Real estate

Internet house hunting

The Internet has revolutionized how we see the world, work, interact with our peers and, of course, shop. Virtually anything can be found and bought online: mail-order brides, clothes, cars,...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Crunching numbers for county market

The La Plata County residential real estate market crested in the first half of 2014 compared with last year, but it maintained a high level of home sales compared with previous years. There were...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

FAA says real estate agents’ use of drones is illegal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Real estate agents are increasingly taking their work to the skies, using remote-controlled aircraft to film bird’s-eye-view video tours of homes, land and commercial...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Iceland’s design industry growing, branching out

Being a small, sparsely populated island nudged up against the edge of the Arctic Circle hasn’t stopped Iceland from nurturing a rich and varied design industry. While Viking runes, vintage...

DATE: July 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Millennials aging into homeownership

We’re getting so old. As Millennials age into their 30s, they’re expected to make like adults and finally start to buy their own homes, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies’...

DATE: July 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Home countertops getting more creative

The concrete countertops in Eleanor Zuckerman’s San Francisco kitchen are hand-crafted works of art. Custom-designed by Fu-Tun Cheng of the Berkeley, California-based Cheng Concrete, they feature...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports

WASHINGTON – The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports – a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Regional foreclosures continue to decline

Foreclosures across the area have been steadily falling since 2010, according to district court data. The number of completed foreclosures fell from 132 properties in 2010 to 61 properties in 2013,...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Extra care needed when buying a condominium

There are certain inspections and investigations that all buyers should complete during their contingency periods, such as having the home inspected and reviewing the title documents. When your new...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Durango marijuana shops stick close to home

With the first batch of retail marijuana land-use applications submitted to the city of Durango last week, marijuana businesses were forced to disclose their planned locations. So far, it appears...

DATE: July 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

World Briefs

Ukraine president names defense chief KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shook up his faltering military Thursday, appointing a new defense minister and top general while speaking...

DATE: July 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Can you spice up your home?

What do you do when you want a new house but can’t afford to move? Many La Plata County residents are deciding that remodeling their kitchen or bathroom or adding a room to their home can be a...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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