Real estate

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

Homeownership rate continues to fall in U.S.

WASHINGTON – The proportion of U.S. households that owns homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years – evidence that rising property prices, high rents and stagnant pay have made it hard for...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Pending U.S. home sales improved slightly in June

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent growth in real estate sales is still on track. The National...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. new-home sales climbed in June to more than 8-year high

WASHINGTON – Americans bought new homes in June at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign that a solid job market and low mortgage rates are bolstering the broader U.S. economy. The...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Has the housing market rebounded?

A recent study conducted by the Associated Press underscores a national trend propelled by the Great Recession: The gap is widening between homeowners and renters. And the same can be said for...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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