The median lot size of a new single-family detached home sold in 2015 dropped under 8,600 square feet for the first time since Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction started tracking that statistic. This is part of a national trend where both homes and lots are getting smaller. The median lot size for custom single-family homes (built on owner’s land with either the owner or a builder acting as the general contractor) started in 2015 was considerably larger at one acre.

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