EXCERPT: “It’s not just your imagination; renters are getting less bang for their buck these days. U.S. renters have to squeeze into homes 15 percent smaller than they would have five years ago to keep their monthly payment the same, according to a new HotPads® analysis. That’s 225 square feet less space – equivalent to losing a 14-by-16-foot living room, or nearly two 10-by-12-foot bedrooms. The median U.S. rent is currently $1,530 and the median size of a rental unit is 1,260 square feet. In 2014, that same $1,530 monthly rent payment would have on average secured a rental that was 1,485 square feet, providing 225 square feet of extra space.” FULLSTORY: https://prn.to/2U72dty