LIVING IN DURANGO – NOT FOR EVERYBODY ……But it is for most of us

Like everything else in life, good things come with challenges. Moving to Durango is no different; it’s a great place to live but there are issues that have to be considered. For most people, the benefits outweigh any downside by a considerable margin. However, for some considering relocation, the challenges are too great. Based on my extensive interaction with buyers, here are the major thinks … Continue reading...

BUYING A HOME WITHOUT REPRESENTATION IS A BIG MISTAKE

During my many years as an exclusive buyers’ agent, I occasionally talk with a prospective buyer who believes that it is in their interest to deal directly with the owner of a property or the seller’s agent rather than have a buyer’s agent represent them. This perspective is puzzling and doesn’t make any sense to me. In my experience, I’ve found that most sellers attempting to sell their home … Continue reading...

FOUR CRITICAL THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU MAKE AN OFFER

There are many things to consider when buying a home. At some point during your home search process, you will view a home that appeals to you and will think about having your agent prepare an offer. Before you have your agent prepare and submit your offer, there are four critical things that should be considered or steps that should be taken. The most critical step before moving forward on a … Continue reading...

DURANGO’S BEST CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

Best Durango Condos over 250k

As Durango’s exclusive buyers’ agent, I meet a lot of buyers who want to know which areas in La Plata County to avoid. Thankfully, I can inform new residents of our community that there are no neighborhoods that I consider unsafe or not desirable. This is in sharp contrast to my days representing buyers in the Los Angeles area years ago, where there were a number of dangerous areas. I advise my … Continue reading...

CONDO, TOWNHOUSE, PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Durango Condominium

The common characteristic shared by condominiums, townhomes, and planned unit developments is that the ownership of the home also involves the undivided ownership with other owners in the community of common areas. Examples of common areas are community roads, parking lots, community centers, fitness facilities, and/or swimming pools. The common areas ownership in a condominium community are … Continue reading...