The Psychology Of McMansions

The building of McMansions might be leveling off nationally, but in the D.C. area, bigger is definitely still better.
November 22, 2005, 7am PST | Brenda Meyer
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"In the Washington region, average incomes are among the highest in the nation. Low interest rates, 100 percent financing and the money that people can make from selling their homes in a booming market have made buying a larger one affordable for more people, whose appetite for space, builders say, seems insatiable.

But why?

In a way, the green frontiers of suburbia are imprinted with visions of perpetual self-improvement in the form of ever-expanding houses that seem at times dreamed into existence, as builders have honed their ability to anticipate people's desires."

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Published on Sunday, November 20, 2005 in The Washington Post
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