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snowmelt and fresh rain from summits to streams that fill the raging rivers. Diverse industries attract active, educated and friendly people. Some of the largest industries include health and wellness, education, energy and natural resources, engineering, government, outdoor recreation and tourism. There is also a vast network of nonprofit organizations that seek to serve the community needs and interests. The mountains and valleys provide a sense of balance for busy bodies. Residents work hard and play hard here. After a day on the job, some locals walk, cycle or drive to their favorite happy hour to catch up with friends and neighbors. Or they take to the outdoors for camping, hiking, biking, boating, rafting, fishing, hunting, golfing and so much more. Individual communities and groups often host events, festivals, fundraisers and gatherings year round. Quiet lunch spots turn into lively venues for live music and talented individuals entertain others at open mic nights. n

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Wilderness engulfs over half of the 1,356 square miles in Archuleta County.

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THE PARK AT WINDOM RANCH THE PARK AT WINDOM RANCH Surround yourself with the natural beauty. Exquisite log and Surround with the natural Exquisite log and rockyourself home, plus connected guestbeauty. house overlooking rock home, plus connected guest house overlooking Electra Lake. Lake. 8,500 SF , 5Electra BR, 7 BA Main House | 2,200SF SF,, 53BR, BR, 73 BA Main GuestHouse House | 8,500 12.592,200 AcresSF,| 3MLS | $6,890,000 BR, 3755412 BA Guest House 12.59 Acres | MLS 755412 | $6,890,000

124 GLENN DRIVE 124 GLENN A very special offering in the heartDRIVE of the highly desired North Animas Valley of Durango Colorado. This hidden gem offers A very special offering inimagine the heart the highlylog desired North everything you could inof a mountain residence. Animas Valley of Durango Colorado. This hidden gem offers 4,579 SF imagine | 3 BR, 3.5 | 4.9 Acres everything you could in aBA mountain log residence. MLS 766030 | $2,345,000 4,579 SF | 3 BR, 3.5 BA | 4.9 Acres MLS 766030 | $2,345,000

246 PINNACLE VIEW DRIVE 246 masterpiece PINNACLE DRIVE Stunning log home in aVIEW beautiful mountain setting offering incredible mountain views in every direction. Stunning log home masterpiece in a beautiful mountain setting 8,011 SFincredible | 5 BR, 4 BA + 2 Partial Baths | 3.84direction. Acres offering mountain views in every Co-listed with Rob Littfin | MLS 772404 | $3,695,000 8,011 SF | 5 BR, 4 BA + 2 Partial Baths | 3.84 Acres Co-listed with Rob Littfin | MLS 772404 | $3,695,000


1933 DEER VALLEY Stunning Colorado Mountain Contemporary sitting on an expansive 45.27 acres in the prestigious Estate at Trappers Crossing. Located minutes from downtown Durango. Built on a mountain step with breathtaking views of the La Plata Mountains 7,279 SF | 5 BR, 5.5 BA | 45.27 Acres | $4,495,000 | MLS 769075

957 ELKHORN MOUNTAIN Luxury features, stunning views and outdoor living overlooking the lush Animas River Valley under the expansive Colorado skies. 5,621 SF 4-bed, 4.5-bath Main Residence 2,395 SF 3-bed, 2.5-bath Guest House | 35.04 Acres | $3,595,000 | MLS 756292

ELKSTONE River, Privacy, Convenience and Exceptional Amenities! Less than 10 minutes to downtown Durango, this unique property consists of 10 acres with Animas River frontage, an abundance of space, and beautiful views of Missionary Ridge. 6,109 SF | 7 BR, 6.5 BA | 10 Acres MLS 757298 | $2,595,000

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1401 CELADON Looking across the north Animas River Valley, this very private and secure 35-acre property features a lake, waterfall and pond, yearround creek and expansive views. It has a remarkable Hacienda style home, designed and built for Don Becket, a world-renowned architect and developer. 6,997 SF | 4 BR, 5.5 BA | 35 Acres MLS 771744 | $2,895,000

GRANITE FALL LODGE Privately situated on a forest bench looking across the north Animas River Valley, this exquisite 35-acre property with a custom lap-siding, stucco and moss rock home features a unique and elegant design that incorporates a multitude of stunning views from virtually every window within the home. 6,115 SF | 4 BR, 4.5 BA | 35 Acres MLS 772681 | $3,249,000

WINTERHAWK RANCH Located in the heart of the North Animas River Valley, just 15-minutes from downtown Durango, this meticulously maintained property combines the best materials with an inspired vision to create a private 14.4-acre equestrian estate.. 2,876 SF | 5 BR, 2.5 BA Main Residence | 4 (12’x12’)-stall horse barn | 60’x140’ indoor riding arena | MLS 765233 | $2,100,000


WOODLAND MEADOWS at ELECTRA RANCH

PAINTER RANCH

An exceptional opportunity for a private estate in one of the most beautiful areas in the upper North Animas Valley. Towering pines, spruce and aspen, a private 13.056-acre meadow, and 2 building sites.

A rare historic ranch that has been lovingly preserved on what many consider to be the most beautiful section of the Animas River. Privacy, river views and 1,250+ feet of river frontage.

Offered as a whole for $1,100,000

Lot 3 | 15.17 Acres MLS 754549 | $1,795,000

426 DEADWOOD TRAIL Breathe in the crisp mountain air from this one-of-a-kind Colorado retreat. This enchanting property offers stunning beauty. 2,857 SF | 3 BR, 3.5 BA Main Residence, plus Two Apartments | 35.16 Acres | MLS 767918 | $3,250,000

TBD HIGHWAY 160 & ROAD 42.5 This beautiful property consists of two parcels and has unobstructed views of the La Plata Mountains, Mesa Verde, Sleeping Ute, and the lush Mancos Valley. Excellent water rights with approximately 82 irrigable acres for hay production with expansive pastures. TBD Hwy 160 & Road 42.5 (2 parcels combined – 106.87 Acres) MLS 760695 | $898,000 TBD Hwy 160 (71-acre parcel sold separately) MLS 761103 | $599,000 TBD Road 42.5 (35.83-acre parcel sold separately) MLS 760765 | $299,000

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GRAY HACKLE RANCH Gray Hackle Ranch rests on 175 acres and has approximately 3,000 ft. of Pine River frontage and an additional 1,000 ft. on both sides of a branch off the main river with ‘end-of-the-road’ privacy and exceptional views of the Pine River and Pine River Valley. The river, lake and pond provide opportunities for “world-class” trout fishing and the soothing waterfall features create a serene environment conducive to rest and relaxation. 5,035 SF | 5 BR, 4 BA | 175 Acres | MLS 772332 | $6,497,000

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Nestled on 15-acres, this beautiful horse property is country living at its best with a 3-stall custom barn, large workshop, outbuildings, & fenced fields.

