Real estate

US construction spending up 0.5 percent in October

WASHINGTON – U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects by a modest amount in October, helped by big gains in spending on home construction and the biggest increase in government...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Walkable, rideable neighborhoods are here to stay

Why is there the hubbub about “walkable and rideable” neighborhoods? It is elementary, my friends. The convenience of shopping, restaurants, art and music activities, river trails and open space...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Chinese on worldwide buying spree

If they were anywhere else in Beijing, the five young women in cowboy hats and matching red, white, and blue costumes would look wildly out of place. But here at the city’s biggest international...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Sales of new homes slipped in October

WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans purchased new homes in October, but sales are still much stronger this year than in 2015 – a positive sign for the housing market. The Commerce Department said...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

New standards make today’s home fireplace units much more efficient

A crackling fireplace during the cold season is an aesthetically pleasing heat source and a desirable one in Durango’s vacation homes, and it’s an asset the National Association of Realtors ...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Trump presidency holds unknowns for housing market

The imminent Donald Trump presidency, whether that incites optimism or pessimism in Americans, holds unknowns about most issues of policy, including housing. While some are assured Trump’s...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Higher mortgage rates rocking housing market

The spike in borrowing costs in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s pro-growth agenda is causing some heartburn in America’s housing industry. San Diego mortgage broker Shanne Sleder said a...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Looking for edgy decor? Try new traditional

In decor, “traditional” tends to conjure up images of matched furniture sets, prim patterns and buttoned-up formality. But there’s been a revamp, and what’s now being called “new traditional” is a...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Home builders confident about sales

U.S. homebuilders’ confidence held steady this month, though their expectations for sales into next year dimmed slightly. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

US home construction jumps by largest amount in 34 years

WASHINGTON – Builders broke ground on the most new homes in nine years last month, a response to strong demand that should lift the economy. Home construction soared 25.5 percent to a seasonally...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Is a tiny house right for you?

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of buzz about tiny homes; there is even a TV show devoted to them. Their main appeal is their lower cost and the desire by some to minimize their...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Magazine lets public get inside ‘people’s house’

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama likes to say the White House is the “people’s house.” Now, the people are getting a look at the rooms where he lives. Exclusive photos published in the latest...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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