Real estate

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s important to come home to a great landing

During the Parade of Homes weekend, when Durango’s builders and homeowners graciously open their doors to looky-loos from far and wide, I get excited. Why, you ask? Well, quite a few reasons, and...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Florida offers hope for homebuyers squeezed by low supply

House hunters frustrated by a shortage of listings should consider the Sunshine State. While overall U.S. home inventory continued to decline in July on a year-over-year basis, a fifth of the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Looking for a cheap getaway?

A 63-acre island estate that went on sale this month for the first time in over a century includes a stone mansion, a 21-stall horse stable and a natural cove that can shelter boats in stormy...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Slowest construction season for Durango since 2012

What began as a sluggish building season appears to be ending that way for Durango, which reported the fewest number of single-family residential building permits since 2012. Through August, city...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Annual Parade of Homes starts Friday

The Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado is holding the 13th annual Parade of Homes Friday through Sunday. Area homes, both new and remodeled, will be toured. Parade attendees can get...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. home construction slumped in August

WASHINGTON – Homebuilders pulled back on construction in the South, causing the pace of August housing starts nationwide to fall to their lowest level in three months. Despite the monthly decline,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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