There is a veritable geyser of data tracking housing today. From existing-home sales, to house prices, to new-home permits, to starts—housing metrics abound.
Small houses that live big
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DesignerLarry W. Garnett, FAIBD254.897.3518Plan sizeMain house living area: 1,543 sfGuest quarters: 340 sfTotal living area: 1,883 sf
The demand for two-bedroom designs appears to be increasing, perhaps due to record numbers of single women buying homes and Baby Boomers interested in downsizing. Even though many of these buyers will forego an extra bedroom, they are not willing to compromise on other areas of the home. Kitchens, master baths, and outdoor living spaces are expected to be just as grand as much larger homes.