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Old 03-25-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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I am looking to move to Colorado from Dallas, TX. I would have a job secured but with a payment cap of around 1200/mo. I would like to get a house but have browsed house listings for Durango and there doesnt seem to be anything under 200,000! I would be able to make a sizable down payment but would 1200/mo even be possible for this area? In your experience what could this range get in the area.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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Using padmapper.com there seems only one rental listed now, and it's $1250 per month. From other postings on this site, it seems that when Fort Lewis college ends classes later in the Spring, many students leave and a number of rentals become available, i.e., you might get something cheaper than $1250 / month.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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I did a quick search on Zillow for under 200k homes & condos and came up with 122 listings. I didn't look through them all, but there looked like some cute single family places listed. As far as rentals go, craigslist for the Western Slope had many listings for Durango. Personally I would rent for a little bit, coming from a large metropolitan area to a small mountain town may be a shock.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Looks like plenty of availability to me:

western slope apts/housing for rent classifieds "durango" - craigslist=
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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It's possible but the rentals in that price range, from what I've seen, are really tiny; maybe studios attached to a house, or slummy student housing. With some exceptions if you're lucky. The Durango rental situation is the pits.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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I would look at commuting from Blooming or Farmington. The rents there are a bit more reasonable.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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I would look at commuting from Blooming or Farmington. The rents there are a bit more reasonable.
With $4 a gallon gas?
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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Check out Craliglist Western Slope. Plenty of rentals with many under $1200.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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You should be able to if you have time to search a bit.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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More places generally listed in the Durango Herald than in Craig's List. The Durango Herald | classifiedsads
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