An exceptional and rare opportunity for an avid outdoorsman to own a private 954-acre recreational ranch.

4,416 SF | 4 BR, 3.5 BA | 15.19 Acres | MLS 757474 | $1,195,000

954 Acres | MLS 765136 $1,995,000

ELKHORN RANCH Wildlife Mecca! Elkhorn Ranch is a true sportsman’s retreat with a unique setting and convenience to downtown Durango. The property consists of 880-acres of open meadows, Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak woodlands, and mountainside parks. 5,360 SF | 4 BR, 3.5 BA | 880 Acres | MLS 757283 | $3,950,000


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Brand new home in the Animas Valley! The Hermosa Plus is a two level townhome featuring the master suite and a 2nd bedroom suite on the main level.

136+ acres in the Navajo River Valley, a custom built log home, guest home, and “state-of-the-art” equestrian facilities. Co-listed with Layne Poma

2,739 SF | 3 BR, 3.5 BA MLS 768003 | $725,000

4,682 SF (4 BR, 4.5 BA) | 1,800 SF (2 BR, 2 BA) Guest House 136 Acres MLS 758519 | $2,950,000

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DOUBLE DIAMOND HOMESITES

54 OPHIR DRIVE

Spectacular homesite development in Durango. Each lot has an existing well plus paved road access.

Incredible homesites with un-matched views at Purgatory Resort!

Live spaciously in town! Over 5,000 SF, 3 levels, an elevator and tons of privacy. 180 degree views of the La Plata Mountains

Only a few home sites remaining Priced from $425,000 to $775,000

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7 Paradise Drive | MLS 754228 | $399,000 17 Paradise Drive | MLS 754229 | $295,000 7 & 17 Paradise Drive | MLS 773040 | $599,000

5,019 SF | 4 BR, 4.5 BA | 0.6 Acres MLS# 774699 | $1,495,000

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2760 CR 250

Urban living in Durango! Contemporary condo with beautiful finishes, and includes parking and storage, plus VRBO allowed.

Animas Valley privacy! Beautiful lot with room to improve. Workshop/art studio/home school, 2 car garage, and irrigation water included.

Animas Valley 6.33 Acre lot, with amazing views from potential building site. Adjacent to BLM land

1,265 SF | 2 BR, 2 BA | 1 Parking Space MLS 775041 | $675,000

3,696 SF | 3 BR, 2 BA | 2.48 Acres MLS 773958 | $645,000

6.33 Acres | Animas Valley Homesite MLS 773873 | $205,000

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G lacier Club Golf Community G lacier Club Golf Community 590 GLACIER CLUB DR #10 590 GLACIER CLUB DR #10 Luxury updated mountain retreat! This

539 GLACIER CLIFF DRIVE 539 GLACIER CLIFF DRIVE Arguably the finest home site at Glacier.

590 GLACIER CLUB DR #7 590 GLACIER CLUB DR #7 Prime end unit with additional windows

rustic townhouse, provides wonderful Luxury updated mountain retreat! This privacy yet includesprovides all of thewonderful luxury rustic townhouse, amenities The Glacier Club. privacy yet of includes all of the luxury amenities of The Glacier Club. 2,025 SF | 3 BA, 2.5 BA | $785,000

Located abovehome the valley and Arguablyhigh the finest site atfloor Glacier. Includes a full equity golf course. Located high above the valley floor and Legacy Aspen membership. Includes a full equity golf course. Legacy Aspen membership. 1.38 Acres | MLS 734758 | $770,000

and high end wood ceiling. Beautiful Prime endgable unit with additional windows landscaping and wood mountain/valley views. and high gable end ceiling. Beautiful A full Equity is included. landscaping andmembership mountain/valley views. A 2,011 full Equity included. SF | 3membership BR, 2.5 BA is | MLS 734746

MLS 766174 Glynn 2,025 SF || 3Offered BA, 2.5 by BAJulee | $785,000 MLS 766174 | Offered by Julee Glynn

Offered by 734758 Rob Littfin 1.38 Acres | MLS | $770,000 Offered by Rob Littfin

590 GLACIER CLUB DR #13 590 GLACIER CLUB DR #13 This town home does not share any walls, it is free-standing and This town home does not share any walls, it is free-standing and within walking distance to the Clubhouse. Seller will pay 1 years within walking distance to the Clubhouse. Seller will pay 1 years Club Dues and offer buyer a $1,500 credit in the Glacier Pro Shop. Club Dues and offer buyer a $1,500 credit in the Glacier Pro Shop. 1,516 SFSF| |2 2BR, 1,516 BR,2.5 2.5BA BA| |$699,900 $699,900 MLS 770086 | Offered by Julie MLS 770086 | Offered by JulieHouston Houston&&Julee JuleeGlynn Glynn

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665 GLACIER CLUB DR #10 665 GLACIER CLUB DR #10 Spectacular Showdown Unit is on the 18th green of the prestigious Spectacular Showdown Unit is on the 18th green of the prestigious Mountain course of the Glacier Club. Mountain course of the Glacier Club. 4,079 SF | 4 BR, 3.5 BA 4,079 SF | 4 BR, 3.5 BA MLS 774935$1,590,000 $1,590,000 MLS 774935 Offered by Julee Glynn Offered by Julee Glynn

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Great home on a beautiful lot in Ute Pass West. Large fenced yard with LaPlata mountain views. Ute Pass also has a nice 22 acre common area and pond. 2,335 SF | 3 BR, 3 BA | 2 Car Garage MLS 774640 | $760,000

Peregrine Peaks at Windom Ranch offers sweeping vistas of the most dramatic and iconic mountain peaks in the region making this 35-acre parcel one of the best home sites available in all the Animas Valley. 35 Acres | MLS 774107 | $2,395,000

LAKE PURGATORY LOTS

10440 CR 250

Beautiful high country mountain homesites that are all a minimum of 1 acre in size. Some of the homesites are backing to the San Juan National Forest.

