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In Davie: Roughly 27,000 more square feet than you really need
In Davie: Roughly 27,000 more square feet than you really need

For South FLA Homebuyers, Small is the New Large

South Florida homebuyers who can afford to buy mansions are opting to buy, well, un-mansions, according to a story on yesterday's

huliq.com.

Huliq reached its conclusion by looking at home sales in South Florida and studying census figures: Turns out the average size of a new single family home declined by about 62 square feet over a two year period, "the first significant drop in home sizes in 14 years." There were also far more homes on the market in Boca, Delray, and Lauderdale priced from $500,000 to over $1 million, indicating a glut. Luxury homes, huliq says, "are piling up."

Downsized in Lake Worth: Let the bidding wars begin!
Downsized in Lake Worth: Let the bidding wars begin!
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We have good news for families looking to downsize though, to a charming 1/2 bed 1/2 bath. In Lake Worth, for example, there are plenty of iddy biddy widdle houses for sale, like the one at left. These have many of the compact advantages of your typical trailer-park trailer, except without the hookup fees. While they lack "entertainment wings" like the Davie spread pictured above, we've found that a clean white sheet hung from a tree makes a great outdoor movie screen. Your family can rest assured that since most of these historic Lilliputian digs were built in the '20s and '30s, they've safely weathered many a hurricane. But it's a seller's market for these babies, so you'd better move fast.

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