Super-sizing trend continues in real estate

Big homes, big lots gaining popularity with new-home buyers

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Large lot sizes and big houses are still gaining in popularity among buyers of new homes, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data on housing characteristics.

The “Characteristics of New Housing” report, released this month, found that the average size of a new single-family U.S. home sold last year grew 2 percent since 2004, to 2,414 square feet.