Prime Coon Creek property. Heated 4 car garage with attached caretakers quarters. Grounds include a pond, 2 ditches for irrigation, and an oversized barn.

Seller has put in a 1000 foot long driveway that winds its way up to the large cleared, level building pad. This particular homesite joins 37.5 acres of community open space.

1 Acre Lots | Starting at $95,000 to $175,000

6,242 SF | 5 BR, 5 BA | 12.7 Acres MLS 762892 | $$2,595,000

4.84 Acres | Mountain Homesite MLS 769940 | $395,000

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HIGH MEADOWS RANCH

PAINTER RANCH LOT 1

539 LONG STORY RD.

Prime river front property in North Animas Valley. 15 acres offering a park-like setting. Two 3 acre level building envelopes.

Incredible value on this 5.6 acre mountain homesite in the gorgeous community of Two Dogs. Adjoins over 5 acres of open space.

Breathtaking mountain and valley views. Bordered by 34.5 acres of a Recreational Easement and San Juan National forest.

15 Acres | MLS 766575 | $1,625,000

5.6 Acres. | MLS 766542 | $235,000

19.36 Acre Lot | $475,000 | MLS 772405

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734 E. 6TH AVENUE

Incredible home by Agave Durango! Set on a corner lot with picturesque views of Durango. Open floor plan with stunning hardwood flooring, quartz countertops and finishes.

In the heart of Durango’s west side, close to trails, schools, restaurants and more, plus Incredible views! All lots are approved to include an ADU.

This darling home is perfectly situated on a large fenced lot in the Avenues and shows pride of ownership. It has been tastefully remodeled including a new kitchen, windows, carpet, paint, and updated baths.

2,050 SF | 3 BR, 2.5 BA MLS 767488 | $875,000

EAST SIDE LOFTS #202

Starting at $304,000 MLS 764222, MLS 764231, MLS 764232, MLS 764233, MLS 764234

NEW!

RIVERVIEW HOMESITE

1,334 SF | 3 BR, 2BA MLS 774311 | $674,000

NEW!

15 MILL CREEK HOMESITE

New office space includes a half bath and plenty of natural light, plus one parking space in the garage.

Wonderful rare opportunity to own and build in one of Durango’s most-coveted locations!

Well-positioned in the heart of Durango. This loft unit has a two-story layout and plenty of natural light.

537 SF | Commercial Office Space MLS 764223 | $219,000

.47 Acre Lot | In-Town Homesite MLS 774329 | $669,000

.25 Acres | Edgemont Highlands Homesite MLS 774822 | $89,000

Testimonials

“Melissa’s knowledge of the market and entire selling process made us feel comfortable the entire time. Her understanding of the market and market trends helped us price and sell our home quickly. She was always available to answer questions and we truly felt like she had our back. We would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate!” “Melissa is hands down the most knowledgeable agent in the Durango area. She is extremely professional, strongly advocates for her clients and makes the difficult process of buying or selling a home easier for the client. I highly recommend her!”

Using an extensive professional experience, local expertise, global connections and uncommon success to artfully unite this special place with those who will cherish it as I do.

Melissa Mayer

• 15 years Real Estate Experience

Associate Broker

• Durango Native with Proven Results

Melissa@enjoydurango.com www.enjoydurango.com

• Exceptional Service

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239 ROCK POINT DRIVE, UNIT A

221 ROCK POINT DRIVE, UNIT C

The last remaining riverfront unit! Balcony off master and both guest suites with city, river and mountain views.

Perfect lock-and-leave opportunity! Spacious living with balcony off master and both guest suites with mountain views.w

2,623 SF | 3 BR, 3 BA

2,623 SF | 3 BR, 3 BA

Now Offered at $925,000 | MLS 745317

Now Offered at $775,000 | MLS 740294

Residents enjoy the amazing lifestyle of downtown Durango living, surrounded by views in every direction and integrating the highest standards of residential design and construction. Best-in-class amenities including elevator shaft ready for expansion. With easy access to biking and jogging the spectacular Animas River Trail and moments from river access, world-class hiking, biking, restaurants, art galleries, museums and much more — everything is at your fingertips. • Located moments from the river trail, downtown and local trails • Everything Durango has to offer is at your fingertips • Top of the line Viking appliances

• Unique free-standing waterfall island • Custom cabinetry made locally in Durango • Luxurious master suites with radiant in-floor heat and Carrara marble baths

Katie Sturm 970.799.3975

Danielle Enea 970.946.3773

Zach Morse 970.391.2600

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danielle@thedurangolife.com

zach@lpwsir.com

• Unparalleled views and amazing outdoor living spaces • Additional features include home security system, separate mudroom + laundry, ample storage and much more

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The Gable House hallmark is distinctive detail By Hunter Harrell

One extraordinary example of Durango history stands on .34 acres of land at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street. The three-story Queen Anne Victorian mansion is known as The Gable House, named for its four distinctive gables, or triangular portions of walls which fall between the edges of pitched roof intersections. Today, the halls of The Gable House invite guests from around the world to stay at the historic bed and breakfast. Framed with decorative columns and intricate ornaments, a wooden wrap-around porch greets guests as they pass through the wrought iron gate and across a lush and spacious front yard. The grand entrance welcomes visitors indoors where high ceilings

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and natural lighting from the large bay windows create an airy and open atmosphere. The Gable House is unique not only for its quiet residential setting and proximity to downtown Durango, but also for its rich history as a centerpiece in the community. Heather Bryson, one of the current owners and the manager of The Gable House Bed and Breakfast, said for the last 26 years that a multitude of guests have helped her piece together a more complete picture of the history of this exceptional property. The Gable House was built in 1892 by James and Eliza Schutt. The mansion’s blueprint was adapted from a 19th-century architecture pattern book authored by George Barber. And the towering brick structure stands on a solid


foundation of locally quarried sandstone sunk deep into the ground. James owned a flour mill and mercantile store in Durango. He also bought and sold real estate in the growing town of Durango and surrounding areas. But the Silver Crash came in 1893. It was likely as a consequence of the crash that James listed the home in his wife’s name, since Colorado law prohibited a home belonging to a woman to be taken from her at the time. In 1898, Eliza sold the family home to J.L. Rachofsky, who owned it until 1913 when it was sold to a prominent member of the community, B.J. Oschner. After working at Mercy Hospital, the doctor purchased the property and converted it to a private medical facility known as Ochsner Hospital. In 1937, doctors Leo Lloyd and Christopher Martin bought the property and continued to use it as a hospital. Ten years later, the two doctors sold the hospital to the county. It served the Durango community as the first public hospital until 1959. Over the next decade, the home provided housing for students attending Fort Lewis College. It was during this time that it became affectionately known as Lewis Hall. In 1970, Heather and her husband Jeff Bryson purchased the property. At the time of the purchase, Heather said the home was in need of love, showing some wear from its many years of service. Nonetheless, Heather and Jeff assiduously began a lifelong

