Jerome Bleger
Jerome Bleger


About: Jerome Bleger is the 2015-16 president of the Durango Area Association of Realtors and a broker for The Wells Group.

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Relax: How to create a relaxing bedroom

Creating a relaxing, blissful bedroom is easy. First, think about furniture placement. There are all sorts of feng shui and folklore guidelines regarding best placement for a bed. Check in the...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Condo or townhouse? What’s the difference?

The common characteristic shared by condominiums, townhomes and planned unit developments is that the ownership of the home also involves the ownership of common areas. Examples of common areas...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Here’s what you need to know to get a mortgage

Lenders are primarily concerned about three things when considering your loan for approval: income, credit and property. There are other aspects of your application that will be evaluated, such as...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: On real estate

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Taking care of the big stuff

When moving into a new house, it can be overwhelming for some to figure out furniture placement. Perhaps you are coming from a home you’ve lived in for years and had everything mise en place (mise...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Home ownership is out-of-reach for many

Rising home prices and interest rates are making it more difficult for buyers to qualify for the home they want. Experts expect the upward trend to continue, which will push some potential...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Winter can be good time to go house shopping

In most areas of the country, including La Plata County, summer time is the prime home-buying season. There are more homes available for sale and more buyers in the market. The benefit for buyers...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Walkable, rideable neighborhoods are here to stay

Why is there the hubbub about “walkable and rideable” neighborhoods? It is elementary, my friends. The convenience of shopping, restaurants, art and music activities, river trails and open space...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Is a tiny house right for you?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of buzz about tiny homes; there is even a TV show devoted to them. Their main appeal is their lower cost and the desire by some to minimize their...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: On real estate

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It’s important to come home to a great landing

During the Parade of Homes weekend, when Durango’s builders and homeowners graciously open their doors to looky-loos from far and wide, I get excited. Why, you ask? Well, quite a few reasons, and...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: On real estate

A savvy buyer’s guide to buying residential property

Buyers purchasing vacant land may take more risk than buyers of residential properties because there may be some significant surprises that could affect their future use or building costs. Often,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Real estate – a part of our lives

Real estate is very interesting in the respect that it is something that everyone has an opinion about and always has something to say about it. Much like politics, sports and religion, it can...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: On real estate

Is an Earthship home right for you?

An Earthship home is made from natural and unrecycled materials and is powered by solar energy. These homes are intended to be “off the grid” with little or no reliance on public utilities and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: On real estate