Trulia: renters more likely to live in tight spaces than homeowners

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Determining the amount of bedrooms in a home is one of the first decisions buyers and renters have to make, and in some metros it can be hard to find the perfect fit. To help determine which metros are most likely for homebuyers and renters to bunk up in a room, Trulia released a new report, titled the “Bunk Bed Generation.” Decades ago, sharing a bedroom was a commonality. Two, three kids to a room was the reality for many families, but as homes began to grow and modernize, that way of life became less common. In 2009, 14.2 percent of households had fewer bedrooms than family members. Today, that figure is 0.5 percent higher, at 14.7 percent of households. Trulia used the U.S. Census 2014 5-year American Community Survey data to determine which cities have people facing a space crun…


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