and generational project of restoring The Gable House to its current condition. First, the roof and windows were updated to maintain the structural integrity of the home. Once these essential renovations were complete, the family worked to slowly restore The Gable House to its former glory, one room, one door and one hinge at a time. They took special care to preserve certain historic characteristics, such as the brass knobs and hinges, solid wooden doors, crown molding and hardwood flooring, all of which pertain to the original construction and design. In the early years, Heather said she offered rooms for rent to Fort Lewis College students. In 1994 she opened the home to guests as The Gable House Bed and Breakfast, offering a unique experience for visitors staying in the southwest to enjoy attractions such as Mesa Verde National Park and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. After years of operating The Gable House as a successful business, Heather is ready to retire and spend more time with her family. Now, this historic property is available for purchase.

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Imagine yourself living in one of these fine homes

711 Damascus Road 4 Bed - 5 Bath - 6995 sq ft - 38 acres MLS# 755401 - $1,990,000

740 Taylor Ranch Road 4 Bed - 6 Bath - 3825 sq ft - 20 acres MLS# 774573 - $1,445,000

3504 Bennett Street 4 Bed - 4 Bath - 3090 sq ft MLS# TBD - $1,250,000

Under Contract

1041 Heritage Road 4 Bed - 5 Bath - 3925 sq ft - 10.58 acres MLS# 762040 - $1,000,000

1261 Galaxy Drive

272 Hottell Lane

3 Bed - 4 Bath - 3002 sq ft MLS# 770248 - $995,000

4 Bed - 3 Bath - 4073 sq ft - 5 acres MLS# 775349- $799,900

New Construction

395 Decker Drive 5 Bed - 5 Bath - 4348 sq ft MLS# 759032 - $749,900

414 W 28th Street 3 Bed - 2 Bath - 1858 sq ft MLS# 768690 - $739,000

New Construction

416 W 28th Street 3 Bed - 2 Bath -1850 sq ft MLS# 764319 - $699,000


Residential Continued

457 E 3rd Avenue 4 Bed - 3 Bath - 1845 sq ft MLS# 763841 - $674,000

Under Contract

235 Sage View Street

405 Fir Drive

3 Bed - 2 Bath - 2175 sq ft MLS# 772859- $589,000

4 Bed - 4 Bath - 3090 sq ft MLS# 774620 - $565,000

Under Contract

225 4th Avenue 3 Bed - 2 Bath - 1337 sq ft MLS# 774330 - $425,000

728 Hilltop North Drive 3 Bed - 4 Bath - 3613 sq ft - 8.2 acres MLS# 767139 - $541,500

Under Contract

249 Aspen Drive

610 E 8th Avenue #218

3 Bed - 3 Bath - 2288 sq ft MLS# 771960 - $355,000

2 Bed - 2 Bath - 826 sq ft MLS# TBD - $349,900

Under Contract

184 Cedar Drive

13492 County Road 250

1322 Florida Road #10

3 Bed - 2 Bath - 1975 sq ft MLS# 764038 - $349,000

2 Bed - 2 Bath - 1028 sq ft MLS# 764884 - $220,000

1 Bed -1 Bath - 680 sq ft MLS# 773807 - $155,000


Floor Plan A 748 sq ft - 1 Bedroom - 1 Bath Starting at $305,000 Floor Plan B 1473 sq ft - 2 Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths Starting at $399,000

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity for maintenance-free in-town living! Under Contract

165 Hay Barn 3 Bed - 2 bath -1995 sq ft MLS# 775328 - $699,000

Reserve Your Lot

37 Farm Pond Lane 3 Bed - 2 bath - 1801 sq ft MLS# 767799 - $543,942

Under Contract

181 Hay Barn 3 Bed - 2 bath -1995 sq ft MLS# 775336 - $699,000

53 Farm Pond Lane 3 Bed - 2 bath - 1995 sq ft MLS# 768395 - $582,075

Lots Available in Edgemont Meadows and Estancia for PreBuilds. Call to discuss lot and floor plan options available for purchase.


Land Build your dream home on any one of these fantastic lots

The Cove Lots

.14 & .18 acres In Animas Valley MLS# Various - $139,000-$159,000

TBD Rancho Mira Sol

35-49 acres parcels close to Durango MLS# Various - $299,000-$349,000

201 Fork Horn Court

38.97 acres in Gated Community MLS# 768516 - $169,000

MLS# 762457 - $355,000

795 Eagle Pass

3.72 acres, Well In, Pond Frontage MLS# 770510 - $129,000

3976 Mira Sol 35.2 in Rancho Mira Sol - Great Views

Chelsea Lane

.89 acres in Edgemont Ranch MLS# 767138 - $99,500

10.88 acres - Trappers Crossing MLS# 770705 - $235,000

TBD Wildcat Trail


Development Land Great opportunity for Residential/Commercial Development

Development Opportunity

1369 Florida Road 7.45 acres - Approved for Annexation MLS# 769439 - $1,400,000

Development Opportunity

TBD Cedar Ridge Way 5 Duplex Lots & 1 sq ft Lot on 3.67 acres MLS# 764192 - $599,000

29064 Highway 160 .9 acre Commercial Lot - Three Springs MLS# 758393 - $575,000

Commercial

Great commercial and Office spaces to compliment your business needs 100 Jenkins Ranch Road 6 Units - 2 Bath- 2790 sq ft - Good Cap Rate MLS# 773868 - $625,000

Commercial/Residential

117 E 32nd Street 2416 sq ft - 3 Bath - .13 acres MLS# 766327 - $429,900

Country Store

6740 Highway 140 1002 sq ft - 1 Bath - 1.06 acres MLS# 772656 - $319,000

2855 Main Avenue 548 sq ft - 2 Offices - 1 bathroom MLS# 771896- $179,000


702 Florida Road, Durango 2,792SF | $890,000 | MLS # 770815

31861J US HWY 160, Bayfield 1,503SF | $588,000 | MLS #775269

Virtually maintenance free 4 bedroom home. IN-TOWN Durango location only 4 minutes to historic downtown in the Riverview school district. Large deck, no restrictive covenants, adjacent to City’s Public Land and trails.

