FOR TOO LONG
, the McMansion was the symbol of success in this country, but Americans are finally coming to the conclusion that bigger isn’t better. The average new home size in America peaked at 2,479 square feet in 2007, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Since then, the trend has started to reverse. In 2010, real estate research firm Trulia found that the median “ideal home size” for Americans had declined to around 2,100 square feet, and a third of survey respondents reported that their preference was less than 2,000 square feet.