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Selling Success
February 18, 2015

Real Estate Videos

Having a well scripted and executed real estate video is like having an open house on your property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It tells a unique story and gives buyers a chance to see it up close and personal from a 1,000 miles away.  Ask us how this can help you with the sale of your…
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Selling Success
February 18, 2015

4 Key Elements To Getting You And Your Durango Real Estate Ready for Sale.

Bringing a property to the market in a salable position takes time and a well thought-out strategy. There are hundreds, sometimes thousands of properties that come on the market in Durango, Bayfield and Southwest Colorado during the summer months.  Lots of competition coupled with the fact that buyers tend to be apprehensive on such a large purchase, and lenders scrutinizing…
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Selling Success
February 18, 2015

6 Reasons To List With United County

Listing your property for sale with a real estate company is a very important and difficult decision to make.  At United Country we go above and beyond for our clients in the marketing and representation of each of our listed properties.  We feel that we offer some significant advantages to our clients and add value to the sales process.  Here…
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Durango Historic Homes
Buying RightSelling Success
January 21, 2015

Determining Whether a Home is Historic

A person can purchase an old home, but age alone doesn’t necessarily make a home “historic.” The National Register of Historical Places, created by an act of Congress in 1966, provides the recognized standard for historic designation. The three main criteria for being listed with the National Register are as follows: The house must be at least 50 years old. It…
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Buying RightSelling Success
July 13, 2014

A Foundation for Negotiations in Real Estate

Negotiations in real estate can often times encompass a truly complex mixture of emotions, personalities, temperaments, psychologies, intentions and goals. Some negotiations can be quite simple; with all parties’ expectations being in balance, other times they can prove to be challenging, bottlenecked and even downright nasty. The skill, or perceived art, of positive negotiations requires a commitment to see the…
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Selling Success
February 7, 2012

Reduce Your Tax Exposure

I just finished reading an excellent article by David Fisher in the current edition of Open Fences Magazine on reducing your tax exposure when selling real estate. David talks about the smart use of Deferred Sales Trusts in conjunction with the four main ways to receive the proceeds from a real estate sale. Those being: cash out, 1031 exchange, owner…
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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.
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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.
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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.
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