Lucky Dog Blog

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

Third Quarter La Plata County Statistics

Posted by HEATHER ERB on October 17, 2018 in  uncategorized
The newly released MLS third quarter and year-to-date La Plata County real estate sales statistics shows our inventory crunch continues. The decrease in sales directly correlates to fewer listings available in the marketplace.  In other words, less choice for buyers equals a decline in sales. Overall, residential sales are down 2.2% compared to 2017, and new listings are down by 2.8%. With prices continuing to climb (overall +6.2% in median price over 2017) buyers are delaying purchasing because they cannot fi... read more

Third Quarter La Plata County Sales and a Cooling Market

Posted by HEATHER ERB on October 25, 2019 in  uncategorized
Real estate statistics for La Plata County were just released by the Durango Area Association of Realtors and they signal a cooling market.  While residential sales numbers in La Plata County were up significantly in September of 2019 when compared to 2018, they remain flat when comparing year-to-date numbers. Last year at this time, Durango and the surrounding area were recovering from the 416 Fire, and the copious negative media attention it caused.  Therefore, comparing September 2019 to September 2018... read more

THINKING ABOUT SPRING HOME SELLING SEASON ?

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

Second Quarter La Plata County Stats

Inventory Crunch
Posted by HEATHER ERB on July 19, 2018 in  uncategorized
The second quarter and year to date real estate statistics for La Plata County show we are experiencing an inventory crunch.  Compared to last year at this time, the inventory of listings is down; - 3.4% for single family homes and -3.3% for condos/townhomes.  Because of this reduction, the number of home sales is down -18% in-town Durango, over -30% in Bayfield, and -4.5% overall for the County.  Median price increases continue, partially because of the crunch, and stand at 6.4%, or $385,0... read more