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Durango, Colorado and its nearby neighbor Bayfield are beautiful places to live, work and grow a family. Many tourists from all over the country will pass through the four corners area every year to catch a glimpse into it's historic past, take in the panoramic sights, or experience some of the thrills like rafting the Animas River or riding the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Nearly 30 movies have been filmed in or around picturesque Duragno that carries it's own unique country-western flavor. Visit it's local shops, dine in it's various eateries and consider making this special place the setting of your own unfolding life story.
Property values climbed drastically from 2003 to 2008 before the economy took a turn downward. Durango led the state in soaring property values for a brief time where half a million dollar homes in were not unheard of. When bottom fell out for homeowners, many houses that didn't sell became rentals or went into foreclosure. But like the changing of the seasons, things are looking up. As temperatures climb so are property values and travelers are once again winding their way through the area and envisioning a life for themselves at 6500 feet elevation and away from the big city rat race.
If you're looking for more affordable properties or acreage, consider Bayfield, CO, just 20 miles east of Durango. Bayfield and mountain communities like Forest Lakes offer scenic beauty and larger lots for much less than homes for sale in Durango, CO. For example, here's a beautiful 3 BD, 2 1/2 BA house on a 1/3 of an acre in Forest Lakes just outside Bayfield.
This particular property is being offered at $277,000. The owner is considering a No Qualification option if a buyer puts $13,500 cash down and can make regular monthly payments of about $1750.00.
Need a Realtor who knows Durango, Bayfield or something further west? Contact either of these great professionals!
Durango & Bayfield Realtor
Katie Aggeler - 970-560-0002
Cortez, Delores & Mancos Realtor
Brenda K. Bates - 970-799-4434