Real estate

Mancos planning and zoning board mixed up on mixed use

A property owner raised questions about Mancos’ land use code at the town’s planning and zoning meeting on Wednesday. Bobbie Carll, a Durango resident who is trying to sell her former real estate...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re/Max agent Brenda Bates wins Hall of Fame Award

The Journal Brenda K Bates, of Re/Max Mesa Verde Realty, has received the Re/Max Hall of Fame Award, which honors agents who have earned more than $1 million in career commissions with the company....

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Homebuyers have ways to learn about a house’s sordid history

The stigma and intrigue of “murder houses” make them common backdrops for cheap television and a trap for tourists. But selling so-called stigmatized houses, where a death – particularly a violent...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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

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. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News