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Durango home located in the Animas Valley near Dalton Ranch Golf Course and Trimble Hot Springs. Welcome to this private setting of Hermosa Vista subdivision.  This 1324 sq. ft. three-bedroom, two bath house is located in a quiet neighborhood  with an incredible landscaped yard and fully fenced i...
03/27/2013
  Durango Home in Hillcrest Estates This is not just a home, but an oasis nestled-in on a quiet cul-de-sac with immediate trail access to the Skyridge tennis courts and playground.  You feel as if you are in the country but you are right next to Fort Lewis College and downtown Durango.  You will ...
03/27/2013
Wells Group Real Estate Forecast-2013 The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage recently held its 13th Durango real estate forecast. The one-hour 20 minute presentation was held at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall and was attended by more than 300 invitees. In addition to video contribut...
03/24/2013
  One Bedroom Condominium Located at Durango Mountain Resort Enjoy easy access to the slopes of the Durango Mountain Resort, with this fully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, recently updated with granite countertops in the kitchen and the bathroom.  This unit is being sold fully furnished inclu...
02/19/2013
  Android Phone App that photographs Thief Ever had your android phone stolen or heard of somebody who has?  I just discovered that there is an application for androids that will potentially take a picture of your telephone’s thief.  You will need to have a front-facing camera and once you instal...
01/30/2013
  Team Lorenz is proud to announce the addition of the newest member, Chris Smyth, to our Team. He will be both a Listing Partner and a Buyer Specialist. His numerous years of experience in Pennsylvania real estate will easily translate into well-taken-care-of clients here. Earning his real estat...
01/07/2013
  People move to Durango for many reasons in addition to the natural beauty and climate that we offer here. Our college makes numerous contributions to our society and certainly raises the overall living experience.  Durango is not a large town (15,000 people in the city limits and about 50,000 t...
01/06/2013
  What do you think are the 4 absolutely essential skills that every  Realtor must have command of in order to succeed? I have my ideas, but I would like to hear yours. This whole “exercise” came about through a “career class” for high schoolers. The proposition put to the students was: you are a...
01/05/2013
The 3.8% Tax on Some Investment Income  As many people have heard and misunderstood, beginning January 1, 2013 a new 3.8% tax will be due on some investment income.  This tax will affect some real estate transactions but not all, which is a very often heard misconception.  Beginning in January, t...
10/23/2012
    Over 400 feet of Florida River frontage accompany this home.  Really interesting, tiered property which includes a sandstone cliff running essentially north to south  behind the home and a walking path down to the river.  Owner has his own tee box down to his private putting green.  Large sho...
10/04/2012
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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."