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Mortgage rates tumble to 10-month low

Fixed mortgage rates sank to a 10-month low this week amid uncertainty about the health of the economy. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

County reconsiders new septic regulations

Montezuma County Commissioners are reconsidering a new regulation they previously approved that prevents nonfunctioning septic systems. The commissioners voted 3-0 to put a six-month moratorium on...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory-area housing market strengthens

Real estate in the Purgatory area is experiencing a delayed renaissance after taking a hit during the 2008 Great Recession. Since 2017, new construction has become a more common sight in the north...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Home prices in 20 US cities rise by least in almost four years

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose in November at the slowest pace since early 2015, decelerating for an eighth straight month as buyers balk at the ever-receding affordability of properties. The...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County home prices increase as inventory shrinks

A slew of factors is constraining the construction of new houses as retiring baby boomers and second-home owners who find La Plata County a desirable place to live push home prices up to levels at...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heartwood Cohousing near Bayfield plans to expand

Becky Logan moved into Heartwood Cohousing near Bayfield in November because she was looking for a community after years of traveling in an RV. She was drawn to cohousing by the tight-knit...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Millwood Junction not being sold

Talk in Cortez business circles that the Millwood Junction restaurant in Mancos was being sold is not true, said owner Joann Riffel. A business source told The Journal on Thursday that the owner...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rising prices make it difficult for first-time homebuyers

Wildland firefighter Jonathan Wegener dreamed about homeownership for about four years before recently purchasing his first home in north Animas City. For a while he hunted for a house in Mancos...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County home prices rise; number of units sold drops in 3rd quarter

The number of home sales lagged slightly but median prices continued to rise across most of Durango and La Plata County, according to third quarter sales data released Wednesday from the Durango...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny home, Habitat building on display in 2018 Parade of Homes

In addition to the oohs and aahs heard in the million-dollar dwellings in the 2018 Parade of Homes, there are some interesting options at the other end of the housing spectrum on this year’s tour,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial nod to tiny home village

A community of tiny homes may sprout next year in Durango, as a proposal to build 22 of them on 1.77 acres has gained support from city leaders. City councilors approved a preliminary plan for an...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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