Real estate

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

Which remodeling projects are worth your money?

Many homeowners have held off investing in home improvements as property values declined, but now that the economy is healthy and the real estate market is gaining momentum, homeowners again are...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Denver City Council might toughen law on affordable housing

DENVER (AP) – A budding proposal aims to reboot Denver’s failing affordable housing ordinance by upping city incentives while hiking some penalties for developers. The plan also would give...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. homebuilding declined 6.5 percent in May

WASHINGTON – The pace of U.S. home construction slipped in May with many Americans still struggling to afford new houses. Builders started work at a seasonally adjusted annual rate on 1.01 million...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Mobile-home living

Luxury living may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of mobile homes. But for many people, mobile homes aren’t just an affordable housing option. They can be a plush,...

DATE: June 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercury move creates office space glut

Mercury’s big move to its new headquarters, Mercury Village, has created a glut of vacant office space in Durango. Mercury is vacating about 70,000 square feet of office space in the Durango Tech...

DATE: June 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Number of new real estate agents is rising

ATLANTA – Kevin Dilbert has been working in private security for 10 years. He’s getting burnt out on the long hours, the inflexible schedule. For now, he’s keeping his day job. But on the side,...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Massachusetts sues Fannie, Freddie over foreclosure law

Martha Coakley, the attorney general of Massachusetts, filed suit Monday against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in an effort to force the federally owned mortgage finance giants to comply with a state...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

No color is too bold for décor, designers say

It might be practical, of course, to decorate your home with neutral colors and muted earth tones. No need to worry about colors clashing if most everything is white, beige and light brown. But...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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