June 5, 2014
NOBODY HAS IT HARDER THAN HIS DAD DID:
America's homes are bigger than ever (Les Christie, June 4, 2014, CNNMoney)
Posted by Orrin Judd at June 5, 2014 3:55 PMThe average size of homes built last year hit 2,600 square feet, an all-time high that surpassed even the housing bubble years, when homes averaged around 2,400 square feet, according to the Census Bureau. [...]Not only are the homes bigger, they have more rooms as well. There's the obligatory playroom, the home office, the den and the FROG, or family room over the garage.And, of course, few children have to bunk up in an older siblings' room these days. Only 59,000 homes built last year came with less than two bedrooms, compared with more than a quarter million with four bedrooms or more.