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A big bonus to living in this small community is our incredible "backyard". The San Juan mountains and the growing network of trails, both forest and urban, that surround us, is something we try not to take for granted. The Richardson Family feels that way as well and they hope to instill that same love to their son and the myriad of other young Pagosan's growing up here.
So when they sold their first home last week it was no question for them to donate to DUST2.
DUST2 is a local non- profit whose mission is "Promoting active lifestyles in Archuleta County youth through the development of a junior mountain bike team and championing the construction of an urban trail system connecting community, schools and town parks."
Thank you Triston, Brandy, and Levi. Thank you DUST2 and all of the hard work that this group has put in that goes toward helping the kids in our community be able to do more outside and embrace our active lifestyle.
A couple of weeks ago we took a walk around the Pagosa Springs Senior Center and are so thankful to our recent donor Marilyn for getting these guys on our radar. Walking the center with Cheryl and meeting her team was an eye opening experience to what they provide our community.
While most of us are aware the center provides warm meals to our seniors (and actually to anyone) from the facilities during the week. They also provide a network of community support and interaction with others.
We were also excited to learn they head up our local Meals on Wheels campaign too. Making and distributing all the meals 5 days a week. They have a chef, Justin, who takes the time each month to review and customize the meals so our homebound community doesn't get to bored with what they are eating. That volunteers distribute the meals on a daily basis and many of them have formed more valuable, life saving relationships with their recipients.
We are so thankful to Marilyn for choosing this wonderful organization. We hope it will help in so many ways.
Recently, the Goeckner family selected the local Rotary clubs' Food For Children program to be the recipient of the donation from the proceeds of their land purchase
Shawn and Vicki bought a second home here in Pagosa several years ago with Chris. They are now in the early building stages of their dream home on a beautiful piece of land just north of town!
Shown here, the program's coordinators Jo Bridges and Lassie Owen receive the check presented by Shawn and Vicki Goeckner and their daughter, Gabrielle.
Food For Children is a joint project of the local Morning Rotary Club and the Pagosa Rotary Club.
If you would like to know how to partner with Sherpa Real Estate for any of your real estate transactions, and be able to give to YOUR favorite charity, give us a call!
I am stopped almost everywhere I go and am asked the question..."How is the market right now for homes?"
It's hard to drive any street in Pagosa Springs, or Archuleta county, and not see a flurry of building and selling activity, especially now that spring has sprung.
Below is a very simple representation of 2 of the many key factors we use to determine the answer to the questions 'How is the market?"
Currently, for the month of May, number of sales are up 37% from last year.
Currently, for the month of May, Price Per Square Foot is up 11% from last year.
You may find it curious that the 4th quarter of 2016 shows a decrease in both unit sales and value per square foot. This is most likely due to consumers holding their breath a bit just before the election. This is common on election years.
James and Summer are familiar with giving back. At least in our eyes they do as as they work tirelessly for Pagosa Springs EMS helping others on a daily basis.
Having lived in Pagosa for about 2 years they decided to grow some roots and called us to help them through the process. We are so glad they did because these two have been an absolute dream to work with in the purchase of their first home!
When asked where they wanted to give , they said Spring Creek Horse Rescue in Durango with out missing a beat. James and Summer volunteer on a regular basis and see the need of this wonderful organization.
Thanks to fantastic clients like James and Summer who partner with us, we are able to continue giving to the community around us through Real Estate transactions!
If you are not familiar with Sherpa's Real Estate Give-Back philosophy, check it out HERE
What a great place that the Keuning family has been supporting for many years! I had the opportunity several years ago to visit Casa Hogar Los Angelitos with Dan and Lisl, and a handful of other friends, to see first hand the fantastic work that is being done in Manzanillo Mexico.
A place where the founder and the staff have been pouring their lives out for many years to incrementally change the culture of poverty and disparity.
A paragraph from their website says it best....
At Casa Hogar Los Angelitos children are given a safe place to live that offers them an opportunity to feel love and compassion, and change the cycle of poverty through education and self-improvement. The belief that while providing basic needs are important, it is necessary to help develop the whole child guides the program at Casa Hogar Los Angelitos. Through education, arts, sports faith and other programs, to truly break the cycle of poverty and ensure that children are given the opportunity to change their lives and become productive members of society, we invest in the whole child.
Thank you Keunings for giving to such a great cause, and thank you for letting Sherpa help you through your latest real estate transaction. You guys rock!