National Association of Home Builders, June 14, 2010

Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #1 by James Casebere

Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #1 by James Casebere

After increasing continually for nearly three decades, the average size of single-family homes completed in the United States peaked at 2,521 square feet in 2007. It was essentially flat in 2008, then dropped in 2009, so that new single-family homes were almost 100 square feet smaller in 2009 than in 2007.

Small is still beautiful! Americans are proving this with a new trend toward smaller homes. This article from the NAHB has some great facts about the topic. Thanks to our friends at ZETA for pointing this out.