Smaller homes are becoming more popular in Raleigh

When you are looking at some of the homes for sale in Raleigh-Durham, you might consider a smaller home. Small houses have numerous advantages and are becoming increasingly popular among homebuyers in Raleigh, and throughout the South.

According to the Triangle Business Journal, many people in the market for new houses aren't looking for "McMansions" any more. In order to save money and have a place more practical to heat, cool and even clean, they are are going for more modest living spaces. As a result, houses being built in the South are getting smaller, decreasing in square footage by 7 percent, down to an average of 2,393 square feet in the latest 2010 U.S. Census.

MSN Real Estate explains small houses have historically been the norm in the United States, with the average size of a home in 1950 at 983 square feet. Consider going back to yesteryear and buy a smaller house in the Raleigh-Durham area. With a small home you may splurge on nicer furniture and home decor, and enjoy the simple things in life.