Downsizing Trend in Retreat as Big Houses Make a Comeback

Minneapolis — Sprawling single-family houses, spurned just a few years ago by buyers, are back. And they’re bigger than ever. For the first time, the average size of a new single-family home built in the United States topped 2,600 square feet in 2014. About a third of the houses built last year were larger than 3,000 square feet. “You have seen the homes just growing bigger and bigger and bigger,” said Teresa St. Amant, a Twin Cities...

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