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Are Small Homes Making a Comeback?

According to a recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) American’s are looking for smaller homes. Perhaps the days of buying homes that are as large as we can possibly afford are dwindling. The average size of new homes has actually been dropping for the last few years. 
There are many benefits to living in a small home that you may not have considered. 

  • Utilities and home improvement projects will cost less. The fewer square feet that you have to factor into the equation the more money you’ll save.
  • With a smaller home, each room is more accessible and convenient to clean, maintain and move around in.
  • When you save money on the purchase or construction of a smaller home, you’ll be able to spend more when it’s time for updating – which means higher quality upgrades. 

In addition to smaller homes in general 68% of builders surveyed said that homes in 2015 will include more green features and technology including low-E windows; engineered wood beams, joists or tresses; water-efficient features such as dual-flush toilets or low-flow faucets; and an Energy Star rating for the whole house.

These are good things to keep in mind when buying a home or building your dream home. It is important to consider how and where you spend your time in your home to discover the best floor plan for your lifestyle. 

Until next time,
Suncrest Team