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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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Are Baby Boomers to Blame for Housing Shortage?

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It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of available homes for sale in today’s real estate market. But the reasons behind the shortage are a little less obvious. Some experts believe the low inventory is a result of several factors, among which include homeowners still struggling with low equity as a result of the Great Recession. However, there are some experts that are looking at a particular generation that’s causing a clog in the inventory pipeline: Baby Boomers.

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