Evaluating renting versus buying a home

There are a number of factors you need to consider to determine whether buying or renting is your best option. Renting is usually the best option when relocating is a possibility or your housing...

DATE: May 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

The ABCs of mortgage lending

The mortgage process can be intimidating. The mortgage world uses an alphabet soup of acronyms – FTHB, USDA, FHA, FNMA, FMCC, FHLB, LPHF, LTV, FICO, DTI, MI. Let’s break this down and see how a...

DATE: April 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Inventory impacting local housing market

Last week, the Colorado Association of Realtors and the Durango Area Association of Realtors released their first-quarter real estate statistics. In a nutshell, the number of properties sold in...

DATE: April 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Preparing your home for sale can speed deal

Inventory in Durango is low, the real estate market is busy and prices are increasing. If you have decided the time is right to sell your home, ask your real estate agent for a comparative market...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Diversity of buyers drives local market

We hear from both Coldwell Banker’s national and international offices that real estate is once again strong with greater buyer confidence and more sales volume, which is similar locally. But, like...

DATE: March 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

In sellers market, seek help from qualified agent

The real estate market is back and active. The statistics tell us it is a sellers’ market and inventory is low, so if you have held off selling your home, now would probably be a good time to list....

DATE: March 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Zillow: The good and not so good of online real estate

Zillow is one of the top real estate sites in the world. It is an incredible real-estate online site offering information to consumers who want to make informed decisions. The mobile version and...

DATE: March 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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