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Home Size Continues to Decline...

Buyers Increasingly Opt for Single-Story Homes

The size of new single-family homes completed declined last year, dropping to a nationwide average of 2,438 square feet, according to detailed information about the characteristics of new homes completed <http://www.census.gov/const/www/charindex.html>  in 2009 that was released recently by the Census Bureau.
 
After increasing continually for nearly three decades, the average size of single-family homes completed in the United States peaked at 2,521 square feet in 2007. It was essentially flat in 2008, then dropped in 2009, so that new single-family homes were almost 100 square feet smaller in 2009 than in 2007.
 
More info:  
http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?newsID=10898

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsLee Ann Canaday • July 12 2010 11:59AM

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Thats very interesting data. Thanks for posting

Posted by Tiffany Wallace over 8 years ago

As people continue to overpopulate the Earth, eventually they are going to have to learn to live like the Japanese, all crammed into a much smaller place than 2,500 square feet.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 8 years ago

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