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


Buying Right

Tips and tactics on how to successfully puchase real estate in our local Durango market. Additional general tips on buying, financing and holding real estate.

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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…