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Inventory, interest rates top real estate concerns for 2017

The past year for La Plata County real estate was a steady one in sales, a slow one for in-town builds and a diverse one for new and advancing projects. For the first time, partially because of...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Vantiv expects to be No. 1 payment processor in 2017

It’s been about two and half years since Vantiv bought Mercury Payment Systems, and changes in how consumers buy products are expected to help the company and its Durango office continue to grow...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Here’s some financial resolutions you can keep

Let’s face the grim truth: Those 10 pounds you want to lose will likely be among your New Year’s resolutions next year, too. If you really want a sense of accomplishment, take care of money tasks...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Burger robots: Labor nod revives image but reality’s complex

NEW YORK – It’s a scenario often invoked by critics of minimum wage increases: fast-food workers replaced with burger-flipping robots. The imagery resurfaced when President-elect Donald Trump named...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Russell Planning hires new team member

Russell Planning and Engineering hired Madeline Jacknin for their planning team. Jacknin has a bachelor of arts in environmental studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s in regional...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Kogan Builders hires project manager

Kogan Builders hired Jon Trepanier as project manager. He has a background in construction management and design and 25 years’ construction experience building track housing, large custom homes...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

EXIT Realty Home and Ranch hires Sigillito

EXIT Realty Home and Ranch hired 16-year Durango Party Rentals owner Jon Sigillito. Contact Jon Sigillito at 946-0896 for real estate services or for additional information.

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates continue to rise

Buying a home has gotten much more expensive lately as mortgage rates’ rise continues unabated. Home loan rates have been on a tear the past eight weeks, climbing to heights not seen in more than...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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D.C. hotel sale could be expensive for Trump

President-elect Donald Trump might face a financial loss should he opt to sell his Washington hotel now, complicating the possibility of a clean break from the property, which has become a flash...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Preparing for a winter sell

The old adage that winter freezes the real estate market has lost some credibility as buyers increasingly peruse homes online and sellers take advantage of less competition. A winter transaction...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Existing U.S. home sales reach highest level since February 2007

WASHINGTON – Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Online sites court procrastinators with speedy shipping

ATLANTA – Forget ordering online weeks in advance or dashing out to the drug store for a gift card on Christmas Eve. Procrastinating holiday shoppers are finding a haven online as retailers ramp up...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business