colorado, have definitely lucked out in this realm. They have many different dedicated dessert restaurants to consider on their search for tasty treats. As these restaurants range from artisan bakeries to frozen yogurt houses, there is definitely something for everybody in this region. Here are four amazing Durango CO dessert restaurants that everyone has to try.

Jean Pierre Bakery and Wine Bar

With their arrival in 2004, Jean Pierre Bakery and Wine Bar has served as the place to go for fresh baked goods in Durango. The restaurant space has a French flair to reflect their dedication to serving

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.

4 Red Flags You Need To Know When Buying a New HomeBuying a new home is a huge undertaking that can change lives for better or for worse, and buyers need to be on the lookout for things that can potentially harm them so they can protect themselves from a bad deal. Knowing the different red flags can help buyers decide if the home they’re looking at is the home of their dreams or if it’s actually a nightmare in disguise. Here are some of the big red flags all home buyers need to be looking for when attending home showings so they can protect themselves from a bad investment.

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

1. The Listing Has Few or No Photos

Photos are extremely important when trying

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.

The Best Movie Theaters in Durango, COWhen the urge to see a film strikes and the options at home aren't fitting the bill, head to one of these top movie theaters in Durango, CO. While the options in town are somewhat limited, these three cinemas are favored by locals and visitors alike.

Gaslight Twin Cinema—102 E 5th Ave, Durango, CO 81301

This is a modest two screen theater in downtown Durango that is conveniently located adjacent to the famous Narrow Gauge Railway station. Gaslight Twin Cinema shows a variety of the most current movies and occasionally features special showings of throwback movies and foreign films. The theater seats fully recline, so one can literally lay back and watch the show in comfort.

Gaslight has a fully stocked snack bar with fresh popcorn, sweet

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.

Should I Pick a 15 or 30 Year Mortgage?When buying a new home, most people will need a loan or mortgage. So deciding between a 15- and 30-year mortgage is an exercise in future planning that not all home buyers want to complete. Overwhelmed at the expense of the down payment, a homeowner may choose a 30-year without really thinking. But before choosing the more budget-friendly payments of a 30-year mortgage, it may be time to consider what that will spell for a person's overall finances. Here are a few key points to keep in mind before opting for a mortgage type.

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

Remember the Interest

For some home buyers, there's no question between the two

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