Real estate

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

U.S homebuilder sentiment rises in September as sales improve

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders has surged to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting a brighter outlook for sales now and into 2017. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

What does it take to buy a home?

Mortgage rates are still low, making it a seemingly great time to buy a home. But aspiring home buyers still need to overcome one major obstacle before they lay eyes on their dream home: Can they...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

A savvy buyer’s guide to buying residential property

Buyers purchasing vacant land may take more risk than buyers of residential properties because there may be some significant surprises that could affect their future use or building costs. Often,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Here’s a few bright ideas to lighten up your home

Emily Clark writes a design blog,, about how to create simple, affordable home interiors. She says that no room in her home is complete until she adds one or more lamps. By...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

13th Parade of Homes set for Sept. 23-25

The 13th annual Parade of Homes is slated for Sept. 23-25 this year as local builders report few major changes in design trends and a growing interest in outdoor living. More than 15 new and...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Wine cellars moving up from basement

When somebody brags about his wine cellar, do you picture a cold, damp, cobwebby underground space that’s so dark you can barely spy bottles by the light of your smartphone? If you answered yes –...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Manhattan renters win as prices stay steady

Manhattan’s traditional peak apartment-leasing season wrapped up in August with no rent growth for landlords, a sign that their ability to push up costs may wane further in the coming months. The...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Finding recycled building materials can be challenging

One man’s trash is another man’s savings on construction costs, particularly if you know where to look. Building in La Plata County is costly. While the national cost of construction averages...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. construction spending unchanged in July

WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending was unchanged in July as weakness in spending on government projects offset gains in home building and the strongest month for non-residential construction...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Granny flats’ add housing, but there’s no legal shelter

LOS ANGELES – In the new home Julia Coffee designed for herself, handpicking the tiles and the flooring and the red front door, the microwave doesn’t work. Neither does the dishwasher, the garbage...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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