Real estate

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

FireWise offers orientation for neighborhood ambassadors

The Journal FireWise of Southwest Colorado will offer the first of two Orientation sessions for residents wishing to become Neighborhood Ambassadors for their community on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Low supply hampers sales of existing homes in U.S.

WASHINGTON – Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. The National Association of Realtors said that...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Montezuma housing prices rise, sales slip in 2016

Montezuma County home sales slipped last year, but prices rose about 5 percent because of a decreased inventory of homes, according to the Four Corners Board of Realtors. The Cortez-based board’s...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Sales of existing homes soar in November

WASHINGTON – Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mortgage rates continue climb to a two-year high

Buying a home has gotten much more expensive lately as mortgage rates’ rise continues unabated. Home loan rates have been on a tear the past eight weeks, climbing to heights not seen in more than...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Ute Mountain Utes receive $871,000 housing grant

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe will get $871,000 to help fight homelessness with the South Towaoc Permanent Supportive Housing project. The money is part of $9 million in grants that the state...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Stoner Ranch goes on market for $13.9 million

Need a piece of outdoor recreation heaven where you can ski untracked powder, hunt deer and elk, fish and raft the Dolores River, and have access to the San Juan National Forest?The Stoner Ranch...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hundreds line Main Street for Parade of Lights

Legend has it that a bird’s nest found in a Christmas tree will lead to health, wealth and happiness in the New Year.“A Christmas Nest” was the theme to the 26th Annual Parade of Lights held in...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

City to pay $2.99M for Journal building

The City of Cortez is under contract to purchase the 25,000-square-foot, $2.995 million Journal building from the Ballantine family to house City Hall operations. City Manager Shane Hale said the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Re-1 extends Calkins deal

Redevelopment of the boarded-up Calkins Building in downtown Cortez has been delayed. Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school district officials, who own the 1909 former schoolhouse, voted unanimously last...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Calkins developer seeks town support

Calkins Building developers have yet to find a user, and they are now urging the community to offer leads. “Our goal is to preserve and redevelop the historic Calkins Building,” said developer...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news