Real estate

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

Goal of owning home still strong, and 8 other housing trends

WASHINGTON – Americans still want to own homes – if they can afford to. That’s the finding of a report released recently by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies. The pressures of...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Another Main Avenue icon set to close

After nearly 60 years selling high-end men’s clothing, property and business owner Dennis Johnson has decided to close Stuart’s of Durango and place the building at 713 Main Ave. for lease at...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. construction spending fell again in May

WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending fell for a second month in May, with weakness hitting all areas of building. Construction spending declined 0.8 percent in May following a 2 percent tumble...

DATE: July 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Pending U.S. home sales slumped in May amid supply shortage

WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, with the year-over-year pace of pending sales sliding for the first time in nearly two years. The National Association of...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Existing home sales soaring

WASHINGTON – Americans snapped up houses in May almost as soon as properties were listed, fueling the strongest sales rate in nearly a decade. Sales of existing homes rose 1.8 percent last month to...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. new-home sales tumbled in May after a surge in April

WASHINGTON – Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West. New-home sales declined 6 percent last month...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Here’s some changes you can really believe in

Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio and all the areas in between make up La Plata County. These communities started in the 1880s as a hot bed for mining because of the discovery of silver, gold and uranium...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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