[MCN] Affordable homes when builders build for the wealthy?

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Sat Jun 4 09:16:51 EDT 2016

Excerpt: The average size of newly built home 
continues to grow, although not as much as in 
previous years. It is now 2,687 square feet, 
according to the Census Bureau's annual survey of 
American housing. The census also says that 31 
percent of newly constructed homes are 3,000 
square feet or more.

New houses tend to be more expensive than used 
ones ("existing houses," as the industry terms 
them). Wealthy people are driving that new-house 
market, and builders are giving them what they 

"   Š  housing growth poses the main threat to 
protected areas in the United States whereas 
deforestation is the main threat in developing 

"US protected areas are increasingly isolated, 
housing development in their surroundings is 
decreasing their effective size  Š   "

PNAS. January 12, 2010.
Housing growth in and near United States 
protected areas limits their conservation value.
Volker C. Radeloff, Susan I. Stewart et al.

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