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Newly Built Homes are Noticeably Smaller


According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, builders are cutting the cost
of materials and construction and reducing the purchase price of new homes by
shrinking them.

These homes have tighter living spaces. Gone are living rooms in
favor of family rooms. Dining rooms and space for a table in the kitchen are
replaced by a larger kitchen island, which can also be the centerpiece for
entertaining. Bathtubs are replaced by showers.

The average unit for new housing starts has decreased 10% nationally to 2,420
square feet, according to Livabl by Zonda, a listing platform for new construction
homes. There is also an increase in attached homes—1,500 to 1,700 square-foot

If you are interested in smaller homes or newly constructed properties drop me a line. I am happy to help with your search!

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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