Better times mean bigger homes for Sacramento-area buyers - Real Estate - The Sacramento Bee: For years now, urban planners have predicted that homebuyers would opt for smaller houses in more urban-style neighborhoods when the real estate market recovers.
That's true for some. But with housing the cheapest it has been in decades, some buyers are returning to the large suburban tract homes that were hallmarks of the housing boom.
Homebuilders and housing experts say sales of larger homes have picked up in recent months, driven by customer demand.
Urban planning seems to assume the housing market aspires to urban living. Not necessarily.