Real estate

Puppy-proofing? Protect your dog ... and your home

We bought food bowls, borrowed a crate and dusted off baby gates. But soon after we adopted our 13-week-old puppy, we discovered the house really wasn’t ready. Clove, a Labrador retriever mix,...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Preparing your home for sale can speed deal

Inventory in Durango is low, the real estate market is busy and prices are increasing. If you have decided the time is right to sell your home, ask your real estate agent for a comparative market...

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

RHA offers down payment programs

Now’s a great time for local working families looking for some financial assistance to buy their dream home. The Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County — with the help of local banks and...

DATE: April 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

In spite of slowing sales, home prices rose in February

WASHINGTON – U.S. home prices rose in February from a year earlier at a solid pace, suggesting that a tight supply of available homes is boosting prices despite slowing sales. Real estate data...

DATE: April 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Improving U.S. home market still facing obstacles

WASHINGTON – Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale....

DATE: April 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Real estate and the millenial generation

Real estate brokers in the Durango area have had the opportunity to work with a number of millenials in the last few years, typically finding them their first home. In the Durango area, the...

DATE: April 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Townhomes rise around Durango

Townhomes are springing up at Elements at Edgemont Highlands. The development off Florida Road is part of a boom in townhome construction around Durango. Plans call for 32 townhomes at Elements....

DATE: April 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

New U.S. home sales fell 3.3% in February

WASHINGTON – Fewer people bought new U.S. homes in February. Sales fell to their slowest pace in five months, a sign that the housing market has yet to recover fully from the brutal winter weather....

DATE: March 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Spring’s the time to clean walls

Walls can get dirty before you know it – from a splatter of spaghetti dinner to the crayon artistry of a roaming toddler to fingers simply reaching for a light switch. It’s easy to pass by walls...

DATE: March 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Low inventory twists market

Real-estate agents around town have a recurring complaint: They simply don’t have enough houses to sell. Housing inventory on the market is near record lows, real estate analyst Bob Allen told...

DATE: March 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Will mortgage rule stall housing recovery?

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new qualified mortgage rule may curb housing demand by restricting mortgage credit access. Basic tenets of the rules can be confusing. Near term,...

DATE: March 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Living in luxury

Welcome to “MTV Cribs,” Durango. La Plata County has a handful of luxury homes – valued at $1 million and up – that are listed in the market’s top 10 percent, said John Wells, owner-broker with The...

DATE: March 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

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