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Old 04-11-2005, 10:20 PM   #41
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With regard to the size of new houses, the May issue of Smart Money magazine has an article about the growing popularity of "smaller" middle-class luxury homes. Their use of the adjectives smaller and middle-class is relative, though. The first example they cite is a couple in Florida who traded down from a 4,700 square-foot home into "a new, $565,000 Spanish bungalow that's a modest 2,900 square feet." Not exactly the size or price range that comes to my mind when I think of a bungalow. While the article never actually defines what they consider to be small, all the houses mentioned are between 2000 to 3000 square feet. Quite a step up from my 1000 sq ft condo.
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Re: A House, not a Home
Old 04-12-2005, 05:34 AM   #42
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I remember the days when a family of 5 living in a 10 x 10 ft room, sharing one bath room and a kitchen with 7 other families.

I am sure I do not want to live that way again.
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