Hip Ranches? Not in the Northeast

In the Northeast, where land costs are high and expectations are high, the most cost-effective way to build is to build up.

According to a recently released 2004 US Census Bureau report, in the Northeast 79 percent of single-family houses built are two or more stories, and just 21 percent are one level. That is a dramatic change from 30 years ago, when housing starts for one-story and two-story houses were at 45 percent each.

Thanks to Mike Lydon

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