Real estate

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

Real estate – a part of our lives

Real estate is very interesting in the respect that it is something that everyone has an opinion about and always has something to say about it. Much like politics, sports and religion, it can...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Three North Main motels on the market

Since the beginning of Durango’s history, the stretch of roadway known as North Main Avenue has been the bridge between Durango and the former Animas City, which was founded the same year Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Pending U.S. home sales strengthened in July

WASHINGTON – More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in July, a sign that demand for home ownership remains strong despite a shortage of listings on the market. The National Association...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. home prices rise in June at slowest pace in 10 months

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose modestly in June, pushed up by strong sales and a limited supply of available properties. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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