With married couples comprising less than 50% of all US households, home buyers are changing. A growing number of non-family households, according to a report from John Burns Real Estate Consulting are on the increase. Non-family households where no one is related to the house holder have increased nearly five times in the last 50 years from 7.9 to 39.2 million.
A lot of non-family households are looking at SMALL HOMES: preferring a home under 2500 sf with three or fewer bedrooms. LOCATION: the proximity to work and entertainment over home size and they are less interested in media rooms and pools.