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10 signs of a changing housing market

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Editor's note: In this four-part series, we observe some of the latest changes taking place in housing markets – some subtle and some rapid. Read Part 1: Perfect home, perfect staging, imperfect market; Part 2: Housing inventory grows in some major markets and Part 3: The end of multiple offers. Inman News has been watching the housing market closely, searching for clues of where this market might be heading. In our research, we observed what we believe are strong signs that the real estate tide is turning. They are: 1. Kinkos is busy: Copy/graphics/printing shops are producing volumes of fliers, postcards and other materials for Realtors to send out to promote listings. Realtors have to keep going back to these shops to print new marketing materials, reflecting reduced prices on properties that just aren't selling as fast as they used to sell. 2. Ads get more graphic: Some brokers and agents in Colorado are including a graph of the 20-year home price appreciat...