District 9-R looks at land, road deals

Durango School District 9-R administrators are looking at two land deals that would increase district independence and smooth the operation of two campuses. The sale of a half-acre owned by the...

DATE: April 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

How is La Plata doing for home sales this quarter?

The numbers are in, and according to a news release from the Durango Area Association of Realtors, home sales in La Plata County in the first quarter of 2014 reflect a slight decline from the same...

DATE: April 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s mountain home market shows growth

Vacation home sales rose sharply in 2013 across the nation as wealthy individuals again put money into real estate in the form of second homes, the National Association of Realtors said. Vacation...

DATE: April 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Inventory impacting local housing market

Last week, the Colorado Association of Realtors and the Durango Area Association of Realtors released their first-quarter real estate statistics. In a nutshell, the number of properties sold in...

DATE: April 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Higher mortgage rates seen as likely

Real estate professionals are closely watching interest rates for any increases, amid widespread concern that higher mortgage rates could slow the housing market this summer. Higher interest rates...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Preparing your home for sale can speed deal

Inventory in Durango is low, the real estate market is busy and prices are increasing. If you have decided the time is right to sell your home, ask your real estate agent for a comparative market...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Growing demand for apartments pushing up rents

These are good times for U.S. landlords. For many tenants, not so much. With demand for apartments surging, rents are projected to rise for a fifth consecutive year. Even a pickup in apartment...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Puppy-proofing? Protect your dog ... and your home

We bought food bowls, borrowed a crate and dusted off baby gates. But soon after we adopted our 13-week-old puppy, we discovered the house really wasn’t ready. Clove, a Labrador retriever mix,...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Preparing your home for sale can speed deal

Inventory in Durango is low, the real estate market is busy and prices are increasing. If you have decided the time is right to sell your home, ask your real estate agent for a comparative market...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

RHA offers down payment programs

Now’s a great time for local working families looking for some financial assistance to buy their dream home. The Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County — with the help of local banks and...

DATE: April 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

In spite of slowing sales, home prices rose in February

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose in February from a year earlier at a solid pace, suggesting that a tight supply of available homes is boosting prices despite slowing sales. Real estate data...

DATE: April 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Improving U.S. home market still facing obstacles

WASHINGTON – Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale....

DATE: April 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business