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Durango Real Estate News & Notes

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, March 31st, 2016.

Tacoma Village Homes For SaleIf you’re looking for that quintessential Colorado ambiance in a new place to live, Tacoma Village in beautiful Durango, CO is a great place to begin your home search. Featuring an assortment of 2,200 square foot duplex residences that certainly live like a detached single-family home, Tacoma Village’s picturesque setting is like something out a story book or fairy tale. Sitting at the base of the gorgeous San Juan Mountains, outdoor enthusiasts love what this unique and tight-knit community has to offer from a lifestyle standpoint, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to appeal and desirability.

First and foremost, homes for sale at Tacoma Village are completely energy efficient, while also featuring only top-of-the-line finishes

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016.

Luxury Durango Vacation HomesGiven Durango acts as the heart and soul of San Juan Mountain country, it’s certainly considered a top destination to consider for outdoor enthusiasts looking to invest in a resort or vacation property. From river rafting down the Animas River to spending a day out on the slopes at the Purgatory Resort, there’s never a lack of things to do here in Durango, regardless of the season or time of year.

So what if you are someone who’s considering the area for a vacation home? Well, the good news is that Durango and the surrounding La Plata County area has plenty of terrific options when it comes to resort-style homes and condos.

Stately, multi-million dollar cabins and luxury homes were most definitely built to impress, but even despite offering all the bells

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, March 28th, 2016.

Downtown Silverton Real Estate For SaleA historic mining town that almost still feels like something out of the ‘Old West,’ living in Silverton, Colorado is a unique experience that’s hard to capture anywhere else in the world. Positioned right in the heart of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountain country, Silverton sits 9,318 feet above sea level and enjoys stunning mountains scenery as far as the eye can see.

As you might expect, the winter season in Silveton truly is a special time of year thanks to the Kendall Mountain Ski Area and Recreation Center, which features an outdoor skating rink and a single-lift ski area that’s perfect for families and beginners looking to enjoy Colorado skiing in a more intimate and relaxed setting.

In the summertime, the roughly 600 full-time residents who

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Saturday, March 26th, 2016.

New Home Buyers in DurangoAccording to recent numbers released from the Commerce Department, home buyers in western states essentially accounted for all of February’s increases in new home sales, leaving some to wonder how healthy the market is overall heading into the traditionally busy spring season.

Last month, new home sales jumped a full 2 percent in the U.S., which is entirely because of the 38.5% increase in sales seen out west. After seeing strong growth across the board in 2015, sales are slightly behind 2015 numbers so far, and some home builders are anticipating somewhat of a slowdown, even despite having a positive outlook moving forward.

Sales for existing homes in the U.S. are also slowing, falling over 7% in February according to the National Association of

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Saturday, March 19th, 2016.

Three Springs DurangoWhen you think about living in Durango, a laid-back lifestyle with a tight-knit community feel should be one of the first things that come to mind. And when you live in Durango’s new Three Springs community, that’s exactly what home owners are experiencing. Dubbed Southwest Colorado’s first traditional neighborhood development, Three Springs is conveniently situated just east of Historic Downtown Durango near U.S. Highway 160.

Set on over 680 acres, Three Springs is a sprawling community that has the authentic feeling of a small town within a small town. Homes are well-built, the community has an undeniable friendly atmosphere, and the outdoor recreation here truly is off the charts. From walking paths and playgrounds to an abundance of open green spaces,

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, March 14th, 2016.

Vallecito Lake Waterfront Real EstateLike nearby Durango, CO, Vallecito Lake is also a popular tourist destination because of its scenic natural beauty that affords locals and visitors alike fabulous outdoor recreation during all seasons of the year. And because of Vallecito Lake’s picturesque scenery, it’s also long-been a popular location for new home buyers to build their dream home from the ground up. 

Just like in many other parts of the country, waterfront property is highly coveted in Vallecito Lake, and if you’re looking to build a new home or an upscale vacation retreat, you might just find there’s plenty of unique opportunities to do so right here on Vallencito’s gorgeous lakefront. 

From “small” lakefront plots of just two to three acres to much larger parcels with dozens of

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Thursday, March 10th, 2016.

Durango Real Estate Closing CostsAs reported in The Durango Herald, the New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset released its second annual report that analyzes closing costs as a percentage of median home value in counties in across the U.S.

The report’s statistics are based off of buyers who put down 20% on a home and purchased a median priced home with a regular 30-year fixed mortgage rate. In addition, the SmartAsset study also included mortgage taxes, transfer taxes, and fixed and variable closing costs, and according to the results, La Plata County is ranked sixth out of Colorado’s 64 counties in terms having the lowest closing costs. 

Only Douglas, Boulder, Routt, Ouray, and San Miguel counties outrank La Plata, however, our county did move up in the rankings

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.

Silverview Homes For Sale DurangoLocation is everything in the real estate world, and if you're looking for upscale new construction that provides the quintessential Durango lifestyle, look no further than the newly developed community of Silverview.

Being built and developed by Agave Durango, Silverview is a small community of just 14 total units, divided into 6 duplex townhouse and 8 detached single-family homes. First and foremost, Silverview provides some absolutely incredible views of the La Plata Mountains, as well as Silver Peak, which of course is where the name Silverview was derived.

Homes for sale in Silverview are also just minutes from downtown Durango given the community's easy access to Florida Road, which is one of the busier thoroughfares in this part of town.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, February 29th, 2016.

Durango Home Buyers Guide For RetireesIf you’re thinking about retiring in Durango, you’re already one step closer to living the good life here in the beautiful mountain country we call Colorado. Spending your retirement years in Durango enables you to fully embrace nature at its finest and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle that’s hard to deny if you’re looking to make the most of your golden years. So whether you’ve visited Durango before or are just considering the possibility of making it home, here’s everything you need to know about Durango from a home buyer standpoint:

Durango Quick Stats:

Durango Population: 17,000 people
Proximity to Denver: roughly 6 hours by car
Average January Temperature: 21 to 40 degrees
Average July Temperature: 60 to 80 degrees
Area Vibe: Small town with a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Monday, February 29th, 2016.

Retiring in Durango CO Although places like south Florida, Arizona, and southern California might be more traditional places to retire, don’t sleep on Durango real estate as being a great place to spend your Golden Years. A virtual outdoor wonderland that’s full of picturesque scenery, plenty of outdoor recreation, and a charming small-town vibe that tends to grow on just about anybody who visits Durango, what more could you really ask for when choosing a new place to settle down and enjoy the latter part of life?

Sure, the skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and fishing here is tremendous. But there’s much more to retiring in Durango than just an abundance of outdoor activities. State and local taxes are lower than the national average and home prices in Durango are certainly much

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