Refurbishing a Historic Home

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Depending on the type of historic designation—local, state, or federal—there can be plenty of restrictions on changes you can make to the exterior of your valuable new/old home, and sometimes even the interior. And contrary to popular belief, local restrictions can...

Telluride gondola is 20 years

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TravelTwenty years later, Telluride’s free gondola is still a wonderGondola riders are carried up over treetops to the 10,535-foot San Sophia summitThe gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village turned 20 last month, but it's still an amazing ride.Provided by...

10 Anti-Burglary Tips

10 Anti-Burglary Tips

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After Christmas, many people put the empty boxes their expensive gifts came in out on the curb. What do you think that says to potential burglars? It screams, “I just got a brand-new TV! Come and rob me!” This checklist has some helpful ideas about how to keep your...

How to fix exclusive resort towns

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How to fix exclusive resort towns. Best article I've ever read about luxury resort housing challenges.​ It’s time to rethink urbanization in mountain communities... Like Aspen, you have gridlock traffic from bedroom communities down-valley. Like Jackson, Wyoming,...

What to Expect for the 2017 Housing Market

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It’s been a great year for real estate. Spurred by the Federal Reserve’s mixed reports and low inflation, mortgage rates continually slid through October to historic lows near 3.5 percent. Compared to 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau reports new home sales are up over...

Luxury real estate sales may increase in 2017

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Based on signs of a strengthening economy, the Federal Reserve Bank is expected to raise interest rates early next week. While that increase is expected to be moderate, at just .25%, when paired with already increasing mortgage rates, which have gone up more than 15%...