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San Juan Basin Health New 2019 Septic Regulations For La Plata County

New Inspection & Transfer of Title Acceptance Required on Most Properties When They Sell
Posted by GAYLE WEBSTER on January 31, 2019 in  uncategorized
Beginning January 2019 San Juan Basin Health Department requires septic inspections on every home sale with a waste water system (septic) that isn't brand new. There are a few other loopholes...snow for example. Here is a link to the page on their website outlining the new regulations, paperwork, and the like: In response to this new requirement I have been reaching out to all of my existing Sellers to notify them and give an idea on what to expect now. As an indu... read more


How to tell if you are ready to sell your home
Posted by GAYLE WEBSTER on January 31, 2019 in  uncategorized
We are enjoying a proper winter here in La Plata County this season, so it may be hard to wrap your mind around selling in the spring...but there are conversations you can have and actions that you can take right now so that you sail smoothly into the prime selling season. As an aside; I wouldn't wait for the 'prime' season, I would get it on the market ASAP as there is less competition RIGHT NOW.   Quiz yourself; Questions to Help You Decide Whether Moving Soon Makes Sense   1. How much equity do you hav... read more

2018 Year End La Plata County Statistics

Strength in the Numbers
Posted by HEATHER ERB on January 21, 2019 in  uncategorized
The 2018 MLS statistics for La Plata County were just released and they show strength in our local real estate market.  Overall, La Plata County home sales are down 3.1% while the median price rose 5.7%.  As all real estate is local, areas of the county with the highest median price gains are where the number of sales was reduced the most; areas of low inventory have the highest price increase. For example, in-town Durango home sales are down 3.2% in number but jumped 8.5% in median.  While Durango C... read more

January is Radon month

Buyer and Seller beware - Radon is a colorless, ordorless gas that you won't know you have unless you test!
Posted by GAYLE WEBSTER on January 17, 2019 in  uncategorized
Radon is commonly high in Durango, Bayfield, Southwest Colorado in general. I always recommend my Buyers test for it and ask for it to be mitigated if it comes back high, as it is the #1 cause of lung cancer in NON-SMOKERS. More info from our local health department, San Juan Basin Health HERE: EPA has a lot to say about as well, and offers this booklet geared toward home buyers and sellers: There are some... read more

Why Call it the Lucky Dog Blog?

Because What is Durango Real Estate & Lifestyle Without A Dog?!
Posted by GAYLE WEBSTER on November 05, 2018 in  uncategorized
So why the 'Lucky Dog' Blog?  Maybe I am slightly obsessed with my mini Aussie, Lucky.  Durango is a dog town, I am a dog person, and we are surely living our best life here in SW Colorado.  Durango Colorado living has so much to offer, including some of the best trails in the world and 350 days a year on average to enjoy them. It is one of the biggest reasons I live here and decided to raise my family here. My little family doesn't share my love of summiting (yet), save for Lucky, my #tinytraildog.... read more