Real estate

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

What to look for in home inspections

Home inspections are one of the most important decisions in purchasing an older home. There are many issues that may affect the livability, value of the home and cost of ownership. Real estate...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Cash home sales make big jump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – After paying off her home 15 years ago, Cyndy Berry doesn’t want to go back to writing a mortgage check each month. Berry, 74, is selling her three-bedroom ranch in the...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

A neoclassical moment emerges in home décor

If you’re a fan of traditional décor, you probably appreciate the elegant lines and rich history of neoclassical style. Interest in classical style really took off in the second half of the 18th...

DATE: June 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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