5 reasons why U.S. houses are still getting bigger

October 1, 2014

There have been several movements after the recession that promoted cutting back on belongings and making tiny homes in vogue. But U.S. houses are still getting bigger.

A blog on the Wall Street Journal shares 5 different trends that could explain why new housing construction is still getting bigger and bigger in the U.S. One thought is that the number of small and mid-sized homes is still abundant in the housing stock because of foreclosures. Another is that builders build based on demand, and data from both the NAHB and Trulia reveals that Americans want more – about 17 percent more space than they have.

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