Author: Lee Riley

July 2010 Newsletter

Independence Day is always an exciting time in Pagosa. There is truly something for everyone. Of course, there are the old standbys: the parade and the fireworks. But we also have an Arts & Crafts Festival in the park, the Red Ryder Rodeo, a free concert or two, and a musical produced by the Music […]

June 2010 Newsletter

I am out of the office on vacation this week, so this newsletter will be short and sweet. My wife and I are on a cruise on the Oasis with Royal Caribbean. Even though I am out of the office, I will not be out of commission. I will keep in regular touch with the […]

May 2010 Newsletter

Spring has sprung in Pagosa. The last few days have been breezy and warm, and the last remnants of the glacier on the north side of my house have finally melted away. At the office, it’s “listing season.” Spring is traditionally a time when my desk is piled high with paperwork for homes and properties […]

New Virtual Tour

I’ve got a brand new virtual tour for a very exciting property. The Hill House was built in 1903 and still has its historic charm.This nostalgic home is one-of-a-kind and is priced to sell. Home was formerly a B&B. Owner has upgraded with recent amenities without changing its old-fashioned look. Original stained glass adds to […]

April 2010 Newsletter

I’m excited to report some positive news for a change.  Our frozen real estate market shows hints of thawing along with the snow.  We are certainly not out of the woods yet, but I have several surprisingly good statistics to share. The headline number is a 95% increase in year-to-date home sales compared to the […]

Kathy’s Rules

In my last newsletter, I laid out the 10 most important ideas I have picked up over the course of my life.  After I sent the newsletter, I received a wonderful response from my sister, Kathy.  She was kind enough to send me her 10 rules to live by: Kathy’s Rules 1)  There is something […]

March 2010 Newsletter

I have been very busy showing a lot of homes and condos since the first of the year. This is a good sign for the market. A lot of the folks are thinking about buying, but are having a hard time pulling the trigger. Either they are waiting for the perfect property or hoping prices […]

Save Money by Paying Down Your Mortgage

The other day I was curious about just how much you can save by prepaying your mortgage.  “Prepaying” is when you make additional payments beyond what is required by the bank.  Prepayments go directly toward paying off the principal remaining on the loan. Prepayments can save you a substantial amount of interest.  For example, with […]

February 2010 Newsletter

With only one month of the new year under our belts and with this being the slowest time of year for Pagosa real estate, there is not much of a story to tell. We are up by a couple of transactions over last year, but the sample is so small that it’s hard to tell […]

January 2010 Newsletter

Regarding the Real Estate Market in Pagosa Springs – which would you like first, the good news or the bad? Being an optimist, I’ll start with the positives. Let’s talk about the glass half full. We are having a big sale, similar to Black Friday after Thanksgiving. Prices are marked down and there are big […]

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