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2018 Year End La Plata County Statistics

Strength in the Numbers
Posted by HEATHER ERB on January 21, 2019 in No Category
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
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April Happenings In Durango and Beyond.

Curated Event Calendar and Local FYIs
Posted by GAYLE WEBSTER on April 03, 2019 in No Category
April in Durango Colorado is stunning this year. The mountains are are still snow-capped, the days are warm but the nights are frosty. The mountain will close the slopes soon and the pools will open. Here is my top 10 Events List & Things to Know for April in Durango & Beyond1. Spring CleanUp for City of Durango Residents, check when your neighborhood is being done here: https://www.durangogov.org/346/Spring-Fall-Cleanup2. April 06 - Organic Pest Control Class at Native Roots3. April 07 - Pond Ski... read more
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Update

April Stats for La Plata County and Durango
Posted by HEATHER ERB on May 17, 2019 in No Category

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The first quarter MLS statistics for La Plata County were just released and the harsh winter weather appears to have taken its toll. The low number of homes for sale was squeezed even more after a severe winter that just wouldn’t quit. With only one quarter of data to report, La Plata County is down 26% in new single-family listings when compared to the same period last year.  Generally speaking, people don’t like to move during the winter and will wait for warmer weather to put their home on the ... read more
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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 No Category
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
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