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In a survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), one-third of respondents thought that saving for a down-payment would be “very difficult” despite the fact that the average down payment is only six percent.

The City Council of Boulder, Colorado is currently considering loosening restrictive policies regarding the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

ADUs increase the density of a city without increasing its sprawl. They can be built to accommodate extra family members or to rent out for extra income, but their effect on neighborhood populations can make them controversial.

Recent analysis from SmartAsset ranked the nation’s most livable mid-sized cities. Highland’s Ranch, Colorado and Cary, North Carolina topped its list.

The Economic Innovation Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, recently released a report and interactive tool showing the levels of economic distress in U.S. neighborhoods.

A recent national survey from Experian reveals that millennials are increasingly opting out of homeownership, the Washington Post reports.

      
Yahoo! Finance Headlines

A person who bought a house from the parents accused of imprisoning their 13 children has revealed chilling details about how they lived• Perris, California couple David and Louise Turpin were charged with torture and child endangerment after it was revealed they were holding their 13 children captive. David and Louise Turpin left behind filthy carpets, smashed windows, scratched-up doors, and mysterious boarded-up vents when they left their Fort Worth, Texas home due to foreclosure in 1999. Now, The New York Post reported the couple is being held on a $9 million bond, after their 17-year-old daughter escaped their Perris, California home and called 911 to report that her 12 siblings were being held against their will.


A 21-year-old Canadian woman was found guilty of killing her best friend after a Facebook photo showed the weapon in plain sightA Canadian woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter this week after killing her best friend in 2015. The police uncovered a Facebook photo in which she was wearing a black belt — the same kind that was found next to the victim's body. A 21-year-old Canadian woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday, three years after she posted a Facebook photo that helped the police crack the case.


Apple says it will invest $350 billion in the U.S. over the next five yearsApple is the latest company to announce an increase in investment in the U.S. following last year's new tax bill.


Land Rover Defender returns with a 400-hp V8 for a limited runIt's the most powerful Defender ever from Land Rover.


If You See This Symbol on Your Favorite Costco Item, Stock Up NowThat product might not be on the shelves for long.


      
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