House Rich, Land Poor

The average home in the U.S. is getting bigger, while the average lot size is shrinking.

My home is my starter castle.

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The living space in newly built U.S. homes is on a tear: Since 1982, the size of a new single-family house has increased by almost 1,000 square feet -- which was the size of the average U.S. house in 1950.  

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