Smaller homes might be better investments than larger ones

Small homes — even ones that measure less than 400 square feet — are becoming increasingly popular. Besides being cheaper to buy, small houses might also be better investments than larger ones, according to a new report from financial-services company Nerdwallet.  Richard Green, chair of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California,…

Small Homes Can Offer Big Returns

According to a NerdWallet analysis of three years of data from Realtor.com for 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, smaller homes generally appreciate at a faster rate than larger abodes. These findings are not surprising, says Richard K. Green, a professor and chair of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of…