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The following statistics are for only La Plata County and include the towns of Durango, Bayfield, and Ignacio. These are residential real estate statistics only and do not include vacant land or commercial. It usually takes about a week or so after the end of the year for everybody to get their “...
01/04/2014
The great room is open to a custom eat-in- kitchen with Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances including a 20 cubic foot 3 door refrigerator/ freezer, gas range and dishwasher, upgraded Maple cabinets, and granite tile counters. The cabinets include European style hinges, soft-close drawers and lots...
11/29/2013
Continuing education in real estate is so important. Let me qualify that with "good, informative continuing education" is so important. Having been in this business for 35 years, I have seen some really really bad classes that made me want to sit in the back row and just snooze. Two weeks ago, ou...
10/22/2013
Durango Real Estate Sales Statistics-YTD 2013 Residential real estate sales dollar volume in La Plata County increased by 33% during the 1st 9 months of this year compared to the 1st 9 months of last year. The average sales price, however only increased by 1.77% to $342,802. The median sales pric...
10/20/2013
Durango, Colorado Log Home Team Lorenz was recently asked to market this beautiful Durango, Colorado Swedish-coped log home crafted by the well-known and highly regarded area builder, Alix Kogan. Sitting on 6+ very private acres, this home features a great room ceiling close to 30 feet in height ...
09/13/2013
Durango Riverfront Property with 22 Acres Team Lorenz was recently asked to market this beautiful riverfront property near Durango, Colorado.     Relax and listen to the Pine River as it approaches and makes a gentle turn just before entering this spectacular property. You don’t just notice the s...
09/13/2013
Would you like to be a hero in the eyes of your client?  Show them a way to save money?  Then here is a good idea. Wi-Fi Thermostat-Perfect for 2nd Home Owners Durango is a real estate market where we get a number of 2nd home purchasers because we are a short drive from cities like Albuquerque an...
08/09/2013
YTD Durango Comparative Real Estate Sales Stats   January 1-June 30 2013 VS 2012    Sometimes it feels like a roller coaster ride; other times it feels like you’re on the merry-go-round.  But the Durango real estate statistics for the first 6 months of this year are very encouraging.  Total resid...
07/09/2013
Are you looking for a Durango in-town home with 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths for under $400,000? Then your search stops here. Our Team recently listed a 4 bedroom home in the city limits of Durango that has convenient proximity to the Riverview Elementary school and easy bicycle access to downtown on...
06/27/2013
  The Consequences of “I Think I’ll Wait and Buy Later” Many a buyer has used that line before thinking that they were going to get a better deal in the future.  In a falling market, there would have been some wisdom in that, perhaps.  But in a rising market, (both interest rates and home values)...
06/19/2013
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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."