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Downsizing Trend Taking Root as Home Prices Rise

Every square foot can count in pricing a home. As such, home buyers are purchasing smaller homes as prices continue to soar.

New data from Redfin shows that Americans are purchasing smaller homes than they did earlier on in the pandemic. In March, the typical home under contract was 1,720 square feet. That is down 1.8% compared to a year ago and about the same size as homes that were selling prior to the pandemic, according to Redfin’s research.

During the early stages of the pandemic, home buyers had been in a rush to upsize their homes in the search for more space. But that trend is quickly reversing due to higher home prices, housing analysts say. Read more

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