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Is an Earthship home right for you?

An Earthship home is made from natural and unrecycled materials and is powered by solar energy. These homes are intended to be “off the grid” with little or no reliance on public utilities and...

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

As sea levels rise, nearly 1.9 million US homes could be underwater by 2100

The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated by 2100, a fate that would displace...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos misses out on Space to Create

Mancos has lost out to Ridgway in a project that could have brought affordable housing for artists to town, officials learned this month. The Space to Create program aims to construct affordable...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s growth endures through policy changes

Planning conversations within La Plata County in regard to land use, the housing predicament and commercial and residential permitting circle back to one word: growth. It’s on governmental...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. home sales fell in July amid inventory shortage

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON – U.S. home buyers pulled back in July, as sales declined amid a shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices. Sales of existing homes fell...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007

WASHINGTON – Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Start fresh with designing your home

Some people can walk into a room, look around quickly and have a clear vision of what it will take to give it a fresh look and feel. Others walk into a room, yearn for a fresh look, but all they...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

What would you pay for the White House?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of London may sound like a stuffy outfit, but the 150-year old association that accredits real estate professionals in the land, property and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Unconventional homes may not qualify for conventional loans

A 2016 report by the U.S. Green Building Council anticipates that more than 6 in 10 building projects will be sustainable by 2018, and by 2019, green building materials are expected to be a $234...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. home construction climbed to a six-month high in July

WASHINGTON – Apartment construction in the Northeast fueled a jump in home building in July as the pace of housing starts nationwide reached the strongest pace in six months. The rate of overall...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. homebuilder sentiment rises in August as sales improve

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about the housing market this month, reflecting strong growth in new-home sales and prices. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Twin Buttes – the perfect complement to Durango’s lifestyle

Twin Buttes, welcome to the ’hood. Twin Buttes, which is two miles west of Durango on U.S. Highway 160, is having its opening day site tours this weekend, offering the public some of the first...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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