Pagosa Springs Colorado
In the heart of the San Juan Mountains, far from the noise and bustle of the city, a small town is quietly conducting life at a slower pace. Surrounded by impressive mountain peaks and rolling pine-covered hills, it’s a town in which people come to relax. They ski the best snow in Colorado, hike the most beautiful trails, and spend the evening relaxing in the “healing waters” of one of the world’s largest mineral springs.
Visitors, captivated by the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere, come back year after year, and when they can, they stay forever. It’s a place where neighbors become friends, and even strangers are friendly. All the good things in life have come together to create a mountain paradise in Pagosa Springs – the Colorado you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll find the friendly people and sunny skies of Pagosa about an hour east of Durango, and three hours drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known for its 27-hole championship golf course, Wolf Creek Ski Area (with the “most snow in Colorado”), close proximity to noted archaeological sites, and of course, the Great Pagosa Hot Springs, Pagosa Springs is a welcoming community of some of the most friendly people you could hope to meet.
Pagosans attend festivals, parades, and other community and family events, and the “riverwalk” along the San Juan River provides an inviting place to stroll. Local shops offer an assortment of goods for locals and tourists, all at reasonable prices. Homes are reasonably priced, and there are many ready to occupy today. Neighborhoods still have “block parties” and picnics, and fishing is plentiful in the scattering of glittering lakes and streams. Wherever you currently hang your hat, you’ll love the feeling of “home” that you find in Pagosa Springs. We invite you to discover the best-kept secret in the Western United States – Pagosa Country.
Welcome to one of the most beautiful places on earth, where the natural beauty of the San Juan Mountains overlooks a small friendly town with wonderful neighbors and a sunny disposition. I’m Jim Smith, owner and managing broker of Jim Smith Realty and the great Broker Associates that make up the Jim Smith Realty Team. I’ve had the privilege of living and raising my family in this paradise for over 40 years. This very special town attracts a community of good people who make great neighbors and friends. My children, three wonderful girls, grew up in this community. Now, four of my six grandchildren are growing up here as well. My wife Nancy is also very active in our community which is a fantastic place to live for people of all ages. We are proud of our community and always glad to welcome new neighbors to it. We love helping them find their very special “Rocky Mountain Dream” just as we did. Let us show you around the area and tell you why we love it as much as we do.
Pagosa Springs, the Colorado You’ve Always Dreamed of!
Pagosa Springs is “Refreshingly Authentic,” and one of the best and most beautiful places to live if you appreciate a small town atmosphere in a dynamic Rocky Mountain setting surrounded by wilderness areas and national forests, rivers and lakes, wildlife and hot springs. All kinds of outdoor activities will keep you busy from hiking to fishing to hunting to snowmobiling and many other sports. Pagosa Springs may be small, but we have some very nice restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, grocery stores, brew pubs, bicycle shops, ski and fly fishing shops and much more including the Great Pagosa Hot Springs, our championship Golf Course and the Wolf Creek Ski Area.
About the Real Estate Market
The real estate market in Pagosa Springs is much like the rest of the nation. It peaked in late 2005, ran steady into the spring of 2006 and then fell like a rock. We experienced four consecutive 30% drops (in the number of sales) over four years. We bottomed out in 2010. During 2011 through 2013, most of the foreclosures were purchased. Since then, we have experienced steady demand for homes in the Pagosa Springs Area. With historically low prices and low interest rates, it seems to be a great time to make a purchase of that dream property. The demand has been so heavy that home builders have returned to Pagosa and some are building a lot of “spec” homes.
There is a real possibility interest rates will begin to increase soon. We believe a normal real estate market is taking shape and demand is rising as the national economy improves.
Pagosa Springs is rebounding as the retirement and second home markets gain momentum. Thousands of people are retiring each month, many with stable retirement incomes. Locally we have experienced several years of a significant increase in real estate sales. Now is the time for the smart buyers to act before inventory drops and prices go up.
About the Author – Pagosa Springs Real Estate Agent Jim Smith
Jim Smith Realty has been serving Pagosa Springs for over 30 years and is the oldest real estate firm in Pagosa Springs. We also, year after year, consistently sell and list more properties and have helped more buyers and sellers than any other company. We lead the way in the Pagosa Springs real estate industry in technological advances. Our websites are second to none and we offer a great deal of information on them.
We believe our success is due to the fact we put our customers and clients first and treat them the way they deserve to be treated; fairly and honestly, giving them the benefit of our expertise. Real Estate is increasingly becoming more complicated. We have been doing this for a long time. Let us help you through the real estate selling or buying process. With agents from all walks of life and from all over the country, I have no doubt you’ll find not only a very professional REALTOR®, but also a new friend. The agents of Jim Smith Realty are dedicated people; involved in community activities, devoted to their families and always ready to do their best for you, a customer and a friend.
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