Thursday, March 21, 2013

NATGEO Picks Durango!

Durango’s affordability and its real-town feel has boosted it onto National Geographic’s list of the top 10 emerging ski towns in North America. The magazine’s list highlights towns that may not have the name recognition of a Vail or Whistler Blackcomb but still pack a stellar ski experience, especially for budget-minded travelers. “These are the locals’ favorites, the up-and-comers. They’re real towns, often cheaper and friendlier than the big dogs – at least for now,” the magazine said. The list highlighted Durango’s wealth of adventure activities, lively downtown and no-hype attitude. Durango Mountain Resort was hailed as a “family and intermediate skier’s dream hill,” while Silverton got a shout out as a perfect playground for skiers and boarders seeking a big-mountain experience. Durango also recently was recognized in Elevation Outdoors Magazine as the best Colorado ski town in the category of big towns, and by TripAdvisor as the top-value ski destination in North America.

Source - The Durango Herald 3/21/2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013


RE/MAX has been named the #1 real estate franchise in Entrepreneurmagazine's 2013 Freanchise 500, based on a comparision of financial strength, stability, growth rate and size.

At No. 158 overall, RE/MAX was ranked: 88 places ahead of the second ranked real estate franchise, Weichert Real Estate 118 places in front of third ranked Realty Excutives 213 slots before Keller Williams 215 and 253 places higher that ERA and Better Homes & Gardens.

Absent from Entrepreneur's rankings are Realogy's two largest franchises, Century 21 and Coldwell Banker.

Other reasons you should chose Re/MAX:

RE/MAX agents had the highest productivity among major agents with major U.S. franchises in the 2012 Real Trends 500 report.

RE/MAX has No. 1 market share in the U.S. and Canada. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

RE/MAX is the most recognized name in real estate.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013


Looking back at 2012 we see that, as the year progressed, so did home sales. The number of La Plata homes sold in the second half of the year exceeded fist half by about 20% and the median price increased 3% topping out at $304,950 by year's end. Overall, 834 properties sold in 2012, 16% more than in 2011.

The Colorado Association of Realtors also released statewide data showing a median price increase of 10% compared to 2011 together with a 15% increase in the number os sales. Sellers appear to be on the sidelines waiting for prices to increase thereby decreasing available inventory. Escalating sales volume, increasing home prices and decreasing inventory can only lead to this conclusion; the buyer's market is rapidly ending.

If Durango real estate is in your future, now is the time to act.

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