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The Most, Least Affordable Markets Right Now
Home price appreciation offset low mortgage rates, bringing housing affordability slightly lower in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunities Index.

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Boulder County apartment vacancy rates rise Landlords predict rent decreases may come soon
The tide might be turning in Boulder’s crazy rental market, as vacancy rates hit highs not seen since the Great Recession and property managers say apartments are sitting empty through several price drops.

Read Article – The Denver Post

The ultimate guide to choosing a smart thermostat
For better or worse, our homes are getting smarter. Even if some smart tech seems truly preposterous (A smart crock pot? Really!?) we think a smart thermostat is something just about every homeowner can appreciate.

Read Article – USA Today

Changes in Credit and its Impact on First-Time Home Buyers; Vendor News
“It ain’t rocket surgery.” Trulia has a good piece out on the advantages of buying versus renting. Buying a home is 37% cheaper than renting nationally. Naturally, the advantage differs from market to market, but even the worst markets for buying are still 17% cheaper.

Read Article – Mortgage News Daily

5 personal finance mistakes that can make homeownership a nightmare
Buying a home is often one of the biggest financial decisions Americans will make during their lifetime. Homeownership is often viewed as a sign of success in America, and for many people there’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that you’re in control of your own domain.
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Four Trends to Shape Real Estate in 2017
2017 promises to be an interesting year in real estate. Facing the millennial effect, interest rate questions and economic changes, it’s important for REALTORS® to devote time investigating both their state and local real estate trends, as well as the national factors, determining 2017. Below are four promising trends that will shape the market this upcoming year.

Read Article – RIS Media

Amazon is offering major discounts on its refurbished devices
Starting today and extending through Cyber Monday (or until supplies last), Amazon is offering discounts on some of its devices through the certified refurbished store. Inside you’ll find deals on the Amazon Echo, three versions of the Fire TV, and Kindle e-readers.

Read Article – USA Today



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