From established urban neighborhoods to sprawling suburbs, houses all across America are getting bigger. While the average size of newly constructed single family homes has fluctuated over the years.
The trend toward larger houses is apparent. Over the past two years of the pandemic, working from home has led people to reevaluate their housing requirements. As the end to separate work areas from
living spaces became clear, many chose to either add on to their existing home or move to a bigger house. But this trend actually began years before the pandemic. According to Freddie Mac, the U.S. Census Bureau's
Survey of Construction shows "in 1990, 29% of new single-family homes completed had four or more bedrooms. That share had increased to 43% by 2019 (pre-pandemic) and further increased to 44% by 2020.
Ironically, while the size of our houses has grown, the size of our families has decreased. Since 1940, the U.S. has seen a 16% decrease in people per household, reports TheZebra.com Ideally, rising construction of
larger homes will begin to uncramp living conditions for many American looking for more space.
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Jennifer grew up in the historic town of Madison in southern Indiana. Jennifer's family always had Real Estate interests. Both her father and grandmother own multiple properties she helped maintain while growing up and her uncle owns a successful Real Estate firm across the river in Nicholasville Kentucky. It was in her blood.
RE/MAX MountainView was a new firm in Gainesville, Virginia and Jennifer was hired as the receptionist. It quickly became apparent she had ambitions and talents well beyond answering telephones. She moved on to bookkeeping and agent hand holding and then to Office Administrative Manager. She earned her Real Estate license in 2001 and began dealing with clients and customers first hand. It was into xicating.
The Real Estate office was sold in 2008 and Jennifer moved to Cincinnati and began working as a Realtor
It's not all work in Cincinnati. There is a new baseball team to root for. There is her daughter's new school to volunteer at. And she is a Field and Suicide Prevention Advocate with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention where she is very active, volunteering and participating in fund-raising events throughout and the annual trip to Capitol Hill to further the cause.
First and foremost, after family, is client care. Jennifer loves Real Estate. She treats her clients like family, guiding them and helping them to make wise decisions and smoothing all the bumps in the road to home ownership. She says, "The best feeling is seeing their smiling faces when they receive the keys to their new homes."