The McMansion era is over – or at least on hold.
"The average size of new homes has been trending down since 2007. And so have Americans' views on the size of their dream home, according to a new survey released by Trulia, a real estate website. ...
"In the mild 1990-91 recession, the median size of new single-family homes declined ..., according to Census Bureau data (.pdf). Then in 1992, it began a 16-year climb to record highs. ..."
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