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According to a recent study* by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the recent housing downturn has changed what many Americans are looking for in their next home. Builders revealed their expectations for new homes in 2015. According to survey results, homes are looking smaller and more efficient.

74% of builders expect homes to be smaller in 2015.

2252 sq. ft. is the expected average size of new homes in 2015, which is 10% smaller than the average size of single-family homes in the first three quarters of last year.

68% of those surveyed expect homes to include more environmental features and technology.

4.4: On a scale of 1 (least likely) to 5 (most likely) builders anticipate more single-family homes to incorporate engineered wood beams, joists, or trusses as features.

52% of builders expect the living room to be merged with other spaces in the home by 2015; 30% said it will vanish entirely.

*According to NAHB Study: THE NEW HOME IN 2015

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