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When I bought my home nearly a decade ago, it was located in one of the last remaining affordable swaths of Colorado, smack dab between Denver and Boulder. Along came a light rail commuter station within walking distance of my place and, subsequently, steady increases in my home’s value, according to the county assessor’s annual mailer. Coinciding with this — as Colorado’s housing market came to a boil — I started to receive dubious flyers from companies interested in buying equity shares in my home.