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

All About Durango
November 3, 2011

Voters Approve Water District Funding

In an article released by the Durango Herald on Wednesday, November 2nd, voters in La Plata County approved the request of the three year old La Plata-Archuleta County Water District, to borrow $25 Million dollars to begin funding a potable water project that will deliver water to southeastern La Plata County and Southwestern Archuleta County.
Selling Success
October 30, 2011

Local Building Permits Increase

Despite what you may still be hearing in the national news, things are starting to get better here in the Durango real estate market. In an article that was published in the Durango Herald (our local newspaper) on Sunday, the City Planner describes the recent increase in building permits and what that likely indicates from a market standpoint.
Selling Success
October 19, 2011

3rd Quarter 2011 Sales Statistics

The Durango Area Association of REALTORS® statistics are being provided for information to consumers in the La Plata County real estate market. The information is for the nine month period (YTD), January - September 2011, as compared to the same period for the previous three years.
Buying Right
October 17, 2011

6 Ways to Avoid Loan Rejection

The National Bankers Association stated that 30% of all purchase mortgage applications either are abandoned or ejected. That equated to about 2 million rejected applications in 2010. If you are ready to purchase real estate in the near future, examining these issues may get you into a new home sooner and with less stress by having your finances in order…
Selling Success
October 15, 2011

Keys To Selling Real Estate (in any market)

While there are a lot of different elements that contribute to a successful marketing and sales campaign for selling your home, there are really four key components that are the most significant and are relevant under any market condition - good or bad. We'll discuss these briefly below:
Buying Right
October 13, 2011

Procuring Cause Creates Unnecessary Issues

You don't have to hop from agent to agent to end up causing commission disputes among real estate agents. Commission disputes are known as "procuring cause." The agent who ultimately caused the buyer to purchase the home and earned the commission is the procuring cause agent. That procuring cause agent might not be the agent who obtained the offer from…
Selling Success
September 30, 2011

Home Staging Is Key

Home Staging is the process of preparing your home for sale in such a way that it generates more interest, sells more quickly, and at a higher price. Buyers will almost always choose a home with more space and amenities, all else being equal. While staging may seem like common sense, it is actually about being objecting - being able…
All About Durango
September 28, 2011

Going to the Dogs

The Durango Dog Park, one of 32 City parks (Yes, 32 parks!), is an excellent place to let Fido or Ubu run wild. Spread out over 23-acres at the base of Smelter Mountain, the Dog Park is home to large open fields, dirt pathways and a long stretch of the Animas River, which by the way is great for them…
Buying Right
September 20, 2011

Durango Colorado Ranches

In the beautiful southwestern Colorado Rockies you will find Durango, a historical Colorado town with breathtaking mountain surroundings. Here everything from older historic buildings to new custom luxury homes come together to create one of Colorado’s most loved home markets. Out of all the properties in this vibrant real estate market, ranches provide an ideal combination of unlimited recreational opportunities…
All About Durango
September 2, 2011

Yes, we’ve got a pretty cool town…

Durango was recently picked as one of the “Coolest Towns in America” by Men’s Journal Magazine. Something we’ve all known for years, but is a nice reminder of just how great this town and area are. The featured story talked about the multitude of outdoor recreation activities, as well as the ambiance of the city, local hospitality and community structure.