EXCERPT: “Renters can save $515 a month by sharing their home or apartment with at least one roommate instead of renting a one-bedroom unit on their own, according to the inaugural HotPads®Rooms for Rent Index. Nationally, the median rent for a one-bedroom home or apartment is $1,320 per month. Meanwhile, the median asking rent for a single bedroom in a shared home or apartment is $805 per month – so renters who are willing to share common areas with at least one roommate can save $515 a month on rent.” FULLSTORY: