Real estate

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

New homes near cities too pricey for many

WASHINGTON – City living has been a blessing for Tim Nelson. The Phoenix lawyer moved downtown a few months ago into a new $389,000 home with a warehouse-style floor plan, a Jacuzzi tub and kitchen...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

How to avoid paying too much for a new home

When you find a home you like, you will have to decide what you’re willing to pay. If getting the best price for your home is important to you, then the most important decision you’ll make is...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

Energy-efficiency could be within your means

You don’t need a million dollars to buy an energy-efficient home in La Plata County – in fact, less than half a million will do. New home construction, particularly in the Three Springs...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Understanding pre-qualification and pre-approval

In the home-buying process, the majority of conversations tend to revolve around mortgage interest rates and capitalizing on the low rates. This makes sense, as current interest rates are around or...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

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