Handcrafted log‚ “GREEN” SOLAR home with luxurious updates in 2 bedrooms + loft and 5-car garages on 19.79 acres bordering National Forest with privacy and seclusion.

Over 35 Years of Real Estate Experience My partner and I started The Wells Group in 1985. My years of experience selling residential homes, along with my knowledge of agriculture and water rights have been invaluable in helping both Buyers and Sellers. I am also a commercial and residential landlord, and I frequently field questions from clients about those types of investments, including 1031 Exchanges and SelfDirected IRA’s to purchase properties. As a commitment to our community, I volunteer for La Plata County Search and Rescue to be on-call 24/7 to use my knowledge of the high country and horses to assist with rescue missions. In 2016, I completed 15 years of volunteering as a POST certified peace officer serving the Durango Police Department as a reserve officer.

JIM WOTKYNS OWNER/BROKER

970-375-7005

jim@jimwotkyns.com

jimwotkyns.com

My professional and personal connections in our community greatly benefit my clients. I look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs. Contact me to be YOUR game changer.

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Updated flooring leads to better return By Connie Sutton

Pre-sale projects can range from painting to complete remodels, but it’s hard to know what will yield the best return on your investment, or ROI. Oftentimes one of the home’s largest features is overlooked – flooring. In fact, some experts believe a home’s flooring may be the single biggest factor when it comes to your ROI. There are a lot of choices out there. Which one is best for your home, and your budget?

bathrooms or kitchens, you’ll want to avoid wood flooring, since it’s known to warp and potentially mold in humid air. Instead, look to tile, and choose from ceramic, stone or marble. The price can range greatly depending on the material you choose, but no matter your choice the benefits are high.

Vinyl Flooring average cost: $2

- $8 per square foot If hardwood or tile is not in your budget, vinyl flooring can be a great alternative especially since it can be made to mimic the look of either. If you have floors that need a makeover, but no budget to spare, using vinyl flooring in high traffic areas can make a lot of sense. Vinyl will give the home a well-maintained look without major expense.

Carpeting average cost: $4-$6.50

per square foot. 25%-40% Depending on the room, carpet can feel dated. Bedrooms for example tend to feel cozy with carpet, bathrooms on the other hand feel very retro. Plus, if not new, carpet can bring up questions about cleanliness. However, if budget is an issue, new carpet can increase the appeal of your home in a cost-effective manner. The flooring in your home takes a beating every day while setting the design tone for your entire house. In other words, its job is to look good while working hard. The pictureperfect images on Pinterest never reflect the pet hair settled deep into the living room carpet or the daily wear-and-tear of wood floors. But you can bet that buyers who view your house during showings have those images in mind. They not only want floors that are in good condition, but that are made of materials that match the purpose of each room and look great. With that in mind consider adding flooring to the top of your list of pre-sale projects. Your budget, your property’s price bracket and how soon you plan to sell will all help determine which flooring option will bring about the best ROI for you. n average roi:

Hardwood Flooring average cost: $6 -$12

per square foot 70%-80% It doesn’t make a huge difference if you choose solid hardwood or engineered wood flooring; either way, wood is king in the ROI department. The look of hardwood flooring has a wow-factor that’s hard to top. If real wood isn’t suitable for your home or your budget, take a look at tile or vinyl that looks like wood. If your home currently has old hardwood flooring, consider simply refinishing instead of replacing; it can significantly boost your return on investment. After all, it costs far less to refinish a floor, and the result is the same, a “brand new” look and feel. average roi:

Tile Flooring average cost: $12

- $44 per square foot 50% - 75% Wood may be king, but it’s not always the best option for every home, or for every room. In rooms that see high moisture for example, average roi:

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Scott Kurlander

$1,850,000

970-749-0099 Cell 970-375-3219 Direct scottkurlander4@gmail.com www.scottkurlander.com 700 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 $1,230,000

$975,000

MLS #765582

MLS #772786

Prime Commercial Property In Grandview 2.23 acres. 3,300 SF versatile building with handicap access. Currently used as a medical office. Outdoor patio area. Highway frontage and access.

Luxury Living In Prestigious Shenandoah 3,562 SF. Main lvl: gourmet kitchen, living, dining, master, Marble BA, patio w/sitting area & hot tub. Upper lvl: library, BR’s, BA. 2nd upper lvl: Entmt rm, wet bar, office, strg. Wrap-around deck. 2 gar. Landscaped.

MLS #767231 Bodo Industrial Park 8,205 SF commercial bldg. on 2 levels with offices, show rms, warehouse areas and paved parking. Walk out lower level with elevator. In the Opportunity Zone.

$925,000 MLS #775438 Custom Designed In Legends At Ute Pass 4,514 SF, 4 BR, 2.5 BA. Flexible interior houses a sporting area. Open living, fireplace, open kitchen. 2nd lvl: 4 BR’s, master w/frpl, observation deck. Patio. Solar panels. Sprinkler system. Landscaping, garden.

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Views, Irrigated, Working Ranch Solar powered. Free propane. 4,000 total SF. 2,940 SF, 4 BR’s on 2 lvls, bonus rm on 3rd lvl, 300 SF attic & 780 SF basement. Garage & carport. Outbuildings, sheds, tack room, storage, coop, 2 ponds & more.

2 homes on the Animas River 19+ acres. River Frontage w/take out area, live creek, wetlands & riparian area. Main house: 2 story, 1,471 SF w/lg deck. 2nd home: 2 BR mobile. Pasture & garden area. Naturalist & water lovers dream.

Hermosa - Overlooking The Animas Valley Beautiful, 3,846 SF, 3 lvl’s w/4 BR’s, natural light, open floor plan. Main lvl: kitchen, living, dining. Top lvl: 4 BR’s w/expansive mstr ste. Walk out bsmnt. 2-car garage. Low maintenance & zero-scaped on 3 acres.

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Established Neighborhood In Bayfield Two-level 4+BR house. Lg patio to main lvl w/3 BR’s including master suite, lg kitchen w/brkfst bar. Lower lvl: BR, lg family rm & Laundry. 2-car garage. Lg Trex back deck w/ fenced backyard. Irrigation water available.

