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Apartment Size Shrinks While Rent Soars

Apartments are getting smaller, yet renters are paying more. This troubling trend could become a growing problem for younger and lower-income individuals, especially those who wish to save up for a down payment on a house. According to a recent report from CNBC, the average size of newly built apartments in 2018 is 941 square feet, which is 5 percent smaller than it was a decade ago. Studio apartments saw an even more significant decrease; they are now 10 percent smaller than they were 10 years ago. However, the cost of rent has increased 28 percent over the same time period.

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Pending Home Sales See Slight Improvement in September

Pending home sales increased 0.5 percent in September with substantial gains in both the West and Midwest regions, according to the latest information from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 0.5 percent to 104.6 in September from 104.1 in August. Despite the small month-over-month improvement, contact signings continued to drop on an annual basis. September marked the ninth consecutive month of annual declines. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says that although we’re seeing year-over-year decreases, the latest monthly gain indicates a good, stabilizing trend. “This shows that

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Good news and bad news for home buyers: Price cuts on the rise, but size of reductions getting smaller

There were significantly more homes that experienced a price cut in August, according to new data released by Trulia. According to a report by the real estate listing site, 17.2 percent of US listings had a price reduction, an increase from 16.7 percent in August 2017. This marks the highest level of price cuts since 2014. The Good News – More Homes Are Getting Price Cuts Trulia’s report revealed that in the first half of 2018 the share of listings with a price cut held steady from 2017; however, the number began to climb in July and August. The report indicates

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