La Plata County, Colorado VA Loan Information

La Plata County VA home loan limitThe 2018 $0 down, VA home loan limit for La Plata County is $453,100.

“La Plata” means “silver” in Spanish. La Plata County, Colorado was named for the La Plata River and La Plata Mountains that find their home in the county. The county was once densely inhabited by the Anasazi Native American Tribe. La Plata County is the location of a large archeological site, because of the rich Anasazi history it possesses.

The Durango Rock Shelters Archeology Site is the location of a large number of artifacts from Anasazi culture. The Anasazi Native Americans are said to have inhabited La Plata County from AD 0 to AD 1000. The Archeology Site was first excavated in 1839. It is the first site where people found artifacts of early Basketmakers with house structures. The archeological sites in La Plata County are some of the most well preserved in the United States.

La Plata County offers a multitude of nature trails perfect for both beginners and experienced hikers. One of the more popular trails for beginners is the Animas River Trail. The Animas River Trail is completely paved and runs along the Animas River. Experienced hikers may want to try the Worlds Trail, located at the base of the Durango Mountain Resort. It is a seven mile loop that mixes short steep climbs and long gradual uphills.

Mesa Verde is also an excellent spot to discover the rich history of La Plata County. Mesa Verde is the former home of an entire tribe of Anasazi Native Americans. The site features ancient houses and cliff dwellings. Other monuments worth seeing in La Plata County include the Aztec Ruins, Chimney Rock, Chaco Canyon, and Hovenweep.

La Plata is the perfect place to experience winter recreation. The county offers a number of great mountain resorts and hot springs. Ice climbing, snow tubing, and cross country skiing are all activities that one can experience in La Plata County.

La Plata County has a population of 53,989 residents, with a veteran population of 3,963. The median household income is $58,080, and the median housing cost is $339,400. Veterans are offered a large number of benefits and services, including property tax exemption for disabled veterans. For those that qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in the actual value of their primary residence will be exempt.

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La Plata County Property Search

Properties for La Plata County can be found in the following areas:

Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Allison, Bondad, Breen, Falfa, Gem Village, Hermosa, Hesperus, Kline, Marvel, Mayday, Oxford, Redmesa, Tiffany

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VA Loan Approved Condos

Address: DURANGO  CO  81301  LA PLATA
Status: Accepted Without Conditions
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 02/01/2010
Review Completion Date: 04/09/2010

Condo Name (ID): SILVER PEAKS CONDOS (002170)
Address: PH 1 DURANGO  CO  81301  LA PLATA
Status: Accepted Without Conditions
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 10/07/2008
Review Completion Date: 10/07/2008

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VFW Post

Post 4031 Durango Post
1550 Main Ave
Durango, CO 813015143
United States
Phone: (970) 247-0384

Meeting Location & Time
1550 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
United States
6:00 PM 2nd Wednesday

Quartermaster: David Latham
Commander: Stephen White

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Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in La Plata County

  • Single Family: $575
  • Condominium: $575
  • Duplex Family: $600
  • Triplex Family: $625
  • Fourplex Family: $650
  • Repair Certification: $100


An additional fee of $50 is included in the above appraisals for the completion of the 1004MC form. This form is required for all VA appraisals, to include liquidation appraisals. For a VA loan application, contact VA Home Loan Centers.


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