Home Size in Today’s Real Estate Market

There are many reasons why people move: from job changes, to schools, to lifestyle desires such as urban or rural living. But did you know that over 60% of Americans wish to downsize their home? Home size is a major factor for owners, renters, and house hunters alike. Only 32% of Americans would choose a home the same size as the one in which they currently live. And among affluent Americans, 53% wish to downsize.

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According to AEI, the average American home today is 1,000 square feet larger than a typical home in 1973. Put differently, home sizes have doubled in the past 40 years.

How much does home size matter to you? Would you prefer a smaller or larger home than your current residence? Join the conversation in the comments section below!

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