Real estate

Designers cooking up color-happy kitchens

Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige. Historically, however, kitchens actually were...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Foreclosure filings drop as fewer homeowners fall behind

Foreclosure filings plunged in La Plata County during the first half of 2014, providing a strong indicator that fewer homeowners are in financial distress. The low number of foreclosures also means...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Real Estate Contracts 101: The basics

In Colorado, all licensed real estate brokers must use forms approved by the Colorado Real Estate Commission or have an attorney draft a form specific to each transaction. The most common form is...

DATE: July 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Home prices up, sales dip

Durango-area home sales leveled off in the second quarter of the year even as prices appreciated. The Durango Area Association of Realtors released its quarterly statistics Monday. The data...

DATE: July 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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