Across the country, housing prices continue to shoot upwards. One-bedroom apartments have jumped 13.03% in the past year, and the average price for a two bedroom apartment is up 11.6%. Today, a one bedroom rental in America averages $1,509 per month, and the average cost of a two-bedroom apartment is $1795. While the overall trends show rental prices increasing nationwide, housing trends are fairly localized, with each state and metro area telling its own story. Read on to see how your hometown fits into the national trends.

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Life on the Last Frontier

Are you lured by the call of the wild? Are you fascinated by manifest destiny? Maybe you should move to Alaska. This northern state is as beautiful as it is isolated.

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How Hurricane Harvey Has Affected Housing in Houston

Before Hurricane Harvey devastated the city, Houston was making a name for itself as an affordable city with a strong economy that was attracting more and more millennials every year. How will Harvey's destruction affect Houston's housing market? Read on for our breakdown of the short-term impacts of the hurricane.

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3 Affordable Beach Towns

Everyday is a vacation when you live on the beach. Believe it or not, you can live on the water without spending a fortune. Read on for a profile of three charming beach towns that won't break the bank.

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Four Cities Where Rent Is Increasing Fastest

Many of the top housing markets in the country are seeing a rental price decrease. Rents in Los Angeles have dropped 7.4%, and even the notorious San Francisco has seen rental prices go down by 3.4% in the past year. Although rental markets in many major cities are softening, some smaller cities are ...

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Bay Area Breakdown: Oakland Profile

Dubbed "the Brooklyn of the Bay" by the New York Times, Oakland is San Francisco's younger, scrappier, more affordable cousin.

Located across the bay from San Francisco, just south of Berkeley, Oakland has become a haven for the artists and creatives that have been priced out of other Bay Area cities. The many BART line stops make the rest of the Bay Area easily accessible, even without a car.

But Oakland is no suburb of San Francisco. With a vibrant art community, booming food culture, and deep-set local pride, Oakland is distinct from its neighboring Bay Area cities.

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The Next Target for Gentrification in Los Angeles

Echo Park is long gone. Highland Park: halfway over. So which neighborhood will be Los Angeles' next target for gentrification? That would be Boyle Heights. This historically Latin American neighborhood has begun to face massive change, and activists worry that the seeds of gentrification have already taken root.

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Questions to Ask Your Roommate Before Moving In

Cohabitation is tricky. Whether you are moving into a room you found online, are signing a lease with a friend, or are getting a new place with a significant other for the first time, there is a lot to consider. Living with another person is a minefield, so make sure you sit down and have an honest conversation with your future roomie before you sign a lease.

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Pittsburgh is one of the coolest, affordable cities in the country. With a rich local art scene, numerous professional sports teams, a burgeoning tech sector and a whole lot of steel town grit, Pittsburgh is an awesome city flying under the radar.

As a whole, Pittsburgh is an incredibly cheap place to live. The average rent in Pittsburgh is $1266 per month, with one bedrooms going for $1120 and two bedrooms costing $1445 per month on average.

However if you are really looking for a bargain, focus your housing search on Oakwood, Westwood and Garfield, Pittsburgh's cheapest neighborhoods.

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The 3 Most Affordable Neighborhoods in San Francisco

Rents in San Francisco have never been higher. With stunning water views, charming Victorian architecture, a booming job market and a mild climate, SF is one of the most desirable places to live in America. In the past decade, housing costs in the Bay Area city have shot upwards to reflect San Fran's growing popularity.

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