McMansions anyone? New homes keep getting bigger and bigger

US-ECONOMY-CONSTRUCTION

Container houses? Mere blip. McMansions? Still popular.

New houses built in the U.S. were the largest ever in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Census. The median size of a new home was 2,467 square feet, up from 2,453 square feet in 2014. Houses got a bit smaller in the West and Midwest but expanded in the South and Northeast.

Intriguingly, lot sizes are shrinking. The typical new house was built on a 9,439-square-foot lot, down from 9,818 square feet in 2014.

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