Real estate

Fewer homes repossessed by lenders in October

LOS ANGELES – Fewer U.S. homes are completing the foreclosure process and ending up repossessed by banks because investors increasingly are buying up properties when they go on sale at public...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Housing alliance fills gap

A close-the-gap loan from the Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County is about as convenient a way as there is for a borrower to come up with that last bit of funding needed to get into a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home sales strong in Durango area in third quarter

Durango-area real estate posted nearly across-the-board gains during a busy summer marked by higher-priced sales and increased transactions. Homes in unincorporated La Plata County sold at a brisk...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Middle-class buyers see fewer affordable homes

Middle-class home buyers are finding fewer homes on the market that they can afford. In 14 of the top 100 metropolitan regions, more than half of the for-sale homes earlier this month were out of...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

Speak out Tuesday against ADU proposal

If you are opposed to allowing (and encouraging?) future development of accessory dwelling units in the historical district, come to the City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 15 and voice your...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fee for fire-prone forest homes?

DENVER – People who live in wildfire-prone areas should be charged a fee to help pay for fire safety projects, a group advising Gov. John Hickenlooper said Monday. The recommendation is one of many...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Homes set as construction makes comeback

As Durango home builders are preparing for their annual showcase, home construction is making a comeback in the area. The Durango Area Parade of Homes is set for Friday through Sunday, showcasing...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plenty of homes for sale in county

“How’s the market doing?” is a common question Don Ricedorff hears from local residents. Despite what consumers may believe, the Durango real estate broker says there is no simple answer because...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

County’s median home prices show increase

Median home prices in La Plata County have increased each quarter for the last year, a positive sign for the area’s real estate market, which last saw an annual increase in median home price in...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Things are looking up’

SILVERTON The real estate market here and in San Juan County is modest compared with bigger burgs, but it follows the same boom-and-bust cycles. Increased buyer interest that started last year...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area real estate market trending upward

The winter cold didn’t put a damper on the local real estate market during the last three months, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Durango Area Association of Realtors. The number...

DATE: April 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reality-television show to feature Durango couple’s home April 18

Durango soon will have some TV stars in its midst.Wells Group broker Chelsea Krueger and her buyers, Ryan and Krista Montgomery, will be featured on Home and Garden Television’s hit show “House...

DATE: April 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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