Homebuyers Have "Conflicting Expectations"

In an article primarily featuring a couple who designed and built a 560 sq ft home, a developer says that homebuyers say they want smaller homes but still want big bedrooms.
December 21, 2011, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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Molly Glentzer reports:

"Satisfying a demand for more casual, open living/dining/kitchen spaces, builders can bring down a home's square footage slightly, but many buyers today want two master baths - no shared countertops - plus a second suite for in-laws, Holder said. They also want a study and a media room; and the bedrooms had better be 12-by-12 feet, not the 10-by-10-foot standard of a few years ago."

Glentzer also talks to the owner of Tiny Texas Houses, a company that builds small homes from recycled materials.

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Published on Sunday, December 18, 2011 in The Houston Chronicle
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