How Big are Your Square Feet?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner Texas License #590301

CNBC.com hRest in Peaceas reported on the, "Death of the McMansion."

McMansions, also known as Garage Mahals...are houses at 3,000 square feet and up. 

It was the building fashion in some cities and suburbs in the 2000 decade.  Huge, looming, expensive to heat and cool.

Did you know that the average home size in America in the 1960's was 1,200 square feet?

And that even in the 1980's it was only an average of 1,710 square feet?

But by the 2000's it had grown to an average of 2,330 square feet.

The building trends of the 2010 decade are expected to produce smaller, energy efficient homes.

Smaller even here in Texas, where "Go Big or Go Home" is a catch phrase!

But now what do we do with all these "Square Feet"? 

 

Comments (3)

Carla Dimond
CATARRA - Mountain View, CA
(Silicon Valley)

Barbara, I like a smaller home, less to maintain and heat or cool. 

Aug 20, 2010 04:00 AM
Barbara Birinyi
Quitman, TX
TX Real Estate Broker - Horse Property Specialist

Carla,  I sure do agree with you. 

I'm trying to get along with 900 sq ft right now!  But just by myself...no kids/husband. 

Of course, I have to have acreage for all the critters.  I think they have a bigger "carbon footprint" than I do. 

Have a good weekend.

Aug 20, 2010 04:55 AM
Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Barbara, I sure have thought about a smaller place and I do love our home but our yard is, one and a half acres of lawn upkeep.  The pool adds to a lot of time spent when we could be on a day trip.  Too many square feet for my square head.

Aug 20, 2010 02:42 PM