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La Plata County builders grapple with upcoming changes

Several changes are poised to shake things up for La Plata County’s building industry this year, including updates to building codes and potential taxes on new development. Last month, the county...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Taking care of the big stuff

When moving into a new house, it can be overwhelming for some to figure out furniture placement. Perhaps you are coming from a home you’ve lived in for years and had everything mise en place (mise...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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Who will pay for San Francisco’s $750 million tilting tower?

Nina Agabian, a retired director of research in global health science at the University of California, bought a 29th-floor apartment in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower in 2010. “It was supposed to...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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US construction activity slips in December

WASHINGTON – U.S. builders trimmed spending slightly in December as a gain in private projects was offset by a big drop in spending on government projects. Construction spending fell 0.2 percent...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Pending home sales rose in December

WASHINGTON – More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December. The increase possibly reflects more people scrambling to purchase homes as mortgage rates have been rising and increasing the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Trump stirs homebuilders’ dreams of bulldozing environmental rules

As Don Huffines sees it, Donald Trump’s election instantly made his Dallas-area pastureland much more valuable. That’s because the residential developer expects the president to follow through on a...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Florida Road apartments ready for tenants this fall

A 20-unit apartment complex will be ready for lease this fall at the corner of Florida Road and North College Drive, and it’s expected to draw college students. Foundation is laid and framing is...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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U.S. new-home sales tumble

WASHINGTON – Americans pulled back sharply from buying new homes in December, but sales for all of 2016 were the highest since 2007. The Commerce Department said that new-home sales last month fell...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Low supplies hamper existing home sales

WASHINGTON – Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. The National Association of Realtors said that...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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Montezuma housing prices rise, sales slip in 2016

Montezuma County home sales slipped last year, but prices rose about 5 percent because of a decreased inventory of homes, according to the Four Corners Board of Realtors. The Cortez-based board’s...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Mirador phase two begins

After a decade of stalled construction, the second phase of the Mirador development, known locally as “Box on the Rocks,” began last month, with a spring completion date for the duplex being built....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business