Real estate

U.S. home sales slowed in February

WASHINGTON – Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales are up...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Living on Main Avenue

Main Avenue is Durango’s hub and source of nightlife. It’s one of the most expensive yet coveted places to do business. And for some, it’s a place to live. Sirens, parades and events, chatty...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Fairy gardens captivate imaginations of both kids and adults

A set of little wings. Ceramic fountains. Tiny versions of ornate cottages and brick walkways fit for the English countryside. These are just some of the whimsical decorations that adorn fairy...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Relax: How to create a relaxing bedroom

Creating a relaxing, blissful bedroom is easy. First, think about furniture placement. There are all sorts of feng shui and folklore guidelines regarding best placement for a bed. Check in the...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: On Real Estate

U.S. housing starts rose in February

WASHINGTON – U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. homebuilder sentiment surges to 12-year high in March

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have been since the high-flying days of the housing boom. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

For millennials ready to buy a home, the pickings are slim

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents’ basements, if not...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County to upgrade energy efficiency codes

La Plata County’s energy efficiency codes for residential and commercial buildings are expected to make a significant leap this year, increasing current efficiency standards by about 15 percent. ...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango City Council candidates oppose real estate transaction fees

Complex and divisive real estate transaction fees have been floated as a way to fund affordable housing in Colorado. When a simple yes or no question about them was recently posed at a Durango...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New housing scams coming on the market

Housing scams can get the best of any renter, home buyer or real estate agent, particularly in hot real estate markets, and Durango is no different. Certain rackets have been around for years,...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Famous Waldorf Astoria getting makeover

NEW YORK – The word “grand” matched few hotels in the world better than New York City’s Waldorf Astoria, but this bastion of gilded splendor is now closing for two to three years for a...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Why Trump’s immigration crackdown could sink U.S. home prices

In San Francisco, an Indian software engineer on a work permit canceled plans to bid on a $900,000 home. In Washington, a Brazilian nonprofit executive passed on a fixer-upper near her office. And,...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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