Real estate

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

Boomers’ new retirement plan is millennials paying rent

Pete Pollinger and his wife, Julie, are relocating from Boca Raton to Melbourne, a city of about 70,000 on Florida’s Space Coast, named for its proximity to NASA rocket sites at Cape Canaveral and...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Bouncing back from foreclosure easier now

Philip and Denise Powell lost their home in 2011 after Philip’s hours as a pastor were cut in half and Denise was sidelined by a surgery. But they were determined to become homeowners again, so...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Buyers, sellers share responsibility in defect cases

Chuck and Corrine Owens lived happily at the Villas at La Campanella for two years until 2012, when they started noticing problems with their home. Neighbors were also having troubles: water...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

America's post-foreclosure consumers are ready to rejoin economy

Millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosures or short sales during the housing crisis. Fortunately for the economy, time heals most wounds – and credit reports. The number of people...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. construction spending tumbles

WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending fell for a third straight month in June, with spending on nonresidential construction dropping by the largest amount in six months. Construction spending...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Agrihoods are taking root across America

DAVIS, Calif. – “How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm?” asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood. Feeding off the continuing interest in eating fresh, local food, developers...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Designers, suppliers offer some tips for using your outdoors space

A terrace, patio or other outdoor space is one of the simplest means of capitalizing on the summer season, and it doesn’t have to be a difficult endeavor. Homeowners, outdoor furnishing suppliers...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Silverton, Ute Mountain Utes receive housing grants

Much-need workforce housing in San Juan County just received a $305,430 boost from the state, which will go to developing the Anvil Mountain Apartments. The award is part of $9 million in grant...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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