The median home size most highly desired among home shoppers is 2,226 square feet, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey.
The size of home most desired can vary greatly depending on the buyers’ age, race, and ethnicity, the study found.
As buyers’ ages increase, they tend to want less space, the study finds:
- Buyers younger than 35 said they most desire a home size of 2,494 square feet.
- Buyers 65 and older, they want a home that is 2,065 square feet.