Pop quiz! What does the number 2,467 have to do with real estate? Is it: the dollar amount of the average mortgage payment; the average number of times a homeowner visits a home improvement store in a single month; or the median square footage of new-construction homes built last year?
If you guessed the final option, you’re right! According to U.S. Census Bureau data, single-family homes built in 2015 had a median square footage of 2,467. It’s a little nugget of data that reflects the American homebuyer’s ever-increasing demand for more living space (fun fact: the figure has steadily risen since 1973, when 1,525 square feet was the average house size).
But not all square footage is created (or priced!) equal, however, and this collection of 2,500-square-foot homes — from Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to Texas Hill Country — is proof.