Durango's best condominium communities

As Durango's exclusive buyers' agent, I meet a lot of buyers who want to know which areas in La Plata County to avoid. Thankfully, I can inform new residents of our community that there are no...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

One-time close loans give you more options to build a home

The process of acquiring land, financing the construction and obtaining a permanent loan is cumbersome, costly, and requires a large investment in the project. A new type of loan that helps buyers...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Who really pays the real estate commission?

In almost all cases, the real estate commissions for the buyer’s and seller’s agents are listed on the seller’s closing statement; commissions typically do not appear on the buyer’s closing...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

3 Texas cities lead nation in new-home construction

In the market for a new home? You’ll fare better if you’re house-hunting in Texas. Dallas, Houston and Austin are on pace to build a total of nearly 130,000 new homes in 2017, based on a Trulia...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Proposed RV resort near Purgatory dies after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot RV resort near Purgatory Resort will no longer be built after a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers ultimately killed the project. “That contract has...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College departure brings change to Commons Building

In the hulking Commons Building on Camino del Rio, the Durango Adult Education Center and Conservation Legacy have created a hive of nonprofit activity, and while that vision remains, the building...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Big questions for tiny houses

Tiny houses are the latest real estate fad in America. Drawn to a minimalistic lifestyle and reducing one’s carbon footprint, more homeowners are opting to downsize to a 500- or less-square-foot...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Justice Gorsuch has Colorado home for sale for $1.675M

The Associated Press BOULDER — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has his Colorado home on the market for $1.675 million. The nearly 6,000-square-foot home in Boulder County has four bedrooms and...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango Fire seeks feedback on proposed station locations

Three alternatives for rebuilding the downtown fire station will be presented Tuesday during an open house. Station No. 2 near the intersection of 12th Street and Camino del Rio must be replaced...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flipping homes not as easy as advertised

Making short-term profits by buying, fixing, and selling homes is referred to as “flipping”. There are a number of books, lecturer series and TV shows devoted to the process. Potential investors...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Development begins at Edgemont Meadows

The infrastructure for Edgemont Meadows, a subdivision northeast of Durango, is going in this spring. The development along Florida Road (County Road 240) will be built in phases, and the first...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

A homebuying calculator for millennials: Does that add up?

The real estate industry has spent the better part of the last decade worrying about the buying habits of millennials. Their preference for big cities, tendency to marry later, and bulging student...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business