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When Nancy and Steven Innis built their new home in Greeley, they equipped it with the latest in water conservation tech.

The automatic kitchen faucet shuts off with the wave of a hand. A drip irrigation system keeps yard plants hydrated without the wasteful runoff. Hi-tech toilets save water with different settings for big and small flushes.

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It’s spring, which means more house-for-sale signs are going up. And according to a report from the real estate website Trulia, homes in our region are inching out of reach of first-time buyers just as they are in crazy markets like Seattle and Austin.