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American homeownership has been on the decline, and Federal Reserve researchers point to the high cost of college as one culprit.

According to Bloomberg, just 36 percent of household heads between 24 and 32 years old owned homes in 2014, down from 45 percent in 2005. At the same time, average student debt per capita rose to an inflation-adjusted $10,000 from $5,000 in 2005.

About 20 percent of the decline in homeownership among young adults can be attributed to that increase in student loan debt, the authors estimate, making such borrowing an important, but not central, driver of the decline. Some 400,000 more young people would have owned homes in 2014 if debt burdens hadn’t risen.

Why does this happen? It’s partly because higher student

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Rental rates in the Denver area reached their highest point ever in 2018.

An analysis of historical data shows that rent costs in the early 2010s, which qualified as modest by the standards of the day, skyrocketed mid-decade and remain at eye-popping levels.

An example: Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment eight years ago barely topped $800. Today, the most recent estimate from the Rent Jungle website is $1,432 — an increase of nearly 79 percent. And the latest price is actually lower than in June, when it peaked at $1,457.

The site's report about average rent trends in Denver includes median one-bedroom, two-bedroom and overall totals for every month beginning in January 2011. And following the numbers from then to November 2018

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In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership.

This trend may be somewhat surprising, given the average woman in the U.S. only makes 80% of what the average man does. Nonetheless, the data clearly indicates that single women are more likely to own a home than single men are.

For example, in the New York metropolitan area, single women own slightly more than 820,000 homes. In the Los Angeles metropolitan area, that number is around 460,000. On the flip side, single men own about 435,000 homes in the New York area and about 260,000 homes in the Los Angeles area. In both cases, single women owned nearly twice as many homes as single men did.

To determine the number of single homeowners in each

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Colorado cracked the nation's top 10 in population growth over the past year, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. 

Those estimates, released on Wednesday, show that Colorado's population grew 1.4% in the one-year time span from July 1, 2017, to the same date in 2018, landing the Centennial State's growth rate at No. 7 among the county's 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. 

Colorado grew by 79,662 residents since last year.

The nation as a whole grew in population by 0.6 percent to 327.2 million people, its slowest pace in more than 80 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Nine states in addition to

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It shouldn't be any surprise that new homes are bigger than they used to be. But it may be a bit of a shock to learn just how much space we take up compared with roughly 40 years ago.

The median size of a new, single-family home sold in 2017 was 2,457 square feet, with a median sale price of $323,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Compare that to 1978, when the median size of a new home was just 1,655 square feet with a median sale price of $55,700.

Houses are getting bigger overall, but that doesn’t mean a larger house is right for you.

“Fit is super important and people get complacent, and they don’t think about if their home is still fitting them,” says Marni Jameson, a home and lifestyle expert and author of

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2018 was clearly a Seller’s Market in nationwide residential real estate.

Supply has been low and housing starts are down 1.4 percent year-over-year, which has lead to increasing home prices and a reduction in the total number of homes sold.

Overall, total revenue has remained flat: Fewer sales were made, but the sales that were made came at higher price points.

So, what is in store for the year ahead? 

What is the housing market doing now?

New residential home sales dropped 8.9 percent in October, falling to a new two-year low, according to a new residential sales report released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Scars from the housing market crash a decade ago

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A home in need of repairs may not be much to look at, but that should not stop you from taking a second glance.

There are many things you can do to increase its value and make it the home you’ve always wanted. If you’re considering a new home that needs considerable renovations, keep reading. 

Things to overlook:

When you think of a fixer-upper property, your thoughts may first go to damaged floors, a leaky roof, and busted gas lines. While those sorts of issues are possible, there are more common issues you are likely to encounter, many of which are also the easiest to fix and the best to overlook.

Cosmetic imperfections

A typical home inspection won’t even mention dirty carpets or torn curtains. These cosmetic imperfections aren’t

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It’s been a bumpy ride with flighty swings for the S&P 500 stock index this past week, which dropped by 4.6 percent.

According to Ruben Gonzalez, chief economist at Keller Williams, very few buying and selling decisions are likely to be directly impacted in the near-term by the stock market’s decline, stating “it’s more likely that buyers and sellers become more jittery about the future of the economy in general, and this could affect housing decisions.”

The stock market blip could be nothing more than a simple correction, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, who states a housing bubble prediction is misplaced; in fact, this correction could prove beneficial to homebuyers, spurring a slowdown in interest

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If you’re planning to build a new house, or redesign an old one, you’ve probably thought about almost everything when it comes to your bedroom.

One thing you might not have thought about during the design process is how that process will affect your sleep. You want a room that’s got plenty of light during the day, but comfortable and dark enough at night to actually sleep.

Here’s some ways you can design and decorate a bedroom to be great for sleeping.

Add Storage, Subtract Clutter

Whenever you can, make it possible to keep clutter out of the bedroom, or at least out of sight. Clutter is a huge factor when it comes to stressing people out, which is the last thing you want when you are trying to sleep.

If you need all the space in the

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