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Forty Years of Bigger Houses

Monday, October 1, 2018

New single-family houses have been getting bigger, according to the Census Bureau. Those built in 2017 had a median of 2,426 sq. ft. of floor area. While this is not the record high, it's close. The record was set in 2015 when new single-family homes had a median of 2,467 sq. ft.

Median sq. ft. of floor area in new single-family houses
2017: 2,426
2016: 2,422
2015: 2,467 (record high)
2007: 2,277
1997: 1,975
1987: 1,755
1977: 1,610

Single-family homes built in 2017 are 51% larger than those built in 1977.

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Slower Growth Anticipated in Home Remodeling

Thursday, October 18, 2018

After several years of solid acceleration, annual growth in national home improvement and repair spending is expected to soften in 2019, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program...

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