Homebuyers are spending more and looking for more room. Citing data from the National Association of Home Builders, The Wall Street Journal reports the average house size increased from 2,660 square feet in 2014 to 2,720 square feet last year. Almost half of the new houses started last year had four or more bedrooms. As a result, prices are going up, too. The average price of a new home last year rose to $351,000-an increase of $100,000 in just six years. The average size of a new house during the financial crisis of 2008 was about 2,360 square feet. One fly in the ointment is that bigger houses and higher price tags are keeping younger buyers from entering the market. Read More