In the past, homeowners often considered the most important aspect to a new home to be size. The idea behind the “American Dream” was that bigger is better. Now in 2015, prospective homeowners are considering other factors when house hunting, and they homes they want are smaller. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), on average a new single family home is expected to be 2,152 square feet. This data projects a 10 percent drop from similar data collected in 2010.
The factors behind the reduction of home sizes began with the economic recession. Homebuyers were more nervous and more conscious, making them look for homes that would carry a smaller mortgage. Other reasons that homes are getting smaller are the cost to run the home, heating and cooling can place a great deal of financial stress on a family. A last consideration is that that the baby boomers are getting older and their children are moving out. This makes the need for larger homes less of a necessity. To read more about home size trends in 2015, click here.
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