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New home sales rise in sign of housing market health

WASHINGTON – Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Landlords are taking over the U.S. housing market

As rising home prices slow new home construction and demographic shifts push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters and landlords. Last year, 37 percent...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Existing home sales pick up speed in U.S.

WASHINGTON – Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County building codes to take on tiny house provisions

La Plata County could take another tiny step toward housing diversity by considering a brand new international building code provision to address tiny house construction. “The International Code...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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More home sale agreements falling apart

Spending months to find the perfect home in your price range, only to have your mortgage application rejected or a home inspection turn up expensive repairs, is a nightmare – one that is coming...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Veritas receives customer service award

Veritas Fine Homes Inc. of Durango was awarded “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Customer Service honors are based on several factors,...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New housing starts fall across U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes last month, led by a drop in apartment construction. The number of new housing starts declined 2.6 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Optimism among homebuilders weakens

U.S. homebuilders are feeling a bit less confident this month, reflecting a dimmer outlook for sales in the months ahead and fewer would-be buyers dropping by builders’ sales offices. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Spring Creek Village lots available

Construction has picked up at a small La Plata County development that’s marketing affordable lots three miles east of town. Phase two of Spring Creek Village off Florida Road is underway, with 17...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Here’s what you need to know to get a mortgage

Lenders are primarily concerned about three things when considering your loan for approval: income, credit and property. There are other aspects of your application that will be evaluated, such as...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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Single women are buying homes at twice the rate of single men

By 2007, Michelle Jackson, a 30-something writer in Denver, held a master’s degree, had traveled the world and was enjoying her social life as a single woman. She also felt the pull to purchase her...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Got $250 million? Here’s the home just for you

LOS ANGELES – At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the United States. The passion project of developer and...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business