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From the 1920s to the 2020s, cash-strapped homebuyers turn to smaller homes

May 13, 2024
Home builders are making new homes smaller to keep prices down. In Southern California, where land is scarce and housing is expensive, buyers are turning to small pre-war homes or ADUs.
Smaller pre-war homes, built before 1940 and under 1,500 square feet, vary in price based on location, size and condition. In South L.A., price per square foot can range from $300-800.
Courtesy Michael Robleto