Real estate

Twin Buttes property sales begin Aug. 1

Nearly a decade after Durango City Council enthusiastically approved preliminary plans for what has been called a model project, property in Twin Buttes will finally go on sale on Aug. 1. As...

DATE: July 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. homes sales improved in June, best pace since early 2007

WASHINGTON – Americans bought more homes in June, the fourth straight monthly gain as the sales rate reached its highest level in more than nine years. The National Association of Realtors said...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. home construction posted solid gain in June

WASHINGTON – Construction of new homes posted a solid increase in June, led by a surge of building in the Northeast and the West. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts rose 4.8...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. homebuilder sentiment slips in July

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects this month, though their outlook for the new-home market remains positive overall. The National Association of...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Virtual reality, new tools let you redecorate from the couch

NEW YORK – Stop moving around the new sofa to try to figure out where it fits. Forget about trying to judge a paint color from tiny samples against the wall. New tools like virtual reality...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County economy slowing

For the first time in four years, primary economic indicators show La Plata County’s economy is slowing. The economic deterioration started early this year with home sales and permits for...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny homes helping to make housing affordable in La Plata County

Over the past few years, communities across Colorado have emerged as leaders of the tiny house movement, a campaign that surfaced in the 1990s and has been propelled over the past 15 years by...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Owning a home still affordable in some big cities

ST. LOUIS – Until recently, Christina Brouk was living with her parents. Now, still in her early 20s, she’s living the American dream of home ownership – the same dream that’s grown elusive for...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Tips to help you find a rental in Durango

Rental housing in Durango is in constant flux, which can cause difficulty for some and ease for others who are trying to track down the right rental deal. Here are some tips that can help you...

DATE: July 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Are you feeling a bit of real estate déjà vu?

Does it feel like déjà vu with the real estate market? Do you have the feeling that you have experienced this before? If so, you are right. The overall real estate market is hardly different...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Why so many millennials are living at home

A recent Pew Research Center report grabbed a lot of attention for saying that, for the first time since 1880, young adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live with a parent than in any other...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Student loan debt is hurting housing sales

Nearly three-quarters of people who are repaying student loans say their debt is hindering them from buying a home, according to a survey. Although a college degree significantly enhances a...

DATE: July 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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