Fully Useable Lot On Highway 172 1.12 acres with great visibility and easy access. Utilities to lot line. CDOT approved access from CR 513. Combination of multiple parcels.

50.23 Acre Ranch in Crystal Acres Open rolling pastures. La Plata Mtn views. Many building sites. Partially fenced, was used as pasture for livestock. Underground electric power along north boundary. Well is drilled.

1. Rent: Main Ave. 2,250 SF. Open front show rm, back rm, private offices, 2 BA’s. Visibility, access, parking. $3,600 per mo. NNN. MLS #768398 2. Rent: “Class A” Office Space. 2,350 SF, reception/lobby, 5 cubicles, 4 office, secure tech rm & more. $3,500 per mo. + utilities & fee. MLS #767201 3. Rent: Commercial retail showroom. 1,550 SF. Open rm, high ceilings, access to loading dock. $2,583 per mo. NNN. MLS #768700 4. Rent: 1,600 SF, 5 offices, 3 BA, storage rm, break rm, reception area & conference room. $2,500 per mo. + utilities & fees. MLS #765408 5. Rent: Tech Ctr. 1,816 SF. Open office, ½ BA, kitchen facility. On-site parking. Great location. $2,345 per mo. NNN .MLS #774627 6. Rent: 2,052 SF, large room with high ceilings, storage & private 1/2 bath. $2,052 per mo. + utilities & fees. MLS #765415 7. Rent: Efficient & ecological office. 970 SF, corner unit, sm reception area, 2 lg offices, views of river. $1,181 per mo.+ utilities & fees. MLS #775123 8. Rent: 4 separate units. 2,298 SF to 590 SF. Ground & 2nd level units. Easy access. On-site parking. $681.00 to $4,217.00 + NNN month. 9. Rent: Multiple office spaces on Main Ave. Open work area, private offices, 2 shared BA’s & windows. $1.25 per SF + prorated fees. MLS #759803

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GREAT AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY 297 County Road 321, Ignacio, CO $240,000 MLS # 770902 40 acres

Has the potential for many agricultural uses. County road frontage on two sides, good water rights through PRID, subdividing could be a great possibility for this 40 acre parcel. No covenants. Water well and septic installed. 3 ponds and 5 electric poles.

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With today’s low mortgage interest rates and Academy’s products and services to choose from, it is a good time for us to review your mortgage situation for potential cost savings.

CONVENTIONAL

Low down payment option for first-time and repeat homebuyers with good credit.

FHA

Designed to benefit first-time and repeat homebuyers who don't have perfect credit or a lot of money to put down. Great for refinancing a high-cost mortgage.

JUMBO

For homebuyers who can afford a more expensive primary or second home and want a 15-year or 30-year fixed rate.

USDA

For first-time and repeat low-moderate income homebuyers interested in buying or building a home in an eligible rural area with 0% down.

VA

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10 simple steps to home ownership Prepare to purchase a property with a checklist By Connie Sutton If buying a home is among your goals in the near future, it’s important to lay the groundwork early, especially in today’s competitive market. Potential buyers will want to make sure they complete every item on this handy to-do list to make the process as smooth as possible.

1. Know your budget The best way to start the buying journey is by determining a budget. House hunting can feel like an overwhelming task without looking at homes that are outside your price range. Besides, who wants to fall in love with something that’s unattainable? By identifying a realistic budget, potential buyers are less likely to be turned down when they start to make offers.

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2. Get pre-approved for a mortgage Before beginning to scout for homes, shop around for mortgage lenders. In today’s housing market, the seller wants to have confidence that you will be able to purchase the house if you make an offer, and that comes through a pre-approval. Sellers will often be hesitant to accept an offer that comes without pre-approval to back it.

3. Find the real estate agent that’s right for you Buyers may want to do some house hunting on their own through online listings or attending open houses, but it’s in a buyer’s best interest to find a real estate agent they can trust. Agents do far more than


then it will be applied to the down payment and mortgage closing costs.

6. Schedule a home inspection It’s impossible to accurately judge a home’s integrity and soundness before making an offer. This is where a home inspection comes into play. Although the buyer has to bear the cost of an inspection, it’s well worth the fee if it protects you from unforeseen costs and liabilities. During the inspection, buyers can find out information about the structure, such as, how much “roof life” is left, how solid the foundation is or if the electrical system is up to code.

7. Speak with an insurance agent

identify prospective homes. Most real estate professionals listen to a buyer’s needs and understand the buyer’s vision.

4. Find your perfect home For some homebuyers, this step can be overwhelming. That’s why a real estate agent is so important. They can offer advice on topics buyers may not consider, such as school districts, or HOA covenants. As with any decision-making process, if more data is available, the buyer is less likely to make a mistake. Buyers should use every tool at their disposal to effectively hunt for the homes in the appropriate price range.

5. Make a smart purchase offer Once a potential buyer has settled on “the one,” they should make a smart purchase offer. This is where a real estate agent will shine; consult with them when deciding what an appropriate offer will be for any given home. Depending on the market, making an offer below asking price might lead to the offer being rejected. A purchase offer usually also requires an earnest money deposit (often 1-3% of the home’s value) that will be put into escrow. That money will stay there in a thirdparty account until the offer is accepted, and

Homeowner’s insurance is essential in the home buying process, so it makes sense to bring in an agent early. When a buyer finally finds the home of their dreams, they can offer advice on factors and features that may affect insurance premiums. Buyers will need proof of insurance before closing can take place.

8. Prepare for closing Assuming that the home passes inspection, be ready to close. This is the time to make sure finances are in order so that they are liquid when it comes time to pay all costs due at closing. During this time, buyers will want to avoid making any large purchases or financial changes that can affect the credit score and impact the loan.

9. Close on your new home The big day is here. Buyers will need to bring all documentation to the closing appointment with proper identification, proof of insurance and cashier’s checks to cover the closing costs. The real estate agent and mortgage lender can help buyers with a comprehensive, specific list.

10. Find a trustworthy mover When choosing a moving company, buyers should trust that their belongings will be handled by professionals. Seek out references from friends, relatives or neighbors who recently moved. While packing, take a careful inventory of everything. Don’t forget moving insurance to ensure coverage for damage and loss. n

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Five steps to prepare for improvements The planning process is one of the most exciting parts of a home renovation project, and with social distancing keeping us indoors, now is the time to dream big and get ready. Whether it’s a basement makeover, a pool addition or even building a new house from scratch, here are some tips to get started:

they’re often better for your wallet, too. When doing your research, look for energy-efficient appliances, windows, walls and more to build a greener home that will last longer and save you money in the long run.

