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New Home Trends - 2400 to 2999 Sq Ft Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 @ 08:12 AM

Trends in Mid-Sized New Homes

Are New Homes Getting Smaller?

There have been a number of reports that the average new home is shrinking.   But an average is an interesting thing.  An average of a group of numbers can get lower through a wide variety of different situations.   Here are a few examples:
  • Fewer "extra large" new homes are built, but no change is made in other size homes.
  • Fewer "large" new homes are built, and more "small" new homes are built.
  • The same amount of "large" new homes are built, but more "small" new homes are built.
  • The size of every home built is reduced.

Let's look at the percent distribution of new homes in the 2400 to 2999 sq ft range, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and see what we can learn about today's new homes.
 

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  • There is a higher percentage of homes 2400 to 2999 sq ft being built than in 1999 and 2000.
  • The percentage of new homes in this size range is equal to the percentage in 2001 to 2003.
  • The percentage of new homes built in this size range INCREASED in 2010 vs 2008 and 2009.
  • The boom year of 2006 had the largest percentage of new homes in this size range.  

Keep in mind, new homes include townhomes, detached homes, and other single family homes.  Find out more about what's happening in other home sizes below:

Raleigh New Homes - Most Popular 2400 to 2999 Square Foot Home Designs:

Check out some of Raleigh's most popular new home designs.

new homes raleigh nc, 2012 new home trends, average new home size Video Tour - "The Lowery", 2550 Sq Ft, Stone and Hardi, First Floor Master and Keeping Room

Video Tour - "The Worthington", 2584 Sq Ft, Southern Charm Exterior, Contemporary Interior

Video Tour - "The Bakersfield", 2584 Sq Ft, Wrap Around Front Porch, Master with Private Sitting Room

Video Tour - "The Brogan", 2613 Sq Ft, Craftsman with Built Ins Throughout

Video Tour - "The Coventry", 2807 Sq Ft, Brick Main Floor Master Home with Soaring Keeping Room

More New Home Size Trend Topics:

New Home Size Trends - What's Happened over 40 Years?

2012 New Home Trends - Homes 1799 Square Feet and Smaller 

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes from 1800 to 2399 Square Feet  

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes from 2400 to 2999 Square Feet

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes from 3000 to 3999 Square Feet

2012 New Home Trends - Trends in Homes 4000+ Square Feet

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