• "Builders shrink home sizes"

    8 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    An interesting article by Nancy Sarnoff at the Houston Chronicle: Builders shrink home sizes to appeal to more buyers
    After years of catering to move-up buyers with substantial budgets, builders are introducing new models with lower price tags and smaller footprints - oftentimes the size of a two-bedroom apartment. They're doing so by building on smaller lots, skimping on high-end materials, such as granite and brick, and designing floor plans that eliminate formal dining and living rooms, foyers and other spaces that often go unused.
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