Down Payment Blues

Renters in expensive California markets can expect to spend more than two decades saving for a 20 percent down payment on the median valued home, according to a new analysis from HotPads.

Rising rents and home values extend the amount of time it takes to save up for a down…

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Smart Home Thermostats Helps Cities Build Smart Grids

The growing power of smart home devices and services will increasingly extend their influence outside of the home and into wider smart city programs, finds new research from market-foresight advisory firm ABI research.

Over the next five years, smart home and smart city providers will increasingly leverage the overlap…

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Vacation Home Markets Have Yet to Regain Pre-Recession Values, Zillow Finds

In places where vacation homes are most common, the housing crisis still shows a noticeable effect on the market, online real estate firm Zillow reports.

Scattered across the country, vacation home markets experienced a steeper run up in home values during the housing bubble, but also a sharper fall.

Vacation…

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