Lucky Dog Blog

THINKING ABOUT SPRING HOME SELLING SEASON ?

How to tell if you are ready to sell your home
Posted by Gayle R. 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 R. 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: https://sjbpublichealth.org/radon/The EPA has a lot to say about as well, and offers this booklet geared toward home buyers and sellers: https://www.epa.gov/radon/home-buyers-and-sellers-guide-radon 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 R. 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

November Events in Durango, Bayfield, and beyond.

The most worthy events locally available in my humble opinion.
Posted by Gayle R. Webster on November 02, 2018 in  uncategorized

November 2nd already, where has 2018 gone?! Still, so much to look forward to. The air is crisp, there is snow on the mountains, and so we look forward to things like Purgatory Mountain opening day and The Polar Express returning.