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A surprisingly high number of first-timers now buying homes

WASHINGTON – For years, the U.S. housing market looked bleak for young couples hoping to buy their first homes but struggling with high student debt, low pay and meager down-payment savings. But a...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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U.S. home construction fell 9 percent in September

WASHINGTON – Homebuilders pulled back on construction for a second straight month in September, with a plunge in apartments offsetting gains in single-family homes. Building activity was weak in...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Developer eyes hillside for homes in Dolores

The Dolores Town Board has delayed making a decision on whether to grant a controversial subdivision request by a developer who wants to build homes on a hillside off North Ninth Street. “I think...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez housing projects miss out on state tax credits

Though two potential low-income housing development projects in Cortez were not awarded state tax credits earlier this fall, developers for both projects say they’re still invested in the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Silicon Valley office rents tops in U.S.

Aydin Senkut started his venture capital firm Felicis Ventures in San Francisco a decade ago. Five funds and more than $430 million later, Senkut is ready to open an office on Sand Hill Road,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Luxury RV park planned for Purgatory area

Purgatory real estate, which summons images of sprawling cabins and high-end condos for seasonal ski bums, may soon include a luxury RV resort. On Friday, the San Juan County Board of County...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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An automated home in Durango is now affordable

Houses today can be outfitted so that the owner can turn off the stove, receive text alerts when the doorbell rings, control the thermostat and time his washing machine’s next cycle from across the...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata Homes Fund receives $700,000 federal grant

Home seekers in La Plata County and surrounding communities may be closer to homeownership with the help of a $700,000 grant recently secured by the La Plata Homes Fund . The fund comes from the...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Solar home, business tour will showcase options

There’s no one way to put sunlight to use. Depending on the infrastructure and the homeowner’s investment, the sun can produce electricity, maintain a house’s temperature and heat water, usually...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Runaway home prices ebb in West as weary buyers push back

The red-hot growth in home prices across the West is starting to slow in some cities as sticker shock and low inventory put off weary buyers. Denver, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, have seen gains...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Indoor plants help bring your home to life

Imagine stepping into a bathtub, and instead of bathroom tiles lining the wall next to you, there’s a fresh vertical garden, lush with bright green ferns, lavender, baby’s tears, mint and other...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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U.S. home sales down as inventories plummet

WASHINGTON – Americans retreated from home-buying in August, as a worsening inventory shortage appears to be hurting sales and pushing prices higher. Housing has been a bright spot amid weak...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business