Size does matter: Houston homes second largest in U.S.Size does matter: Houston homes second largest in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=20622015-01-07T11:34:00Z2015-01-07T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - With a median size of 1,900 sf, homes in the Houston area are the second largest in the nation, according to recent study released by 24/7 Wall St.

"Unlike many other areas with larger-than-average homes, the housing market in the Houston area is relatively affordable," the report notes.

A typical home in the area had an estimated price of just $75 per sf, one of the lower figures nationwide. Put another way, a median-sized home with 1,900 sf of living space typically costs less than $145,000.

The study says the Greater Houston households earned $57,366 in 2013 — among the highest figures statewide and more than the national median household income of $52,250.

The report based its findings on median square footage in the 200 largest core-based statistical areas (CBSAs).

Taking a look at the top ten areas ranked by median size of the average home.

1. Provo-Orem, Utah, 1,980 median sf;
2. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Tex., 1,900 median sf;
3. Colorado Springs, Colo., 1,899 median sf;
4. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga., 1,872 median sf;
5. Raleigh, N.C., 1,871 median sf;
6. Boulder, Colo., 1,865 median sf;
7. Greely, Colo., 1,854 median sf;
8. Fort Collins, Colo., 1,851 median sf;
9. Austin-Round Rock, Tex., 1,837 median sf; and 
10. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Tex., 1,828 median sf.

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