Real estate

Rebound in homebuilding forecast for Durango

A rebound in home sales from the Great Recession in 2008 is expected to extend into 2018, with the lure of the San Juan Mountains expected to attract more baby boomer retirees, outdoor-loving...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Robust home building will test Durango-area labor supply

The warm winter has kept construction crews busy building homes through what is normally a slow time of the year, and indications are the pace of homebuilding is only set to increase in spring....

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

More housing supply cited for decline in median home price in Durango

The median price of a home in Durango fell $15,250 in 2017 compared with 2016, a 3.28 percent drop one real estate broker attributed to increasing supply of homes in Three Springs and increased...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Townhouses proposed near Island Cove Park

A proposal to build three townhomes north of Island Cove Park in Durango raised concerns about the park’s future Monday at a Planning Commission meeting. In particular, residents and neighbors...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home sales will require septic inspections

Newly enacted septic regulations will give homeowners more design options and require septic systems to be inspected whenever a home is sold to help protect groundwater. The San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango's best condominium communities

As Durango's exclusive buyers' agent, I meet a lot of buyers who want to know which areas in La Plata County to avoid. Thankfully, I can inform new residents of our community that there are no...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

One-time close loans give you more options to build a home

The process of acquiring land, financing the construction and obtaining a permanent loan is cumbersome, costly, and requires a large investment in the project. A new type of loan that helps buyers...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Grandview corridor to see new facades

The commercial corridor along U.S. Highway 160 east near Three Springs may see more traffic as businesses relocate from other areas. A new warehouse and Target Rental, a heavy equipment rental...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Who really pays the real estate commission?

In almost all cases, the real estate commissions for the buyer’s and seller’s agents are listed on the seller’s closing statement; commissions typically do not appear on the buyer’s closing...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

3 Texas cities lead nation in new-home construction

In the market for a new home? You’ll fare better if you’re house-hunting in Texas. Dallas, Houston and Austin are on pace to build a total of nearly 130,000 new homes in 2017, based on a Trulia...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Proposed RV resort near Purgatory dies after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot RV resort near Purgatory Resort will no longer be built after a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers ultimately killed the project. “That contract has...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College departure brings change to Commons Building

In the hulking Commons Building on Camino del Rio, the Durango Adult Education Center and Conservation Legacy have created a hive of nonprofit activity, and while that vision remains, the building...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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