Home Builder Shows Really Small Homes

In this brutal housing market, new home builders are thinking small, small, small. For decades the average size of a U.S. Home had been rising, from 1,700 square feet in the 1970s to almost twice that recently. Analysis by the National Association of Home Builders suggests the average home size fell 7% in last year’s third quarter to 2,400 square feet. Some builders are going even smaller than that.

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