4. Disaster-proof your design.

Think about your priorities and lifestyle – do you work from home without a proper home office? Do you enjoy cooking and entertaining? Is your backyard living up to its potential as an extension of your home? Asking these kinds of questions can help you determine the most beneficial focus for your next project.

The pandemic has taught us that sometimes the worst can happen. From natural disasters to fires and flooding, we need our homes to offer as much protection as possible. Whether you’re planning an extension to your home, pools and spas for your backyard or a custombuilt home, choose eco-friendly and disaster resilient materials, designed to withstand wind, fire, tornados and more.

2. Educate yourself.

5.Budgetforsmartsplurgesandsavings.

Take advantage of this extra time you have to learn about materials, processes and new innovations. You can make smarter purchasing decisions by finding out the answers to key questions, such as: Is this material moldresistant? How long will it last? Is this a passing fad or will it stand the test of time?

Budgeting is one of the most important parts of the planning process because you want to spend your hard-earned money wisely. You’ll want to splurge on items that will boost your property value, like energyefficient features, creating more living space and a solid foundation. Upcycling and repurposing furniture, DIY-ing simpler projects like painting, and spending more on nicer hardware but less on cabinets are clever ways to save. n

1. Factor in your lifestyle.

3. Consider sustainability. Products and materials that reduce your carbon footprint don’t just help the planet —

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How to recognize when to stop mowing Each weekend in spring, summer and fall, millions of homeowners fire up their mowers and cut the grass in their yards. A few hours spent mowing the lawn can be a great time to get some sun and some exercise in the great outdoors. As fall gradually transitions to winter, homeowners may wonder when to stop mowing their lawns. Each lawn is different, and when to stop mowing may depend on a host of factors, including local climate and the type of turf. In addition to climate and turf, homeowners can keep an eye on these conditions to determine when the time is right to put their mowers away for the winter.

Frost Warm-season grasses typically go dormant after a couple of significant frosts. Homeowners can jot down each frost during fall. Frosts are most noticeable in the early morning hours, so be sure to check lawn conditions each morning as the weather begins to grow cold. Frost may be noticeable without even going outside, but homeowners may need to go outside to check on chilly mornings or on days when the previous night was especially cold. If you must go outside, stay off the grass to protect it. Two or three frosts might be enough to make warmseason grasses go dormant for the winter. Coolseason grasses may keep growing and require moving even after a few frosts, so it’s imperative that homeowners determine which type of grass is in their yards.

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Soil temperature If it’s hard to determine if frosts have occurred, homeowners can try checking the temperature of their soil to decide if they need to keep mowing. The lawn care experts at Pennington recommend homeowners continue mowing warm-season grasses so long as they keep growing. Lawns may not grow as quickly in fall as they do in spring or summer, and growth may not be as visible to the naked eye during this time of year as it is in other times. Homeowners can routinely check soil temperature to determine if their grasses have stopped growing. Warm-season grasses tend to stop growing once the soil temperature is consistently at 55 F or below, while cool-season grasses tend to stop when temperatures are 45 F or lower.

Falling leaves This seasonal barometer has long been used by homeowners to determine if they need to keep mowing their lawns. That’s not necessarily a reliable metric, as grass can still keep growing even if leaves have been falling for weeks. In addition, using a mulching mower when leaves begin falling is a great way to provide the lawn with nutrients it can use throughout the winter. Some trees shed their leaves more quickly than others, but it’s a good rule of thumb that lawns will need to keep being mowed if trees are still retaining more than half their leaves. n


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Home desires, design evolve in pandemic Buyers seek personalized spaces to improve quality of life The pandemic brought changes to every aspect of daily life, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these noteworthy trends.

Houses over apartments Many people who live in condos or apartments do so to be closer to the action — work, entertainment and shops — and never planned on spending much time at home. But the pandemic has changed that, and more people are going to want a home that offers plenty of room and outdoor space in case they need to self-isolate again.

Self-sufficiency A hard lesson we’ve learned is that things and services we thought we could count

on aren’t necessarily a sure thing, so items that increase self-reliance will become very popular. Expect to see more homes with sources of energy like solar panels, sources of heat like fireplaces and stoves, and even urban and indoor gardens that allow you to grow your own produce.

Outdoor living Between playgrounds closing and parks becoming overcrowded, many of us are turning to our balconies, patios and backyards for fresh air and nature. This means we’re going to be investing more in our outdoor spaces, with functional kitchens, soothing water features, cozy firepits and high-quality outdoor furniture to create a much-needed escape.

Healthier spaces Thanks to spending more time indoors and reprioritizing our health, we’ll turn to design to help ensure our homes are safe and healthy for our families. We’ll see a rise in products like water filtration systems as well as materials that improve indoor air quality.

Home office space Business experts are suggesting many companies will see that working from home is not only possible but offers tangible benefits, like saving money on office space rent. With working from home on the rise, creating a home office space that inspires productivity will be a major project many people tackle. Luxury home office furniture that feels chic and blends into your décor as well as ergonomic chairs and desks will see a major boost.

Custom and quality With the hit to the economy, people are going to be buying less, but what they do buy will be better quality, while at the same time making an effort to support small businesses. When it comes to design, trends will shift to locally made furniture, custom-built homes and pieces and materials that stand the test of time. n

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Lightner Creek The neighborhood located just three miles west of downtown Durango is named for the small creek that flows through it and into the Animas River. Following Highway 160 to County Road 207, the creek flows through this rural residential community surrounded by Douglas fir, ponderosa pine and gambel oak trees. Homeowners and renters alike can enjoy the perks of mountain living with all the added benefits of being close to town in this neighborhood. Pets have plenty of room to roam while their owners live in luxury with a high-speed internet connection and convenient commute. In addition to these benefits, community members are surrounded by beautiful scenery and an abundance of wildlife, including squirrels, deer and elk as well as peregrine and prairie falcons. Outdoor enthusiasts who live here appreciate their close proximity to adventures and activities of all types. For example, during the summer, camping in the forest and fishing in Lightner Creek is a popular pastime, though the fish bite best at dawn or dusk. And mountain bikers can cruise along Lightner Creek Trail or access other multi-use paths in the Twin Buttes Trails System.

