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

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

Start fresh with designing your home

Some people can walk into a room, look around quickly and have a clear vision of what it will take to give it a fresh look and feel. Others walk into a room, yearn for a fresh look, but all they...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Twin Buttes – the perfect complement to Durango’s lifestyle

Twin Buttes, welcome to the ’hood. Twin Buttes, which is two miles west of Durango on U.S. Highway 160, is having its opening day site tours this weekend, offering the public some of the first...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Are you feeling a bit of real estate déjà vu?

Does it feel like déjà vu with the real estate market? Do you have the feeling that you have experienced this before? If so, you are right. The overall real estate market is hardly different...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Here’s some changes you can really believe in

Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and all the areas in between make up La Plata County. These communities started in the 1880s as a hot bed for mining because of the discovery of silver, gold and uranium...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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