Monday, May 12, 2008

This Can Not Be Surprising . . .

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The smaller, better home is becoming more and more popular

In a February survey of potential home buyers by the National Association of Home Builders, 60 percent said they would rather have a smaller house with more amenities than vice versa. "In the past, people would say 'Give me space and I'll add the features later,' " says Gopal Ahluwalia, the NAHB's vice president of research. Newly built houses will have layouts that can "live bigger" than their square footage would suggest, with rooms that can do double duty, experts say.

You read here in my postings of May 23rd and July 6th, last, of this trend. If you missed those posts you may wish to read them now. Smaller lives better, greener and more cost effectively and reflects the changing demographics of our society.

9% of buyers are single men, 22% are single women. 60% of all home buyers have no children under 18.

Couple those facts with the trend toward smaller family sizes, and you get compelling reasons why smaller, better homes will become more and more popular.

Yours for the smaller, better home,