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Nearby, Perins Peak State Wildlife Area gives residents even more access to hiking trails, including a local favorite Dry Fork Trails. Perins Peak is named after Charles Perins, who crafted the Durango townsite for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge. The view from the top reveals more of Durango’s treasures, such as Overend Mountain Park and Lake Nighthorse. n location: 3 miles west of downtown Durango Schools: Park Elementary School, Escalante Middle School, Durango High School, Animas High School, Fort Lewis College activities: camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, wildlife watching hoa: Varies by location

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H O M E B U Y E R S

Perks of owning a home By Connie Sutton Homeownership is synonymous with the American Dream. Most people know that a home is much more than the walls that contain it. For residents in the Four Corners area, owning a home represents stability and financial success. But, that’s not all it represents. While there are financial benefits of course, there are also social and tax benefits to consider.

Health benefits

Financial Benefits

Owning a home can improve mental and physical health. A study from the National Association of Realtors shows that homeowners tend to have a higher self-rated health when compared to non-homeowners. This study also showed that homeowners have higher perceived control over their lives, higher self-esteem and greater happiness when compared to renters.

Some of the most obvious benefits of homeownership land in the financial category. In fact, a home is the largest purchase most people will ever make. But once you hurdle the upfront investment of owning a home, you gain the opportunity to build wealth, create long-term savings and safeguard your future.

Lower crime rates Homeowners normally have stronger community ties and a vested interest in deterring neighborhood crime. Areas with a high percentage of homeowners usually show lower rates of property crime when compared to neighborhoods dominated by rented units.

Expense reduction

Personalizing a space

There are plenty of upfront costs when buying a home, but beyond a mortgage, prices are almost always lower than rent. According to Zillow, the average rent in Durango is $1,800 versus the average mortgage which comes in at $1,700 per month.

Equity accumulation Equity refers to the portion of a home loan that has already been paid off or the difference between the home’s value and the owner’s total debt to the mortgage lender. As you make a monthly mortgage payment, equity grows, and so does future borrowing and purchasing power.

Build wealth As property value increases, so does equity. Think of the equity you build in your home every month as a type of forced saving. Unlike renters, you have no choice but to increase your net worth.

One of the biggest benefits of homeownership is the freedom of customization. You can paint the rooms in the home any color or knock out a wall that doesn’t suit your needs. Homeowners are free to make any renovations without seeking permission from a landlord.

Tax Benefits There are plenty of expenses for homeowners. But many costs, like property taxes and accounting fees, are tax-deductible. The largest deduction allowed is generally the interest you pay on the mortgage, allowing homeowners to keep more of their hardearned money.

Mortgage interest deduction

Social Benefits

All of the interest paid on a home mortgage is taxdeductible. This means that off the top, homeowners can deduct all interest paid from their taxable income.

Most people feel that buying a home creates a sense of accomplishment, but they don’t always realize that homeownership can benefit not only your mental health, but also the community around you.

Property tax deduction There are also property tax deductions. Homeowners may be able to reduce taxable income even further by deducting property tax.

Community ties

Capital gains

Owning a home usually means that you plan to remain in the area for a longer period of time. This longevity adds a certain degree of stability to a neighborhood. It also allows you to have an impact on your community with your taxes benefiting local infrastructure, schools and organizations.

When selling a home for more than it cost to purchase, the difference is known as a capital gain. Homeowners can be exempt from up to $250,000 after selling a property. n

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14620 Road 22, Dolores, CO 81321 $ 489,000 MLS 768846

16189 Road 13.3, Cahone, CO 81320 $ 454,500 MLS 766772

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TBD Road C, Dove Creek, CO 81324 $ 110,000 MLS 761290

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WOW, You will want to put this one on your must see list! Wonderful Colorado farm house with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, over 3,000 sq ft of living space. Kitchen has updated oak cabinets with pull outs, tile floor, The NW wing has a large master bedroom w/terrific views, large trex deck for entertaining, 2 car attached garage with a small garage, barn with a lean to, two car carport, 30x50 garage/workshop, 30x33 open building. property is fenced and crossed fenced, gated pipe, Property comes with 5 shares of MVI, a must see!!! Offered at $489,000 MLS#768846

LOOKING FOR PRIVACY AND SECLUSION??? BEAUTIFUL 1,525 sq. ft. HOME THAT COMES WITH 18+ ACRES and lots of privacy and views, views, views. Open floor plan with a lovely kitchen, dining area and living room with lots of windows to look at the wonderful outside views. 1 car attached garage and a 2 car detached garage with a guest area above the garage. Nice area for horses and a tack room with electricity. Offered at $475,000 MLS#770245

LOOKING FOR A PROPERTY WITH ACREAGE AND MORE THAN ONE HOME? You have found it with this property. 9.5 acres with 6 shares of MVI irrigation water. There is a wonderful old farm house with 4 bedrooms, manufactured home with 4 bedrooms and another manufactured home with 3 bedrooms, several outbuildings that include 4 sheds and three are insulated w/ electricity. Corral, hayfield and organic fruit trees, large covered porch to see the beautiful views and wildlife. Offered at $398,000 MLS#769547

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GREAT HOME IN LEBANON TOWNSITES. 1480 sq ft cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on .78 ac. Open living area with open kitchen, dining and livingroom. Nice storage shed will stay with the property. Great view of the Ute Mountain. Fenced back yard with lots of space for the kids and the animals. Offered at $282,000 MLS#774327

LOOKING FOR A WONDERFUL IN TOWN HOME??? This home has 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Living room with a two way rock fireplace. Kitchen has a lot of storage and an extra eating area, all appliances stay, family room with wood stove, large master bedroom w/ a sitting room. Beautifully well maintained, front & back yard with sprinkler system. Mature landscaping with lots of flowers, trees and a block fenced back yard. A must see!!! Offered at $234,900 MLS#774199

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MESA VERDE REALTY CAROL CLICK Broker/Owner 1640 E. Main Cortez, CO 81321 970-749-2263 carolclick@remax.net

LOOKING FOR A VIEW and acreage? This property is the one, 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath on 3.97 acres , living room and a family room. Home has a must see floor plan with the master located separately for privacy. Front deck will allow you to relax and watch the beautiful Colorado sunsets. Offered at $250,000 MLS#772338


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ABOUT THE COVER This family home was custombuilt in 2007. It is located on 69 acres in Montezuma County and available for sale by Re/Max Mesa Verde.

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