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Durango real estate statistics for the first 6 months of 2011 I have written about Durango real estate statistics for the first 6 months of 2011 but in that analysis I was looking at various price brackets and not by geographic areas of the county.  (See previous blog.) In order to fully understa...
Silverton Mining Claims | Strike It Rich! Six patented mining claims located in Minnehaha Basin just north of Silverton, Colorado. Guaranteed access, title insurance, warranty deed and all the minerals are included although there will be a small royalty retained if you ever decide to mine the min...
Durango Real Estate | Commercial Building We are now offering a piece of Durango real estate for sale that is a commercial building located on a good high-traffic road. Built in 2004 is 2961 ft.² commercial building is perfect for a retail location or professional office space. There are 12 paved...
Durango 3 Bedroom Townhome Adjoining BLM Lands One of the advantages of Durango real estate is that we have lots of public lands throughout our County. The project in which this three bedroom Durango townhome has been built adjoins BLM lands. With a main level master suite, this hidden jewel is a...
Durango Colorado Neighborhoods One of the very unique things about Durango Colorado real estate is a multiplicity of Durango neighborhoods. Durango is not like the big city where large corporate builders come in and build hundreds of homes with four or five floorplans. Instead Durango neighborhoo...
On July 1 of this year the Bureau of Reclamation declared Lake Nighthorse officially filled to capacity. This reservoir, located just outside the city limits of Durango, will offer wonderful recreational opportunities for residents of Durango. The land all around Lake Nighthorse will be publicly ...
Working in the Durango real estate market for as many years as I have, I know how difficult it is to find a nice acreage with a home on it, yet still be very close to town. We match that set of criteria with a home that we are offering for sale in Chelsey Acres located just 1.5 miles east of the ...
My father would be 101 years old next month if he were still living. His spirit and teachings however have continued on well beyond his death 20 years ago. As in immigrant to this country from Austria-Hungary during the first world war, he brought with him a lot of wisdom and together with many o...

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43+ years of successfully selling Durango Colorado real estate certainly qualifies me as having seen just about everything. There have been funny moments "What do you mean you're going to cash my earnest money check?" And there have been serious moments where we completed a short sale just hours before the foreclosure sale was to occur. My greatest satisfaction comes from knowing that we have the expertise and are able to help those people in what is usually the largest financial transaction of their life. One of our clients once said "We sure are glad that you were at the helm of the ship steering our transaction. A little gray hair behind the ears of the 'captain' sure made these passengers feel safer."