Shane Dawson, Realtor®, ABR, ALC, C2EX, CRS, PSA, RENE, RSPS, SRS

Buying Right
January 9, 2012

Buying A Rental For Your College Student

If your college student is getting ready to live off campus, buying a rental property or condo may be an option worth considering. Of course, with high rental costs and the opportunity to create a tax shelter for your hard earned money, this is a strategy many parents have found to be beneficial.
Buying Right
January 9, 2012

Durango Ski Homes For Sale

Imagine a Colorado residence rising above some of the finest powder snow in the entire world. Durango ski homes are rare mountain retreats that can place you mere steps away from unforgettable snow-capped views and vertical drop experiences. Close to high-speed lifts, these properties leave you minutes away from peak heights from where you can sail down vast acres of…
Buying Right
December 22, 2011

Why Own A Vacation Home Or Rental In Durango?

Durango is known for its laid-back people, unique cultural heritage, and most of all, sweeping panoramic views of the mountains. This appeal makes Durango a prime spot for people from all over the world. If you enjoy spending time in Durango, you may want to consider investing in a vacation home.
Selling Success
December 19, 2011

Thinking About Going The FSBO Route?

If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you may feel inclined to list it as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) before working with a Realtor. For many, this is considered one good way to cut back on costs and possibly earn a little more profit on the sale.
Buying Right
December 14, 2011

Get A Fair Price On Your Home Purchase

One of the most important aspects to buying a home in Durango, Colorado is to ensure that you purchase for a fair price. Since there are certain key steps that you must follow in order to make a sound decision, it pays to have a knowledgeable Realtor on your side who will be able to help obtain the best and…
Selling Success
December 8, 2011

Sell Your Home Fast

Selling your home fast doesn't have to be an impossible endeavor. In fact, even in today’s market you can still command a very reasonable price on your home within 90 days or less. And if you follow some proven steps that we’ll outline below, your turn around time could be much faster than expected.
Buying Right
November 29, 2011

4 Reasons To Invest In Your Durango Future

There is really no better time (price, financing rates, incentives) then now for buying Durango real estate. Between lower prices, motivated sellers, financing rates and other incentives, the local market is ripe for a good deal. At some point this will change, and once sellers realize buyers are back, prices go up, inventories drop and negotiations get harder and deals…
All About Durango
November 21, 2011

New Jet Service to/from Dallas, Texas

Fantastic news. As of June 9th, 2011, Durango's La Plata County Airport has begun service with American Eagle (subsidiary of American Airlines) with daily non-stop flights to/from Dallas, TX. The flights leave Dallas, TX at 8:25am and arrive in Durango, CO at 10:15am. Turn-around flights leave Durango at 11am and reach Dallas at 1:55pm. Flights will be aboard a 50-passenger…
Buying Right
November 21, 2011

Qualifying for a Home

Spending time looking at properties without knowing what you qualify for (and are comfortable with) is like the preverbal "cart before the horse" analogy. This scenario leads more often than not to a letdown for all parties (You, the Seller and the Realtor(s)).
Buying Right
November 3, 2011

30-Year Rates Hit Record Lows

It's almost unbelievable, but it's true. As of November 2011, Mortgage rates are at all time lows across the board. When I read this article earlier this morning, I was aware of the fact that rates have been low for a while, but sometimes seeing it on paper (or a screen) can have an additional impact. In an online article…